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

(she/her/hers)

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, individuals and is an ally of those who identify as LGBTQUIA+.  Jean uses a strengths-based perspective as well as a number of therapeutic modalities and techniques when working with clients includingEMDR, CBT, Family Therapy, Play Therapy, and more. Jean is trained in Synergetic Play Therapy, Perinatal Mood Disorders, 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 2016.  Sarah enjoys life with her husband and two young daughters and is dedicated to serving the adults, children, adolescents, and families of our community as a therapist for Teton Behavior Therapy.

Charlotte Hale Alexander, MSW, LCSW (she/her/hers)

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 welcomes clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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, MA, 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 graduated from Northwestern University in August 2021 with a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho, while also working towards her LPC in Wyoming. Halina utilizes Psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and multicultural theories to guide her work with clients. She is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Synergetic Play Therapy techniques. Halina enjoys working with a wide range of identities including individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+, multicultural identities, and clients of all ages ranging from late adulthood and adults to adolescents and kiddos.

Harli DeVeny, PPC

Harli is from Jackson. Having grown up in our beloved mountain community, she possesses a deep understanding of life in a rural town and recognizes the impact of cowboy culture.  

Harli, a passionate advocate, has a storied history of supporting survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Her dedication to this cause has been fostered by various volunteer positions and continues through her work at TBT. 

Harli studied psychology at Michigan State University. After graduating she returned to Wyoming and found herself navigating a novel phase of life in a familiar place. She received support from her own therapist during this time, an experience that ignited her passion for healing through relationships. Eager to deepen her understanding, she attained a master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Prescott College. Harli’s expertise includes training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a leading evidence-based couples counseling modality rooted in attachment science. Her belief in fostering growth through meaningful connections and secure attachment underscores her approach to helping couples and individuals. 

Harli approaches therapy through a systems lens. She loves to work with adults, couples, and families. Her philosophy emphasizes that addressing any issue involves navigating diverse relationships, including co-parenting dynamics, relationships with romantic partners, siblings, friends, coworkers, substances, and behaviors, etc.  

Outside of her professional commitments, Harli finds solace in the outdoors, engaging in activities such as hiking, swimming, and walking her dog. She also enjoys sewing and upcycling clothes.

Anne Ellingson, CAP, PPC

Anne has lived and worked in Jackson since 1988. As a clinician, she has worked extensively with adults with substance use disorder, domestic violence, mental health and anger issues. Anne received her Master’s degree in Addiction Counseling in 2015, and currently holds her license as a Certified Addictions Practitioner and Licensed Professional Counselor. Anne is certified for EMDR therapy, sex and gambling addictions.
When Anne is not in the office, she spends time with her two adult children, enjoys hiking, riding horses, film and travel.

Ellie Finnegan, MSW, PCSW

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.

Suzy Ganer, MA, LPC

Suzy firmly believes you have everything you need to heal inside yourself and it is her great honor and privilege to show you the way back home to yourself. Suzy loves going deep with her clients to uncover their barriers to deep fulfillment and enjoyment in their lives. She holds the belief that all people have the right to live enriching lives that they love living. 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. Since becoming a mother in 2018 Suzy is passionate about supporting women postpartum and loves working with people during major life transitions. She has also completed training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and helps people overcome sleep challenges. Suzy has a trauma-informed approach to counseling and has completed training in EMDR therapy and is skilled at working through family conflict and childhood trauma. Suzy values humor as an essential tool in healing and sees people through a holistic lens, incorporating mind, body, and spirit in counseling sessions. Suzy sees clients exclusively virtually and loves taking camping trips with her family, seeing live music, and cooking for friends and family.

J.R.  Jenkins, MA, PPC

Originally from California, J.R. studied biology and philosophy at Berkeley. Shortly thereafter, he retired to the Jackson community where he has been in service (and skiing) ever since. More recently, J.R. witnessed a rather miraculous healing of a family member that made him curious about just what mental health means, and about the variety of ways available to us to enhance it. He took that curiosity to Adams State University where he received his MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

J.R. believes that each of us has, as birthright, an inner healing intelligence that occasionally needs a little help from a counselor, sort of like your physical body’s natural ability to heal a cut that might occasionally need to be cleaned out and stitched by a doctor. J.R. is inspired and informed by Irvin Yalom, Andrew Weil, Marcus Aurelius, Carl Jung and Stan Grof.

