Mental Health Program

The Utah FOP is creating a partnership with ShiftAside for preventative efforts to keep us mentally healthy.
To subscribe to their program, click this link:

At the 2015 State Conference in St. George, the delegates unanimously approved the FOP Mental Health Program to be administered through the Utah FOP Foundation.

If you are struggling with PTSD or other emotional trauma or issues, you are in need of professional help. Many times, seeking that help can be troublesome for many reasons, mostly trust. If you are a police officer in Utah, the Utah FOP Foundation will pay for your first four (4) visits to a participating provider as long as the Foundation has the funds to do so. In order to be a provider, they must be a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor or equivalent with a history of working with cops/military. This is not an EAP through your work but they will take most insurance plans. See plan details below.

** Even though the FOP will cover visits, an expectation of being "issue free" after just a few visits is unrealistic. We offer this service to assist our members in getting through the door and beginning the journey to a better life and better career. This plan is to help get you through the door, not supplement the financial cost of wellness. The agencies should be bearing that cost since it is in their service that the damage is done. Providers on our plan accept multiple insurances. Check with the provider for coverage options after your visits on us.
Currently, this program provides:
  *Non-FOP Police officers in Utah: Two (2) visits (spouses NOT included)
  *FOP Police officers/retired in Utah: Four (4) visits per year. Spouses may use two (2) of those visits.
  *Utah FOP Auxiliary members: Four (4) visits one time.
  *If a Utah FOP member is using a provider that also has a contract for services with the member's agency, the agency plan is primary and MUST be utilized first.


Reimbursement Request - FOP members ONLY!

Tactical Clarity, LLC - Virtual - all counties

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, managed by the Division of Professional Licensing. I am committed to helping first responders learn how to have the best mental wellness possible. My work focuses on helping those in our community that take care of the rest of us. I focus on psychoeducation and helping those being exposed to traumatic events create healthy habits to help deal with all the tragedy they are exposed to daily. Assisting those with the most tactical minds find relief through overall wellness is key. I have worked alongside law enforcement since 2004 and have been married to an officer for 25 years. I have had the unique opportunity to see how first responders are impacted on multiple levels - at work and at home.

I graduated with my master's degree in 2014 and have been practicing as an LCSW since 2017. I recently opened my own practice called Tactical Clarity, LLC. I have been working in the field of social work since 2004.

Nicole Nielsen
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Brian Murdock Counseling - Salt Lake County

Brian is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He received an Associate of Science from Utah Valley University. A Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Weber State University and a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. He is a member of EMDRIA, and Certified Therapist in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

Brian has a passion for working with first responders such as police officers, fire fighters and emergency medical responders. Helping first responders reprocess and deal with trauma enables them to continue to live an enjoyable productive life as well as continue to do quality work in a high stress field. When trauma has been left unidentified or unresolved it can lead to other types of disorders, which may include depression, anxiety, and sexual/pornography or substance abuse addictions, and suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Brian has worked with Police Officers from various departments from Northern Utah to Central Utah. He has a passion for helping those who sacrifice so much to help others.

He has recently opened a new practice in the Cottonwood Heights area.
Phone: (385) 246-3455
Address: 7105 South Highland Drive, Set 202
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

JaNae Sorenson - Cache Valley

JaNae Sorenson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Social Work. She has provided therapeutic interventions with trauma victims for nearly 25 years at various clinics and agencies. Her experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults by utilizing a variety of age appropriate and experiential interventions, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing); Play Therapy; Sandtray; Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Mindfulness; Mind Body Bridging; and Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) from the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute. Ms. Sorenson supervised The Family Place’s Victim Intervention Program and provided services under grant funding from 2002 to 2019. She is currently a Mental Health Counselor for Cache County School District and has a part-time private practice, Stepping Stones to Healing, which she loves! Ms. Sorenson became passionate about working with Law Enforcement after hearing a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper speak about the trauma he experienced being shot on the job. She advocated to provide therapy with a few officers under grant funding in 2016 and has continued working with officers since.

