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Dr. Rob Dindinger

Dr. Rob Dindinger has been working with children and their families for over 18 years.He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, specializing in child and family psychological services from Brigham Young University. He completed a prestigious internship at Primary Children’s Medical Center working with children, teens, and parents struggling with a broad range of mental health challenges. Dr. Dindinger has a history of success in the mental health field running several residential treatment units for children and teens. He has authored several treatment manuals/workbooks to help teens and adults to overcome a wide variety of mental health challenges and disorders. Currently, Dr. Dindinger works mostly with young adults and couples. He provides a solution-focused coaching style of support that is not focused on labeling or diagnosis but working with individuals to utilize their strengths to overcome roadblocks towards progression. As a behavioral specialist, he will help you design a plan and gain the skills necessary to reach your goals. He has particular interest in helping couples re-engage and find the happiness they have lost. He also really enjoys helping young adults with high functioning autism move forward and overcome obstacles on the path to independence.
Dr. Dindinger is originally from Juneau, Alaska and has a great love for the outdoors. His passions include spending time with his family, Utah Jazz Basketball (almost all basketball games that he can play in or watch), and new experiences.

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Dr. Stephen Thayer

Dr. Stephen Thayer earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He completed his clinical internship at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Thayer began his career as a psychologist in the U.S. Air Force. As an active duty psychologist, Dr. Thayer provided therapeutic and assessment services to active duty military members, counseled military leadership about community mental health concerns, and managed the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment Program at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana. While in the military, Dr. Thayer was trained in cutting edge treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and had the honor to care for active duty troops from all the U.S. military branches. Since leaving the military, Dr. Thayer has been in private practice in Orem, Utah, where he uses various therapeutic methods to treat a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, spiritual concerns, grief, stress, and relationship issues.

Dr. Thayer’s passion is helping people help themselves. He loves the outdoors and spends his free time skiing, hiking, climbing, camping, and chasing his kids around.

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Dr. Jon Skidmore

Dr. Jon Skidmore is a licensed clinical psychologist and has been in private practice for 25 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Utah State University and his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Skidmore specializes in performance coaching, anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, parent coaching, and helping families manage chronic illnesses. As a performance coach, he believes that everyone is a performer, and he is committed to getting the psychological skills of peak performance and mental toughness into the hands of performers of all ages and all stages. He specializes in coaching performing artists, but has also worked with athletes, business leaders, public speakers, physicians, and attorneys. He currently serves on the faculty of the Brigham Young University School of Music and has been teaching The Psychology of Music Performance for over 20 years. Dr. Skidmore has recently added addiction recovery, with an emphasis on sex and pornography addiction, as a focus in his practice.

Jon and his wife, Kathy, have been married for 27 years, and they have four children. He loves adventure and exploring and enjoying our beautiful planet. He loves the outdoors and is happy whether he is walking in the jungle of Peru, repelling through a slot canyon in southern Utah, or cross-country skiing through a mountain meadow. He also enjoys singing and playing his Native American flute.

Dr. Jill Moore

Dr. Jill Moore is a bilingual English/Spanish speaker and received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Brigham Young University. She completed her APA-accredited internship at Institute for Multicultural Counseling and Education Services, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, where her experiences focused on community mental health, Spanish-language counseling, and treatment of trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Moore obtained additional training in neuropsychology at BYU and completed her postdoctoral residency at Fullerton Neuropsychological Services and St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California, where she specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological concerns, such as dementia, strokes, chronic pain, and brain injuries. Following completion of her residency, Dr. Moore worked as an assessment specialist and individual therapist at Kaiser Permanente in Ventura County, California. 

Dr. Moore specializes in the assessment of adolescents and adults with neurological concerns, developmental disorders, and psychiatric concerns, and greatly enjoys working with adolescents and adults in individual therapy. She believes that therapy should be tailored to each individual’s needs and feels that good humor has a place in everyone’s life. She enjoys working with diverse individuals and underserved groups to provide empowering treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, stress, spiritual concerns, grief and loss, and various other difficulties. Dr. Moore feels passionate about her work with LGBTQ+ individuals and strives to create an emotionally safe environment for all who enter her office. Her highest goal is to provide compassionate, integrated services to individuals and families of diverse backgrounds and concerns.

Dr. Moore is originally from Southern California and enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog Dobby, singing, and watching game shows.  She also enjoys a good cat video on YouTube.