Outside of work, you can usually find J.R. in the mountains, in his books, or in the kitchen.

Brittany Kurtz: MSW, LCSW

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Brittany comes to TBT from Columbia, MO, and became a part of the Jackson community in January 2020. She received both her BSW and MSW from the University of Missouri and is passionate about working with a trauma-informed and holistic lens, empowering those she works with to hold themselves with self-compassion and curiosity. She currently works predominantly via telehealth.

She specializes in treating trauma (including medical trauma, secondary/vicarious trauma, and religious trauma), anxiety disorders, depression, suicidality, and self-harm, and comes to TBT with a background in working with mood disorders, trauma, and crisis support. 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.

Brittany brings a mindfulness-based approach that seeks to empower her clients as the source of their healing. She uses many different modalities in her sessions, tailored to meet the needs and preferences of each individual and each session. She is skilled in using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing therapy), ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), Exposure & Response Prevention, mindful self-compassion strategies, and harnesses the power of the mind-body connection by using somatic techniques, expressive creativity, and IFS parts work throughout her sessions. She’s passionate about social justice, and values diversity through all ranges of identities, experiences, and expressions, including racial and cultural identities, gender, sexuality, and spirituality.

When she is not working, Brittany enjoys being outdoors, reading and writing, taking time for creativity, and spending time with her partner and her cat, Benny.

Hillary Lavino, MSW, LCSW

Director

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Hillary is a clinical social worker based out of our Jackson office, duly licensed in Wyoming and Idaho. Hillary sees inherent value and worth in everyone and is passionate about offering others the space and tools to explore the internal and external barriers holding them back from leading connected and fulfilling lives. She enjoys working with adolescents, families, and adults from diverse racial, cultural, and gender identities, sexualities, socioeconomic statuses, and backgrounds. Hillary received a BS in Art Education from the University of Vermont before gaining a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Wyoming. Hillary taught locally at SIS and JHHS as a tenured art educator before entering social work.

Born and raised in Teton County, Wyoming, 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 engaging and dynamic. Hillary is an Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and has received additional training in ADHD, OCD, disordered eating, substance use disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT). Hillary’s focus areas encompass trauma, attachment, anxiety-related disorders, ADHD, addictions, and life transitions.

Outside of work, Hillary enjoys all the outdoor adventuring this area has to offer- skiing in particular.

 

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 teenagers, adults and children to help overcome feelings of depression, frustration, anger and anxiety.  She has been utilizing skills from treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Person-Centered Therapy, Stress management, Synergetic Play Therapy, Art Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Her multicultural experience and competency are able to meet people where there are and facilitate positive change in their lives and community.  Antuanett’s clinical goals are to explore your concerns and build greater understanding of the different aspects of your experience, from the emotional, mental, and physical, social, cultural, and spiritual dimensions. Antuanett  promotes and embraces the practice of mindfulness and gratitude, the value of human connection, and the importance of finding meaning in one’s life.

Kelsi Lovejoy, MSW, LCSW

Director

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. Graduating in 2019 with her MSW, Kelsi then worked in Community Mental health, gaining valuable experience with a large range of mental health disorders, including but not limited to trauma and stress-related disorders, anxiety, depression, substance misuse/abuse, child/family therapy, life transition issues, and couples’ work. Kelsi has been with TBT since December of 2020 and has enjoyed focusing on her work with young children, teens, and adults with histories of complex trauma.

Kelsi is an EMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing), SPT (synergetic play therapy), and CAMS (collaborative assessment and management of suicidality) practitioner. 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.

When she is not in the office, Kelsi and her husband prefer to spend their time connecting with friends and family or enjoying various activities in the mountains with their dog, Tave (who can also frequently be seen around the office asking for belly rubs) and the newest additions to their clan, two BLM burros named Ava and Orly.

