We provide assessment and treatment for a variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, grief, substance abuse, and relationship issues. We offer therapy in a number of formats including: individual therapy, group therapy, and couple’s therapy.

Detailed Office Hours

UVU Student Health Services General Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8-7, Tuesday & Friday 8-5 

Medical Services Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9-7, Tuesday & Friday 9-4

Psychiatric Services Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9-4

Mental Health Services Hours:
Monday-Friday 8-5 

Learning Disability Assessment Services Hours:
Monday-Friday 8-5 

Crisis Services Hours:
Monday-Friday 8-5 

After Hours crisis:
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

How to Make an Appointment

Please call us at 801-863-8876 to make your first appointment. Please let our support staff know what type of therapy you are seeking (e.g., individual therapy vs. couple’s therapy).

Due to the high demand for our therapy services, you will need to be enrolled in 9+ credit hours to receive individual therapy. Proof of current enrollment is required. If you are enrolled in 8 credit hours or less we encourage you to come to one of our FREE therapy groups on the day and time that is most convenient for you.

Group Therapy Info

Be aware that mental health services are available only to currently enrolled UVU students. We do not provide services to students who are under 18 years old.

Cost of Services 

Individual Therapy: $10/session (Must be enrolled at least 9 credit hrs)
Couple’s Therapy: $10/session (Must be enrolled at least 9 credit hrs)
Group Therapy: Free (Must be enrolled at least 1 credit hr)

Please note: If you are in a suicidal crisis, emergency services are available to all UVU students. If you are in need of assistance for a crisis, please come into our office for walk-in hours available from 8am - 5pm Monday-Friday. 

Forms

If you are coming for an initial individual or couples therapy appointment, you will need to arrive about 10-15 minutes early in order to complete paperwork. Alternatively, you can complete the Informed Consent and MHS Intake forms (see the links below) and bring them with you.

Informed Consent Form 

Mental Health Services (MHS) Intake Form

Practicum/Externship Application

General Group Guidelines

Women's Group Guidelines Form

Therapy

Individual Therapy 

Many students face academic, family, or psychological struggles for which they seek individual therapy. Mental Health Services provides short-term therapy to current-term registered UVU students. Mental Health Services may provide a maximum of 24 sessions to students over the course of their time at UVU.

In order to qualify for individual therapy services you must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 credit hours (6 credit hours during the summer).

You will work with your therapist throughout the first session to determine the most appropriate course of treatment for your particular challenges. The therapist may provide you with a referral to a community therapist if long-term care is needed.

Many of our therapists are licensed professionals. We also often have therapists-in-training who work under the supervision of a licensed therapist. All of our trainees receive regular supervision to ensure that you are getting the best care possible.

Sometimes, due to our high demand for services, we have a wait-time for individual therapy. If this is the case for you, then consider joining one of our free therapy groups.

Group Therapy Info

Please be aware that Student Health Services does not provide psychological services for court-mandated therapy.

Who qualifies for individual therapy?

In order to qualify for individual therapy, you must be enrolled at UVU for a minimum of 9 credit hours.

If you are enrolled for less than 9 credit hours, you cannot attend individual therapy, but we invite you to take advantage of group therapy. We also have emergency availability for those in a suicidal crisis; this service is available to all UVU students M-F 8am-5pm.

What should I expect during my first therapy session?

You will need to arrive 15 minutes early in order to complete paperwork. You can also download the paperwork (pdf), and complete it prior to your arrival at the agency.

During the first appointment, your therapist will be asking questions in order to gain information about why you are seeking therapy and your history. Sometimes it can feel a little bit overwhelming to try to put everything that you have been experiencing into words. You should take your own pace when it comes to sharing in the first session. If you need a moment to think, feel free to do so.

How long will each therapy session last?

You can expect for each session to last approximately 45-50 minutes.

What should I bring to my therapy sessions?

You might find it helpful to jot down notes of things that you would like to discuss in your session throughout the week. Your therapist might also ask you to do specific assignments that will help you with your particular problems.

Where will I be meeting with my therapist?

All of our therapist’s offices are located in SC-221.

What if the 'Wait List' is full?

At many times throughout the year, students' demands for individual therapy far exceeds our capacity. In an effort to utilize our limited resources as efficiently as possible, we often have to utilize a 'wait list'. Being on the wait list means that you are in line to be assiged to work with an individual therapist. The amount of time any individual remains on the wait list before being contacted to schedule an initial appointment varies with the availability of our staff. Unfortunately, this sometimes results in a lengthy wait before therapy can begin. Further, once the wait list is full, students are left with limited options for treatment.

