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Our Therapists
 

Choosing the right therapist is essential in making progress and major life changes. All the research points out that it is the therapeutic relationship that makes the difference in making positive changes in one’s life. We have a variety of therapists with different life experiences and backgrounds which helps us to match a client’s needs with the right person to facilitate change.  Feel free to interview our therapists to see if the match is right for you and your issues. Meet our therapists below.

Our therapists offer a variety of clinical approaches to match the therapeutic needs of the people we serve.

 

 
Karen Malm

Karen Malm, PhD

Karen Malm is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a psychologist working in a variety of settings from inpatient facilities to schools to working with families in their homes and with a wide array of psychological issues and behavioral concerns. As the executive director of Summit Community Counseling, Karen fulfills a lifelong dream of developing a team of experienced therapists who are like minded in offering high quality services to individuals and families with an attachment perspective and strong behavioral skills. Karen has worked with a variety of clients from very young to geriatric, with a host of issues, and with a variety of disabilities and needs. She shows a flexibility in her approach to work with each client as an individual who deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. Karen provides thorough psychological and neuropsychological assessments to understand the person and their strengths and barriers. She is skilled in working with children with reactive attachment disorder, adults and children with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and with therapy issues related to day to day life issues. Karen is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Karen provides psychological assessments statewide.

 
James Knorr, PhD

James Knorr, PhD

James (Jamie) Knorr is a licensed psychologist from Salt Lake City. Jamie earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Utah in 2015. He completed a neuropsychological residency at the Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center in Salt Lake City. He previously worked as a school psychologist. His professional interests include neuropsychological assessments and intervention for children, adolescents, and adults with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Autism Spectrum, ADHD, Specific Learning Disorders), Internalizing/ Personality Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia Spectrum), Disruptive Disorders (Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders), Psycho-Oncology, and disorders with genetic etiology.

Jamie is a published author for the widely popular Tough Kid series, several articles related to disruptive behaviors and Autism, and a chapter on Childhood Schizophrenia. He serves on the board of the Huntsman-Intermountain Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care Program.

In his personal time, Jamie enjoys being active with his wife and two dogs. He is an avid golfer, hiker, and amateur astronomer.

 
Justin Potts, PhD

Justin Potts, PsyD

Justin Potts is a licensed Psychology Resident from Salt Lake City. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah in 2009 and his PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in 2018. He completed his internship at Southern Utah University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). His professional interests include individual and group intervention as well as neuropsychological assessments with adults and adolescence with a wide array of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Justin works from a Gestalt orientation, prefers to work from a non-pathologizing standpoint, and enjoys helping people find satisfaction and balance in their lives through experimentation and increased self-awareness.

 
Brian Cherry

Brian Cherry, CMHC

Brian Cherry is a Clinical Mental Heath Counselor with over 15 years of experience assisting individuals, families and groups work through difficult life challenges. He is passionate about helping people overcome barriers leading to a stronger, happier and healthier sense of self. His specialties include substance abuse, domestic violence and trauma-focused treatments.

Brian is father to three children and finds this to be his greatest reward. He is an avid skier, runner, hiker and camper.

 

 
Meghan Elkins

Meghan Elkins, AFMT

Meghan is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Master in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from California Lutheran University in 2013. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Adolescent Development at California State University - Fullerton. For the past year and a half, Meghan has worked with autistic individuals and their families. She has also helped run social groups.

Meghan enjoys working with individuals throughout the life span. She has experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. Meghan’s approaches to therapy include, but are not limited to, a Client-Centered Approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solutions-Focused Therapy.

Meghan recently moved to Utah from Anaheim, California. Meghan enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and family. She enjoys watching movies, baking, photography, and traveling. Meghan has enjoyed exploring Utah and is always up for trying new restaurants and finding fun things to do.

 
Leah Huhnke

Leah Huhnke, LMFT

Leah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Clinical Director of our offices in Wasatch and Summit Counties. She received her bachelor's and master's degree from Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. She has a variety of experience working with children and adults including children with autism, teen parents, school-based counseling, and substance abuse inpatient treatment. Leah is also a NOJOS affiliate and works with juvenile sex offenders.

