Do you want to relax, not fight traffic, not have to find a parking spot, and enjoy your Therapy?

Ascend Counseling & Wellness Telehealth/ZOOM Coaching has the solution for you.

Studies show that receiving tele-mental health via your computer screen can be just as effective as in person Therapy sessions.

If you get your Therapy at Ascend Counseling & Wellness you can remain comfortably at home, at your place of employment, actually you can even be on an exotic vacation. To enjoy your next HIPAA compliant individual,or couples/family counseling session, all you need is an internet connection with some privacy.  Our trained Telehealth Therapists are prepared to help you return to mental health & success.

How Can Zoom Counseling Help Me?


The key difference between in-person counseling and Zoom counseling (as well as other online counseling options) is that your sessions are held online rather than in-person. The focus is still to help you overcome challenges you might be facing, such as those rooted in mental health problems, stressors, or other major life issues. Here are a few common challenges that bring people into counseling:


  • Symptoms of a mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder
  • Relationship issues, like jealousy, infidelity, and disagreements in parenting
  • Personal problems, such as low self-esteem or feelings of loneliness
  • Major life transitions, like a big move or a job change
  • Stressors at work, such as poor time management or bullying

Save money, save time, save hassle do your counseling online with Ascend Counseling & Wellness.

Relationship crisis & mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and stress can have an adverse impact on your health & well being, especially in times of widespread isolation and uncertainty, like what has been experienced during the past year.

TeleTherapy is at the forefront of the Mental & marriage & family community and if used appropriately it can be extremely beneficial for you and your loved ones. At Ascend Counseling & Wellness, clients are able to connect with marriage & family specialists, mental health counselors using their phone, tablet, or computer to chat or video-conference with ease.


Cami Ashby, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

My name is Cami. I am a Native Texan and have lived in places such as Florida, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and even Israel. I have worked within human services since I was 17 years, either as a volunteer or professionally, throughout the United States and Globally. I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology at Southern Utah University and Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy at University of Phoenix, Sacramento Campus. I find a lot of joy in dance, yoga, the outdoors, board games and everything Star Wars.
I thoroughly enjoy being a safe place for people to find themselves and, in so doing, accepting themselves with more compassion. I have experience in Substance Abuse & Addiction, Domestic Violence, Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Cognitive Development issues, Incarceration & Transition, Couples and Family Therapy. I especially love working with Children and Youth and have done so for over 30 years in various capacities.  I enjoy incorporating methods that increase one’s connection to Self through Meditation, Yoga, Creative Forms of Expression as well as talk therapy. I have a dedicated loyalty to helping my clients find solutions to their issues and I believe the client is the greatest expert of their own life.  Feel free to contact me if you think this may be a good fit for you. Namaste

Jessica Stone, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

My name is Jessica Stone. I have Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and Bachelor of Science in human services. I then obtained my master’s degree in Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling from Antioch University New England. I am a Board Certified-Dance Movement Therapist. I love reconnecting the mind and body as well as integrating movement into therapy. After all, movement is change and change is movement. I am pursuing my PhD in Mental Health Policy and Practice with my focus being supporting individuals and their families in offering, accessing, and receiving the best mental health care possible. I have always been passionate about all families having access to mental health services.
My passion is supporting clients in meeting their goals. The therapy techniques I use include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and strength-based approach. I specialize in grief and loss, reconnecting to values, depression, attachment, problem solving, communication, and family dynamics.
When I am not working you can find me playing with my dog, crocheting, or spending time with my family.

Clayton Spencer, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Clayton Spencer earned his Masters in Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University in 2015. During Clayton’s training at Auburn he treated couples, families, and individuals with a variety of family and mental health challenges.  He learned the art and science of therapy at Auburn where he was observed through a one-way mirror to further develop his technique and practice. Clayton worked in Community Mental Health in Alabama and later moved back home to Utah where he would practice family therapy in residential treatment for the next seven years.
Clayton loves people.  He enjoys learning together with other people trying to find new peace and meaning in life. Clayton believes there is always hope where life can sometimes feel insurmountable.  Clayton enjoys hearing from his clients as they venture toward new chapters in their lives.

Clayton is passionate about family and recreation.  Hiking, rock climbing, fishing, canyoneering, and just about anything in the outdoors brings healing and excitement to his life.  Clayton is strong advocate for healing through recreation and adventure.  He believes that people can heal and develop their psychological self through exposure to challenging recreational activities.  Clayton believes some of the most critical values in therapy are honesty, humility, and commitment.

Clayton has three sons and has been happily married for 13 years.  His wife Bonnie is the better therapist of the two, but her schedule is already fully booked by all of Clayton’s problems…so, she is unavailable.  Clayton’s sons are the joy of his life and he takes them on crazy adventures in hopes that when he is gone (hopefully many years from now) they will remember how he made them feel about themselves.