The good news is that we typically have immediate openings available in group therapy! There are many benefits to being in a group. Groups are a great place to get feedback from others, try out new behaviors, learn and practice assertiveness, and gain support. Research has demonstrated that group therapy is as effective as individual therapy in helping someone achieve his or her personal therapy goals. For more information about group therapy.

Couples Therapy 

Many times couples in a dating, pre-marital or marital relationship need help in resolving a glitch in their relationship. One of the services offered by Mental Health Services (MHS) is couples counseling. Several of the professional staff have specialized training in couples therapy.

Below is a list of symptoms to help you and your partner assess whether your relationship could use professional help:

  • Lack of trust between partners
  • One or both partners feel they are being verbally or emotionally abused
  • Physical Abuse
  • A feeling of being controlled by your partner
  • A feeling you are not being understood and/or appreciated by your partner
  • Physically and/or emotionally withdrawing from your partner
  • A feeling of not being listened to by your partner
  • Lack of common values and interests between partners
  • Easily provoked to irritation and anger by your partner
  • Mixed feelings of love/dislike of your partner

Of course there is no guarantee that couples counseling is the answer, but the MHS therapists are ready and willing to help you and your partner with these issues so you can have a more satisfying relationship. Please call 801-863-8876 or drop by SC 221 to make an appointment.

Self Help Resources

Group Therapy 

If your trying to decide whether group is right for you watch this brief video that provides a general introduction to group therapy. After you're done, you can read this page for more specific information about our FREE therapy groups.

Groups are available to all currently enrolled UVU students. Below is our group schedule for Fall 2018. From the list, choose the one group that works best with your schedule. Click on the day or time of that group to open that particular group's paperwork. If you decide that that group is a good fit for you, complete the paperwork and bring it with you to group. If it indicates that that particular group is 'CLOSED,' then that group is not accepting any more new members this semester. Please see below if there are no open groups that fit with your schedule.

For more information about our groups, contact our Group Coordinator, Dr. Bill Todd, at 801-863-5774 or William.Todd@uvu.edu.

Group Paperwork

General Group Guidelines

Women's Group Guidelines Form

Groups & Workshops for Spring 2019

IMPORTANT: Please come to Student Health Services (SC221) 10 minutes before your first group in order to fill out the necessary paperwork at the front desk. Also, the workshops are sometimes held at locations other than Student Health Services (SC221). For the most up-to-date information about the locations of any workshops, please call us at 801-863-8876.

Monday

No Groups or Workshops on Mondays During Spring 2019

Tuesday

Group: 1pm-2:30pm General Therapy Group

Group: 4pm-5:30pm General Therapy Group

Workshop: 12pm-1pm Stress Management

Wednesday

Group: 1pm-2:30pm General Therapy Group

Group: 2:30pm-4:00pm Women's Therapy Group

Group: 4pm-5:30pm General Therapy Group

Workshop: 10am-11:30am Effective Living Skills

Friday

No Groups or Workshops on Fridays During Spring 2019

What if my schedule conflicts with the open groups listed?

At Mental Health Services (MHS), we have made every effort to schedule our groups during the days and times that we have seen through our experience are most popular for most students. However, we also realize that there are many students whose schedules vary from these specific days and times. In an effort to try and conform our group days and times to as many students' schedules as possible, we have created a system that will allow us to create groups around your schedule. We have created a form that will allow you to tell us what your availability is.   When we have enough students with the same availability, we will start a new group during that day and time, and inform you about the start of the new group. It is out hope that this will reduce your wait time for our services as much as possible. If you have additional questions about any of our groups or workshops, please contact our Group Coordinator, Dr. Bill Todd, at 801-863-5774 or William.Todd@uvu.edu.


If you’re like most people, you may have some initial apprehension about going to a therapy group. Concerns about what to expect from group are common. The information below is designed to help you better understand what to expect from group.

What are the differences between groups and workshops?

Currently, Student Health Services offers two types of therapy groups: General Therapy Groups, and more theme-oriented groups. All of these groups are therapeutic in nature, with some targeting specific concerns (e.g., depression/anxiety; Women's issues; etc.), while others are more diverse.

