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.
Ryan Balagna, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Professional Highlights: Dr. Balagna completed his pre-doctoral internship at Texas A&M University and graduated from BYU with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. He is a member of the Utah National Guard and has deployed overseas.
Specialties: In therapy, Dr. Balagna emphasizes helping people make sense of their emotions and being informed by them to make healthy and deliberate choices. He helps people see how certain ways of feeling, thinking and behaving have developed and then works on developing a more intentional way of experiencing emotions and living. He tries to create a warm and empathic space while also challenging people to help them reach their goals. Dr. Balagna describes himself as a generalist who tends to see adults who are experiencing depression, bipolar, anxiety, anger and the effects of trauma. He also works with those who are struggling with addictions and masturbation/pornography. He has worked with diverse social and cultural backgrounds including LGBTQ+.
Jackie Nelson, PsyD, Psychology Resident
Professional Highlights: Dr. Nelson received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Antioch University, Seattle, where she also earned a masters in clinical psychology. She successfully completed her doctoral internship at Brigham Young University’s Counseling and Psychological Services. She has worked in therapeutic schools supporting children and adolescents, partial hospitalization programs helping adults with acute mental health concerns, and in primary care medical offices supporting the intersection of medical and mental health. In addition, Jackie has experience conducting psychological evaluations.
Specialties: Jackie enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. She incorporates cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), narrative therapy, solutions-focused therapy, and compassion-focused therapy into her practice. Jackie takes a holistic approach in her treatment of others, accounting for mental, physical, spiritual, and cultural well-being. She is an LGBTQI+ ally who recognizes the complexity of intersecting cultural identities. While she considers herself to be a generalist practitioner, specific areas of focus include: depression, anxiety, post-partum mental health, ADHD, eating disorders/body image concerns, chronic health concerns, grief and loss, personality disorders, gender and/or sexuality concerns, pornography usage, trauma history, family of origin concerns, relationship conflicts, marital and pre-marital concerns, and spiritual concerns. Jackie creates a warm and supportive therapeutic environment and will walk closely with you on your journey towards wellness.
Adam Scalese, PhD, Psychology Resident
Professional Highlights: Dr. Scalese received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University. His dissertation explored the processes and outcomes of 12-step groups for individuals with problematic pornography use. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Brigham Young University Counseling and Psychological Services.
Specialties: Dr. Scalese primarily works with adults, couples, and adolescents with a variety of concerns. These include depression, anxiety, marital and relationship concerns, sexual concerns (pornography and masturbation), OCD, religious issues, diversity issues, and identity development. He is an LGBTQ ally. He works collaboratively with each client to understand their concerns and the approach that is going to be most helpful. He uses an integrative approach drawing from humanistic, interpersonal, gestalt, and cognitive behavioral theories.
Julia Bernards, M.S., PhD Candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy
Professional Highlights: Julia is a Doctoral Candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Brigham Young University (BYU). She also received her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from BYU. She is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.
Specialties: Julia works with individuals of all ages, couples and families. She uses a multi-systemic approach in therapy, examining both the systems within people and those which comprise the context in which they live. Julia integrates a number of models in therapy, including Interpersonal Neurobiology, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Family Systems and Mindfulness-based. She enjoys working with those experiencing depression, anxiety, family and marital conflict, compulsive behaviors, trauma/abuse, parenting issues, life transitions and child/adolescent issues.
Alex Julian, M.A., PhD Candidate in Counseling Psychology
Professional Highlights: Alex is currently completing his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at BYU. Prior to moving to Utah, he received a M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College. He has experience working with adolescents in residential treatment and has also worked helping children and youth who experience Autism Spectrum Disorder, with social skill development.
Specialties: Alex works with adolescents and adults. He uses a combination of interpersonal methods, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Gestalt therapy in his approach. He seeks to help clients gain greater awareness of their patterns of social interaction to make positive changes in their lives. He has particular interest and proficiency in helping individuals who have experienced trauma. He also works with those who experience depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, and LGBTQ+-related concerns.