Jennifer Van Gorp

Jennifer Van Gorp

Local Dieticians

Kelsey Rich, MS, RD, CD, CEDRD-S
Eating Disorder/Disordered Eating Specialist
1384 W State Rd Pleasant Grove, Utah, 84062
In-network with: Regence BlueCross and BlueShield, Cigna, UnitedHealthcare , DMBA, First Health, UofU Healthy Preferred/Premier

Devrie Petit, RDN, CD
Eating Disorder Specialist
Sees clients in Orem, UT & South Jordan, UT
No insurance at Mindful Counseling but offers superbills

Lauren Absher, RDN
Eating disorder specialist, mindful eating, intuitive eating
HAES 3325 N University Avenue Suite 275 Provo, UT 84604 801-691-8090
Self-pay only (provides superbill, but no sliding scale rates)

Positive Nutrition Clinic
Paige Smathers, RDN
Katie Davis, RDN
Lauren Jones, RDN
2936 Highland Dr #100, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 948-0898

Elizabeth Joy, MD
Sports Medicine Physician
*specializes in disordered eating
(385) 282-2700

Kari Woodruff
Sports Dietician at TOSH

Leah Kirschbaum, RDN
*specializes in disordered eating and ED recovery
Body Meets Food Midvale, UT 84047
(801) 810-2740


Kayla Jessop, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S
*specializes in eating disorders ;
(801) 888-3397
2984 N. Hill Field Rd. Ste. A1
Layton, UT 84041
314 W 300 S Ste. 222
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

All Of Nutrition
Marysa Cardwell, RDN
Claudia Wilson, RDN Address: 2319 Foothill Dr #180, Salt Lake City, UT

April 07, 2021

LGBTQA+ Resources

Websites/Advocacy -- Provides information on gender identity and expression for parents, families, and educators. Virtual groups for children, teenagers, and parents -- National organization with state and local chapters that provide education, information and support for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ individuals -- Trans voice online training with a qualified vocal expert. Your Lessons Now works with all trans people – MTF, FTM, non-binary. Voice training with a qualified vocal coach that gives you an authentic and dependable voice for the real you, every day. Your Lessons Now can also provide transgender voice lessons to use your new sound for singing and voice-overs. -- LGBTQA+ student support resources and information to help navigate both high school and college environments.

Helping the Straight Spouse When a Wife or Husband Comes Out as LGB or T -- Resources from the American Psychological Association for students and psychologists to better understand the particular issues and concerns that may arise with the straight spouse. -- A support network for straight spouses, post-disclosure couples and families.

Local resources

Encircle -- -- an LGBTQ+ youth and family resource - Salt Lake and Provo Locations - Drop-in hours, daily programs, friendship circles, and therapy

Transgender Education Advocates of Utah -- -- Supporting all Utahns to thrive regardless of gender identity or expression

Utah Pride Center -- -- Unites, empowers and celebrates UT’s LGBTQ+ community

Mormons Building Bridges -- -- Members are primarily part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Their goal is to improve relationships between the members of the church and the LGBTQ+ community

Mama Dragons -- -- Support for mothers with LGBTQ+ children who are part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Treatment - Medical Support & Therapists

University of Utah Adolescent Transgender Medicine - (801) 213-3599 - Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient - Care team includes a physician, endocrinologist, a psychologist and dietician

Rebirth OBGYN in Salt Lake - - a medical practice that specializes in women’ and transgender health

Summer camp

Camp Brave Trails - 12 - 20 year olds - Maryland and Southern California locations - Out of state campers are welcome - Research supported


Becoming Nicole: The inspiring story of transgender actor-activist Nicole Maines and her extraordinary family by Amy Ellis Nutt

This is How it Always Is: A Novel by Laurie Frankel

UCEBT's YouTube Videos

Working with Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth presented by Sloan Strike, Ph.D.

March 25, 2021


Our Center is committed to fostering a diverse, vibrant, and responsive work environment. We adapt to support the individual and family needs of our staff, including flexible work schedules and opportunities for advancement. Employee happiness and work-life balance are regularly discussed in meetings and supported through our Center policies.

Salt Lake City is a metropolitan hub of the West with access to abundant outdoor recreation activities, an ideal setting to balance intellectual and personal development.

Our trainees gain expertise with diverse and complex clinical diagnoses within the supportive context of an interdisciplinary team approach.

Trainees have the opportunity to see clients in the age range of their interest(s), including children, adolescents, and adults; however, willingness to see adult clients is necessary to ensure a full caseload.