In addition to our therapy groups, Student Health Services also offers workshops that involve learning and practicing skills. Therapy groups usually have between 6 and 12 members who meet once a week for approximately 90 minutes. Each group member plays an important role in the ongoing therapeutic process, and topics can vary from week-to-week depending upon the concerns of the group members. Workshops, on the other hand, are typically 1 hour long, and may have different people attending each week. They are led by the presenters (rather than by the participants), and are also much more structured compared to therapy groups. The focus of each workshop is on a predetermined topic, and the specific goals include the acquisition of relevant knowledge and the development of effective skills.

Workshops and groups also have different expectations with regard to confidentiality. In a therapy group, your right to confidentiality from the group’s co-facilitators is guaranteed by law. This is intended to protect the safety of the group environment, and allow each group member to talk about difficult or sensitive topics more openly. A workshop, however, does not have the same guarantees with confidentiality. Because the workshops at Student Health Services are “public” and open to any/all students, we cannot guarantee your confidentiality. We, therefore, encourage you to exercise your own best judgment about how much you choose to share during any of our workshops.

We recommend attending only one therapy group at a time. However, you may attend as many of the workshops as you like.

Below is a list with descriptions of groups and workshops that we offer. Please note that the scheduling of groups and workshops may vary from semester to semester.

GENERAL THERAPY GROUPS These sessions help students gain personal insight, improve communication skills, and explore relationships. Groups are open to all currently-enrolled students and address a wide array of problems, issues, and areas of concern. While the groups are facilitated by therapists, the agenda is largely student led.

WOMEN’S THERAPY GROUP These sessions are very similar to general process groups, but offer a female-only environment and particular focus on women’s issues.

STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS These consist of a seven-week cycle of education and practical tools for learning to relax and optimize performance while in stressful circumstances. Drop-ins are welcome and you don’t have to commit to the entire cycle of classes. These workshops are held in the Reflection Center (i.e., Student Life and Wellness building, room SL112).

EFFECTIVE LIVING SKILLS WORKSHOPS This series of 12 workshops was designed by staff members at Student Health Services in order to help you develop knowledge and skills that can be used to deal more effectively with intense emotions and/or your relationships with others. Although you can attend those specific workshops in the series that specifically address your particular concerns (i.e., tolerating and/or regulating emotional distress; being effective in interpersonal relationships; etc.), the workshops were designed to work together as an interrelated whole. They will focus on learning about the ways thoughts, feelings, and actions interact with each other, and on how to apply this increased understanding to the development of healthy and effective coping skills.

If you have additional questions about any of our groups or workshops, please contact our Group Coordinator, Dr. Bill Todd, at 801-863-5774 or William.Todd@uvu.edu.

What are the costs of group therapy or workshops?

All of our therapy groups and workshops are FREE to current UVU students.

Who leads the therapy groups?

One or two therapists will be present at each therapy group to help facilitate interaction, discussion, and attention to the processes that unfold during group. The group leaders are there to help maintain an environment of safety and a focus on growth.

Who is a good candidate for group therapy?

Many different types of people benefit from group therapy. Anxiety, depression, and relationship issues are some of the most common reasons that people come to our groups. Some may seek out group for help during a time of transition, such as a recent move to the state, or a recent loss, such as divorce or death of a loved one.

In group you may:

  • Gain Support
  • Share experiences and struggles
  • Receive advice and feedback
  • Learn about yourself and others
  • Try new behaviors
  • Develop more satisfying ways of relating to others
  • Many other possibilities

Who is NOT a good candidate for group therapy?

Certain individuals may not be appropriate for group. For instance, if you are experiencing current suicidal thoughts, you are likely in need of a higher level of care and should either: come into Student Health Services to be evaluated for an emergency appointment, dial 911, or call the national suicide hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

What is expected of me in group?

Many students are nervous about attending their first group session. Initially, members may be quiet and hesitant as they try to figure out what feels okay to talk about. All group members are encouraged to take their own pace in opening up, as feelings of trust and safety develop. As members become more comfortable with the group, they often open up more and show more of themselves. This provides students with the opportunity to receive direct feedback about how they come across to others and to feel more connected to others in the group.

Can I bring someone with me?

Because many people feel nervous about attending group for the first time, students sometimes want to bring a friend or family member along with them to group. We ask that you do not do this for several reasons.

First, group is not as beneficial when you are attending with someone that you already know. (For example, you might be less-likely to give that person hard feedback if they are your friend. Or, you might hold back in sharing personal things in group when someone you know is present). Secondly, due to the confidential nature of the group, we do not allow people to come to the group just to observe or support someone. We want everyone in the group to have their own personal goals to work towards while in group.

Can I attend multiple groups?

