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.
Tanya Lindquist is a Clinical Social Worker. She graduated cum laude with her B.S. in Psychology and received her M.S. in Social Work from Brigham Young University. Mrs. Lindquist has experience working with children, adolescents, families, and women in outpatient settings. Her primary focus is working with children and adolescents on mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, and relationship difficulties. She utilizes Child Centered Play Therapy, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and other treatment modalities to help clients achieve their goals.
Mrs. Lindquist is a member of the Association for Play Therapy.
Tanya enjoys running with her husband, boating with her family, and playing with her dog.
Jason earned his B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University and is currently working toward his PhD in the Counseling Psychology program at BYU. He has completed three years of this five year program and plans to graduate in the 2016. He has had experience working with children in the STRIDE program at
Wasatch Mental Health implementing a positive reinforcement behavior program. He has substantial testing experience having worked at the University Accessibility Center at BYU testing the student athletes with learning and attention disorders. He is also currently involved in research on incorporating spirituality into therapy assessment and outcomes.
Jason is originally from Mesa, Arizona, but is enjoying the cooler Utah weather. He just recently celebrated five years of marriage and has two children, a girl and a boy, that he loves roughhousing with. He enjoys working on his car and trying to fix things that are broken. He loves snowboarding in the winter and golfing the rest of the year.
Larene Smart, PhD
LaRene Smart, PhD, is a Certified Psychology Resident. She received her B.S. in Psychology and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University. Dr. Smart completed an internship at Valley Behavior Health in Salt Lake County, where she worked with children, adolescents, adults with a variety of mental health problems.
At the time she joined PATS staff in 2014, Dr. Smart had been providing outpatient psychological services to clients for five years. She specializes in psychological assessment and has a specific interest in assessing autism and learning disabilities. Her areas of interest and specialty for counseling include childhood and adolescent anxiety and depression, OCD, behavioral problems, ADHD, autism, divorce adjustment, adoption, trauma. She also enjoys working with adults and doing parent training.
Dr. Smart is from a large family and grew up in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in Oregon, California, and Idaho has inspired a love of nature and the outdoors. She moved to Utah to attend BYU and fell in love with the mountains and national parks.