Dr. Brian D. Petrovich
I am a board-certified clinical licensed Psychologist with a broad knowledge of psychological problems and issues. Therapy approach comes from training at the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology and the Alfred Adler Institute. A primary focus of my current practice is providing individual testing/evaluations that fit each unique person and situation. I subscribe to using evidenced-based therapy with a philosophy of accepting individuals for who they are and where they are in life. The goals of therapy are to guide patients to overcome psychological obstacles while meeting their personal goals, aspirations, and expectations.
As part of my military service in the Army and Air Force, I understand the unique nature of military life and can assist in adjusting and working through the unique military environment. Further, I utilize Cognitive Processing Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for PTSD and have found it to be one of the most effective treatments to reduce the symptoms of PTSD.
Christina Franco, LCSW
As a parent of two wonderfully challenging kids herself, Christina loves working with parents and kids. One of her most important skills is her ability to offer creative, and simple solutions to help create more peace and connection at home. She will also assist couples increase their level of communication with one another and find more positive ways to express feelings to each other. She has experience helping you identify core issues and gain skills to create positive relationship change. Additionally, Christina is adept at helping adults who have been abused as children and helping children find their voice and strength in knowing what to do in difficult situations. She has also worked successfully with families and survivors of community violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault/abuse. Through this experience, she is able to understand the complexity of emotions that often accompany trauma. Christina is trained and has experience using many evidenced based treatment to include EMDR.
Although Christina has extensive experience as a mental health therapist, she views each new client as a unique individual with his or her own specific personality, perspectives and challenges. Whether she uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Insight Oriented Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy or Mindfulness, she strives to create a safe, nurturing, confidential relationship which is the foundation of any good counseling therapy. Christina is a native of North Ogden, Utah and graduated with her bachelor degree in social work from Weber State University in 2005 and her Masters degree in social work from Utah State University in 2011. She is currently practices mental health therapy in Utah as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Nathanael Peeler, CMHC
Nathanael served in the military for 14 years and works well with Veterans, Active Military, Couples, Individuals, children, adolescents as well as families. Using evidence based practices such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems), Mindfulness and other modalities to decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma improving quality of life.
“Having been all over the world, and having been submersed in many different cultures I believe gives me a unique ability to understand the dynamics of many different cultures. I pride myself on being a multicultural counselor. Understanding the culture of military families and the issues Veterans face is also something I am very familiar with having lived that life for many years.”
Ginger Jones, CMHC
I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with experience working with clients of all ages, from preschoolers to adults. I use evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, behavior management, parent education, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy as I collaborate with my clients to determine the best course of treatment.
I have extensive experience working with children and teens who struggle with anger, defiance, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, school issues, family conflict, or trauma. I believe in working with children and teens to help them develop the skills and tools they need to be successful, while also working with the caregivers to know how best to support them.
I know that starting therapy can seem like a stressful and daunting task. I strive to create an environment that helps clients feel comfortable and supported so that they can begin making progress toward their goals and improving their overall quality of life.