Palisades Counselors

Shawn Edgington

Shawn Edgington, Ph.D.


Provo Office

Shawn Edgington Biography

Shawn completed a Bachelor’s degree and Ph. D. in Psychology from BYU. He is a Licensed Psychologist and has worked in the mental health field for 30 years.

He specializes in treating the following clinical issues: depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, abuse recovery, various addictions (particularly sexual addictions), phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, at-risk teenagers and parenting strategies. He believes that the therapeutic relationship is the critical factor in the success of the therapy experience.

He loves the outdoors, particularly fly fishing (dry flies), camping, hiking, hunting and being with his family. As a father of seven and a husband of 17 years, Shawn brings firsthand knowledge of healthy relationships into the therapeutic process.

* Please note that Dr. Edgington does not treat individuals 14 years old or younger, couples, or individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Malia Arnell

​Malia Arnell, M.S.


Provo Office

Malia Arnell Biography

Malia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her Master’s of Social Work from Boise State University. Her passion and expertise is working with both children and adolescents as they navigate the challenges of depression, anxiety, suicidality, self-harm, past and present traumas, ADHD, LGBTQ+ as well as other life challenges. Malia is also qualified to treat adults and works with a client-centered approach and incorporates other modalities such as CBT, DBT, solution-focused, Mindfulness and Trauma-focused. By using a client-centered approach Malia aims to meet clients with where they are and empower them to get to where they want to be.

Malia loves to spend time taking adventures with her husband, especially tropical destinations. She loves to be active and grew up as a dancer. She is an avid reader and movie watcher. Malia grew up in small-town rural Idaho and loves to be outside, just not on a hiking trail.

Vanessa Boody, LCSW

​Vanessa Boody, M.S.


Provo Office

Vanessa Boody Biography

Vanessa received her Master of Social Work from Brigham Young University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Vanessa has experience working with children, teenagers, and adults facing a variety of emotional and mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, attachment concerns, ADHD, perinatal/postpartum mood disorders, life transitions, and trauma.

Her training includes the use of modalities such as CBT (Cognitive behavior therapy), DBT (dialectic behavior therapy), EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), IFS (internal family systems), mindfulness, play therapy, and trauma-focused/trauma-informed therapy. Vanessa takes a client-centered approach to meet individuals where they are and strives to help them feel more hopeful and empowered to face the challenges of life and ultimately find peace and healing.

Some of Vanessa’s favorite things include being with her daughter and watching her learn and grow, cooking and spending time with her husband, playing and watching sports, reading, and playing piano. As a native of northern Minnesota, she also loves the outdoors and being at the lake.

Jen Hurst, LCSW, Therapist

​Jen Hurst, M.S.


Springville Office

Jen Hurst Biography

Jen received her Masters of Social Work from Brigham Young University and is a licensed clinical social worker. She has worked with adults and adolescents in both residential and outpatient settings.

Jen has worked with individuals and families as they seek to navigate the challenges of depression, anxiety, attachment issues, trauma, autism, nonverbal learning disability, ADHD, and life transitions. Jen takes a client-centered approach to therapy with her clients while also using modalities of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness techniques, and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Jen truly seeks to see the best in everyone she has the pleasure of working with and loves being able to offer support and tools to her clients.

Jen grew up in Utah Valley and loves spending time in the mountains. Her favorite things are traveling, singing, playing the piano, spoiling her nieces and nephews, and spending time with her husband.

Caleb Jones

​Caleb Jones, M.S.


Springville Office

Caleb Jones Biography

Caleb received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from BYU and a Master’s Degree from the University of Denver. Caleb takes a client-centered approach and works to make therapy personalized and something that works of you. He has experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, learning disability, autism, PTSD, trauma, substance use, ADHD. Caleb also welcomes those who identify with LGBTQI+. He has worked with domestic violence survivors in Utah shelters and transitional living. He is trained in trauma informed therapy, motivational interviewing, cultural humility, solution focused brief therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

His philosophy on therapy is one of collaboration. He is open and accepting of all beliefs, attitudes, and perspectives.

Caleb grew up in Utah and loves movies, game nights, and is always trying to find time to get to the nearest beach with a view of the ocean. He’s also a first-time dad trying to figure out all the unpredictabilities parenthood continually presents.

AuraLee Loveland

​AuraLee Loveland, M.S.


Springville Office

AuraLee Loveland Biography

AuraLee Loveland has helped a wide range of clients facing struggles such as anxiety, depression, abuse, addiction, childhood trauma, aging, infertility, and marital and family dysfunction. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Brigham Young University and then earned her Master of Social Work from Portland State University.

As an adoptive mom and former foster mom, AuraLee has been a lifelong advocate for children and families, working with birth, foster, and adoptive families. Through her years of connecting with a variety of clients, she provides a safe, trusting place for individuals to explore their conflicts. She believes in helping clients find solutions to their struggles through identifying their own strengths and positive support systems. In addition, she assists individuals in finding new “tools” to work on their conflicts.

She is married to Garn T. Loveland and they are parents of six children, some biological, some adopted. She enjoys running, hiking, exploring places with her new e-bike, spending time with family and friends, and having philosophical discussions with preschoolers.

Garn Loveland

​Garn Loveland, M.S.


Provo Office

Garn Loveland Biography

Garn Loveland completed a Bachelor of Science at BYU, a Masters in Physical Therapy through Baylor University, and a Masters in Counseling and Guidance at BYU. He is a veteran of 8 years of service in the US Army. He had a private counseling practice in Oregon for several years.

Garn very much enjoys meeting new people and helping them “put together the pieces of the puzzle” of their lives. He has experience dealing with depression, anxiety, addictions, PTSD, chronic pain, and relationship issues. He has worked with sex offenders and with survivors of sexual abuse. Garn employs a variety of techniques, including cognitive reframing, empathy and reflective listening, reality/choice therapy, and motivational interviewing.

