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 also trained in TBRI and I 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.
She has been a licensed therapist for over five years and has practiced with Clear Horizons since April 2015. She has advanced training in Play Therapy, EMDR, Trauma-Focused CBT, and DBT. Amberlee specializes in working with youth and their families using proven clinical therapies coupled with the power of healing relationships to promote deep and lasting change.
Amberlee loves spending time with her husband and two children. Some of her favorite activities include watching movies, interior and digital design, and yard work. She also enjoys traveling and has left pieces of her heart in various corners of the world, including Swaziland, Africa and Venice, Italy.
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.
Moroni is a licensed marriage and family therapist with twenty years of experience as a clinician. He firmly believes that people are born with the tools to recover or to heal from even the worst hardship but sometimes they need help, and that’s normal.
His own life experience coupled with his experience as a therapist for people of various socio-economic background, ages and presenting problems have taught him to treat everyone who enters his office with unconditional positive regard.
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.
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.