Leah’s utilizes an attachment perspective with individuals, and structural theory with families, and integrates Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing techniques. Leah has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples' Therapy.

Leah enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, attending the performing arts, and being outdoors.

Leah sees clients in Salt Lake City, Summit County and Wasatch County.

 
Douglas Huston

Douglas Huston, CMHC

Douglas is the Assistant Director and a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) licensed in the State of Utah.  He has over seven years experience working with individuals with disabilities and their families.  He also has extensive experience working with adolescents and people with addictions. Douglas is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He holds a Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Psychology from Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, and he earned a Master Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Douglas is a certified SOAR, CPR and First Aid Instructor.  He is married with four children.  He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.  One of his greatest joys in life is helping people reach their goals.  He enjoys working with individuals with Autism and those with developmental disabilities.

Doug sees clients in Tooele, Salt Lake City and Orem.

 
Delsa Johnson

Delsa Johnson-Waddell, CMHC

Delsa is currently licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Utah and is working as a therapist here at Summit Community Counseling. She has eight years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern State University (in Oklahoma), and has a Ph.D. in Psychology, emphasis in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, from Capella University. She has worked with clients of all ages, from 3 years old to 73 years old. Her work has been with clients suffering from trauma throughout their lives, as well as adjustment disorders, mood disorders, and personality disorders. When not doing therapy, Delsa enjoys playing with her dogs, watching NCIS on TV, and surfing the internet.

 
Markham McReynolds

Markham McReynolds, ACMHS

Markham specializes in serving childern of all ages, teenagers, parents and couples. Markham is the oldest son of Kevin and Karla McReynolds. He was born in Salt Lake City was raised in both New Mexico and Layton, Utah, where he graduated from Layton High School in 1999. He completed his Bachelor’s program majoring in Philosophy with a broad academic background including medical and business coursework. Markham recently celebrated his 16th wedding anniversary with his beautiful wife and loves spending time with her and their two boys.

Markham completed his Masters of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a member of theInternational honor society for Marriage and Family Therapists.

 
Kelly McStotts

Kelli McStotts, ACMHC

Kelli is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over seven years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults facing a wide variety of challenges including mood disorders, grief, trauma, behavioral issues, and life changes. She graduated with her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Westminster College in 2015 after completing her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the same institution. Through her experiences, Kelli has worked with individuals, families, and groups in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and days treatment settings. She appreciates the courage and personal strength it takes to ask for help and feels fortunate to work with people who are looking to improve their lives. Kelli approaches therapy from a Client-Centered Perspective, but also incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Play Therapy into her work.

In her spare time, Kelli enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

 
Clare Rakowski

Clare Rakowski, CMHC

Clare Rakowski is currently a Clinical Mental Health Counselor after receiving her Bachelor Degree in Child Development, and her Master Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Westminster College.  She has experience working with various backgrounds, including refugees and at-risk youth. Clare also has experience working with individuals and families who present with a variety of mental health issues. Clare approaches therapy from a client-centered perspective, which emphasizes the client’s needs, and aids building insight into their own lives. She is trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Child-Centered Play Therapy.

Clare is passionate about helping clients find safety, create insight, and improve interpersonal functioning which serves to make their lives fuller and provides empowerment throughout their therapeutic journey.

 
Rachel Ramos

Rachel Ramos, LCSW

Rachel received her Master in Social Work from the University of Utah with an emphasis in Mental Health. She has experience working with adults and children from diverse backgrounds and with various needs. Rachel had worked with individuals struggling with substance abuse, domestic violence, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, dementia, trauma, and crisis. Rachel has worked with Hispanic populations and is one of our Spanish-speaking therapists. She also spent a summer teaching coping skills and using short-term therapy with children at a boarding school in Tamil Nadu, India.

