OUR TEAM

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

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.

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

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.

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Suzie Denham

Suzie graduated from the University of Phoenix with a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2014. She is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

Suzie enjoys working with people from all walks of life to offer support and healing for people who are battling substance use and the co-occurring mental health challenges; those who have experienced trauma (PTSD), grief and loss, are experiencing chronic and terminal physical illness, anxiety, depression, personality disorders and difficulty with life-stage transition. Suzie uses person-centered and eclectic approaches to therapy seeking to understand the client’s needs and current life goals. Suzie believes in the power of connection, mindfulness, and support to foster healing and peace.

In her free time, Suzie enjoys spending time with her family riding motorcycles, music, gardening, and her dog Rosie.

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Dave Wilde

Dave is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience. He received his bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Education at the University of Utah and his master’s degree in Professional Counseling at Westminster College. He enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family, learning about the latest cell phone technology, and Ben and Jerry’s pints.

Dave specializes in addictive behaviors, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, family issues, faith transitions, trauma, mindfulness, and mood disorders.

Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor
and Substance-Use Disorder Counselor

Michelle Crandall

Michelle graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as completing the Substance Use Disorder program in 2013.  She has been working as a licensed SUDC in the recovery community since 2014, and recently graduated in 2020 from the University of Phoenix with a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.

Michelle’s goal is to walk with an individual through their personal journey of growth and self-discovery as they find their way to meeting their objectives for improved mental health and well-being. She is skilled in working with individuals experiencing the adverse impact of trauma, abuse, addiction, and loss. She utilizes evidence-based practices to create a safe and effective space for healing and recovery, including EMDR, CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Internal Family Systems.

In her downtime, Michelle enjoys spending time with family, walking her dogs, working in the yard, and listening to music. She loves movies and can often find a quote or a metaphor from various movies that relates to life experiences.

Clinical Social Worker

Courtney Davies

Courtney focuses on implementing mindfulness-based interventions and cognitive behavioral therapy into her therapeutic approach. As a social worker, she aims to evaluate and assist her clients from a holistic lens. This includes examining both systemic factors and individual characteristics that might be contributing to obstacles in a client’s life. Courtney values meeting her clients where they’re at to collaborate on overall healing and growth. She enjoys working with millennials and young adults and makes it a point to erase the stigma surrounding mental health treatment and the world of therapy. When she doesn’t have her therapist hat on, she loves to climb and camp in the Utah desert, watch The Great British Baking Show, and tend to her house plants.
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Mark Jueschke

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.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Joshua Henricksen

Josh Henricksen graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2016 and with a Master’s degree in Social Work in 2019. Since then, he has been working at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (formerly UNI) with inpatient youth leading groups, individual and family therapy sessions, and helping them connect to ongoing outpatient support. He is licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Josh utilizes a client-focused approach, incorporating tools from CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Self-Compassion, and Mindfulness to help clients find ways they can experience healing. Josh is skilled at connecting to others, helping them feel comfortable opening up to discuss hard topics, and creating a space for healing and growth.

In his downtime, Josh loves spending time with his husband and playing with his dog, Archie. He is an avid reader and enjoys dancing, singing, and laughing at dad jokes

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Tomas Hernandez

Thomas (Tomas) Hernandez is a U.S. Army Service-Connected Veteran and 3rd generation military. He is a former non-commissioned officer and completed a primary leadership development course (PLDC). He was in the U.S. Army on Active duty for seven years and one in the national guard after he left active duty.

He is currently a social worker, therapist, diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, certified nutrition coach, and personal trainer. His philosophy is practicing person-centered care when helping clients with substance use and mental health challenges. He is a licensed therapist in Utah as a certified social worker (CSW).

He is working on getting his health coach certification with the American Council on Exercise. He is trained and has performed as a certified peer support specialist, an equine-assisted psychotherapist, and a sports performance coach. He has presented himself as a motivational speaker regarding his own life and discussed such topics as overcoming barriers of poverty, being homeless, and receiving mental health services. He has learned to ask for help regarding his recovery and struggles with mental health. This led to him working in the recovery community and providing service as a peer support specialist for eight years. His grandfather (Faustino Hernandez) and father (David Hernandez) both served in the military and are combat Veterans. Thomas combines knowledge of different disciplines such as behavioral science, physical education, exercise physiology, sport psychology, and kinesiology.

He is a former middle school, high school, and college coach for cross country, track, and field sports. He led physical training classes, also known as (P.T.) while serving in the U.S. Army. His education includes his A.A. in general studies from Central Texas College, a B.A. in Sports Management with an emphasis on athletic coaching, fitness, wellness, and a minor in psychology from MidAmerica Nazarene University, and his master’s in social work (MSW) from the University of Missouri of Kansas City. Some of the things he enjoys outside of social work and helping people reach their health and wellness goals are reading books, cooking, exercising, being around horses, hiking, yoga, board games, performing arts, listening to music, karaoke, improv comedy, concerts, spending time with his family, friends, listening to podcast and audible books and his miniature dachshund named Pancho.

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