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The Team

Alycen graduated from Idaho State University with her Master's of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Throughout her career she has worked with a variety of children and adults, doing everything from swallowing to utilizing alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) to help her non-verbal clients communicate more effectively.  She works with individuals of all ages and functioning levels in a variety of settings. Alycen has a passion for helping people communicate and for educating clients and families.  

When she is not focused on creating the best special needs clinic in Utah, Alycen loves playing volleyball and doing woodworking. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Rob, and her family. 

Alycen DeCosta, M.S., CCC-SLP

      Clinical Director & Speech Language Pathologist

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Emily is originally from Orem, and now lives in Spanish Fork with her husband of 22 years and her 3 beautiful children. She likes to cook, read, and take her kids to their various trainings and tournaments. Emily is a pro when it comes to all things office management, and enjoys being around her co-workers. 

Emily Beattie
      Office Manager

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Shelby is from Santaquin, Utah and has lived there for 11 years with her husband and two little boys. She loves to be outdoors and tries to be outside as much as possible. 

Shelby Craig
        Billing Assistant 

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Tia loves Christmas and the color pink! She is super big on sweet treats and a massive animal lover! She enjoys taking walks and she tries to live in the moment everyday. 

Tia Castillo 
        Billing Assistant 

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Jessica enjoys offroading, ATVing, jetskiing, and camping. She also really likes Twilight. 

Jessica Manicia 
        Billing Assistant 

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Shaylee is from Blackfoot, Idaho. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from Brigham Young University- Idaho with a degree in Marriage and Family Studies. Shaylee loves the outdoors and spending time with family. She moved to Utah two years ago and loves going to BYU sporting events with her husband.

Shaylee Choules
      Clinical Care 
Coordinator

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Madison is originally form Bakersfield, California and she just moved here from Idaho. She goes by Maddie and loves to read, swim, listen to music and watch movies. Maddie is super excited to be here!

Madison Buck
       Office Assistant

Jone Lokahi Vuikadavu
     Mental Health Therapist

Lokahi is a husband and a father who values time with his beautiful wife, their beloved daughters, family, sports, learning and growing. A few quotes that he tries to adopt in his life is one shared by Henry Eyring “'I never met a man (woman/child) I couldn't learn something from"' and by Thomas S Monson “See others as they may become”. Lokahi knows that as fellow travelers in this journey of life, we all have potential, we all have something to contribute, we all have worth, and that has been his approach with the work that he does in the human service field and more importantly at home where he feels that it is important to invest our best efforts. He has been blessed with opportunities of life experiences; school opportunities where he attended BYUH for some time and then graduated from BYU Provo with a Bachelors in Family Studies including a Master’s in Social Work from UVU; work opportunities that have created environments to practice what he has learnt and to learn from others including the adoption of various interventions that he now uses to help those in need. Some of the interventions that he has used and also learnt are EMDR, concepts of CBT, DBT, ACT, strength-based focus, motivational interviewing, play therapy, Autplay therapy, sand tray therapy, attachment focused approach, solution focused, client centered, couples therapy, family therapy, group therapy. He recognizes that one of the most important things in therapy is to meet individuals where they are at and help be a guide, and support for them to where they want to go with the tools that they need. He considers the trust placed on him to help with that journey, a great blessing and a privilege. 

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Brittany Rich
     Mental Health Therapist

Brittany is a marriage and family therapist. She got her undergrad in Psychology at UVU and her graduate degree at Arizona State University. She is trained in the Gottman method and Emotionally Focused Therapy as well as a wide range of other methods of therapy. She loves to bake. If she wasn’t a therapist she would love to open her own bakery! She loves to watch movies with her husband and explore new places with her family.

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Ryan is from Nephi, UT and has always wanted to work with kids. He received a bachelor's degree in General Education with an emphasis in Psychology from Utah State University in 2016. He then went to Henderson, NV to complete a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy in 2019. Once graduated, Ryan worked in an acute care setting and eventually found his way into his preferred setting of pediatrics. Ryan has experience developing an occupational therapy program and worked with kids with autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, and autoimmune disorders. Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, playing music, designing t-shirts, and playing video games.

