Meet The Therapists
MARK WILKES, MFTI
Life brings challenges, and it presents us with problems. These challenges and problems come in all shapes and sizes, and more often than not, we don’t get to choose the ones we encounter. Some of us deal with trauma, anxiety, or depression. Or maybe there are financial hardships, relationship problems, or difficulty with our children.
I love the idea that we are capable of solving problems, and that we have innate abilities and strengths that we can apply to life's challenges. And I love the idea that, as a therapist, I can work together with people to uncover those innate strengths and problem-solving abilities.
Sometimes the thing that holds us back in work, relationships, sports, or in our families is something we have the ability to fix, we just might not have all the right tools.
I have a special interest in how anxiety affects us and may keep us from achieving what we know we are capable of. Whether that looks like a debilitating fear of everyday life or situational anxiety tied to a relationship, work, sports, or music performance, anxiety is both complicated and something that can be conquered.
I work together with couples, individuals, and teens to overcome life’s challenges, both large and small. If you have a problem that is affecting your life, let's talk about it.
- Performance Anxiety (Sports, Work, Music, Academic)
- General Anxiety
- Individual Therapy
Alyson Rasmussen, AMFT
Do you find yourself struggling to communicate your feelings in an authentic way or setting boundaries with those around you? Relationships are an integral part of our lives—whether they be with colleagues at work, a partner or spouse, close friends, or our children—and maintaining these relationships takes work! Taking some time to focus on yourself and your relationships can have a tremendous impact on your mental health and overall wellbeing. Whether working with individuals, couples, or families, I strive to understand each person’s unique life story and to build trust in exploring and meeting the needs of whomever is sitting with me.
My philosophy of change recognizes the systems of oppression and trauma that exist around us and acknowledges the harm that has been enacted and perpetrated against LGBTQIA and BIPOC individuals and their families in the psychotherapy space. My priority in session is to create an open and safe space, which I believe is necessary in the process of healing.
KELLY LEON, AMFT
Are you experiencing overwhelming sadness, distress, anxiety, or grief due to unresolved trauma or loss of a loved one? Are these emotions affecting a significant area of your life such as parenting or marital/intimate relationships? I can help you make sense of your experiences and empower you to explore how your relationships, family, culture, and the effects of trauma and loss contribute to how you currently feel.
I am passionate about providing you with compassion toward your feelings and validation of your situation. I value a trusting and collaborative relationship, where we can work together, so you can feel safe to talk about your experiences and lift the pain you feel. Many people go decades with unresolved trauma and suffer from damaged relationships as a result. I want you to know there is help and you deserve to feel freedom to move forward. Let me help you find and recognize your strengths, broaden your perspective, and lift self-shame so you can see things clearer and have a better life. If you are struggling, please come see me, so you can begin your journey to healing.
• Marriage and Couples therapy
• Women’s issues
• Anxiety and depression
• Grief and bereavement
ANA MARQUES, LMFT
It can be frustrating to feel stuck due to a personal, familial, or social struggle. I am passionate about the freedom that comes from creating practices that lead to long lasting mental health. For that reason, I am trained in the evidence based therapeutic modalities of EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Through a collaborative trusting relationship I support individuals to overcome anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress responses, and compulsions.
My multicultural background drives me to create a safe healing environment for people of diverse backgrounds. I bring my personal experience and the latest in brain science to help you and your family create and sustain healing.
Ofrezco servicio en Español. Aparte de mi entrenamiento, tengo conocimiento pleno de los retos que vienen de ser un inmigrante Hispano. Me encantaría ayudarle a crear y mantener sanación.
- Identity Development
- Decolonizing Therapy
- Faith Transition
CAMERON VANKOMEN, LCSW
As a Licensed Social Worker, I support those with depression, anxiety, strained relationships, or individual and family conflict. My goal is to help others discover the motivation within themselves to make change possible. I sincerely feel like we are all meant to be happy in our own way, and I enjoy helping others find their ‘happy’ by guiding them through the process of self-discovery, developing new perceptions, or just finding a way to cope with day-to-day stressors. Challenges are a part of life, whether wanted or not, and it’s not always easy to know how to approach each one that comes our way. At times people need help to see the good in themselves. I find that people respond well to, and are encouraged by, positive motivation, focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses, the positive rather than the negative. Negative views tend to dominate when life feels difficult or overwhelming. Allowing individuals and families to see the strengths they forgot about or didn’t realize they had is motivating and reenergizing, and it sometimes takes an outside perspective to start that recognition.
