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Rachelle graduated from Snow with an Associate of Fine Arts and continued her education at Utah State University. She worked for both Garfield County School District and then North Sanpete School District before returning to Snow College to work in the Wellness Center. Rachelle loves being back at Snow and working with the Wellness Team Advocates and our office staff. She welcomes all students to the office. "Whether you need to meet with a counselor or you just need somewhere to come and decompress, my goal is that each individual will always feel welcome."
Rachelle enjoys spending time with her husband and five children. Their family enjoys playing games, especially card games. If you spend time with their family, being a good sport with teasing and fun is a must. She enjoys camping, laughing, music, attending her childrens' sports or other activities, watching good movies and reading/listening to books.
Life philosophy is "I believe in the Power of YET. Life is not perfect. We all have a few things we wish were different. Some things we might have to accept, but by believing in ourselves and working hard, "Yet" is always there to give hope."
Allen Riggs is a state-licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors. Allen is the director of the Counseling and Wellness Center. He graduated with a bachelor of psychology degree from Utah State University and a Master’s degree in educational psychology from Northern Arizona University. Currently, Allen is nearing completion of a doctorate degree in psychology from Grand Canyon University. Prior to completing his bachelor's degree, Allen worked as a “Reach Peer Mentor”at Utah State University, igniting his passion for returning and working in higher education at some point. Prior to his return to higher education, Allen worked in public mental health, private practice, residential treatment, and two correctional facilities.
Allen enjoys working with college students because they are at a critical and fun time of their lives where a little counseling can often help them move forward rapidly, finding success and direction. He says, “It’s exciting to see the energy, enthusiasm, and self-discovery that college students bring to their counseling sessions.”
Allen is married and has three children (now adults), two grandkids, and three furry
kids. In fact, one of the furry kids is Remi, the Snow College Counseling and Wellness
Center therapy dog. Allen enjoys “the outdoors,” including ATVs, mountain biking,
and reading (a.k.a. audible).
Allen believes that each person has profound value and that discovering individual strengths often follows intense challenges and emotional upheaval. “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves” (Victor E. Frankl).
Yasmin Heywood is a licensed associate mental health counselor. She graduated from BYU-Hawaii in 1994 with a Bachelors in Social Work. Yasmin worked as a victim advocate on Oahu, at the Kaneohe Marine Base, where she also taught stress management, and anger management classes, and ran a women’s empowerment group. Yasmin received a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She began working at LDS Family Services, out of the Ephraim Institute, in 2009.
Yasmin is widowed, with 7 children, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. They are the light of her life. Yasmin enjoys nature, learning and people.
Yasmin was recently hired as a full time therapist at Snow College. She looks forward to being a resource for students to help them navigate difficult moments as they work to obtain their education. Yasmin believes Snow College students are much more powerful than they often realize, and is excited to work with this wonderful population.
Scott joined the Snow College Counseling and Wellness Center in September, 2017. He has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Hawaii since 2003 and in Utah since April, 2017. He received an Associate of Arts degree from Dixie College, a Bachelors of Social Work degree from BYU Hawaii and a Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana State University. Scottâ€™s work experience includes family violence, inpatient mental health, outpatient case management, sex offenders and private practice. He most recently spent about 16 years working in a residential treatment facility for troubled youth utilizing an ocean and land based wilderness adventure therapy model.
Scott is married and has five children. He loves learning the wisdom of various cultures and is really enjoying working with the students at Snow College. In his spare time, he likes doing a little woodworking and fixing broken stuff.
Life philosophy is "Saltwater heals".
Gena is a licensed clinical mental health counselor. She is a graduate of Snow College, received a B. A. in Psychology from Utah State University, and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Liberty University.
Gena’s clinical experience includes working in mental health, private practice, residential treatment, and college counseling. She has helped clients, who include children, adolescents and adults, to find healthy perceptions of themselves in an accepting, collaborative, and supportive environment in which to create an experience of change and success. Gena recognizes the importance of the connection between the physical body and inner mental and emotional states. She strives to help her clients regain a positive quality of life, as well as rebuild their strength and resiliency to face life’s challenges.
In her free time, Gena loves spending time with her husband and 4 sons. She enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, candle making, and all things creative.
She has been trained in a range of modalities and draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. Gena believes that regardless of where people are on their life’s journey, there is always room for growth and change. She has a passion for psychology and counseling and feels privileged about helping others to thrive.
Bryan is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He is a graduate of Snow College, received a B.S. degree is Family and Human Development from Utah State University, and a M.A. degree in Master of Counseling, Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix.
For the past 11 years, Bryan has been employed with the Dept. of Corrections as a Licensed Clinical Therapist working in a drug and alcohol program called HOPE. Bryan has enjoyed helping offenders with their substance abuse and mental health issues as they prepare to re-enter society and strive to be more successful in their live choices.
Bryan has also several years of experience employed as a contract therapist for both the DCFS and JJS systems. He has enjoyed helping adolescents and their families work through mental health, substance abuse, and trauma issues.
Bryan served 22 years in the Utah Army National Guard and was able to retire after serving 3 deployments. Bryan enjoys working with military veterans as well as others serving in public safety positions.
Bryan draws from a variety of treatment methods and experience to help serve those struggling with mental health and addictions in reaching their potential and overall happiness and satisfaction in life.
Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife and 5 children. Bryan enjoys spending time outside, hunting, fishing, and riding ATV’s.
Bryan believes that it is never too late to learn, grow, and change. He also believes that goals and ambitions in life can be achieved through hard work and support from others.
Jared received a Bachelors Degree in Political Philosophy from Brigham Young University. He received a Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Phoenix. Jared spent the first 8 years his career working with troubled youth in the foster care system. At the same time he worked with children with sexual abuse and trauma at the Children's Justice Center in Provo, Utah. Jared moved to Sanpete County to begin a treatment program at the Sanpete County Jail in 2013. He has been working at the Snow College Health and Wellness Center Since 2014. Jared enjoys giving presentations at Psychological conferences. He has presented at 8 different conferences with subjects ranging from treatment of abuse to post-materialist psychology. Jared also enjoys teaching adjunct psychology classes at Snow College.
Jared has been married for 16 years and has one daughter. Jared has more hobbies than he can handle. He enjoys music and currently plays the guitar in a prison band. He loves the outdoors. He mountain bikes and goes on as many backpacking trips with his dog "Rhino" as much as his wife will allow. He loves to cook, especially Italian and Mexican food. He also plays racquetball several times per week at the Snow Activities Center.
Some Favorite Quotes:
"When someone we have been blaming becomes real to us, we change. We become a person
who sees another person as real. We change from being accusing, guarded, and self
-absorbed to being open, self-forgetful, and welcoming."
-C. Terry Warner
"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call
"Kind is clear. Unclear is unkind."
"Even The most courageous among us only rarely has the courage for that which he really
You can reach Jared at 435.283.7136 or by email at email@example.com.