Our Team

LCSW, CCPS-C

Beckie Hennessy

Beckie helps others heal their hearts by walking them towards connection and true belonging.

CMHC, CETII, CECII

James Willhite

James Willhite founded [ACCEPTED] with Steven Shields to help others find the hope and healing he has personally experienced in his own life.

ACMHC, CETII, CECII

Steven Shields

Steven founded [ACCEPTED] with James Willhite to help provide a higher quality of care and healing than what most clients have experienced.   

 BA, MPC, CLC

Braeden Jensen

Braeden is ready to walk a journey with you to find healing, self-discovery, and true happiness. He has lots of experience working with youth and young adults.

BS, CMLC

Chris Bennet

Chris has been passionate about helping men and women in recovery for more than 12 years. He and his wife, Autumn, frequently speak at local firesides about their journey through addiction, betrayal, and redemption.

PCC, CECI

Jayne Elswood

Jayne works with men, women, and teens looking for help with their relationships with self, others, and higher power. 

BS, CLC

Nate Johansen

Nate is a gifted Coach working with individuals, couples, and groups to help them find their authenticity, healing, and joy.

CDWC

Jessica Ludlow

Jessica is the Director of [ACCEPTED] and has been a fierce advocate for better quality mental health access for nearly three decades. 

BS, CPT, CNC, CMLC

Kim Perkins

Kim is a dedicated coach passionate about guiding men, women, and teens on their healing journeys.

CPT, CNC

Kayla Shields

Kayla is the Office Manager and the backbone of Accepted. She handles all of the scheduling/rescheduling for all of our partners in addition to keeping us all organized.

Annette Atwood

Annette caters our individual/couples/family intensives at the City Limits Ranch near Bryce Canyon, Utah. She carefully prepares each gourmet meal with the freshest ingredients and your healing in mind. 

BS, MBA

Steve Larson

Steve Larson is a part-time Hawaii resident and the director of our Hawaii program. Passionate about contributing to the well-being of others, Steven finds deep fulfillment in being a part of the healing process.

ECP, FZP

Hailey Haywood

Hailey is an integral part of our marketing and outreach program. Her business and sales background combine with her gift for connecting authentically with people make her an enormous asset to our team.

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