MEET OUR TEAM

If you need to contact your therapist for any reason outside of billing or scheduling appointments, please feel free to email them. Should you need to schedule an appointment or talk about a bill, please contact the front office.
 
Shawn Palau, LCSW, NOJOS
Clinical Director and Therapist
Shawn has been working in the mental health field since 1991 with experience in private mental health, child and adolescent acute care, and the public mental health systems. His experience also includes community based residential group homes, independent living programs, halfway houses, chemical dependency groups, and critical incident stress debriefing. Having received his Masters Degree at the University of Hawaii, and having worked with the Native Hawaiian population, Shawn has wide experience with minority patients and families. He is NOJOS accredited with extensive experience in sex-specific therapy and chemical dependency. Shawn is trained in ASAM and SASSI criteria for determining levels of care for substance abuse. 
Contact Shawn at palau07@gmail.com
 
J. Richard Rees, MD
Medical Director and Physician
Dr. Rees provides medical treatment for the Medication Assisted Treatment Program. He also sees adult patients referred by their therapist. Dr. Rees has over 40 years of experience in the medical field as a thoracic surgeon. After retiring as a surgeon, he became passionate about helping people with addiction. He enjoys getting to know his patients and helping them along during the journey of recovery. Dr. Rees sees patients by referral only and accepts Medicare, most Medicaid plans, and a few private insurances. 
Contact Dr. Rees at abc@alohabehavioral.com
 
Lynda Lazar, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
Lynda provides psychiatric medication services for Aloha. She has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field. Lynda has a strong diversified background with experience in urgent care, family practice, emergency medicine, and elder care. She is proficient in minor procedures, urgent treatment and assessment, chronic disease management, and health maintenance of all age groups. Lynda recently became waivered to be a provider for our Medication Assisted Treatment Program. Lynda is also able to provide services in Spanish. 
Contact Lynda at abc@alohabehavioral.com
 
Kristin Kaserman, LMFT, NTS, Reiki Master
Therapist
Kristin has over 20 years of experience in mental health and addictions treatment. She has a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, a degree in Natural Therapeutics, and is a Reiki Master. She has a holistic and empowering approach to treatment and enjoys working with individuals of all ages, couples, and configurations of families. She runs the Intensive Outpatient Program for substance abuse with dual diagnosis at Aloha. She is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Kristin is originally from Eastern Tennessee and most recently moved from Taos, New Mexico where she was a clinical director of an inpatient dual diagnosis treatment facility. She is active in many outdoor activities and is currently a volunteer with the Ogden area Amatuer Radio Emergency Services. 
Contact Kristin at kkasermanabc@gmail.com
  
Rachael Collinsworth, LMFT
Therapist
Rachael, mother of two, was born and raised in California just south of San Francisco. She recieved her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology at California State University, Sonoma and Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology at National University in Stockton, California. Rachael has worked with those who struggle with past traumas, relationship issues, substance abuse, family issues, parenting issues, and individuals seeking personal growth in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She believes in helping others not just overcome weaknesses, but also helps to enhance their strengths. Rachael uses the following modalities in her sessions as available, to meet the needs of different patients: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectial Behavior Therapy, Art and Play Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she offers therapeutic services for adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups meeting a variety of needs. She has a motived outlook and doesn't want to waste your time, so be ready to work hard.
Contact Rachael as rachaelabctherapist@gmail.com
 
Marcia Andersen, CMHC
Therapist
Marcia has been with Aloha since 2014. She previously worked with foreign adoptions, troubled youth in a residential home for boys aged 12-18, and at an adult inpatient behavioral health unit at a local hospital. She has been married for 39 years and is the mother of seven adult children and a grandmother of 10. She loves working with substance abuse, marriage, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and anything else having seven children can teach you. She received her Bachelors Degree at Weber State University and her Masters Degree at the University of Phoenix. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, depending on the needs of the patient, but specializes in solution focused therapy and reality therapy.
Contact Marcia at marcia8abc@gmail.com
 
