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Brent Westover, M.S., MFT has been practicing as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for a decade. He specializes in couples’ therapy, family issues, parenting issues, moderate to severe depression and anxiety, suicidality, and trauma. Brent has been living in Tooele County for the last three years. He loves to spend time with his wonderful wife and four kids inside watching movies, and in the great outdoors. He also likes perusing Costco for free samples.

Summer Torrey, M.S., MFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been enjoying work with adults and children for the past five years. She specializes in management of chronic health issues, trauma, suicidality, and mood. Originating on the east coast, she has worked her way westward pursuing new and different experiences. When not in the office she can usually be found anywhere with animals, and her favorite is the three-toed sloth.

Elyse MscKay, M.S., LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is experienced in working with adults, adolescents, and children dealing with a host of different issues in outpatient and intensive outpatient settings. Elyse specializes in working with trauma and PTSD, addiction, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and other mood issues. She is experienced in working with people with disabilities and judicial involvement. She is affirming and welcoming of LGBTQ+ persons and people desiring counseling that is faith-based She has a holistic approach that integrates mindfulness and self-compassion practices. Elyse is passionate about working with people to overcome and thrive after all types of trauma and create the quality of life they deserve.

Elyse is TF-CBT and ART certified and can provide services via telehealth. She is dedicated to providing an atmosphere where every client feels understood, valued and accepted. Elyse enjoys continuing to study and learn as a therapist to provide the most value to her clients. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling, photography, and other creative projects.
Karen Atkins, M.S., CSW is a Certified Social Worker who has worked for over a decade in various human services positions. Karen has experience in working with various systems in our county, crisis work, early attachment with parents, working with children with autism, children with tough behaviors, and school social work. Karen has been at Bear’s Ears for 3 years now and we feel her experience working with teens to provide behavioral interventions and plans for students is a strength she brings to our Bear’s Ears team. Karen is DBT Skills and Postpartum Support Certified and is a play therapist in training. She is the Director of Operations at BECFT.

Elaine Shrewsbury, M.S., CSW is a certified social worker. She finished her graduate degree in Social Work in August 2020 from USU and her undergraduate in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix in 2016. She has worked in various human services settings including DCFS, the VA hospital, and the Juvenile Justice System. Elaine specializes in working with clients of all ages who are struggling with various issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidality, personal identity conflict, cognitive disorders, and other mood disorders. She especially enjoys working with teens.

Elaine uses a holistic family centered approach that integrates mindfulness, EFT, Motivational interviewing along with many other modalities that can assist clients with their struggles. She is passionate about providing an atmosphere where every client feels heard and understood and creating a feeling of unconditional positive regard with every interaction. Elaine is certified in TF-CBT, DBT skills and continues to learn and study different therapy methods through ongoing training courses to provide as many options she can that might help her clients.

When Elaine is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, working on different projects around the house, enjoying the outdoors through camping and hunting, playing with her dogs and horse, hosting family gatherings, and to slow things down, hunkering down to watch a good movie or TV show.

Susan Watts, CPB, CPC is credentialed through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and holds credentials in Medical Coding, and Medical Billing. Susan has worked in Medical Coding, Billing, and Compliance for more than 20 years. When not in the office, Susan enjoys spending time reading a good book, camping with her two girls, and enjoying the outdoors. She is the Financial Director at BECFT.

Aimee has worked at Bears Ears Child and Family Therapy for over a year now, and she loves what she does. Aimee likes to Meet new people, and make them smile and laugh. Aimee has been a welcome addition to our Bears Ears team and she is the glue that holds us all together. Aimee has been married to her soulmate for 13yrs, and she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and yard work.