The Center for Hope
The Center for Hope               

A Look at Our Practice

Monica L. Blume, LCSW 

Clinical Director

With years of experience helping people change, Monica L. Blume leads Center for Hope with a vision of providing help for all-including those most in need. Monica brings her wisdom, optimism, experience, humor, and heart to the Center. 

Monica has been passionate about therapy for more than 20 years, working with individuals, couples, and families.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, obtaining her Bachelor's degree from Weber State University and her Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

Monica has several areas of specialty, including: family relationship issues, mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, marital struggles and intimacy issues, self-defeating behaviors, trauma, and attachment concerns.  She has worked extensively with adolescents and young adults dealing with issues surrounding anxiety, depression, attachment, and social issues. She has helped address eating disorders, family discord, and self-harm.

Monica has also worked extensively with all aspects of the adoption process, helping couples prepare to adopt and complete home studies as well as supporting birth parents in making a decision and placing a child for adoption. She helps support and facilitate both private and agency adoptions.  She has written and presented extensively on the topic of adoption.

Monica has worked over the years in clinical, medical, residential, and academic settings She taught at Brigham Young University and has several publications, including coauthoring the book For the Love of a Child: The Journey of Adoption published by Deseret Book. She has spoken to audiences across the country on topics connected to being happy and healthy.

In her spare time, Monica loves to be outdoors doing almost anything active. She is an avid runner and skier, and also enjoys cycling and swimming. She likes to read, write, and travel. She is the mother of six children and loves to spend time with family and friends.

Emma McAdam, LMFT

Emma loves helping people change and is willing to be creative in how she helps that happen. With her solution-centered approach and emphasis on building relationships Emma works hard to help people find love, purpose, and joy in life. 

Emma is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and has experience in many therapeutic settings: Juvenile Corrections, Wilderness Therapy, Residential Treatment, Eating Disorder Treatment, Adventure Therapy and outpatient clinics. She loves working with teenagers, families and individuals. 

Emma is an experienced practitioner with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Learning differences and Autism spectrum disorders, Substance Abuse, Personality Disorders, Attachment disorders, and family relationship difficulties.

In her spare time Emma enjoys playing with her husband and daughters, hiking, climbing, photography, building furniture, and learning new things.

Denhi Chaney, LMFT, CCTP

Denhi feels that few joys compare to that of helping people discover their inner strength and change for the better. She believes that people start discovering their potential and their capacity for healing when they experience something different and when someone is there to believe in them and encourage them when the path gets difficult.

Denhi is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has experience in working with individuals, couples, children and families. She is fully proficient in Spanish and has unique insight in helping the Latino population with their specific challenges.

She has been trained and specializes in trauma with a specific emphasis in childhood abuse, Pornography addiction, anxiety, somatization, attachment problems, and infidelity. She deeply enjoys helping couples and families who struggle with attachment difficulties.

In her spare time, Denhi enjoys her role as a wife and mother. She enjoys working out, dancing, cooking, baking and meditating. She is an avid reader and will tell you that few things compare to the happiness of turning the pages of a brand new book.

Maki Hohaia, LCSW

Maki received his Masters in Social Work from BYU. He has years of experience working with a variety of populations. He spent the past 5 years working as a mentor for youth in several different residential treatment centers here in the state of Utah. He's also spent a year working with family and children helping them with specific needs and connecting them to needed services.

Maki's mental health interest also includes his experience working with the Utah County Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment, specifically working with individuals overcoming addiction, and who are in need of overcoming Trauma. Maki also Worked for the LDS Church in the Development Counseling services department and spent the majority of his time helping individuals seek employment or continuing education. 

Maki enjoys anything outdoors, camping, hiking, surfing, or playing a variety of sports such as football, soccer, and rugby.   He met his wife in Hawaii and they currently have two boys.He also likes to travel and experience new cultures and meet new people. He has a passion for videography and will typically have a camera to capture his adventures.

Brandy King, CSW, MSW

Brandy King completed her Masters in Social Work at the University of Utah. She has a passion for life and the potential that people have in their lives. She graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane Washington in 2015 with a double major in Psychology and Theatre. She enjoys taking aspects from both of her undergraduate degrees and integrating them into her Social Work practice. She believes that life is full of beauty that can be shared through all types of art and expression.

