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.
Morgan Christensen, BS, PhD Candidate in Counseling Psychology
Professional Highlights: Morgan is currently completing a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at BYU. She previously earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from BYU and worked as an elementary school teacher for over four years. She has experience working in mental health in both university and private settings. She also has a variety of experience in psychological testing and interpretation.
Specialties: Morgan works primarily with adults with a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma. Her therapy approach is grounded in cognitive-behavior therapy, and includes elements of client-centered therapy, mindfulness, and developmentally oriented treatments. Morgan is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to help align treatment with clients’ personal beliefs and values.
Derek Bartlett, MS, PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology
Professional Highlights: Derek is currently working on his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Brigham Young University. Derek’s research is focused on investigating the interaction of stress and mental health.
Specialties: In therapy, Derek takes the biopsychosocial approach which puts psychological difficulties in the context of our bodies and the challenges that come with our physical limitations. He emphasizes a collaborative relationship with those he works with. Together they identify strategies and interventions to work towards wholeness and well-being. Derek tends to work with adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, and stress. He has also worked with individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds as well as those in the LGBTQ+ community.
Angela M. Kurle, MA, LCMHC
Professional Highlights: Angela was previously employed as clinical director of a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) at an eating disorder psychiatric treatment facility in Utah. She previously earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology from the University of West Georgia, where she went on to teach a variety of college courses in the Psychology Department for seven years as a lecturer, as well as worked part time in the counseling center on campus. Additionally, Angela worked three years in Atlanta, Georgia, for the state, working with individuals with substance abuse issues.
Specialties: Angela works primarily with adults with a variety of mental health issues including grief/loss, anxiety, depression, addictions (eating disorders and substance use/abuse), career/vocation/academic concerns, life transitions, intra- and interpersonal relationship conflicts, communication issues, and complex trauma. Angela has worked with a variety of clients from diverse backgrounds and beliefs, including those who self-identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Angela seeks to create a safe and collaborative environment wherein a client feels seen and heard, gains insight and greater self-compassion, and has a greater capacity to heal and move forward in life.