Meet the Staff

Janet Nimer Wilson, LCSW

Janet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is currently the Clinical Director of the Utah Healing Center.  She has over 25 years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults achieving their therapeutic goals. Janet graduated from Westminster with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and from the University of Utah with a Master’s in Social Work. She has worked at the University of Utah Hospital as a Crisis Worker in the Emergency Room and as a Mental Health Examiner for Salt Lake County. Janet has been an expert witness in District and Juvenile Court. She has experience in doing Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) with first responders to a disaster, and employees of organizations, who have experienced a life changing trauma incident. Janet is a Certified Crisis Counselor for the State of Utah.  Her expertise includes trauma focused therapy.  Janet is a Certified and Approved EMDRIA Consultant and Approved Facilitator. Janet has extensive training in EMDR, specifically in treating complex trauma (multiple traumas), sexual abuse, and women’s issues.  She also has extensive training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). Janet approaches therapy from a systems perspective including the entire family even when working with individuals.  She uses an array of evidence-based practices with all her clients.  Janet specializes in diagnosing, treating and developing appropriate treatment plans for individuals and families. She has worked with mood disorders, traumatic events, chronic mental health problems and parenting issues.

Janelle Nimer, PhD, LCSW

Janelle Nimer, Ph.D., LCSW has over 10 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families achieving their therapeutic goals. Dr. Nimer graduated from the University of Utah with a Master’s in Social Work and from the University of Tennessee with a Doctorate in Social Work.  Dr. Nimer also completed a three-year doctoral fellowship focusing on Veterinary Social Work.  She also worked at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital where she was able to work with children in crises, who had experienced a traumatic event, and who were dealing with chronic illnesses. Dr. Nimer approaches therapy from a systems perspective including the entire family even when working individuals. Dr. Nimer uses an array of evidence-based practices with all her clients. She is the former Chair of the board of  Therapy Animals of Utah (an affiliate of Pet Partners formerly know as Delta Society). Dr. Nimer is completing her certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Registered Play Therapy Certification (RPT), Animal-Assisted Play Therapy (AAPT), and Equine Assisted Growth and Learning (EAGALA). Dr. Nimer has been conducting animal-assisted interventions for over 10 years. She has been an expert witness in Juvenile Court.  She also has experience in doing Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) with first responders to a disaster, and employees of organizations, who have experienced a life changing grief and trauma incident(s). Dr. Nimer’s passion is working with children and adolescents experiencing emotional and behavioral issues while incorporating animals into treatment. She also enjoys working with adults with mood disorders, grief, compassion fatigue, family issues, and parenting. She has training to work with individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and terminal illnesses. She also has training to work with all individuals who have experienced a traumatic event.  Currently, Dr. Nimer is only accepting patients who would like to work with dogs or horses during their therapeutic treatment.


Sara has been a psychiatric nurse practitioner since 2014. She completed her undergraduate at BYU and her Master’s and Doctorate Degrees at the University of Utah. She has experience providing medication management for a wide range of psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, ADHD, mood disorders, and trauma disorders. She is certified in perinatal mental health and specializes in providing safe medication management before, during, and after pregnancy and during the breastfeeding period. She currently teaches at the University of Utah in the psychiatric nurse practitioner program.

Kara Diersing Clapp, PhD, NP-c, CNS-BC

Kara has over 35 years of experience in nursing—10 as a Psychiatric RN and 22 years as an APRN. She holds two certifications as an APRN. In 1993 she started the first aftercare program in Ohio for mental health clientele served in a home care setting. Her dissertation focused on children under age 18 years who were caregivers and resulted in the first mid-range theory on young care-giving. She loves helping people and her unique style of care blends traditional medicine with alternative traditions, using evidence-based research when possible. When describing herself, she will say “I’m an international travel junkie who likes to knit and dead-lift and who married her best friend, Glenn.”  And when it comes to life? “Enjoy the journey—the good, the bad, and all the stuff in between.”

Please call our office at 801-266-4643 to inquire about the insurance panels she is on.

