Tracy EllisPsychologist, PsyD
Melissa WhiteClinical Psychology Resident
Brooke KumarTherapist, LCSW
Lyndy BarnardTherapist, LCSW
Nicole DixonTherapist, LCSW
Danielle ChristensenTherapist, ACMHC
Kat RoseTherapist, MSW, CSW
Alexis OrtizTherapist, CSW
Maureen NobleTherapist, ACMHC
Michelle HockBilling Manager
Bailley OglesTherapist Intern
Allison GarlickTherapist Intern
Carolyn NelsonOffice Manager
Dr. Tracy Ellis, Psy.D., is the Director of Resolutions Counseling Center. She is skilled in child and adolescent psychotherapy and provides comprehensive evidence-based interventions, including structured behavioral modification, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, social skills training, play therapy, educational and IEP planning and cognitive rehabilitation. Dr. Ellis completed her graduate degree at Midwestern University, Glendale, in Clinical Psychology. She received extensive training working with children and adolescents who struggle with mood disorders, behavioral problems, ADHD, and who are on the Autism Spectrum. Her pre-doctoral internship was completed at Brigham Young Counseling Center, where she treated adults with mood disorders, anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder, and relationship issues. Her training included couples’ therapy, sex therapy, psychosocial and psychoeducational assessments, and group psychotherapy. She also has experience working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ.
Dr. Ellis’ approach to psychotherapy is largely influenced by the perceived quality of the client’s relationships and environment. She strongly believes people have an innate desire to fulfill their goals and strive for growth; however, if they are not provided a nourishing environment and enriching relationships, growth can be stunted. Further, Dr. Ellis’ treatment approach focuses on providing an environment and connection with the client that facilitates growth and instills hope. Dr. Ellis often incorporates family members when appropriate to provide comprehensive care. She works directly with clients and their loved ones to identify all the tools and resources needed to treat their condition and improve quality of life. Dr. Ellis truly enjoys working with her clients and utilizes a hands-on, holistic approach to client care.
Melissa White, PhD, earned her BS in psychology from St. Mary’s College (CA) and earned both her doctorate and master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in Cleveland, OH, where she treated children, teens and their families at a Community Mental Health Center.
Dr. White loves working primarily with children, teens and their families. She has worked with children and teens in a variety of settings, such as community mental health centers, residential facilities, and in private practice. No matter the treatment setting, Dr. White truly believes helping individuals at a young age can help positively influence the rest of their lives. Additionally, Dr. White has extensive training and a specific interest helping those with oppositional, emotional dysregulation, and attention difficulties (e.g., Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and ADHD). Dr. White also enjoys working with those who struggle with anxiety, OCD, and depression (e.g., Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Selective Mutism, Social Phobia, Major Depressive Disorder).
As a therapist, Dr. White believes that every family, person and child are individuals with different strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, her approach to treatment comes with careful thought and concern for the individual and families. Dr. White wants all her clients and their families to leave her office believing that they have the ability to be resilient and thrive in any circumstance.
Brooke earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a Minor in Psychology from Weber State University. She earned her Master of Social Work with a Forensic Concentration from the University of Utah. Brooke is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mind-Body Bridging, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. At Resolutions Counseling, Brooke works with adults and couples. She specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma-related disorders, bipolar, and addiction recovery – pornography and substance abuse. Brooke works alongside her clients to empower them to find hope through their resiliency. Brooke incorporates a wide range of evidenced-based modalities to promote healthy relationships, effective coping skills, and balanced mental health. When Brooke is out of the office you can find her running, or spending time with her family and loved ones.
Lyndy Barnard received her Bachelors degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University. She received her Masters degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health from California State University, East Bay. Lyndy has lived and worked in mental health in places including Oakland, CA, Nashville, TN and Salt Lake City, UT. Her professional experience includes expertise in crisis intervention, anxiety, depression, trauma, shame, self-esteem issues, and addiction. She has extensive experience working with a local EAP and utilizes solution focused therapy strategies. Further experience includes developing and providing trainings regarding mental health topics and leadership development. She enjoys working with adolescent and adult clients who are looking for knowledge, skill development, and resources to better cope with their current situation. She focuses on empowering clients to examine their strengths and abilities to become more resilient to their challenges. She uses cognitive behavioral strategies and mindfulness skills that help empower clients to feel capable of managing their life circumstances more effectively. In her free time Lyndy enjoys doing cross fit, running, singing, and spending time with her family.
Nicole Dixon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Bachelor of Social Work from Weber State University and her Master of Social Work with an emphasis in Hispanic Culture from Our Lady of the Lake University. Nicole has experience working in the areas of child abuse and neglect, supervised visitation, the juvenile justice system, behavioral interventions, parenting education, drug treatment, medical social work, group therapy, individual therapy, and psychological assessments.
Nicole has a passion for working with all individuals from as young as 3 years old to elderly on a wide range of presenting concerns, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Relationship Distress, Behavioral Management, Interpersonal Conflict, Personal Wellness and Growth, PTSD, Sex Abuse (Victim), Domestic Violence, Grief and Loss, Diversity Conflicts, Religious/Spiritual Concerns, and LGBTQQI.
