285 W. 800 S.
Roosevelt, Utah 84066

(435) 725-6300

1140 W. 500 S. #9
Vernal, Utah 84078

(435) 789-6300

info@nccutah.org








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The provider's office has accommodations for people with physical disabilities,
including offices and restrooms.
  
Desree Allred, LCSW

Desree Allred, LCSW, has been with Northeastern Counseling Center since November of 2020. She is a therapist in the Vernal office. She received her bachelor's degree in Behavior Science with an emphasis in Social Work from Utah Valley University in 2006 and her Master's of Social Work from Utah State University in 2020. Desree provides mental health and substance abuse assessments, treatment and crisis intervention for children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience working in a scope of areas such as child welfare, domestic violence and rehabilitation counselor working with individuals with disabilities. Desree's clinical interests include using cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, client centered therapy and solution focus therapy, etc. She is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider. She is accepting new clients. .


  
Samantha Atwood, LCMHC

Samantha Atwood, LCMHC, has been with Northeastern Counseling Center in Roosevelt as a therapist since March 2015. Her education includes a Masters in General Psychology from Capella University, and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She provides mental health and substance abuse assessments, treatment, and crisis intervention for children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of interest include adults in their twenties, women who have been in abusive relationships, EMDR certified for trauma treatment, and addiction recovery along with couples and family counseling. Samantha is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider. She is accepting new patients.


  
Patricia Bennett, LCSW

Tricia Bennett, LCSW, has been at Northeastern Counseling Center since 1989. She is a therapist and Clinical Site Supervisor in the Roosevelt office. She provides mental health and substance abuse assessments, treatment and crisis intervention for children, adolescents and adults. Her interest is in treating trauma-related symptoms in youth, adults and first responders. She is a certified Mental Health First Aid presenter. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Utah and her Masters of Social Work from the Graduate School of Social work, University of Utah in 1998. Patricia is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider.



  
Megan Berlin, LCSW

Megan Berlin, LCSW, joined Northeastern Counseling Center as a therapist in the Roosevelt office in October of 2019. She received her bachelor's degree in Social Work from Utah State University in 2011 and went on to receive her master's degree in Social Work through the advanced standing program at Boise State University in 2012. Megan provides mental health and substance abuse assessments, treatment, and crisis intervention for children, adolescents, and adults. Megan has experience working with at-risk youth and adults with disabilities, as well as in child welfare/child protective matters. Her clinical interests include treating clients suffering from trauma-related symptoms, anxiety and depression, as well as a general dissatisfaction with their lives. She believes that everyone deserves to find a sense of peace and happiness and strives to provide support to help clients achieve their own personal goals through the process. Megan is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider.



  
Susan Betts, LCSW

Susan Betts, LCSW, has been with Northeastern Counseling Center since January of 2018. Susan comes from a teaching background before earning her Masters of Social Work at Utah State University in 2020. Susan provides mental health and substance abuse assessments, treatment, and crisis intervention for children, adolescents, and adults. Previously, Susan worked with elementary aged children in public schools for 10 years. Her clinical interests include trauma, clients with depression, anxiety, and addiction. She incorporates a variety of interventions like CBT, ACT, TF-CPT, and Play Therapy to address client-specific needs. She is passionate about helping people on their journey to create lasting changes that increase their peace and happiness. Susan is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider and is accepting new clients.



  
Jessica Briggs, LCSW

Jessica Briggs, LCSW has worked at Northeastern Counseling Center since 2013. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History at Minnesota State University Moorhead then her Master of Social Work at Utah State University. Jessica provides mental health and substance abuse assessments, treatment, and crisis intervention for children, adolescents, and adults. Jessica has experience working with individuals who have severe and persistent mental illness, cognitive and physical disabilities. Jessica's clinical interests include working with clients via artistic emotional expression informed through CBT, grief, bereavement, and hospice work, and those struggling with anxiety. Jessica believes that every individual has inherent worth and potential that can be realized by empowerment and support through proactive self-learning and change. Jessica is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider. She is accepting new clients.



