KIRSTEN JACOBSON, LCSW
I’m Kirsten Jacobson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Layton, UT. I am here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my patients’ well-being and guarantee top of the line counseling and psychological services catered to their needs.
I have been in practice since 2010, after graduating from Arizona State University. With specialized training, I have a focus on treating trauma through the use of EMDR.
I offer a warm and caring environment to help you feel safe in confronting some of the most difficult things in life. I am honored to take this journey with you, and am amazed by the resilience I am able to witness in sessions.
When not in session, you will find me working in theater directing music or performing, or hiking the mountains with my little family.
Graduated from Arizona State University in 2010 with a Master's in Social Work
Trained in EMDR in 2017 through EMDRIA Institute, and extensive training specializing with children through the Agate Institute.
Awarded the 2010 Governor's Award for Excellence in Humanitarianism for my work with refugees in the Salt Lake Valley
MIKELLE TIMMONS, CSW, LMSW
As a trauma-informed therapist, I am passionate about helping you overcome the past trauma and find hope in your future again. I have a calming presence and strive to create a safe space where healing can occur. I recognize the challenges many face on their journey and find strength through watching others overcome their adversities and find peace. Change can be hard and I strive to elicit hope as I walk with people and empower them to become their best selves.
My areas of focus includes trauma, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, and relationship struggles. I assist with helping parents who's children who have experienced trauma and helping teach trauma informed parenting approaches. I meet people where they are and believe in creating an individual plan for growth.
I am passionate about working with people who have experienced grief and loss where they can feel heard and validated while developing coping strategies. I strive to create a trusting relationship with those I serve as they become vulnerable with their thoughts and feelings.
AYAKA LINGARD, CSW
My goal is to provide a collaborative, supportive, and understanding
environment focused on your growth, development, and recovery. I
approach therapy with respect for the importance of care in multiple
life areas: biological, psychological, cultural, relational, and
spiritual. I strive to provide affirming, accepting, and inclusive
care that celebrates each persons’ many identities and unique life
I have experience working with children, teens, adults, older adults,
and families with a variety of challenges. Some of my areas of focus
include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, romantic relationships,
and multicultural challenges. No matter what your current struggles
are, I am here to assist in your healing and growth.
I am a trained Mindfulness therapist and love to see people regain
control of their lives through self-acceptance and understanding. I
have experience with multiple modalities and am excited to work with
you to develop a treatment plan that works for you.
ERIN PARKER, ACMHC
I’m Erin Parker, an ACMHC with a passion for guiding individuals of all ages and backgrounds towards a happier, more fulfilling life. With a warm and empathetic approach, I am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment where you can openly explore your thoughts, feelings, and challenges.
My counseling philosophy is rooted in a person-centered approach, where you are the expert of your own life. I aim to create a warm and non-judgmental environment where you can freely express your thoughts and emotions. Additionally, I integrate evidence-based Cognitive-Behavioral techniques and mindfulness practices into our sessions, empowering you with effective tools to manage challenges and enhance your well-being.
If you're struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, or life transitions, you're not alone. These challenges are a part of the human experience, and I am here to help you navigate them. Drawing from my experience and training, I will tailor our sessions to address your unique situation and needs, empowering you to regain control over your emotions and actions. I work with clients across the age span from adolescents to adults.
I understand that seeking help can be a courageous step, and I am committed to creating a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions. My approach is founded upon kindness, care, and empathy. Together, we'll build a foundation of trust where you can freely express yourself and find solace during life's uncertainties.
SIERRA BRANHAM, CSW
Sierra Branham, CSW, is a compassionate and experienced therapist dedicated to helping individuals who are struggling to hold on to hope and have endured the pains of trauma. With a deep understanding of the complexities of trauma, Sierra specializes in treating trauma through evidence-based modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. As a passionate advocate for healing and growth, Sierra's primary focus is to provide a secure and non-judgmental space where clients can openly explore their emotions and experiences.
Sierra's therapeutic approach is rooted in the principles of person-centered care, trauma-informed practice, and a strengths-based perspective. Recognizing that each individual is unique, she tailors her therapy to meet the specific needs of her clients, ensuring that their healing journey is as effective as possible.
One of Sierra's areas of expertise lies in providing support to mothers navigating the challenges of motherhood. Her approach is marked by warmth, compassion, and a deep understanding of the complexities mothers face. Whether working with trauma survivors or mothers, Sierra Branham, CSW, is committed to helping her clients achieve healing, personal growth, and a brighter future through therapy that is both evidence-based and deeply empathetic.