It could be beneficial to attend the Tuesday Stress Management class with one of our general groups. This is because the Stress Management group is more informational, while our other groups are therapy groups where you share personal information. However, we ask that you do not attend more than one therapy group. It is important to have just one group that you connect with and share personal information with as the semester progresses.

Can I go to a group as part of a class assignment?

Sometimes professors ask that students observe a group as part of a class assignment. Please be advised that we do NOT allow students to attend any of our therapy groups to fulfill a class requirement. This policy is in place to protect the safety and confidentiality of the group environment. However, you may attend our workshops; these workshops are more informational in nature and do not have the same confidentiality requirements as therapy groups.

Can I attend one session to see if it's a good fit for me?

Sometimes students want to ‘sample’ different groups in an effort to find one that is a good fit for them. While it does make sense to try to find a service that will be a good fit for your needs, for reasons of confidentiality and maintaining a safe, productive group environment, we ask that you do NOT attend a group unless you intend to attend that group a minimum of 3 consecutive sessions. By doing this, you can get a feel for the group environment, ask any questions you may have about the group itself, and make a more informed decision about whether that group will be helpful to you. In addition, if you want more information about any of our groups without having to actually attend a group, please feel free to contact our Group Coordinator, Dr. Bill Todd (801-863-5774 or William.Todd@uvu.edu) with any questions or concerns you may have.

General group guidelines

  1. Group sessions are CONFIDENTIAL. In order to create a safe environment where members can feel comfortable in sharing, it is critical that group members not disclose information about the group. This means not revealing any information that another person shares during the group session, and not sharing the fact that you attend a group with that person.
  2. Make an initial commitment. You may feel anxious or impatient with your group as you start out. Just like with individual therapy, group work takes time. Commit to attending 3 sessions before trying to determine the value of group for you.
  3. Attend consistently. Successful groups depend on a commitment from each member to the group. If you truly must miss group, please let the leaders know as soon as possible. Also please arrive for group on time, as it is disruptive to the group if you come in late.
  4. Communicate with respect. While being open and honest is encouraged in the group, it is essential that you express a differing viewpoint in a respectful manner.

Resources/Self Help 

Below is a selection of resources to help you with day-to-day stresses and difficult periods in your life. Please note, this service is not meant to replace a face-to-face consultation with a trained counselor, nor does this service provide any type of online counseling. Please contact Student Health Services at 801-863-8876 for an appointment or referral.

In selecting any of the links listed on this page you will be leaving Utah Valley University's website. Because rapid, unexpected changes can occur with other websites at any time, neither Utah Valley University or Student Health Services endorse these sites, nor are we able to guarantee that the information provided is accurate or timely.

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Emergency Resources

If you are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide, tell someone who can help right away:

  • Call a trusted friend or family member for support.
  • Call Wasatch's Recovery Outreach Center at 801-373-7393 for a free assessment (this is a 24-hour crisis line).
  • Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center nearest you.
  • Text "START" to 741741 to connect with a counselor at Crisis Text Line.
  • Call 911 for emergency services.
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Visit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat

Self-Assessment

  • The State of Utah provides self-assessment tools in order to help determine if you may need to reach out to a doctor or mental health professional for an evaluation. The screenings are educational, not diagnostic. Take a screening

Abusive Situations, Drugs or Alcohol Abuse, Any Addictions

Autism/Autistic Spectrum

Dating & Relationships

Depression & Suicide Prevention

Eating Disorders

General Self-Help

Grief

Meditation

Stress & Anxiety

Other

Recommended Reading

Depression and Anxiety

  • Brene Brown "Daring Greatly." This book highlights positives that can come with being more emotionally open and vulnerable. Especially helpful for those who struggle with perfectionism.
  • David Burns
    • “Feeling Good”
    • “The Feeling Good Handbook”
    • "When Panic Attacks"
  • Steven C. Hayes “Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life”. Basic mindfulness stress-reduction exercises and ways to manage depression and anxiety
  • Susan Jeffers “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway”
  • Fred Luskin and Kenneth R. Pelletier "Stress Free for Good." Quick read with 10 helpful skills for stress management and happiness.

Distress Tolerance and Emotion Regulation

  • Matthew McKay, Jeffrey Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley “The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook”

Eating Disorders/Body Image Concerns

  • Jenni Schaefer “Goodbye ed, hello me”
  • Jenni Schaefer with Tom Rutledge “Life without Ed”
  • Michele Siegel, Judith Brisman, and Margot Weinshel “Surviving an Eating Disorder”. This is a resource for family and friends of someone with an eating disorder.

