Matthew Bartlett, M.Ed, LMFT

I was introduced to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy after being newly married and immediately connected to their core philosophies.  I have found a profession that not only honors people as people but also sees them as the solution and not the problem.  

I started working with clients in 2003 after graduating with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon.  It has been my privilege to work with individuals, couples, families, groups and small businesses. I have seen the power of therapy in residential treatment centers, private practice, and home-based services.  I have had the opportunity to work with many clients across the nation and internationally.   

It is through these experiences that I have become an expert in working with at-risk teens and young adults dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, adoption/attachment, addiction, school refusal, self-harm, suicidality, oppositional behavior, transitions to college, and failure to launch.  I also specialize in working with couples struggling with marital conflict, divorce, spiritual discord, blended families, and the stress surrounding infertility treatment.    

I enjoy walking alongside my clients and creating a safe place to expand what is comfortable and known without pushing to a place of panic or self-sabotage.  This is the area of growth that can only occur through a trusting relationship.

Please contact me if I can be of assistance to you, your marriage, your family, or to anyone in the community.

Matthew Bartlett, M.Ed, LMFT


Dani Green, M.A., AMFT

The decision to become a therapist was a personal one for Dani.  After 29 years of marriage and raising 3 kids, Dani has found a new calling in life reconnecting marriage and family relationships.  She has personally experienced situations where she needed expert help to guide her through the maze and has emerged resilient and empowered. 

While she loves working with couples and individuals, she has also found a passion for helping clients heal from trauma.  It is her belief that almost everyone has experienced trauma at some point in life. Trauma is processed by the brain and the body completely differently than the way the brain processes a healthy, happy experience. Understanding this and working with the client to guide the process, healing from trauma is possible and sustainable.

Dani enjoys meeting her clients where they are, with the beliefs and circumstances that have shaped the experiences in their lives. She recognizes the strengths already within individuals, and  acknowledges that clients are the experts in their own life. 

In her spare time, Dani loves to ride motorbikes in the desert sand with her family.  She loves the mild climate that Southern Utah has to offer, as well as the bright, hot sun.  She enjoys refurbishing old furniture and is often found taking a brisk walk with their family’s Golden Retriever, Gus.

Please contact Dani if she can assist you, your marriage, your family, or anyone in the community.


Laura Britt, Therapist Intern

Laura spent her undergraduate years at Southern Utah University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an Associates degree in Science. Later, she continued her education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. While there, she earned a graduate certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychology and continued forward working on a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

While completing her education, she worked for 14 years in the Operating Room as a supervisor in the Sterile Processing department. She learned many skills in this work including leadership, communication, and a strong work ethic.  Throughout her life she has worked with many types of personalities and cultures and respects others beliefs, abilities, and potential.

Everyone goes through difficult times. A therapeutic relationship gives people an opportunity to explore their thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior. It can also help develop and learn new coping skills and techniques to better manage daily stressors and symptoms associated with mental health.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.  She loves music and baseball, and enjoys getting out and being active.  Some of her favorite pastimes are biking, hiking, going to the beach in the summer, and snowboarding during the winter months. She loves the sunshine!

Please contact Laura if she can assist you, your marriage, your family, or anyone in the community.


Cavett Ishihara, Therapist Intern

Cavett understands that each person is unique and likes to incorporate positive principles and practices to help clients focus on solutions rather than problems.  Utilizing a solution focused approach to therapy he believes that big changes can happen through accomplishing small, achievable goals.   Although he enjoys working with individuals, it is in his couples and family work that he has experienced significant change that impacts their lives and those around them for the better.

Cavett served over 20 years in the Army Reserves, Enlisted and Officer Airborne.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Columbia College and a Masters degree in Human Services from Amridge University.  It is also through Amridge University that he decided to seek a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Cavett feels especially drawn to working with veterans and military families, Asian and Pacific Islanders, mixed-race couples, blended families, and single parents.  

Cavett has experienced the miracles that happen with the right therapy.  He believes in a systems-oriented approach that helps clients examine all of the contributing factors to their challenges, and learn how to best overcome them.  

Cavett has been married for over 20 years and has 5 sons.  He is a native to Utah, but has lived and/or traveled to other states and more than a dozen foreign countries. He is an avid gardener and a published photo journalist.  His family has a goal to retire to a hobby farm.  

Please contact Cavett if he can assist you, your marriage, your family, or anyone in the community.



Kourtney Jolley, Therapist Intern

As a mother of three children struggling with a variety of mental health challenges (ADHD, anxiety, High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, and depression), Kourtney is uniquely equipped to understand the challenges couples and families can face. Personally, she has found it beneficial to work with counselors to construct solutions and implement goals, thus inspiring her to enter the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. She has worked with and educated children for several years and has a passion for working with those who struggle with behavioral issues.  Her  healing approach is to provide a safe place to discuss real struggles. She strives to provide an environment free of judgment and shame, with proven techniques to help clients tackle difficulties head-on.  Kourtney  believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to learn, grow, and heal.  

Kourtney holds a Bachelor of Science in both Psychology and Communications. She is completing her advanced degree with a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy from Northern University.  She is a versatile therapist, and is able to use modalities that support mindfulness techniques, art or play therapy as well as attachment-based and solution focused approaches. Her areas of specialty include ADD/ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, parenting and relationship issues.    

Kourtney loves being outside hiking, camping, skiing, fishing and boating. She enjoys reading and belongs to several book clubs. Her most significant interest is being with her husband and three sons. She genuinely enjoys people and is fascinated with how they communicate and interact. Her ultimate happiness is serving others, whether visiting friends in the elderly home, making cookies for neighbors, or having dinner with family.

Please contact Kourtney if she can assist you, your marriage, your family, or anyone in the community.



Taylor Thomas, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Taylor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and a Master’s Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst whose specialties include Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Down Syndrome and social skills groups. He has worked in schools, clinical settings and private homes with individuals ranging in age from 2-35, along with their parents and siblings.  Through his expertise in behavior, he creates an environment that positively impacts people’s lives in significant ways.  His understanding of behavior coupled with his varied experience, has led him to the conclusion that the biggest impact on success lies in working within the whole system.  

Taylor understands the many challenges that come between parents and children on a daily basis.  He believes that progress can only be made when there is a foundation of trust in those key relationships and offers a comprehensive program including assessment, training, and active coaching to guide parents through their biggest challenges. Each plan is completely individualized to the needs of the child and family and can be adapted to changes that happen as progress is made. 

Taylor loves playing with his children, window shopping with his wife, and rooting for the New Orleans Saints.  In his spare time, you will find him dribbling a basketball.