Please note that I do not maintain 24 hour access to email. As a reminder, email correspondence is not considered to be a confidential medium of communication AND JaNae Sorenson, LCSW does not provide crisis intervention. If you need immediate assistance, please use one or more of the following resources:

  • Use the SafeUT app to chat with a crisis counselor.
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
  • Crisis Text Line. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to chat with a trained crisis counselor. To speak specifically to a trained crisis counselor who is also a person of color, text STEVE to 741741 from anywhere in the US.
  • Call Bear River Mental Health--Logan: 435.752.0750, After-hours: 435-757-3240 (Logan and Rich) or 435-452-8612 (Box Elder)
  • Go to the emergency room. The closest ER is located at Logan Regional Hospital. 500 East 1400 North. 435.716.1000
  • Call 911.

Jodi Morgan - Cache Valley

Versatile Mental Health Counselor with 12 years' experience providing , trauma work, childhood disorders, couple and marital counseling services. Successful in leveraging wide-ranging talents in needs evaluation and treatment planning to effectively assist patients. Quick to implement crisis intervention strategies to help patients in emotional distress. Adept in strengthening and enhancing treatment programs to ensure the best quality of service for patients.


  • Successful private practice
  • Practiced in family assessments
  • Extensive DSM-IV knowledge
  • Suicide precautions expertise
  • Community resources specialist
  • Family therapy background
  • Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Dual diagnosis expertise
  • Clinical Documentation
  • PTSD and other trauma specialist


Mental Health Clinician
Logan, Utah
Contracted with Cache County Attorney's office/ Jan 2019 to Current

  • Provided in-depth counseling for clients with history of trauma, emotional or behavioral issues and created plans for coping.
  • Conducted outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services for regular cases and crisis intervention.
  • Provided a wide variety of individual, group and familial counseling interventions strategies utilizing TF-CBT and trauma based methodologies to assist patients.

Mental Health Clinician
Logan, Utah
Bear River Mental Health/ Aug 2004 to Jan 2011

  • Provided counseling for relapse prevention, social issues and mental health problems.
  • Developed appropriate policies for identification of medically-related social and emotional needs of clients.
  • Recorded comprehensive patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi- disciplinary team members.
  • Worked primarily with foster children and children with disrupted home placements.
  • Received year long training in attachment therapies and treatments.

Mental Health Clinician Intern
Logan, Utah
Bear River Mental Health/ Jan 2002 to Jul 2004

  • Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
  • Provided counseling for relapse prevention, social issues and mental health problems.
  • Worked with parents and teachers to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques at home and school.
  • Gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans.

Social Services Case Manager
Logan , Utah
Bear River Mental Health/ Aug 1997 to Jan 2002

  • Performed ongoing monitoring of care plans to evaluate effectiveness, documenting interventions and goal achievements and suggesting changes accordingly.
  • Facilitated supportive services and counseling for family members to address special concerns and ease transition during home visits.
  • Conducted psychosocial assessments to identify individual needs and specific social services necessary to address identified objectives and goals.
  • Promoted integration of services for clients, including behavioral health care and long term services to enhance continuity of care.

Education and Training

Master of Arts: Mental Health Counseling University Of Phoenix Jun 2002
Salt Lake City, UT
Bachelor of Science: Social Work Utah State University Jun 1997 Logan, Utah

Laurie Elkins: - Change to read “Laurie Elkins LCSW CFRC Sandstone Psychology

Specializing in trauma, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, grief and loss, and relationship challenges. Evidence-based treatments: EMDR, ACT, CBT, CPT, IFS, Mindfulness, Somatic TX, and more Sandstone Psychology Please contact Laurie, at—
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Office: (801) 382-9338

Locations: Payson, Nephi, Fillmore, Spanish Fork, Salem, Logan Provides Telehealth, each location provides differing availability.