Ryan Elder 
      Occupational Therapist

LaRiah Albrecht, COTA
      Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

LaRiah grew up in New Mexico and Utah. She started her career with autism as an ABA therapist at Whole Child Therapy while completing her prerequisites for school. When (very sadly) moving on from WCT, she continued to gain almost 4 years of experience working with children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, and autism through job coaching, direct support, and managing a day program. She eventually graduated as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) from the OTA program at Salt Lake Community College and circled back to her roots at Whole Child Therapy. She is currently advancing her occupational therapy degree through a post-professional OTA program online while working at Whole Child Therapy and is completing courses that will expand her knowledge about working with her clients in OT. She loves her work as a COTA and loves building relationships with clients and their families. LaRiah is very passionate about advocating for neurodiversity and hopes to learn as much as she can from her coworkers, clients, and their families. In her free time, she loves to draw and paint for her art shop and see her family.

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Kenzie graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development in 2018. She went straight into her Master of Occupational Therapy program at Colorado State University and graduated in August of 2021. While attending school, Kenzie had the opportunity to work with children as a preschool teacher, camp counselor, in an after-school program, and more. She is passionate about supporting children and families and is so excited to start her career as an occupational therapist with Whole Child Therapy! In her free time, Kenzie loves to spend time with her family and friends, play games, explore the outdoors, read, and bake!

Mackenzie Brown, OTR
      Occupational Therapist

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Shauntel is from Bay Area California and moved to Utah to attend BYU where she received her Bachelors of Sciences. She then went back to school to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), graduating with her Associates Degree from Joyce University. During her COTA program, she was placed at Whole Child Therapy for fieldwork hours and loved it so much she jumped at the opportunity to come back and be a part of the amazing team here! She is passionate about helping children and families live fulfilling lives. When not at work she enjoys being outside, watching sports, baking, crafting and spending time with friends, her husband, and their three cats.

Shauntel Young
      Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

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Jackie grew up in Chicago, IL and recently moved to Utah from Michigan. Jackie graduated from Wayne State University with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2022. Her clinical experiences include internships in an outpatient hospital and two public schools. She loves working with children and helping them learn to communicate better. Jackie’s favorite activities include hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, camping, and traveling.

Jacqueline Schwartz, SLP
      Speech Language Pathologist

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Abbey grew up in Riverton Utah and attended the University of Utah for a Bachelor's degree in the Science of Communication Disorders and a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology. She has always known she would work with kids and started out as an RBT providing ABA therapy in Salt Lake. One of her passions is working with kids with severe and complex communication needs and she is a huge advocate for alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). The thing she loves most about being an SLP is the feeling that fills the room when a person feels like their communication is understood. Outside of work, Abbey loves spending time with her husband, nieces and nephews, and cat. She loves being outdoors, being around animals, and doing random arts and crafts.

Abbey Rasmussen, SLP
      Speech Language Pathologist

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Haley currently going to BYU, studying Communication Disorders with a plan to eventually go to graduate school to become an SLP. She loves to hike, visit National Parks, and play her guitar. Haley is passionate about ABA because it's a wonderful thing to come to work and be around coworkers and families that are all working towards improving the lives of children with Autism in whatever way they can.

Haley Matthews
      SLPA, Speech Technician

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Jessica is from Cache Valley, Utah and loves language, music, and the great outdoors. She completed her bachelors degree at Utah State University before receiving a master's in Communication Disorders from Brigham Young University. She is passionate about all things speech and loves working as an SLP!

Jessica Martin
      Speech Language Pathologist

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Tiffany grew up in Northeast Ohio and came out to Utah to attend college. She attended Snow
College and SUU, graduating in 2007 with her Bachelors in Early Childhood Development.
Tiffany enjoyed working with children with disabilities as a case manager and CNA until 2010.
She then worked with low income families in Utah County who relied on information she
provided about development and resources in order to better their situations. Tiffany attended
ASU and received her Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction in ABA in 2019. She
also became a BCBA and began working at Spectrum Academy in a 4-6th grade severe
classroom that same year. She earned her Utah SpEd teaching license, and after 5 years of
teaching, came to Whole Child Therapy in 2024. She resides in Spanish Fork with her husband
and 3 boys. She loves spending time with family and friends camping, playing with her dogs,
and joking and laughing with friends.

Tiffany Millar 
      Board Certified Behavioral Analyst, Director of ABA Services 

Landon Porter
      Board Certified Behavioral Analyst 

Landon is a newly certified BCBA. He loves the outdoors, sports, music, movies and video games. Landon has been married for seven years and him and his wife have a four year old son.  Landon graduated from Southern Utah University with his bachelors in since in 2019. He then wen to Arizona State University in 2022 with a masters in special education- applied behavior analysis. He's lived in many places around the world including South Africa and Ukraine, but Utah is his home. 

