Candice received her Masters of Social Work, with an emphasis in Forensic Social Work, from the University of Utah… Go Utes! She dedicated approximately six years to a local community health center, where she worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings in the alcohol and drug program. She spent time as a program manager for the residential program and also helped develop a dual diagnosis intensive outpatient program while she was there. She then went on to work for a private residential treatment center for adolescent females, where she gained a lot of experience supporting changes within a family system. In 2015, she stepped into the role of clinical director at an outpatient treatment facility where she quickly realized how much she enjoys supporting other clinicians and helping them grow alongside their clients. Candice has experience working with many different types of clinical presentations, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, eating disorders, parenting, drug abuse and addiction, and self-harm. She utilizes a variety of evidence-based practices in her clinical practice, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Psychology, Relational Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention, Harm Reduction, Experiential Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Candice is extremely grateful to be part of the team at Phoenix, as she truly believes in the importance of helping individuals to connect with their meaning and purpose. She is passionate about empowering others and understands the importance of restructuring harmful beliefs to create lasting change in one’s life. “As a clinician, I want to do what’s best for my clients while holding them in their greatness and honoring their personal vision.
When she isn’t busy in sessions and catching up on her documentation, Candice enjoys going on adventures with her son, playing in the mountains and desert, and indulging in tan iced mochas from Beans & Brews.