Rachel uses an eclectic approach with therapy and has been trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feminist Multicultural Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She also has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples' Therapy. Rachel also uses other techniques in counseling such as Mindfulness, narrative techniques, EFTT and Gestault techniques, and expressive arts— with experience using music and visual art with individuals in therapy.

Rachel enjoys traveling, being in nature, being creative, collecting odd instruments, and playing with musical groups.

 
Michelle Sanders

Michelle Sanders, CMHC

Michelle is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and the Director of Marketing. She obtained her Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. While in graduate school, she was accepted into the prestigious Chi Sigma Iota, the Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International.

Michelle has worked with many couples and individuals, including teenagers. Her expertise lies in marriage/couples' counseling and treating mood and anxiety disorders. She also treats individuals with sex addiction, substance abuse issues, existential concerns, self-image disorders and trauma/abuse. Michelle also has done a lot of faith-based work with clients, many of whom are LDS. She is also our Spanish-speaking counselor and works with individuals who speak Spanish and/or have cultural-related issues.

Michelle is eclectic in her theoretical foundation, though has a preference for Choice Theory (Reality Therapy), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions-Focused Therapy, Gottman Method Couples' Therapy, Emotion-Focused Marriage Therapy, Existential Therapy and strength-based therapies. In addition, Michelle is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She also has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples' Therapy. She also incorporates other therapeutic models dependent on her clients' individual circumstances and wishes.

As the Director of Marketing, Michelle produces advertising and marketing materials for Summit, in addition to maintaining its website.

Michelle is a Wisconsin native and enjoys spending time with her husband and their cats, working on their home, and finding new ways to express her creativity.

 
Cliff Simpson

Cliff Simpson, CMHC, NCC

Cliff’s experience has been focused on the mental health and addiction fields for over 15 years. He has worked with pre-teens, adolescents and adults in residential and hospital settings. He received Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Southern Utah University followed by a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. His focus of study has been maladaptive behaviors, abnormal psychology and he holds certifications focusing on trauma counseling (CPT, EMDR). Cliff tries to meet his clients where they are and uses a variety of interventions to help elicit changes from the client. He is a member of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) as well as the American Counseling Association (ACA). Cliff is an accomplished musician and has enjoyed incorporating music into his therapeutic approaches.

 
Tamatha Smith

Tamatha Smith, CMHC

Tamatha is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and recieved her Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2010. She has had over twenty years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities and her undergraduate degree is in Human Services. While a Professional Counselor Intern she worked with sex offenders who also had developmental disabilities as well as those with anger management issues.

Tamatha enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in working with individuals with Autistic disorders, developmental disabilities, anger management, and trauma related issues. Tamatha is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Tamatha's approaches to therapy include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, and Solutions Focused Therapy. When not working Tamatha enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.

Tamatha sees clients in Salt Lake City, Tooele, Summit County and Wasatch County.

 
Kim Solomon

Kim Solomon, LCSW

Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) with experience in working with children, adolescents and adults. She received a Bachelor and Master in Social Work, with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health, from the University of Utah. Kim has experience in working in home-based, residential and outpatient settings. She also has experience in working with diverse populations. Kim has also facilitated and co-facilitated groups regarding social skills, life skills and peer relationships. Kim’s approach to therapy includes, but is not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy and Brief Therapy. Kim is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

 
Nicole Wharton

Nicole Wharton, LCSW

Nicki received her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Utah with an emphasis in International Social Work. She has over 10 years of experience working with youth and families, survivors of abuse, and immigrant and refugee populations.

Nicki’s interests in international social work led her on many adventures throughout Central America. In Costa Rica Nicki worked with troubled youth struggling with addictions, learning disabilities, and behavioral and family problems. She has also worked extensively with survivors of domestic violence, refugee and human trafficking youth, and individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, mood, and anxiety disorders. Nicki has received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but utilizes various treatment modalities in order to tailor treatment to the unique needs of each client.

Nicki enjoys working with individuals throughout the life span and is most passionate about helping clients own their stories and to find meaning, strength, and self-compassion through their struggles.

