2017 VILARDI HUMANITARIAN AWARD RECIPIENT of the American Adoption Congress
VICE-PRESIDENT - CLINICAL of the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children
CLINICAL FELLOW of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
APPROVED SUPERVISOR of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Norman E. Thibault, PhD, LMFT graduated with his BS in Family and Human Development (FHD) in 1994. He went directly into his Master's program in FHD and Marriage and Family Therapy and graduated in 1998. He completed his PhD in Counseling Psychology in 2006. Norm has worked extensively in residential treatment, in his former private practice, and as the Clinical Director of At the Crossroads, an innovative young-adult transitional program in St. George. Throughout his nearly-20 years of clinical service, Norm has worked extensively with adopted persons and their families.
Norm is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. He is a former President of the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (UAMFT) and served on their Board of Directors for eight years. Norm received the “UAMFT Excellence in Leadership Award” in 2012 for his service to therapists in the state of Utah. He has studied extensively under world-renowned psychologist Dr. John Gottman and has presented to professional groups in Florida, Texas, Georgia, California, Michigan, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. He has served as an expert witness in Newark, NJ and Washington, DC. He was also appointed by Utah Governor Michael Leavitt to represent MFT’s on a state mental health financial board. Norm also served as a Field Trial Clinician in researching the validity of the current DSM-V.
Norm was also the Area Chair/Lead Faculty and Clinical Director for the St. George Learning Center of the University of Phoenix’ CACREP accredited Master’s Level Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, where he taught a number of local clinicians who now work in wilderness programs and residential treatment centers. In addition, he has supervised to licensure a number of local Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Mental Health Counselors. Norm's family, like many others, is touched by adoption and he would love to share their stories with you. He is married to the former Megan Anderson of Las Vegas and they have three wonderful children.
Thane Palmer has a BS degree in Family Science from Brigham Young University and an MS degree from Utah State University in Family and Human Development with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Utah. Thane is also a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Thane has dedicated his professional career to working with adolescents and their families, having been a therapist since 1997. He has broad experience working with adoption issues, addiction issues, depression, family and relationship problems, and other mental health concerns. Thane has spent the majority of his career working in residential treatment as a therapist and Clinical Director and excels with this population.
Prior to receiving his degrees, Thane and his wife Heidi (the Sergeant over the Investigations Unit of the St. George Police Department) worked as structured foster parents for a number of years and had numerous children and adolescents come through their care. Thane and Heidi are the parents of eight children - four birth children and four adopted children.
Glenn Thibault is an Entrepreneur that has been in the Medical Device and Healthcare business for more than 20 years. He is formerly the CEO of Synergy Health Americas, a division of Synergy Health PLC. Glenn was also one of the Founders of BeamOne, LLC, the largest electron beam contract sterilization business in the world. Mr. Thibault was essential in growing the business three-fold within a six-year period, and consequently orchestrated the sale of BeamOne to Synergy Health PLC. He resides in Castle Pines, CO and he and his wife Nicki are the proud parents of five very athletic children.
Dr. Larry Cain is a family doctor in St. George, Utah. Board certified in family medicine, he also practices at the Intermountain River Road Family Practice. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1997 at University Of Utah School Of Medicine - Salt Lake City, UT. His internship and residency took place at Idaho State University.
Dr. Cain has professional memberships with the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Utah Medical Association. He has served as Medical Staff President at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George. Dr. Cain also speaks English and Spanish.
Amber Davis is an RN, ADN and has practiced nursing for over 11 years. She earned her nursing degree from Dixie State University. She also has a B.S. in Family and Consumer Studies with emphasis in Psychology she earned from the University of Utah. She has worked in various areas in Nursing including Medical Surgical, Respiratory, Obstetrics and Behavioral Medicine. Additionally she is certified in ACLS and CPR.
Mayer completed a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Utah and a master of science in education in mental health counseling from the University of Miami, FL. He went on to complete his Ph.D. through the Brigham Young University Clinical Psychology program in August of 2008.
Mayer focused his clinical experience on at-risk adolescents and adults (addiction and forensic populations). He has conducted psychological assessments and individual and group therapy in hospitals, adolescent programs, and the corrections departments in Florida and Utah. Mayer has conducted psychological assessments in the Southern Utah area since 2008.
Mayer loves the outdoors and in his spare time he enjoys activities with his wife and children. In addition to his passion for family, he enjoys hiking through and photographing the slot canyons of Southern Utah (called canyoneering), playing, coaching, and watching rugby union football, playing racquetball, snowboarding, and traveling.
Jake Roberts is Three Points Center's psychiatric nurse practitioner. He graduated from the University of Utah and lives in Southern Utah with his family. Prior to having a private practice in St. George, he worked in the Behavioral Medicine Unit at Dixie Regional Medical Center and at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City.
