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Therapists

Our team of professionals are here to assist you:

Rick Biesinger, Psy.D., NCC
Director


Dr. Biesinger completed his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University, where he majored in psychology. He then attended graduate school at the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Missouri, where he received his master's and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology. He returned to Utah to complete an internship focusing on therapy and psychological evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults. After his internship, he completed a post-doctorate residency, focusing primarily on treating and evaluating various psychological difficulties seen in children, adolescents, and adults. He works with clients of all ages in therapy. He also administers a wide variety of psychological evaluations to individuals of all ages, including psychological evaluations for diagnostic clarification, parental fitness evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, and psychosexual evaluations.

Dr. Biesinger is married and has six children. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, grilling food, and hanging out with his family, not necessarily in that order.

 

Geri Alldredge, Ph.D.

Dr. Alldredge is a licensed Psychologist specializing in individual therapy for youth and adults. During her career she has worked in many settings, including outpatient private practice, wilderness therapy, inpatient treatment, and management and consulting. She draws from a wide range of approaches and research to develop a treatment plan that enables healing, recovery, and skill development, to assist clients in achieving optimal levels of well being.

In her free time, she enjoys raising alpacas and hanging out with an assortment of people and animals that keep life interesting.

 

Brennan Atherton, Ph.D.

Brennan earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Jackson State University. He is currently in his residency and does individual therapy with adolescents and adults. He also does couples therapy and family therapy. In addition, he administers a wide variety of psychological evaluations.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his friends, family, and dog.

 

Brian Austin, LCSW.

Brian received his master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah. He has been working in the addictions field since graduating in 2014. He has advanced training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and is EMDRia Certified. He also has training in motivational Interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and mind-body bridging (MBB). Furthermore, he has training to treat a variety of issues, including complex trauma, attachment issues, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, domestic violence, and other mental health issues. Brian has experience in working with adolescents using EMDR, and treating adults with a variety of issues.
Brian has many interests that keep him busy during his time off. He particularly enjoys traveling. He has traveled all over the world and he loves to experience the different sights and cultures. He also served in the Marine Corp for 11 years. Brian has two daughters who he adores and he loves to spend time with them.

 

Paul Binks, Ph.D.

Dr. Binks is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, sleep disorders, and problems with alcohol and/or drug abuse. He completed his PhD at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge in 1996 and has been practicing as a psychologist since that time. He practices cognitive behavioral therapy. He also specializes in psychological evaluations.
Dr. Binks is a native of Utah and has also lived in Nevada, Louisiana, and Michigan. He enjoys being outdoors as much as possible, spending time with family, reading, playing Frisbee with his dog, and hiking.

 

Serena Bohn, LCSW.

Serena is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who received her master’s degree from Brigham Young University in 2013. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor from the School of Family Life. She has worked in the field of substance use recovery and women’s mental health since 2012, when she started as an intern at Promise South. Before working at Promise South, Serena worked with individuals with significant mental health difficulties at the Utah State Hospital, and volunteered at Wasatch Mental Health. Serena is trained in a variety of therapy modalities, some of which are seeking safety, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), and motivational interviewing. She has experience working with numerous mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, Acute Stress/Trauma, OCD, phobias, and trauma-informed care for behavioral addictions.
Serena keeps it real by cooking for her family and friends, singing along to her glam-rock idols, doing yarn crafts, and video gaming.

 

Sarah Engler, LCSW

Sarah completed her undergraduate work at Brigham Young University, where she majored in psychology. She then attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she received her Master’s degree in social work and a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. After completing graduate school, Sarah has primarily worked in a variety of residential treatment settings, including working with adolescents and their families, young adults, and women dealing with substance abuse issues. Sarah has worked with an extensive range of mental health and relationship issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, grief and loss, communication skills and parenting skills. She has more than 13 years of experience providing treatment for adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys being outdoors, spending time in the mountains, and creating pottery.