He and his wife AuraLee, through raising six children and helping dozens of foster children, are very familiar with parenting, foster parenting, and adoptive parenting issues. As a physical therapist, Garn knows the physical and mental health benefits of exercise and enjoys walking, biking, hiking, and various sports activities. He enjoys audiobooks, long drives, and spending time with family.

Amelia Maag

​Amelia Maag, M.S.


Provo Office

Amelia Maag Biography

Amelia received her Bachelor degree from Southern Utah University in Family Life and Human Development and later earned a Master of Marriage and Family from Utah Valley University. She is Level 1 Gottman Certified.

Amelia takes a client centered approach to therapy and works within her clients value system to promote change. She works with couples and individuals facing a variety of challenges including anxiety and depression, faith transitions, grief and bereavement, sexual challenges, scrupulosity, emotional abuse, and relationship issues, among others. Amelia believes approaching therapy with a compassionate, empathetic, and open mind can help clients feel comfortable opening up about the tender parts of their lives. She enjoys challenging clients and watching them grow as they engage in the process of change. Amelia has an eclectic approach and uses models such as CBT, Narrative, EFT, Gottman Couples Therapy, and other humanistic models of therapy.

Amelia grew up in Utah and loves spending time with her husband and family, sticking her nose in a book, and listening to podcasts at the gym.

Martin Palmer

​Martin Palmer, M.S.

MFT Intern

Provo Office

Martin Palmer Biography

Martin received a bachelor’s degree in Pacific Island Studies from BYU-Hawaii. He earned a master’s degree in Recording Arts from the University of Colorado-Denver. He is completing his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy program at Touro University Worldwide.

Martin is particularly interested in helping people who are new to therapy or who may not be sure what they need but know that they want help. Martin became a therapist after a lot of life experience. He uses a variety of evidence-based therapy methods to help with depression, anxiety, addiction, and marriage struggles. He believes that therapy really can help after trauma and that good therapy can help anyone live a richer and more full life. Additionally, as a multicultural person, Martin can offer a unique perspective on cultural and identity issues.

He enjoys soccer, backpacking, freediving, and the smell of pine.

Jamal Pugmire

​Jamal Pugmire, M.S.


Springville Office

Jamal Pugmire Biography

Jamal received his Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He has over a decade of experience working with adults and adolescents in psychiatric residential settings and outpatient settings.

Jamal works with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, behavioral or emotional issues, suicidality, self-harm, grief and loss, and pornography. He is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based orientations, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Jamal wants you to have the best relationship with the things in your life that you value most. Relationships are one of his guiding principles in how he engages with individuals in the therapeutic process. He hopes to create a safe and inclusive space for you.

In his free time, he loves spending time with his family, mountain biking, hiking, listening to some good music, and cooking.

Mary Robison

​Mary Robison, M.Ed.


Provo Office

Mary Robison Biography

Mary received a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies/Arabic from Brigham Young University, a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of York (UK), and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at William & Mary.

Mary takes a humanist approach to counseling. Stress, worry, and grief permeate the fabric of modern life and compassionate counseling can help people heal and develop skills that allow them to flourish in life. Using a functional approach, Mary seeks to help clients discover their inner strengths, gain insight, accept themselves fully, and promote growth. She works with clients struggling with a variety of concerns, including depression, trauma, anxiety, ADHD, life and faith transitions, health concerns, and life skills. She has training in narrative therapy, emotionally-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as other modalities that are adaptable to meet clients’ needs. Mary has a background in family law and can help navigate the turbulent waters associated with those cases, such as divorce and custody issues, including partnership and intimacy issues, family dynamics, and boundary setting.

Originally from Colorado, Mary loves spending time with family and friends. She is an avid reader, M&M eater, gluten-free baker, and escape room enthusiast. She loves philosophizing, traveling, and stargazing and is always looking for a good book or TV series to enjoy.

Mike Williams

​Mike Williams, Ph.D.


Provo Office

Mike Williams Biography

Mike received his doctoral training in Counseling Psychology at Brigham Young University and completed his internship at the Baylor University Counseling Center located in Waco, Texas. Mike works with individuals who have experienced a wide variety of concerns including: depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, abuse, relationship distress, identity development, phase of life transitions, sexual identity, pornography use, disordered eating, self-worth, addictive behaviors, and concerns related to spiritual and religious identity.

Mike has experience with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. He takes an integrative approach to therapy to create an authentic and empathetic therapeutic relationship that serves as a critical factor for change. Mike holds a theistic worldview, and he strives to understand and respect the unique experiences of the individuals he meets with.

Mike loves to be with his family and friends, creating meaningful memories from new adventures. He enjoys participating in and following his favorite sports, especially basketball. He has a love of learning and looks for opportunities for growth in both his personal and professional activities.

Anahi Gonzalez

Anahi Gonzalez

Front Desk

Provo Office

Anahi Gonzalez Biography
Amy Hanosek

Amy Hanosek

Office Manager

Provo Office

Amy Hanosek Biography
Ester Jimenez

​Ester Jimenez

Billing Manager

Provo Office

Ester Jimenez Biography

How do I know which therapist is right for me?

​Connecting with the right therapist is critical for healing and finding a pathway to well-being. Generally speaking, the right therapist for you is someone you feel comfortable with and trust. They should be well-trained, compassionate, and competent. Therapy is often a place where you process highly sensitive events and experiences. That requires a high degree of confidence in your therapist. If you feel inhibited, consistently misunderstood, or disagree with the therapeutic approach, let us help you find a therapist who is a better fit.

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