Therapists

Carolyn Heninger, LCSW

Carolyn Heninger graduated from the University of Utah and is currently our full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She treats adults and children ages 5 years and older. Carolyn has over 20 years experience including internships with most Behavioral Health Clinics in the Salt Lake Valley. She specializes in individuals, couples, and family therapy treating all types of mental health disorders. She loves the outdoors, travel, music, art, and being with family and friends.

Cynthia Kimberlin-Flanders LCMHC

Cynthia Kimberlin-Flanders has been a Clinical Mental Health Counselor for 13 years with patients from 15 years and older. Her areas of expertise are Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Couples issues, Domestic Violence/ Anger Management, Disordered Thinking. Cynthia loves the outdoors, meditation, goal setting, animal welfare, comedy, music, and art.

Loren Mitchell, LCMHC

Loren Mitchell is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He received his Bachelors of Science from Brigham Young University and his Masters of Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pheonix. He has practiced in private and public mental health clinics for over 15 years and is currently our Operations Manager. He treats patients ages 7 years and older. His areas of expertise are Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Couples issues, Domestic Violence/ Anger Management, and Disordered Thinking. He loves the outdoors, playing sports, and spending time with his family.

Alison J. Musso, Ph.D.

Alison Musso Ph.D. has been licensed since 1991 in Clinical Psychology. She treats adolescents and adults ages 15 years and older. Her areas of expertise are Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Life changes. Alison loves mystery novels, movies, yoga, and pilates.

Jim Wetzel, LCSW

Jim Wetzel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Masters in Social Work and his Bachelors of Arts in Sociology. He has been practicing for over 35 years and has patients 5 yrs and up. Jim has worked in day treatment, hospital, group home, and outpatient settings. He specializes in Depression, Anxiety, Reactive Attachment Disorder, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Jim loves playing tennis and has recently started mandolin lessons.

Doug Thomas, LCSW

Doug Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science for Psychology with Spanish Minor from Brigham Young University. He specializes in Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Abuse Issues, Personality Disorders, Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and Couples Therapy. Doug has over 19 years of experience in private and public mental health clinics. He treats patients 18 years and older. He loves watching soccer and reading Historical Biographies.

Dex Whitehead, LCSW

Hi, I have been a therapist for 25 years and had 10 years of behavioral health administration before founding SunDance with my wife Trudy in 1999.  I am the director of SunDance and spend most of my work time on the business side, but I continue to see a few therapy clients because I enjoy it and it keeps me in a better place personally.  I work mostly with adults. My areas of specialty include: existential and religious issues, personal and professional coaching, gender and sexual orientation questions, addictions, and distractibility and attention concerns.  I also do behavioral health business consulting. Things I love include: my work, blues, jazz and most other music, the mountains, bicycling, and following the Utah Jazz, University of Utah teams and the Red Sox.

Trudy Bach-Whitehead, LCSW

I have been a therapist in private practice for 35 years and love what I do.  I am also the co-owner and a founding partner at SunDance.  My specialties include depression, anxiety, couples and family issues, attention deficit disorder, LGBT issues, physical/emotional/sexual abuse (victims and perpetrators), grief, eating disorders, self harm issues and addictions.  When I am not at work I enjoy friends, skiing, hiking, biking, listening to NPR, tennis, reading, and dogs.

Mark Barnhurst, LCMHC

Mark has a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. His experience includes working with children (ages 5-13) and adults. His passion is helping people have the ability to manage their challenges, better adapt to their stress, and gain tools to help navigate through life’s surprises. He uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. Mark’s areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, and dealing with other life challenges. He assists children and adults to be able to better manage emotions and to adapt to handling problems and trigger-related life struggles. He has a kind caring approach to therapy and understands how to help others change behavior.

Tara Lemley Jensen, LCMHC

Tara Lemley Jensen is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and addiction specialist who got her Masters in counseling from Seattle University and has been a therapist for almost a decade. She trained with physicians at the University of Washington Family Medicine program and with severely addicted patients in Seattle. She has also worked with children in crisis and their families, couples, and individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship challenges, conflict / anger, trauma and other issues that negatively impact her clients lives. She loves what she does and uses mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy, humor and homework (among other things) to promote change. In her free time, she and her husband and dog head to the hills to hike, ski, camp and enjoy nature.

Vaugh Roche, LCSW

Vaughn has been a therapist for more than 20 years, having received his master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah. He sees clients 17 and older. His therapeutic approach is to help clients build an emotional resilience needed for greater life satisfaction, whatever their diagnosis or life circumstances. He has special interest in treating anxiety and depression because they are such common thieves of a good life. He is a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has contributed to a textbook on cognitive behavioral therapy. In his personal life, he is an avid reader, especially of history, mysteries and current events. Having traveled extensively, he finds no place more fascinating than The American West, especially Utah’s red rock country. He is also a fan of Pac 12 and NFL football.