Staff

Jessica Harper, CMHC Clinical Director and Therapist Helping to promote healing and teaching the skills that will assist you in creating a life you want to live through understanding who you are beyond the problem or diagnosis. I have worked successfully with kids, teens and adults struggling with a variety of problems including ADHD, addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, pornography addiction, tantrums, trauma as well as individuals desiring to increase their energy levels, performance, improve relationships.You can have a life and relationships that are rewarding. I am certified in EMDR, DBT and an approved BrainPaint provider (an evidenced based neurofeedback.program) What is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. EMDR is provided during individual therapy. Neurofeedback is a scientifically proven way to improve the way you feel and function by improving how your brain operates; an alternative to medication for most issues that stem from the brain. Neurofeedback can help with ADD?ADHD, Brain Injury, anxiety, depression, autism, stroke recovery, phobias, insomnia, & learning disabilities

Jessica Harper, CMHC

Clinical Director and Therapist

As a therapist and as the director of Aspen Valley Counseling, my goal is to promote healing through teaching you skills that will help you create a life you want to live. I have worked successfully with kids, teens, and adults struggling with a variety of problems including ADHD, addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, pornography addiction, tantrums, and trauma. I also regularly assist individuals desiring to increase their energy levels and performance and those who wish to improve relationships. You can have a life and relationships that are rewarding.

When it comes to neurofeedback, I have undergone extensive training to help individuals on the autism spectrum, those with ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injuries, and other mental health-related issues. Neurofeedback can also help with anxiety, depression, stroke recovery, phobias, insomnia, learning disabilities, sports performance, clearer thinking, memory, headaches, energy levels, and nightmares. 

I am certified in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and DBT, and I am also trained in neurofeedback and qEEG brain mapping. I am also an approved BrainPaint provider (an evidence-based neurofeedback program) and am an IQCB Certification Candidate.

Other issues I work with include addiction, developmental disorders, divorce, drug and substance abuse, oppositional defiance, self-harming, sexual abuse, and suicidal ideation. I use many approaches to therapy but will find the one that works best for you. The therapy types I can use to help you include coaching, attachment-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), EMDR, emotion-focused therapy, expressive arts, family and marital counseling, a family systems approach, a humanistic approach, an interpersonal approach, mindfulness-based (MBCT) therapy, motivational interviewing, neurofeedback, play therapy, sand therapy, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), and trauma-focused therapy.

I have been practicing in mental health for over 15 years, and my goal is to help people create the lives they want to live. I am a UAMFT supervisor and love helping the next generation of therapists coming out of school.

When I’m not counseling, you’ll find me hiking, running, traveling, learning new things, and spending time with my family.

April Madsen, CMHC Therapist My name is April Madsen, and I specialize in depression, anxiety, and trauma-focused therapy. My therapy approaches include person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). I hold a master’s degree in clinical mental health from Argosy University and graduated as a presidential scholar. I have experience working with children, college aged students, individuals who’ve gone through the judicial system, and individuals with severe, persistent mental illnesses (psychosis, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, and other personality disorders). My other trainings include positive psychology; foundations for communication with trauma survivors; interventions for treating anxiety and depression; motivational interviewing; 10 core competencies of trauma, PTSD, grief and loss; evidence-based trauma treatments and interventions; suicide and self- mutilation; substance abuse and domestic violence; EMDR. I am certified as an EMDR specialist; as a GOGI (Get Out by Going In) facilitator; and as emotion code practitioner and certified body code practitioner for energy healing. I have been practicing in mental health for five years, and I have made it my goal to help my clients overcome their trials and learn the skills they need to be successful in their lives. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, read, watch movies, and write poetry. April Madsen, therapist, counseling, Aspen valley counseling therapy, counseling, neurofeedback, Orem, Utah, Utah county, CBT, EMDR, DBT, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, brain therapy, ADHD, traumaApril Madsen, CMHC

Therapist

My name is April Madsen, and I specialize in depression, anxiety, and trauma-focused therapy. My therapy approaches include person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). I hold a master’s degree in clinical mental health from Argosy University and graduated as a presidential scholar.

I have experience working with children, college-aged students, individuals who’ve gone through the judicial system, and individuals with severe, persistent mental illnesses (psychosis, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, and other personality disorders). My other training includes positive psychology; foundations for communication with trauma survivors; interventions for treating anxiety and depression; motivational interviewing; 10 core competencies of trauma, PTSD, grief, and loss; evidence-based trauma treatments and interventions; suicide and self- mutilation; substance abuse and domestic violence; EMDR. I am certified as an EMDR specialist; as a GOGI (Get Out by Going In) facilitator; and as an emotion code practitioner and certified body code practitioner for energy healing.

