Alliance Behavioral Psychology – Orem
Bradley Edgington, PhD, Licensed Psychologist.
Professional Highlights: Dr. Edgington received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from BYU. He has worked for many years in Utah County and provided services to those suffering with various mental health anomalies.
Specialties: Dr. Edgington relies on a variety of therapeutic modalities to help those dealing with the challenges associated with depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders (i.e. panic, OCD, PTSD and phobias). He also enjoys helping those with anger problems, men’s issues and sexual addiction. Marital therapy is an important dimension of his practice given his belief that most marriages can be happy and successful. He also provides consulting services in the field of Physician Health and Well-Being for individuals and organizations.
Heather Hoyal, PhD, Licensed Psychologist.
Professional Highlights: Dr. Hoyal received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University. Her pre-doctoral internship was at Metro State College of Denver, Counseling Center.
Specialties: Dr. Hoyal enjoys working with individuals who experience Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and “existential” anxiety; Mindfulness and meditation; She has had success in helping many women with concerns through-out life, including body image/relationship with food, dating and the challenges of being single, pre and post-partum depression, the complex challenges of modern parenting including single motherhood; Couple’s therapy and, when necessary, divorce adjustment. She uses a number of different therapeutic approaches including mindfulness and meditation.
Ryan Balagna, PhD, Licensed Psychologist *Currently on Military Leave
Professional Highlights: Dr. Balagna received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at Texas A&M University. In addition to working at Alliance Behavioral Psychology, Dr. Balagna is a psychologist and captain in the Army Reserve and an Adjunct Faculty member at Utah Valley University.
Specialties: In therapy, Dr. Balagna takes an interpersonal approach. He focuses on seeing adults who are experiencing depression, bipolar, anxiety, anger and the effects of trauma. He also works with those who are struggling with masturbation, pornography and other addictions. In addition, Dr. Balagna also does evaluations for fitness-for-duty and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disorders.
Marty Erickson, PhD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Professional Highlights: Dr. Erickson received his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iowa State University. In addition to his work at Alliance Behavioral Psychology Dr. Erickson works at the BYU Counseling Center. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Specialties: Dr. Erickson works with individuals, couples, and families. He especially enjoys working with: depression and anxiety, religious issues, faith transitions & crises, marriage/couples therapy, premarital therapy, men’s issues, problematic and compulsive sexual behavior habits and related issues, eating issues and negative body image (women and men), healing from trauma/abuse, single adult issues, family therapy, and issues related to multiculturalism/diversity (race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.). And he is a straight LGBTQ ally. Dr. Erickson utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused, and Family Systems therapies.
Mich Suyama, PhD, Licensed Psychologist.
Professional Highlights: Dr. Suyama received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from BYU. He did his pre-doctoral internship at Wasatch Mental Health in both adult and child outpatient settings. He holds an Ed.S/M.Ed. Specialists and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from University of Florida.
Specialties: Dr. Suyama utilizes various approaches to therapy including Interpersonal, Acceptance & Commitment, Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems Theory. He has many years of experience working with adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy modalities. He has worked with individuals with the following concerns: depression/bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma-abuse/post-traumatic stress disorder, parenting and family dynamics issues, child/adolescent issues, relationship difficulties, addictions, life stage challenges/adjustment, religious and spirituality issues, and career/vocational counseling.
Sabree Crowton, B.A., PhD Candidate in Counseling Psychology
Professional Highlights: Sabree is currently completing a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University (BYU). She previously worked as a research analyst at the University of Utah on a project examining the prevalence of Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Utah. She also worked as a teacher in Alpine School District providing reading and math support to eligible students.
Specialties: Sabree primarily uses a relational-cultural and mindfulness-based cognitive approach. She has an appreciation of and respect for diverse social, cultural, and political backgrounds. She believes in using the existing strengths of her clients to create change. She specializes in depression, anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders, trauma, chronic pain and illness, and relational concerns.
Russell Jackson, B.S., PhD Candidate in Counseling Psychology
Professional Highlights: Russell is currently completing his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University (BYU).
