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Mental Health Therapy in Orem, Utah
Where We're Located
Our Orem Counseling Center is located near the entrance of Provo Canyon on 800 North.
We also provide couples and individual therapy for Provo, Lindon, Vinyard, Midway and Heber, Utah.
Our Staff Is Dedicated to Improving Your Health
Madison Zundel - MA, LMFT
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Madison Zundel enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals who are exploring who they want to be in their relationships. Her approach confronts patterns head on, fostering growth in complex relationships quickly. She has a unique ability to connect with children and teenagers at a deep emotional level which allows them to explore their emotions responsibly. She uses humor and pop culture to create an environment where they can feel understood, and learn a vocabulary for their new experiences.
Madison sees therapy as an opportunity to experience authentic relationships with people, creating a butterfly effect for a more grounded and resilient life. She believes that we experience ourselves through our relationships. She creates an environment where clients increase compassion and acceptance of self and others. Madison encourages creative problem solving, you will have new experiences you didn’t even see as possible.
She utilizes child centered play therapy allowing children to process emotions in their own emotional language and provide a safe place to practice setting limits to express emotions responsibly. Through this language of play the lines of communication between parent and child are opened. She has training from Garry Landreth the creator of child centered play therapy.
Madison practices EMDR utilizing natural neurological processing similar to (REM) sleep. Which can be valuable to clients who have experienced a traumatic event or a traumatic relationship that gets stuck and creates emotional reactivity that doesn’t fit with the present moment. She has completed EMDR basic training and is accruing hours toward EMDR Certification.
Madison completed her Bachelor of science in family studies, and continued her education at Argosy University graduating with a Master of Arts in marriage and family therapy. When not working or continuing her education she enjoys hiking…more like strolling through tall pine trees, boating, camping, cooking and eating food with lots of salt and butter, enjoying time with family and friends.
Triston Morgan- PhD, LMFT
Dr. Triston Morgan, originally from Glide, Oregon, received his Masters degree from Loma Linda University and his Doctorate degree from Brigham Young University both in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). He has focused his research, training and clinical practice on addictions and adolescent treatment and has published in peer review journals.
In 2006, he began specializing in adolescent and family treatment in troubled teen programs in Utah. Since 2002, Dr. Morgan has been working with adolescents, families and couples. Dr. Morgan has trained and developed clinicians for the past several years. He has taught MFT Masters and Doctoral students at Northcentral University and Brigham Young University.
Dr. Morgan is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Utah and is a director at the Center for Couples and Families.
Phil Scoville- MS, LMFT
Phil Scoville is the Clinical Director at the Center for Couples and Families. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Utah. Originally from Delta, Utah, he has received his Masters degree from Loma Linda University in Marriage and Family Therapy. He worked on Post-Master’s specialized training for anxiety disorders at Brigham Young University. He has worked in community health clinics, residential treatment, and wilderness programs beginning in 2004. He has a passion for working with adolescents, young adults, and couples. Phil grew up with high awareness of health issues; his father was a Chiropractor. He enjoys the outdoors (camping and rock climbing) and sports (football, basketball, water polo and swimming). He enjoys spending time with his wife and six children
Bethany Keenan - MS, LAMFT
Bethany Keenan is originally from Manchester, Michigan. She received her bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, both from Brigham Young University. She has a background in couples therapy and teenage mental health. She has conducted research involving the analysis therapeutic interventions and successful termination of couples therapy. She presented a clinical project regarding the treatment of non-suicidal self-injury in teenagers.
Bethany strongly believes in creating healing for parents, children, spouses, and individuals.
She strives to help adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, self-injury, marital conflict, and other difficulties and adjustments that occur in family life. Bethany believes in helping clients build greater self-compassion and healthier thought patterns. She is also passionate about facilitating greater connection and support in families and couples so that individuals, with the help of the therapist, can begin to overcome the obstacles in their lives. Bethany and her husband reside in Orem. She loves reading, musicals, singing, and story-telling with her family.
