Meet Our Team

Center for Health and Counseling

Tatiana Mixco

Tatiana Mixco

Administrative Assistant & HIPAA Privacy Officer

Fabi Garcia

Fabi Garcia

Receptionist

Medical Clinic

Terri Mehlhoff, APRN, FNP

Terri Mehlhoff, APRN, FNP

Clinic Manager

Responsibilities:

I grew up in the Rose Park neighborhood of SLC. Attended Westminster college for my undergraduate nursing degree, worked in the newborn ICU, adult med/surg ICU, and case management as a RN. I returned to Westminster for a master’s degree in nursing with a focus in Family/Primary care. As a NP, I worked in a community clinic specifically for the latinx community here in Salt Lake, and then a rural community clinic in Montana before coming to SLCC.

The focus of my practice is Functional/root cause medicine, Food As Medicine, and lifestyle modification. I love getting to know our students and empowering them to take charge of their health. In my free time I love rafting, backpacking, reading, and yoga. Hablo Espanol.

Phone:

801-957-4268

Philip Howland, DNP, NP-C

Philip Howland, DNP, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Responsibilities:

I really enjoy working with students, faculty, and staff at Salt Lake Community College. My special interests are preventative medicine, hypertension, diabetes, PrEP, and helping people adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.

I grew up in the Southeastern US, mostly in and around Atlanta, GA, but have lived in Alabama, Florida, North and South Carolina. My first degree was a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Citadel. After a career in the Army, I worked for a pharmaceutical company which sparked my interest in healthcare. I completed my prerequisites from SLCC and then attended the University of Utah to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2012. I worked at University Hospital as a nurse providing care to patients of all ages before returning to the U and to earn my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. I am board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

I really enjoying running (the longer distance the better!), skiing, and anything outdoors. In my spare time, I try to be active and spend time with my family, dog, and cat.

Phone:

801-957-3758

Joel Dario, PMHNP-BC

Joel Dario, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Responsibilities:

My family immigrated from the Philippines to San Francisco, California, where I spent my early childhood. I grew up in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon. I graduated with a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Utah. I have also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Walla Walla School of Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Portland.

I have been working as a full-time psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner since 2004. I have experience working in multiple settings serving different populations including: adult/geriatric outpatient, adult/geriatric inpatient hospital, adult/geriatric residential/community mental health and pediatric outpatient on an as-needed basis. I provide psychotherapy, with or without prescribing medication, where I apply psychodynamic as well as cognitive behavioral conceptual frameworks. As a prescriber of psychotropic medications, I am experienced in treating severe and chronic symptoms that involve psychosis, mood instability, depression, and anxiety in a variety of settings. I am a gender identity, non-binary affirming provider.

Some of my hobbies include: spending time with my spouse and family, watching TV, listening to music, and biking.

Phone:

801-957-4268

Maria Rivera

Maria Rivera

Immunization Specialist

Phone:

801-957-4352

Rosie Guerra, MA

Rosie Guerra, MA

Medical Assistant

Counseling

Scott Kadera, Ph.D. Psychologist

Scott Kadera, Ph.D. Psychologist

Counseling Manager

Responsibilities:

Born outside Chicago, I mainly grew up in central California, and have been in Utah since the early 1980s. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, I switched careers and earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University in 1996. I completed my internship at the Counseling Center at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and am a licensed Psychologist. Prior to the SLCC Center for Health & Counseling, I worked at the counseling/health center of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and later with older adults at Valley Behavioral Health. My areas of interest include psychotherapy outcome research; the college student mental health crisis; the impacts of the economy, technology and culture on mental health; spirituality and religion; and emerging treatments for brief therapy. My orientation to counseling is integrative/eclectic, and I draw from Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic-Existential and Interpersonal approaches. In my free time I enjoy camping and hiking, reading widely, and listening to classical music. 

Agnes Robl, LCSW

Agnes Robl, LCSW

Counselor

Responsibilities:

I was born in Lexington, Kentucky and grew up in Kentucky and Utah. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Development from the University of Utah in 2002. I worked in the social work field at the undergraduate level at the YWCA in Salt Lake and SLCO Youth Services before going back to school.  I earned my master’s degree in Social Work from Utah State University in 2014 and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. After graduating I worked at Cornerstone Counseling Center as a substance abuse therapist before coming to Salt Lake Community College. My primary areas of interest are substance abuse, LGBTQ issues, trauma, relationships and attachment issues, life transitions, anxiety and parenting. The therapeutic approaches I use in my practice are Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Motivational Interviewing.  In my free time I enjoy road biking, traveling and spending time outdoors.  

