Mental Health Program

At the 2015 State Conference in St. George, the delegates unanimously approved the FOP Mental Health Program to be administered through the Utah FOP Foundation.

If you are struggling with PTSD or other emotional trauma or issues, you are in need of professional help. Many times, seeking that help can be troublesome for many reasons, mostly trust. If you are a police officer in Utah, the Utah FOP Foundation will pay for your first four (4) visits to a participating provider as long as the Foundation has the funds to do so. In order to be a provider, they must be a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor or equivalent with a history of working with cops/military. This is not an EAP through your work but they will take most insurance plans. See plan details below.

** Even though the FOP will cover visits, an expectation of being "issue free" after just a few visits is unrealistic. We offer this service to assist our members in getting through the door and beginning the journey to a better life and better career. This plan is to help get you through the door, not supplement the financial cost of wellness. The agencies should be bearing that cost since it is in their service that the damage is done. Providers on our plan accept multiple insurances. Check with the provider for coverage options after your visits on us.
Currently, this program provides:
  *Non-FOP Police officers in Utah: Two (2) visits (spouses NOT included)
  *FOP Police officers/retired in Utah: Four (4) visits per year. Spouses may use two (2) of those visits.
  *Utah FOP Auxiliary members: Four (4) visits one time.
  *If a Utah FOP member is using a provider that also has a contract for services with the member's agency, the agency plan is primary and MUST be utilized first.


Reimbursement Request - FOP members ONLY!

Tactical Clarity, LLC - Virtual - all counties

Nicole Nielsen
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Ashley Henderson, MSW, LCSW - Salt Lake County

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Reach Counseling, LLC

Associated Psychotherapists - Brigham City

Jason J. Williams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) that specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families. With over ten years of clinical experience he provides goal oriented, solution focused, brief therapy to address a wide range of relationship and emotional issues. His areas of expertise include:

▪ Marriage and family counseling.
▪ Treatment for depression, anxiety, and bi-polar mood disorder.
▪ Child & adolescent behavioral problems including ADD/ADHD.
▪ Grief and loss.
▪ Trauma Recovery and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

He believes that therapy is about results and those results are best measured by clients achieving desired goals. Jason understands that relationships with those we love can at times contribute to pain and sorrow but also hold the greatest potential for joy and happiness. He is passionate about his work and is confident that clients who seek services with him as their therapist will benefit greatly.

Contact him at (435) 723-2981.

Bear Creek Counseling - Salt Lake County

I have trainings regarding first responders and feel it is a positive aspect of the therapy that we provide. We currently are in network with PEHP, EMI, Blue Cross and Blue Shield and are working on being providers for other insurance agencies.

Having lived for 30 years with a police officer, I feel I understand and can be of service for those that have mental health issues.

Bear Creek Counseling
Pat Cox, CMHC
(385) 274-7119

Brian Murdock Counseling - Salt Lake County

Brian Murdock is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who has several years of experience working with officers. He is certified EMDR therapist and has had very positive results working with a number of cops from all over the state.

He has recently opened a new practice in the Cottonwood Heights area.
Phone: (385) 246-3455
Address: 7105 South Highland Drive, Set 202
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

Comprehensive Psych - Utah County

Equine Therapy - Unbridled Hope & Healing

Stuart Palmer 801.674.4148
Robby Lindquist 801.808.3852

Physical location: 5800 W. New Bingham Hwy
Mailing address: 11413 Abbey Mill Dr. South Jordan, UT 84009

JaNae Sorenson - Cache Valley

JaNae Sorenson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Social Work. She has provided therapeutic interventions with trauma victims for nearly 25 years at various clinics and agencies. Her experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults by utilizing a variety of age appropriate and experiential interventions, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing); Play Therapy; Sandtray; Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Mindfulness; Mind Body Bridging; and Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) from the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute. Ms. Sorenson supervised The Family Place’s Victim Intervention Program and provided services under grant funding from 2002 to 2019. She is currently a Mental Health Counselor for Cache County School District and has a part-time private practice, Stepping Stones to Healing, which she loves! Ms. Sorenson became passionate about working with Law Enforcement after hearing a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper speak about the trauma he experienced being shot on the job. She advocated to provide therapy with a few officers under grant funding in 2016 and has continued working with officers since.

Please note that I do not maintain 24 hour access to email. As a reminder, email correspondence is not considered to be a confidential medium of communication AND JaNae Sorenson, LCSW does not provide crisis intervention. If you need immediate assistance, please use one or more of the following resources:

  • Use the SafeUT app to chat with a crisis counselor.
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
  • Crisis Text Line. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to chat with a trained crisis counselor. To speak specifically to a trained crisis counselor who is also a person of color, text STEVE to 741741 from anywhere in the US.
  • Call Bear River Mental Health--Logan: 435.752.0750, After-hours: 435-757-3240 (Logan and Rich) or 435-452-8612 (Box Elder)
  • Go to the emergency room. The closest ER is located at Logan Regional Hospital. 500 East 1400 North. 435.716.1000
  • Call 911.