Trainees receive advanced training and ongoing supervision in evidence-based treatments (e.g. DBT, ACT, CBT, PE), participate in consultation teams, learn the business side of a growing practice, supervise, and have protected time and funding to work toward licensure (postdocs).

Trainees will see clients on one primary and one or more secondary teams throughout their year. Current teams accepting trainees are Anxiety and Mood, Assessment and Testing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Trauma, Stress, and Resilience. All teams provide opportunities for work with individuals across the lifespan, couples, and groups. 

Trainee positions will be primarily clinical in nature, but will also include opportunities for research, program development, administrative tasks, or community outreach.

Please see to learn more about us as an organization or also feel free to email with any questions. 

March 02, 2021

Refer a Client

Thank you for choosing UCEBT to work with your client. We know that privacy regulations can sometimes make communication with referral sources a challenge. These are the most common questions and concerns that we hear from referral communication.

Do you have a waitlist?

Sometimes we do have a waitlist depending on the services that are requested. The wait time changes from month to month. So it is difficult to provide a general range for wait time. However, you can call Office Manager, Ashley, at any time to check on the current status.  You can reach Ashley at (801) 419-0139 ext. 2 or

I'd like to schedule an appointment on behalf of my client.

If you would like you to schedule an appointment on behalf of your client, we will need to obtain a Release of Information (ROI) from the client first. To request a Release of Information (ROI) form, please have your client email Ashley at or call (801) 419-0139 ext. 2

My client hasn't heard back from you yet.

Our center aims to call new clients within 48 hours from the time they complete the online screener. If it's been more than 48 hours, please have your client email Ashley at or call (801) 419-0139 ext. 2 to check the status.

Where can I send documentation?

If you’re a provider and you have any documentation for a client that you’d like to send us, please fax that information to (385) 227-8099 

I still have some questions/concerns.

If you have any other questions, please contact Ashley at or (801) 419-0139 ext. 2.


Again, thank you for choosing UCEBT. We are grateful to be part of our compassionate professional community.

MBT Group

If interested contact Stephanie Taylor at .

This group is hosted by UCEBT's Trauma, Stress, & Resilience Program, directed by Dr. Shelle Welty.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

The CBT for Insomnia group is meant for individuals who experience difficulty related to falling asleep, staying asleep, and/or waking up earlier than desired. This group is designed to help you learn and practice evidence-based skills to improve sleep schedules and quality of sleep. Group members benefit from individualized assessment and weekly treatment recommendations in addition to learning from others' experiences in a group format. This group is designed to be highly flexible for group members to attend as few or as many sessions as they desire.

Group will meet Wednesdays from 4:30 pm – 6 pm MST, $50/session.

Next session begins Wednesday, March 17.

If you are interested in participating, please complete this questionnaire to see if you would be a good fit for this program. Once you complete the questionnaire, the group leader will follow up with you directly.


Learn more:

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) has been proven to be more effective for treating insomnia than medication. Find out why.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia

January 21, 2021

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September 09, 2020

Apps, Books, & Websites

We want to share with you some of our favorite resources for supporting mental health. Not only are these resources some of the ones that we recommend to our clients and colleagues, but these are also resources that we find ourselves using, too. 


Daylio - This mood tracker app helps users to keep track of their moods and create patterns to become more productive.

CBT-I Coach - CBT-i Coach is a mobile app for people who are engaged in CBT-I with a health provider, or who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits. 

My Life  - The My Life App helps with stress, sleep, and calmness with short mindfulness activities tuned to your emotions.

Calm - The Calm App has guided exercises for Sleep, Meditation, and Relaxation

Headspace - Headspace is an app that teaches you how to meditate.

PTSD-Coach  - PTSD Coach was designed for those who have, or may have, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 


The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. - Recommended by Laura Rowley, Ph.D. for individuals who want to understand the impacts of trauma on overall health and wellbeing and to learn about holistic approaches in healing. "In The Body Keeps the Score, the author uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives."

Clinical Neuropsychology of Emotion by Yana Suchy - Recommended by Parisa Kaliush, M.S. "Written in an engaging, accessible style, this book synthesizes the growing body of knowledge on the neuropsychology of emotion and identifies practical clinical implications. The author unravels the processes that comprise a single emotional event, from the initial trigger through physiological and psychological responses. She also examines how patterns of emotional responses come together to motivate complex behavioral choices. Grounded in theory and research, the book discusses relevant syndromes and populations, reviews available assessment instruments, and describes how deficits in emotional processing affect cognition, daily functioning, and mental health."