In her free time you will find Nicki gardening, rock climbing, skiing, and enjoying the outdoors with her husband and their little dog Tica.  

 
Paul Woolf

Paul Woolf, CMHC

Paul has been working in the mental health profession as a therapist since 2002. He has clinical expertise in treating substance abuse, domestic violence, and sexual addictions. He is NOJOS certified. He is trained in DBT and EMDR. He also has extensive experience in various other areas of mental and emotional health.

Paul has developed a passion for helping people understand and overcome life's struggles and issues. He is committed to helping those who want to find the path to a healthy and joy-filled lifestyle.

Paul loves cooking, fly fishing, and spending time with his family.

 
Andrea Young

Andrea Young, CMHC

Andrea graduated with her Master in Mental Health Counseling in 2014 and she graduated with her Bachelor in Human Services in 2010. She has been working in the field of mental health for over 10 years, and truly enjoys assisting others become their greatest selves.

Andrea has a strong interest in expressive arts as therapy and enjoys utilizing artwork, creative writing, and role playing in her sessions.

In her spare time, Andrea can be found at the swimming pool with her three daughters, riding bikes with her husband, or marathoning shows on Netflix and snuggling with her family for hours on end.

 


Our Direct Support Staff

Our direct support staff (skills workers) are here to help those with Optum Medicaid in psychosocial rehabilitation, skills training, and respite work. They also provide services to at-risk youth in our Youth Mentoring Program.

 

 
McKayli Abbe

McKayli Abbe

Mckayli Abbe is a student at the University of Utah and is working on a BS in Psychology. She wants to become a doctor specializing in neurological diseases and disorders. She hopes to be able to be a health professional in the Doctors without Borders program.

Mckayli is incredibly passionate about people and her main goal is to make people feel supported and empowered to pursue their passions. She loves to read, rock climb, and explore new places.

 

 
Karen Malm

Katherine Geisel

Katherine is a part of the direct support staff team. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology at Westminister College and is currently working on her Master's in Social Work. She previously worked with Summit for a year and a half before moving to Georgia for three years as her husband was stationed there with the U.S. Navy. During her time away, Katherine worked at a halfway house for individuals being released from federal custody as well as a domestic violence shelter providing overnight support for clients staying at the shelter. In her free time, Katherine loves spending time with her two dogs and cat. Some of her favorite activities are hiking, reading, and taking mini-road trips on the back of her husband's motorcycle.

 

 
Alexandra Perez

Alexandra Perez

I was born and raised in California. I have my bachelors in Criminal Justice in 2011. Worked as a victim advocate from 2010-2016. Now I work in the Salt Lake County Criminal Justice as a case manager. I love to help people in ways that I can. In my personal days, I love to spend it with my family and my two poodles.

 

 
Vanessa Srivastava

Vanessa Srivastava

Vanessa Srivastava is a student at the University of Utah, and she is working on a BS in psychology. She hopes to one day work as a clinical psychologist and is especially interested in learning about autism, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's, and learning disabilities.

Vanessa is passionate about working with people and helping them to reach their goals. In her spare time, Vanessa loves to hike, read, and travel.

 

 


Our Prescriber

Many clients may find that they need medication prescription and management along with their therapy. Our Partner Prescriber provides those much-needed services.

 

 
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Dr. Laura Croft Maw

Laura Croft Maw is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years experience in family medicine and mental health treatment. She brings a unique perspective to psychiatric medication management because of her experience in family medicine. She is able to look at the person as a whole rather than only mental health. She has been a foster and respite provider specifically for medically fragile children.

Laura enjoys being with her three adopted children. She loves skiing, hiking, biking—pretty much anything involving the outdoors. She loves music and is an accomplished pianist and ballroom dancer. She has a great love for animals and she and her children are actively involved in volunteering and rescuing homeless pets. Her home often looks like a petting zoo. Although Laura received her doctorate degree from the University of Utah, she remains an avid BYU fan. Go Cougs!

