Garyn Gulbranson, Psy.D.
Dr. Garyn Gulbranson is the current Director of the Utah Tech University Booth Wellness Center, joining the team in 2020. He earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Pacific University School of Professional Psychology and completed his doctoral internship at the University of Kansas Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Gulbranson completed an additional post-doctoral year at Colorado State University’s Health Network, including post-hospitalization specialty services. Most recently Dr. Gulbranson worked as staff psychologist and as the Group Coordinator at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Gulbranson is passionate supervisor, educator and psychologist who works from a number of different treatment modalities including Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and group therapies.
Jamy Dahle, LCSW
Assistant Director Health Education and Prevention
Jamy joined the UT Health & Counseling Staff in 2017. She graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2006 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Jamy has worked in outpatient treatment settings for the past seven years in both direct practice, administration, and outreach. She worked as a Therapist and Clinical Director for the Bear River Health Department with an emphasis on substance use disorders. She has also worked in private practice providing treatment to victims of abuse and trauma. Prior to becoming a therapist she worked in the Judicial System with at-risk youth. Jamy provides individual, couples/family, and group therapy. She has received specialized training for trauma and substance abuse issues. Her therapy models are brief intervention, solution focused and she is a certified QPR and Prime For Life Trainer, as well as certified for MRT. Jamy is excited to join UT as she was a previously a student here herself! She and her family are looking forward to all the fun adventures Southern Utah brings.
Staci Steed, MS, APRN
Staci graduated from Frontier Nursing University in 2014, and started her career as a Family Nurse Practitioner in an urgent care setting in Nevada. After a move back home to southern Utah, she happily accepted a position at the UT Booth Wellness Center. She strives to continually learn and grow throughout her career and life in general. Outside of the clinic, she finds joy in family time, being outdoors, and being physically active.
Callie Peacock, RN
Callie has worked as a registered nurse at the BWC for 5 years and has previously worked in urgent, outpatient, and critical care settings for ten years.
Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her eternal companion of 12 years, two angel children and spending time outdoors.
Front Desk Receptionist
Alexia is part of the front desk staff team at the Booth Wellness Center. She’s from Jamaica and moved stateside when she was 15 years old and became a US citizen over 20 years ago. She earned a business certificate in Word Processing from Drake Business School and went on to earn an Associates Degree in Computer Science from Fordham University in New York City. She has been married to her eternal companion for 23 years and has three beautiful angels. Alexia is a people-person and strives to please. Her favorite quote is, “Success to me is being a good person, treating people well,” by David Lachaoelle.
Front Desk Receptionist
Tracy joined the UT Booth Wellness Center as a Front Desk Receptionist in January 2020.
She is a native of St. George, attended Dixie College and has
spent most her career in the insurance industry.
She loves spending time with her three grandchildren and
supporting the UT Softball team where her husband
is an assistant coach. She’s gone from being a Rebel to a
TrailBlazer and is excited to be involved with such a great
Jenny Lee, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist-Group Coordinator
Jenny has her doctorate in clinical psychology at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. She joined the Booth Wellness Center as a Staff Psychologist this year and does both individual and group therapy as well as outreach. Prior to working at the BWC, Jenny worked as a clinician in training in a variety of settings, including university counseling centers, community mental health clinic, and private practice. Jenny’s research interests are in video game use and problematic gaming, and she hopes to continue research in this field following her internship year.
Janel Hilstrom, MN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Janel Hillstrom is an experienced, dual-certified Psychiatric and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has over 15 years of experience in working with people of all ages. She began her career in 2007 after graduating from Washington State University. She later completed a Post-Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. She has compassion and motivation to help individuals overcome mental illnesses that often manifest during the college years. She aspires to bring hope and promote recovery from mental and emotional health challenges. Janel feels honored to serve in this capacity. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her husband, children and miniature schnauzer, Hershey.
Morgan Condie, Ph.D.
Morgan has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology with a minor in applied statistics and research methods at the University of Northern Colorado. He is working primarily as an individual therapist. Prior, Morgan has worked with a variety of different populations but specializes in trauma, LQBTQ+ issues, supervision, substance use, anxiety, and depression. Morgan’s research interests include areas related to self-care, resilience, trauma, multiculturism, outcomes in therapy and supervision, and other areas. Primarily, Morgan works from the theoretical perspectives of Constructivism and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Jill joined the Booth Wellness Center team in January of 2021. While not a native of St. George, she has lived here for over 15 years and considers it home. She graduated from BYU-Idaho with her bachelor’s degree and has worked in both the health and mental health industry. She loves being a part of the Trailblazer family.
Brandon Christensen, LCSW
Brandon Christensen is a new member of the Booth Wellness Team starting in Fall Semester 2022. A proud graduate of both Brigham Young University (B.S. in Psychology, 1995) as well as the University of Utah (Master’s in Social Work, 1999), Brandon is excited to join Trailblazer Nation. A strong believer in Mind/Body connection, Brandon sees tools like Yoga, Meditation, and Health and Wellness as critical parts of a person’s life. As a therapist, Brandon has a strong belief that each person inherently possesses the solutions to their own problems. Through supportive listening, an absence of negative judgment, and encouragement, Brandon is eager to be a partner in healthy change and good coping for students at UTU.
Morgan is a Doctoral Intern in counseling psychology at the Booth Wellness Center. She works primarily as an individual and group therapist and has prior experience in working with clients in private practice and university counseling center settings. Morgan has worked with a variety of different populations and specializes in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, family of origin concerns, multicultural issues, LGBTQ+ concerns, relational concerns, and spiritual concerns. Morgan’s research interests include mentorship and supervision, developmental disorders, group psychotherapy, trauma-informed psychotherapy, and assessment. Her therapy approach is grounded in relational theory and includes elements of cognitive-behavior therapy, client-centered therapy, and mindfulness oriented treatments.
Carla Weaver, MS, FNP
Family Nurse Practicioner
Carla Weaver is a Family Nurse Practitioner who joined the Booth Wellness Center in 2014. She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2008 from the University of Utah. She has worked Urgent Care, Burn Trauma ICU, Burn Outpatient Clinic and with the Foot and Ankle Institute. She loves working with the UT students educating on how to better improve health and wellness. Outside of the clinic Carla spends her time with her husband and 4 kids embracing all the adventures that they get themselves into.