Rachel Mackey, MS, LPC

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.

Katie Miller, LPC, NC

Katie is a Licensed Professional Counselor who firmly believes in the healing power of laughter and nature. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, English, and Health Education from Northwest Nazarene University, after which she taught and coached middle to high school students for twelve years. Between her teaching career and counseling career, Katie worked in custom home building. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bushnell University and her Holistic Nutrition Consultant certificate from Bauman College.
Katie has been supporting adolescents, adults, and families in their healing journeys for six years. She focuses on eating disorders, anxiety, ADHD, stress management, grief/loss, loneliness, work stress, life changes, and academic challenges. Nutritionally she supports clients in discovering the connection between food and mental health, encouraging sustainable positive relationships with food. Katie utilizes a strengths and person centered approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused modalities.
Outside of the office, Katie spends her time on rivers or streams fly fishing, reading, or laughing and telling stories with family and friends.

McKenzie Myers, PCSW

With a deep love of the outdoors instilled in her from growing up in Maine, Mckenzie received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy and Law at the University of Michigan. After spending several summers working on a ranch in the Big Horn mountains, Mckenzie moved to Wyoming full-time in 2016 and made Jackson her community.

Mckenzie spent several years working seasonal jobs in the ski and service industry with the highlight of spending her summers as a whitewater raft guide. Through these experiences, she discovered a passion for working with individuals and communities and found a deep desire to cultivate a greater understanding of connection, healing, and transformative experiences. Following these interests, Mckenzie pursued a Master’s of Social Work degree at the University of Wyoming.

Mckenzie brings experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes a strengths-based, non-pathologizing, and holistic approach that assists individuals in becoming the experts and leaders of their own lives. Mckenzie values the LGBTQUIA+ community, cultural humility, and welcomes work with all individuals.

In her free time, you can find Mckenzie on or near a river with her dog Frankie and enjoying all the activities that the Tetons have to offer.

Sarah Anne Patton, LPC, NCC

Sarah Anne Patton comes to TBT by way of Georgia.  She moved to Jackson from Atlanta, GA in June 2022.  She graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Psychology in 2015.  After that, she went to Mercer University in Atlanta, where she got her in M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2017.  She has been a practicing clinician in a variety of settings since this time.  Some of these settings have included court mandated counseling, substance abuse rehabs, community counseling, an HIV clinic, and private practice.

Sarah Anne specializes in working with concerns around substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and more.  She believes that it is important to meet her clients where they are at in their stage of change.  Empathy and genuine concern are two of the hallmarks of her counseling approach.  Some of the primary therapeutic approaches that she uses include motivational interviewing, person-centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and harm reduction.

When she’s not working, you can typically find Ms. Patton hiking or walking with her corgi, Keller.

Jeff Roelke, MSW, PCSW

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, PPC

Courteney is a graduate of New York University’s Mental Health and Wellness Master’s program and is excited to start her work at TBT working with the Jackson community. She has experience working with children, 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 loves continuing to explore all that Jackson has to offer.

Jeremy M. Silcox MSW, LCSW

Jeremy Silcox is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience. Jeremy moved to Jackson in 1990 after completing an undergraduate degree in French at the University of Vermont. While searching for work where he could fulfill his desire to be of service to others, he landed at Teton Youth and Family Services and worked as a youth counselor for 7 years. Jeremy attended graduate school at the University of Wyoming where he earned his MSW. Jeremy then returned to TYFS to work at a therapist and clinical director for the past 23 years.
Jeremy recently joined Teton Behavior Therapy and is excited for a new chapter in his life. Jeremy takes a Strengths based and Trauma informed approach to working with others and also believes strongly in the ability of people to heal themselves and in the power of nature to help us on that journey. When not at work, Jeremy enjoys time with his family of five including a daughter and twin boys. Jeremy is an avid skier, mountain biker and loves to play chef in the kitchen.

Lorry Stufflebeam, LCSW

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Lorry Stufflebeam is a Licensed Clinical Therapist in Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah. Graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters of Social Work and has been practicing in various facets of social work for about 26 years; that includes child welfare, medical, hospice, criminal justice, crisis, active and retired military, substance abuse and private practice. She has worked with children, families, couples, and individuals of all ages and with a wide range of situational issues and severe mental illnesses. 