Jake specializes in psychiatric disorders ranging from anxiety to bipolar; and he works with adults, teens and children.
Katie Soli, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Katie has worked with adolescents in treatment for over 15 years. Katie has experience with experiential treatment and is passionate about working with youth and their families.
Katie attended BYU-Hawaii where she received her undergraduate psychology degree. After this she attended Chaminade University where she received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Immediately after graduation Katie re-located to Southern Utah with the purpose of working in adolescent treatment. Katie learned to love the changes seen in families and youth while working as a staff in wilderness therapy, since then she has worked in various treatment settings with a focus on residential treatment.
Katie specializes in anxiety, depression, and trauma treatment. Katie is certified in EMDR and uses various modalities as needed including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Transactional analysis, Cogitative Behavioral Therapy, Narrative therapy, DBT, systems, behavioral, and solution focused.
Katie has 4 children of her own and enjoys the outdoor opportunities in the area with her children. Katie has a personal connection to adoption as she has 2 adopted children of her own, as well as other adopted extended family members. When Katie is not with your kids or her own kids you can find her exploring, traveling, or planning for her next adventure.
Lacey Haggan graduated with her BS in Communication Studies in 2012. She studied intercultural, interpersonal, and family relationships. She completed her Master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy, graduating in 2015 from Utah State University (USU). As a minority, female, mental health professional, Lacey has researched and presented on the topic of cultural competency and privilege, she aims to advance awareness and sensitivity to such issues.
She completed her internship in 2015 at Mountain Crest High School, providing therapy for adolescents, parents, and administrators. She simultaneously worked at the Family Life Center providing clinical services on Utah State University’s campus. Prior to becoming a therapist, Lacey worked as a life coach specializing with stress and anxiety, she mentored minority youth on emotion regulation and healthy identity development, and collaborated with Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse and other local organizations to educate adolescents in the state of Utah.
She was the co-founder of "Raising Awareness," which provides training on mental health issues at Utah State University's campus. She was awarded USU’s prestigious Robin’s Award, the 2015 Woman of the Year, for her service to and leadership within the community. Lacey has specialized in working with adolescents and has extensive experience facilitating parent child attachment activities and fostering positive parent child dialogue. Her clinical model encompasses experiential, and emotion focused strategies and believes that change happens in the context of loving and supportive relationships.
Rod Mayes obtained a BS degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University and a MS degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Colorado State University. Rod is an associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Utah and has been working with families, adults and adolescent for over 25 years. From 1997 to 2004 Rod was also the Executive Director of a residential psychiatric facility for young children in Iowa. Over the years Rod has worked with adolescents and their families in a variety of settings, (i.e. medical centers, residential facilities and outpatient programs). Rod’s work has involved clients struggling with depression, suicide, anxiety, sexual abuse and addiction, attachment and parent/child relationships. Rod believes in the value of the individual and their ability to rise above their struggles. He also believes the family system is the key to a healthy and productive future for the youth who receive care within our facility. Rod and his wife live in Washington, UT and are the parents of five children with three grand children…the true bonus to raising teenagers.
Aubree grew up in Anchorage Alaska were her love for the outdoors and animals was inspired. When Aubree wasn’t out fishing, camping, or four wheeling, she was serving the homeless population downtown at Bean’s Café, where her interest in serving others was initiated. She also went on several mission’s trips to Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic, taking food and clothing as well as helping the locals and missions team build foundations for houses and churches. These trips solidified the importance of serving others, and breathed life into her Social Work career.
Aubree attended Dixie State, graduating with her Associates of Science, she then attended University of Nevada Reno, completing a Bachelors in Social work in 2007. For the next 4 years she worked with the Department of Child and Family Services, advocating for foster children, as well as Southwest Behavioral Center, working in adult drug and alcohol addiction treatment. In 2010 she continued her schooling at UNR and completed a Master’s degree in Social Work.
After receiving her Master’s degree, she has worked in trauma specific residential treatment for women, and most recently joined TPC, where she offers clinical treatment part-time, as well as facilitates the Equine Therapy through Stable Environment with Mike Keenan. Aubree’s love for animals has been lifelong. She has recognized the healing power of the animal-human bond, and has been recently certified in the EAGALA model to further this work. She is passionate about helping others find healing and wholeness, especially through the animal connection, and is thrilled to be faciltiating Equine Therapy for our youth and their families.
Paul Jackman earned his BFA in Photography from Utah State University in 2002 and later pursued a BS in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Masters of Divinity from Amridge University in Montgomery, AL. Paul Joined the Army Reserve in 2011, and soon after commissioned as an officer in the Chemical Corp. His aspirations of becoming a military chaplain have motivated his work with a diverse population, in an effort to understand individual perspectives and meet people’s needs with a very humanistic approach. He also utilizes this approach in therapy, noting that the greatest changes can be made when individuals feel accepted for who they are and what they can become. Paul has spent the entirety of his clinical career working with youth and helping them overcome the addictions, depressions, and anxieties that are common to this time of life. He enjoys helping people ‘hunt the good stuff’ in life and celebrating with them as they overcome their challenges. Paul and his wife, Taramie enjoy being the parents to five cute and energetic munchkins. He suggest that life is a constant adventure; and while always changing, is always good.