Miriah Ikemiyashiro - WVCPD & external FOP members

Miriah Ikemiyashiro, LCSW, works as the resident therapist for the West Valley Police Department. She works with the police force to identify and treat different trauma responses within the officers themselves, and create a culture of resilience and strong mental health practices. She also works with families and spouses, mostly through seminars, to support the families behind the badges. She has experience working with military and law enforcement in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and is well versed in multiple trauma treatment modalities. Ms. Ikemiyashiro's therapeutic style strives to empower individuals with understanding and techniques to better master their own mind, increase their quality of life, and learn how to work through incredibly difficult and stressful life experiences in a healthy way. She has been recognized by the Fraternal Order of Police for furthering the cause of Officer Wellness.

Ms. Ikemiyashiro did her undergraduate degree at Utah State University, and her master's program at Arizona State University, where she graduated summa cum laude from both programs. She grew up in Northern Wyoming and has lived in Utah for the past 19 years. She is a mother of three and married to what she calls a "tactical genius" at Unified Police Department. For all of these reasons and more...Miriah is exhausted and relies on caffeine and patriotism most days.

Ms. Ikemiyashiro owns and runs a small private practice called After Action Counseling, and will see FOP members from other departments in that practice as time and space allows. You may contact her directly at 435-760-9020…just be aware she has picked up on the police habit of “I don’t answer numbers I don’t recognize”…so either send a text first identifying yourself, or plan on leaving a message. She WILL call you back!

PB&J Consulting Inc. - Iron/Washington Counties

Southern Utah
PB&J Consulting Inc. 
2069 N. Main St. Ste 101, Cedar City, UT


REDWOOD THERAPY GROUP is based in West Jordan. Contact them at or call them @ (801) 878-4220 and tell them you are an FOP member. They will ask for your name or member number in order to secure a pre-authorization number.

Redwood Therapy has experience helping cops, utilizing EMDR. They are quality professionals and are dedicated to this joint venture with the FOP.

Tenille Jensen, LMFT - Davis County

At Healing Crossroads Therapy, we specialize in trauma recovery and addressing all the ways trauma can impact mental health and relationships. We provide a safe space for individuals and partners to navigate their journey towards healing and growth. Led by experienced therapists with a passion for empowering clients, we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each person's individual needs. Whether you're seeking support for depression, anxiety, past or current trauma, we're here to guide you through that process. We utilize tools and an informed approach to assist with law enforcement-related challenges.

We are trained in using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), and IFS (Internal Family Systems) to address trauma. Joshua McBride is also trained in the Gottman Couples Institute Couples Therapy Method. 

You can find out more on our website:
Located at:
490 N 400 E Ste 112
North Salt Lake, UT 84087

Contact us via email or phone:
Tenille Jensen, LMFT
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Joshua McBride
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The Partridge Group - Salt Lake County

The Partridge Group's primary focus is providing wellness, resilience, and mental health resources for Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders. Because of this focus, all of our providers have either law enforcement experience or have met with and been approved by one (or more) of our LEO consultants, to ensure the right fit for our clients. In addition, we require our therapists and psychologists to do Ride-Along's, experience some LEO training firsthand and/or have continued exposure to officers in real-world, practical settings. This emphasis on LEOs and LEO culture ensures all of our providers not only understand the unique challenges facing our clients but also help develop and provide best practices for healing, rebuilding, and strengthening resilience. Our goal is not just to help you survive this career but thrive both professionally and personally. We are able to provide services such as psychological evaluations (pre-employment, return to work, fitness for duty), critical incident debriefs, department peer support training, and individual, couples, and family counseling. We have providers trained in ART, EMDR, and CBT, and all providers are able to see you in person and through our protected video server, telehealth.

For appointments or for any questions, you can reach us at our office number 801-272-5083 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All contact with our office is confidential.

