At James Mason, we are passionate about changing lives, helping families and making a difference.


Trisa McBride

Trisa McBride

President/CEO

Trisa is the Founder and President of James Mason Centers for Recovery. After the death of her son James Mason in 2014, Trisa dedicated her life to sparing others the pain her family had suffered through watching James struggle with depression, anxiety and eventually addiction.

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Dr. Amber Willis, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Amber Willis, PhD, LMFT

Clinical Director

Dr. Amber Willis, Phd, LMFT currently serves as the Clinical Director for JMCR. She has a PhD in Child and Family Development with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and a Master’s Degree in MFT. Amber is a seasoned clinician with over 15 years

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Dr. Tom Christensen

Dr. Tom Christensen

Medical Director

Dr. Christensen graduated with his Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University Hawaii. He continued his education at Ross University and completed his Residency in North Dakota. He has served at Jordan Valley, St. Marks, Lone Peak & Salt Lake Behavioral Health.

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Lorraine Brimhall, PA-C

Lorraine Brimhall, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Lorraine Brimhall is a Physician Assistant. She is currently practicing psychiatry in both an inpatient and outpatient setting in Orem and Taylorsville, Utah. She is also currently practicing as an Academic Fellow with faculty at Rocky Mountain University of Health

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Sharon Bundy

Sharon Bundy

Administration Director

Sharon is a Co-Founder of JMCR and has over 10 years of Admissions experience. Her work within the IT and mortgage industry has prepared her to support the organization with skill and precision. Sharon has managed a consulting business since 2009

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Lauren Goins

Lauren Goins

Office Manager

Lauren has over 8 years of extensive office support experience. She has a passion for people and believes that by showing kindness, you can change the world. Lauren has great company moral and is a team player. She has exceptional skills in organization

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Maygan Grisham

Maygan Grisham

Receptionist

Maygan is the first point of contact at JMCR, and we are lucky to have her on our team. She works as our receptionist, she also assists in many administrative duties that keep us running smoothly. Maygan comes to us with a background in finance,

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Ryan Myntti

Ryan Myntti

Controller

Ryan comes to JMCR with over 20 years of extensive accounting and HR experience. He has worked in a variety of industries and loves being a part of the mental health community. At JMCR, Ryan is instrumental in taking the guesswork out of the insurance process for our families

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Reggie Wilson, LCSW

Reggie Wilson, LCSW

Lead Therapist

Reggie comes to JMCR with over 15 years of experience working with teens in the mental health field. His experience includes work within inpatient, residential and day treatment programs. In addition to this, Reggie has worked closely with schools to help clients re-integrate

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Talysha Tingey, CMHC

Talysha Tingey, CMHC

Lead Therapist

Talysha comes to JMCR with a passion for working with adolescents, and has worked with youth in the mental health field for a number of years. She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Utah State University, and earned her graduate degree

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Amy Griffin

Amy Griffin

Therapist

Amy comes to JMCR with a passion for assisting teens in their freedom from self-judgment, hatred, anxiety and depression. Amy graduated from Florida State University with a combined Master of Science/Education Specialist Degree in Clinical Mental Health in 2014

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Sydney Haga, ACMHC

Sydney Haga, ACMHC

Therapist

Sydney comes to JMCR with a passion for helping adolescents learn to cope with depression, anxiety, and other challenges, as well as helping them discover their worth and potential. Sydney graduated from the University of Utah

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Jordan Briggs, ACMHC

Jordan Briggs, ACMHC

Therapist

Jordan is a graduate from Westminster College, where she earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2018. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and certificates in Criminology and Substance Use Disorder Counseling from the University of Utah.

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Jessica Laycock, SSW

Jessica Laycock, SSW

Social Services Worker

Jessica joined JMCR after graduating from Utah Valley University with her Bachelor’s in Social Work. She provides a calm and caring presence to those around her. After many years of experience working with teens, she has come to enjoy the energy they possess.

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Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas

Floor Manager

Katie loves working with people and helping them increase their overall well-being, through connecting with self and others. She is passionate about living a healthy life style and enjoys educating and challenging others to find purpose and meaning in their life.

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Jasmine Weiss

Jasmine Weiss

Direct Care Staff

Jasmine joined the JMCR team with three years of experience working with teens in residential and settings. Jasmine graduated from Utah State University with her Bachelor of Science in Social Work and loves working with teens from all walks of life. She is passionate about

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Samantha Brinkerhoff

Samantha Brinkerhoff

Direct Care Staff

Samantha comes to JMCR with 4 years’ experience of working with teens. Sam has worked in a variety of mental health settings including residential treatment and psychiatric hospitals. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's in Social Work

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Billy Swartzfager

Billy Swartzfager

Direct Care Staff

Billy has worked with teenagers in an afterschool setting for many years. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Utah. Due to a firm belief that recovery is not only possible, but a real opportunity to learn

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Kylee Rowley

Kylee Rowley

Direct Care Staff

Kylee graduated with a bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah and plans to someday return to school for a master’s degree in Counseling. She has worked with teens in various capacities, , most recently in a residential treatment

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April Johnson

April Johnson

Yoga Instructor

April is a certified yoga instructor who is deeply committed to the work and art of healing. After experiencing her own debilitating depression and despair, she began a search that led her around the world learning various types of healing therapies and yoga modalities.

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