Richard Moody - also known as Doc - received a Masters Degree in Counseling and Physiological Psychology and a Ph.D. in in Clinical Psychology from Utah State University. Specializing in the assessment and treatment of adults and adolescents, Doc has been instrumental in establishing three residential youth treatment programs in Utah. His work at TurningLeaf focuses on depression, anxiety, and addictions recovery. He has developed four intensive emotional growth seminars, numerous workshops, and has been a featured keynote speaker around the country. Doc is also available for jury selection consultations, psychological evaluations, group counseling, and individual counseling. Contact him here to set up an appointment or visit our Mental Health Department to learn more information on the services he and others can provide. You can follow Richard by becoming a fan of his Facebook page.
Prior to co-founding TurningLeaf Wellness Center in 2005, Dr. Moody's career accomplishments encompassed working with the Department of Corrections in Southern Utah, the Board of Pardons, Fifth District Adult and Juvenile Courts, more than two decades of private practice, a two-year LDS Mission, and seven years with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). His professional achievements include:
Doc keeps active by playing racquetball, hunting, working in his yard growing fruit trees, and spending time with his wife of 43 years, their 6 children, and 22 grandchildren.
Sue's dedication to treating individuals with substance abuse issues spans more than two decades. She works to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where effective treatment helps individuals break the addiction cycle, and helps to educate families and loved ones offering hope to everyone involved.
Involved in administration, treatment review, and direct treatment for addiction recovery in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Sue has worked on college campuses in education and prevention, taught at the college level in the addictions field, completed specialized training in dual diagnosis and mood disorders, pain and stress management, and holistic health.
Sue holds a Masters degree in Social Sciences from Utah State University. Her certifications include:
Sue's belief in Holistic and alternative health led her to train with well-known Jon Kabat-Zinn, founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center.
Reflecting on gratitude, Sue is reminded how her family is a great source of light and support in her life. This light shines from her parents, three sisters, two brothers, two daughters, two sons, and nine grandchildren, who all light up her life. She hopes we all learn to recognize our own light, recognize those who are 'lights' in our lives, and share our light with others. Contact Sue here to set an appointment or visit the Substance Abuse Department to learn more about the services TurningLeaf can provide. You can follow Sue by becoming a fan of hers Facebook page.
Krista earned her Master of Social Work degree from University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has been working in the mental health and addictions field for the past 14 years. Krista works to create a safe, non-judgmental environment that allows issues to be discussed and healed while skills are developed. She is a solution-focused therapist, utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions for positive outcomes. Through her holistic approach to treatment, Krista helps individuals identify areas they would like to heal, and identify growth they would like to experience in their lives. As part of the growth and healing process, Krista seeks to help people create balance in their lives as a catalyst for success, growth and healing. Contact Krista here to set up an appointment or to learn more about the services she can provide, visit our Mental Health Department or Substance Abuse Department. She can accept a variety of insurances and is taking new clients.
Krista moved to St. George, Utah because she is an outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys most outdoor activities, especially hiking in the red rocks with her dogs. Krista has been intrigued with health and wellness concepts throughout her life. She is interested in the connection between health, wellness, self-confidence and a balanced life. She enjoys cooking and eating excellent food, talking with friends, reading, pottery and a good laugh.
Since 1987 Clint has been helping others improve their lives through counseling and personal growth. Following his undergraduate studies in Business Management at the University of Phoenix, he continued on to earn an M.S. degree in mental health counseling. After previous positions at Sunhawk Academy and Red Rock Canyon School, Clint combined his interest in helping others with being out doors and worked as program director for the wilderness therapy program at Red Rock Ranch Academy.
In addition to specializing in family violence issues at TurningLeaf, Clint also works at the Doctors' Volunteer Clinic in St. George where he treats a wide variety of mental health issues.
Married since 1995, Clint and his wife have five children and enjoy skiing, boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, and pretty much anything that can be done outdoors or with a ball. His future goals include completing a Ph.D. and expanding his practice at TurningLeaf. Contact Clint here to set an appointment or to learn more about the services he can provide, visit our Mental Health Department.
Kevin has dedicated years to the development and counseling of adolescents. Graduating from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor and two Masters Degrees, Kevin has offered his wisdom and services to several residential treatment centers around Utah, including the Kolob Canyon Residential Treatment Center, Diamond Ranch Academy and Turn About Ranch.
Kevin's ability to express compassion and empathy with clients while maintaining appropriate boundaries has allowed him to develop a keen awareness of the challenges that local adolescents face. During his time with TurningLeaf Wellness Center, Kevin has been instrumental in connecting with his clients and showing them what it means to overcome obstacles. Contact Kevin here to set an appointment or to learn more about the services he can offer, visit our Mental Health Department or Substance Abuse Department.
Kevin is a comedian at heart and spends his free time reading, working out, and talking to his car, computer, and various kitchen appliances. He also enjoys spending time with his son Sterling, daughter Jenica and his 4 grand critters.
Tasha has set out on a lifelong quest to help people. She started this quest by achieving a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Southern Utah University and a Masters degree in Social Work from Tulane University. She worked over 3,000 hours of supervised practice to obtain her license and pass the ASWB (Association of Social Work Board) exam. As a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Tasha's passion in life is to see her clients grow, shift, and become their true selves.
Before joining Turning Leaf Wellness Center in April 2011, she worked as a therapist for the federal VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) Grant, specifically with victims of violent crime, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Tasha also spent time working with inner city victims of violence in New Orleans, LA and as a hospital Social Worker.
Tasha's education and professional career have taken her to places such as New Orleans, Louisiana, Hershey, Pennsylvania and Logan, UT. She and her husband were thrilled to find an opportunity to move to Utah's Dixie. Tasha is accepting new clients. Contact her here to set an appointment or to learn more about the services she can provide, visit our Mental Health Department. When not working, you will find Tasha spending time with her family which includes two daughters.
Ally is an energetic, vibrant addition to our team. Ally has worked extensively with individuals suffering from behavioral and mental health issues. She has a unique and innovative approach to helping others realize their potential to live full and meaningful lives. Originally from Herndon, Virginia, she finds Southern Utah, and all it has to offer recreationally, an endless playground of outdoor activities. She is a cowgirl at heart, and enjoys trail riding every chance she gets. Ally is passionate about giving service, and has worked since she was a young girl with multiple non-profit organizations to help build and grow strong community ties. She has a three-year old daughter and is currently working to complete her Master of Social Work at the University of Utah.
Ally became certified through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association in 2008. She works as an equine specialist and Director of Operations at Stable Environment Equine Therapy. Ally has a passion for facilitating equine assisted group and individual sessions and is an advocate for experiential therapy among the chemically dependent and addicted populations.