Community Counseling Center
Joshua Bravo, LCSW
Joshua’s greatest reward as an affirming therapist is helping...Read More
... clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. He believes that we all need someone to talk with who will really listen andaccept us as we are, without judgment or criticism. He provides clients with that warm, nonjudgmental environment—a healing place to explore the issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want.
Joshua holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and he is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He uses a variety of approaches to assist clients depending on their individual needs. He is trained in Mind-Body Bridging, EMDR, QPR, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Therapy and psycho-education extensively.
His experience includes working with individuals working through divorce, separation and single-parenting, addictions, intimate partner violence, suicidal ideation, grief, gender dysphoria, and co-occurring mental health disorders, among other areas.
He is also known in the Q-community as a strong advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights; therefore, he has an affirmative, sex positive and queer friendly approach to treating our vast gender diverse population. Joshua regularly utilizes the WPATH Standards of Care when working with trans* and GNC identified individuals.
Joshua has been working with children, individuals, and families for over 17+ years. His strengths is in helping queer children, individuals and families who have experienced trauma; especially sexual abuse, childhood trauma, family violence, physical abuse and associated injuries. He utilizes play therapy when working with children. In addition, Joshua has worked with both offenders and survivors of intimate partner violence in various community mental health centers.
When he is not working with the LGBTQIA+ community, he enjoys spending time taking care of his home, 8 chickens, 2 fat cats and prefers to be out hiking then to be working in the garden.
Brandon Devlin is originally from Fort Collins, CO and has...Read More
... lived in Salt Lake City since 2015.
Brandon earned his Masters of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University in 2015.
With a passion for engaged learning and identity development, Brandon began working at the Utah Pride Center in April 2018 as the Volunteer Coordinator. He has transitioned into the Mental Health Client Coordinator and SOSA Group Coordinator roles in February 2020.
Brandon got involved with the SLC LGBTQIA+ Community as the chair of the Salt Lake Community College Pride Festival and Parade planning committee, a member of the SLCC LGBTQ+ Task Force, and served as an advisor for the Queer Student Association in 2015. This involvement directly led him to the Utah Pride Center and a career in the non-profit sector.
Brandon has three rescue cats with his partner, enjoys PC and board games, and loves exploring the natural beauty of Utah.
Michelle is a Certified Social Worker and earned her...Read More
... Master of Social Work degree and graduate certificate in Gender & Women's Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her undergraduate degree is in Political Science from St. Olaf College.
Michelle spent her first year as a social worker doing wilderness therapy in the West Desert in Utah. Michelle completed her clinical internship at the Transgender and Intersex Specialty Care Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where she worked with trans and gender nonconforming individuals starting their transition and those who were seeking medical interventions.
Michelle also completed an internship at the Leo A. Hoffmann Center, a residential treatment center for adolescent boys with problematic sexual behavior.
Michelle is a sex positive therapist who specializes in working with clients that identify as LGBTQIA+ and those with diverse sexualities, including kink and polyamory. She is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, yin and hatha yoga, and incorporates mindfulness and feminist therapy into her work with clients.
Savannah is a clinical intern working on receiving a...Read More
...master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah. She received a bachelor of social work degree from the University of Utah. Savannah most recently worked for DCFS as an in-home caseworker and child protective services worker. She also has experience working with youth as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters and as a co-director of the Teens’ Night Out Program at the Road Home. Savannah is passionate about working with LGBTQ+ youth and young adults and believes in the importance of affirming therapy. In her free time, Savannah enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and reading.
Tascha Carlucci is a clinical intern working on receiving her Masters in Social Work...Read More
... from Boise State University. She received her bachelors in Social Work from Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia. She was born and raised in Wiesbaden, Germany with brief living situations around the country of Germany and Spain. She moved to the United States in 2008. As a military dependent she has had great opportunities to backpack across Europe and experience other countries. Tascha moved to Utah from Nashville, Tennessee to work for Utah Community Action. She is the Homeless Services Coordinator for UCA and has been in that role for the last 3 years. Tascha has experience in working with therapeutic foster care, at-risk youth, active duty families, and homeless veterans/individuals and families. Tascha is looking forward to working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and affirming in their most authentic selves. She is a childless millennial Disney adult, who enjoys experiencing new things and playing tabletop board games. Tascha resides in Salt Lake City with her partner and 3 fur children.
Lane is a mental health therapist who believes in...Read More
... the inherent value and inner strength of each individual and strives to assist clients in finding the most success and personal satisfaction in all domains of life.
