Our Team

Tracine Smoot, Ph.D.

Dr. Tracine Smoot is a licensed psychologist with over 18 years of experience working with children and adults in hospitals, schools, and child and adolescent treatment programs. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah. She assisted in the development of an extensive mental health treatment model for children and adolescents in the state of Hawaii where she previously worked. A co-founder of Psychological Solutions, Tracine has provided assessment, consultation, therapy, and training services through the years. She specializes in learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and neuropsychological assessment. She has a private practice where she provides psychological assessment and therapy. Tracine enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, and camping in the beautiful Utah mountains.

Kevin Fenstermacher, Ph.D

Dr. Kevin Fenstermacher is a licensed psychologist and a Partner in Psychological Solutions. He has over 18 years of experience. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Utah and was involved with research in consultation, social skills, and parent-child interventions. He also worked for 10 years at a mental health facility for children where he provided psychological assessment, individual and family therapy, and attachment-based treatment. Kevin specializes in anxiety disorders, parent-child relationships, and attachment-based interventions.Kevin has worked with many children and adolescents who have been adopted and has been a consultant and trainer to several programs and organizations.  He also provides psychological services to children, adolescents, adults and families in his private practice.

Laura Brockbank, Ph.D.

Dr. Laura Brockbank received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah. She has over 17 years experience providing assessment, therapy and consultation services to children, adolescents and families and has a depth and breadth of clinical expertise . Laura has worked in a variety of in-patient and outpatient mental health settings. She was the Training Director at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) for five years prior to entering private practice. She also holds adjunct faculty positions in the Departments of Educational Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Utah. Laura spends her spare time enjoying the outdoors with her husband and two children. She particularly enjoys skiing.

 

Carl Smoot, Ph.D.

Dr. Carl Smoot received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah and worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient treatment settings before co-founding Psychological Solutions. He is a licensed psychologist and has over 17 years of assessment experience. He also consults with a diverse group of mental health treatment facilities. He is well-versed in different aspects of academic, neuropsychological, vocational, and personality assessment, including projective assessment tools. He focuses his recommendations on practical interventions that match the specific needs of both adolescents and programs. Carl particularly enjoys the outdoors and has experience in wilderness programs where he has provided psychological assessment, therapy, consultation, and training. Carl spends his spare time skiing, hiking, and camping with his family.

 Jennifer T Brown, Psy.D.

Dr. Jenn Brown, a licensed psychologist in Utah and Colorado, completed her doctorate degree in 2010 at Argosy University – Seattle in clinical psychology. She completed her internship and post-doctorate experience at Utah Valley University, conducting over 100 psychological and learning disability evaluations as well as serving as an adjunct professor. Prior to graduate school she had worked for 12 years with youth and adults as a backpacking, canoeing, and climbing guide as well as directing a non-profit youth summer camp. When not working Jenn can be found skiing in the winter and rock climbing and hiking in the summer.  

 

 

Julia Jacobs, Ph.D.

Dr. Jacobs completed her doctorate in psychology at Xavier University. Her primary interests include neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations.  She completed a fellowship at Wasatch Pediatric Neuropsychology that entailed working with a variety of children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, learning and language disorders, AD/HD, tic disorders and/or behavioral struggles. Dr. Jacobs frequently incorporates projective and personality assessment to gain a breadth of understanding of the client. She additionally has a special interest in adoption evaluations and issues around bonding and attachment. When not working, Dr. Jacobs enjoys spending time skiing and swimming.

 

 

Pam McCollam, Ph.D.

Dr. Pamela McCollam received her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University, and helped to develop the well-respected and widely used Youth Outcome Questionnaire while in graduate school. She has over 15 years experience providing assessment and therapy services to adolescents in residential and wilderness programs. In addition, she has evaluated and treated college students including those with learning disabilities, and has worked with sexual-offenders in an intensive outpatient program. Her research efforts include treatment outcome and efficacy studies as well as qualitative research investigating the sexual behavior, attitudes, and beliefs of adolescent girls. Pamela enjoys the outdoors, spending her spare time camping, bicycling, hiking and snowboarding.

Megan McCormick, Ph.D.

Dr. Megan McCormick is a licensed psychologist with over twenty seven years of experience working with children and adolescents in schools, treatment settings and the  juvenile court system. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah as well as a Masters degree in Special Education. She has been a high school classroom teacher and was the research assistant for the authors of “The Tough Kid Book” and “The Tough Kid Social Skills Book.” Megan has spent the last nineteen years in the “trenches” of elementary, middle and high schools as a full time school psychologist in Utah and Arizona. She specializes in learning disabilities, ADHD, emotional disabilities, gifted and talented issues as well as general and special education consultation. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. Megan enjoys photography, hiking, horseback riding, reading and films, when she finds some spare time.

Stephanie Tonin, Ph.D.

Stephanie Tonin, Ph.D. has been working with the Psychological Solutions team for over eight years. Graduating from the respected Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Utah, Stephanie completed her pre- and post-doctoral training at the University of Utah’s Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) where she provided assessment and treatment of difficult to treat adolescents and children and their families. She has worked in a variety of treatment settings ranging from acute, inpatient and day-treatment settings to community mental health, private practice, and a university counseling center. Stephanie completes evaluations for students with a broad area of issues, including learning disorders, social/developmental problems, and neuropsychological concerns in addition to mental health assessment. In her free time, Stephanie can be found with her husband and two children adventuring in the Utah deserts and mountains.

Robin Weiner, Ph.D.