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Karen Fairchild

Karen Fairchild is a licensed clinical social worker with eight years of experience as a therapist. Prior to completing graduate work at Brigham Young University, Karen worked for 25 years, both professionally and as a volunteer, advocating for individuals and families with disabilities and mental health concerns in our community. Karen is dedicated to helping individuals and families find the peace and balance in life that we are all seeking. She loves to help parents and married couples rediscover themselves and their relationship. She loves to help in the process of developing effective parenting solutions for “tricky” children of all ages. Typical challenges include autism spectrum disorder, stress, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, and abuse.

Karen has been married for 37 years and has five adult children, three with autism spectrum disorders. She loves spending time with her four grandsons. She also enjoys music of all kinds, hiking, and yoga.

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Benjamin Weinheimer

Benjamin Weinheimer received his bachelor’s degree in literature in 2005 from Iowa State University and received his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Brigham Young University in 2007. He worked full-time for Wasatch Mental Health for more than nine years and started in private practice in 2017. Ben provides individual, family, couple, and relational therapy with clients of all ages, from children to adults. He specializes in autism spectrum disorders, abuse and trauma, anxiety, depression, executive functioning deficits (like ADHD and learning problems), and behavioral problems. His preferred modes of therapy are cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), child-centered play therapy and filial play therapy, neurocognitive remediation (NCR), experiential therapy, and mindfulness.

Ben and his wife of 15 years have five children. In addition to loving spending time with his family, Ben enjoys reading, playing the ukulele, and building with Legos.

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Austin Brunson

Austin Brunson (LAMFT) graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University and completed his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Utah State University. He has also worked in development, facilitation, and research of community education on healthy dating, couple, and parenting relationships.

Austin has a strength of fostering secure, comfortable relationships with clients while being able to challenge them at the same time. His goal is to increase insight and confidence while addressing existing constraints. Austin particularly enjoys treating children and adolescents, couples (infidelity, conflict management, parenting, etc.), and families (grief, relationship distress, traumas, etc.). He approaches therapy with a strong collaborative approach, relying heavily on humanistic, systemic models of therapy including experiential models, structural family therapy, and play therapy. 

Austin is kind, supportive, and easy-going.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and kiddos, and any type of work with his hands.

Pat McGuinness

Patrick McGuinness specializes in helping couples and families develop healthy emotional boundaries, improve relationships and resolve conflict. He also works with individuals to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression using EMDR, Ego State Therapy and other modalities to resolve painful and often traumatic experiences from earlier stages of life.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Plymouth State University in 1992 and his Master’s degree from Antioch New England in 1995. Pat has been practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years, and in that time he has expanded his breadth of practice to include life coaching, sport psychology and the integration of psychedelic experiences.

In his free time, Pat enjoys skiing, hang gliding, paragliding and practicing Yoga.

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Alison Hansen

Alison Hansen earned her bachelor’s degree in public health at Brigham Young University and her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Utah State University. She provides therapy in both English and Spanish.

Ali enjoys empowering people of various ages to navigate the challenges they face. She offers a safe, grounding presence that helps balance multiple perspectives within couple and family systems. She finds particular fulfillment in working with adolescents, adults, and couples on issues of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, emotion regulation, and communication. Ali believes in the innate goodness of each person and strives to increase their belief in themselves as rational, reasonable, resilient human beings. She utilizes narrative and family systems theories to help people create solutions that fit for their unique circumstances.

Others have described Ali as intelligent, practical, and compassionate. When she is not at work, Ali enjoys running, biking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

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Ella

Ella was born in Provo, Utah, and grew up in Springville, Utah.  She has two brothers and three sisters. She is currently studying at Utah Valley University.  She started working for Utah Valley Psychology in August 2017. In her free time she enjoys drawing, shopping, and playing with her dog “Jazzy”.

Kinley

Kinley grew up in Suwanee, GA and moved to Utah in 2016. She graduated from BYU in 2020 with a B.S. in Psychology and a Business minor. She started working for Utah Valley Psychology in February 2021. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, and hanging out with friends.

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Taylore

Taylore grew up in Syracuse, Utah and is the oldest of a blended family. She is currently majoring in Healthcare Administration at UVU with plans to attend Medical School to become a Psychiatrist. She started working for Utah Valley Psychology in March 2021. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and loves doing anything outside. Hablo Español. Lunes a Viernes a las 12-5.

Janae

Janae grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah and has two younger brothers and two younger sisters. She is currently studying at BYU majoring in public health and minoring in environmental science. Janae loves plants and the outdoors. In her free time she enjoys painting, playing video games with her husband, and spending time with her dog.

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