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QYS Clinical Services


2240 North Highway 89 STE C
Ogden, UT 84404

 
180 South 600 West 

Logan, UT 84321

140 South Main STE 1 & 2
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

©2019 BY QUALITY YOUTH SERVICES

Founded in 2007, Quality Youth Services holds contracts with the Department of Human Services and offers more than forty years' experience. Quality Youth Services' founders and owners, Rebecca Otsuka and Tami Paxton, work as evaluators and therapists alongside their employees. We emphasize heavily our passion for helping youth succeed. Becky and Tami discovered a need in Utah for excellent care in transition settings and developed our Transition to Adult Living (TAL) as an answer to that need. TAL programming is step-down care from boarding schools and other residential settings.

 

The need for excellent therapists is answered in our quality staff and in our acceptance of our youth and our clients.

 

Our team includes staff at three locations: Harrisville (our flagship location), Logan (QYS North), and Pleasant Grove (QYS South). Our treatment coordinators work closely with our staff, proctor parents, and clients as we help our clients transition out of our program.

ABOUT US

 
 

LOCATIONS

Extension Offices:

Quality Youth Services North Office

180 S. 600 W.

Logan, UT 84321

 

Quality Youth Services South Office

140 S. Main #1

Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

Headquarters:

Quality Youth Services

2240 North, HWY 89 #C

Harrisville, UT 84404

 

DAY ONE

Day One, a non-profit founded in 2015, is Quality Youth Services' sister organization. Through Day One, we support mental health services for high-risk youth and families. Operated out of our Harrisville Office, Day One provides services and donations to individuals, children, and families in need, without regard to race, religion, or background.

 

Day One strives to create a better world. Learn more and donate by visiting dayonecommunity.com.

Through The Maze, LLC is a digital mentoring company focused on building resilience skills for all. Created as an answer to the world's growing digital population, Through The Maze strives to connect mentors and mentees through our social platform. Learn more at throughthemaze.org.

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OUR STAFF

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

Rebecca Otsuka, LCSW

Director, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Harrisville, Logan, Pleasant Grove

Bio coming soon

 

Tami Paxton, LCSW

Clinical Director, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Harrisville, Logan, Pleasant Grove

Tami is one of the founders of Quality Youth Services and together with co-founder Becky Otsuka, works as an evaluator and therapist alongside with their employees. Tami has been a clinician since 2001 and received her Bachelor of Social Work from Weber State University and completed her Master of Social Work through the University of Denver.

 

Tami is also the practicum supervisor for Quality Youth Services, which means she oversees all the MSW hopefuls as they complete their training. Tami enjoys sparking the imagination of one human at a time.

 

For fun, Tami enjoys all things outdoors including hiking, biking, camping, paddle boarding, canoe, boating, and volunteering. She loves dogs but doesn't own any at the moment – she's too busy with Quality Youth Services.

Visit her listing on Psychology Today.

 

Certifications and Additional Credentials:

NOJOs (Network on Juveniles Offending Sexually)

Clinical Trauma Professional

Board member of Day One, [info about day one here]

Board member of NOJOS for the State of Utah

Co-Founder of Through the Maze, a digital mentoring program

Adjunct Lecturer at Utah State University

 

Katie Marchant

Office Manager, Quality Youth Services

Katie Marchant graduated Summa Cum Laude from Weber State University in 2014 with an emphasis in Technical Writing. She joined the Quality Youth Services team as their Office Manager in 2015. Katie is also the Executive Director of a nonprofit, Day One, which provides mental health and support services to under-served communities throughout Northern Utah. Katie is originally from Reno, NV, and enjoys the small-town feel of living and working in Ogden.

 

Charie Clark

Assistant Office Manager, Quality Youth Services

Bio coming soon

 

Camille Lots

Billing Manager, Quality Youth Services

Camille began working with private providers who hold contracts with the Department of Human Services in 2006. She joined the team at Quality Youth Services in October 2016 and has been managing their billing, payroll, and finances since then. Camille received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Administrative Systems with a Business Minor from Weber State University.

 

As a little girl, Camille would play "house" as little girls do, but she would also play "office." She loves office work, and she has been working in and managing offices since she was in high school.  Camille enjoys figuring out systems to help office tasks run smoothly. She can also organize just about anything.

 

Camille loves spending time with her husband, her son, and her daughter. She also enjoys travel, baking, eating out with family and friends, watching movies, taking her daughter to concerts, and spending time with her large, extended family.

