Meet Our Staff
Kirk Voss, LMFT — Therapist
Michael Voss, D.O — Psychiatrist
Michael Voss DO graduated from the Chicago School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005 and completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center (UIC) in 2009. During his residency, Dr. Voss was awarded Teaching in Excellence status for psychiatry by the medical students of UIC. He also served as Chief Resident from 2008 to 2009, supervising a large training program of over 40 residents. Following residency, Dr. Voss joined the faculty of the University of Utah at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) as a full-time inpatient clinician. During his first year at UNI, he was again awarded for excellence in teaching by the psychiatry residents in training at the University of Utah. Dr. Voss continues to work at UNI at present.
Dr. Voss’s training as an Osteopathic physician provided him with a philosophy of treating the whole patient, and he was taught the critical importance of listening to the patient to achieve the best outcomes. Throughout his training and work to date, Dr. Voss has always made education and teaching a priority. He now brings that commitment to practice through his clinical work – ensuring his clients are always made aware of the best available treatments and are provided the best possible support so they can navigate their own care with confidence and peace of mind. Focusing on patient education, collaborative care and developing a strong therapeutic alliance, Dr. Voss is able to provide the best possible care, regardless of the challenges present in each individual’s circumstance and diagnostic history.
While Dr. Voss finds all aspects of adult psychiatric practice intriguing, his special areas of interest include maternal depression, first-episode psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders and adjustment disorders.
Katy Stephenson — Operations Director
Katy Stephenson received her Business degree from Southern Utah University. With a background in retail and management, she joined the Amber Creek team in 2012 and has helped the clinic continue to grow and expand. Her organizational and business management skills keep the Amber Creek team running smoothly.
ElLois Bailey, APRN — Nurse Practitioner
ElLois Bailey (the ‘s’ is silent) DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a Board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Utah with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Utah. She practiced as an inpatient psychiatric nurse for many years, working with adolescents, adults and older adults, and now works with clients of all ages to optimize mental health.
Dr. Bailey is passionate about professional nursing and improving access to mental health care. She served as the President of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association-Utah Chapter and teaches in the graduate program at the University of Utah College of Nursing. She belongs to Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and associates with the Psych APRN Network of Utah.
Along with studying traditional mental health care, Dr. Bailey has pursued a lifelong interest in integrative, complementary and holistic health practices. She is currently pursuing a certification in functional medicine from the Institute for Functional Medicine. She believes that mind and body are one, and that focusing on the whole person, addressing foundational health, and using natural strengths result in the best outcomes.
Anthony Browning, APRN – Nurse Practitioner
Anthony Browning, MSN, PMHNP-BC is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the state of Utah. He holds Masters degrees in both counseling psychology (MS from Utah State University) and Nursing (MSN from the University of South Alabama). He has worked since 1994 in a variety of clinical and research settings.
With expertise in both counseling and advanced practice nursing, Anthony is able to engage with clients in individual psychotherapy and also prescribe psychotropic medications when necessary. He takes an eclectic approach to therapy so as to personalize treatment for each individual and thereby maximize health and well-being. Above all, he seeks to understand each person from her/his own perspective, foster a strong clinical relationship based on empathy and genuineness, and exhibit unconditional positive regard. Anthony seeks to meet clients where they are and help them achieve personal goals based on their own value system.
Mr. Browning has experience managing a wide variety of mental health issues in children, adolescents, and adults. He is very research-oriented and utilizes an evidence-based and collaborative approach to treatment. Areas of particular interest include: anxiety and mood disorders, substance use/addiction, eating disorders, ADHD, and psychotic disorders. Anthony enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with his wife, he likes to cook, is an avid podcast listener, and appreciates good music/movies. He and his wife have been married for 25 years and they have 4 children.
Jaycie Voorhees, MM, SCMT, MT-BC- Music Therapist
Jaycie completed her undergraduate degree in Music Therapy from Utah State University in May of 2007 and her Masters of Music in Music Therapy from Colorado State University in 2011. Her work has ranged from working with children to adults in a variety of settings including treatment centers, hospice, schools, and hospitals. She has completed training focused on grief and loss, and is passionate about the power of music to bring healing, comfort, and peace. Jaycie is the past President of the Utah Association of Music Therapists (2013-2016) and a member of the Utah Government Relations Task Force. She is a mother of 3, and in her spare time she enjoys writing, cooking, running, and spending time with her family.
Nikki Harmon, LMFT — Therapist
Nikki is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Alliant International University, a COAMFTE accredited program, which is the highest level of Marriage and Family Therapy accreditation in the nation. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development from Brigham Young University.
Nikki has worked with a variety of clients, including children, teenagers, couples, and families. She has experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, infidelity, divorce, blending families, conflicted marriages, addiction, children in the foster care program, anger management, and families/individuals/couples adapting to life transitions to name a few.
Nikki is a strengths-based therapist and utilizes a therapy style that is solution-focused. She works to become a partner with her clients, working together to identify solutions and areas of change that will be most effective. She is bright and energetic, and has the ability to put people at ease and help them feel comfortable in the therapeutic setting. This therapeutic relationship allows her to validate her clients’ experiences while confronting and challenging negative thoughts and behaviors, which creates room for positive change. She believes in educating clients and assisting them in learning new skills that will allow them to cope with life’s challenges in a more productive way.