 

Jeff Finch, LCSW

Jeff is highly motivated to facilitate hope, healing and thriving. Most of Jeff’s early years were spent on a large dairy farm, where he worked hard for the necessities of life; planting, harvesting, and being grateful for the little things in life. He has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families struggling with mental health difficulties, addiction, and disabilities. He started “Healing and Thriving,” a mental health, addiction, and disability outreach service for individuals who require in-home, in-community or out-of-area services. He specializes in trauma, addictions, ADHD, stress management, anxiety, depression, anger, social difficulties, identity and gender issues, low self-worth, grief/loss, and marital issues. He is effective in facilitating positive change with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He also enjoys group therapy.

Jeff and his wife have been married for 29 years and they love spending time with their children and grandchildren. As a family, they enjoy humanitarian outreach services, sporting events, and being in the great outdoors.

 

Daniel Jensen, LCSW

Daniel completed his undergraduate work at Utah Valley University, with a degree in behavioral science with a psychology emphasis. He then attended graduate school at the University of South Carolina, where he received a master’s degree in social work. After graduate school, he returned to Utah and began working as a therapist in a residential treatment center. Since becoming a licensed clinical social worker, Daniel has worked with adolescents in residential treatment centers. He has also worked with children and adults in outpatient settings. During his years as a therapist, Daniel has gained valuable experience treating anxiety, depression, problematic sexual behaviors, grief and loss, learning challenges, and addictions, as well as marital and family conflict.

Daniel is married and has four children (and a dog). In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, playing music, sports, and of course, pizza and movie night.

 

Bryce Roby, Psy.D.

Dr. Roby is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, sexual offenses and disorders, and substance abuse. He completed his undergraduate degree at BYU and his doctorate degree at George Fox University in the Portland, Oregon area before moving and practicing in Wisconsin for a number of years. He and his family finally had had enough of the cold winter months and returned to Utah in the fall of 2017.

Dr. Roby is a native Oregonian and enjoys the rain and the outdoors. He spends most of his time with his amazing wife and four young children. You can usually find him coaching his son’s baseball team in the summer, working on his arabesques with his daughter, or having regular Nerf battles with the whole family. He enjoys shooting, hiking, and camping, and loves being back in Utah.

 

Paul Ruth, ACMHC

Paul received his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Phoenix, and he received his associate license earlier this year. During his internship, he worked at the counseling center at the University of Phoenix. He also worked at Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. He utilizes cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, Gestalt, and emotion-focused techniques when working with clients. He works with individuals who are struggling with depression, bereavement, borderline personality, addictions, suicidal tendencies, and posttraumatic stress disorder. He is a highly motivated individual who believes in the power of positivity toward life, and he loves to look at things from a positive point of view.

Paul is married with a family of four children, a dog, and several cats. He loves big wave surfing, baseball, volleyball and swimming. He loves being outdoors whether it be at the beach or in the mountains.

 

Ben Salazar, Ph.D.

Dr. Salazar is a clinical faculty member at Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver and has worked in a variety of settings, including university counseling centers, community mental health, and primary care hospital settings. He is fluent in Spanish and can conduct therapy in Spanish. He approaches therapy from an interpersonal perspective, and he views healthy relationships as key to healthy cognitive and emotional functioning. He has experience working with a broad range of mental health concerns, and specializes in treating anxiety disorders, couples/relationship issues, mood disorders, acculturation/adjustment concerns, and behavioral addictions. He highly values diversity in each client and strives to make therapy a safe, rewarding, and challenging experience. He also has interest in process-oriented group therapy.

Dr. Salazar is a husband and father of four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, and playing and watching sports.

 

Reynie Sandoval, LCSW

Reynie has 16 years of experience providing therapeutic services in Utah communities. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work from Brigham Young University. He enjoys helping individuals from diverse walks of life to find fulfillment and well-being. He specializes in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief/loss, substance, and behavioral addictions, couples issues, adjustment disorders, and family difficulties.

Reynie and his wife have two children. He enjoys spending time with his amazing family, playing and recording music, sports, and engaging in his fulfilling career.

 

Adam Thompson, LCSW

Adam Thompson received his masters degree in social work and has been working in the addiction field and private practice since 2012. Specialized in getting people unstuck from old patterns quickly and permanently, he does a lot of work with EMDR (EMDRia certified), NLP, cognitive therapy, hypnosis, and DBT (mindfulness practice).

Adam was raised in Utah County and completed his graduate work at BYU. When not consuming books or spending time with family, he paints and dances in his free time.