Ally grew up on the east coast where her genuine interest in culture and vibrant curiosity with nature were encouraged from a young age. Many of her early experiences in the field were with traveling and humanitarian work. In 2009, she began working in adolescent residential treatment. In 2010, Ally began studying at the University of Utah and pursued an education in substance abuse counseling and graduated with a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work and addiction counseling. Ally has worked as a Licensed Substance Use Disorder Counselor and Clinical Social Worker in both the Intensive Outpatient and Residential Capacities. Ally is known by many as an animal enthusiast; she brings a vast array of knowledge, experience, and passion to her role in working with clients to create a safe and stable environment for growth and healing. In 2010, she took the opportunity to incorporate her passion for animals, and their powerful healing nature, into her work through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA). She truly enjoys her work in facilitating Equine Psychotherapy, and life-skills sessions, as a form of experiential therapy.
Mike grew up in St. George Utah and has always taken advantage of the wide array of outdoor and recreational activities Southern Utah provides. He has capitalized on his expertise, and the surrounding environments, and created a niche for himself in facilitating experiential therapy and metaphorical learning. Mike began his career in 2008 working in youth residential treatment. Soon after he identified his passion for working with the adult population suffering from addiction and chemical dependency and transitioned into adult residential, in-patient, and out-patient treatment. Currently, Mike is a Licensed Substance Use Disorder Counselor (LSUDC) and is continuing his education by pursuing a degree in Social Work at the University of Utah. In addition, Mike has been practicing as a Certified Equine Specialist, using the EAGALA Model, since 2008. Using the EAGALA model, he works in a team to facilitate Equine Psychotherapy and Equine-assisted Life-skills sessions. In 2010, Mike founded Stable Environment Equine Therapy. Equine therapy is a newer form of therapeutic intervention in which horses are used to help clients gain self-understanding and emotional growth. Equine therapy recognizes the bond between animals and humans and the potential for emotional healing that can occur when a relationship is formed between them.
Dr. LuAnne Forrest has spent the past twenty years in educational administration. LuAnne has a doctoral degree from UNLV and a Masters Degree from Utah State University. Her research on school improvement in the secondary education environment has been used in administration preparation programs throughout the nation and her doctoral research won the Distinguished Dissertation award from the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Dr. Forrest’s districtlevel administration has included Director of Curriculum and Professional Development and Director of Student Services. As Coordinator of Special Programs she oversaw a host of districtlevel programs and services including Alternate Language Services, Youth in Custody, Gifted and Talented Education, Indian Education, Health Services, Section 504, and Emergency Services. Before her years in educational administration, Dr. Forrest was a classroom teacher.
Lindsey received her Associates degree in secondary education at the College of Southern Nevada. She went on to complete her degree program by receiving her Bachelors from Western Governors University in Special Education through an Alternative Route to Licensure offered through the Clark County School District. She is currently Certified in Utah with an endorsement in mild to moderate disabilities . Her previous teaching experience includes five years in the public school setting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently she resides as the academic director for Three Points Center, a position she has held since May of 2015. Lindsey has a loving husband and three beautiful children, and a genuine love of learning.
Craig received his associates degree in general studies from the College of Southern Nevada in 2006. He is currently enrolled at Western Governors University, and is pursuing his bachelors in Arts and Science with an emphasis on Biology. Craig started at Three Points Center as a staff/mentor in May of 2015. He held this position until February 2016. He came back to TPC in October of 2016 as a teaching assistant.
“Daniel Neville holds advanced degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Divinity. He has broad experience including hospice chaplain, bereavement counselor, Army Chaplain Corps, and behavioral health therapist. He specializes in helping people with PTSD, sexual assault, chemical dependency, resiliency, failure to thrive, suicide awareness and intervention, and attachment disorders. Formal internships include the Provo Veterans Center and LDS Family Services of Southern Utah. He holds specialized training certificates in Marsha Linehan's Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Dr. David Burns T.E.A.M. model for high-speed treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma disorders. He is also an associate clinical chaplain within the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. As a resident of Santa Clara, UT, he and his wife are parents of four boys under the age of 10. They enjoy hiking, baseball, camping, fishing, basketball, mountain biking, hunting, Lego's, and playing with their family dog Maggie, a Black Lab/Golden Retriever mix, who just celebrated her first human year of life. Daniel has completed the St. George marathon 7 times, is a teetotaler, enjoys Bernard Cornwell novels, and loves to relax on long drives listening to Chris Ledoux.”
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