OCD/Obsessive Compulsive Behavior

  • Jeffrey M. Schwartz “Brain Lock”

Relationship Difficulties

  • John M. Gottman “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work”
  • Amir Levine and Rachel Heller “Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help you Find-and Keep-Love”

Self-Esteem

  • David Burns “Ten Days to Self-Esteem”. This is a workbook that has step by step exercises that are very helpful.
  • Matthew McKay and Patrick Fanning “Self ESTEEM: The ultimate program for self-help”

Self-Compassion

  • Kristen Neff “Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself”. This is a wonderful introduction to self-compassion, along with increasingly advanced exercises in order to put this to use in your life

Training Opportuntities

Practicum/Externship Program

Welcome

Utah Valley University’s Student Health Services welcomes you to our site, and we hope that you will find answers to your questions as you navigate through the information we have provided here. Please feel free to email PRACINTERN@uvu.edu if you have further questions.

The Practicum Student Internship Program and Externship Program offered at UVU is appropriate for applicants who are students of graduate psychology and counseling programs. Applicants should be in programs capable of preparing them for eventual licensure as a Psychologist or Clinical Mental Health Counselor and must be cleared by their programs to apply for practicum or externship.

Program Description

Those accepted as practicum students or externs will have the opportunity to provide face-to-face counseling to a diverse college student population under the supervision of licensed staff and supervised doctoral interns. Our goal is to provide practicum students and externs the opportunity for increased development of their knowledge, skills, values, and aptitudes in the practice of professional psychology while providing quality counseling services to students of UVU. This will be accomplished through practicum students and externs providing direct and indirect services to UVU students; receiving supervision; attending meetings, trainings, and conferences; and completing projects aimed at honing clinical skills as needed.

The hours available for the practicum student program and the extern program vary from semester to semester according to demand, office space, and funding. It is important to note that hours cannot be guaranteed; however, we have been able to make various arrangements with our practicum students and externs in the past and will continue to do our best to meet those needs in the future.

It is anticipated during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters that appointment hours will be available between the hours of 8-5 Mondays-Thursdays and 8-4 Fridays.

It is required of practicum students and externs to attend the 2-hour weekly staff meeting held on Tuesdays from 9-11 am. These meetings provide opportunities to consult on cases, enhance knowledge through didactic information, and keep abreast of pertinent information regarding the operations of Student Health Services.

Weekly supervision is provided to practicum students by our doctoral interns who are under the direct supervision of a licensed clinician. Externs will receive supervision from a doctoral intern and/or a licensed clinician. Additional supervision is available to both practicum students and externs at our staff meetings where several licensed clinicians of varying backgrounds provide feedback to staffed cases. It is expected that each practicum student and extern will come prepared to discuss a case every week. Additionally, at least one formal case presentation is required by each practicum student and extern for each semester or block worked at Student Health Services.

It is required that all sessions be video recorded. In order to protect confidentiality, these recordings are encrypted onto flashdrives provided by Student Health Services and are to remain on the premises at all times. It is not permissible at any time for practicum students or externs to take video recordings outside of Student Health Services. If this creates a problem with an applicant’s program, it is the applicant’s responsibility to identify an alternative that satisfies the needs of their educational program and those of Student Health Services.

The length of time that a practicum student internship or externship lasts is negotiable depending on the needs of the applicants and of Student Health Services. We request that applicants identify the amount of time they would like to commit to the center when filling out the application. Continuation of a practicum student internship or externship will be assessed on a semester by semester basis based on performance and available resources. Student Health Services maintains the right to terminate a practicum student internship or externship when there is just cause.

For more information about Student Health Services, please visit our website at www.uvu.edu/studenthealth.

Application Procedure

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application form and email it and your resume to PRACINTERN@uvu.edu. Upon review, viable candidates will be invited to interview. Following the interviews, a final decision will be made and the applicants will be notified of their status.

If an applicant is approved for a practicum internship or an externship, they are required to provide documentation that they are currently enrolled in a qualifying graduate program and is covered by liability insurance. Also, please be advised that any approved applicants will be expected to abide by the procedures laid out in the practicum/extern training manual and the UVU Code of Conduct.

Preventative Outreach Program (POP) 

What is POP?

Utah Valley University’s Mental Health Services is committed to doing all it can to improve the mental health and wellness of those within its reach. In order to accomplish that goal in the most efficient and effective manner, a series of prevention-based presentations are available to the UVU community.

