We have the heart and passion to fulfill

  • At Crimson Counseling we have the heart and passion to help teens and adults with social, communication and executive functioning challenges move closer to independence. These challenges may be known as autism, traumatic brain injury, ADHD, oppositional defiance, conduct issues, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. We offer services to these individuals and just about everyone else.

     

  • We use evidence based practices to train individuals on the skills needed to be successful in their life. We strive to make the lives of the individuals we serve healthier and happier

Mission

We help build skills

We use a behavior skills training approach. We teach the skills, we model the skills, we rehearse the skills and then provide reinforcement and feedback.  We use an experiential approach in clinic, community and home settings. We believe skills need to be taught and reinforced naturally so they can generalize into all settings of life. 

Philosophy

Ryan has a passion to help youth and young adults with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges move closer to independence. He has a passion for experiential learning and using the outdoors as a learning environment to teach skills. Ryan loves entrepreneurship and seeks to incorporate evidence-based practices along with entrepreneurial principles in the treatment of the individuals of Crimson Counseling. Ryan believes that with the right learning environment we all have the ability to align ourselves with our personal values and live a productive, successful and happy life.
Ryan Ruud - LCSW, BCBA, LBA

President / Owner

Clinical Team

Martin graduated from Liberty University with a master's degree as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. His undergraduate work was completed at BYU. Martin loves to help youth learn to be independent and reach their potential. He is excited to be the Clinical Director at Crimson Counseling and help other therapists in their work. One of Martin's favorite mantras which summarizes his beliefs is: "I will believe in myself, I will learn how to work with others and others work with me, I want to continue to learn for the rest of my life, I will choose to be humble over prideful and see the blessings in my life, as I grow, so will my values which will be my beacon, if I fall I will choose to stand up and try again, I will help others in their journey and not judge them but learn how to love and accept others as I have done with myself."
Martin Sheeran - CMHC

Clinical Director – Mental Health

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Tony Maiocco - BCBA, LBA

Clinical Director – ABA

Dallas graduated from the University of Utah, receiving his Master’s Degree in Social Work. Dallas has almost a decade of experience working with a wide variety of demographics, including individuals with Autism, anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. Dallas is trained in an evidence based treatment modality, EMDR. Dallas believes in getting outside, being active, and using experimental activities as a learning tool for treatment and success.
Dallas Garner - CSW

Mental Health Therapist – St George

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DR. AUSTIN KYLE ELDER - PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist – PhD

Briahna is a hard-working passionate individual, willing to go above and beyond for all clients. She has experience in working with many demographics and ages. She has found that counseling geared towards assisting individuals with behavioral, social, and emotional challenges is a love of hers in the mental health field. Briahna is devoted to giving her clients at Crimson Counseling the best possible evidence-based treatment available. She has skills in the ABA field, addiction, and cognitive-behavioral approaches a well as others. She believes that with the right approach of counseling and if people are willing, the love and appreciation for life and happiness can greatly increase. It is a goal of hers to assist every individual to be willing and accepting of the challenges of everyday life.
BRIAHNA SCOTT - ACMHC

Mental Health Therapist – Cedar City

Tucker graduated from BYU with a Masters in Social Work April of 2022. He has a passion for working with kids, teens, and individuals on the autism spectrum. Tucker believes in taking a client centered approach, using their strengths and goals to shape the life they want to live. He is trained in EMDR and TF-CBT, and loves helping people process past traumatic experiences. Tucker loves the outdoors, playing pickleball, tennis, and basketball, and spending time with his wife and son.
Tucker Wallace - CSW

Mental Health Therapist – Cedar City

Courtney Sparks has been a mental health provider since 2014. She specializes in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. She has worked with clients of all ages, with backgrounds varying in socioeconomic status, ethnicities, and diagnoses. Courtney’s undergraduate degree in Psychology was obtained from North Carolina Wilmington, and her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis was obtained from Ball State University. She is currently a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and is certified as a Behavior Analyst in Texas, Virginia, and Utah. Courtney’s approach to treatment is a mixture of Naturalistic Teaching and Discrete Trial Teaching. She believes that social deficits, family deficits and assessment deficits can make a perfect program that targets all areas.
Courtney Sparks - BCBA, LBA

Behavior Analyst – St George

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Ray Forrester - LCSW

Mental Health Therapist – St George

Jeffrey graduated from Capella University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has worked with clients living with autism, depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health conditions. Jeffrey’s person-centered approach works to enable those he counsels to embrace authenticity, and to foster personal growth and independence. He also incorporates mindfulness practices into his treatment, which help clients to find peace even in difficult circumstances. Jeffrey has experience administering ABA interventions in a behavioral health setting, assisting young adults in transitional living towards achieving independence, and working in a wilderness therapy setting to bring about positive outcomes for clients.
Jeffrey Peterson - ACMHC

Mental Health Therapist – St George

Matt Gibson has been working in ABA since 2010 beginning his work as a behavior technician working with individuals with autism on a specialized unit of an inpatient behavioral hospital. Matt quickly found himself working closely with the BCBAs on the unit and choosing to pursue his Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis. Matt completed his Master's at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and remains a student there currently completing his dissertation for his PhD. Matt has worked with individuals of all ages across a wide variety of settings including in-home, in-clinic, school, residential, and vocational settings. Matt has also spent time working as a professor in ABA Master's programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Aurora University. Matt has a background and specialty in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and working with adolescents and teens who require more complex social skill development and executive functioning support.
Matt Gibson - BCBA, LBA

Behavior Analyst – Cedar City

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Joleen Kim -LCSW

Mental Health Therapist – St George

Directors

Andi graduated from the University of Utah in Healthcare/Hospital Administration with an emphasis in Behavioral Health, as well as a degree in Sociology. Andi has over 20 years of experience in the field of healthcare administration within various industries and has worked extensively in administration throughout her professional career. As Director of Business Development, she is responsible for encompassing developing infrastructure, promoting and ensuring growth and development, analyzing current processes, and recommending and implementing procedural or policy changes to improve operations. She also provides input on recruiting and employee relations, information technology as well as managing our scheduling department, adult and teen day treatment programs, community programs, and extension offices in Cedar City, Kanab, Hilldale, and Mesquite. She works with community partners, maintains credentialing, and collaborates with outreach programs in local communities. Andi believes that administration and passion in this industry is the backbone of daily business operations. Her goal is to ensure that the entire administrative function is strategically aligned with all other business functions and supports the successful creation, launch, execution, and sustainability of Crimson Counseling LLC and all it has to offer.
Andi Cribbs

Regional Director

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Jesse Rowland

Associate Director – Cedar City

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Brian King

Associate Director – St. George

QA / Systems / HR

Dellenie attended Dixie State University and obtained her Associates in Science in 2019 and is now studying Business Administration in Human Resources to obtain her bachelors. Dellenie has worked in the medical field for the majority of her work career. She has worked for Crimson Counseling since 2019. She has witnessed our expansion and growth working as an Administrator. She has enjoyed helping and working in an environment where she can contribute and help others who struggle with mental disabilities.
DELLENIE PALETTA

Human Resource Manager

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Jo Whitney

Systems Manager / QA

In training

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Joe Gillings - RBT

Behavior specialist in training

Crimson counseling

Serving the individual is at the center of everything we do!