Sally Stocker, LCSW
Sally has been with Uinta Academy since 2021. She initially graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Business but recognized that her true passion was in helping others by helping to move minds and hearts. After this realization, she returned to Utah State for a master’s degree in Social Work.
Sally has a lot of experience working with diverse individuals with many types of issues, including general bereavement and grief from the loss of a loved one due to suicide, addiction, behavioral issues, substance use, personality disorders, attachment disorders, conduct disorders, PTSD, other types of traumas, suicidality, self-harm, autism, depression, and anxiety. Before joining the team at Uinta Academy, Sally met with families, couples, and clients of all ages but focused on adolescents who were in the custody of the state of Utah (i.e., some of those clients had committed crimes and others were removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect).
She is extensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mind-Body Bridging (MBB), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness. She holds a grief certificate from grief expert David Kessler for Grief Education.
Sally believes that every person is their own expert and works from a strengths-based approach to assist her clients in creating and living their best life. She is highly empathetic but pushes her clients to address all areas of their core issues, which she believes to be essential to her success as a therapist. She also believes communication is key to successful therapeutic relationships. When not working with clients, Sally can be found in her backyard with her nose in a book. She is the mother of two amazing daughters. Sally is a native of Cache Valley and continues to love and live there with her husband and numerous four-footed fur babies. Sally’s last name is pronounced [stoh-ker]. It's German, and she won't be mad if you mispronounce it.
"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."