The Bridge Health Recovery Center
Provider Bio List
This is a summary of the majority of our amazing providers. For more details of specialties please contact email@example.com.
Daren Brooks, M.S.
Founder, CEO, and Mind/Body SpecialistGroup and relationship therapy. Please click here to read more about the founder.
Vie Van Noy, M.S.
Program DirectorVie obtained her Master's Degree in Health Education with a Certificate in Gerontology at Brigham Young University. While there and at Utah Valley State College, she taught Health and Wellness, Fitness for Life, Aerobics, and First Aid and Emergency Care as an adjunct professor. In addition, Vie has instructed Violence Prevention and Substance Abuse Prevention courses in grades K-8 in Mountainview School District in Idaho. Her experience in association with Youth and Family Programs at BYU for four years and as a Coordinator for the Especially for Youth Program, coordinating programs nationwide, is an asset to her position as Program Director.
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Professional Consultation in Group Therapy and Individual Therapy
Richard Moody, Ph.D.
Psychologist"Doc" received a Masters Degree in Counseling and Physiological Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Utah State University. He is a fellow of International College of Prescribing Psychologists, a member of American Psychological Association and the Substance Abuse Network, and has been a Professor at Utah Valley University.
Specializing in the assessment and treatment of adults and adolescents, Doc has established three residential youth treatment programs in Utah. He is the co-founder of TurningLeaf Wellness Center where he focuses on depression, anxiety, and addictions recovery.
Dr. Moody's career accomplishments encompass working with the Department of Corrections in Southern Utah, the Board of Pardons, Fifth District Adult and Juvenile Courts, more than two decades of private practice and seven years with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Doc keeps active by playing racquetball, hunting, working in his yard, growing fruit trees and spending time with his family.
David B.Tate, PHD
PsychologistDr. David Tate has been in private practice in St. George, Utah for the last 15 years and has been with The Bridge Recovery Program since nearly its inception. Dr. Tate has taught Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction classes for 25 years in a variety of settings, including as the initial lead mindfulness teacher and the Program Director at Miraval, Life in Balance, as well as consulting and teaching at other resorts. He has also provided consultations and trainings for businesses including Nike, Ernst and Young, New Line Cinema, Abbott Laboratories, AT&T, the national Make-A-Wish Foundation, the NCAA, and many other businesses and health care groups locally and nationally.
Dr. Tate's doctoral dissertation research was done at Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City, Utah. The program he developed was one of the first of now hundreds of programs patterned after the world-famous University of Massachusetts Medical Center Stress Reduction Program. It was cited at the time by Dr. Tate's mentor, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, as "the oldest, largest and best replication of our program." Dr. Tate has taught thousands of people how to access their own internal resources for healing and growth, and how to cultivate greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and consciousness. Commenting on his teaching, Elizabeth Rapoport, executive editor at Times Books/Random House, observed: "Dave's remarkably aphorism-free approach is very winning...as Dave guides us with gentleness and good humor." Dr. Tate's teaching has been described as "exceptional," "inspiring," and "transformative."
Sue Judd, M.S.S., L.S.A.C
CounselorSue holds a Masters degree in Social Sciences from Utah State University. Her certifications include: NAADAC (National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, NAADAC (National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors), AUSAP (Association of Utah Substance Abuse Counselors) and ICADC (International Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor).
Sue's dedication to treating individuals with substance abuse issues spans more than two decades. She has been involved in administration, treatment review, and direct treatment for addiction recovery in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as working on college campuses in education and prevention where she completed specialized training in dual diagnosis and mood disorders, pain and stress management, and holistic health.
Sue's belief in Holistic and alternative health led her to train with well-known Jon Kabat-Zinn, founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center.
Kolene Granger, Ph.D.
PsychologistDr. Granger received her PhD at B.Y.U. in l981 in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Psychologist as well as a retired school superintendent. She enjoys art (mostly gourds, mosaics, stained glass), hiking, photography, golf, family, travel and church.
Life CoachDean has a remarkable ability to connect with people and puts his heart and soul into his lectures making each experience a life-enhancing journey. Dean has more than 20 years' experience in the mental health and addiction industry. His attitude helps create balance, provides personal development, and serves as a catalyst for success, growth and healing. He values helping people connect with their true self, giving guests the tools they need in order to move forward toward peace and happiness. Dean's down-to-earth attitude makes him easy to identify with and his unconditional acceptance of people puts them at ease.
Dean has been instrumental in the creation and success of several local treatment centers specializing in substance abuse recovery, emotional management, life coaching, and adolescent outpatient treatment. He is also the creator of "The Value Based Parenting".
Born and raised in Utah, Dean enjoys spending time with family, rock climbing, fishing, camping, and riding his motorcycle.
Physical therapy/ Instructed Strength and Flexibility Training
Nancy Sanchez, P.T.
A.C.E. Certified Personal TrainerPete has over 35 years of experience. Pete has worked successfully with hundreds of clients presenting a variety of special concerns and goals.
Yoga Instructor and Hiking GuideKim is a certified Yoga Instructor, having received her RYT 200 in 2008 and her RYT 500 in 2009 through Ian Whites Brahman Yoga School. Kim loves to share her passion for yoga, and teaches from the heart. She offers a gentle yet empowering approach to her teaching, encouraging a non-competitive atmosphere. She teaches Yin Yoga, Gentle Vinyasa, and Power Vinyasa Yoga and has taught in several locations in the St George area starting in 2005. She currently teaches at BeHot Yoga Studio in St George, in Ivins City at the Unity Park and for The Bridge. Kim has also had the privilege since October 2009 of teaching Children's Yoga at Vista Charter School. She lives in Ivins, UT with her 3 daughters, where she can often be found hiking, biking, or enjoying the beautiful Snow Canyon.
