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.
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.
Dr. Q received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University and has worked in the field of education and school psychology for over 15 years. She is currently a school psychologist and Certified Psychology Resident. As a school psychologist, she has worked with students both in the elementary and secondary level, as well as with students attending in-patient facilities. Dr. Q has worked with children, adolescents, women, couples, and families on a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, learning disabilities, and relationship issues. Her primary focus is working with individuals who struggle with anger, anxiety, and depression. She has expertise in assessment of children and adults with learning disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and intellectual disabilities. Dr. Q’s primary therapeutic orientation is Cognitive-Behavioral.
Dr. Q is married and has seven children and one granddaughter. She enjoys hiking, watching movies, and performing cultural dances with her family.
Cassie Lopiano is a Clinical Social Worker. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her B.S. in Psychology and received her M.S. in Social Work from Brigham Young University. Ms. Lopiano has experience working with children, adolescents, and families in outpatient and school settings as well as experience working with adults and forensics in an inpatient setting. Her primary focus is working with children, adolescents, adults, and families on mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and family and relationship difficulties. She utilizes several treatment modalities including play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. She believes that treatment should be individually tailored to match each client’s unique personality, challenges, and strengths in order to help clients achieve their goals.
Ms. Lopiano is married and enjoys spending time with family, camping, hiking, traveling, and watching movies.
Brennan Atherton is a Psychology Intern who works with children, adults, couples, and families. He graduated with his B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University in 2009 and is expected to receive his Clinical Psychology Ph.D. from Jackson State University in December, 2016. Brennan predominantly engages in Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Solution-Focused, and Systems Therapies. Brennan specializes in treating a variety of mood and anxiety disorders in adults and children. Additionally, Brennan has much experience engaging in therapy with children and adolescents with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant, and Conduct Disorders. Brennan enjoys incorporating as much of the family as possible into therapy, which maximizes results. In his spare time, Brennan enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and dog.
Dr. Ryals received her bachelors from Wesleyan College in Macon Georgia and Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Georgia Southern University. She earned her Psy. D from The Wright Institute and completed a one year internship at Wasatch Mental Health. She works as a Clinical Psychologist and is a Certified Psychology Resident. As a clinical psychologist she conducts psychological evaluations with adults, adolescents and children. Dr. Ryals also works with adults, children and couples on a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, behavioral problems, gender and sexual orientation issues, trauma and relationship issues. When working with children, she incorporates family members to enhance the results of therapy. She has extensive training and experience in outpatient treatment. Dr. Ryals’s primary therapeutic orientation is Cognitive-Behavioral along with Solution Focused Therapy and Person Centered Therapy. She views therapy as a collaborative effort and encourages empowerment. Dr. Ryals enjoys music, animals, and the outdoors.