Specialties: Russell uses an interpersonal approach in therapy, and views relationships as one of the most important factors when pursuing long-term healing. His passion for therapy comes from his desire to help people face life’s difficulties with courage and resilience. He integrates aspects of different approaches in his work, including mindfulness, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He enjoys working with individual adults and adolescents, and loves working with couples as well. Russell works with people struggling with a variety of issues, including depression and anxiety, spiritual concerns and faith crises, sexual concerns, relationship problems, trauma, personality issues, OCD, and multicultural and diversity issues (sexual orientation, race, etc.).
Davis Kane, B.S., PhD Candidate in Counseling Psychology
Professional Highlights: Davis is currently completing his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University (BYU). Prior to this training he received his Bachelors of Science degree in psychology from Brigham Young University — Hawaii in 2013.
Specialties: Davis provides psychotherapy to individuals, groups, and couples with a wide array of presenting concerns. Davis approaches treatment using an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model, and is most experienced in working with an emerging adult population dealing with depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, sexual concerns, and low self-confidence.
Nicky Szuy-Yu Lin, MS., LAMFT
Professional Highlights: Nicky has received a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University and Bachelors of Science degree in psychology from Brigham Young University — Hawaii.
Specialties: Nicky works with individuals, couples, and families. She enjoys working issues regarding depression, anxiety (general anxiety, OCD, PTSD), trauma/abuse, loss, anger issues, problematic or compulsive sexual behavior (i.e. pornography), single adult issues, couple and marriage therapy, and family therapy. She has specialized training and experience working with issues related to multiculturalism/diversity (race, gender, sexual orientation). Nicky utilizes Bowen family systems therapy, Narrative Therapy, experiential therapies, as well as mindfulness and meditation in her practice. She works with children/youth 11-18, and with adults of all ages.
Alliance Behavioral Psychology – Spanish Fork
Luke Marvin, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Professional Highlights: Dr. Marvin received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Utah Valley University Student Health Services. He has worked in various mental health capacities throughout Utah County.
Specialties: Dr. Marvin works primarily with adolescents and adults. He incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, and Hope Theory into his practice. He enjoys helping individuals work through anxiety, depression, postpartum concerns, OCD, PTSD, grief, trauma, relationship conflicts, and spiritual concerns. Dr. Marvin is particularly passionate about helping others find, or restore, their inner resilience. He is certified in the QPR model of suicide prevention. He also provides psychological testing.
Jason McBride, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Professional Highlights: Dr. McBride received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University. His dissertation focused on incorporating spirituality into therapy assessment and outcomes. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Wasatch Mental Health working with children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to his clinical work he works as a consultant on a research team at BYU.
Specialties: Dr. McBride has had experience working with children in the STRIDE program at Wasatch Mental Health implementing a positive reinforcement behavior program. He has substantial testing experience having worked at the University Accessibility Center at BYU testing the student athletes with learning and attention disorders. He also provided psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults at Wasatch Mental Health. His therapy approach is grounded in relational theory and includes elements of cognitive-behavior therapy, emotion focused therapy, mindfulness, and spiritually oriented treatments. He works with adults, adolescence, and children with a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and addiction.
Ben Bailey, PhD, Psychology Resident
Professional highlights: Dr. Bailey received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and an Ed.S. degree in School Psychology from Brigham Young University. While at BYU, he researched the use of homophobic language among adolescents. He completed his school psychology internship at Springville Junior High and his pre-doctoral internship at the George Washington University in the Colonial Health Center.
Specialties: Dr. Bailey has experience with children, adolescents, adults and couples. He enjoys working with individuals struggling with relational concerns, depression, anxiety, faith concerns and identity development. He enjoys exploring with clients how their intersecting identities (age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race and religion/spirituality) impact their daily life and presenting concerns. He is a straight LGBTQIA ally. Dr. Bailey works primarily from an integrative interpersonal/psychodynamic approach, utilizing cognitive and behavioral techniques.
Julie Carlisle, MS, Doctoral Candidate in Psychology
Professional Highlights: Julie is currently completing her Doctorate of Psychology degree from California Southern University. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She has also worked with adolescents as a special education teacher for 10 years and a school counselor for 20 years.
Specialties: Julie works with children, adolescents, and adults. She implements primarily Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused approaches in therapy. She enjoys helping individuals with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, grief/loss, trauma, relationship problems, eating disorders, and academic and career concerns.