  
Amber Clayton, CSW

Amber Clayton, CSW, has been with Northeastern Counseling Center since January 2022. She received her bachelor's degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from Colorado Mesa University in 2004 and her master's degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in 2018. Amber provides mental health and substance abuse assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention for children, adolescents, and adults. She has a scope of experience, including forensic interviewing, victim advocacy, family therapy, trauma treatment, and behavioral treatment with developmentally delayed adults. Amber incorporates several treatment models, including DBT, CBT, and TF-CBT, to support empowerment to work towards positive change through insight and the creation of genuine, achievable goals. She is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider. She is accepting new clients.



  
Jonathan Crane, LCSW

Jonathan Crane, LCSW, has been at Northeastern Counseling Center since 2011. He is a therapist and Clinical Site Supervisor in the Vernal office. He provides mental health and substance abuse assessments, treatment and crisis interventions for children, adolescents and adults. He is a part of the Drug Court treatment team and enjoys helping substance abuse clients overcome their struggles and regain hope in their life. He also enjoys assisting mental health clients find answers and coping skills to their individual struggles. He uses cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, moral reconation therapy, motivational interviewing, client centered therapy, etc., and strives to help a client reconnect with themselves in a balanced manner. He graduated with his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Utah in 2008 and his Masters of Social Work also from the University of Utah in 2010. Jonathan is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider.



  
Rochelle Danley, LCMHC

Rochelle Danley, LCMHC, has been with Northeastern Counseling Center since 2008. She is a therapist in the Roosevelt office who provides mental health and substance abuse assessments, treatment and crisis intervention for children, adolescents and adults. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Southern Utah University and a Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2007. Her current treatment interests are in positive psychology, depression, anxiety, substance addiction and trauma. Rochelle is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider. She is accepting new patients.


  
Keith Evans, M.D.

Keith Evans, M.D., has been working at Northeastern Counseling Center since 2011. He works in both the Vernal and Roosevelt offices, prescribing medications for children, adolescents and adults in order to treat psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder, OCD, ADHD, PTSD and psychosis. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1976 and worked as a local OB/GYN prior to pursuing his interest in mental health at Northeastern Counseling Center. He was mentored for 18 months by Dr. Kent Worthen, Board Certified Psychiatrist, and has had extensive ongoing continuing education in psychiatry. Dr. Evans is Federally approved to provide MAT for opioid and other substance use disorders. Clients may be referred to Dr. Evans for medication management services by a therapist at NCC. Keith is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider. He is accepting new patients.


  
Robert Hall, LCSW

Robert Hall, LCSW, has served as Northeastern Counseling Center's Clinical Director since 2001. Robert oversees the Center's treatment and prevention programs. He believes in people's ability to recover and experience improvements in their lives. As an administrator and as a therapist, he believes an emphasis on suicide prevention, intervention and awareness can and will save lives. He received his B.S. in Family Human Growth and Development from Utah State University in 1993 and his Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah in 1998. Robert is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider.


  
Catherine Jurado, LCSW

Catherine Jurado, LCSW joined Northeastern Counseling Center as a therapist in the Vernal office in 2011. She provides mental health and substance abuse assessments, treatment, and crisis intervention for children, adolescents, and adults. Her clinical interests include treating trauma-related symptoms in children, youth and adults as well as the treatment of depression and anxiety. She is a certified trainer for Mental Health First Aid. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Westminster College in 2005 and her Masters of Social Work from Utah State University in 2011. Catherine is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider. She is accepting new patients.


  
Preston Kadleck, LMFT

Preston Kadleck, LMFT, joined Northeastern Counseling Center in 2017. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Roosevelt office. Preston provides mental health and substance abuse assessments, as well as the treatment of children, adolescents, and adult. He believes in people's ability to change and experience growth in their lives. His clinical interests include working with partner and family relational issues and treating clients suffering from anxiety and depressive symptoms. He received his B.S. in Family Consumer and Human Development in 2013 and a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2017, both from Utah State University. Preston is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider. He is accepting new patients.


