W. Marie Pickett
I have been happily working as a therapist since 2003. I have worked for Provo School District, Slate Canyon Detention Center, Wasatch Mental Health, and have been the Director for Clear Horizons Clinical Services since the company opened in 2013. Much of my work has been in working with foster children and families, post adoption families, as well as helping individual and families overcome trauma. I am also well versed in treating anxiety, depression and relationship concerns. I routinely use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT certified), Equine Assisted therapy practices (Natural Lifemanship
Prior to being a therapist, I worked with a company that provided services for those with receiving services for disabilities. As a result, I have great appreciation for children, families and individuals who struggle with the difficulties that disabilities can bring. I enjoy being a part of amplifying abilities and being a part of the growth and healing process.
I have also worked in a family preservation program, which is an in-home program. I was able to gain a perspective of the benefit of meeting with clients in their environments as an agent of change where possible, and this is the premise that became the foundation for Clear Horizons Clinical Services.
I am a Utah State University graduate who has a solid background working with children and adolescents. I have worked as a frontline staff at a residential treatment center in Provo called Heritage for 5 years and I have loved the opportunities that I have been given to make even a small difference in the lives of these adolescents. I also have experience helping with parenting classes and stepfamily classes through the Family Place in Logan. I like to create a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions as well as helping them to discover things that are going to work for them as individuals. I am trained in EMDR Therapy as well as TBRI and love the principles that it teaches. Some of my interests include Aikido a Japanese martial art that translates to the way of peace or way of harmonizing with energy. It teaches us to move with the energy being given to us and redirect it rather than clashing with it. I like to use principles from this martial art in my therapy work where applicable. I also enjoy art and expressive art is another thing that is heavily infused in my work.
Luis A. Torres
Luis A. Torres is a trauma-informed psychotherapist. He is bilingual, culturally competent, and a mental health advocate. His approach to mental health is strength based and client centered. He uses a holistic non-judgmental approach to therapy that provides genuine care, validation and psychoeducation that empowers people to identify and implement solutions in their lives. Luis has a bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences with a specialization in family studies and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah Valley University. He is a License Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Utah, and he provides clinical treatment for children, teenagers, couples, and families that have experienced emotional and relationship trauma in the context of marriage, couples, and family systems.
Lynn provides children a safe environment in which they can find their voice. His training is in child-centered play therapy, which allows children a unique chance to express themselves. While adults express their experiences in words, children express their experiences in play. Lynn is a member of APT (Association for Play Therapy) and is on the board of directors for UAPT (Utah Association for Play Therapy). He received the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credentialing in October 2017 and recently completed the credentialing process for the Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) and was awarded that in October 2020.
Lynn graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science with a Psychology emphasis. He then received a Master of Science from Westminster College in Mental Health Counseling in 2014. His internships have included experiences with Carmen B. Pingree Center for Children with Autism in Salt Lake City and Odyssey House of Utah in the Parents with Children program, working primarily in play therapy. Lynn is trained in EMDR, play therapy, sand tray therapy, SandStory Therapy, Autplay Therapy, and expressive therapies. He has been with Clear Horizons Clinical Services since August of 2017.
Lynn works with the entire family to develop a systemic approach to healing and hope. He believes that when one member of the family shows symptoms of distress it takes the entire family to create healing. Lynn works with all children and families, including those with behavioral issues and those on the autism spectrum. Teaching replacement behavior and providing children with structural support while helping parents better understand their child is the primary goal.
Lynn is a parent of five wonderful children and has found that it is the most rewarding (and toughest) job he has ever had. He believes parenting is an investment that we make in raising our children, giving them roots and wings simultaneously. Lynn loves to play with his children and spend time researching and learning new things. Lynn’s hobbies include drawing, woodworking, playing video games, and building Lego creations with his children.
It is obvious when you walk into Ray’s office…there are bears everywhere. There are pictures of bears, carvings of bears and bear figurines on his desk. When asked why, he says bears have always been dear to him ever since he was a kid. His nickname growing up was “Bear”.
It was his roots in Missouri, being raised on a large farm with horses and cattle that drew Ray to Discovery Ranch. With over thirty years experience working with youth and their families, Ray is able to bring a seasoned approach to the therapeutic issues facing the students and their parents.
Starting out in Education, Ray went on to get his Masters Degree in Psychology and has become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Over the years Ray has been the clinical director at two different organizations so he brings to the students a wealth of knowledge, understanding and clinical expertise.
I began working in the mental health field in 2019. I have a variety of experiences in this field, from residential treatment centers, school settings, and as part of foster youths’ treatment team. These and other experiences helped me to develop a deep compassion for humanity. I truly care about the difficulties people have or are experiencing and am humbled by the opportunity to empower them to work through their difficulties. I believe that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect; thus, I strive to ensure that those I work with feel accepted for who they are. I love working with all age groups, and enjoy seeing others build on their strengths.
I received my MSW from Utah State University and graduated with honors. My education covered a variety of topics has enabled me to help clients through a variety of difficulties. My main focus is on helping people work through trauma, although this is not all I am able to do. I have studied Play Therapy, Trust-Based Relational Interventions, Experiential Therapy, and interventions for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, among other things. I love to learn and am constantly expanding my knowledge!
As well as learning, I enjoy being outdoors with my spouse and my dog. Hiking, camping, kayaking, and dirt-biking are some of my favorite things to do outdoors. I practice Aikido, a martial art focused on blending with energy rather than directly opposing it, and find the connection between Aikido and life fascinating. When life is trying to beat you down, I will help you learn how to rise up and overcome.
Moroni is a trauma-informed licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 22 years of clinical experience working in private practice, residential treatment settings, and currently at an outpatient treatment and education-driven private clinic.
His work focuses on helping individuals of all ages, couples, and families resolve emotional and relational problems, cope with a variety of stressful circumstances and trauma, and navigate difficult life transitions.
Moroni is a native Tahitian from French Polynesia. He is the father of three children, one of whom has special needs. His life experience includes interacting with and maintaining relationships with people from around the world. His personal and professional experiences give him a broad understanding of people with diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and unique challenges.
Stephanie is a graduate student at Boise State University. She has been in the social work field since 2015 by being a DCFS caseworker and now being a case manager. She wanted to become a therapist to help others become their best self and have someone who can cheer them on. Steph is also a master esthetician and enjoys helping others feel good.
I am a CSW graduate from Boise State University and have been in the social work field since 2019. I have always had a passion for working with children and adolescents on building their emotional wellness. Before working at Clear Horizons, I worked at Wasatch Behavioral Health in the Stride program for several years helping kids build social and emotional regulation skills. I am TBRI informed and love helping parents find effective ways to empower and connect with their children to better face their challenges. I am a new mom and love experiencing the world in a new light with my little one! Family has always been important to me, so I understand the importance it has with my clients. I often use expressive arts and other experiential ways to interweave therapeutic modalities with my clients to create a safe and engaging environment for them.
Some of my interests include traveling, cooking with my husband, and reading. Along with these interests, I am always searching for opportunities to expand my knowledge!