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


Trisa McBride

Trisa McBride

Founder and CEO

Trisa is the Founder 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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Sharon Bundy

Sharon Bundy

Co-Founder and Admissions 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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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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Nicole Nelson CMHC, LSUDC

Nicole Nelson CMHC, LSUDC

Program Director

Nicole comes to JMCR with 17 years of previous mental health and addiction experience. In 2007, she attended the University of Utah in the drug and alcohol treatment training program and is currently a licensed Substance Use Disorder Counselor.

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Lauren Goins

Lauren Goins

Billing Director

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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Ryan Myntti

Ryan Myntti

Finance Director

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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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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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

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, CMHC

Amy Griffin, CMHC

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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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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Sydney Haga, CMHC

Sydney Haga, CMHC

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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Katie Thomas, TRS, CTRS

Katie Thomas, TRS, CTRS

Therapist Intern

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

Jasmine

Direct Care Lead

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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Kylee

Kylee

Direct Care Lead

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 setting.

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Billy

Billy

Program Manager

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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