Tracy EllisPsychologist, PsyD
Brooke KumarTherapist, LCSW
Lyndy BarnardTherapist, LCSW
Nicole DixonTherapist, LCSW
Kat RoseTherapist, MSW, CSW
Andrew KalinenTherapist, ACMHC
Danielle ChristensenTherapist, ACMHC
Abree MizeTherapist 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.
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.
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.
Andrew served honorably for 10 years in the Air Force. He was stationed in Arizona, Izmir Turkey, New Hampshire and Utah. After leaving the Air Force he received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Weber State University and his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. Andrew has experience working with substance abuse, children and families, grief, crisis intervention, anxiety, depression and issues that surround trauma to include victims of sexual abuse of all ages.
Andrew utilizes numerous therapeutic modalities taking an eclectic approach to match his client’s needs; however, his main focus is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Andrew believes in assisting his clients to become resilient and empowered. He understands that bad things happen to all people but it is what we learn from those experiences that can make us a better person.
When not working Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and their various rescue animals.
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.
Abree is a current MSW student at Arizona State University. Abree received her Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. Throughout the last ten years, she has worked with domestic violence, utilizing techniques to promote growth and recovery. She has conducted seminars on healthy relationships, abuse and neglect, and shaken baby syndrome at multiple schools throughout the state of Utah. Through this process, she was able to help individuals recognize strengths, develop coping mechanisms and utilize available resources. Abree has worked closely with the Children’s Justice Center and Juvenile Justice System. She has experience working with children and adolescents experiencing trauma, sexual and or physical abuse, neglect, and behavioral issues. Abree has experience treating depression, post-partum mood disorders, anxiety, and grief and loss. Abree is also familiar with the military and civilian lifestyle and is able to help individuals navigate through these unique circumstances. Abree is passionate about helping others and believes each individual has strengths in which they can build upon to reach self-actualization
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.