I’ve seen a lot of teens and adults find success learning techniques that keep their minds from the anxious past or future and live in a healthier present moment. This reduces the noise in their life and trains them how to focus on the calm and quiet to help with anxiety and depression. I also assist families in overcoming conflict to rebuild relationships through active teaching of skills such as effective communication and how to avoid power struggles, as well as many other essential parenting skills. These skills create a more peaceful family environment. Families with children still at home find this particularly successful.
Sometimes the challenges we face are connected to the home environment, or you just feel more comfortable there. Being in the environment where you live can be the best place to work in and effect change. It can be also be difficult to get to an office because of trying to find babysitting or rearrange a busy schedule. Some even find it difficult to open up in an office setting, so having me come to your home could be a good solution. Please contact me with any questions about my approach to your specific need or if you would like to set up an appointment.
MICHAEL MORGAN, LMFT
There's never a convenient time to go to therapy. However, a valuable time to try is during adolescence. Young adults face many difficult challenges. This time is not only challenging for youth, but for their parents as well! Stress develops in areas of sports, religion, school, and relationships. Transitioning into adulthood can be difficult, but I've seen it be a time of great progress for clients and their loved ones. I help clients learn to cope with their current stresses and find their own unique identity and strength. Don't wait too long to start living the life you want to be living.
It takes courage to reach out for help. It’s vulnerable to hope for change. Like the heroes we hear about in our favorite tales, I see individuals, couples, and families overcome difficult challenges and find deeper meaning and purpose in their lives. In therapy, you will confront your inner dragons, rewrite your past, and transform yourself into what you would like to become. The process of therapy is truly remarkable. It’s an unseen and unrecognized form of heroism. As Joseph Campbell put it, the cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek. Going to therapy can be scary, but the reward could be life-changing. It’s an honor that people share their lives with me. If you are looking for someone to share your story with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
TYLER M STARK, LCMHC
Hi, I'm Tyler Stark. I'm a mental health counselor treating individuals, teens, couples, and families. In my practice I focus on assisting couples and individuals with relationship concerns. I help couples strengthen their relationship by enhancing their communication, fortifying trust, and repairing hurts from the past. I also assist individuals in improving romantic, social, and family relationships. I strive to help my clients move from a place of pain and frustration to growth and healing. My goal is to create a collaborative and gentle environment in which we can maximize your own strengths to bring about the desired change in your life.
I often work with couples dealing with various types of betrayal including: pornography use, financial secrets, emotional affairs, physical infidelity, addiction and renouncing religion. I have training in Gottman Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. These approaches are shown to help couples repair their past and improve their connection.
Sometimes changing your life demands having outside support to move in a new direction and you can begin the process of change now. I welcome teens, parents, individuals, couples and entire families into my practice. I offer extended evening hours to accommodate your schedule. Please call for an appointment.
Erika Eisenman, LCSW
Have you been affected by a traumatic event, or experience? Does it feel as though no matter what you do, you have not been able heal and move forward with your life? “Well, broken crayons still color!” and I am here to help you achieve your healing goals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and have been practicing since 2016. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina A&T (2014), and finished my Graduate degree in 2015 from the University of Utah.
After completing my academic education, I began to specialize in trauma, grief, and loss. I became a certified provider in EMDR in 2015 and have utilized this intervention to assist a variety of people in their healing process.
- Trauma (physical, sexual, emotional/mental).
- General Anxiety
- Major Depression (suicidal ideations, self-harming behaviors)
- Substance Abuse Disorders
- Life Planning/Career Planning
- Adoption/Identity Understanding
- LBGTQ Services