Holistic Elements Mental Health Therapy

Mental Health Therapists

Email TJTJGrow@holisticelementsmht.com


Clinical Director

TJ Grow, LCMHC (Clinical Mental Health Counselor) was inspired by a childhood therapist to be a counselor, so she could help people the way her therapist helped her.  TJ earned her Bachelor's degree at the University of Utah and her Master's degree at the University of Phoenix. Being a Mental Health Therapist is very purposeful and she enjoys getting to know and help each and ever one of her clients. 

 TJ created Holistic Elements, formerly known as Holistic Balance, in 2008, because she saw a need to interweave holistic elements with traditional therapeutic approaches to empower clients to be actively engaged in their mental health. She saw that people were relying on a doctor and a pill to "fix them", which left them dependent on another person to improve their overall well-being. Truth is mental health is impacted by several areas that people have control to improve. People have what they need within themselves to heal, they just need to be taught.  She has over 20 years of experience providing Mental Health Therapy. TJ aspires to have a well-rounded, "wrap-around" approach that treats the mind, body, and spirit. 

TJ Interweaves Evidence-Based Therapeutic Modalities like: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Ego States, etc. with holistic elements like: Meditation, Yoga, Essential Oils, Diet and more.  She educates people on research focused on mental health so that they are better equipped to reach optimal health and wellness. Clients of Holistic Elements become empowered with knowledge, which allows them to start managing their mental health by becoming actively engaged in it. 

TJ specializes in the treatment of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  She is deeply passionate about helping people heal those who have been violated or hurt in some way. TJ especially enjoys helping survivors of Human Trafficking and survivors of cults.  She is also well-versed in treating any kind of mood disorders. TJ helps people heal with love and patience.  She does a lot of Ego State work and Somatic therapeutic techniques. TJ loves her job, and she loves her clients. She also enjoys managing her amazing team of clinicians and her dynamic administrative team.

Ciara Carter, RBT

(soon to be BCBA)

Ciara Carter is a Registered Behavior Technician (R.B.T.) and will have her BCBA license in October.  Additionally, Ciara is working on getting a second Master's degree so she can be double licensed.  Ciara's training is advanced in treating  children, adolescents and adults with Pervasive Development Disorder, Autism, Asphergers and Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder.  She has a strong passion for helping people build essential life skills.  She believes that understanding one's actions in relation to their environment is the key to success.  She helps individuals with Autisms, ADHD and OCD thrive in their environment while developing strong skills and a successful outlook on life.  Her approach to therapy involves creating a comfortable and supportive environment that fosters growth and development while also keeping their health in center focus. 

Ciara accepts only private pay clients.  Her rate is $100./hour, which is a great rate for this advanced treatment.

When Ciara is not working, she enjoys spending time in nature.  She loves to run, ski, hike and explore new outdoor adventures.  Her appreciation for the beauty of nature is evident in her work, as she often incorporates nature-based therapies to help her clients find peace and balance in their lives.  Ciara will be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in September 2023.  

Melanie Turner, CSW

Melanie Turner is a Clinical Social Worker  (CSW).  She graduated with her Master of Social Work (MSW) from Appalachian State University in North Carolina with a cross-concentration between macro social work within communities and organizations and clinical social work, focusing on individuals and families. Melanie has had extensive experience working with trauma, domestic and interpersonal violence, LGBTQIA+, multicultural, and neurodivergent clients throughout her graduate internship as Graduate Assistant over the Appalachian State University Women’s Center and in her previous position as an Associate Field and Wilderness Therapist for adolescents. Melanie utilizes empowering, empathetic communication with strengths-based and client-centered interviewing approaches. She incorporates holistic, evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure Therapy, Individual Integrative Psychotherapy, and nutrition and exercise. Melanie works alongside clients throughout the creation and implementation of personalized treatment plans that offer structured interventions and assist to create a greater self-acceptance, promoting both immediate and long-term change. Melanie is not only an excellent therapist, but she is the trainer and auditor at Holistic Elements. 

Melanie grew up at the beaches and in the mountains of North Carolin.  Her love of nature has enhanced her life and she loves to share with others, every chance she gets.  Her love of family, friends, community, and animals (especially her dog, Lennon, and her cat, Ringo) keep her motivated and passionate throughout the ups and downs life throws her way. She loves traveling and exploring, but is just as content spending time in her local community and at home with her pets and loved on.

Lynn Pearson, LCMHC

Lynn Pearson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor.  He earned his Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix and received his Bachelor's degree in Social Work at Brigham Young University.  Lynn worked for the Division of Child and Family Services for several years.  He has been helping people and providing guidance for people who are struggling with very difficult things/situaitons.  Lynn enjoys connecting with people and working on things that are most important to them.  He is very passionate about being a therapist and finds it a privledge to help people along their path of growth.  Lynn enjoys working with people who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, expecially those survivors of Domestic Violence.  He loves to help people become their best selves.  Lynn uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and other Person Centered approaches to teach people how to think and behave in a more positive, adaptive way.  Lynn will be trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing by the end of this year.

In his spare time, Lynn enjoys reading, playing the guitar and spending time with family and friends.  He also enjoys everything there is to do in the outdoors. 