Lorry practices with client-focused unconditional regard with training in EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and much more. She has been affiliated with community organizations; such as Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, Pride Center, and Utah Veteran Center. 

Lorry is a mother and grandmother who enjoys the outdoors and being with family and friends. 

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 Eastern 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.

ADDITIONAL TBT STAFF

Cassie Crumpton

Cassie was raised in South Texas and has made Wyoming home for the last 20 years. She is finishing her Masters of Science in Community Mental Health Counseling at the University of Wyoming-Casper. She completed her bachelor’s degree in social science through the UW-Outreach program and has since worked in a variety of community settings including primary prevention, pre-school and elementary education, and in Wyoming’s criminal justice system as an adult probation and parole agent as well as coordinator for a Treatment Court program. In the latter, she has supported recovery from addictions by focusing on integrating opportunities for trauma-informed systems and restorative justice. She has been a member of the Governor’s Behavioral Health Advisory Board, for several years serving in a community advocate role to improve systems and reduce barriers in behavioral health services in the state. She is a QPR Insitute Master Trainer for Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention and has trained thousands of Wyomingites to recognize and positively intervene in a suicide crisis for almost a decade.
Cassie is passionate about supporting others from a humanistic, person-centered, non-judgmental approach wherein she strives for the compassionate empowerment of individuals as they navigate their lives. When she is not in the office, Cassie will likely be enjoying live music, camping, and spending time with her family and pets.

Teerstyn Johnson, Clinical Counselor Intern

Teerstyn is originally from Nebraska, but moved with her family to Pinedale in 2010. After graduating from Pinedale High School, Teerstyn went to Laramie County Community College to play volleyball and study health sciences for two years. She continued her collegiate volleyball career at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, where she completed her Bachelors of Biology degree.
Teerstyn moved back to Pinedale after graduating and worked within the education system in Jackson while deciding between Physical Therapy and Mental Health Counseling graduate schools. She commuted to Jackson from Pinedale with her father who teaches math at Jackson Hole High School. While working as a substitute within the school district in Jackson, she was able to gain experience working with all ages of children. Teerstyn spent a few months as a paraprofessional, gaining experience working with younger children and assisting kindergarten and second grade teachers at Wilson Elementary School. She then took a permanent position as a Study Hall Paraprofessional at Jackson Hole High School for three years. Here she managed her own classes of highschoolers, helping them with time management and other executive functioning skills. When students needed to recover their credits, lost or incomplete during COVID lockdowns, Teerstyn tutored and supervised students, helping them to stay on track to graduate.
Teerstyn is now living in Jackson with her boyfriend. She is studying to gain her Masters in Mental Health Counseling through Adams State University in Alamosa, CO. She is an ally to individuals from all walks of life and of all identities. Teerstyn is passionate about working with children and individuals with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and survivors of trauma. She is interested in using a trauma-informed approach, CBT, and play therapy, and is excited about helping individuals regain their sense of self and positive mental health.

Colleen Wasson

Master of Social Work (MSW) Student – Boston University

Colleen has lived in Teton Valley, Idaho since 2013 and in the Mountain-West since 1995. She has undergraduate degrees from the University of Montana in Political Science and Dance. After 25 years teaching movement, dance, and skiing, Colleen has returned to school to earn a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Boston University to be able to serve her community more holistically through mental health therapy and advocacy. Locally, she is a victim advocate for the Family Safety Network, supporting survivors of interpersonal violence. Additionally, she is a certified Pet Partners™ therapy team with her dog Scout, visiting local facilities to spread joy through the human-animal connection.

Colleen’s coursework has included various theoretical frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Furthermore, she has completed continuing education in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Trauma-Focused CBT. She is a member of the American Dance Therapy Association and seeks to weave evidence-based movement interventions into her clinical work with individuals, families, and groups.

When not immersed in her coursework, Colleen can be found in the mountains hiking, trail running, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing with her husband and two dogs.