Laura works with all ages providing medication management for a variety of mental health issues. She works closely with patients, therapists and caregivers to make appropriate clinical decisions regarding medications.

Laura loves being a partner for the treatment team here at Summit Community Counseling. For medication inquiries or appointments with Dr. Maw, call 801-208-1901 ext 100.


Our Administrative Staff

Our administrative staff play an essential role in our everyday work at Summit Community Counseling.

 

 
Marissa Harris

Marissa Harris

Marissa is a senior at the University of Utah, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She was also recently accepted into the Applied Positive Psychology Certificate Program offered there. This program focuses on the application of positive psychology research to individuals to promote others to live happier and healthier lives. After graduating, she wants to obtain a Master Degree in Counseling. She hopes to be able to make a difference in individuals' lives as a therapist someday. She is compassionate and has spent time as a hospice volunteer. She loves being able to provide emotional and motivational support to others.

In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors with her significant other and 7 year-old labrador, camping in Southern Utah, traveling abroad, spending time with friends, listening to music, and reading.

 

 
Amber Parker

Amber Parker

Amber is our HR/Accounting Manager. Amber was born and raised in Utah, she spent her childhood years in the Salt Lake Valley before moving to St. George as a teenager. Amber moved back to the Salt Lake Valley 8 years ago to raise her three daughters. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping, traveling, road trips and all types of live music. Amber loves spending time with her daughters, dogs and extended family.

 

 
Brandi Perry

Brandi Perry, Administrative Assistant for Psychology Department

Brandi has been with Summit Community Counseling since March 2018 and is the first point of contact for clients seeking psychological and neuro-psychological testing. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion with a minor in Nutrition Education from Weber State and is currently receiving a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Life is crazy with a husband, two crazy kids, and a bouncy Parson Russell Terrier.

 
Amy Wadsworth

Amy Wadsworth

Amy is an Administrative Assistant and the Intake Coordinator at Summit Community Counseling. She is the front person that clients will have contact with first. She does many things for Summit, including taking all intakes, verifying insurance, collecting data, and doing internal audits. She also manages the front desk and greets our clients as they come in.

In her spare time, Amy likes to spend time with her family and play with her dog.

 

 

 
Itzel Webb

Itzel Webb

Itzel is a billing specialist for Summit Community Counseling, she assists with client questions and other billing tasks. She has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage and Family Studies from Brigham Young University- Idaho and would like to pursue a Master's in Social Work. Her goal is to help families and individuals by introducing useful coping tools in order to promote healthy relationships. Itzel is passionate about helping others and making them feel heard and important.

In her spare time, Itzel likes to spend time with her husband learning new recipes and traveling. Some of her hobbies include volleyball, dancing, singing, and playing card games.

 
Laura Woolf

Laura Woolf

Laura joined the Summit Admin Team in 2015. She has a Bachelor of Art's degree from Utah State University in Family & Human Development. She loves the outdoors and being in nature, enjoys traveling, and football.

 
Lisa Workman

Lisa Workman

Lisa is a Billing Specialist for Summit Community Counseling and is a Mother of 3, she loves spending time with her Family, she also loves animals and likes to read.

 

Our Therapists

Karen Malm Jamie Knorr Justin Potts Brian Cherry Meghan Elkins Leah Huhnke Douglas Huston Delsa Johnson Markham McReynolds Kelli McStotts Clare Rakowski Rachel Ramos Michelle Sanders Cliff Simpson Tamatha Smith Kim Solomon Nicole Wharton Paul Woolf Andrea Young

Contact Us

Main Office: Summit Community Counseling,
5689 S. Redwood Road Suite 27,
Taylorsville, UT 84123
801-266-2485
866-644-9206
admin@summitcom.org
   Murray House:4991 S Commerce Dr. Murray
Utah 84117
   Heber Office:150 N Main St. Ste. 204 #6
Heber City, UT 84032
   Orem Office:359 E 1200 S Orem,
UT 84058

Summit Community Counseling, Marriage, Family, Child, Individual Counselors, Taylorsville, UT