About

About

The Mission, Vision, and Culture of Amber Creek Family Counseling & Psychiatry is dedicated to giving compassionate care to our clients, our community, our relationships, and ourselves. We believe that meaningful relationships with one’s self and with others is the life water that flows through each of us. It connects us in our human experience. Meaningful relationships bring purpose, healing, fulfillment and well-being. We help others learn to love themselves, change harmful patterns, and see experiences through another lens. We guide those who find us to embrace the changes in their lives and create changes that will turn pain into purpose. We are dedicated to helping clients build and maintain those meaningful relationships, which create personal fulfillment. We strive for a world where compassion and connection overcome pain, bringing joy and meaning into our everyday lives!

Amber Creek offers a unique and highly skilled group of counseling and psychiatric clinicians. Our clinicians are experienced in a variety of special focus areas, including:

  • Relationship Counseling
  • Child, Teen, and Adult Individual Counseling
  • Communication / Empathy Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Infidelity and Affairs
  • Play Therapy (for children)
  • Grief Counseling
  • Depression
  • Life-stage Transitions
    Healing after Divorce
  • Women-specific Issues
  • Addiction Recovery (substances, pornography, sexual, gambling, etc.)
  • Recovery from Abuse (sexual, verbal, emotional, physical)
  • Schizophrenia
    Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety / PTSD / OCD
    ADHD Management
  • Personality Disorders
  • Medication Management
  • And many others!

Porter Macey

LMFT, PhD – Clinic Director

Dr. Porter Macey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He received his Bachelors degree in Psychology from Utah State University, his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Akron and his Doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University. Porter is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and is a supervisor in Marriage and Family Therapy, through which he provides supervision to new therapists. He has extended training and enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals.

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Kami Macey

Executive Director

Kami says she got her start in mental health as she grew into adulthood. She realized that shame, image driven decisions, and judgement were not the ways to live a full life. She began shedding some of those layers and found that her most prized attribute was being honest and authentic. She found that being intentionally authentic, while challenging, brought a greater love for self and others. Realizing how difficult that can be, she tries to create a non-judgemental environment for the people she crosses paths with.

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Lauren Thurgood

Office Manager

Lauren has been with Amber Creek since 2019 as administrative staff and stepped up into the role of Office Manager in late 2021. She will be graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family studies. Additionally, she works as a research assistant and is completing her senior honors thesis under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Diamond at the University of Utah. She is involved in research looking at the mental, emotional, and physical wellness of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals in the Salt Lake City area. Lauren is also a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and is passionate about representing gender and sexual minorities in the mental health field. Her eventual career goals are to pursue a PhD in counseling or developmental psychology and become a licensed psychologist. Outside of her academic and career aspirations, she is very active in the outdoors and a passionate advocate for the environment as well as a painter of 14 years.

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Alysa Dummer

Office Assistant

Alysa has been a member of the office staff at Amber Creek since July 2019 and we feel lucky to have her. She enjoys being part of the office team and brings a thoughtful and detail-oriented skill set to the group. She genuinely enjoys her interaction with our clients and works hard to provide them with a positive experience.

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Leah

Office Assistant

Leah started working at Amber Creek in 2021. She is a member of the Blackfeet tribe and is closely connected to her ancestral lands in Montana. She is deeply passionate about social justice and enjoys advocating for underserved communities. Prior to working at Amber Creek she was privileged to work for many nonprofits including the Rape Recovery Center and was a member of Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness. Leah enjoys interacting with clients everyday and has a deep love for counseling. On her off time you can find Leah hiking, paddleboarding, swimming in alpine lakes, volunteering or cuddled up with a book.

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ElLois Bailey

DNP, APRN – Psychiatric Med Provider

Dr. ElLois Bailey (the ‘s’ is silent) DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, IFMCP is a Board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Utah with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University of Utah. She has also earned the rigorous Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) credential. She practiced as an inpatient psychiatric nurse for many years, working with adolescents, adults and older adults, and now works with clients of all ages to optimize mental health.

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Anthony Browning

APRN – Psychiatric Med Provider

Anthony Browning, MSN, PMHNP-BC is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the state of Utah. He holds Masters degrees in both counseling psychology (MS from Utah State University) and Nursing (MSN from the University of South Alabama). He has worked since 1994 in a variety of clinical and research settings.

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Tod Johnson

LCSW – Therapist

Tod Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 22 years of experience working with teenagers, adults, couples and families in a variety of clinical settings, including large corporate settings as well as small private practice settings. His strengths include treating anxiety, phobias, stress, PTSD, social anxiety/phobia, anger management, depression, and marital and family stress. As he works with his clients, he primarily focuses on cognitive/behavioral, neuro-linguistic programming, anxiety/stress/anger management, and mindfulness strategies to help them reach their full potential and peace of mind.

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Michael Voss

D.O. - Psychiatrist

Michael Voss DO graduated from the Chicago School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005 and completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center (UIC) in 2009. During his residency, Dr. Voss was awarded Teaching in Excellence status for psychiatry by the medical students of UIC. He also served as Chief Resident from 2008 to 2009, supervising a large training program of over 40 residents. Following residency, Dr. Voss joined the faculty of the University of Utah at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) as a full-time inpatient clinician. During his first year at UNI, he was again awarded for excellence in teaching by the psychiatry residents in training at the University of Utah. Dr. Voss continues to work at UNI at present.

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Amanda Butler

LAMFT - Therapist

Amanda Butler earned her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where studies included marriage and family therapy and depth psychology. She received her Bachelors degree from Utah Valley University. Amanda believes that a caring and genuine therapeutic relationship can assist people in living a more meaningful, joyful, and productive life.

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Bria Davies

LAMFT - Therapist

Bria received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Brigham Young University. She also received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Brigham Young University. Bria believes that new experiences are often what help people begin to change and have hope for a more connected, joyful, and meaningful life.

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Remington Bassett

CMHCi - Therapist

Remington has a strong ability to attune to the clients he works with and using a collaborative process, has helped them recognize and change their unhealthy thought processes. Remington grew up living in different parts of the world which has given him a unique appreciation for different cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. He also took an untraditional path to becoming a therapist.

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Stefanie Anderson

MSN, APRN, FNP-C - Psychiatric Med Provider

Stefanie comes to Amber Creek with a wealth of experience. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and she is currently getting another Masters degree to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Her training and education have given her a unique outlook, to see her clients as part of a bigger system. Prior to Amber Creek she worked for over 10 years as a psychiatric RN.

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Jared Peiffer

CMHCi - Therapist

Jared cares deeply for his clients. As a therapist he invests his efforts in helping his clients achieve the goals they want. As he gets to know his clients he individualizes treatment to ensure the best possible outcome. Prior to working at Amber Creek, he spent several years helping families in the Salt Lake area through in-home interventions.

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9035 S 1300 E. #120
Sandy, UT 84094

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801-455-0045

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