 

TREATMENT COORDINATORS

 

James Clemesha

Treatment Coordinator, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Pleasant Grove

James has worked for Quality Youth Services since 2016. He is attending Utah Valley University and is working on a social work degree. His main goal with Quality Youth Services – and with life – is to help others reach their highest potential.

James and his wife have a boy named Calvin, who was born in 2018. James loves to spend time outdoors with his family and he also enjoys playing soccer.

 

Liz Corry

Outpatient Treatment Coordinator, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Harrisville

Bio coming soon

 

Jentrie Hales

Treatment Coordinator, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Logan

Jentrie began with Quality Youth Services in 2018 and works as a treatment coordinator where she enjoys the diverse work.

 

Jentrie graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and became a new mom in 2019. Her little boy is her obsession. Jentrie enjoys anything and everything outdoors and is ready to challenge anyone to a dance-off at any time. She is also passionate about food, especially sushi.

 

René Jones

Treatment Coordinator, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Harrisville

Bio coming soon

 

Patrice Lovato

Treatment Coordinator, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Harrisville

Bio coming soon

 

CLINICAL THERAPISTS

 

Jackie Coahran, CMHC

Therapist, Quality Youth Services

Practice Location: Harrisville

Jackie Coahran is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor who graduated from Weber State University in 2004, studying Criminal Justice. She then went on to get her master's from the University of Phoenix in 2012.

 

She has held various non-clinical positions as a Case Manager and Youth Tracker and has had 20 plus years in the field of Mental Health. She has worked in many different locations with many diverse populations, including the local community mental health center, local correctional facilities for both adults and youth, and in the public school system.

 

Jackie provides clinical services for adolescents and youth in custody of the Division of Child and Family and Juvenile Justice Services for the state of Utah. She also serves QYS's outpatient population. She has a passion for suicide prevention and helping clients to heal from trauma. She also works to help clients who suffer from any type of substance abuse.

 

She is married and lives in Davis County. Her hobbies are fitness, health, and napping.

 

Ciara Connors, LCSW

Therapist, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Logan, Harrisville

Ciara has been with Quality Youth Services since 2014 and likes working with any population. She often works with those who have experienced trauma, sexual offending, autism, and anxiety.

 

She serves on the board for Day One and participates in a homelessness coalition as well as other interagency coalitions in Logan. Ciara's past service includes participation with the Transforming Communities Initiative (through the Social Work Department at Utah State University). She frequently works with NOJOS clients (Network on Juveniles Offending Sexually) and is a board representative for Level 4.

 

Ciara occasionally teaches courses through Utah State University and enjoys ceramics, running, writing, snowboarding, and basically anything outdoors.

 

Tanja Grover, LCSW

Therapist, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Logan, Harrisville

Bio coming soon

 

Camille Hart, MSW, LCSW

Therapist, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Harrisville

Camille received her Bachelor of Family Studies from Weber State University and her Master of Social Work from Utah State University. Camille has been working in the field of human services since 2011. During that time, she developed an interest in providing therapy while working with adolescents in a residential treatment center.

Camille has been with QYS since 2016. During her Master of Social Work program, she worked as an intern with QYS and never left. She enjoys helping families and individuals learn how to connect, improve communication, develop healthy boundaries, and explore healthy coping skills. Much of her work involves assisting clients in learning skills to manage difficult emotions. Many of her clients have come to therapy struggling with self-harm, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, attachment issues, and a history of trauma. In her spare time, she loves to enjoy nature. Some of her favorite activities include kayaking, running, walking her dog, watching Hallmark movies, or reading a good book.

 

Amber Hellstrand, MSW, CSW

Therapist, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Harrisville

Amber Hellstrand, CSW, values the diversity and individuality of each person and recognizes the privilege it is to share in each unique story.  She has a love for people that have developed over time in working with diverse populations, with 10 years of experience in the human services field.  She has also had the opportunity to live internationally with her spouse and children, where she immersed herself in the culture, language, and traditions.  Amber has been working the last few years as a CSW and licensed School Social Worker in local secondary schools.  She has been counseling and supporting resource and special education students with diverse needs and abilities; helping students gain behavior support and coping, stress management, social and executive functioning skills to successfully navigate school and home life.  She has experience in crisis support, counseling, and therapy with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, family difficulties, trauma, and navigating the school and foster system. 

