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Meet our Therapists

Our philosophy is that substance abuse is an outward sign of a larger set of problems. Recovery requires change of the whole person: physically, emotionally, socially, behaviorally, and spiritually.

Program Managers

Corylyn Ybarra
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Corylyn Ybarra   
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (Doesn't provide direct client services) 

Corylyn is a Program Manager and has been with Youth Services since 1998. She currently leads the Shelter Care Services Program. Corylyn received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. She specializes in working with children and adolescents. She enjoys the unique challenges that come with serving at risk youth and their families.

JD Green
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JD Green      
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Doesn't provide direct client services) 

JD is a Program Manager and has worked in various capacities in child welfare including as a caseworker, therapist, supervisor and clinical consultant for the Division of Child and Family Services, a therapist for the Department of Juvenile Justice and he has a small private practice. He is on staff at the University of Utah as a practicum field instructor for the Graduate School of Social Work and is the Program Manager for Interim Shelter, and Juvenile Receiving Center.

Rob Hunsaker

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Rob Hunsaker    
Clinical Mental Health Therapist (Doesn't provide direct client services) 

Rob Hunsaker joined Youth Services in the fall of 2021 and heads the treatment team at the West Jordan location and the South Juvenile Receiving Center. Rob earned his counseling degree at the University of Utah and has delivered mental health and substance use care in community, university, and private practice settings. He has also been privileged to teach in clinical training programs at the University of Utah and the University of Phoenix. Rob’s goal is to ensure the best possible delivery of service to Youth Services clients and families and to create a positive and supportive working environment for his team and Youth Services.

 

Youth Services' Therapists

Chris Bereshnyi
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Chris Bereshnyi     
Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Chris has been a Salt Lake County Youth Services staff member for over 20 years in various capacities. He received his Master’s degree in Social Work in 2010 from the University of Utah and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2014. He worked as a therapist part-time for six years with outside agencies and has been a full-time therapist with Salt Lake County Youth Services since February 2012. Chris also volunteers at the Humane Society on Saturdays, where he works with the dogs and on fundraising events.

 

David Christensen

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David Christensen      
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

David earned his master’s degree from the University of Utah in 2009 in Social Work and has worked as a therapist at Youth Services since 2011.  David has extensive experience working with at-risk and delinquent youth at various levels of the child welfare and criminal justice system.  David currently provides therapeutic services in mental health and substance abuse treatment at the West Jordan location.  He is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and has had training is various therapeutic modalities.  David also provides services in Spanish.  

Desiree Steadman-Gallegos

Therapist Desiree

Desiree Steadman-Gallegos   
Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Desiree has an Associate’s Degree in Ethnic Minority Human Services from Salt Lake Community College. She also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social work from Weber State University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. She has over 17 years of clinical experience in private and public practice providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Holistic and Psychotherapy. Desiree appreciates working with children, families, groups that are diverse: ethnical minorities, BTQ populations, or people that have suffered substance abuse and/or domestic violence.

 

Elyse Henderson
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Elyse Henderson    
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor  

Elyse has worked as a family therapist at Youth Services since 2012 and received her Master’s degree from the University of Utah in Professional Counseling. She enjoys working with teens to strengthen themselves and their relationships. Elyse works in our outpatient Substance Abuse Program and general mental health counseling.

 

Jeanne Garfield
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Jeanne Garfield     
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor  

Jeanne Garfield earned a Master’s degree from the University of Utah in Social Work. She has been with Youth Services as a Family Therapist for almost five years. Jeanne’s specialties include Mind-body Bridging, Mindfulness, CBT and TF-CBT. She enjoys working with all ages of children and adolescents.

 

Jennifer Pringle

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Jennifer Pringle
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Jenny has worked with youth and families since graduating with a Masters in Counseling in 2006. Her goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space for youth to explore emotion, self-identity, interpersonal relationships, and life experiences. Jenny enjoys collaborating with youth to guide their treatment utilizing interventions specific to their unique need and interests. Jenny joined Youth Services in March 2021 and provides Mental Health, SUD, and Crisis  Services in the West Jordan office.

Kent Larson
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Kent Larson          
Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Kent has been with the Division of Youth Services since 1991. First as an intern and emergency hire youth worker and, since 1994 as a full time Family Therapist.  Kent works with the general population of clients as well as in the mental health and substance abuse outpatient therapy programs with youth and their families.  He has also conducted groups with youth, parents, and families, and done a great deal of crisis work.   Kent has also worked in private practice since 2003 with youth, adults, couples, and families.  He loves being a part of the process of change and delights in the successes of his clients.

 

Luis Mejia
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Luis Mejia      
Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Luis graduated from the University of Utah with a Master Degree in Social Work with emphasis in Substance Abuse Counseling and provides bilingual services to youth with mental and substance use disorders. He also earned an Associate’s Degree in Minorities Health/Human Services from Salt Lake Community College and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Luis enjoys working with clients of all ages/backgrounds; he worked at a youth facility and other non-profit agencies prior to coming to Salt Lake County Youth Services.

 

Rolando Reboiro
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Rolando Reboiro    
Clinical Mental Health Counselor  

Rolando received his Master of Mental Health Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix. He has a broad range of experience working with adolescents and families with mood disorders and behavioral issues, including Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Anger issues, Trauma and PTSD; Grief and Loss; Attachment and Executive Function issues; Delinquent Behavior, Substance Abuse, Family Conflict, and educates parents in Positive Parenting. He is certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional, Thought Field Therapist, Mind-Body Bridging Professional, and as Mindfulness-Based Therapist. 

 

Stacey Hembury
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Stacey Hembury     
Clinical Mental Health Counselor 

Stacey has been with Youth Services since March 2016 and works as a family therapist. She provides treatment services in our substance abuse programs and mental health counseling.  She has worked with people of all ages: couples, families, groups and individuals in a number of diverse settings. She enjoys working with adolescents because they offer interesting and valuable insights.

“When we offer support and understanding, a child will learn to accept who they are and begin to discover who they want to become.” 

 

Tracie Baldwin
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Tracie Baldwin       
Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Tracie earned a Master’s degree from the University of Utah in Social Work. She has worked at Youth Services since 2006 and has been a therapist, since 2011. Tracie works on our In-Home team and enjoys working with individuals, families, and groups.

 

Yolanda Reyes

Yolanda Reyes
Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Yolanda (Yollie) Reyes, ACHMC, joined the Youth Services Counseling Team in 2021. Yollie has been working with Salt Lake County Criminal Justice Services since 2016. Yollie holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Phoenix, and a BS in Anthropology from Utah State University. Yollie has unique employment experience in social services, addiction, trauma criminal courts and co-occurring disorders. As a therapist Yollie enjoys working with family systems, cultural identity, generational trauma, and interventions involving meditation, connection with others, and increased social experiences. Yollie enjoys using cultural identity as a framework for interventions and how marginalized populations have used cultural identity as a means of connection and community support. This lens assists the client and therapist rapport by sharing the role of family members, maladaptive thought process in conflict with the larger community and identifying the unique perspective of hope and optimism within the family. Yollie enjoys seeking out activities in the outdoors, spending time with family, celebrating life, and being a perpetual student of the human experience.