Jodi Morgan - Cache Valley

Versatile Mental Health Counselor with 12 years' experience providing , trauma work, childhood disorders, couple and marital counseling services. Successful in leveraging wide-ranging talents in needs evaluation and treatment planning to effectively assist patients. Quick to implement crisis intervention strategies to help patients in emotional distress. Adept in strengthening and enhancing treatment programs to ensure the best quality of service for patients.


  • Successful private practice
  • Practiced in family assessments
  • Extensive DSM-IV knowledge
  • Suicide precautions expertise
  • Community resources specialist
  • Family therapy background
  • Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Dual diagnosis expertise
  • Clinical Documentation
  • PTSD and other trauma specialist


Mental Health Clinician
Logan, Utah
Contracted with Cache County Attorney's office/ Jan 2019 to Current

  • Provided in-depth counseling for clients with history of trauma, emotional or behavioral issues and created plans for coping.
  • Conducted outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services for regular cases and crisis intervention.
  • Provided a wide variety of individual, group and familial counseling interventions strategies utilizing TF-CBT and trauma based methodologies to assist patients.

Mental Health Clinician
Logan, Utah
Bear River Mental Health/ Aug 2004 to Jan 2011

  • Provided counseling for relapse prevention, social issues and mental health problems.
  • Developed appropriate policies for identification of medically-related social and emotional needs of clients.
  • Recorded comprehensive patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi- disciplinary team members.
  • Worked primarily with foster children and children with disrupted home placements.
  • Received year long training in attachment therapies and treatments.

Mental Health Clinician Intern
Logan, Utah
Bear River Mental Health/ Jan 2002 to Jul 2004

  • Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
  • Provided counseling for relapse prevention, social issues and mental health problems.
  • Worked with parents and teachers to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques at home and school.
  • Gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans.

Social Services Case Manager
Logan , Utah
Bear River Mental Health/ Aug 1997 to Jan 2002

  • Performed ongoing monitoring of care plans to evaluate effectiveness, documenting interventions and goal achievements and suggesting changes accordingly.
  • Facilitated supportive services and counseling for family members to address special concerns and ease transition during home visits.
  • Conducted psychosocial assessments to identify individual needs and specific social services necessary to address identified objectives and goals.
  • Promoted integration of services for clients, including behavioral health care and long term services to enhance continuity of care.

Education and Training

Master of Arts: Mental Health Counseling University Of Phoenix Jun 2002
Salt Lake City, UT
Bachelor of Science: Social Work Utah State University Jun 1997 Logan, Utah

Laurie Elkins LCSW- Utah County Sandstone Psychology (Payson)

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Sandstone Psychology
Payson, Salem
(801) 382-9338

Specializing in trauma, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, grief and loss, and relationship challenges.

Evidence-based treatments: EMDR, ACT, CBT, CPT, IFS, Mindfulness and more

Miriah Ikemiyashiro - WVCPD & external FOP members

Experienced in:
  • First Responder Trauma
  • Military Trauma
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Grief/Bereavement and Loss
  • PTSD
  • Faith Transitions/Spirituality Issues
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship, Couple, Marriage, and Family Issues

Trained In:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Interpersonal Processing Therapy

PB&J Consulting Inc. - Iron/Washington Counties

Southern Utah
PB&J Consulting Inc. 
2069 N. Main St. Ste 101, Cedar City, UT

Randy M. Huntington, LCSW - Utah County

Randy Huntington is Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Designated Examiner, and the Adult and Family Service Division Director at Wasatch Mental Health. In addition, he has his own Private Practice. Over the past 22 years, he treated patients both at Residential and Outpatient settings. His specialty areas are focused on people who suffer from: anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Marital therapy, Borderline Personality Disorder, suicide prevention, bereavement & loss, crisis intervention, assistance and support with law enforcement, and Critical Incident Stress debriefings. He is adjunct faculty at Utah Valley University Police Academy. He has presented several times on the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness on Local, State, and National levels. Over the past 12 years, he has been trained as in instructor in a self-assessment measure to optimize relationships and communications called Persogenics.

Randy loves the outdoors, relationships, family, and enjoying the unique moments of what life has to offer. He is invested in the wellness of our community and those who serve in it. He is married and has four children.

Randy Huntington, LCSW, LLC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Individuals, Couples, and Family Psychotherapy

The Heritage Building
898 South State Street
Orem, UT 84097

Office 801-709-8768
Fax 801-225-6041
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REDWOOD THERAPY GROUP is based in West Jordan. Contact them at or call them @ (801) 878-4220 and tell them you are an FOP member. They will ask for your name or member number in order to secure a pre-authorization number.

Redwood Therapy has experience helping cops, utilizing EMDR. They are quality professionals and are dedicated to this joint venture with the FOP.

