Competent and Compassionate
Our team of therapists are highly trained and deeply compassionate experts
Jeff Ford - Clinical Director
Jeff is a licensed marriage and family therapist and specializes in treating pornography and sexual addiction. He also works with spouses and family members that are affected by addiction. Jeffrey received his Bachelor Degree at the University of Utah in Psychology. He earned his Master's Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy at Purdue University. He has authored numerous workbooks for the LifeStar Network, articles, and chapters on addiction recovery and has spoken extensively about the effect that pornography and addiction has on individuals and families. His favorite pastimes include being with his family and doing anything outdoors.
Amy Cluff - LifeStar Therapist
Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been serving Southern Utah in social work capacities since 1999. Amy received her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Utah in 2004. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Association for Play Therapy, and the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists. Amy specializes in therapy for women, children, and families. She is licensed to provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for most mental health disorders. Her training is in mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, attachment and relationship therapy, attention and impulse control, blended family, co-parenting, and divorce issues. She also specializes in working with partners and family members of addicts. Amy is committed to providing excellent treatment for her clients and staying educated in her field. She is available in her community for presentations, workshops, and service opportunities.Amy has a private therapy practice in St. George, Utah. She enjoys the outdoors, reading, yoga, and exercise.
Dara Larsen - LifeStar Therapist
Dara Larsen is a licensed clinical mental health counselor in St. George, Utah with nearly 15 years of experience. Dara earned her graduate degree in counseling from Northwest Nazarene University in Boise, Idaho and her undergraduate degree from the University of Utah. She has worked in non-profit agencies, schools, private practice and co-owned an addiction treatment facility for several years.Dara believes that every individual has the capacity for healing and change. She feels passionate about encouraging clients to grow and reach their personal goals. Her areas of focus include; grief and loss, childhood and adult trauma, family of origin issues, anxiety and depression, adoption and fertility issues and sexual addiction trauma and recovery. Dara’s style is collaborative and encourages clients to make and set their own goals in therapy while also facilitating an increase in emotional intelligence. She uses cognitive-behavioral techniques, Adlerian therapy techniques, Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy, and “tapping” (EFT) in her work. Dara grew up in the Middle East and has traveled and lived in a variety of places throughout her life. Married in 1996, she and her husband are raising their three children together.