Katie Soli, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Katie Soli, LMFT, is a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing comprehensive treatment for individuals, couples, and families. With a commitment to fostering healing and growth, Katie integrates a holistic approach to therapy, addressing a wide range of mental health concerns including ADHD, anxiety, trauma, and depression.

Credentials and Certifications:

  • ADHD Treatment Certification: Katie has pursued specialized training and certification in ADHD treatment, equipping her with the knowledge and skills to effectively support individuals in managing symptoms and optimizing their functioning.
  • Anxiety Treatment Certification: With advanced training in anxiety treatment, Katie offers evidence-based interventions to help clients alleviate symptoms of anxiety disorders and regain a sense of calm and control in their lives.
  • Auricular Acupuncture Technique: Katie is trained in auricular acupuncture, a complementary therapy that utilizes specific points on the ear to promote relaxation, stress reduction, and emotional well-being, enhancing the effectiveness of traditional therapeutic approaches.
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): As a certified EMDR therapist, Katie specializes in trauma resolution, guiding clients through the process of reprocessing distressing memories and experiences to alleviate symptoms of trauma and foster healing.
  • Trauma-Informed Care: Katie approaches therapy from a trauma-informed perspective, recognizing the impact of past trauma on individuals’ lives and utilizing compassionate, evidence-based interventions to support healing and resilience.
  • Depression Management: Katie has expertise in depression management, offering a range of therapeutic techniques to help clients navigate feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and low motivation, and regain a sense of purpose and joy in life.

Approach to Therapy:

Katie believes in the power of a collaborative and strengths-based therapeutic relationship, where clients feel supported, heard, and empowered to make positive changes in their lives. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches, family systems theory, and somatic techniques, tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual, couple, or family.

About Katie Soli, LMFT:

Katie earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chaminade University, Honolulu Hawaii, and has since accrued extensive experience working in diverse clinical settings. Committed to ongoing professional development, she stays abreast of the latest research and therapeutic innovations to provide the highest quality care to her clients.

With warmth, empathy, and a genuine passion for helping others, Katie creates a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their challenges, gain insight, and develop practical strategies for coping and thriving. She believes that healing is possible for everyone and is honored to accompany her clients on their journey towards greater well-being and fulfillment.

Shellie Hurt SSW, Life Coach

Shellie Hurt was born and raised in Boise, Idaho.  She later graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Social Work and began her professional career by working with juveniles who were involved in the legal system.

In 1996, Shellie and her husband Paul moved to Ivins, Utah where they raised their four children.  They enjoy spending time together as a family and love traveling, hiking, and exploring this beautiful country.

After 9-11, Shellie answered the call to follow a different path.  She joined the Fire Department, where she has spent the past two decades serving her community and where she gained a new perspective and skillset by helping others in crisis and personally came to recognize and admire the resilience of the human soul.

Shellie currently is an EMT instructor at Dixie Technical College where she continues to interact with the public and enrich the lives of those around her by building a sense of self-worth and fostering a sense of pride in helping people serve their communities. Shellie enjoys life coaching at Ascend and assisting people in overcoming obstacles and achieving goals.


Create the life and world you most want to live in. Dr. Howard Thurman said it best:

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

If you want change in your life, to accomplish something big, to come alive and get out of that funk. Together let us examine your situation and customize a plan of action to meet your own individual needs. Let us identify your why, set goals, break down barriers, challenge yourself and grow into your best you.

Kenzie Foulger, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Kenzie moved down to St. George from Salt Lake City in the Fall of 2020. She loves the outdoors and enjoys being able to rock climb and bike year round. Kenzie is married to the love of her life and has a chocolate lab who accompanies Kenzie and her husband on their adventures. They love to travel the world and love to try new things.

Kenzie started working in the therapeutic world back in 2016 at a residential treatment center for boys. She worked her way in all the different positions but could not help in the way she wanted to as a therapist without furthering her education. Kenzie left the treatment world to get her Masters in Marriage and Family at Dixie State University. She is also a part-time instructor at Dixie in the Psychology Department and coaches rock climbing. She finds pleasure in having variety in her life and doing what she loves as much as she can.

“ I believe therapy has a limitless number of benefits for anyone and everyone no matter who they are or what they have been through. I am devoted to assisting families, couples, and individuals discover what their happiness looks like and how to get there. I have a genuine understanding that everyone has a story, and that story needs to be heard. I enjoy actively listening to clients tell their story and validating their experience. Every client is unique and views the world and themselves differently. I love helping clients live the best life they can through creating their own special identity and world they want to live in.”

Kenzie is passionate in working with couples and families to process conflict. She has worked with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, betrayal, low self-esteem, substance abuse, adjustment disorders, processing disorders, gender dysphoria, and relationship conflict (parent-child, marital, and family).