- EAGALA Certified
- EMDR Certified
- Advanced DBT Trained
Lisabeth Gladden, a New Mexican native, attended Brigham Young University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology. While obtaining her degree, she was able to gain experience both through an internship and research studies. Within her internship, she had the opportunity to work with elementary-aged children at Vineyard Elementary who experienced both behavioral and autistic spectrum disorders. Her research studies with Dr. Miller focused heavily on the motivational effects of gains and losses specifically focusing on their correlation to self-control and addiction. After earning this degree, Lisabeth took a year and a half off to explore and decide what she would do next.
During this time she worked as a legal assistant to Kim Buhler, a renowned Utah County immigration lawyer. Subsequently, she also worked at House of Hope, an organization that provides substance use disorder treatment to women in helping them reclaim their lives by promoting both individualistic and family growth. As she immersed herself in empowering individuals to overcome personal obstacles to improve their lives, she was inspired to pursue her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling through the University of Phoenix. Lisabeth was impressed by the education from real-life therapists and relished in the hands-on experience she received. While in graduate school, Lisabeth had the opportunity to work with two internships. She worked at West Ridge Academy, a residential treatment center for adolescent males and females experiencing mental health issues. She worked primarily with adolescents, ages 10-17 experiencing a variety of disorders: Conduct Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, PTSD, Adoption and Reactive Attachment Disorders, Substance Abuse, Depression, and Anxiety Disorders. She also worked at Cornerstone Counseling, within the Domestic Violence Department. She was able to provide individual and group therapy for survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence. She was trained in trauma-focused CBT and quality mental health services to create a healing environment.
After graduating with her Master’s and prior to joining Alpine Academy’s team, Lisabeth was employed at Presbyterian Medical Services as their lead therapist for Intensive Out-Patient Substance Abuse Treatment. Here she advanced her education in working with dual disorders and addiction. She has specialized training in CBT, DBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, Solution-Focus Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. Lisabeth’s stance on life and in therapy is taken from Robert Frost’s quote, “The best way out is always through”. She considers it a privilege to join others in their therapeutic journey and finds Alpine’s team approach to be invigorating, empowering, and conducive to healing the heart and soul. She looks forward to assisting young women discover their inherent potential, securing healthy relationships with their families, and solidifying their heightened confidence as they write their future!