Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff

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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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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Sandy, UT 84094

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