Utah Behavior Services attracts skilled, driven therapists committed to making a difference

CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — In many clinical settings, there’s a gap between mental health services and applied behavior analysis. Utah Behavior Services offers an integrated model where clients benefit from both approaches, and they’re looking for skilled, driven therapists to join their team.

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Established in 2010, Utah Behavior Services is dedicated to nurturing successful children and developing strong families by providing high-quality, evidence-based mental and behavioral health care. They specialize in treatment for children with autism, medication management and mental health therapy for individuals and families throughout the state. 

“Our clients and the community see that we’re different,” said Scott Lovelace, MEd, LCMHC, CCTP, mental health director of the Utah Behavior Services center in Lehi. “Clients love the fact that they can be themselves with us. Their background and the challenges they’re working through don’t matter, because we’re not giving up on them. We’re going to do everything we can.”

At Utah Behavior Services, therapists approach treatment with a team mentality. They communicate about the challenges they’re facing and work together to examine and implement different solutions.

“We’ve got brilliant minds in all areas of mental health, and sometimes those different perspectives give us the opportunity to help the client and their family grow even more,” Lovelace said.

Some clients gravitate toward the traditional approach to therapy, but different methods work better for others, especially kids and teens. That’s why Utah Behavior Services provides therapists with flexibility in modalities.

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This flexibility empowers clinicians to think outside the box and work with their clients to overcome challenges together. Clients keep coming back even after difficult sessions because they know their therapist has more to offer, Lovelace said.

Working at Utah Behavior Services means being part of an award-winning team that recruiting specialist Mayra Cook describes as the “special forces” of mental health. This summer, the company received a gold ribbon for behavioral/mental health treatment in the Best of Southern Utah contest.

The company is committed to strengthening families, and that doesn’t just apply to the clients they serve. Flexible scheduling allows therapists to achieve a work-life balance.

“It gives me time to not only be an employee and be successful here, but it also gives me the opportunity to be a mother and be with my family,” Cook said. “To me, nothing can replace that balance in my life.”

As the state’s largest integrated behavioral and mental health provider, Utah Behavior Services brings comprehensive, coordinated care to thousands of clients from St. George to Brigham City. Many of their clients live in small towns and rural communities where such resources are scarce. These families turn to Utah Behavior Services and their skilled clinicians to provide hope, change and the opportunity for a brighter future. 

“You’ve got to be able to think quickly on your feet,” said Nicole Stevens, LMFT, BCBA, LBA, clinical vice president of Utah Behavior Services. “No two days are the same.”

The need for general mental health services statewide is greater than ever, Stevens said. More young people are also being diagnosed with autism, and there’s simply not enough support available to these kids and their families.

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In such cases, therapists must take into consideration not only the individual child and their behaviors but also their environment and support system. These kids and teens may be involved with the justice system, struggling in school or dealing with a turbulent home life. Often, Utah Behavior Services is their “last stop” before inpatient treatment.

“It’s a wonderful place to be for a specific kind of clinician,” Stevens said. “We work with such a high-need population that it’s a lot more intense than the traditional therapy experience, and it’s a lot more flexible.”

The therapists who thrive at Utah Behavior Services are those truly committed to making a difference in their clients’ lives, Stevens said. A desire to continually grow and develop clinical skills is also essential.

“We invest heavily in our team so they can become the best versions of themselves,” she added. “We have very high standards, and we support people to be able to rise to meet those standards.”

If you’re a licensed therapist who believes in successful outcomes for kids, families and individuals, visit the Utah Behavior Services website and apply today.

Written by ALEXA MORGAN for St. George News.

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  • Utah Behavior Services | Address: 1067 E. Tabernacle St., Suite 7, St. George or 1870 N. Main St., Suite 206, Cedar City | Telephone: 801-255-5131 Website.

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