FAMILY THERAPISTS AND COUNSELORS

Jennifer Bradof, MSW, LCSW

Executive Director

 Jennifer Bradof serves as the Executive Director and Clinical Director of Teton Behavior Therapy (TBT). Jennifer began TBT after identifying a need for expanded mental health care services in both Idaho and Wyoming. She began her social work career in Chicago, Illinois before moving to Jackson in 2005. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. Before starting Teton Behavior Therapy, she worked as a School Social Worker with the Teton County School District, and as the Junior Advocate Coordinator at the Community Safety Network. Jennifer has over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings including schools and hospitals. She values being a mother to her three children, spending time in the outdoors and actively participating in the community.

Jean Abrams, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director of Idaho TBT

Jean Abrams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience. Jean is from Avon Lake, OH, and received a BA in Women’s Studies from Ohio State University.  Jean moved to Jackson, WY in 1998 and worked for Community Safety Network and Teton County Victim Witness Program.  In 2006, Jean pursued her Masters of Social Work degree from Colorado State University, with the goal of exploring the clinical aspect of social work in addition to working with diverse client populations.  Upon graduating, Jean worked in the Special Education Department at Children’s Learning Center, supporting children and families to thrive as individuals and within their family and school ecosystems.   

Jean joined Teton Behavior Therapy in 2018 and currently works with children, families, and individuals.  Jean uses a strengths-based perspective as well as a number of therapeutic modalities and techniques when working with clients includingEMDR, CBT, DBT, Family Therapy, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, and more. Jean is trained in positive parenting and supporting teachers with challenging behavior in the classroom. As a clinician, Jean prioritizes trauma-informed care, celebrates the diversity of humans, and the opportunity for each of us to live our truest lives.

 Jean is a mother who finds solace and joy playing in the mountains with her family and friends.   

Sarah Caldwell, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director of Wyoming TBT

Sarah comes to us from New York City where she earned her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University in 2013.  She then worked with the NY State Early Intervention Program as a service coordinator aiding families in the navigation of evaluations and securing services.

Sarah then joined the clinical team at the widely respected  Northside Center for Child Development in East Harlem and worked as a therapist in schools, including middle and high schools.  Sarah continues to work with children, adolescents, and families and feels passionate about the potential for growth, change, and connection within the therapeutic relationship.

Sarah and her family relocated to Teton County in 2018.  Sara looks forward to spending time here with her husband and two young daughters and to serving the adults, children, adolescents, and families of our community as a therapist for Teton Behavior Therapy.

Charlotte Hale Alexander, MSW, LCSW

Charlotte Hale Alexander has lived and worked in Jackson, Wyoming since 2009 serving both adults and adolescents. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Skidmore College.

Charlotte has advanced training in perinatal mood disorders, having completed the Postpartum Support International’s Maternal Mental Health Certificate training program as well as the Postpartum Stress Center’s Post Graduate Training Program. Charlotte has been training in EMDR which has encouraged and supported her trauma informed approach, as has her previous work with the Community Safety Network. Her skills working with individuals with substance use disorders were honed during her CBT for Substance Use Disorders training at the renowned Beck Institute and her previous experience working for Curran Seeley Foundation.

Charlotte works from a strengths perspective and loves helping clients utilize and refine the tools and skills they already have to overcome their current challenges. When not working, Charlotte can be found skiing, hiking, rafting, or camping with her family and friends, enjoying the beauty that Jackson provides.

Halina Boyd, LPC

Halina studied Anthropology and Studio Art at Santa Clara University in California from 2003-2007. Here she enjoyed studying ancient cultures and portraying such early lifestyle cultures in her artwork. Her art would often analyze themes of social injustice and systemic oppression of marginalized identities. Shortly after graduating, Halina moved to Jackson, Wyoming to live closer to the mountains and pursue her dream to become a professional snowboarder. Achieving this dream led her all over the world, including a scouting trip to Nepal for a snowboarding film in 2016. It was here that she discovered her passion for helping people through empowerment work.

Shortly after returning home, Halina began researching graduate school programs and opportunities to manifest her interests in serving the needs of her local community. Halina is currently attending Northwestern University and is pursuing a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is interested in Mindfulness, Humanistic, and Psychodynamic theories, and looks forward to working with couples, individuals, and multicultural identities.   

Lana Bronn, MMFT, PMFT

Lana serves as a Marriage and Family Therapist in TBT’s Teton Valley, Idaho location. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families, with an emphasis on relational issues.