Since graduating from her undergrad, she has been working as a Psychiatric Technician at the in patient Psychiatric unit at the University of Utah Hospital. While in school both undergrad and graduate she has experience working in school social work and has a passion working with children. She has experience in working with infants in an orphanage and working with them on attachment.

Brandy is extremely active and enjoys training aerial arts, playing sports (mainly soccer and volleyball), and anything that has to do with theatre. She is happiest when she is spending time with her family, friends, and her long-term boyfriend.

Kelly Jensen, ASUDC

Kelly is a licensed Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor.  She received her Bachelor’s degree and completed her ASUDC  certificate at the University of Utah.  She believes that every individual has the ability to live a meaningful, joyful, life and is dedicated to helping individuals live a life free of debilitating addiction. Kelly brings her undying optimism, zest for life, and belief in the resiliency of the human soul to overcome difficult challenges to find joy and purpose in living ones life with authenticity and meaning.

Kelly has worked extensively with young adults in residential treatment. She also has years of  experience working with adults in an out patient detox center helping clients to develop relationship skills, stress reduction techniques, and relapse prevention plans, as well as many other necessary tools in substance abuse recovery. Kelly believes there is nothing more transformative and powerful than an individual who discovers their worth and potential by being willing to seek professional help in overcoming  their addiction.

Kelly has served as President  for Springville’s Art City Substance Abuse Prevention

Program, and has served in numerous leadership positions in various volunteer organizations.

In her spare time, Kelly  especially enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She is an outdoor fanatic who finds immense pleasure taking photo’s of nature and people. She’s an avid runner, biker, and enjoys the challenge of participating in long distance events.

Rachel Booth, MSW

Rachel recently graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Utah Valley University. While in school, Rachel working with an array of population through her internships with LDS family services and the Stronger Families Project. She has a passion for helping people others to acheive their goals and better their own lives. Rachel is especially passionate about working with children, adolescents and young adults. She loves the quote "Be the person you needed when you were younger". - Ayesha Siddiqi. Rachel has experience working with many populations using various approaches that are tailored to each individual's story. She has a desire to make each and every individual feel special and heard.

In her free time she enjoys hiking, listening to music, remodeling her home, caring for her new puppy, riding dirk bikes, sewing and spending time with friends and family.

Lindsey Hargett

Education Specialist Mentor 

Lindsey has worked as a therapy mentor in private practices and at residential treatment centers for teen girls. She loves to help people build their confidence and find solutions that work for their personal situations. She is passionate about helping others learn how to set healthy boundaries and develop lasting relationships in their lives.

Lindsey enjoys cooking and sharing her creations and love of cooking with others. She has 3 dogs, and loves going on adventures with them and her husband. She also enjoys gardening and caring for houseplants.

Starla Briggs

Office Manager

Starla Briggs has a passion for helping people. After moving from Washington to Utah, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from BYU and took additional courses to become a certified billing and coding expert.  She has worked as an office manager and has expertise in academic advisement. She worked for BYU as a student advisor and has organized large community events for organization such as: The Epilepsy Alliance group in SLC, Inland Northwest Dance Organization, and the Ronald McDonald Charity House Foundation.

Starla is the primary administrative assistant for Center for Hope and works with clients on all administrative and billing questions. She is a great resource for answering questions and remedying concerns.

Starla loves dancing, acting and choreographing stage productions for Colleges, Community Theatres, Schools and private organizations. She loves to travel and explore different cultures and environments.  Other interests include backpacking, canyoneering, reading and going to movies.

Bridgette Ostler

Insurance Billing Coordinator

Bridgette has worked in the healthcare industry for a combined 12 years doing medical and mental health billing. Her passion comes from the satisfaction and gratitude of both medical professionals and her patients when the success of claim reimbursement has been acheived.

Focused on principle, Bridgette's unique approach to understanding the ins and outs of each payer's policies and guidelines almost always guarantees claim payment, timely filing denials and reimbursement of the appeals process. She will go the extra mile to ensure fairness.

When Bridgette isn't working you can find her with her two adorable children; going to the movies, playing board games and camping. She also volunteers her time at her son's school being a member of the special education department raising awareness for Autism for her son's special needs and creating new ways for members of the community to access programs that wouldn't otherwise be available.

She loves being a mom and can't imagine life without them.


Please call to schedule an appointment: 801.361.0982

Where to Find Us:

Springville Office:

1220 N. Main Street #11

Springville, UT 84663


Sandy Office:

9192 S. 300 W. #16

Sandy, UT 84070




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