Sunray Family Counseling employees specialized trained clinicians. All of our therapist have some background in play therapy, trauma focused modalities such as EMDR, and other empirically based modalities.

Clinical Director

Rachel Allen, LCSW

Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen received her bachelor’s degree from the California State University, Fullerton in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. She also holds a Masters of Social Work degree from the BYU. Rachel is a LCSW. She is the founder and owner of Sunray Family Counseling (formerly The Journey’s Counseling Center: Sanpete). She has had extensive training in Play Therapy and trauma. She believes strongly in using experiential activities such as art, sand tray, nature, etc. to encourage growth and healing. Rachel has met all the requirements to apply to be a Registered Play Therapist. She has completed Parts 1 and 2 of the EMDR training. Rachel has twelve years of experience working in social work related programs. She is passionate about creating a safe place where people can feel respected and receive quality care. Rachel loves spending time with her husband, three  daughters, and dog, Hero. She enjoys participating in most all outdoor activities, travelilng, yoga, and eating baked desserts.

Ephraim Clinic:

Chris Allen

Chris is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). He received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and outdoor recreation from Utah Valley University and completed a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Argosy University. Chris has over 15 years of experience working in therapeutic programs. He has completed EMDR basic training and is a CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist) in training. Chris uses his background in experiential learning models to help his clients feel empowered to affect lasting changes in their lives. Chris is the proud father of three daughters and loves spending time with them and his wonderful wife.

Sarah Allen

Sarah graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Socio-cultural Anthropology and is completing her Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling internship through Argosy University. She was raised in New England, has lived in India, Samoa, and Hawaii, but calls Utah her home. She has experience in working with children with disabilities, wilderness therapy, and ropes course facilitation. Sarah is trained in Child Centered Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and creative therapy modalities. She is excited about working with children, adolescents, and their families. Her goal is to connect, validate, empower, and foster resilience in her clients. In her favorite moments, you will find Sarah building pillow forts with her children, exploring someplace she has never been, eating imported cheeses, or kayaking down the river with her sweet husband.

Sariah Hunt

Sariah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. She is a Sanpete native who graduated from Manti High School and Snow College. Sariah has previous experience as a victim’s advocate working with victims of crime; specializing in intimate partner violence and sexual violence. She also has experience working with rural communities while she worked for the State of Utah through Workforce Services. Her theoretical framework focuses on experiential interventions, systemic work, and attachment theory. Sariah is EMDR trained and certified to work with Domestic Violence and trauma work. She has a love for learning in all fields of life, but especially while working with her clients through their healing process. Sariah loves to spend time with her husband and 3 children. She enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and is always tentatively training for a half marathon.

Maggi Leavitt

Maggi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and has extensive training in Child Centered Play Therapy, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Eating Disorders, and Trauma Focused-CBT. Maggi specializes in trauma recovery and keeps a safe environment for clients to heal. Maggi is passionate about helping clients feel safe in therapy and believes every person has infinite worth and value. She loves to help clients express themselves through art, play, writing, and many other experiential venues. Maggi is a native of Sanpete County and understands the needs of the people she serves. She is involved in many community programs and is currently serving with the Friends of the Sanpete County Children’s Justice Center. Maggi loves to learn and always looks for ways to better her practice. She is a huge fan of Brene Brown and tries to utilize Brene’s teachings in therapy and in her personal life.

Payson Clinic:

Dorothy Simister

Dorothy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Social work from Utah Valley University and later completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at BYU.  She grew up in the Northwest, has lived and travelled all over the United States and most recently moved from Germany to Utah where she resides with her two teenagers, Greater Swiss Mountain dog, and Siamese cats. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in various treating settings and is excited to join the Sunray Family Counseling team.  Dorothy has training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy, Solution Focused and Strengths-based along with other treatment modalities that center on the client’s individual treatment needs. She has seven years of experience working with underserved and diverse populations with an emphasis in autism.  Her love of clinical work began through her own journey of healing and self-discovery, from which she joins with clients in their own healing processes. As part of her regular self-care, she enjoys exploring and spending time with her loved ones, immersing herself in nature, and sipping hot chai.