Stella Blight, APRN

Please call our office at 801-266-4643 to inquire about the insurance panels she is on.

 Mariah Peterson, LCSW, Clinical Manager

Mariah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of clinical experience. Mariah graduated from the University of Utah with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She enjoys working with adults and adolescents. She has extensive experience working with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Mariah spent 5 years working in an eating disorder treatment facility in Denver, Colorado where she helped individuals overcome and heal from their eating disorder. She is trained in evidence-based treatment modalities including DBT, ACT, CBT, , Trauma Focused CBT, Positive Psychology and Motivational Interviewing.

Chris Adams, LCSW

Chris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in mental health for 5 years. He received Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah, graduating with his Master’s in 2016. He is EMDR trained and working toward certification. His focus is helping adults suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other effects of trauma. He also works with adults, adolescents, and children with ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, dissociation, insecure attachment, and chronic pain among other issues. He believes that the most effective treatments involve the mind, body, and spirit. He is trained as a level 1 yoga therapist and is working toward full certification with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. With an undergraduate background in cognitive neuroscience, he works to balance and integrate spirituality and the traditional practice of yoga with modern, evidence-based therapies. Along with mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and EMDR, he frequently uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. His goal is to help clients not only reduce the pain of their symptoms but live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.

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Malisa Lemon, LCSW

Malisa Lemon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Utah Healing Center. Malisa graduated from Utah State University with a dual Bachelor’s in Psychology and Social Work with a Minor in Family Consumer Human Development.  She graduated from the University of Utah with a Master’s in Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health across the lifespan. She has worked at a variety of locations including the Carmen B. Pingree School for Autism, NAMI-Utah, Silverado Hospice focusing on Grief and Bereavement, and most recently, HCA Healthcare providing mental health services via telehealth to over twenty hospitals as a Crisis Worker for Emergency Rooms and as a Clinical Supervisor. Malisa is passionate about the needs of families and the impact of mental health on children and adolescentsMalisa enjoys incorporating play, art, nutrition, music, literature, and movement into her sessions, working from a strength’s based, holistic approach. Malisa is also certified Life Coach in Advanced Therapeutic Art Modalities, Shamanic Art, and Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic techniques. Malisa is currently working her certification as an ADHD-CCSP Professional and certification as a CCTS-I Trauma Specialist.


Kimberlie Simms, LCSW

Kimi Simms is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in psychiatric acute care counseling with adults, adolescents, and children. She graduated from Ohio State University with a Master’s in Social Work. During her master’s program, Kimi had experience working in two high schools as a school social worker. As a school social worker, she assisted students and their family members find success in their educational and mental health goals. Also, during her graduate program, she worked at an adult psychiatric hospital, as a therapist, working with adults experiencing, psychosis, mania, suicidal ideation, debilitating depression, and anxiety to regain stability. After graduation, Kimi worked as a community-based therapist, working with children, adolescents, and their families to accomplish their therapeutic goals. In addition, Kimi worked as an Acute Crisis Response Clinician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she worked with survivors of trauma, including survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, rape, incest, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and survivors of domestic violence. Also, within the hospital setting, Kimi worked closely with youth battling suicidal ideation, aggressive behaviors, and self-injurious behaviors. To add to the clinical experiences, Kimi has training in CBT, DBT, EMDR, crisis intervention, verbal de-escalation, suicide/lethality assessment, and motivational interviewing.

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Jacob Stucki, CSW

Jake enjoys helping those who think about suicide or need help with their relationships, whether they are with themselves, friends, family, or romantic partners. Jake enjoys working with children and teens and has availability in the evenings and weekends. He utilizes Gottman Method, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Rachel Richards, CSW

Mary Coombs, CSW

Jodi Lycett, CMHC

Amanda Alkema, LCSW

Abigail Anderson, LCSW

Jamie Wuthrich, LCSW


Stacie Nimer, Office Manager

Lucy Cabrera (Hablo Espanol), Administrative Assistant

Janae De Guzman, Billing Specialist
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