The Partridge Group

Salt Lake County
8160 S. Highland Dr. Suite A-1 (most northwest corner of property)
Sandy, UT 84093

Washington County
1031 S. Bluff St. Unit 10
St. George, UT 84770

Glen Porter, CMHC - Statewide (Telehealth) and in person Washington County

My name is Glen Porter and I am a master’s level mental health therapist (CMHC). I retired from law enforcement after 26 years, which includes working for the Dallas Police Department and the Utah Highway Patrol. I also have over 20 year's experience in the military. My experience helps provide understanding and perspective for the stressors that are unique to first responders.

Sometimes it becomes necessary to learn new skills and process difficult events when they negatively affect our work and personal lives. If you find your personal life isn’t heading in the direction you had anticipated or desired, I can help you navigate through these challenges. I provide a safe and confidential setting and personally relate to first responders.

To set up an appointment or for questions, call or text Glen directly at 435-227-5052 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
  • Trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
  • Trained in Lifespan Integration
  • Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Phoenix,
  • Master of Business (MBA), Colorado State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, Psychology, minor Military Science
  • Associate of Applied Science, Community College of the Air Force, Human Resource Management
  • Member American Mental Health Counselor Association

Stephanie G. Henrie, CMHC - St. George - Iron/Washington County

Sage Circle Counseling Center
225 North Bluff St Plaza, Ste 5
St George, Utah 84770
435-669-1323 direct

The Wellness & Empowerment Center

Dr. Tia White, DSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker, researcher, program and curriculum developer, and training instructor. With a Doctorate and master’s in social work her education focus has been on the best ways to holistically empower communities, develop programs, initiate, translate, and apply research, and engage public safety in specialized clinical treatments. She loves working with public safety departments helping them build their wellness programs and peer support teams.

Over her career, she has been a certified Utah crisis worker and has worked as a community crisis interventionist and field trainer for a mobile crisis outreach team (MCOT). Tia has spent several years in regional emergency departments, leading patient crisis intervention efforts and directly supporting medical providers. She has 22+ years of experience working with a variety of populations and social systems including international service-learning, forensics, individuals with disabilities, severe and chronic mental illness, geriatrics, child welfare, juvenile justice, and schools.

Additionally, she is a passionate educator and travels the country teaching suicide awareness & prevention with the SAFLEO program. She has concurrently served as a adjunct instructor for several years at two local universities.
Dr. Tia is the owner of The Wellness & Empowerment Center (The WEC) in Orem, UT. The WEC specializes in serving public safety professionals and their families. Tia concentrates her efforts on trauma-focused therapeutic interventions such as Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), to help empower individuals' natural healing abilities.

To contact her and/or make an appointment call/text her directly 801-687-5417

Candi Higley - Utah County

Candi Higley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a Master of Social Work degree. Law enforcement and their families hold a special place in Candi’s heart as she has been a deputy’s wife for almost 23 years. She understands the impact the job has not only on the individual but the family dynamic as well.

Candi specializes in trauma, grief and loss, suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and addiction as well as other mental health issues. Candi worked with veterans and military personnel at the George E. Wahlen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City for five years where she had the privilege of working with individuals dealing with substance use disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. Candi currently owns a private practice in Salem, Utah, Seaglass Counseling & Wellness, and uses a variety of therapy modalities specifically for trauma and crisis intervention including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Relationships (STAIR).

Her goal is to help individuals and their families heal from the trauma they have experienced so that they can have the healthy, meaningful relationships and lives they deserve.

Candi Higley, LCSW
Seaglass Counseling & Therapy, PLLC

567 N State Road 198
Salem, UT 84653
(Located inside Hometown Chiropractic)

(385) 404-5517
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Suncrest Counseling - Davis, Salt Lake, Utah Counties

Suncrest Counseling has locations in South Jordan, American Fork, Clearfield, and Bountiful.

Their website can be found at

First Responders First

First Responders First helps First Responders navigate stress, risk, and trauma so they can perform their jobs with confidence, build resilience, and respond well to crisis situations.  We offer licensed counseling, therapy and coaching for mental health and wellness.  We have offices throughout Utah and offer virtual appointments as well. 

