With years of experience helping people with 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 28 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 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, rollerblading 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 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, including 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 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 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 received his Master's degree in Social Work from BYU. He has experience working with a variety of populations. He additionally spent 5 years working as a mentor for youth in residential treatment in the state of Utah. He's also spent a year working with family and children, helping 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 those 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.
Brandy King completed her Master's degree 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.
After graduating from her undergrad, she worked as a Psychiatric Technician at the in-patient Psychiatric unit at the University of Utah Hospital. Brandy additionally has experience working in school social work and has a passion for working with children. She has experience in working with infants in an orphanage, building 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 married and is happiest when she is spending time with her family and friends.
Korey has been a practicing therapist for the past 13 years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Social Work. Korey is great at building a connection with each of his clients and providing a compassionate and authentic atmosphere where discovery and healing can take place. He has experience helping individuals, families, and couples gain additional perspective of their problems and navigate towards solutions that bring understanding and resilience. He has extensive experience working with teenagers, helping them manage anxiety, depression, trauma, and adjustment issues involving change. He also has significant experience helping individuals manage addiction related to pornography and other compulsive behaviors. Additionally, he enjoys working with couples, helping to build attachments with each other that improve communication and connections in their relationships. His modality of choice with couples is Emotion-Focused Therapy.
In his spare time, Korey loves to be with his family, which consists of his wife, four sons, and two lovable boxers. He enjoys golfing, kayaking, and biking. He looks forward to visiting to see if he can help in any way in your efforts to improve relationships and emotional well being.
Lynette Baird has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over twenty years. She received her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University and her Master's degree in Social Work from University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign.
Lynette enjoys working with youth and young adults, helping them work through anxiety, grief, life transitions, and depression. She is easy to talk with, outgoing, and upbeat and positive.
Lynette and her husband are the parents of three daughters. She loves music, hiking, reading, and travel. She enjoys having the chance to serve and lift others.
Rachel graduated with her Master's degree in Social Work from Utah Valley University. While in school, Rachel worked with many populations through her internships with LDS family services and the Stronger Families Project. She has a passion for helping people 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 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 dirt bikes, sewing and spending time with friends and family.
Bonnie graduated from BYU and California State University-Fullerton with a BS and MS in Education. After teaching children with special needs for ten years, she became an administrator and an academic coach for school coaches and teachers, helping to improve instruction. Bonnie then returned to school to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. She combines her knowledge of the education system and her love of teaching and connecting with her clients to support parents and children. She enjoys working with children and teens as well as adults.
In 2016, Bonnie opened her home to four foster children, three siblings and a newborn, and by 2019 had adopted all four girls and moved to Utah to be close to family. As a single mom of a teen, adolescents, and a toddler, she is busy and grateful. The experience of fostering and adoption has given her new perspective in life and more joy than she knew existed.
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 and find joy and purpose in living one's 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 outpatient 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 and biker and enjoys the challenge of participating in long distance events.
Lindsey has worked as a therapy mentor in private practices and at residential treatment centers for teen girls. She loves to help people build 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.
Jacen is from Highland, Utah, and loves helping others acheive their full potential in life. He is currently pursuing degrees in Social Work and Spanish at University of Utah while serving as a mentor at Center for Hope. In his youth, he learned the importance of having a good role model, and he searches for ways to serve and influence others in his daily life.
Jacen served a full-time church mission in the Pennsylvania Philadelphia mission, where he met his wife, Tyree. He loves to play baseball, basketball, football, and golf. Some of his other hobbies include photography, cooking, and learning.
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, taking 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 including 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.
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