Dr. Beall has worked in the trauma field for well over 30 years, and finds it deeply rewarding to see individuals overcome the effects of horrible things that have happened to them and make a new life for themselves. He has been the director of the Trauma Awareness & Treatment Center since 1994. and is handing the reigns to April so he can focus on doing what he loves best, working with clients.
He particularly enjoys presenting in the community about different aspects of trauma especially to help others learn there is hope after suffering major losses. He does most of his teaching in house now, to share his vast trauma treatment knowledge with his team of professionals.
He, doctoral students and staff have completed research on the Rapid Pain Release Method for trauma resolution which Dr. Beall developed in the late 1980’s, and developing training modules based on this approach which have been used in our community, including the underserved. Dr. Beall has a big heart and loves to serve and share.
Dr. Beall grew up mainly in Louisiana and Florida and found a love the outdoors there. He has been happily married for 45 years, has six children, three boys and three girls, and four grandsons. He particularly loves camping and hiking in the mountains, birds, research, fishing, and the gym.
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C-PTSD and dissociative disorders
April has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology, a master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
She specializes in treating trauma including many types of abuse. Also, anxiety and associated disorders, depression, grief & loss, and sexual compulsive behaviors.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, she works with disorders and challenges in the context of families and marriages as well with individuals. She also does premarital, marriage, navigating divorce and remarriage/blended family therapies.
She has helped many individuals identify and understand being a Highly Sensitive Person and/or an Empath, how it impacts mental health (especially anxiety and addictions), and helps individuals learn to navigate associated challenges and learn about their unique gift.
April is the director of therapist training at the Institute of Healing Arts and a facilitator of Integrated Processing Technique.
April was born and raised in California. She has lived in Washington; Tokyo, Japan; Oregon; and enjoyed living in San Diego, California for 10 years before moving to Utah. She comes from a large family and thus has had ample opportunities to watch family dynamics, marriages, divorces, parenting styles as well as deaths. She has up-close and personal experience with traumas, and loves to work clients on their healing journey. She loves training and educating therapists and others in our community.
C-PTSD and dissociative disorders
Julio is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an emphasis in mental health. A graduate of the University of Utah Julio has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. He specializes in Trauma focused and Crisis work including suicide, medical social work and individual therapy. Born and raised in Utah with 2 kids, the things that are his inspiration are his family, music, sports, being authentic and helping others. He has specialized training in Crisis, is certified through the state in crisis counseling for Disaster and Bioterrorism, is a certified Salt Lake County Certified Mental Health Officer and a National ASIST trainer (suicide prevention workshop).
Lindsey brings 15 years’ experience in the mental health field. Her trauma informed care approach is the core of how she approaches treatment. Her philosophy stems from the belief that, “Trauma creates change you Don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you Do choose.” She began her clinical therapy experiences working with children and families in foster care and adoption getting acclimated to the need to be flexible and quickly build safety and rapport in many settings. Continuing her dedication to work with children and families that lead her to specializing in trauma healing care. Meeting an individual and family where they are at and developing specialized care to create meaningful goals, gain understanding through education, empowerment with tools and skills, and develop positive core beliefs. Lindsey is experienced working with individuals of any age human experiencing, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, ADHD ,Gender Dysphoria, Self-Harm, Addiction, Grief/Loss, Abuse, Adoption and Attachment Issues, Maternal Mental Health, and Complex PTSD/PTSD. She is EMDR Level 1 certified and utilizes a variety of modalities including Internal Family Systems, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Art and Play Therapy, Attachment Focused, Parent-child interaction therapy, and Somatic Therapy.
Finding Hope in Every Situation Broken, or injured? People tell me they are the former, their experiences reveal that they are the latter. They see themselves as beyond hope, beyond repair, beyond redemption even. Working together, we discover they are otherwise. Together, we find that hope aggregates. We grasp, weld, and grow each little particle together until hope feels real, substantial, and enduring. We see their ability to self-heal when they have the right resources. We realize that redemption is a consequence of healing rather than a reward for good behavior. Mental healing and wellness are whole being activities. I believe a person must learn to "be where they are at" to get where they want to go. This involves examining the meanings you make, forming new ways of understanding your challenges, learning to soothe your senses so they don't hijack your coping, and creating systems of support around you. Also, some of you are seeking to thrive rather than heal. To me, they are two sides of the same coin. Using similar tools for healing in a different way, I can help you accomplish your professional, lifestyle, academic and other personal goals. Education, Licenses, & Certifications Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Bachelor of Science in Technology Management Associates of Applied Science in Digital Media Clinical SpecializationsAdult Treatment Highly trained in multiple theoretical orientations including cognitive behavior therapy, narrative therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, and existential therapy Successfully treated areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, work related concerns, adult ADHD, and many others Specific training in treating multiple forms of trauma using Internal Family Systems Couples Therapy Uses principles from disciplines such as attachment therapy and the Gottman method to help couples with a variety of issues relating to communication, intimacy, sexuality, and many others Uses materials and hands-on tools tailored to the couple’s needs Expertise in helping work through betrayal trauma and heal after an affair Highly specialized in treating couple’s grief through education, use of tools, and the creation of support systems in the aftermath of loss and change Experience helping divorced couples co-parent more successfully Teen Treatment Modifies training mentioned earlier in addition to play therapy techniques to help teens of all different backgrounds and issues Expertise in building trust, making therapy engaging, and facilitating connection between teens and their families. I find that my interest in a wide range of media including video games and anime are helpful in connecting with the children and teens I work with Child Treatment Uses multiple forms of play therapy with the use of artwork, board games, video games, sand tray therapy, etc. We practice coping and communication skills in session and transfer that over to goals at home. Experience in family therapy and parenting approaches
Alex is a Certified Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Utah. Originally from California, Alex has come to Utah for the education and mountains, enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors. Having a passion for learning and never-ending curiosity, Alex has a varied background when it comes to her professional experiences, which include survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and those overcoming major obstacles and disadvantages to create a new and interesting life with their children. Alex has worked closely with Journey of Hope, a community agency providing case management for women who have been previously incarcerated and are survivors of trauma, providing mental health services and is inspired by their grit and resilience.
Heather has worked part time at the Trauma Awareness & Treatment Center for 10 years. She has a Masters degree in social work and a masters practitioner license in NLP. Her diversified background has included many years of working with children in individual and play therapy, preserving families within the State of Utah systems and social work in the school setting from grades K-12 in regular and special education. She enjoys working with people from different socio-economic backgrounds and cultures and has occasionally used interpreters in her trauma work. She has experience in a broad spectrum of approaches from Play-therapy and NLP to Cognitive and Behavioral therapy. Her techniques include encompass approaches to relieve trauma, pain and depression while building inner resources for a more productive and resourceful life.
Jeness received both her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and Master’s of Social Work from Ohio State University. She is a skilled mental health therapist with over 10 years of experience dealing with many areas of Social work, including, what many call, the most difficult areas of practice. Jeness has worked with youth experiencing the stresses of life today as well as DCFS cases. She has experience in a variety of treatment methods including Trauma Informed treatment, such as EMDR and others. Jeness brings a great depth to the team with her extensive experience with Level 1 Trauma, transplant and chronic illness. She enjoys working with clients of all ages; from teens and young adults, as they journey through the difficulties that await them, to adults and the elderly and the challenges of life in today’s society. Jeness also has experience working with: Abuse Addictions Anger Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Co-Dependency Co-Occurring Disorders Coping Skills Depression Defiance (ODD, Conduct Disorder) Grief Self-Esteem Self-Harm Sexual Abuse Stress Trauma Women’s Issues