Tenille Jensen, LMFT - Davis County

Tenille Jensen, LMFT 
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 
Healing Crossroads Therapy 

499 S 100 W 
Bountiful, UT 84010 

The Partridge Group - Salt Lake County

The Partridge Group's primary focus is providing wellness, resilience, and mental health resources for Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders. Because of this focus, all of our providers have either law enforcement experience or has met with and been approved by one (or more) of our LEO consultants, to ensure the right fit for our clients. In addition, we require our therapists to do ride- alongs, experience some LEO training first hand and/or have continued exposure to officers in real-world, practical settings. This emphasis on LEOs and LEO culture ensures all of our providers not only understand the unique challenges facing our clients but also help develop and provide best practices for healing, rebuilding, and strengthening resilience. Our goal is not just to help you survive this career, but thrive both professionally and personally.

For appointments or for any questions, you can reach us at our office number 801-272-5083 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. After hours or for immediate needs feel free to call or text Dr. Partridge @ 801-380-7654 or Dr. Bhowmick @ 385-743-2441 (answered 24/7 except when in session). All contact with our office is confidential.

LEOs are invited to drop by our office anytime for free coffee, snacks, to pick up our latest SWAG or to just spend some time with our office dogs Tucker and Doogie.

The Partridge Group
1291 W. 12600 S. Ste. 102
Riverton, UT 84065

The Wounded Blue - Code 4 Project - Statewide (Telehealth)

The Utah FOP has partnered with The Wounded Blue and their Code 4 Project for those interested in telemedicine for therapy. The Utah FOP Foundation will pay for the first 6 months for any Utah FOP member. To learn about the program, click If you are interested in this route, and you are an FOP member, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, address, phone, DOB, and SSN and you will be enrolled.

*Program limited to 65 officers per year. After the 6 months, further subscription to the program will be the responsibility of the FOP member. The current rate is $16.99/month.

Glen Porter, CMHC - Statewide (Telehealth) and in person Washington County

My name is Glen Porter and I am a master’s level mental health therapist (CMHC).  I retired from law enforcement after 26 years, which includes working for the Dallas Police Department and the Utah Highway Patrol. I also have 20 years experience in the military in the National Guard and Reserves. My experience helps provide understanding and perspective for the stressors that are unique to first responders.

Sometimes it becomes necessary to learn new skills and process difficult events when they negatively affect our work and personal lives. If you find your personal life isn’t heading in the direction you had anticipated or desired, I can help you navigate through these challenges. I provide a safe and confidential setting and personally relate to first responders.

To set up an appointment or for questions, call or text Glen at  435-227-5052 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Master’s degree mental health counseling, University of Phoenix
  • Master’s degree business administration, Colorado State University
  • B.S. in Psychology, Brigham Young University
  • Associate’s degree Human Resources, Community College of the Air Force
  • Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy (EMDR)- for trauma, anxiety, and depression
  • Member American Mental Health Counselor Association

Stephanie G. Henrie, CMHC - St. George - Iron/Washington County

Sage Circle Counseling Center
225 North Bluff St Plaza, Ste 5
St George, Utah 84770
435-669-1323 direct

Tia White - Utah County

Tia White has a Doctorate and Master’s degree in Social Work as well as being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Additionally, she is a researcher, program and curriculum developer, and a training instructor. She specializes in trauma treatments and crisis intervention with public safety and military personnel. She is a passionate educator and is an adjunct instructor at two local universities. Tias’ academic work has been focused on first responders’ mental health. Furthermore, she has 22+ years of experience working with a variety of populations and social systems including international service-learning, forensics, individuals with disabilities, severe and chronic mental illness, geriatrics, child welfare, juvenile justice, and schools.

Her primary therapy modality is using evidence-based practices, EMDR & ART, to help empower individuals' natural healing abilities. Her goal is to work with clients to have the higher quality of life they desire through long-lasting relief from their trauma symptoms.

Dr. Tia White, DSW, LCSW
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(801) 687-5417
1429 S 550 E Ste 250
Orem, UT 84097

Candi Higley - Utah County

Candi Higley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a Master of Social Work degree. Law enforcement and their families hold a special place in Candi’s heart as she has been a deputy’s wife for almost 23 years. She understands the impact the job has not only on the individual but the family dynamic as well.

Candi specializes in trauma, grief and loss, suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and addiction as well as other mental health issues. Candi worked with veterans and military personnel at the George E. Wahlen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City for five years where she had the privilege of working with individuals dealing with substance use disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. Candi currently owns a private practice in Salem, Utah, Seaglass Counseling & Wellness, and uses a variety of therapy modalities specifically for trauma and crisis intervention including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Relationships (STAIR).

Her goal is to help individuals and their families heal from the trauma they have experienced so that they can have the healthy, meaningful relationships and lives they deserve.

Candi Higley, LCSW
Seaglass Counseling & Therapy, PLLC

567 N State Road 198
Salem, UT 84653
(Located inside Hometown Chiropractic)

(385) 404-5517
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Suncrest Counseling - Davis, Salt Lake, Utah Counties

Suncrest Counseling has locations in South Jordan, American Fork, Clearfield, and Bountiful.

Their website can be found at

Potential Providers

If you are interested in joining our list of providers, send us an email and we will set up a meeting. Minimum qualifications to be a provider are: Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor or higher, history of working with cops or other first responders, willing to perform services at our rates.
*Please indicate if your practice utilizes EMDR in treatment.

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