Dr. Stephanie Mihalas, Ph.D., NCSP, ABPP

Clinical Director

Malinda Biesinger, LCSW

Assistant Clinical Director

"Beginning a process of change can feel intimidating as you step into the unknown; but the greatest progress comes as we lean into the space between old and new habits trusting that growth is possible. In this space individuals and families recognize their strengths, find hope and heal."

Hi I’m Malinda Biesinger, known to my clients as Mandi. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW69170) and specialize in working with children, adolescents and their families.  I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Having worked in various levels of care, from psychiatric hospital, residential inpatient, intensive outpatient and general practice, I have found that the family unit provides the strength and support individuals need to make lasting change. With The Center for Well Being staff, I work to help the entire family system better understand their relationships and support one another in change. I work with individuals to find the best clinical course of treatment that may include cognitive behavioral therapy,  dialectical behavioral therapy, play therapy, behavioral modification and family systems interventions.  Prior to joining The Center for Well Being staff, I worked at The Utah State Hospital, Suncrest Counseling Center as a child and adolescent treatment specialist, and The Green House Center for Growth and Learning.

Ryan G. Witherspoon, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Meet the center therapists

Hi, I'm Dr. Stephanie. I created The Center for Well Being because I want to help children, adolescents, adults, and families improve their lives and their relationships. I have put together a strong and talented staff who possess the skills and experience required to treat a wide variety of individuals to improve their quality of life and mental health.

"Therapy to me is not about “fixing” the patient. Therapy instead, is about a process of growth and development lending itself to fruition of the inner, more positive workings of the soul that may have been hidden or laying dormant."

My patients call me Dr. Stephanie because I want them to feel at ease and connected. While I am known to take a direct and front and center approach, there is also a warmness and fondness I co-create with each individual or family I meet. I believe this is possible because all individuals, children and adults carry an energy and passion that should be honored in the psychotherapeutic setting. At The Center for Well Being, I encourage meaningful, sustainable, and impactful change for my patients.  Read more

"My passion is helping individuals, couples, and families navigate the complexities of life and relationships.  Everyone has their own unique story, and my goal is to help each client become the director of their own story by empowering them to take charge of their life."

My name is Dr. Ryan Witherspoon and I am a post-doctoral fellow and registered psychological assistant at The Center for Well Being (PSB94024235), supervised by Dr. Stephanie Mihalas PhD NCSP ABPP (PSY 23268).  I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.  In addition, I have Masters degrees in clinical and general psychology from Alliant and Pepperdine University, respectively.  My passion is helping individuals, couples, and families navigate the complexities of life and relationships.  Everyone has their own unique story, and my goal is to help each client become the director of their own story by empowering them to take charge of their life.  I strive to create an atmosphere of warmth, safety, and curiosity in therapy.  My training and expertise encompasses working with individuals and relationships across the lifespan utilizing psychodynamic, family systems, and mindfulness-based approaches, among others.  Appreciation of each person’s unique cultural context is very important to me, and I have experience working with people of many diverse gender identities, sexual orientations, relationship configurations, racial/ethnic backgrounds, abilities, and spiritual beliefs.  I look forward to seeing what we can discover together.

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