Community Counseling Center Staff
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.
Erin Davies (she-her-hers) is from Logan, Utah. There she...Read More
...achieved degrees from Utah State University in Psychology and Sociology.
Erin spent two years working for law enforcement and developed a passion for social work while working towards policy reform.
She is currently working towards her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Utah. Erin has academic pursuits in forensics and aging.
She is currently following her passion with helping marginalized populations and to work with older adults in the LGBTQIA+ community.
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.
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.