FAMILY THERAPISTS AND COUNSELORS
Jennifer Bradof, MSW, LCSW
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, 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 including; EMDR, 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 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 (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.
Lana Bronn, MMFT, PMFT
Lana (she/her) serves as a Marriage and Family Therapist in TBT’s Teton Valley, Idaho location, and has her associate’s license in both Idaho and Wyoming. She has experience working with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families, with an emphasis on relational and family 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 and has been working with TBT since 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.
Lana integrates a variety of therapy styles which are trauma-informed, experiential, and research-based. Lana has received training in various models including Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), and Synergetic Play Therapy (SPT). She enjoys working with people of diverse racial-ethnic and cultural identities, gender identities, sexualities, and socio-economic statuses, and who are experiencing a diverse range of issues.
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, and existential issues. 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 University 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 led 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 the LGBTQUIA+ community, 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
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.
Heather Franklin, MSW, LCSW
Heather is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed in both WY and ID. Heather was part of the Jackson community for 27 years before she moved to Teton Valley in 2020. Her work experience involves trauma, addiction, the older population, intimate partner violence, persistent mental health issues, grief counseling, and crisis intervention. She is trained in EMDR, CBT, and the Compassionate Inquiry approach. The CI approach is a trauma informed psycho-therapeutic approach which emphasizes the mind/body connection. Trauma, big and small, disconnects a person from their authentic self. Therefore, it limits their ability to engage with life and connect with others. It is through a compassionate, strengths-based lens that Heather helps others reconnect to their authentic self and re-engage in life.
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.
Brittany Kurtz: MSW, LCSW
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.
Jamie R. Lasden, MSW, LCSW
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, 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
ADDITIONAL TBT STAFF
Blair Crumpler, Clinical Social Work Intern
Blair is in her final year of the Master of Social Work program at the University of Wyoming. Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, she received her undergraduate degrees from Florida State University in 2015. Blair moved to Jackson one year later, where she discovered a passion for advancing equity and wellbeing within her community.
Blair has worked in a variety of social service positions in the valley, from interning as an AmeriCorps volunteer for Teton Science Schools to working as a supervisor at residential treatment center and wilderness therapy program Red Top Meadows. Most recently, Blair served as a case manager for One22 Resource Center. While there, she assisted clients in navigating crises, developed new programming to address community needs, and gained an intimate awareness of the many resources available in Teton County. Blair is excited to continue working with children, adults, and families at Teton Behavior Therapy in a new capacity.
In her spare time, you can find Blair out exploring the mountains, teaching yoga, or playing with her dog, Willow.
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.
Emily Sloan, Clinical Social Work Intern
Emily grew up in Connecticut and discovered her love for the mountains while visiting family in Jackson. After graduating Sewanee: The University of the South with a B.A. in English and Psychology, Emily moved to Jackson. She was eager to become more engaged with the community and started working at Bright Beginnings Preschool where she realized her dream of working with children in a therapeutic setting.
Shortly thereafter, Emily started working at the Van Vleck House to gain more experience before pursuing her Masters of Social Work at the University of Wyoming. Through employment and her last internship at the Van Vleck House, Emily has learned the importance of trauma informed care, a strengths based approach, and positive connections for traumatized youth. She looks forward to strengthening and learning new skills in the upcoming year at TBT! Outside of work and school, Emily enjoys hiking, skiing, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Frances Wachs, Clinical Social Work Intern
Frances grew up in Colorado where she developed a love for the outdoors. She received her B.A. in Art Education and taught in public schools before coming to Jackson to pursue community-based education. She has worked with various non-profits in the valley, including the National Museum of Wildlife Art, JH Historical Society, Art Association, and Children’s Museum.
With a desire to cultivate a greater understanding of connection, healing and mental health, she pursued a Master’s in Social Work through the University of Wyoming. In her most recent work at the Senior Center of Jackson Hole, she engaged with topics of grief, loss, dementia and a strengths-based perspective to case management. She is excited to work with the TBT and grow in the practices of motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, and cognitive-behavior therapy. Outside of school, Frances enjoys throwing ceramics and walking her dog in the snow!