Lane earned a B.A. in Sociology with undergraduate certificates in Diversity and Criminology & Corrections. Lane has worked with University of Utah’s Center for Disability & Access since 2009 assisting students with disabilities, most recently as a Disability Advisor.
Lane has also served in various positions since 2006 within the Board of Directors of Crossroads Urban Center, a local non-profit food pantry and social justice agency, as well as held Board positions on the action group Make Hunger Visible since 2003.
Lane has served as a panelist educating on topics of disability, lgbtq+ identities and issues, and social justice centered on hunger, homelessness and other topics specific to reducing hardship and increasing the power of poor and low income individuals.
Sarah MacCombie is a licensed occupational therapist andRead More
associate clinical mental health counselor specializing in LGBTQIA2S+ health and wellness.
She received her counseling degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a focus on spiritual East-West psychology. She also specializes in gerontology and has been working in skilled nursing facilities for the past 8 years.
Her passion is supporting others in developing self-awareness, self-love and authentic relationships with self and others.
Heather Maggio is an intern and student at SLCC, working towardsRead More
becoming a social worker in the future. They are a pan/bisexual genderfluid person who understands the complexities of gender and sexual identities and how that can play on mental health. They are passionate about working toward an equitable and beneficial mental health partnership with people who need help from every walk of life. Heather believes in the power that people possess and helping them to find and cultivate it.
Annelise Murphy is an intern working towards a Masters...Read More
...Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bradley University. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Utah. She published a study on non-monogamy in the Journal of Social Psychology and Personality Science, looking at life satisfaction, sexual satisfaction, and quality of life in individuals who open up their primary relationships. She has lived in Utah her entire life and is familiar with the unique culture that can cause significant issues for both families and individuals.
Her areas of interest are in working with populations with anxiety, depression, non-normative relationships, gender identity, sexual identity, faith crisis/recovery from religion, sexual abuse, and grief/loss. She has experience with exposure/response therapy, CBT, and DBT. Her theoretical orientations lean towards feminist based, solution-focused therapies, with a focus on mindfulness and genuine self-expression. She is sex-positive and has personal experience with non-monogamy, gay and lesbian individuals, and non-binary individuals. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, partners, and children. She fosters cats and kittens through a local rescue and enjoys cooking, playing the cello, singing, traveling, gardening (but only tomatoes), and playing video games.
Jason is a Master’s student at Boise State University with an...Read More
...undergrad in psychology from the University of Utah. Jason has always been intrigued by the power of the mind and how it molds our perceptions and experiences. Jason’s entire college career has been mostly part-time while working and spending time with his growing family.
Jason was raised in a religious community and was influenced heavily by both positive and negative factors that can be found in many religious communities. For roughly 10 years, Jason worked in youth ministry for a local Methodist church and played music for several local churches around the greater Salt Lake Area. As time passed, Jason shifted his career focus to healthcare. He currently works in an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit helping adolescents adapt to life with varying mental illnesses. Jason finds fulfillment in this work and has always appreciated the privilege of intersecting with others during vulnerable seasons in their lives.
Jason’s background with the LGBTQ community has been varied. He was raised in a family where homosexuality was present. Jason has also had several friendships with those in the LGBTQ community and has appreciated the perspective and diversity they have guided him with. Jason recently played with one of the live bands during the 2019 PRIDE festival and loved every second. Jason attempts to search honestly and openly about what advocacy truly means to anyone within the LGBTQ+ community..
Jason chose to begin his internship at the UPC because he is excited to understand those who are often misunderstood. He feels that empathy and connection are powerful precursors toward friendship and growth. There have been many people in Jason’s life that openly embraced him during challenging seasons of doubt, aimlessness, and uncertainty. He feels honored to use his skillsets as an aspiring social worker to provide the same level of acceptance, openness, and care that he has received..
Jason describes himself as a “pretty simple guy”. “If you come up to me talking about sports, a delicious recipe, or a quote that was meaningful to you, you will probably have a lifelong friend”. Jason lives in the Salt Lake Valley with his wife (Sam), two sons (Henry/Elias), and two dogs (Bruce/Titus). On days that he is not working (which is rare), he can be found in his workshop building a table, bed frame, or vanity. He is passionate about woodworking and loves the chance to get outside and try to build something for someone. As a grad student, Jason has a quote that has become a mantra. “Nearly anything can be fixed by just unplugging it for 15 seconds…even you”.
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