 

Amber has training and experience with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for teens (MBSR-t), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).  She loves to travel, spend time with her children, family, and friends, and loves to sit down with a good book when she is not working. 

 

Amber holds a Master of Social Work degree from Utah State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Utah.

 

Holly Larson, MSW, CSW

Therapist, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: 

Holly Larson is a Certified Social Worker and graduated with her Master of Social Work from Utah State University in 2018 and was subsequently hired with Quality Youth Services.

 

Holly provides clinical services for adolescents in youth in custody of the Division of Child and Family in the Department of Human Services or Department of Juvenile Justice Services for the state of Utah.

 

Holly serves on the board of Day One, a nonprofit agency that provides quality clinical care to the under-served populations of northern Utah.  Through Day One, Holly has been serving the community in the Utah County area by providing free support groups for individuals suffering from the negative effects of sexual betrayal.  Being personally affected by this specific type of trauma, Holly is very passionate about helping heal those traumatized through sexual betrayal.

 

Rebecca D. Miller, MSW, LCSW

Therapist, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Harrisville, Pleasant Grove

Rebecca Miller graduated with a Bachelor in Sociology from Ashford University and her Master of Social Work from Utah State University. She is licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah. Rebecca is recognized as a therapist with the Utah Network of Juveniles Offending Sexually (NOJOS). She has been working as a therapist since her internship in school in 2012.

 

Rebecca's past positions include a Research Assistant helping families receive Post Adoption Services, and as a therapist for at-risk youth in elementary schools and high schools. She worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA for two years in the Logan area. Rebecca specializes in addressing mental health concerns with adults and families using the Trauma-Informed Approach. She specializes in depression, anxiety, substance abuse, interpersonal relationships, grief, and loss.

 

Joe Salazar, LCSW

Therapist, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: 

Bio coming soon

 

Shae Schulthess, CSW, MSW

Therapist, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Harrisville, Logan

Shae is a mental health therapist at Quality Youth Services and enjoys working with diverse individuals and families as they navigate their mental well-being and accompanying challenges. She graduated from Utah State University with both a Bachelor and Master of Social Work degree and currently practices as a Certified Social Worker. She sees therapy as a collaboration between therapist and client, drawing heavily on the strength's clients possess as well as skills they can further develop to reach therapeutic goals.

 

INTERNS

 

Dustin Blakely

Intern, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: 

Bio coming soon

 

Grace Brodacz

Intern, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: 

Bio coming soon

 

Sean DeFreese, MSW Student

Intern, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Pleasant Grove

Sean DeFreese is currently an intern with Quality Youth Services and is completing his Master of Social Work at Utah Valley University.

 

Sean is a self-described tech guy and loves his gadgets – you could call him a "nerd," and he would not correct you. Sean loves to smoke . . . meat. :-) He purchased a new smoker the beginning of 2019 and has fully embraced the smoker's life. He regularly smokes whole chickens, ribs, pulled pork, and even burgers. His most recent project was a Brisket that he smoked for twelve hours. Secondarily, he recently purchased a mountain bike and uses it for a bit of exercise as well as fun. Well, he rides his bike if he's not smoking, that is.

 

Sean is interested in helping with and passionate to learn about addictions, habits, and brain plasticity (the ability to rewire your brain). Sean hopes to increase his knowledge and learn more things while he interns with QYS.

 

Justin Huven,  BSW Student

Intern, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Harrisville

Justin is an intern with Quality Youth Services. He is working on his Bachelor of Social Work at Weber State University. His goals are to help others help themselves and to work hard and play hard. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, any sport, and reading.

 

Sam Pond,  MSW Student

Intern, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Logan

Bio coming soon

 

Simone Y. Regan, MSW Student

Intern, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations: Logan

Simone has been active in the human service field since she was a teenager. She is an active Army veteran and lived all over the country. Simone loves learning and enjoys teaching herself new languages. Currently, she's working on Spanish and Russian.

 

When time allows, she loves to produce art, including charcoals, painting, and sculpting. Music keeps her heart beating, and she loves nearly all types of music. She loves to dance and sometimes dances with fire poi!

 

Simone is a mom and a grandmother, and she has two horses, a goat, six chickens, three dogs, three cats, and a fish!

 

Kimberly Smith

Intern, Quality Youth Services

Practice Locations:

Bio coming soon