Here at Alpine Center we are committed to the belief that:
LCSW Clinical Director
Tracy completed his Bachelors degree in Psychology at the University of Utah Cum Laude then returned to his clinical studies with a Masters in Social Work degree in 1986. Tracy has a rich experience background working in chemical dependency, and dual diagnosis clinical settings with both adolescents and adults. He has designed and directed several programs throughout the last twenty four years in the Salt Lake area. He has also maintained a private practice in the area for twenty three years specializing in addiction and dual diagnosis issues in families. Tracy is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah teaching group psychotherapy with addiction populations.
LSAC, Admissions Director
Debra is a graduate of the University of Utah's Drug and Alcohol Program. Debra works with communities to provide education and assistance to help struggling adolescents and their families. She is dedicated to helping families cope with the trials and tribulations that occur with adolescents in crisis situations.
LCSW Child and Adolescent Director
Kate has been working with both children and adults for the past 12 years in a variety of settings. She specializes in working with children and adolescents including preschool age children. In addition to private practice work, she has worked in residential treatment programs and pediatric outpatient clinics. Her areas of specialty include; substance abuse treatment, attachment disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorder traits, and working with families.
Wendy Seeley LCSW completed her BA in Political Science and her Masters of Social Work through the University of Utah. Some of the populations she has work with range from: Utah State Prison, District Attorneys special victims unit, Clinical Director of a Behavioral Unit at Benchmark Hospital, Clinical Director of the House of Hope, Mental Health and Substance abuse therapist at Highland Ridge Hospital and many years as a hospital social worker at Jordan Valley and Pioneer Valley Hospitals. She has a long career with mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Amber completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Colorado State University and earned a Master’s degree in Counseling in 2009. Amber has seven years of experience working with substance abuse and mental health with adolescents and adults. She has lead community assistance programs, educational programs, and has experience working in crisis situations. Amber was born and raised in Utah. She has resided for the last ten years in Colorado. Amber has just returned home from her studies and travels abroad to Spain so that she can be closer to her family and friends.
Heather has been with Alpine Center for 3 years as office manager. Heather will assist you with any questions regarding billing, insurance and scheduling.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University in 1988. Played football at BYU for 2 years and wrestled at BYU for 4 years. Was an Academic All-American Wrestler at BYU in 1995. Majored in Sports Medicine with a minor in Spanish. Graduated BYU as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Attended medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Completed Family Medicine residency at St. Marks Family Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2004. Completed a 2 year Fellowship in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute in 2006. Is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Current president of the Utah Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Team physician for West Jordan High School. Married with 2 boys, wife is from Argentina. Fluent in Spanish. Loves to play golf and to watch sons play football, wrestling, and baseball. Enjoys movies and music, especially 80’s heavy metal and rap.
Michael Desjardin is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He completed his education at the University of Utah and has extensive experience providing psychiatric care in multiple settings including inpatient and outpatient. He has worked for inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment centers providing medical health screenings, psychiatric evaluations, detoxification services, and medication management for clients struggling with a variety of mental health conditions. He is licensed to prescribe psychiatric medications and specializes in treatment of depression, anxiety and the full spectrum of mental health conditions including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Michael understands the special needs of clients’ struggling with addictions. He also splits part of his time working in neuroscience research at the University of Utah. In this role, he currently functions as a co-investigator in several research studies of the brain. As a result, his knowledge about the brain and evidenced-based treatments is always growing, bringing a unique perspective & service to the Alpine Team. Michael has the experience and certification to work with all age groups from child through older-adulthood.
Dr. Williams was raise an Army brat and went to college at West Point. After graduating he spent seven years as an Army Officer serving in Somalia and Savannah GA. Following his time in the Army he attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago and moved to Utah in 2004 to fulfill his dream of living and working in the mountains. Dr. Williams comes to Alpine after working for 11 years in the field of Emergency Medicine. While practicing in the ER Dr. Williams developed an interest in addiction medicine and has spent the last two years learning about addiction and its treatment. He is excited to be able to put his knowledge into practice at Alpine Center.
Stacey began his mental health career in 1989 working in recreational therapy. He graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in history. Stacey then completed studies in therapeutic recreation at the University of Utah, earning his license as a therapeutic recreation specialist (TRS) in 1995. In 2001 Stacey earned certification as a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). Stacey returned to school at the University of Utah substance abuse counseling program in 2005-2006 and earned his license as a substance abuse counselor in 2006. He is now an advanced substance use disorder counselor (ASUDC). Stacey has been married for more than thirty years, has five children and two grand-daughters. He enjoys the great outdoors of Utah, hiking, biking and rock climbing. Stacey also enjoys traveling with his beautiful wife. Stacey brings passion, intelligence, and creativity to his work as a counselor.
Burton is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who has been working in mental health in Utah since 1997. He pursued education from the University of Utah including completion of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Training Program through the Graduate School of Social Work, a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology. He also completed advanced training and obtained a Certificate in the field of Process-Oriented Psychology through the Process Work Institute of Oregon. Prior to coming to Alpine his work experiences included two years working a crisis hotline at Highland Ridge Hospital, four years in acute care psychiatric work at the University of Utah Medical Center and ten years as a primary counselor and therapist providing substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment at the Cirque Lodge in Sundance Utah; working with individuals, groups, couples and families. He has been a member of the American Counseling Association since 2003. Burton's a free spirit with a calm presence and an intuitive sense for dreaming. Areas of interest include: exploring the inner healing process in the relationship with Self and development across the life span toward wholeness, integrating disturbing moods and experiences, working with altered states and addictions, process-oriented meditation and the transformation of consciousness, dream metaphors and spiritual experiences, and also creating more understanding, flow and meaning in relationships. Burton loves his family and friends as well as enjoying solitude and silence and finds deep connection with the Stillness of the Mountains here in Utah as well as with the dynamic power of the Oregon Coast.