Meet Our Therapists

Connections is a core of carefully selected Professional Counselors in Utah with a shared vision to best facilitate the healing, capacity, and happiness to our clients and their families. Our specialized therapists are located Salt Lake City, Holladay and Provo, Utah. You can also read more about our therapists and counselors below.

Murray Office

Chis Adams

LMFT, Administrative Director

Chris is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT). He has worked extensively with Marriages, Families, and individuals. His practice has grown almost exclusively from word-of-mouth referrals from happy clients.

During the past several years of his practice, Chris has been instrumental in developing marriage and family treatment more effectively targeting and addressing underlying themes and emotional patterns. This model incorporates, but goes beyond traditional talk therapy – being more experience based. The result has been more effective and longer lasting results. Hence his quickly growing practice – in spite of working more time-efficiently with each marriage and family.

Chris’s work has extended from very significant mental health and family dynamics in inpatient settings, to more common marital, family, and individual concerns, to simply enhancing happy marriages.

Chris has a particular love of supporting and helping couples and families. He enjoys helping parents and children live and work together. He finds joy in helping couples as they learn to live and grow together through life’s many challenges. Chris is excited to be a part of the Connections Clinic and the collaboration and growth resulting from working with other particularly effective professionals.

Chris was raised in northern Utah and when not at the clinic, you will most likely find him out-of-doors with his beautiful wife Natalie and son Dalton.

Danielle Thurman

Dani’s specialty is with family and marital distress. The goal of therapy would be to re-build hope, trust, security, and connection.

The model used is Emotionally Focused Therapy. She has received extensive training in this model and is working towards certification.

Dani is currently building a new practice. Services can be provided immediately at a discounted rate. She also does online sessions and speaks Spanish.

Call today to schedule and appointment with Dani at 801.272.3420

Jeremy Bailey

LAMFT

Jeremy is a Licensed Associate Marriage Family Therapist (LAMFT). He speaks fluent Spanish and loves working with couples and families in helping them create space for change and growing together.

Jeremy Bailey Graduate from the University of Utah in Family Studies and later received his Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. He is experienced in working with individuals of all ages and families of all constructs. Before joining Connections Counseling, Jeremy practiced in-home therapy and worked primarily with children and families coping with the effects of trauma. He is also trained in both EMDR and Play Therapy.

Jeremy is passionate about people and cultures and loves to practice therapy in both English and Spanish. He believes that everyone is capable of finding the change they want in their lives and believes that improving relationships can help to create long-lasting change.

Jeremy is also an artist and enjoys spending time with his Beautiful wife, Selva and their 3 children. Read articles by Jeremy here.

Jeremy sees clients in the Salt Lake City office.

Preston Dahlgren

Jeff Bennion

LMFT

Jeff Bennion has always been interested in people, and has spent most of his life working with people in relationships, so it was a natural fit for him to decide to pursue a graduate degree in marriage and family therapy. He’s always been amazed at how dramatically people can change their lives for the better, and is honored when people extend him the trust to play a part in that change.

He believes that the most painful difficulties show up in relationships, and that the most powerful healing also comes through relationships. So often what people need the most to grow and heal is already around them, waiting to be discovered or put to better use.

With an undergraduate background in psychology and lots of volunteer experience, the field of mental health is not new to him. He has extensive experience with marriage, sexual intimacy and sexual identity, and addiction. Read articles by Jeff here.

Jeff sees clients in the Murray office only.

Nick Rowe

CSW

Nick is a Clinical Social Worker (CSW) who received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah.

When not working, Nick can be found in the mountains, on the water, or pretty much doing anything outdoors. He loves music and playing the guitar. He also enjoys playing/watching sports and is a loyal Utah Jazz fan. Nick has been married for 8 years and has one daughter Olivia who is four-years-old.

If you are interested in a therapist who merely listens and coddles, Nick may not be for you. However, if you are committed to working hard and embracing vulnerability, he will assist in helping you become the best you.

Nick utilizes an eclectic approach and tailors therapy to meet the needs of his clients individually. He has experience working with individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families. Nick is clinically trained in various modalities which include Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to combat intrusive and or irrational thoughts, Mind Body Bridging (MBB) to assist those struggling with trauma and or PTSD, and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to overcome addiction. He also utilizes a number of mindfulness techniques to restore balance in the individual.