Rather than being reactive, UVU Mental Health Services believes in being proactive when it comes to mental health education. As a member of UVU's staff or faculty, your participation on behalf of those in your area of responsibility is appreciated and, more than likely, needed.

Because individual attention to those desiring mental health information can result in a wait time that is less than ideal, these POP presentations have been designed to accommodate up to 100 individuals at a time and are always led by therapy experts. The presentations will cover topics that have been identified by our student population as precise needs.

The information and skills provided by these presentations are aimed at promoting healthy living. They teach skills that can assist in managing common concerns before they escalate. The presentations are facilitated by mental health therapists, and can be requested by faculty and staff throughout the campus. Presentation topics cover common concerns such as:

  • Time Management: How to effectively plan your time and tasks.
  • Self-care for Helping Professions: How to help others without depleting yourself.
  • Study Skills: Learn effective study and test taking skills.
  • Stress Management: College can be stressful! Learn coping tools for managing daily stressors.
  • Relationships: Learn healthy tools for communicating and connecting with others.
  • Emotions: We all have them! Learn about how to engage with emotions in healthy ways.
  • Depression and Anxiety: How to recognize symptoms, myths of depression and anxiety, and helpful interventions.
  • Science of Happiness: Learn how to cultivate happiness in your own life.

Schedule a POP Presentation

While this program is designed for faculty to request presentations for their classes, we also offer presentations for departments.

An online scheduling system is available and requests can be made several months in advance. If you would like to request a presentation, please click on the link below and reserve a presentation. Once you have reserved a presentation, a follow-up e-mail will be sent to gather more information.

Online Scheduling System

If none of the listed dates and times meet your needs, or if there are no dates and/or times available, please feel free to fill out the special request form.

Special Request Form

Once your request is received, it will be reviewed and an e-mail will be sent either confirming your presentation and presenter, or requesting further clarification. Please note that while we will attempt to accommodate special requests, our staff is generally booked out several weeks in advance. If our staff is not available to fulfill a special request, we will attempt to find an alternative to meet the need requested.  We look forward to working with you and your students!

QUESTIONS

If you have further questions, please send an email to:

mhspresentations@uvu.edu

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Staff 

Important Note About Email

Please be aware that therapists are unable to respond to clinical information (such as your current emotional struggles) via email, as email is not confidential. If you have a psychological concern, please make an appointment (801-863-8876).

Additionally, if you are currently in suicidal crisis, please do not contact a therapist via email or phone, but rather come to UVU Student Health Services Walk-In Hours (Available M-F 9am-4:00pm in SC-221) or call 911 or consider using the following crisis resources: 

  1. Utah County Crisis Line 801-691-5433
  2. 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  3. 1-800-273-TALK(1-800-273-8255)
  4. UVU Police: 801-863-5555
  5. Salt Lake Residents: UNI CrisisLine/Mobile Crisis: 801-587-3000

Please note that email accounts are NOT monitored continuously throughout the day, nor during evenings/weekends/holidays.

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Bill Erb, LPC, NCC

Director of Student Health Services, Licensed Professional Counselor

erbbi@uvu.edu

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Taige Bybee, Ph.D.

Director of Mental Health Services, Licensed Psychologist

bybeeta@uvu.edu

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Kersten "Tess" Haugse White, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of Mental Health Services, Licensed Psychologist

Kersten.White@uvu.edu

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Laura Heaphy, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Laura.Heaphy@uvu.edu

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William Todd, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

William.Todd@uvu.edu

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Peter Sanders, Ph.D.

Psychology Resident

Peter.Sanders@uvu.edu

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Ammon Cheney, Psy.D

Psychology Resident

ccheney@uvu.edu

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Elyssa Zimmerman, M.A.

Mental Health Therapist

Elyssa.Zimmerman@uvu.edu

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JC Graham, LCSW

Director of Crisis Services, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

grahamjc@uvu.edu

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Jeremy Webb, LCSW

Crisis Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

JWebb@uvu.edu

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Sariah Collard, C.S.W.

Crisis Therapist/Victim Navigator

SCollard@uvu.edu

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Dorothy Simister, MSW., CSW

Mental Health Therapist

dorothys@uvu.edu

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Elizabeth Hoose, M.A.

Doctoral Psychology Intern

EHoose@uvu.edu

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Corinna Barrus, M.A.

Doctoral Psychology Intern

Corinna.Barrus@uvu.edu

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Edward Martinelli, Ph.D.

Director - Learning Disability Testing, Licensed Psychologist

Edward.Martinelli@uvu.edu