McKell Stephens, LCSW
McKell earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Brigham Young University Hawaii with a minor in Psychology in __2014__. She then went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. McKell has experience working with addiction, mental health disorders, and extreme behavioral issues.
She also has experience working with LGBTQ+ persons and created Brigham Young University Hawaii’s first support group and seminar for students and allies. McKell worked as a therapist in Sydney, Australia before returning to Utah to work in an addiction rehabilitation facility. In addition, McKell worked as a behavioral specialist for the local school district writing and implementing behavioral plans utilizing Applied Behavioral Analysis. She is also EMDR certified (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
McKell has also worked with many residential treatment centers to assist clients and families to work together to reach homeostasis within the family unit. She has provided both individual and family therapy for the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). McKell approaches therapy using an individualized approach and tailors it to fit both the client’s needs and strengths. She has experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Systems Theory, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Strengths-Based. In her free time, McKell enjoys camping, boating, and riding her horses with her family.
"Teens and young adults who come to Uinta are pleasantly surprised that they live in a home in a residential neighborhood, that the mountains are right outside their door, and that they get to do all the normal things that teenagers like to do."