Originally from the San Juan Islands in Washington State, Lana received a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington in 2020. She completed her clinical internship working both at the Whitworth Marriage and Family Therapy Center and the Spokane Veteran’s Center, both of which clinics specialize in trauma and relational work and prioritize serving low-income clients.

Lana primarily utilizes Emotion-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Experiential and Structural Family Therapies. She enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultural identities, and who are experiencing a diverse range of issues including, for example, family and couple’s problems, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, trauma, grief, gender and sexuality issues, spiritual/existential issues, and more.

Most of all, Lana is convinced that to be fully known and fully loved is transformative, and looks forward to meeting anyone who may come into her office!

Leann M. Dzemske, M.Sc., ATR, PPC

Leann holds a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from a nationally accredited program at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She has extensive experience working with the 65 and better population, children 16 and under, and individuals who are struggling with identity formation, behavior and attention challenges, depression, anxiety, breaks in reality, self-esteem, existential issues, and trauma. Treatment goals can be accomplished through three avenues, art is the therapy with minimal counsel, art and counsel, or exclusive counsel.

Leann grew up in a small farming community in Wisconsin and completed her undergraduate coursework at the Univerisity of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2008. From there she worked for a non-profit, and First Avenue while volunteering for eight years at Free Arts of MN. Simultaneously she fueled her love of painting and global travel which lead her to seek the path of becoming an Art Therapist and Counselor.

She completed her first clinical internship working with Alzheimer’s,  dementia, and hospice patients at Beth Sholom Village. Her work at Christ the King School reached children with adjustment, behavior, relational, and concentration challenges. Finally, her internship at Maryview Acute Psychiatry offered her a full-range of presentations, cultures, and ages while working on crisis stabilization.

Leann values cultural humility, mindfulness practices, psychodynamic, CBT, gestalt, and narrative therapeutic approaches. Art therapy is for everyone, you do not need to be an artist and are never judged on the artistic quality of work produced. Your work is entirely confidential and yours to keep upon completion of therapy.

Anne Ellingson, CAP, PPC

Anne has lived and worked in Jackson since 1988. She has worked extensively with adults with substance use disorder, domestic violence, and anger issues. Anne received her Masters degree in Addiction Counseling in 2015, and currently holds her license as a Certified Addictions Practitioner. Anne is working on her certification for EMDR therapy and on obtaining her Licensed Professional Counseling certification where she is currently provisionally licensed in this area.
When Anne is not in the office, she spends time with her two teenagers, enjoys Crossfit, riding horses, hiking and travel.

Heather Franklin, MSW, LCSW

Heather is a clinical social worker who has worked with individuals of all ages. Heather has been a part of this community for nearly 30 years. From 2003-2016 she had the opportunity to build relationships with those in vulnerable states of recovery from injury, illness, and trauma through her work as a private yoga instructor. Inspired to be of exceptional service to her community she returned to school in 2016 to obtain her MSW from Simmons University. As a clinician, she has experience with trauma and addictions, the older population and end of life decisions, intimate partner violence, persistent mental health issues, and crisis intervention. Her yoga background has instilled a humanistic and holistic approach with individuals. She works from a strengths-based perspective that encourages others to reconnect with their innate goodness and to build a connection between mind, body, and spirit. She utilizes Solution-focused brief therapy, CBT for substance use, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques.  

 

Suzy Ganer, MSW, PCSW

Suzy Ganer loves working with teens, adults, and anyone in a time of transition. Suzy worked as a School Counselor at Jackson Hole High School for four years before transitioning to Teton Behavior Therapy. Suzy loves going deep with her clients to uncover their barriers to deep fulfillment and enjoyment in their lives. She believes firmly that all people have the right to live enriching lives that they love living. She finds working with teenagers riveting because their developmental focus is in on identity formation–and it is urgent. This focus has its own energy and excitement along with its struggles. Suzy has worked extensively with individuals and families on breaking free from eating disorders, anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, and low self-esteem. She is a yoga and mindfulness instructor and long time meditator, incorporating mindfulness and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) strategies in session. Suzy took some time off from counseling to become a mother and focus her attention on her growing family. She has developed a passion for working with mothers postpartum and supporting new parenthood. She is thrilled to be back on the TBT team to support individuals and families during this globally difficult time. She holds a master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Vermont. She has completed trainings at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and specific eating disorder work through the Eating Recovery Center (ERC) in Denver. Suzy values humor as an essential tool in healing and sees people through a holistic lens, incorporating mind, body, and spirit in counseling sessions.