I have been practicing in mental health for five years, and I have made it my goal to help my clients overcome their trials and learn the skills they need to be successful in their lives. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, read, watch movies, and write poetry.

Brittany Bolinder, CSW

Therapist

I recently graduated with my Masters of Social Work degree from Utah Valley University. I have experience working with children, teenagers and adults. I am currently working on my certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and ADHD treatment. While doing so, I enjoy using approaches such as Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. These therapeutic interventions can help guide individuals who are going through issues such as trauma, grief, loss, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, addiction, body image and many other types of life stressors.

In my practice as a therapist, I want to help others find hope and healing in a way that best fits their needs. I strive to create a comfortable environment that promotes safety and security. Skills will be taught that will help my clients learn how to be more confident with who they are and become self-aware, balanced, and know that they can achieve even their greatest and hardest goals. When I’m not doing therapy, I enjoy spending time with my dog, playing board games, being outdoors, and being around loved ones.

Stephanie Perea, CSW

Therapist

 I recently graduated from the University of Utah with my master’s in Social Work with a concentration in mental health. I have experience working with various populations including children, teens, and adults. I also am fluent in Spanish and have some experience working with the Hispanic population.

I am currently working on my certification for ADHD treatment. My therapy approaches include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, and Positive Psychology. These approaches can help those struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Addictions, Grief and Loss, Relationship Difficulties, Body Image issues, Suicide Prevention/Self-harm, and many other types of stressors affecting a person’s well-being.

My goal as a therapist is to listen and be present while providing the interventions needed to help each individual work through personal conflicts and be able to learn the skills and techniques necessary to reach their desired goals.

When I am not in the office, I am exploring the world, being active, playing board games or outdoor activities, watching movies, and spending time with my family.

Adrian Jones

Therapy Intern

I am currently a student in the Master’s Program of Marriage and Family Therapy at Utah Valley University. I am learning new therapeutic models and techniques weekly that I will apply when helping clients. I am hoping to emphasize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative, Strategic and Solution-Focused therapy. My goal is to get experience as a student therapist by providing services to the best of my ability. I am eager to work with all populations from individuals, children, couples, families, and anyone else who comes in. I am ready to learn with all opportunities or experiences that I am given!  In my “free time” I am a student-athlete and I compete on the Cross Country and Track and Field team. Other than that I like to spend time with family and friends.

Millie Harper, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

I am a board-certified Nurse Practitioner and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as well as the Utah Nurse Practitioners. I received my bachelor’s and Masters’s degree through BUY’s College of Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner emphasis. My clinical experience includes emergency and critical care, especially cardiac and stroke patients.

I am BLS, ACLS, and PALS certified. I joined Integrative Medical Associates in an effort to prevent the life-threatening diseases I have treated in the ICU and the ER. I believe that through dedicated lifestyle changes, patients can reverse the destructive effects of today’s health issues. My husband and I have five children who keep them busy with theater, soccer, and piano lessons. We enjoy activities that bring us together through physical and educational opportunities.

Office Manager

Rachiel Cisternas

Office Manager

I work behind the scenes here at Aspen Valley to help keep the office running smoothly and to ensure our patients have a great experience. I work with scheduling appointments, collecting co-pays,  and the billing process. I have worked in many office settings, but also have multiple years experience working with people with trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Borderline Personality Disorder, addictions, and other behavioral issues.  I love being active, getting lost in a book, cooking, and spending time with my husband and pup.

Basia is currently on maternity leave and will not be seeing clients until later this year

Basia Lopez, CSW

Therapist

I graduated with a Masters of Social Work at the University of Utah. As a therapist, I strive to guide individuals to where they want to be, while accepting where they are. My main goal as a clinician is to help clients become more in tune with their bodies and to increase their self-awareness; through mindfulness and development of emotional agility. I have worked with a variety of populations including adults, couples, teens, individuals in crisis, etc. I have worked treating multiple issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, and loss. I utilize approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and Gottman’s model for relationships, in an effort to help individuals to change the way they relate to their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I also utilize trauma-based practices including EMDR and Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals resolve past trauma, establish more helpful belief systems, and create new meaning for their lives. In my spare time, I love spending time with my loved ones, reading, and spending time outdoors in any way I can.