Stephanie L. Gardner, LCSW

Owner/Therapist

 

Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of New England in 2016. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Brigham Young University in 2006. 

 

Stephanie is trained in helping single adults, families, children and those in emotionally abusive situations. She is trained in many therapy techniques including EMDR, DNMS, DBT, CBT, and attachment based therapy among others. Stephanie uses a myriad of tools and techniques to ensure each client has a personally tailored experience. She is familiar with the latest methods to help drive rapid and profound results! 


Stephanie can help with adolescent behavior problems, self-injury, young single adult and single adult relationship issues, failure to launch young adult issues, emotional/psychological abuse, narcissistic abuse, and anger management. She also has extensive experience with trauma, depression, anxiety, pornography addiction, PTSD, and grief. Stephanie has advanced training in EMDR.

 

She says: "Most of my clients have one similar regret, 'I wish I had done this sooner!' I can't wait to help you begin your journey towards change and healing." To schedule an appointment with Stephanie please call our office. 
 

 

Jenny Maurer, ACMHC

Therapist

Jenny is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling also from the University of Phoenix in 2011 and her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in 2007. 

 

Prior to becoming a therapist Jenny served her country for seven years in active duty the United States Air Force. She served in many states and countries and gained a myriad of knowledge and experience before her honorable discharge.

 

More recently, Jenny has worked in various facets of the mental health field for the last 9 years, and is trained in CBT, DBT and MI. She is experienced with mood and personality disorders, grief and loss, hopelessness, anger, identity issues, low self-esteem, and LGBTQ+ issues. She has experience in both inpatient as well as outpatient. Her own experiences and family have allowed her to appreciate; and understand different cultures and viewpoints and to embrace diversity.

 

Jenny believes in providing a treatment approach that is driven by the needs, and goals of each individual. She also recognizes that the therapeutic relationship is powerful in assisting clients in gaining insight, healing, and transformation. She is truly passionate about her work as a counselor, and in providing a safe, and supportive environment.

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Jeneille Larsen, MS

Neurodiversity and Education Advocate

 

Jeneille is from Cache Valley, Utah. She received her Bachelor's degree in Child Development from Utah State University and her Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Infancy and Family Development and Early Intervention from Bank Street College in New York City. Presently Jeneille is a Doctorate student in Early Childhood Education and Infant Mental Health from Fielding University in California.

 

She works as Special Education Teacher for a K-8 school and provides coaching for families and students with special needs, learning, and behavioral challenges.  Jeneille's life goal is to have a positive influence in the lives of the children and families she works with. She believes that as humans we develop and grow our ability to learn throughout our whole lives. Her aim is to inspire and show students how to become lifetime learners, and to see the world from more than one perspective. She endeavors to be a coach who is not afraid to get messy and be vulnerable. She believes in experiential learning and hopes to show children and parents by example that growth happens in moments of risk and vulnerability.

 

Things Jeneille specializes in and can help families with:

  • One-on-one help and training for parents and children with special educational and behavioral needs (Learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism, Aditory processing, etc).
  • She can assist in creating more positive parent/child relations through hands on regular family meetings to teach the skills and tools needed to help you communicate better with and to understand your child. 
  • She can be an advocate and provide information about school support for students (IEPs, 504s) and she can walk you through the process for how to secure these accomodations for your student/child. 
  • She can provide assistance with requesting school evaluations and Special Education information
  • She supports parent and child rights in the classroom and at school
  • She can review evaluations and/or IEP goals and accommodations
  • She can provide available resources for families to support student needs at school and at home
  • She can provide coaching and hand's on support for positive child and family relations and behaviors
  • She can provide skills and strategies to support challenging behaviors at home and/or at school
  • She can provide strategies to assist students and families in gaining success in the classroom and with schoolwork/homework.

To schedule an appointment with Jeneille please call our office. 
 

 

 

McKensey Roberts

Office Assistant

 

McKensey is a current student at Brigham Young University in the education department. She is studying to be a science teacher and is currently involved in completing her student teaching. McKensey has extensive office and managerial experience and keeps things at Actually Connect Counseling running smoothly.

 

McKensey understands what it takes to find the courage to begin your own healing journey and she is here to support you all along the way and to answer any questions you may have regarding our services. She can be reached at (801)876-0036 or by emailing officemanager@actuallyconnect.com. 

 

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