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Heather Delcamp
      Board Certified Behavioral Analyst 

Heather is originally from LA. She and her husband moved to Utah in 2020 after she finished her undergraduate degree in Virginia. Her first job out of college was working as an RBT and she has been an ABA fanatic since. She completed her master's degree through Ball State University. She loves all things Disney and she is a proud Swiftie. She has two dogs and a cute son. 

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Jessica is from Springville. She graduated from BYU in special edication. She worked at an elementary school for 3 years before deciding to pursue a Master's Degree. She loves spending time outdoors with her husband and 2 dogs. She enjoys trying new things such as crafts, sports and even raising chickens!

Jessica Anderson
Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

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Brinnley Christofferson is a graduate student in an ABA program through Pepperdine. She got her undergraduate at BYU. She loves to garden, play tennis. read, ride bikes and play with her dog. 

Brinnley Christofferson  
        Registered Behavior Technician/ BCBA 

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Nate loves ABA and helping the community with those services. He attended BUY to get his bachelors in SPED and is currently at BYU getting his masters in SPED. He's been married for two and half years and lives in Spanish Fork. He is an avid runner, rock climber, and he loves to collect old historic newspapers. 

Nate Medsker 
      Registered Behavior Technician/ BAIT

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Amy graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 2020. She returned to SUU in 2021 to pursue a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis in Non-profit Management and Leadership. Amy loves anything active! She threw discus for the SUU track and field team for 5 years. She is the youngest of 11 children, and LOVES spending time with her nieces and nephews. Amy's career goal is to pursue a BCBA, and work for Whole Child Therapy for the rest of her life!

Amy Pouliot
      Technician Team Lead, Registered Behavior Technician

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Sierra has been with Whole Child Therapy for 5 years. She grew up in Gilbert, Arizona and moved to Utah Valley for school. She loves teaching and problem solving. She has worked with kids with learning disabilities since high school and loves every minute of it. In her free time she loves to read and write and to spend time with her family. She plans to eventually go to school to become a BCBA.

Sierra Pratt
      Registered Behavior Technician

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 Lena is currently going to school at Utah Valley University majoring in Pre-Occupational Therapy. Some activities she enjoys doing are camping, fishing and spending time with her friends and family. Lena is also an identical twin! She is passionate about helping clients learn how to cope with behaviors and be more independent. Her plan is to continue her education and get a degree as an Occupational Therapist.

Lena Hill
      Registered Behavior Technician

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McKenzie grew up in small town Aurora, UT and moved up to Utah County to work at Whole Child Therapy. She recently graduated with her associates degree from Snow College down in Ephraim, UT and is hoping to go to Utah Valley University next fall majoring in ABA to continue this career path she is on. She enjoys being with family and friends, being in the great outdoors, traveling the country, and trying new hobbies. Kids bring her joy and love that she cannot find anywhere else! McKenzie loves seeing people change and becoming successful which is why she loves her job!

McKenzie Mason
      Registered Behavior Technician

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Sara is from Spanish Fork, Utah and currently attends BYU where she is studying to be a Child Life Specialist, obtaining her bachelor's degree in Family Studies with an emphasis in Human Development, as well as a minor in Psychology. She was part of the BYU Color Guard for the last four years, and has also spent the last four years teaching color guard at Maple Mountain High School. She really enjoys getting to be an RBT and is excited to continue getting to know and work with such wonderful kids! In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, watching shows, and hanging out with her friends and husband.

Sara Newman
      Registered Behavior Technician

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Edric is very happy to be a part of the Whole Child Therapy team! He has worked in various fields such as at restaurants, IT support, and construction, but has always been most interested in linguistics (English, Spanish, & Portuguese), the brain, and helping others! He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders through Utah State in hopes to become a Speech Language Pathologist. He most loves spending time with his lovely wife and beautiful daughter. Together they love doing just about anything, from outdoor games, sports and camping to indoor crafts, movie nights or reading a good book!

Edric Thorup 
      Behavior Technician

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Rebeca was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she is currently going to Utah Valley University for a degree in psychology. She hopes to further her education and become a bcba. Rebeca loves spending time with family and friends, she's very excited to be working with amazing kids and helping them succeed! 

Rebeca Cabrera     
Behavior Technician 

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Hannah is from Seattle, Washington. She attends BYU and is studying psychology. She is also a ballroom dancer. 

Hannah Mattson 
Behavior Technician 

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Kylie is from St. George, UT. She is currently studying psychology at UVU. 

Kylie Shepherd 
Behavior Technician 

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Brooke is currently attending BYU. She enjoys cooking and painting in her free time. 