Reach out to us through our website

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Call Jeff Denning at 703-864-9710

Phoenix Rebellion Therapy

Phoenix Rebellion Therapy (PRT) has a track record of treating and excelling with first responders. PRT's experience working with the riots of Salt Lake City, Swat teams, investigations and FTO's with two locations and telehealth options open the door for change and success.

PRT has training in additional interventions proven to be effective with first responders as well as support for couples. In addition to therapy PRT also offers Neurofeedback, an intervention that has shown success in working with addictions, racing thoughts, agitation and other symptoms to provide wrap around services to our officers. 

Murray Utah
4516 S 700 E #360
Murray, UT 84107
385) 231-8387

Kaysville Utah
347 N 300 W  #201
Kaysville, UT 84037
(385) 231-8387 


PIF Samaritan Services

Karen Hurley is a spiritual coach, teacher, and trainer specializing in working with first responders and leaders who selflessly serve their teams and communities. Karen’s passion for teaching first responders was sharpened while working in the wellness unit of a well-known public safety company. After speaking with hundreds of departments and their personnel, she saw there were some gaps in understanding what wellness could look like, and the challenges that come with addressing this very important topic. Also, those agencies that had invested in technology to support their personnel were asking for in-person training to ensure the tools provided were as effective as possible. Karen works with agencies to tailor their wellness programs and provides detailed playbooks and training to help prioritize and plan for healthier, happier personnel and departments. Karen has over 20 years of experience in consultative strategies, coaching, team building, and results-oriented leadership. Karen’s work with the Phoenix Fire Department’s Crisis Response team ignited her passion to work with first responders in a deeper capacity. Karen is an ordained minister with the Universal Brotherhood Movement.

Karen Hurley, SLC
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703-909-1527 (call or text)

Virtual Sessions can also be booked via:

Equine Therapy - Unbridled Hope & Healing

Stuart Palmer 801.674.4148
Robby Lindquist 801.808.3852

Physical location: 5800 W. New Bingham Hwy
Mailing address: 11413 Abbey Mill Dr. South Jordan, UT 84009

Supporting Therapeutic Companies

Ahhhsome Relaxation – West Jordan

Ahhhsome Relaxation caters specifically to first responders, offering an oasis where they can retreat from the relentless demands of their roles, any time of the day or night. Our tranquil and serene environments, coupled with medically proven therapies, are tailored to keep first responders physically and mentally resilient. With round-the-clock access and the convenience of staying fully clothed while using our scientifically backed equipment, Ahhhsome Relaxation becomes the ideal sanctuary for those in high-stress professions. Additionally, our lounge area hosts activities aimed at promoting mental well-being, providing a peaceful atmosphere conducive to study, introspection, and much-needed escape.

At Ahhhsome Relaxation, we recognize the dedication and sacrifice of first responders, which is why we offer exclusive memberships designed to cater to their unique needs. Our memberships provide unlimited access, ensuring that first responders and their immediate family members have a reliable refuge whenever they need it most. With flexible membership options starting at $30, we aim to make self-care and wellness easily accessible to those who serve our communities tirelessly. By becoming a member of Ahhhsome Relaxation, first responders gain not only access to our tranquil environments and scientifically proven therapies but also join a supportive community dedicated to their well-being.


 First responder information / video:
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Equine Therapy – Unbridled Hope and Healing:

Stuart Palmer 801.674.4148
Robby Lindquist 801.808.3852

Physical location: 5800 W. New Bingham Hwy
Mailing address: 11413 Abbey Mill Dr.
South Jordan, UT 84009

Potential Providers

If you are interested in joining our list of providers, send us an email and we will set up a meeting. Minimum qualifications to be a provider are: Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor or higher, history of working with cops or other first responders, willing to perform services at our rates.
*Please indicate if your practice utilizes EMDR in treatment.

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