Dr. Robin Weiner has over 17 years of experience working with adolescents in schools and residential treatment programs as a licensed psychologist. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah where she earned the APA Outstanding Dissertation Award in 1996. After graduation, she joined a psychological/business consulting firm working with Fortune 500 companies and traveled the country for several years before returning to work in schools and mental health treatment programs. She specializes in psychological evaluation and therapy with emotionally disturbed adolescents, including individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as other psychological disorders impacting school, family and social functioning. Robin stays active with mountain biking and skiing.

Kenyon Adei-manu, B.S., Business Development Manager.

Kenyon received his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from Westminster College. His work experience includes marketing analyst, digital media manager and web development. When Kenyon is not building websites or developing marketing strategies he enjoys playing basketball, watching soccer and snowboarding with his little brother and daughter.

 

 

 

Thad Lloyd, Ph.D

Dr. Thad Lloyd received his Ph.D., in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology from Brigham Young University. Additionally, he completed both his internship and a two year neuropsychological post-doctoral training at the Utah State Hospital working with children and adolescents with a variety of severe psychiatric and behavioral problems. Professional interests include: comprehensive assessment (learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, psychological, and neuropsychological), neurocognitive remediation, behavior management, program development and functional neuroimmaging. When he is not nose deep in a book or the metaphorical sulci of the brain, he can be found playing a variety of musical instruments, building make-believe worlds with his kids or exploring the vast geographical diversity of Utah.

Nicole Stewart, Ph.D.

Dr. Nicole Stewart is currently a psychology resident, preparing to complete licensure requirements in the fall of 2016. She has worked in public schools for 17 years. That journey began as a special education teacher at the elementary level. After leaving the classroom, Nicole has worked 11 years as a school psychologist in addition to administrative roles in Special Education and an alternative high school principalship. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2010, studying behavior interventions, both social and academic. Nicole enjoys all-things Utah, including cycling, running, hiking, and camping.

Lori Dekeyzer, Ph.D.

Dr. Lori Dekeyzer is a licensed psychologist with over 18 years of experience providing educational and mental health services to children, adolescents and their families. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah where her research focused on autism spectrum disorder with co-occurring psychiatric conditions, and the evolving understanding of autism within special education. Since 2002, Lori has worked as a school psychologist delivering assessment, intervention, therapy and consultation services to students of all ages and their families. She specializes in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, as well as learning disabilities, AHDH, anxiety and depression. Prior to graduate school, Lori worked providing therapeutic treatment for very young children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges. She currently holds an adjunct position in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah and spends her free time enjoying the company of her family and friends

Spencer Richards, Ph.d.

Dr. Spencer Richards is a licensed psychologist in the state of Utah. He obtained his doctoral degree in combined clinical/counseling/school psychology from Utah State University and completed undergraduate education in psychology at Western Washington University. His predoctoral internship was done in the Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium and he also completed postdoctoral training in integrated care/health psychology at the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System. His clinical and research focus is on applied behavioral medicine and clinical health psychology. Particular areas of specialty include assessment and treatment of addictive behaviors and management of chronic illness. Prior to joining the PSI team, Spencer worked and trained in a variety of clinical settings including an autism diagnostic clinic, various hospitals and primary care centers, cardiac rehabilitation, university counseling center, and community clinics. Spencer enjoys all the outdoor bounty that Utah has to offer including hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and snowshoeing.

Annie Deming, Ph.D.

Annie Deming completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Alabama. She did her predoctoral internship at Primary Children’s Hospital’s Center for Safe & Healthy Families working with children & families who experienced trauma. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute. In addition to working with PSI, she works at Primary Children’s Center for Counseling, where she provides individual, family, and group therapy as well as psychological assessment for children & adolescents. She also leads the DBT program and coordinates psychological testing services at Primary Children’s. Annie has broad interests and experiences in learning disorders, trauma, ADHD, autism spectrum, & mental health assessment. She has been trained in DBT and EMDR. In her time away from work, she loves hiking with her husband & two children as well as watching football (Roll Tide!).

Megan Wrona, Ph.D.

Megan Wrona received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah and has significant experience working with children, adolescents and families. She completed her internship and postdoctoral residency at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) where she provided individual, family and group therapy as well as assessment services to individuals in an acute inpatient setting as well as a day treatment setting. Megan is a licensed psychologist in both Utah and Colorado and primarily completes assessments at Open Sky Wilderness Therapy. In addition to her work with PSI, Megan is also a faculty member in the psychology department at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. In Megan’s free time, she can be found exploring the gorgeous mountains and deserts of the Four Corners region with her husband, daughter and blue heeler.

Natalie Sergent, Psy.D.

Dr. Natalie Sergent is a licensed psychologist who received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, where she continues to provide therapy and conduct assessments with children and adolescents. Natalie has completed psychological assessments in multiple settings, including hospital-affiliated outpatient clinics, day treatment and residential programs, as well as community mental health centers. She has experience integrating projective measures into her assessments, and she also gained experience in conducting trauma-focused evaluations at Primary Children’s Center for Safe and Healthy Families. Natalie finds psychological assessment particularly rewarding due to her ability to give parents and their children answers that they have been searching for and recommendations that will be useful in their daily lives. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, rock climbing, and trying new outdoor activities.

Kara Peterson, B.S. Psychology, Psychology Technician

Kara received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Her previous experience includes working as a special education paraprofessional and conducting a 15-month research study aimed to improve the university student feedback experience. Currently Kara is also employed as an academic advisor at the University of Utah. Kara also enjoys traveling, yoga, watching gymnastics, and spending time with her family.