Rachel Brown - LAMFT
Rachel is originally from upstate New York, and has spent the past 10+ years in Utah. She received her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University. Rachel believes in working collaboratively with clients as they pursue deeper connections, resolve conflict, and find healing, self-compassion, and growth. She utilizes Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in her work with individuals, couples, and families. Rachel is particularly interested in working with women’s issues, faith transitions, LGBTQIA+ wellness, body image issues and intuitive eating, and depression and anxiety. Outside of the therapy room, Rachel is a mother to 3 kids, plus 1 dog, 2 cats, and a fish. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, crocheting, visiting new restaurants with her family, and baking.
Brock Sumner, PhD
Brock Sumner is a couples therapist. He is a Hoosier and grew up in Fort Wayne Indiana. Brock earned a B.S. from Ball State University in 2014 majoring in Psychology and minoring in Counseling and Sociology.
After working and gaining insight into the power of his knowledge he knew he wanted to specialize in creating stronger relationships for couples and families. He earned his MA from Gonzaga University in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2016. He completed his doctoral studies at Brigham Young University Studying Marriage and Family Therapy.
While studying at BYU he discovered his passion for researching what makes a satisfying relationship for couples and is currently analyzing the role that recreation plays in couples lives. Clinically, Brock has worked with couples and families in community mental health care, in-home, and outpatient settings.
In his spare time he enjoys hiking, backpacking, and camping in the Wasatch and beyond.
Kaelie Lemmon Wagner – MA, LAMFT
Kaelie Lemmon Wagner, originally from Bluebell, Utah, received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Family Studies. She completed her Master’s degree at Utah Valley University and is currently obtaining a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy at Brigham Young University. She has a background in crisis situations and behavioral therapy with children and teens. She has published an article with United Families International, emphasizing the role of love and connection in the change process.
In 2014, she began working in the medical field as both a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Since 2014, Kaelie has been working in trauma and crisis situations and recognizes the huge impact that the physiological body has on relationships and mental health. In 2017, Kaelie began working with children and teens diagnosed with Autism as a Behavior Technician. Her education and training in both behavioral therapy and the medical field have led her to have a deep understanding of the cross-over of physical and mental health and the complexity of children’s experiences and thought processes, which influences her personal approach working with clients. She loves spending time with her family, exploring in the outdoors, reading, and playing card games.
Lisa Hansen - PhD, LMFT
Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned an M.S. and Ph.D. from BYU in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is an educational speaker on relationships, depression, anxiety and community/family support for marginalized youth and has been featured as the voice of mental health research on Mormon Matters podcasts. She specializes in couple and family distress, including issues of trust, power and emotion in relationships, alcohol and substance abuse, and best outcomes for families and individuals. She is an LGBTQ-positive therapist and welcomes clients of all sexual orientations. She and her husband, Bill, are the parents of seven children and a few extras.
Sam Major – MS, LMFT
Sam was born and raised in Orem, Utah where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University. He later earned his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago. Before becoming a therapist, he worked as a life coach at an in-patient treatment center for at-risk boys and an HR supervisor for a staffing agency. He has been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Utah since 2018, specializing in treating clients struggling with pornography addiction, behavioral disorders with adolescent males, depression, anxiety, marital conflict, spiritual identity, and other common concerns that bring people to therapy. His research interests include marital effects on and treatment approaches for problematic pornography use, and critically analyzing the philosophical assumptions and implications of modern approaches in psychology and psychotherapy.
Dr. Tim Lowe - Ph.D, LMFT, SUDC, AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Tim Lowe, originally hails from Colorado. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Substance Use Disorder Counselor in the state of Utah. He received a Master’s degree from Brigham Young University in Family Life Education and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. He also received his PhD. in psychology from Brigham Young University. He is an approved marriage and family therapy supervisor as well as a licensed Arbinger Presenter. He has worked with adolescent and young adults and their parents as wilderness therapist for 15 years and in residential treatment for 13 years. He enjoys the outdoor (camping, rappelling, survival skills, and Mountain climbing). He lived in Israel for 6 months studying Hebrew, religious studies and the Arab-Israeli culture. His family has a rather strange tradition: When his children graduated from high school, he and his wife take them skydiving. He enjoys spending times with his wife, five children and growing number of grandchildren.