Douglas Hatch, CSW

Douglas Hatch is a Certified Social Worker (CSW). He received a Master's in Social Work from the University of Utah. He specializes in treating War Veterans.  Doug is experienced in treating people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Substance use and abuse related issues.  He is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.)   He is a strong advocate for women's rights and enjoys helping empower women. Douglas focuses on creating a safe, non judgmental environment to facilitate personal exploration and growth towards meeting needs and aspirations in life. He works in collaboration with clients to develop treatment approaches that respect each individual's desired therapeutic goals using evidence-based approaches such as:  Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. 

Rebecca Nay, LCSW

Rebecca Nay received her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Utah.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Rebecca enjoys working with adolescents and adults.  Rebecca is a Trauma-Informed therapist.  Rebecca is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, which is best practice for treating trauma (PTSD).   A bulk of  her clinical experience involves helping clients gain and maintain sobriety.  As an out and proud transgender woman, she brings a plethora of life experience into this field which has taught her how to connect with other human beings on a personal level so they can feel safe while working with her.  That feeling of safety is critical in order to help clients connect with their trauma so they can start healing.  You have to "feel it, to heal it" is one of her favorite mantras.  As a survivor of PTSD herself, she understands how trauma can impact lives on so many levels which fuels her passion for this work.  


Michelle Glover, CSW

Michelle is our child and adolsecent specialist. She has dedicated the past five years to working in the field of domestic violence, providing essential support to women and children who have survived domestic violence and sexual assault. Her primary focus has centered on working within the play therapy room at the domestic violence shelter and community library rooms for their clients in the community. Michelle possesses extensive experience in play therapy, and she recognizes its significance in enabling children to express themselves beyond traditional talk therapy methods. She takes pleasure in utilizing therapeutic games, art therapy, and creative tools like clay and playdough when working with kids. Michelle firmly believes that parents are integral members of the therapeutic team and actively encourages their involvement in the process.

Beyond her work, Michelle is a proud mom to a teenage daughter and the owner of three delightful cats: a massive male cat, a playful male kitten, and a charming middle-aged female cat. Their household shares a deep love for Halloween, and they dive into their Halloween adventures as soon as the first haunted house attraction opens, not stopping until Halloween is over. Ghost hunts, scary stories, spine-chilling shows—anything related to the supernatural captivates them. One of their ultimate bucket list goals is to venture to the East Coast for Halloween and experience the legendary Sleepy Hollow.

Michelle is thrilled to be part of the Holistic Elements team and eagerly anticipates the opportunity to collaborate with others!

Tomas Hernandez, CSW

Thomas (Tomas) Hernandez is a U.S. Army Service-Connected Veteran and 3rd generation military. He is a former non-commissioned officer and completed a primary leadership development course (PLDC). Tomas served seven years on active duty for the U.S. Army and spent one year in the National Guard. His philosophy is practicing person-centered care and somatic work when helping clients with substance use and mental health challenges. His primary focus is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, which differs from common talk therapy. 
He is currently a social worker, therapist, diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, certified nutrition coach, yoga teacher, yoga therapist, equine-assisted psychotherapist, sports performance coach, and personal trainer. He is working on getting his health coach certification with the American Council on Exercise. He was trained as a certified peer support specialist and was employed for eight years in various inpatient and outpatient settings in mental health and substance use as a CPSS. He recently completed Level 1 in Irest (Integrative Restoration) in August 2023 to heal PTSD. 

He is a former middle school, high school, and college coach for cross country, track, and field sports. He is also a former student-athlete for collegiate cross country, track, and field sports. As a high school teenager, one of his goals and dreams was to run into college. He loves sports psychology and enjoys working with athletes and clients in recovery. He has presented himself as a motivational speaker regarding his own life and discussed such topics as overcoming barriers of poverty, being homeless, and receiving mental health services. His experience has taught him it's okay to ask for help and that it is imperative. He has learned this from his recovery and struggles with mental health and homelessness. 

He led physical training classes, also known as (P.T.) while serving in the U.S. Army. His education includes his A.A. in general studies from Central Texas College, a B.A. in Sports Management with an emphasis on athletic coaching, fitness, and wellness, a minor in psychology from MidAmerica Nazarene University, and his master's in social work (MSW) from the University of Missouri of Kansas City. Outside of social work and helping others reach their goals in health and wellness, he enjoys reading books, cooking, exercising, being around horses, hiking, and doing yoga. He also enjoys board games, performing arts, listening to music, karaoke, Latin dancing, improv comedy, and concerts. In addition, he loves spending time with his family and friends, listening to podcasts, and hanging out with his miniature dachshund, Pancho.


Breeann Galvin, CSW

Breeann Galvin is a Certified Social Worker (CSW). She earned her bachelor's and master's in social work from the University of Utah and holds an associate degree in Sociology. Breeann’s love for helping others stems from her own experiences with social workers throughout her life. She is deeply passionate about walking alongside clients through their own trials and is honored to witness their resilience, bravery, and determination. She has specialized training in treating substance use disorders and enjoys working with those struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma as well as LGBTQIA+ and multicultural clients. She has worked in inpatient, partial-hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings over the past several years and enjoys being able to see clients make progress at various stages of their healing journey. 


She approaches her work from a person-in-environment perspective with the understanding that factors such as race, class, gender, and socioeconomic standing can profoundly impact the ways we see ourselves and the world. She is a believer that clients are the experts on their own lives and uses person centered approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Narrative Therapy to help them discover new insights and work toward their goals. 


In her free time, Breeann enjoys being around friends and family, playing with her dog (Hades), exploring the community, playing tabletop games, cooking, and reading.