Brittany Kurtz: MSW, PCSW

Brittany Kurtz is from Columbia, Missouri, and has been a member of the TBT team since January 2020. She obtained her BSW and MSW from the University of Missouri. Her diverse skill set is attuned to providing behavioral therapy with individuals of all ages, focusing on depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, suicidality and self-harm, trauma, and chronic illness, among other concerns. She believes in the importance of seeing to the heart of her clients, empowering their intuition, and utilizing self-compassion and evidence-based strategies to help them heal from the inside-out.

  

Prior to her time at TBT, Brittany most recently worked as a clinician at an integrative behavioral health clinic where she worked one-on-one with adults experiencing mood disorders and recovering from trauma. She has also gained hands-on clinical experience in a crisis center for survivors of intimate partner violence, in a transitional housing program for women and children, in an adult inpatient psychiatric setting, and with children experiencing behavioral concerns. Brittany brings a mindfulness-based, eclectic approach to her practice, with experience and training in CBT, DBT, EMDR, EFFT, Mindful Self-Compassion strategies, Prolonged Exposure, and other modalities.

Jamie R. Lasden, MSW, LCSW

 
Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker earning her Masters in 2014 and has worked with diverse populations in Jackson and regionally. Jamie is committed to the health and wellbeing of clients and the community as a whole. Working in state agencies, non-profits and in human services Jamie sees and understands the connection between person and environment. As a Social Worker, Jamie is committed to advocating for clients and the policies that affect clients.
Jamie has called Jackson home since 2008 and continues to enjoy the area with family, friends, and her 3 dogs.

 

Hillary Lavino, MSW, LCSW

Hillary is a clinical social worker based out of our Jackson office. She has a breadth of experience working with adolescents, families, and adults and has practiced in a variety of settings including substance abuse treatment facilities and schools. Before gaining her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Wyoming, Hillary taught locally at Summit Innovations School and JHHS as a tenured art educator.

Born and raised in Teton County, Hillary is very invested in the well-being of our community. She utilizes a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach and strives to make therapy creative and dynamic. Hillary employs social work theories in her practice by viewing those she works with within the context of their environments and considering larger societal systems that may be in play. Hillary is an EMDR practitioner and has received additional training in ADHD, disordered eating, substance use disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and emotion-focused family therapy. Hillary’s areas of focus encompass trauma, attachment, anxiety-related disorders, ADHD, and addictions.

Outside of work Hillary enjoys all the outdoor adventuring this area has to offer- skiing in particular. She also enjoys the company of her dog Juno, creative endeavors, and connecting with friends and family.

 

Antuanett Lopez-Sani, MA, PPC

Antuanett completed her master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the University of Arizona. She worked in Arizona and New Jersey before coming to Wyoming.  Antuanett works with children, teenagers and adults to help overcome feelings of depression, frustration and anxiety, providing mindfulness and interpersonal problem techniques to learn ways to be a more intimate and connected self.  She also works on emotional and trauma blocks that get in the way of people being their authentic self and living a quality life.

She is bilingual in English and Spanish.  She has been utilizing skills from treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Stress management, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Synergetic Play Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Kelsi Lovejoy, Director of Pinedale TBT, MSW, LCSW-855

Kelsi is a Sublette County native who received both her undergraduate in Sociology and her Masters of Social Work degrees from the University of Wyoming. She has conducted and published the first large scale study on the correlations between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), suicidality, and rurality in the state of Wyoming.

Kelsi has experience working with people of all ages who struggle with anxiety, depression, substance abuse disorders, life transition issues, and a variety of other mental health concerns. She utilizes mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, person-centered therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and can usually be counted on to encourage and teach self-compassion. She upholds the belief that every human being has inherent worth and value, and has made it her mission to help others see this in themselves. Kelsi strives to make therapy fun and engaging, especially for children and teens, with whom she enjoys working with the most.

When she is not in the office, Kelsi prefers to spend her time in the mountains with her dog, Tave.

Rachel Mackey, PPC

Rachel Mackey is a Professional Provisional Counselor with over a decade of experience working with adolescents and young adults in many different settings. Rachel grew up in rural Oklahoma and moved to the PNW after graduating from Oklahoma State University in 2009. She began her journey of walking alongside others as a wilderness therapy staff and Outward Bound instructor. After 10 years of field work Rachel returned to graduate school and received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Prescott College. While in school, Rachel focused on Somatic Psychotherapy and Social Justice Counseling. Having worked in community mental health, with survivors of domestic violence, and with adolescent survivors of sexual abuse, Rachel brings an eclectic mix of experience to TBT. Understanding that there are many ways to heal trauma, Rachel uses a Somatic Attachment framework bringing a mix of modalities into healing from the body forward. As an integrated trauma therapist, Rachel brings elements of Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Gestalt, play therapy, sand tray therapy, mindfulness, and movement into her work with clients. Rachel specializes in trauma and issues related to identity such as issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community. She is informed by how immediate and intergenerational experiences of poverty and oppression shape one’s worldview and embodied experience. Rachel believes that we all have the capacity to heal through relationship to one another. Working with children, adolescents, and adults, Rachel brings compassion, curiosity, and intuition to her work and she looks forward to connecting with you.