Ardi Ghimire, LCSW

Ardi Ghimire, LCSW

Counselor

Responsibilities:

Born and raised in Nepal, I moved to the United States in 2010. I earned both my bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. I completed my internship at Valley Behavioral Health Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Prior to the SLCC Center for Health and Counseling, I worked at a substance abuse treatment center called First Step House.  My areas of interest in psychotherapy include trauma, adjustment issues, life transitions, anxiety, and identity issues. My orientation to counseling is humanistic and strength-based. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) along with other therapeutic approaches such as Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Moral Recognition Therapy. During my free time, I enjoy hiking, performing and teaching Nepali folk dancing.

Charles Huff, LCSW

Charles Huff, LCSW

Counselor

Responsibilities:

I was born in California and raised in the Salt Lake City area. I attended the University of Utah and earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  I use a Client-Centered approach to therapy and draw on Attachment-based therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Coherence Therapy. I am passionate about helping students through their journey here at the College, and I have a strong interest in how interpersonal relationships influence our lives and how we manage our emotions. In my free time I enjoy exercising, spending time with family, and watching Utah Utes football.

Cielle Smith, CMHC

Cielle Smith, CMHC

Counselor

Responsibilities:

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology, from Utah State University in 2012. I moved to central Illinois in 2014 to attend the Clinical Counseling Psychology program at Illinois State University, and upon graduating in 2016, moved back to Utah and became licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor.  Before the SLCC Center for Health & Counseling, I worked in a community agency in Midvale, Utah. My main areas of interest include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, interpersonal and communication skills, and stress management. I enjoy working with a wide variety of concerns. I take a non-judgmental, supportive, and empathetic approach with clients, believing they are the experts on their own lives. I work with clients to identify and express their concerns and find solutions for them. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Strength-Based Therapy are my main approaches, but I borrow interventions from a wide range of therapeutic approaches. In my free time, I enjoy time with friends and family, being creative, and checking out different local events across the Wasatch front.

Claudia Eli Zeppelini Cioni, CMHC

Claudia Eli Zeppelini Cioni, CMHC

Counselor

Responsibilities:

I grew up in a megalopolis in Brazil, one of the biggest in the world today. That experience brought me breadth of perspective of many different cultures, religions, and philosophies, as much as the notion that I would prefer today to be in a smaller city with opportunities like Salt Lake City. I graduated in Psychology in Brazil and received my master’s degree at the University of Utah and am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I have worked in facilities with many different populations with diverse issues and ages. I have a passion for my work, and I love studying about it constantly. When I am not studying something related to the integration of mind-heart, I listen to music (Brazilian and World), engage in knitting/crocheting or spend time with friends and family. I have been in the USA for almost 20 years and have raised my children and many pets (cats and dogs). I love the changing of the seasons here and being around the big mountains.

Jodi Lycett, CMHC

Jodi Lycett, CMHC

Counselor

Responsibilities:

I grew up in San Antonio, Texas and Lakewood, Colorado. I moved to Utah to earn my undergraduate degree in English Literature. After several years of parenthood, and raising foster teenagers, I became interested in trauma and how traumatic experience shapes perception. I returned to school to pursue my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Utah and am a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Prior to the SLCC Center for Health and Counseling, I worked in residential treatment with adults dealing with severe trauma, abuse and addiction, as well as in a behavioral health hospital as a crisis counselor. My areas of interest include post-traumatic growth, resilience, shifts in perception, identity development and the power of narrative. My orientation to counseling is Person-Centered, and I typically use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) approaches. In my free time I enjoy reading (mostly fiction), writing, learning new things and listening to podcasts. My favorite yearly activity is going to the Shakespeare Festival to watch plays. 

Health Promotion

Whitney Ockey, CHES

Whitney Ockey, CHES

Interim Health Promotion Manager

Jasmin Wesley

Jasmin Wesley

Marketing and Promotion Specialist

Email:

801-957-4464

Massage Therapy

Abbie Knibbe, LMT

Abbie Knibbe, LMT

Massage Therapist

Zina Bennett, LMT

Zina Bennett, LMT

Massage Therapist