  
Sommer Korth, FNP

Sommer Korth, FNP, has been with Northeastern Counseling Center since December of 2017. Sommer Graduated from the University of Utah in 2016 with a Doctorate Degree in Family Practice. Sommer has also trained in an acute inpatient mental health hospital and the University of Utah outpatient and substance abuse recovery clinics. Her services are provided out of the Vernal and Roosevelt locations. She provides medication management for a variety of behavioral health conditions including but not limited to; Substance use dependency, ADHD, Depression, Bipolar, behavioral disturbances, schizophrenia, anxiety, and insomnia. Sommer is Federally approved to provide medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid and other substance use disorders. Sommer is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider. She is accepting new patients.


  
Tiara Littledyke, LCSW

Tiara Littledyke, LCSW, has been with Northeastern Counseling in since February 2019. Tiara is a therapist at our Vernal location. Tiara provides mental health and substance abuse assessments, treatment and crisis intervention for children, adolescents, and adults. Tiara has experience working in a scope of areas such as crisis centers, correctional facilities, substance abuse centers, and adults with chronic mental health disabilities. Tiara received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Utah Valley University and a Master of Social Work from Edinboro University. Tiara is interested in all mental health illnesses. Tiara's therapy sessions are solely based on a client-centered environment, where the client sets the stage, and Tiara empowers the client throughout their therapeutic journey. Tiara is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider. Tiara is currently accepting new clients.


  
K. Heath McDougal-Deans, LCSW

K. Heath McDougal-Deans, LCSW, joined Northeastern Counseling Center as a therapist in 2018. He provides mental health and substance use assessments, and crisis intervention for children, adolescents and adults. He enjoys a diverse atmosphere and an eclectic mix of clientele. He is particularly passionate about working with people who struggle with substance use and addiction. He is a member of the Uintah County Drug Court team and facilitates several treatment groups. He graduated with a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University, Summa Cum Laude. His passion is to motivate individuals, families and children to cultivate resilience and coping skills in securing a foundation for lasting changes. He believes each of us can choose a 'Road Less Traveled' that will lead us on an exciting new journey. Heath is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider. He is accepting new patients.


  
Melody Miller, LCSW

Melody Miller, LCSW, has been at Northeastern Counseling Center since 1998. She is a therapist and lead member of the substance abuse treatment team for the Roosevelt Office, offering substance abuse assessments, an Enhanced Outpatient Program and Individual substance abuse therapy. She also provides mental health treatment and assessments, as well as crisis intervention services for adolescents and adults. Her primary interests are the treatment of substance abuse disorders and underlying mental health issues such as trauma and depression. She received her B.S. in Social Work from Colorado State University in 1993 and her Masters of Social Work from the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Utah, in 2001. Melody is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Melody is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider. She is accepting new patients.


  
Allison Scott, CSW

Allison Scott, CSW, has been a therapist in the Vernal office since June 2022. She graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Utah State University and received her Master of Social Work degree from The University of Utah. Allison provides mental health and substance abuse assessments, treatment, and crisis intervention for children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience working with children and families through Uintah School District and The Division of Child and Family Services. Allison believes in meeting people where they are on their therapeutic journey and working together to help them reach their goals. Allison is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider. She is accepting new patients.


  
Kandice Searle, LCSW

Kandice Searle, LCSW, joined Northeastern Counseling Center as a therapist in the Vernal office in January of 2023. She received a bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2017 and a Master of Social Work degree in 2020, both from Utah State University. Kandice has spent her career thus far in a school social work setting working with students and their families in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Kandice has also done private practice with her passion being individual mental health therapy. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, birdwatching, and taking leisurely bike rides with her family.
She provides mental health and substance abuse assessments, treatment, and crisis intervention for adolescents and adults. Kandice utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities using a client centered approach to best address the unique goals of her clients. She commonly uses Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Mind Body Bridging, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to address those needs. Kandice is English speaking, accepting new clients and provides services as a culturally trained provider.


