Monday through Saturday
7:00 am to 6:00 pm
INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES WALK AND TALK THERAPY
MONTHLY GROUP WALK AND TALKS TBA
Payments will be submitted at your session.
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.
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.
Faeiza was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She believes the beautiful, scenic outdoors found in Utah is healing in of itself. Faeiza received both her Bachelor’s (2013) and Master’s (2014) degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. Faeiza's background is in international, forensic, and medical social work. Faeiza is EMDR trained and passionate about utilizing this modality to help others. She specializes in working with individuals suffering from trauma which could be: domestic violence survivors, sexual assault survivors, childhood trauma, refugees, chronic illness, self-worth issues, bullying, adjustment/identity issues, etc. She has also worked significantly with combat vets and many of whom may have some PTSD issues stemming from Islamophobia. She also specializes in multicultural issues such as microaggressions, discrimination, internalized oppression, and cultural/religious oppression. She believes suffering is inevitable, but healing is always possible. Faeiza encourages her clients to confront their pain so that they can learn to live more fulfilling lives. When Faeiza is not in the office she enjoys cooking for her loved ones and spending time with them. She loves trying new things and enjoys traveling. She loves meeting new people and understanding their perspective/outlook on life. She hopes to one day travel the world!
Cody earned his Bachelor’s in Cultural Anthropology and his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Utah. His interest in learning about different cultures led him to Social Work, where he gained an interest in holistic approaches to wellness. Cody has experience working with adolescents, young adults, and families. He has worked closely with individuals dealing with substance use, complex trauma, depression, and mood and personality disorders. Cody takes a humanistic approach with individuals he meets with, placing focus on individual strengths. He specializes in CBT, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing.
Cody was born and raised in Utah and learned to love the outdoors. He believes in working to change the stigma associated with mental illness. He believes in holistic healing, encompassing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual approaches to wellness. Cody considers himself young at heart, and loves to talk about music and movies. He has also been known to go on an occasional trail run or hike. He hopes to one day have time to travel and make a visit to Wrigley Field to watch his beloved Cubs play in person.
Cameron received his master’s in social work from the University of Southern California. He is an outdoor enthusiast, environmentalist, and social activist in addition to his passion for mental health counseling. He joins Trailtalk® as a well-educated professional who is combining his interest in human physiology with a holistic approach to therapy.
As a Marine Corps veteran, Cameron is acutely aware of the need for trauma-informed therapy. He is EMDR trained and takes a person-centered approach. Cameron also combines CBT, ACT, and solution-focused therapy into his practice depending on the needs of his client.
Cameron has experience working with substance use/misuse, military and complex trauma, and all types of grief. He works with adults and teens and is an ally of the LGBTQ community.
In his spare time, Cameron is a beekeeper. He practices what he preaches when it comes to “present moment” living. His bees know when he’s not present! Mindfully living his core values is a "bee worthy" way to be!
As an avid fly fisherman, you can find Cameron on our Utah rivers. See if you can spot him in the backcountry skiing a familiar ridge line. And when he’s not around town, Cameron’s tending to his garden and noisy chickens. His furry companions demand his attention, so Cameron is a regular on the hiking trails.
Cameron meets with clients where they are, on or off the trail in the Provo area, Lehi, and anywhere in the Salt Lake Valley.
Morgan Gonzales graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Westminster College and her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver. Morgan specializes in anxiety management, trauma, and depression. Morgan has worked with children, adults, couples and families. Morgan specializes in ACT, CBT, trauma-informed psychotherapy and mindfulness. Morgan hopes to focus walk and talk therapy in the Provo and Southern Utah County area to increase patient access to care.
Morgan recently moved from Denver, Colorado and believes the focus of mental health well-being includes involving a holistic, mindful and natural approach. She believes that we all thrive and grow in our environments and focuses her attention on walk and talk therapy. Morgan enjoys spending time with her family, snowboarding, camping, traveling and the beautiful mountains of Utah.
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.
Rachel Turnbow graduated from BYU with a B.S. in Human Development and loves working behind the scenes at Trailtalk. As the daughter of an engineer and a school counselor, she has spent a lot of time organizing and analyzing how to make things more efficient. Rachel has many years of experience as an administrative assistant in several different industries but enjoys working in the health and wellness field most as she gets to use her psychology knowledge and organizational skills at the same time.
Rachel grew up spending her summers camping, hiking and fishing from Nevada to Alaska. She now enjoys sharing her love of the outdoors out on the family farm with her husband and their 3 boys. Her greatest joy is being a mom but when she gets a moment to herself, she enjoys cooking, crocheting, or Netflix bingeing.