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

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 and a wife who finds solace and joy playing in the mountains with her family and friends.   

Sarah Caldwell, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director of Wyoming

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. Prior to her time with TBT, Charlotte has most recently worked for Jackson Hole Therapy where she specialized in working with adolescents with substance use and other mental health concerns.

While working for the Community Safety Network she focused on working with adult survivors of domestic violence and abuse. 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.

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-P, 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.

Heather Franklin, MSW, PCSW

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, LCSW

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.

Hillary Lavino, MSW, PCSW

Hillary is a clinical social worker serving individuals of all ages. She has a breadth of experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with substance abuse and other mental health concerns in a variety of settings. Before gaining her Masters in Social Work from the University of Wyoming, Hillary taught locally at Summit Innovations School and JHHS as a tenured art educator. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Vermont in Art Education and Art History. 

Having been born and raised in Jackson, Hillary is very invested in the well-being of our community. She utilizes a client-centered and trauma-informed approach and strives to make therapy creative and dynamic. Hillary employs social work theories into her practice by viewing those she works with within the context of their environment and considering larger societal systems that may be in play. Some of the modalities Hillary integrates most in practice are motivational interviewing, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment theory, dialectical behavioral therapy, and art. Hillary therapeutically serves children, adolescents, and adults in our Jackson community. 

 

Kristie Louderbough, LPC

Kristie is a licensed professional counselor who graduated from Adam State University in 2017 and has been working with individuals, adolescents, and children in community and private practice settings the last four years.  Kristie has a passion for serving the community at large and working in multi-disciplinary settings.  Kristie has training in Early Infant Child Mental Health, Dialectical Therapy and Adlerian therapy.
 

Kristie specializes in relationship stress and recovery, relationship issues, anxiety, phobias, trauma and PTSD, existential issues, depression, faulty coping mechanisms, family systems, life transitions and developmental concerns, self-esteem, personality and mood disorders.  Kristie focuses on helping individuals and families reach their larger goals in life. Kristie helps clients learn immediate tools, identify root causes, and establish new skills to manage symptoms long term.  Kristie’s practice is relationship, client centered, and evidence based.  It is woven together with methods she personally believes in and has applied such as solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based dialectical behavioral therapy, a deep understanding of family systems and attachment based Adlerian therapy as well as other trauma informed practices. 

Elizabeth Martinez, MSW, PCSW

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.

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.

Sarah Sellergren Dunn, Ph.D., LPC

Originally from Minnesota, Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree at The Colorado College, then spent some years exploring Idaho and the rocky mountain region as a seasonal whitewater rafting guide. She ultimately returned to the Midwest to further her formal education, earning a master’s degree and then a Ph.D. in psychology and comparative human development at The University of Chicago. She completed a clinical psychology internship in primary care psychology and a fellowship in psychosocial oncology, both at the University of Colorado in Denver. Upon completing her formal clinical training, Sarah moved to Teton Valley, Idaho, where she started a family and went into private practice as a behavioral medicine psychotherapist.
  
Sarah has worked with adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She aspires to help clients develop the mindset, skills, and tools they need to live healthier and more satisfying lives. Sarah continues her work with adults and adolescents here at Teton Behavior Therapy. She is trained in a range of modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, EMDR, medical self-hypnosis, acceptance and commitment therapy, and others. She is a generalist practitioner with a specialty in working with individuals addressing physical health issues and anxiety disorders.

Kelsi Sluyter, PCSW

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.

Patricia Swan-Smith, LPC

Patricia Swan-Smith started her career as a substance use counselor in 2005 and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2008. For the past ten years, she has concentrated on treating co-occurring disorders with a serious concentration on addressing trauma with her clients.

She earned a Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling from the University of Great Falls Montana in 2005 and a Master of Science in Human Services from Capella University in 2010.  She has worked in private practice, community mental health centers, and prisons. She jokes that she earned a Ph.D. from the College of Hard Knocks on July 21, 1990, when she entered treatment for alcohol, gambling, and trauma. She said that degree has allowed her to learn how to live fully. She enjoys painting, reading, and quilting, but more than anything, she loves the outdoors while fishing, hiking, and photographing the beautiful world we live in.

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.

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.

Halina Boyd, Clinical Counseling Intern

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.   

Bea Tufo, Clinical Counseling Intern

Bea lives in Jackson, Wyoming and joined TBT in 2020 as a clinical counseling graduate student intern. Bea works with adults and adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stressor-related conditions, and depression. Bea assists clients in navigating a range of circumstances including life phase transitions, trauma recovery, relationship issues, high-stress environments, self-confidence obstacles, and grief due to loss. Bea is being trained in a number of specialized clinical areas, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), neurobiology-informed counseling, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. Bea is also a certified yoga and meditation instructor and emphasizes the mind-body connection in her integrated therapeutic approach.

Bea moved to Jackson in 2016. Prior to joining TBT, Bea ran clinical operations at Teton Sports & Spine Imaging, a local magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility. Bea began her career in New York City where she conducted research and executive leadership analysis for a consulting firm.

Bea is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University and she holds a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College.

ADDITIONAL TBT STAFF

Ellie Finnegan, Assistant Office Manager

Ellie grew up on the west side of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming and attended middle and high school in Jackson.  She earned her B.A. in Biology from Whitman College with a double minor in Chemistry and Fine Arts.  Since returning to the Valley, Ellie has spent her time supporting children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including academic support and healthy living.
  
In the summer months, Ellie enjoys educating visitors to the Tetons on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  Ellie’s many passions have guided her interest in teaching.  From fieldwork on Idaho stream ecology to working with children in Teton Valley, Ellie applies skills learned as a life-long student in academic coaching and Executive Functioning workshops for adolescents.