Nicole enjoys using a variety of therapeutic modalities and approaches in her work with children, adolescents, and adult clients. She has received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Positive Psychology, Feminist/Multicultural Counseling, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Family System Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Danielle Christensen earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Utah State University and her Masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah. She conducted and presented research about members of the armed forces, trauma, help seeking, and relationship quality; and continues to focus her clinical work on healing from trauma of all kinds. Her specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, shame, relationship concerns, and positive psychology. She has worked in the mental health field in university counseling, inpatient treatment, community mental health and group homes.
Danielle strongly believes in the power of the therapeutic alliance coupled with personalized utilization of evidence-based treatments such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and other mindfulness and interpersonal interventions. Danielle views psychotherapy as a collaboration between client and therapist and that the client’s own strengths, instincts toward healing, and resilience play an integral role in the process. She enjoys working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families in their unique journey to improve their quality of life and reach their goals.
When she is not working you can find Danielle planning her next trip abroad, horseback riding, reading, taking photos, or spending time with loved ones.
Kat strives to deliver an effective blend of experience, concern, and action to the counseling process. Additionally, empowering individuals, couples, and families to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Social Work with a Concentration in Child and Adolescents from Arizona State University.
Kat is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Crisis Treatment Modalities, as well as Play Therapy. She specializes in child and adolescent issues and has experience working with all populations in domestic violence, trauma, personality disorders, substance abuse, identity issues, depression, anxiety, phobias, OCD, marital, and family conflict. Kat strongly believes in the power of the therapeutic partnership to help uncover the strengths and resources we all possess in order to bring about the changes we desire in our lives.
Alexis believes that clients are inherently resilient and bring their own life expertise to therapy. With this view, she works collaboratively with clients, utilizing evidence-based approaches to help them achieve personal empowerment. These approaches include improving coping mechanisms and emotion regulation, promoting healthy relationships and interpersonal skills, and finding hope for both the present moment and the future. Alexis’ approach is largely influenced by the idea that individuals are doing the best they can with what they have in any given moment, and their lives can be improved and enhanced by increasing psychological resources and skills, identifying and applying existing personal and environmental strengths, and improving protective factors.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a Minor in Psychology from Weber State University and a Master of Social Work with a Mental Health concentration from the University of Utah.
Maureen completed her Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s degree, from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and has been in the mental health field working with adolescents, emerging adults and families since 2006. Maureen is passionate about supporting and guiding individuals’ exploration of his/her personal values and belief systems – taking a collaborative and holistic approach to counseling. Maureen has specialized in art therapy, believing the imagination and the unconscious are an entryway, as to find insight, meaning, empowerment and connection. She has worked with adolescents and adults suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, gender and identity issues, self-esteem challenges and individuals with learning differences. Maureen has experience in Art Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Play Therapy.
In her five years in Utah, Maureen has worked in residential and private practice settings as an experiential art therapist in individual and group settings. Maureen believes that through the evidenced-based art assessments and interventions, individuals can bypass the roadblocks of language, stigma, and culture as to uncover hope, build resilience and self-compassion; promoting lasting healing and growth. When Maureen isn’t working, she enjoys “arting,” skiing, reading and spending time with her family and beloved kitty and two labs.
Michelle attended BYU-Hawaii on a full Art Scholarship and the University of Utah with a focus
on Social Work and Psychology. Her father is a psychologist, and she has always had an interest
in that field.
She moved from Hawaii to Utah in 1980 and has made Bountiful her home. She has worked at
Resolutions since 1994 as an Office Manager and now the Billing Manager. She stays busy when
she is not working with her large, blended family and now also her 5 darling grandchildren. She
loves to travel, camp and spend time exploring the outdoors with her husband. She is a lover of
art and is always reading or learning something new.
Bailley Ogles received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Utah and is now in the Master of Social Work program. She has experience working at a residential treatment center and outpatient clinic with individuals dealing with substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. Last year she completed the 40-hour sexual assault advocacy training through the Rape Recovery Center and hopes to complete additional advocacy trainings in the future. She also helped create and run the Girls Empowerment Group at Resolutions for adolescent girls dealing with stress, anxiety, and body image issues. During her free time she enjoys playing with her cats and spending time with family.
Allison is attending Northwestern University for a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in Equine Science and Management. Upon her graduation, she has volunteered and works at the National Ability Center, instructing Adaptive Horseback Riding Lessons for individuals with disabilities. Allison has worked with children and adolescents in various organizations and recently finished her practicum with Quality Youth Services providing therapy for adolescents and transitioning adults in the Juvenile Justice System. She has experience in treating depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and serving individuals with trauma. She has a passion for helping people find greater life wellness and mental health. Allison utilizes an integrated therapeutic approach emphasizing Humanistic, Experiential, and Psychodynamic theories and hopes to integrate her counseling into Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the future.
Carolyn is a University of Utah graduate with a focus in Communications. She first moved to Salt Lake City from Houston, TX in 2010 and quickly realized this would be the place she called home. When she’s not at the front desk, you can find her cuddling her two cats and hedgehog, at a photoshoot snapping away, or at a game night with her friends.