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” –Albert Camus
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Porter Macey, LMFT, PhD
Porter Macey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He received his Bachelors degree in Psychology from Utah State University, his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Akron and has completed all coursework for his Doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University, with a graduation date set for December 2017. Porter is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and is a supervisor candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy, through which he provides supervision to new therapists. He has extended training and enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals.
Porter has worked in a variety of locations, from Ohio to Texas and now in Utah. He has experience addressing a range of topics, including working with young children, couples issues, family struggles and addiction. He has a passion for therapy and making connections with others.As a therapist, Porter believes in authenticity and honesty. Because of this outlook, he is quick to build relationships with the people he works with, helping them feel secure in his office. He is nonjudgmental and caring and always works hard to demonstrate an unconditional positive regard towards his clients. He believes that people are already striving toward a better life, but often we get stuck. He works collaboratively with his clients to help them continue their progression.
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Tod Johnson, LCSW — Therapist
Tod Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 22 years of experience working with teenagers, adults, couples and families in a variety of clinical settings, including large corporate settings as well as small private practice settings. His strengths include treating anxiety, phobias, stress, PTSD, social anxiety/phobia, anger management, depression, and marital and family stress. As he works with his clients, he primarily focuses on cognitive/behavioral, neuro-linguistic programming, anxiety/stress/anger management, and mindfulness strategies to help them reach their full potential and peace of mind.
Rachelle Watts, CMHC–Therapist
Rachelle Watts is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of combined inpatient and outpatient counseling experience. She has worked in a variety of treatment settings including schools, chemical dependency treatment centers, and Outpatient Counseling Centers. Rachelle also facilitated and managed an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program at a local area treatment hospital for clients with co-occurring chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders. Additionally, she has worked for several years with LDS Family Services and as a Crisis Counselor at local area hospitals.
Rachelle knows life has its challenges, and she enjoys counseling with individuals and families who are striving to improve their personal lives and family relationships. She has an engaging and relaxed personality, which enables her to relate well with a variety of personality types.
Rachelle believes that people will benefit most from a multifaceted approach to solving problems. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapeutic techniques. She likes spending time outdoors, game nights, and watching movies with her husband and two children.
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Brent Wainwright, LCMHC — Therapist
Brent Wainwright received his Bachelors degree from the University of Utah and his Masters degree from Brigham Young University. He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He spent the first 14 years of his career specializing in the treatment of sexual abuse. Prior to his current workplace, he directed several offices for the Intermountain Specialized Abuse Treatment Center. He is currently practicing full-time as a counselor, and concurrently as an administrator for a social service agency where he has been employed since 1998.
His counseling approach focuses on instilling hope and clarity by helping individuals recognize their full self-worth through eliminating negative thought patterns, breaking self-defeating behavioral cycles, and empowering individuals to make healthy life choices. Brent also focuses on helping individuals develop effective communication and problem-solving skills.
Brent works with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and families.
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Nancy Pratt, ACMHC — Therapist
Nancy earned her Masters of Clinical Mental Health from Westminster College, where studies included a psychodynamic perspective as well as behavioral training. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.
In her own time, Nancy is a musician, teacher, and self-proclaimed Scrabble champion. She also speaks French fluently.
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Penny Bergeron, LCSW — Therapist
Penny Bergeron is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with children, teenagers, and adults in a variety of settings, including outpatient and residential treatment centers. She has worked with individuals and families struggling with drug addictions, as well as children, teenagers, and adults who have been sexually abused. In addition, she has worked extensively with teenage girls who suffer from depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, drug addiction, PTSD, and suicidal ideation.
Penny graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Women’s Studies. She continued her schooling at BYU, graduating with a Masters in Social Work. She uses Cognitive Therapy to help clients redirect their thinking patterns and works with her clients to help them discover answers to the challenges they are facing. She is friendly and understanding and enjoys making people feel comfortable in a therapeutic environment.
Penny enjoys water activities, being outside and playing games. She has been married for ten years and has two beautiful daughters.
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Alicia Bott, LCSW – Therapist
Alicia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping clients find healing by working with them to clear out ineffective behavioral patterns, internalized stories and beliefs, and by helping clients embrace what does work for them. She seeks to help clients tap into the power they have within themselves to change their lives for the better. Her clinical experience has taught her that people have their own answers, and her purpose as a therapist is to assist clients in unlocking these answers and using them to move their lives in a positive direction. In her work with clients, she will use research-based methods and tools to help them identify triggers for unhealthy behaviors, redirect thinking errors, and learn positive coping skills to enhance their well-being.
Alicia earned her Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah. She has worked with families, couples, individuals, and children in both residential and outpatient settings. Most recently, she has been assisting men and women dealing with substance abuse issues and helping them reach their goals of long-term sobriety.
Brandon Back, LMFT
Brandon received his Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and his Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science: Family Studies. He has worked with a diverse clientele over his years of clinical experience. Brandon is accepting and non-judgmental, which helps him build strong therapeutic relationships with his clients. He firmly believes that people need to feel loved, and he works collaboratively with his clients to help them achieve self-love and healing.
Brandon works primarily with adults and teenagers. His special areas of interest include helping people navigate anxiety and depression, as well as supporting family members impacted by addiction. He is especially interested in strengthening marriage/family relationships and feels very passionate about the strength that can be drawn from healthy relationships.
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