Linsey Keller

Linsey received her Master’s in Social Work from Arizona State University and is a Certified Social Worker (CSW). She has worked in mental health for 8 years with a focus on children, adolescents and families. Linsey has experience working with victims of trauma and abuse. She has also worked with individuals with autism and other developmental concerns. Linsey is passionate about learning—especially when it has to do with relationships and resiliency. She also enjoys painting, sculpting with polymers clay, and other types of creating (especially if it makes a mess). Linsey loves attending farmer’s markets, being outside, and spending time with family and her dog, Luna. 

Richfield Clinic:

Page Gurney

Page received her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Walden University. She received her B.S. in Psychology with her minor in Child and Family Studies through Weber State University. Page works from an experiential based theoretical framework to help children, teenagers, and adults, by creating a safe and nurturing atmosphere. She is passionate about helping her clients work through the therapeutic process in order to change and grow, to reconnect with their strengths and dreams, achieving their true potential. Her greatest reward is providing a warm, non-judgmental environment that allows her clients the opportunity to explore different ways to make changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future. Page moved to Sevier County after marrying her husband. She enjoys helping on her family ranch, participating in rodeo, fishing, hunting, crafting, photography, and decorating.

Colton Jones

Colton earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern California. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Family Consumer and Human Development at Utah State University. Colton enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults and strongly believes in the impact and importance of familial relationships. He finds fulfillment in the process of engaging with other people and building a therapeutic alliance. He has completed training for EMDR, and has also studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Child-centered Play Therapy, and plans to continue the process of achieving certification and mastery of these modalities as well as others. Having grown up in Sevier county, Colton is grateful to be back in the area with his wife and two twin daughters.

Cedar City Clinic:

Wesley Bruce

Wesley recieved his bachelor’s degree from the American Military University during his service in the US Army. Afterwards he recieved his Masters in Counseling Psychology while attending Adler University in Chicago, IL. Wesley has over 10 years of experience working withindividuals and families in wilderness therapy, residential treatment, and community counseling. Wesley specializes in trauma specific treatments; he is certified in Brainspotting and utilizes a variety of resources includes HeartMath, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and experiential therapies to help individual heal from trauma and grow. When he’s not in the office or play therapy room, Wesley frequently hikes with his family and dog (Jellybean), participates in Ironman triathlons, and promotes sustainable living. Wesley’s life mission is to help adolescents, families, and veterans heal from trauma and find their ultimate potential. 

Sarah Cowley

Sarah completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Psychology at Southern Utah University and her Masters of Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. Sarah has experience working with people with disabilities, adolescents, foster children, and with other community based mental health programs. Sarah has nearly ten years of experience counseling young adolescents and their families, and feels passionate about helping our youth feel empowered and confident. Sarah has extensive experience treating individuals that struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-injurious behaviors, and attachment issues. She is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. Sarah likes to utilize Play Therapy, sand tray, and other experiential activities to assist clients in finding growth and healing. Sarah loves living in Southern Utah with her husband and daughter. She never misses a chance to enjoy our beautiful landscape and finds inspiration from getting outside.

Nateasa McGuire

Nateasa McGuire has a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa. She earned a
bachelor’s degreein Sociology and Ethics & Public Policy. Nateasa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Equine Assisted Counseling (EAC), among other treatment modalities. She uses a strengths-based perspective, is resiliency focused, and trauma informed. Nateasa has substantial experience working with adolescents and their families, and is skilled with creative and playful therapeutic interventions. Her clinical focus is on attachment, trauma, grief, and identity. She has clinical experience with depression, anxiety, abuse, self-harm, suicidal ideation, family conflict, substance abuse, emotional and behavioral dysregulation, and low esteem. Nateasa is a lover of running, letter-writing, comics, and coffee. While she is a midwesterner at heart she is happy to reside among the mountains with her beloved spouse and goof-ball pup.

Sunray Family Counseling employees specialized trained clinicians. All of our therapists have some background in play therapy, trauma focused modalities such as EMDR, and other empirically based modalities.