Merilee Dalton, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Merilee, a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, has always loved the work of being a therapist and helping people through the healing process. She graduated from Southern Utah University with her Bachelors in Psychology and obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix in St. George, Utah in 2012. Merilee has received training in TF-CBT with children, play therapy, sand tray, and is certified in EMDR, working with children as young as 3 years old, adolescents and adults. Since 2016, her understanding and passion to help people who experience trauma, PTSD symptoms, anxiety, and depression has deepened, when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Merilee and her husband have 3 awesome girls and a dog. She loves camping, having summer BBQ’s, swimming and spending time on the ski slopes.

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Shauna Bacon, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Shauna earned degrees in liberal studies and multicultural education. She has also taught at the elementary and adult school level, as well as taught English as a Second Language. Teaching increased her interest in the home life and struggles of her students and she wanted to help them improve their lives outside of the classroom. Shauna graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2018 with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has completed basic training in EMDR therapy as well as attended a workshop in the use of EMDR for addictions. She has been a board member of the Southern Utah Autism Support Group and has found joy in helping parents and caregivers connect with the resources they need to help support a family member with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Shauna has enjoyed helping those affected by trauma find hope and healing. Shauna and her husband of over 20 years have 2 sons, and as a family, they enjoy the outdoors, and any opportunity for family time.

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Cade Pryor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Have you ever asked yourself why “ME”? Does this question come to mind when you look around and others appear to have it all together? Are you dealing with a habit or addiction you wish you could be free from once and for all? How do you feel about your self-worth and self-esteem? If these are questions and feelings you have felt/feel and would like to find answers, please come and let’s find solutions together. I’m drawn to this work due to my own experiences in life that left me destitute, alone, and with nothing of any emotional, physical, or spiritual value.
My name is Cade Pryor, MSW. I earned a bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Management at SUU and a MSW at the U of U. I focus on working with individuals/couples and families struggling with abuse, behavioral issues, divorce, and addictions. In addition, I focus on impulse control disorders, mood disorders, sexuality, grief, and men’s issues.
I have 3 beautiful children and a wife I love. I love the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and shooting and have experienced joy and live a life worth living. Life can be challenging, rewarding, and it is up to you to desire and implement change. Take control and set your life on a path that will start a journey of healing, increased potential, and satisfaction.

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Magnum Morgan,  Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Magnum attended Dixie State University earning his Bachelors in Psychology and Communications. Later he attended the University of Utah earning a certificate as a Service Social Worker. Currently, Magnum is receiving his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University, a COAMFTE accredited school. The past 6 years Magnum has worked with young adults 18-30 and their families suffering from addiction, mood disorder, anxiety, depression, Aspergers/Autism, adoption, and sexual identity. He also assisted in developing and opening program homes these individuals. Magnum finds joy and gratitude in helping people become grounded once again and feel comfortable with themselves and loved ones.
Magnum has been happily married for 10 years and has 4 children. They enjoy doing anything outdoors and doing different crafts as a family.

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Eric Allred, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Eric was raised in Rigby, Idaho on a family farm.    He attended Rick’s College, now known as BYU-Idaho.  He received his bachelor’s from Utah State University, a master’s degree in organizational behavior and human relations from University of Phoenix  and a second master’s degree in marital and family therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute in California.  He has been involved in Rotary and was president of a local Rotary Club in West Jordan. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children traveling and doing things outdoors.

Eric has an extensive background working with youth and their families.  He also has strong background in:

  •             Trauma (trauma informed, EMDR, Parts Work)
  •             Moods (depression, anxiety, and other mood dysregulation)
  •             Child/Adolescent challenges
  •             Parent/Child relationships challenges
  •             Parenting skill building
  •             Addiction recovery (substance, pornography, screen time)
  •             SMART Recovery Trained for treating addiction
  •             Finding hope again in a challenging world
  •             Motivational Interviewing

“My greatest satisfaction is seeing those who are struggling in life to find hope and to move forward in life again.  You can do this!”

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Erin Fitzgerald, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

It is an honor to be let into your life and I believe in your ability to make change happen. I use compassionate and accepting techniques within a systemic perspective to help you become empowered to heal and move forward. I have received my M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University and I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families experiencing marital and relational issues, complicated grief and loss, ADHD and emotional dysregulation issues including anxiety and depression.

Born and raised in Southern Utah, I enjoy bonding with my family while being outside and find a lot of peace in being out in nature. I recently moved back to Cedar City with my husband and son and am happy to be back home.

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Erik Turley, Intern Marriage & Family Therapist

I’m glad you’ve come this far! Getting help is no small ordeal and I’m here to assist you along the path to healing.

Hi. My name is Erik Turley. I graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Marriage and Family Studies. Currently, I am working on my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy through Capella University. I’m a firm believer that family intergenerational patterns and experiences from childhood are what mold us into who we are. In a world of conflict and confusion, solutions are all around us. Finding a healthy source and structure to life can bring well-needed healing. This is what has drawn me into this field, wanting to help others come back to hope and find relief—finding solutions to problems that can sometimes seem never-ending. My interests revolve around trauma, grief and loss, abuse, addiction, personality disorders, and multi-cultural/ethnic families.

I was born and raised in San Diego, California. I recently moved here to beautiful Cedar City with my wife and two kids. I speak English, Tagalog, and Hiligaynon (Ilonggo). I love learning new languages, shooting at the local range, going outdoors, PC gaming, and more. Just like you, I know how challenging life can be and how hard it can be to work through things. Let’s work together to find that empowerment, peace, and hope, and overcome whatever has been burdening you and/or your family for so long.

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George Kayser, Intern Marriage & Family Therapist

George is a student at Northcentral University currently earning a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Training in marriage and family therapy uniquely prepares students to practice therapy with families and couples using validated effective approaches. George likes to take a solution-focused approach, utilizing his clients’ strengths and resources to find solutions to even the most daunting problems. He has completed specialty courses in treating addictive behavior by incorporating family and couple relationships into the treatment. To George, becoming a helping professional is not a job that someone simply falls into; it is a deliberate career choice for people who love helping others. George shares that passion for helping and treats all his clients respectfully, non-critically, and with the ultimate goal that his clients will feel better about themselves, their relationships, and their future.

George was born in Anaheim, CA, and raised in the high desert of southern California. He moved to Ogden, Utah, to attend Weber State University. There he met and married his wife, Jenessa, and earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. George and Jenessa moved to St. George in 2019, and in May of 2020, they welcomed triplet girls to their family. Though he enjoys working in therapy, George maintains balance by playing pickleball, watching travel documentaries, reading good books, and, most of all, spending time with his wife and triplet daughters, who, of course, keep him very busy.

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