  
Gaven Sepulveda, CSW

Gaven Sepulveda, CSW, has been a therapist in the Vernal office since May 2022. He provides mental health and substance abuse assessments , treatment, and crisis intervention for children, adolescents, and adults. He's worked in various roles in mental health ranging from case management assisting youth experiencing homelessness, to providing individual mental health therapy in Salt Lake City, UT. He provides CBT and DBT and continues to learn more about other therapeutic modalities. He's passionate about helping people reach their goals. When he's not providing therapy, he's watching his Tennessee Titans, playing soccer, or online gaming with his friends. He received his undergraduate degree in Health Promotion from Weber State University and his Master of Social Work at the University of Utah. Gaven is English speaking and provides services as a culturally trained provider. He is accepting new patients.


  
Travis Spencer, LAMFT

Travis Spencer, LAMFT, started at Northeastern Counseling in May of 2019 shortly after completing his master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, he specializes in treating family systems but also works individually with children, adolescents, and adults. He is trained to provide mental health and substance abuse assessments and has experience working with addiction recovery and many forms of mental illness. His clinical specialties include working with couple and family relationships to overcome challenges such as substance abuse, sexual addiction, moderate and severe trauma, relationship distress, child and adult attachment problems, depression, and anxiety. Travis works in the Vernal office, is English speaking, provides services as a culturally trained provider, and is accepting new patients.


  
Clayton Scott Syndergaard, D.O.

Clayton Scott Syndergaard, D.O., has been working at Northeastern Counseling Center since August 2021. He works in both the Vernal and Roosevelt offices, prescribing medications for children, adolescents and adults in order to treat psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder, OCD, ADHD, PTSD and psychosis. He graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (now known as Western University of Health Sciences), Pomona, California in 1993. He worked as a local OB/GYN prior to pursuing his interest in mental health at Northeastern Counseling Center. He is participating in a mentor and training program along with extensive ongoing continuing education in psychiatry. Clients may be referred to Dr. Syndergaard for medication management services by a therapist at NCC.


  
Rick Wright, LCSW

Rick Wright, LCSW, joined Northeastern Counseling Center as a therapist in the Vernal office in 2016. He provides mental health and substance abuse assessments, treatment and crisis intervention for children, adolescents, and adults. Previously, Rick has worked at the Utah State Hospital, for the Division of Services for People with Disabilities, for the Division of Child and Family Services, as well at St. Mark's Hospital. Rick's clinical interests include trauma, attachment, and addiction. Rick incorporates a variety of techniques, like CBT, TF-CBT, EMDR, and Motivational Interviewing to create a client-specific intervention to address client-specific needs. Rick received his Bachelor's Degree from UVSC in Behavioral Science, with an emphasis in Social Work and his Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah. Rick speaks both English and Spanish, has been culturally trained and is accepting new patients.


  


Northeastern Counseling (NCC) inpatient network providers for
mental health care in a hospital:

Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital - 1350 East 750 North, Orem, UT.
Huntsman Mental Health Institute formally known as UNI-501 Chipeta Way Salt Lake City, UT.

Most admissions to a mental health hospital happen from an Emergency Room.

Northeastern Counseling must pre-approve your admission for mental health care in a hospital.
If a hospital other than Provo Canyon Behavioral or the Huntsman Mental Health Institute treats your emergency and wants to admit you, the hospital MUST call NCC at 435-789-6300 or toll free at 1- Toll Free 844-824-6776 to ask for approval. It's important to let the hospital know NCC is your Medicaid mental health provider so they can call us if they want to admit you. We might have you stay at that hospital or we might transfer you to our hospital.





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