Kristen Floyd, CMHC
Therapist
Kristen (Kris) has been in the mental health and counseling field for over 17 years and has been with Aloha since 2012. She holds a Masters of Science Degree in Counseling and graduated with Honors. She specializes in many types of depression and anxiety disorders, working specifically with those suffering from eating disorders, OCD, hoarding, depression, anxiety, addiction, and grief. Kris has also worked with many couples seeking marital and family assistance. Her counseling specialties are based on a Cognitive Behavioral technology and extend into the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Kris enjoys working with all types of patients seeking new techniques and coping sklls to improve their quality of life. Kris is a spunky, seasoned therapist willing to go the extra mile to help her patients. 
Contact Kris at kristencounseling@gmail.com
 
Cara Webb, LCSW, NOJOS
Therapist
Cara has worked with youth and their families for over 20 years with a focus on children and adolescents, from early intervention to secure care. She was a suicide prevention trainer for DJJS and is certified in instruments such as the SPS and C-SSRS. In the past, she has worked with court ordered individuals with sex-specific issues, domestic violence, substance abuse, and theft reform. Presently, she is able to see children, adolescents, and adults of all backgrounds for a variety of issues, including depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, sex-specific issues, substance abuse, behavioral issues, and adjustment, among others. Cara has a unique approach with her patients and likes to think outside of the box. She seeks to empower her patients and cares deeply about them. She uses a holistic, humanistic approach in the therapeutic environment. 
Contact Cara at cwebbabc@gmail.com
 
Shuree Sorensen, LCSW
Therapist
Shuree was born and raised in the Ogden area, but loves to travel and experience different cultures. She completed her Bachelors Degree in Social Work at Weber State University and then went on to get her Masters Degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University. Shuree has worked extensively doing crisis counseling in a hospital setting and helping individuals stabilize their life. Shuree can work with individuals who have depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, and those who have been victims of abuse. She works with a variety of individuals and families, from adolescents to adults. She uses brief solution focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and motivational interviewing to help individuals who are at their worst become their best self. While she doesn't do the work for you, she wants to be there for every step of the way.  
Contact Shuree at shureeabc@gmail.com
 
Steve Lancaster, LCSW
Therapist
Steve has over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, having worked with adolescents, families, adults, and couples coping with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, grief and loss, adjustment issues, and behavioral problems. He earned his Baccalaureate Degree in Behavioral Science and Health and Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah, specializing in clinical practice. His residency was completed at an adolescent residential treatment center where he later served as Clinical and Residential Director for over ten years. Steve has worked in adolescent residential and day treatment centers across the country, which has provided him with a unique perspective on the many challenges facing adolescents and their families and the powerful resilience that every individual possesses inside. Steve has been exposed to a variety of therapy approaches and interventions to assist in the process of healing. His passion continues to be helping adolescents, families, adults, and couples struggling with emotional and behavioral disorders. He believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship, and views his role as assisting others on their journey to emotional well-being and personal contentment. Steve is now EMDR trained. 
Contact Steve at slancasterabc@gmail.com
  
Stephanie Woolworth, CMHC
Therapist
Stephanie has worked with children, adolescents, familes, couples, and adults of all ages with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. She has practiced in private and public mental health agencies where she has helped a diverse patient population work throught a multitude of difficulties. Stephanie graduated from Weber State University with a degree in Social Work and later received her Masters of Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. Stephanie is extremely patient centered and caters her therapy to the needs of the individual/individuals she meets with. She draws from many therapeutic aproaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care. Stephanie is also trained in EMDR. Stephanie has a passion for assisting patients with their emotional well-being, no matter what situation they are facing. 
Contact Stephanie at stephaniewabc@gmail.com
  
Yvette Palau
Business Director
Contact Yvette at yvette.palau@alohabehavioral.com
 
Carli Berger
Billing Specialist
Contact Carli at carlibabc@gmail.com
 
Mandee Roskelley
Administrative Specialist
Contact Mandee at mandeeabc1@gmail.com
 
Kelly Rende
Recovery Specialist
Contact Kelly at kellyrabc@gmail.com
 
Sloan Becker
Office Support Specialist
Contact Sloan at sloanbabc@gmail.com