Jesse Yarger, BCBA, LBA

Licensed Behavioral Analyst

Clinical Director

Jesse Yarger has worked with children and adolescents with autism and related disabilities since 2007. He earned his master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Auburn University in 2012. In addition to supporting families of children with autism, Jesse’s professional interests are using behavior-analytic approaches to teach toileting and promote healthy sleep habits.

Amanda Gonzales, BCBA, ACMHC

Behavioral Analyst &

Mental Health Therapist

Amanda is a master level therapist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has over 7 years’ experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and specializes in treating individuals with Autism and comorbid disorders such as Anxiety, OCD and mood disorders. Amanda completed her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix, and a Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College. She has extensive training in social skills development and treating moderate to severe problem behaviors. She enjoys working with children of all ages, and their parents to implement comprehensive care.

Jennifer Mosher, BCaBA

Assistant Behavior Analyst

Jennifer graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in humanities. She was a writing tutor in college, taught elementary education in Mainland China, and has tutored adults getting their GED. She finished her BCaBA training at Florida Institute of Technology and is currently working on a master's degree in Special Education at Arizona State University. She loves working with children of all abilities. Her personal interests include health, fitness, travel, and spending time with family and friends.

Natalee Fristrup, LCMHC

Tier 2 Mental Health Therapist

Program Manager of Teen Programming

After being a stay-at-home mom for three fabulous kids, Natalee Fristrup returned to school to achieve her dream of graduating from college. Natalee’s deep desire to assist individuals overcome their personal obstacles motivated her to earn a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Utah State University and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Westminster College. Natalee has extensive experience treating clients with dissociative disorders, personality disorders, trauma, and abuse.

Alyson Gardner, LCSW

Tier 2 Mental Health Therapist

Alyson Gardner, CSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a Bachelors in Social Work, minor in Sociology from Weber State University. She received her Masters of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. Alyson  specializes in assessment and research based therapies.

Her work specializes in all family issues across the board, with extensive knowledge and training with ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, ODD, PTSD, trauma and personality disorders.

Breanna Nelson, MS, CCC-SLP

Tier 2 Speech-Language Pathologist

Breanna Nelson, MS, CCC-SLP is a Utah licensed and ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association) certified speech-language pathologist with 12 years experience. She received her bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and master’s degree from Gallaudet University. She has a wide range of experience evaluating and treating populations with a variety of diagnoses and all ages. She also has experience providing services via telehealth, a new effective and convenient way to provide therapy.Breanna loves working with her patients to provide quality assessment and therapy that is driven by patient and caregiver goals. She also provides coaching, education, and support services to caregivers.

Heather Traeden, MS, BCaBA, RBT

Services Coordinator

Heather has a master's degree in human development and social policy from the University of Utah and hopes to coninue her education to gain a Ph.D. in psychology in the next few years. She has worked with children for over 16 years in a variety of capacities including Child Life Specialist, preschool owner and director, and RBT. She also helped created and has served as a board member for LPA, a local charter school, for the past 12 years. Heather loves children and believes strongly in providing opportunities for and supporting each child's power to acheive their full potential. 

Casey O'Quinn, BCBA, LBA

Behavior Analyst

Casey is a master-level therapist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has three years’ experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and has worked with children and adults with autism since 2011. She completed her Master of Education in Child Studies and Applied Behavior Analysis from Vanderbilt University and has extensive training in social skill development, functional communication skill development, and treating moderate to severe problem behaviors. Casey loves working with children of all ages and has a special interest in working with parents of children with autism.

Jessica Todd,  LCMHC

Tier 2 Mental Health Therapist

Program Manager of

Children & Tween Programming

Jessica Todd, LCMHC has extensive experience working with youth and their families in a variety of partial hospitalization and residential facilities, emphasizing behavioral interventions, play, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral, and attachment based approaches. With a passion for helping to increase quality of life for others.

She has the privilege of working with a wide variety of age groups including children, adolescents, and adults in individual, group, and family therapy contexts. Jessica specializes in working with individuals with autism, sensory processing disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, ODD, ADHD/ADD, and other mood disorders. 

Lyndsey Evans, Ph.D.

Tier 2 Psychologist &

Postdoctoral Fellow

Manager of Outreach & Development

Lyndsey Evans, Ph.D., earned her doctorate from The University of Northern Colorado, where her research focused on psychological well-being, parenting, and emotional expression.  She has experience evaluating and providing therapeutic services to preschool, elementary, and junior high students within the school and clinical settings.   Dr. Evans has worked with students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, emotional regulation difficulties, and anxiety and mood disorders.  Additionally, Dr. Evans has provided individual and group therapy to women experiencing mood and anxiety disorders within the perinatal period.  

While currently specializing in evaluative services for children and adolescents, Dr. Evans is completing her postdoctoral fellowship and is receiving supervision to expand her assessments and therapeutic services to adult clients. 

Nick Mathis, ACMHC

Tier 2 Mental Health Therapist

Nick Mathis, a ACMHC mental health counselor, graduated with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Human Services from the University of Phoenix. He is currently continuing his education there and eagerly anticipates graduating with honors with a Master's Degree in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in August of 2018. Nick has education and training in diverse counseling areas, including human growth and development and family, couples, individual, adolescent, and child counseling. Other areas of education include group work, substance abuse, and career development.

Giannina Fuentes, CSW

Tier 2 Mental Health Therapist

Giannina Fuentes, CSW, earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology (2010) and a master’s degree in social work (2017), both from University of Utah. In graduate school, she has completed two internships, one of them with Community Health Centers and the other one with Child and Family Empowerment Services, where she served children, adolescents, adults and families. Giannina had the opportunity to work with range of personal and family problems including childhood and adult trauma, domestic violence, conduct disorder, anxiety, depression, stress, and relationships. She also worked extensively with children and family of all ages as a child welfare worker for DCFS, and with children with autism, ADHD and people with disabilities.

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415 South Medical Drive, Suite D101, Bountiful, UT 84010 

327 West Gordon Avenue, Suite 1, Layton, UT 84041

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