When not working, you can find Rachel, her partner, and their pup, Ollie connecting with their community or enjoying the beautiful outdoors that surround us through skiing, mountain biking, boating, and dog walking.

Elizabeth Martinez, MSW, LCSW

Elizabeth Martinez was born and raised here in Jackson. Both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her Master’s in Social Work is from the University of Wyoming. During her time in Laramie and through her graduate courses, she had the opportunity to acquire experience working with children and adults, including the growing Latino population. Elizabeth is training to specialize in adult, child, and adolescent therapy, and play therapy.  Elizabeth is trained to treat addiction, trauma, and domestic violence through strength-based mental health counseling. Here at Teton Behavior Therapy Elizabeth continues her specialization in assisting both English and Spanish-speaking populations.

Dana McGuire, MA, LPC

Dana is a licensed professional counselor who recently joined TBT at the Pinedale branch and serves individuals of all ages. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wyoming and got her master’s degree from Adams State University in clinical mental health counseling. While becoming a therapist has been Dana’s main ambition since she was a child, she has worked in a variety of community settings. These include doing inclusion work with children with special needs within the school systems, outreach and mentoring for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and event/program coordinating.

Dana appreciates that this profession allows her to use both her science background and creative side together to provide both effective and personalized therapy. She believes in a holistic approach, using a variety of evidence-based modalities including CBT, DBT, and ACT. She believes that one’s proclivity toward happiness is often rooted in their ability to live authentically, be vulnerable, and live in the present. Dana works with all types of clients but is passionate and has expertise in working with couples, anxiety disorders, personality theory, and stage of life issues.

Mickie Newby, LMSW

Mickie received a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington in 2014. While in Seattle, Mickie worked in policy research and advocacy, focusing on homelessness prevention. Once back in Idaho, she served as a hospice social worker, providing end-of-life care and bereavement support for families and loved ones. Currently, Mickie works as an Elementary School Counselor for Teton School District 401 where she teaches social emotional learning school-wide and offers small group and individual counseling support for students in the areas of self-regulation, impulse control, grief and loss, and changing families. Mickie is currently working toward her clinical license.

Michael Tilden, LCSW CTRS AMGA-SPI

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Michael moved to the Mountain West for his undergraduate degree in Recreation Therapy in Easter Idaho, and a Masters in Social Work at BYU. While in school, Michael discovered his passion for serving at-risk youth and families.

Michael’s therapeutic journey began as a trail guide and youth counselor with ANASAZI Foundation, a wilderness therapy program. He later worked at Heritage Schools residential treatment center as a Recreation Therapist implementing and running their therapeutic high adventure program. His journey continued leading him to Oxbow Academy and later Novtias Academy serving as an individual and family therapist. Along with being a therapist, Michael is an AMGA climbing instructor. He enjoys mixing outdoor adventure with traditional therapy.

Michael has experience working with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Attachment Issues, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, Drug and Sexual Addiction, Relationship Issues, and Trauma. He implements CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Gottman, EFT, TF-CBT, EMDR, and Sand Tray therapy modalities. Michael believes in meeting his clients with empathy and confidence. He believes in healing the heart, mind, and strengthening relationships as well as environmental factors.

Michael is a proud dad of two girls and a happy husband. His family loves spending time together, especially outside. They enjoy running ultramarathons, backpacking, biking, camping, canyoneering, climbing, and mountain activities.

Dr. Cady Williams, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Cady Williams is a licensed clinical psychologist and a proud native of Idaho.  She spent ten years as an elementary, middle, and high school counselor in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming prior to earning her PhD at Ball State University, with a focus on integrated care and assessments.  Dr. Williams completed her internship at University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center on the Pediatric Integrated Health Care track.  She completed her postdoctoral residency training at the Neuropsychology Center of Utah.  Dr. Williams also spent two years conducting neuropsychological and psychological evaluations on school-aged children and adolescents throughout Western Wyoming.

She offers therapeutic interventions to children, adolescents, and adults, along with diagnostic evaluations on individuals with developmental, medical, psychiatric, neurological, or cognitive/learning differences.