“Therapy is a tool that provides us the self determination to overcome whatever our ailment may be. It is also for healthy people who want to better themselves or couples who are not satisfied with a mediocre relationship”. Nick believes that therapy is for everyone including himself and continues to learn and grow as a result. Read articles by Nick here.

Specialties Include:

Marriage & Couples Counseling
Depression
Anxiety
Grief & Loss
Life Transitions
Pornography Addiction
Parenting
Emotional Stress
Nick sees clients in the Murray office only.

Call today to schedule and appointment with Nick at 801.272.3420

Orem Office

Kyle M Reid

LMFT, Clinical Director

Kyle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). His clinical focus, and personal passion, is couple and family relationships. He also finds joy in helping individuals overcome their addictive and/or compulsive sexual behavior.

Kyle has worked as a youth counselor at Heritage residential treatment center working with at-risk youth ages 12-18 who experienced various behavioral and psychological issues. He was responsible in building relationships of trust with them as well as preparing and assisting them to develop healthy relationships with their friends and families.

Since 2012, Kyle’s clear-headed clinical skills have resulted in his attracting full-time private practice work with couple and marital relations, parent-child relations, and sexual addiction.

Kyle received his Bachelor’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development from Brigham Young University and pursued his Masters of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University in San Diego in 2012 when He joined Connections Counseling.

Kyle is eager to help those who are struggling personally or in their relationships. He believes that a majority of people’s problems stem from troubled relationships, often starting with attachment injuries with parents, peers, siblings, and intimate partners. When Kyle is with his clients, he understands the relationship dynamics surrounding each individual and its impact. He is able to help clients formulate specific steps and insights that move them to emotional and relationship health.

Kyle has spent most of his life in Utah and currently resides there with his wife, Jessica, and his two daughters. Beside his religious beliefs, his greatest passion is his family. He looks forward to spending time with them after work. Kyle is an avid golfer and when he is not working or spending time with his family you can find him working on his golf swing.

Becky Wengreen

MFTI

Becky’s professional experience is informed by decades of life experience. She fully understands women’s issues including parenting, motherhood, anxiety, trauma, divorce and depression. She also enjoys working with youth, children, couples and blended families.

Becky also has a passion for the mate selection process and romantic interaction, applying state-of-the-art theories to her clinical and personal experience to help ensure happy, stable and lasting unions.

Having graduated with a Behavioral of Science degree in psychology from Utah Valley University, Becky is finishing her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University.

She believes people are innately resilient and able to conquer hard things as they find their worthiness and continue to believe there is hope and healing on the other side of pain. She hopes to instills in her clients both the desire and practical tools to find their inner strength to fight and win back peace and joy.

Becky enjoys date nights at Home Depot, home improvement projects, swimming pools, gardening and being outdoors. She and her husband have 6 children and live in the Mapleton area. Read articles by Becky here.

Call today to schedule and appointment with Becky at 801.272.3420

Alex Pratt

LAMFT

“Alex works to help people find a path that will enable them to make full use of their capacity to change.”

Alex grew up in California, and moved to Utah later in life to pursue his goals as a therapist. In the early years of his education he spent his time working with the Strengthening Families Program out of Utah Valley University teaching family and parenting classes. Alex received his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University and began his clinical work as a LAMFT.

In Alex’s work as a Marriage and Family Therapist he has had the opportunity to work with people with various backgrounds and a wide variety of concerns that brought them to therapy. After starting his work at the Family Counseling Center in Murray Utah, he quickly developed a passion for working with couples on their varying marital (and pre-marital) concerns. His work with couples helped him develop a profound belief in people’s capacity to change. Whether he is working with families, couples, or individuals Alex works to help people find a path that will enable them to make full use of their capacity to change.

Alex’s hobbies involve a love of music that stems from his childhood desire to be a classical song writer. He enjoys writing, and one day hopes to further his career by writing books to help other therapists grow. Alex also enjoys teaching and is currently working to further his goal of teaching upcoming therapists, and eventually supervising new therapists to help shape the field he is practicing in.

Karem Praag

Office Manager