Individual Professional Medical Consultation
Sheri Fisher, PhD.Sheri earned a Master of Science degree in Psychology and Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition. She is certified in Women's Fitness, Sports Nutrition and Therapeutic Weight Management. She is also an author of healthy vegetarian cookbooks and other natural health books, a formulator of Botanical Supplements, works as an Administrator in the Public School System, and lectures and consults at health and fitness centers in Southern Utah through their business "A New Hope for Health".
Christine Foster, MD
Bridge Physician - Internal MedicineBio coming soon.
Additional Outstanding Providers
Paul Dunsdon, LMT
Lead Massage TherapistPaul Dunsdon is nationally certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) and is a licensed massage therapist. In private practice since 2009 he specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation and injury prevention. He continues to work with elite athletes of all ages as the massage captain for Ironman St George and the St George Marathon. He has also worked as the lead therapist for the Huntsman World Senior Games and Dixie Rebels Semi-Pro Football team.
His passion for helping people extends beyond the work day as he volunteers his free time to the American Red Cross. As Disaster Action Team Coordinator he is on call 24/7 and oversees the disaster services of 5 southwest counties in southern Utah and is qualified for national deployment in disaster relief. He is a certified instructor of CPR, FIRST-AID & AED.
Paul was a dance major with a minor in education at the University of Utah and also spent 10 years as a chef in both Utah and Colorado.
Sherry Steadman, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist and Hiking GuideSherry has been trained in Sports/Restorative Massage, Deep Tissue/Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy. She is also a craniosacral specialist. "Having worked in the medical field for over 10 years I was looking for a way to assist in patients being proactive about their health. I found massage therapy as a way to help decrease stress and pain and increase quality of life."
Susan Javery, LMT
Craniosacral Specialist and Hiking GuideBio coming soon.
Jill Burnett, LMT
Massage Therapist and Yoga InstructorBio coming soon.
Patricia L. Matthews, L.Ac.
AcupuncturistPat Matthews is a licensed acupuncturist who lives and works in the St. George area. She studied acupuncture at The International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She completed her first internship at St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe, NM, working with post- surgical and stroke patients. She also completed another internship at the ChengDu University Hospital of Chinese Medicine in ChengDu, Sichuan, China. Pat is also a National Certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine with advanced training in: Tui Na, Herbs, Electrotherapy, Cupping, and Moxibustion. Other certifications include: Certified Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Certified Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Certified Cosmetic Acupuncturist, and Certified in Integrative Psychology for Oriental Medicine.
Kelly Murie, DC
ChiropractorBio coming soon.
Adam Murie, DC
ChiropractorBio coming soon.
Brad Crump, DC
Dietary ConsultantGroup dietary consultation and supplementation training. He has been practicing chiropractic medicine since 1994 and over health services at Red Mountain Spa since 1999.
Dietary ConsultantApril has been studying nutrition for 25 years and has been preparing healthy plant based meals for her and her family for over 20 years. She has been teaching cooking class since 2005 and has earned a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition through Cornell University's e-cornell Nutrition Fundamentals coarse. She recently published her first cookbook Whole Food Goodness. Eat for Health so that you have Health for Life! Find out what's cooking at: www.health4lifecooking.blogspot.com
Reiki Master Teacher, Soul Coach®Pam has been a Reiki Master for ten years and a Soul Coach® for four years.
Reiki means "universal life force energy" and is an ancient Japanese, non-invasive gentle system of natural healing. Reiki can balance our energy system, providing an opportunity for our bodies to heal on a physical, mental and emotional level. It is appropriate for chronic illness and can complement conventional medicine.
As a Soul Coach, Pam creates a supportive function to assist others in discovering their true self. Uncovering our authenticity, clearing away "clutter" to listen to our inner messages and regaining empowerment to shape our destiny is important for a healthy, loving, centered and balanced life.
Pam is also associated with the Equine Program. Through her work with the American Wild Horse, she has realized how creating a willing relationship with a mustang has impacted her and helped her to shape a purposeful life. She will assist you on your personal journey of discovery.
Spiritual Healing Instructor and Aftercare SpecialistBio coming soon.
Music SpecialistBio coming soon.
Nate Van Noy, B.S.
Art Specialist and Shuttle DriverNate started creating art at a very young age. By 14-years old, he was receiving pottery lessons under the instruction of John Takahara, reknowned artist and professor at Boise State University. His love and uncanny ability for seeing and understanding 3-dimensional shapes led Nate to an early career path machining. He is a Journeyman Machinist and Tool Making with over 15 years of experience in the field. Most of his work has been spent working on military and aircraft parts. He has received awards from Chrysler as well as a 3rd Place finish in a national invention competition. He obtained his degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Brigham Young University. He has owned his own businesses as a CNC Lathe shop owner, a professional tile setter/mason and a timber sawyer, making rustic wood flooring. Nate loves to work with all types of materials and has created a number of architectural art pieces of clay, copper, and mosaic tile. He has recently started to work with Ed Hlavka, a nationally recognized sculptor.
PhlebotomistBio coming soon.
What People are Saying
“...they truly care...”— Carol
“Because of my experiences at The Bridge, I have gotten my life back!”— Katie
“What a gift. What a precious gift.”— Judy
“... I felt a peace with my life that I haven't felt before.”— Terri
“...I love them all so much and can't thank them enough for saving my life...”— Krista
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