Jason R. Wagner
Jason graduated from the University of Phoenix with a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2014. He is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Jason started Moving Forward Counseling in 2017 and in that time, he has worked with clients struggling with substance abuse issues, as well as mental illness issues such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Jason uses a person-centered approach to meet clients where they are at but challenge and push them towards growth and progress. He has been trained to use EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) to help those with PTSD and trauma-related issues recover to where they can move forward with their lives.
During his down time, Jason spends time with his wife and three, mostly teen, children. They enjoy traveling, especially to national parks. Working out at the gym and watching the Utes and Jazz are regular events as well as the never-ending list of projects that need to be done at home.
S. Lee Chew
Lee specializes in mindfulness-based psychotherapy individually and in group therapy. She has been a long-time practitioner of mindfulness and teaches the practical application of mindfulness in everyday life. Lee feels passionate about the research-based effectiveness of mindfulness as a tool to interrupt automatic behavior patterns that no longer serve us, the integration of Self, and cultivating choice in order to take value-driven action.
She has worked extensively with substance dependence, mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma through a multicultural lens. Lee is open to working with clients from all walks of life and helping you begin your journey of healing and growth.
During her off-hours, she enjoys spending time with her family as well as gardening and soaking in hot springs.
Nicole Trump graduated from Utah Valley University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and from The University of Utah in 2019 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is currently licensed as a Certified Social Worker and is working to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She started her career providing individual and group therapy services in a residential setting for individuals struggling with substance use disorders. Nicole is especially experienced with substance use disorders, the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals who struggle with both substance use and mental health disorders. Her approach to therapy tends to focus on changing thoughts and behaviors as a means of working through and coping with negative emotions, as well as to promote positive mood.
In her free time, Nicole is usually following her love for peoples’ stories and interacting with those around her. She spends a lot of time with friends and family playing card games, watching movies, and chatting. She enjoys video games, writing, learning new things, and audiobooks.
Matt Barila graduated from the University of Utah in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Education and from the University of Utah in 2020 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. He is currently licensed as a Certified Social Worker and is currently working to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He started his career as an English teacher of at-risk students in 2012 and has continued to work with that population in his current role. He started his social work career working with adults with substance use disorder in an outpatient center providing group and individual therapy to his clients. In addition to his experience working with substance abuse, he also has significant experience working with adolescents struggling with various issues including parental conflict, mental health disorders, school-related issues, substance-abuse disorders, and ADHD. He has a client-centered approach to therapy and believes that everybody deserves a unique approach to their care.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys a range of hobbies such as playing guitar, listening to music, fishing, lifting weights, reading, and traveling. He also enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and their two dogs-a Pug named Tokyo and a Chihuahua named Freckles
Dave specializes in addictive behaviors, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, family issues, faith transitions, trauma, mindfulness, and mood disorders.
Mark Jueschke is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Mark graduated from Southern Utah University with his Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology. He obtained his Master Art degree From Chapman University, majoring in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Mark has utilized his skills in working with adults and teens, couples and families in a variety of settings. He worked cumulatively for 12 years in the social services field working with elderly, disabled adults and in child welfare working with families. Mark also spent nine years working as a Hospice Grief Counselor where he helped individuals and their families cope with the painful realities grief can bring. Mark has specialized in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression and life challenges and helping find a path to hope and healing. He has also worked with individuals struggles with the challenges of addiction. He has a strength-based style where he utilizes Solution-Focused as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approaches. Mark has found in his personal and professional life, that seeking balance through mindfulness, relaxation and grounding techniques can be an effective facilitator for healing and change and enormous growth.
For Mark, his family is everything and he loves spending time with his wife and children. Road trips. He loves drives down the coast or on a mountain highway enjoying beaches, lakes, and streams. Mark loves to enjoy the beauty this earth of ours holds. But when the rubber hits the road, a simple game of UNO with his family at the end of the day has brought numerous times of laughter and joy. Laughter is a vital part of Mark’s everyday life and he loves to surround himself with the others who laugh often and easily.
Mark loves to sing, play the piano. Music has always been an essential part if his life. He has sung publicly and privately, both in choirs and solos. He has found that music can bring healing and solace to the soul.