When not in the office, Dr. Williams enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, especially by horse, and trying to keep up with her spirited boys and dog.

Blanca Moye, Family Support Specialist

Blanca’s greatest passion is to work with the local community and she has worked in the field of education as a Parent Educator with families at Head Start Program in Jackson, Wy. for over 15 years.  In 2015, Blanca became certified as a life coach in order to focus on families and their children in the community.
  
Blanca’s area of experience is addressing the holistic well-being of the entire individual.  Her focus is raising awareness about aspects of life that are usually confronted superficially and yet are of vital importance to parents, children, and families.

ADDITIONAL TBT STAFF

Avery Bedford, Clinical Counseling Intern

Avery was born and raised in the shadows of the Tetons. After earning an undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia and working as a high school teacher internationally, Avery returned home and settled in Victor, Idaho.

She spent the next handful of years working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of Wyoming. In this role, Avery worked with clients of all ages helping them to reduce barriers to employment through social service intervention. Avery joined TBT in 2020 to complete her clinical internship.

Crystal Davison, Clinical Counselor Intern

Crystal was born and raised in Wyoming, but has called Teton Valley, Idaho home since August 2015. No matter where she calls home, Crystal has always known she wanted to help her Community members. Crystal received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Phoenix in 2017. She is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to accomplish her dream of helping her Community. During Crystal’s spare time, she enjoys relaxing while camping at the lake spending time with her niece and nephew making lasting memories.

Ellie Finnegan, MSW, Executive Functioning Coach & Clinical Counseling Intern

Growing up in the Tetons, Ellie’s love for our greater community and environment started at a young age. After moving away to Walla Walla, WA, to complete her bachelor’s degree in Biology at Whitman College, Ellie returned to Jackson to continue her journey of connecting people with place. For four years, Ellie has been with Teton Behavior Therapy working in therapeutic and academic settings with young children and families.

Currently a master’s student at the University of Wyoming, Ellie is pursuing her degree in Social Work. Ellie’s therapeutic background is rooted in working with executive functioning challenges, dyslexia, and group settings. In practice, she utilizes the modalities of play therapy, CBT, and strength-based learning approaches.

When she is not studying or working, Ellie enjoys making art, skiing in the mountains, trail running, and spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

J.R. Jenkins, Clinical Counselor Intern

Having successfully escaped California, J.R. has made Jackson his home and community since 2006.  A graduate of UC Berkeley, he is currently underway on his Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adams State University in Colorado and is interning here at Teton Behavior Therapy towards that end.  In his (formerly) free time, J.R. loves to ski, cycle, run, fish and just generally play around outside.

Jeff Roelke, MSW Clinical Counseling Intern

Jeff comes to TBT with a unique educational and professional background. Before entering his Masters of Social Work program, Jeff received his undergraduate degree in Ornithology from The Evergreen State College, and spent 10 years working as a field biologist. During this time, Jeff has had the opportunity to travel and work in many locations across North America, South America, and Australia. Jeff is also a certified powersports and small engine repair specialist who enjoys tinkering with ATV’s, motorcycles, and other small engine equipment.

Prior to joining TBT, Jeff worked as a high school educator where he taught wildlife biology and ecology. Jeff comes to the mental health field with a passion for treating the whole person through a compassionate and non-judgment lens, and to help lessen stigma and eliminate barriers to those seeking help.

In his free time, Jeff enjoys working on projects around the house and exploring the outdoors with friends and family.

Courteney Rutter, Clinical Social Work Intern

Courteney is a new resident of Jackson, moving west from New York. She is currently a student at NYU in their Mental Health and Wellness Master’s program and is excited to start her internship at TBT serving both the Jackson and Pinedale communities. She has experience working with young adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, and overall life transitions.
Courteney uses a mix of CBT and strength-based approaches, tailoring therapy to the specific needs and goals of the individual client. Her approach is empathetic yet challenging, working together with clients to cultivate the skills and mindset to help navigate difficult times.
Courteney is a 200-hr certified yoga instructor and practices (almost) every day. She loves to be outdoors and looks forward to continuing to explore all that Jackson has to offer.

Harli Wood, Clinical Counselor Intern

Harli is from Jackson. After graduating from Jackson Hole High school, she attended Michigan State University as a recipient of the Starr Scholarship. She has a bachelor’s in psychology and is currently pursuing a master’s in counseling through Prescott College. In her time at Michigan State, Harli provided emotional support to survivors of sexual assault through a volunteer organization. She is now involved with The Jackson Community Safety Network, where she provides on-site support to local domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Harli will be completing her clinical internship at TBT.