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown - Recommended by Laura Rowley, Ph.D. for individuals who struggle with experiencing and expressing emotions and who strive to improve setting boundaries in relationships.

The Epigenetics Revolution by Nessa Carey - Recommended by Parisa Kaliush, M.S. for clinical scientists who want a better understanding of epigenetics and "nature-nurture" interactions". "Epigenetics can potentially revolutionize our understanding of the structure and behavior of biological life on Earth. It explains why mapping an organism's genetic code is not enough to determine how it develops or acts and shows how nurture combines with nature to engineer biological diversity. Surveying the twenty-year history of the field while also highlighting its latest findings and innovations, this volume provides a readily understandable introduction to the foundations of epigenetics."

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber - Recommended by Laura Rowley, Ph.D. for parents who are looking for support in helping children (and teens) cope with negative emotions, being consistent with setting limits, and improving family communication.

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer - Recommended by Rachel Hopkins, Psy.D "This science-based workbook offers a step-by-step approach to breaking free of harsh self-judgments and impossible standards in order to cultivate emotional well-being. In a convenient large-size format, the book is based on the authors' groundbreaking eight-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, which has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide. It is packed with guided meditations (with audio downloads); informal practices to do anytime, anywhere; exercises; and vivid stories of people using the techniques to address relationship stress, weight and body image issues, health concerns, anxiety, and other common problems."

Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change by Valerie Porr - Recommended by Laura Rowley, Ph.D. for individuals with BPD and their loved ones to help understand the nature of BPD and to learn evidence-based skills supporting emotion coping and healthy relationships.

The Oxford Handbook of Emotion Dysregulation edited by Theodore P. Beauchaine and Sheila E. Crowell - Recommended by Parisa Kaliush, M.S. for clinical scientists who want a more comprehensive understanding of emotion dysregulation -- it was co-edited by UCEBT's co-founder, Sheila Crowell, Ph.D., and Parisa Kaliush, M.S. helped to write chapter 7! "This handbook is the first text to assemble a highly accomplished group of authors to address conceptual issues in emotion dysregulation research, define the emotion dysregulation construct across levels of cognition, behavior, and social dynamics, describe cutting edge assessment techniques at neural, psychophysiological, and behavioral levels of analysis, and present contemporary treatment strategies."

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, M.D. - Recommended by Parisa Kaliush, M.S. Trauma and Recovery is revered as the seminal text on understanding trauma survivors. By placing individual experience in a broader political frame, Harvard psychiatrist Judith Herman argues that psychological trauma is inseparable from its social and political context. Drawing on her own research on incest, as well as a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror, she shows surprising parallels between private horrors like child abuse and public horrors like war."


ACT  |  Association for Contextual Behavioral Science - Developed within a coherent theoretical and philosophical framework, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility.

Affordable Health Insurance - This website discusses how to enroll in the state’s health insurance, the cost of plans, options for seniors and people with disabilities, and more.

The Gottman Institute - The Gottman Institute is the culmination of Drs. John and Julie Gottman's life work as researchers and clinical psychologists. Our approach to relationship health has been developed from over 40 years of research with more than 3,000 couples—the most extensive study ever done on marital stability.

International OCD Foundation - The International OCD Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to "help everyone affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders to live full and productive lives".

Mental Health America's DIY Tools - Dozens of community-sourced tools curated by Mental Health America (MHA), the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. 

Memory Care in Utah - Many families with aging adults are unaware of the several available memory care options and programs in their area that can help them support a high quality of life. Here is a free resource guide that highlights the best memory care facilities in Utah.


September 04, 2020

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  • Do you offer EMDR, CBT, DBT, ACT?
  • Do you accept insurance? 
  • Is there a sliding scale option? 
  • Do you offer groups?
  • Do you offer groups for patients outside of your center? 
  • Do you offer Telehealth?
  • Do you work with clients who are struggling financially?  
  • Where are you located?  
  • Are you offering in-person visits? 
  •  What are your prices? 
  • What forms of payment do you accept? 
  • What is your cancellation policy?  
  • What is the payment policy? 
  • Do you offer payment plans? 
  • Can you submit claims to my insurance? 
  • How do I get the information I need to submit claims to my insurance? 
  • Can I submit out-of-network claims if my clinician is a grad student/postdoc?  
  • Do you take walk-in appointments/are you a crisis center? 
  • How do I start at UCEBT?