Trailtalk offers flexible hours to accommodate work schedules and other time demands. Early morning, some evenings and weekend appointments are available.
Walking paths populate most neighborhoods and business districts in the Park City area. Walking locations are determined when making appointments.
WALK AND TALK THERAPY
PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATION EVALUATIONS
(includes close follow up via email/text as new treatments are implemented)
MEDICATION AND THERAPY COMBINED VISITS
Allison has been a Nurse Practitioner since 1980. She received a Master’s degree in Pediatric Nursing in 1985. Subsequently, she spent several years working with homeless families and developed the current pediatric health care program that exists today at Salt Lake City’s 4th Street Clinic.
She’s also worked with children who suffer from asthma teaching them self-management skills. Allison spent time training rural public health nurses to identify at-risk children using developmental screening tools.
Allison enjoys third world non-profit work. When her children were teenagers, she and her family traveled to South America during summer breaks to provide needed health care to under-served communities.
Over the years, Allison became more interested in the psycho-social dynamics of families, returning to graduate school in 2007 to hone those skills. She received a Post Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing. Allison is also trained in EMDR therapy.
In 2010, Allison was walking in the woods with her dog and realized how much she needs time in the outdoors to clear her head and gain perspective on her own life. She had a light bulb moment and thought, “I am going to walk and talk with my clients.” Trailtalk was born.
Kirsten received her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, CA. She has experience working with both adults and adolescents in Psychodynamic Therapy and also specializes in trauma, with extensive training and experience in EMDR and CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy).
Kirsten believes in helping clients find their authentic selves and overcoming the origins of shame that may be preventing them from doing so. In addition to Trailtalk®, Kirsten is also a therapist at an Inpatient Trauma Program for active-duty military with PTSD.
Having moved to Park City with her family just a few years ago from Los Angeles, Kirsten is profoundly grateful everyday for the opportunity to wake up amongst the mountains. She has walk and talk hours available on Saturdays and some weekdays. She will meet in Park City or Salt Lake City on or off the trail.
Lisa graduated with her M.A. in Counseling from George Fox University. She holds an Associate Clinical Mental Health License and a School Counseling License. She has worked with children and families as a school counselor for over 15 years, providing individual and group counseling for children and parenting strategies and support groups for parents. She has extensive experience working with families in transitions and additional training in a range of concerns, including stress, anxiety, anger management, depression, self-esteem, body image concerns, career performance and strategies for dealing with communication and learning difficulties.
In 2016, Lisa and her husband moved to Salt Lake City after ten years of living abroad. Lisa is an avid trail runner and endurance athlete and is looking forward to combining her passion for the outdoors with her desire to support individuals, couples and families recognize negative thoughts and find healthier ways to view situations. She is excited to be part of the team opening the Salt Lake City Trailtalk® office.
Xander grew up in Canada working on his family farm. He traveled to the U.S. after graduating from High school and discovered the great State of Utah, which he now calls home.
Like most Utahans’, the beauty and rejuvenating impact of the mountains call to him. Many of his family members subsequently followed him here.
Xander pursued higher education at the University of Utah where he received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, followed by a Master of Science in Clinical Social Work.
For the last ten years, he’s worked in a variety of diverse settings providing mental health services to people from all different walks of life.
Xander values his downtime and heads to the mountains when he’s not walking and talking with Trailtalk® clients or working as the clinical director of a trauma recovery nonprofit. His unique set of skills and varied interests complement our Trailtalk® team.
Xander sees clients on Fridays and Saturdays.
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