Toddlers & Young Children

Toddlers playingParents bring their children to us for assessment, diagnosis, and follow-up treatment. We offer psychological testing to determine developmental and intellectual functioning as well as assessment for Autism, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and learning problems. Parents often struggle with their children’s temper tantrums, sleeping problems, or toileting and eating issues. We assist parents in learning parenting strategies and behavior management techniques that help them gain control and feel confident in their parenting abilities. Our therapists are also skilled in working with children who have experienced abuse or other trauma. Adoption issues and Reactive Attachment Disorder is another area of expertise and helping families navigate the difficult road of helping children to heal. We are known for our skill in working with complex children who have a host of issues including genetic disorders, developmental delays, Autism, and severe behavioral issues. Several of our therapists are crossed trained as behaviorists so are particularly skilled in behavior management and handle issues from setting up home behavior management plans to dealing with more severe and difficult behaviors including self injury, aggression, toileting problems, and a host of other issues.


AdolescentsParents bring their teenagers to us because of acting out behaviors such as defiance, drugs and alcohol, promiscuity, videogame addictions, pornography; or adjustment issues such as sexual identity, school problems, and peer pressure, or psychiatric issues such as bipolar issues, psychotic disorders, depression, and anxiety. We offer individual and family therapy to address these issues as well as assessment of psychiatric disorders. We work in a collaborative effort to bridge the communication gap between parents and their teens. Teens are trying to break away and establish their own identities while parents struggle to maintain control.  With a therapist’s guidance, teens and parents can learn to work together to meet both their needs.


Adults come to us to help them through a crisis such as divorce, death of a family member, loss of a job or to address issues from childhood, inner struggles or ongoing mental health issues. We have expertise in treating general psychiatric conditions as well as dealing with past traumas, pornography and other addictions, marital and family issues. We also provide psychological testing An African-American couplefor diagnosis of underlying conditions. Unique to Summit Community Counseling is our expertise in working with adults with developmental disabilities, offering needed supports to help guide these individuals and their caregivers.

Couples & Families

Families have unique relationships, and come to us to help develop better relationships, communication, and understanding between each other. It may be incident specific, such as a need for counseling during a divorce or the approaching death of a family member.  Alternatively, couples and family counseling can also address the needs of the family when one or more family member suffers from a mental or physical illness that alters his or her behavior in maladaptive ways.

Geriatric Services

Older adults come to us because of the unique set of challenges both physically and emotionally that the aging process brings. This group often struggles with multiple losses, such as losing a spouse or friends, as well as losing their own physical and sometimes mental capacities. We help older adults find meaning and support through the aging process, which can help them improve the quality of their life.

A geriatric couple

Spanish-Speaking Services

A happy familyWe have Spanish speaking therapists who can help teenage and adult individuals feel comfortable speaking in their native language. Being able to be understood and communicate openly in one's native tongue is essential in therapy to bring about change.

LDS Services

We have several therapists who provide faith-based counseling and are knowledgeable in working with members of the LDS church, and are sensitive to the unique needs of church members. We accept ward/bishop pay to make your payment arrangements even easier.

LGBTQ Services

A lesbian couple & babyWe have therapists who are sensitive to the needs of the LGBTQ community. We can help with a variety of issues from sexual orientation issues and how to talk to family members about an individual's sexual orientation to working on couples issues and general mental health issues. We understand the cultural issues specific to our state and how that impacts the gay community.




Additional Services

Dialectic Behavior Therapy Services

Summit has started an adult DBT Skills Group. To get more information, please contact Brian Cherry at or 801.266.2485.

Respite Services

For individuals with Optum Medicaid, we provide respite services to allow parents time away from their children. Our well trained staff provide fun activities in the home or out in the community to give parents a needed break to take care of themselves or their other family members. We meet with the parents to learn about their children so that we can tailor our activities to their interests.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

For individuals with Optum Medicaid, we provide skills training and rehabilitative services to allow the client increased independence and ability to function in daily living. We set treatment goals designed to improve daily functioning and provide close monitoring of these services. When paired with individual mental health services, we can provide intensive services to enhance the recovery process.

Medication Management

Our Partner, Dr. Laura Croft Maw, works with all ages providing medication management for a variety of mental health issues. She works closely with patients, therapists and caregivers to make appropriate clinical decisions regarding medications. To set up an appointment, please contact us by calling us at 801.266.2485.


Our Therapists

Karen MalmAndrew AlderKayla AtkinBrian CherryMaxwell DahmenMeghan ElkinsAmy FellerLeah HuhnkeDouglas HustonJacky McAlisterClare RakowskiRachel RamosRebecca RudaMichelle SandersTamatha SmithKim SolomonKristina TalbertMarilee TuifuaNicole WhartonPaul WoolfAndrea Young

Contact Us

Billing Office: 1743 West 6200 South Suite 2
Taylorsville, UT 84129
   Main Office: 5689 S. Redwood Road  Suite 27
Taylorsville, UT 84123
   Orem: 359 E. 1200 S.
Orem, UT 84058
   Park City: 1910 Prospector Ave Suite 201A
Park City, UT 84060
   Heber: 150 N. Main Street Suite 204 #6
Heber, UT 84032

Summit Community Counseling, Marriage, Family, Child, Individual Counselors, Taylorsville, UT