RaeAnn H. Teichert - MS, LAMFT
RaeAnn H. Teichert received her bachelor’s degree in Marriage and Family Studies from Brigham Young University – Idaho and her master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. During the latter, she was involved in research regarding the relationship between technology, intimate partner violence, and Stockholm Syndrome. She presented on Solution Focused Brief Therapy at a conference in Montreal, Canada. She has received training in EMDR and Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She is also passionate about working with children and adolescents.
RaeAnn is originally from Washington state. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, cross-stitching, playing board games, and watching movies with her husband.
Paige Gifford, MFTI
Paige Gifford grew up in sunny San Diego, California. She moved to Utah for college seven years ago and has since then learned to tolerate Utah's snowy winters. Paige received her bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Family Life. Paige is currently working on her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Utah Valley University. Paige is an intern therapist at Center for Couples and Families.
Paige is particularly interested in working with couples, young adults, adolescents, and their families. She is interested in working with those who struggle to manage anxiety and depression. Paige has worked in various capacities that have developed her interest in these areas, including her work as a mentor at a residential treatment center for teens, a healthy sexuality research assistant, and as an assistant at a memory care and assisted living facility.
Paige enjoys playing pickleball in summer and trying her best to not fall down the mountain while skiing during the winter. She also enjoys expressing herself through dance and art.
Claire Wright, MFTI
Claire Wright is originally from Mesa, Arizona. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies with an emphasis in Human Development from Brigham Young University. Claire is currently receiving her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah Valley University and is an intern therapist.
Claire believes in the power of finding one’s potential and finds joy in aiding others through their journey of discovery. She has had many experiences abroad advocating and helping others unlock their power of potential. Claire’s focus of treatment includes working with individuals, couples, and families dealing with mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. She has an interest in premarital counseling and play therapy.
In her free time, she enjoys being outside in the sunshine, going to the lake or beach, traveling, experiencing other cultures and admiring old architecture, listening to old jazz, and spending time with her family and friends.
Laura Davies, MFTI
Laura Davies is originally from Chapel Hill, NC. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies with an emphasis in Human Development from Brigham Young University and has remained in Utah ever since. Laura is currently receiving her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University and is an intern therapist.
Laura passionately believes in relationships and realizing potential. She believes that beauty can be found in uniqueness and imperfection, and that change is the only constant in life. She is particularly interested in working with couples on reinvigorating relationships and creating deeper connections, as well as parents and families struggling with children. Laura has worked with adolescents and their families, many of whom suffered from depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. She is also deeply invested in helping others navigate faith transitions and crises.
Some of Laura’s hobbies include exploring new places, gardening, and mostly failing to learn Hungarian. She also enjoys arranging and performing violin music, rock climbing, and starting way more books than she will ever finish!
Brian Johnson, MMFT, LAMFT
Brian Johnson, from Lindon, Utah, is a licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in family studies from BYU and his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Dixie State University with an emphasis in working with children. Life gave Brian an honorary degree in family studies as well! As a young child his aunt and uncle passed away in an accident, giving Brian a painfully real experience with family conflict, grief, mental health, and trauma, but also healing. After more than 20 years his family continues to embrace the joy and purpose of navigating such a tragic event. This has led Brian to have a passion for working with families of young children, couples, grief, trauma, and relational issues.
Brian enjoys many different hobbies as a way of learning about himself and the world around him, and to connect with his family and friends (and clients). These hobbies include singing, piano, triathlons, architecture and design, and many others.
Jessica Westover, LMFT
Jessica Westover grew up in Modesto, CA. She received both her bachelor's degree in Family Studies and Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. While at BYU, she did research on newlywed couple adjustment, empathy in therapy, and bipolar disorder treatment with family therapy. Jessica loves working with couples and individuals, and teaching them skills that empower them to improve their lives. She is passionate about helping people change for the better. She believes that gaining insight from past experiences and healing from trauma can be an important step in moving forward. Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, listening to music, cooking, trying new foods, and being outside.