Steven M. Gentry, PhD
Dr. Gentry is a Child & Family Psychologist and the Executive Director of PATS and its companies. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University, his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville, and he completed a year-long internship at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Gentry also completed one year of specialty training in Marriage & Family Therapy while at the University of Louisville.The founder of PATS (est. 1995), Dr. Gentry has been providing outpatient psychological services for over 20 years. He specializes in treating children and adolescents with any of a number of struggles. Dr. Gentry also has extensive experience working with adults struggling with personal and relational problems. Dr. Gentry’s therapeutic approach is Cognitive-Behavioral, which has been shown to be a particularly effective method for reducing depression and anxiety. He has written a number of articles on parenting, relationships, and issues related to mental health. Married and the father of four, Dr. Gentry enjoys traveling, shopping for antiques with his wife, playing the piano, and playing chess.SPANISH: El Doctor Gentry habla español fluidamente, y sus pacientes incluyen personas de varios países y culturas hispánicos.
Lisa Ingalls, LCSW
Lisa Ingalls is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been with PATS since 2007 and works with children, families, and adults. She graduated with her B.S. from Brigham Young University and her M.S. in Social Work from the University of Kansas. Ms. Ingalls’ career quickly led her into management positions, culminating in a position as Regional Director of a foster family agency. In 1998, she obtained an additional M.A. in Organizational Behavior from the California School of Professional Psychology to further her understanding of the psychological and systemic inner-workings of people in organizations. Ms. Ingalls incorporates a variety of treatment modalities in her practice, including play therapy, insight oriented therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, depending upon each client’s unique challenges, concerns, and characteristics. She specializes in working with children (2-18); victims of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; self-harming behaviors; ADHD; anxiety; and mood disorders. Ms. Ingalls has worked with children from a variety of backgrounds as well as with families, couples, and individuals. She is currently in the process of acquiring her credentials as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).
Ryan Gunnell, LMFT
Ryan Gunnell received a Bachelor’s of Art Psychology degree from Utah State University in 2006 with a minor in Spanish. He then graduated with a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Valdosta State University (southern Georgia) in 2008. Mr. Gunnell joined PATS in September 2011 as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Mr. Gunnell has extensive history of working with under-privileged, lower-income families; providing services to youth who are in trouble with the law or struggling in school, and having family problems at home. Mr. Gunnell has also taught courses on Family Violence to both victims and perpetrators. Mr. Gunnell specializes in the treatment of adolescents and families dealing with stresses of anger, oppositional behavior, defiant behavior, aggression, and ADHD. While focusing on the contributing factors of both the child and the parents, Mr. Gunnell employs the training of MRI, Narrative, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Solution-Focused therapy. Mr. Gunnell is fluent in Spanish – se habla español – así que se siente cómodo conversando con la gente latina.A native of Logan, Utah, Mr. Gunnell is married and has two little boys. He enjoys mountain and road biking and anything to do with the outdoors.
Leah R. Klein, LPC
Leah Klein is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked at PATS since 2012. She received B.A. degrees in Psychology and Education from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia, and an M.S. in School Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University.For twelve years Ms. Klein has worked as a counselor in a range of settings, including junior high school, college, domestic violence refuges, and private practice. She values a safe, strengthening and growth-oriented therapeutic environment. Ms. Klein enjoys being outdoors, relaxing with family and friends, going on road trips, watching movies and eating vegemite.
Gregory Miles, PhD
Dr. Miles received his B.A. in Psychology from Brigham Young University-Hawaii and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah. Dr. Miles has worked with children, adolescents, and families experiencing a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, behavior problems, and learning disabilities. He has a particular interest in assessing and treating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities and other neurodevelopmental disorders. His therapeutic orientation is primarily cognitive-behavioral in nature. Dr. Miles has worked in a variety of settings, including the Utah Autism Research Program, the Carmen B. Pingree School for Children with Autism, a residential treatment facility, and the public school system. He understands the public education system as well as Special Education Law and is committed to helping parents understand how best to work with school systems and helping children and adolescents succeed in the school setting. Dr. Miles is married and has two boys. He enjoys reading, drawing and exploring the great outdoors with his kids.
Rick Merideth, PhD
Dr. Merideth received his B.S. degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University, his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Northridge, and his PhD from BYU. He recently completed a clinical internship at Valley Mental Health in Salt Lake City working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental illnesses and received specialized training at BYU in conducting autism assessments and learning disability evaluations for college students. He is bilingual (Spanish) and has extensive experience working with Hispanic populations in both therapy and assessment. He has worked at an outpatient medical clinic in Provo, Utah providing individual, family, and couples therapy with Hispanics.
He is currently doing the clinical immigration evaluations here at PATS.
Dr. Merideth is single and originally from California, but enjoys all that Utah has to offer including camping, hiking, and the mountains. He also enjoys city life, Salsa dancing and visiting unique restaurants in the area.
Kirti Potkar, PhD
Dr. Potkar received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University after completing a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Human Development from the University of Mumbai in India. She has special interest in multicultural issues (such as race/ethnicity, gender, religion/spirituality) and enjoys working with diverse individuals, seeking to understand each individual within their own context. She believes in creating a safe space for clients, allowing them to explore their struggles and fostering personal growth within an empathetic and nurturing atmosphere.
Dr. Potkar enjoys meeting with friends, reading, watching movies, and experimenting with various creative pursuits.