Brooke Hall 
Behavior Technician 

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Lauralyn is a senior at UVU and will be graduating in the Spring of 2024 with her Bachlores in psychology. She has a deep love of the arts and plans to pursue drama therapy, she loves working with kids. She is super grateful to be apart of Whole Child Therapy. 

Lauralyn Malmstrom
Behavior Technician 

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Brookelle is the oldest of 10 kds from Yakima Wasington. She has worked as a Registered Behaviour Technician for the past 2 years and just graduatd with a degree in Communication Disorders. She loves music, being outside and makeing people smile! 

Brookelle LeFevre
Registered Behavior Technician 

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Morgan is twenty and she's from a small town called Stansbury Park. She loves animals mainly horses. She enjoys nature and learning about how things work. The brain and psychology has piqued her interest. Morgan hopes to become a therapist one day!  

Morgan Johnson 
Behavior Technician 

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Caitie is from St. George. She has seven siblings and fourteen nieces and nephews. She loves to hike, camp, and do anything outdoors. She is currently studying human development at BYU. 

 Caitie Utley
Behavior Technician 

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Joseph is currently a BYU-I Psychology student! He loves anything outdoors!

Joseph Kester 
Behavior Technician 

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Samantha is currently a student studying psychology. She loves to sing and play music. She has sung in many choirs. Samantha loves to paint and create new things. She is always up for a new adventure and challenge!

Samantha Solomon 
Behavior Technician 

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Nicole just graduated from BYU-I with her Bachelors in Health Psychology and she plans to go to Occupational Therapy School next year! She loves being outdoors and going razoring, boating, and playing pickleball. She loves working with kids and is excited to watch them grow!

Nicole Tueller 
Behavior Technician 

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Angelina is from Eager, Arizona but has lived here in Utah for the past year. She is currently studying Psychology at Arizona State online with the goal of getting a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. She loves going to the lake and spending time with family and friends. 

Angelina Pope 
Behavior Technician 

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Ella is from Reno, Nevada and moved to Spanish Fork several years ago. She has five sisters. She loves to read, paint and ice skate. 

Ella Hill 
Behavior Technician 

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Callie is currently a student at UVU, she is studying social work. She is also the girls lacrosse coach at her local high school. She speaks spanish and strives to work with the Spanish community to have more access to crucial resources. Callie loves children and is sure passionate about making a difference in her community. 

Calli McDermott 
Behavior Technician 

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Ashleigh is from Gilbert, Arizona. She attended BYU-I and studied Early Childhood/ Special Education and Child Development. Ashleigh has been in the working in ABA for 2 years and she loves it! Her goal is to one day become a child life specialist. 

Ashleigh Gunnell 
Behavior Technician 

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Addie is from Spanish Fork and currently lives in Salem. She is in school right now to be a COTA and wants to work in pediatrics. Addie has been married for a little over a year. She loves music, thrifting, movies, playing games and going to concerts. She loves to learn new things and is currently getting into archery.  

Addie Reynolds 
Behavior Technician 

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Valerie is from Beaver, UT. She just moved up here to Spanish Fork. She is currently going to school to get her Masters in Social Work. She loves to cook and spend time with her daughter. 

Valerie Pollmann 
Registered Behavior Technician 

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Alaina and her husband love to go on adventures. She is currently studying communication disorders at BYU and she is super excited for this new chapter! 

Alaina Dalton 
Behavior Technician 

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Bailey went to Snow College and was on their dance team, The Badgerettes. She plans on continuing her education to become a speech pathologist. 

Bailey Maughah 
Behavior Technician 

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Valeria goes to Utah Valley University, she is 19 years old. She loves to paint and play pickleball. Valeria is originally from Arizona and she hopes to move to Oregon one day. 

Valeria Montelongo 
Behavior Technician 

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Nathan is from Austin, Texas. He came up here to go to school at BYU, he is pursing a career in Mental Health Therapy. Nathan loves to play and watch Soccer, he also loves music and video games. 

Nathan Switzer 
Behavior Technician 

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Ellen is 23 years old and from NC. She just got married and graduated in Psychology from BYU in April 2023. She loves music, playing piano/clarinet, and doing anything inside or outdoors. 

Ellen Phillips 
Behavior Technician 

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Daisy is from Mesa, Arizona and is currently living in Provo attending BYU. She is majoring in Communication Disorders and is excited to become a speech language pathologist. She loves playing tennis, spending time with friends and family, and traveling. 

Daisy Driggs
Behavior Technician 

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