Owner and Director of Golden Steps / Cache Valley Team Recovery.
Colden has worked in the addiction recovery world for many years and has extensive experience working in residential and outpatient treatment facilities.
He is deeply involved in the recovery of each and every individual and takes their recovery to heart. He is well known in the community as an advocate for recovery in all its forms and embraces both traditional and emerging therapies.
Karen is an LCSW licensed in Utah and Idaho. She has worked with clients from ages 4 to 84. As a clinician, Karen focuses on a humanistic, solution approach, believing that We are whole and have everything innately necessary to live full successful lives. She uses an eclectic therapeutic style and believes the situation and relationship will dictate treatment needs.
Karen is also a certified hypnotherapist through the National Guild of Hypnotists, certified in EMDR, and the application of neuroscience for various emotional needs.
Prior to gaining her LCSW she, worked in organic biochemistry and noticed the parallels between quantum physics and the human experience. She believes All is vibrational and much can be accomplished through changing the energy fields of the mind.
She shares this view penned by Marcus Aurelius,
“The soul becomes dyed with its thoughts.”
Karen loves tromping around in the mountains for days at a time enjoying the solace she finds there. She also loves experiencing the world through travel and learning about other cultures and ways of life.
Master of Social Work
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Registered Clinical Supervisor
Certified in EMDR
Certified in application of Neuroscience for Treatment of Trauma, Anxiety, and Stress
Assistant Clinical Director
Kyle has lived in Cache Valley for over 25 years and earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work from Utah State University. Kyle is competent in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Solutions-Focused Therapy and is trained in Brain Spotting.
Kyle has extensive experience working in residential treatment facilities and those struggling with their personal addictions. Kyle is a deeply passionate and personable person and believes that the therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is the strongest factor in facilitating change. Kyle chose social work as his line of work because of past trauma and life experiences.
Kyle is very known for his participation and support in the addiction recovery community in Cache Valley and has dedicated his life to help others overcome their personal addictions and life’s struggles due his own personal addictions. Like many at Golden Steps, Kyle is in active recovery from his addiction to substances and will be celebrating 8 years clean and sober on 7/29/2021.
The professional treatment team at Golden Steps is dedicated to your successful treatment and recovery.
Samuel Pond was born and raised in Cache Valley, Utah. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his master’s degree in Social Work at Utah State University. Samuel’s clinical experience includes Logan High School and Quality Youth Services, with practice in both individual and family therapy. Samuel joined Mt. Logan Clinic June of 2020.
Samuel has over 10 years of experience with children, adolescents, and teens. Samuel’s work experience ranges amongst diverse populations that include individuals battling addiction, with autism spectrum disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, substance use, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, trauma and stressor disorders, and more.
Samuel has an eclectic approach and uses principles across modalities such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mind-Body Bridging (MBB).
Samuel takes pleasure in being a life-long learner. He is known for having a non-judgmental approach and being accepting of all different cultures and lifestyles. He believes that the best solutions reside within the individual and that they are the expert when it comes to their life and experiences. Samuel believes that all people deserve to be treated with dignity. Samuel also believes that all people are intelligent, have inherent worth and great potential.
Samuel is in active recovery from his addiction to substances and remains sober and connected for over 9 years.