Our Team

   Our Team

Dr. Cindy Wasek (Butters), DNP, APRN cindy@lotusslc.org  

Dr. Cindy Wasek (Butters),

DNP, APRN

cindy@lotusslc.org

 

Cindy has earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), and is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) since 1997. Dr. Wasek is specialized as an Integrative Mental Health Practitioner, using holistic methods to provide healing and wellness to people of all ages utilizing traditional as well as alternative treatment modalities.  All clients receive an evaluation and recommendations based upon all aspects of their health that contribute to wellness; including physical, mental, environmental, and spiritual realms.  With her whole heart, Cindy believes in integrative health care that is patient-centered and fundamentally driven by health promotion and prevention strategies to achieve wellness.  She's a mom to four great kids, many creatures, and she loves to teach and practice yoga, cook and travel with the people she loves.  Also . . . she has the best laugh on the planet.  

Buddha, Therapy Dog Extraordinaire    

Buddha,

Therapy Dog Extraordinaire

 

 

Buddha is a therapy animal in training and he is super happy to come curl up with you during your session, if you ever want his company.  He likes long walks, the occasional splash in the creek, and leisurely naps (preferably on a sofa).  He's sweet, gentle, a great listener and he never ever shares any secrets.  If you think you might like him to join your session, just let your therapist know.  Buddha usually works Fridays, but he's around throughout the week too and he'd love to see you.  

 

 

Jenn Oxborrow, LCSW/Therapist joxborrow@lotusslc.org  

Jenn Oxborrow,

LCSW/Therapist

joxborrow@lotusslc.org

 

Jenn has worked as a therapist in private practice serving adults and children with a history of trauma, victimization and serious behavioral health disorders.  She is trained in Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parent Child Interactive Therapy, Domestic Violence Offender Evaluation and Intervention services, suicide prevention, and trauma-informed care for adults and children.  Jenn is passionate about empowerment and believes in supporting people with strategies and skills to promote wellness.  She holds degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Utah, where she graduated with honors from the College of Social Work with a Master of Forensic Social Work.  In addition to her work in psychotherapy and supportive services,  Jenn currently serves as the Executive Director of the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, a private, non-profit organization federally recognized as the statewide authority for best practices to support people impacted by domestic violence in Utah. Jenn has lived in Utah for over 12 years, and is an active volunteer with the statewide Crisis Intervention Stress Management team, debriefing first responders after traumatic incidents.  She shares a love of the outdoors with her two children and they have too many pets to count on one hand.  

Charlie Johnson, LCSW/Therapist charlie@lotusslc.org  

Charlie Johnson,

LCSW/Therapist

charlie@lotusslc.org

 

As a therapist, Charlie specializes in serving children, adolescents and their families who are dealing with sexual and physical trauma, substance use disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, delinquency, ADHD and other related behavioral health issues.  Charlie is also a trained NOJOS affiliate provider.  He offers individual, group and family therapy and draws from his extensive experience as a social worker in the public sector where he worked with Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Justice Services.  Charlie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Weber State University, and later a Master degree in Forensic Social Work from the University of Utah. He is a NOJOS affiliate provider.  We feel especially fortunate to have Charlie on our team because he is truly one of the very kindest, most hard working people on the planet, and also--he's a pretty funny guy.  

Shawn Hazen, LCSW/Therapist shawn@lotusslc.org  

Shawn Hazen,

LCSW/Therapist

shawn@lotusslc.org

 

Shawn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with children, adolescents, and adults supporting a variety of behavioral health needs including depression, trauma, attachment disorders, addiction, and sexual abuse.  Shawn’s clinical practice is a client-centered approach to therapy, drawn from a deeply compassionate space.  He draws from a unique combination of education and hands-on experience, and he enjoys collaborating with clients using a holistic approach that fosters health and wellness.  Shawn is deeply committed to a therapeutic approach that builds on the values and strengths of the individual as they work to achieve meaningful change.    He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah.  Shawn has worked with non-profit agencies, leading psychiatric treatment facilities and private counseling centers to provide progressive mental health and addiction treatment.  Shawn is passionate about his family, the desert, and finding the perfect song for each moment, which is why we lovingly named him the DJ of the Lotus Center.  So, if you have any suggestions for jams in our waiting room, DJ Shawn is the person you want to talk to.  

 

Becky Ablad CSW/Therapist becky@lotusslc.org  

Becky Ablad

CSW/Therapist

becky@lotusslc.org

 

 

Becky's therapeutic approach is centered on the idea that people are more than capable of healing themselves, but sometimes a caring hand can help that process along. Her background is in working with survivors of sexual violence, substance use, utilizing alternative approaches to managing chronic pain, and assisting those who have been traumatized by death and serious injury. She has training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement, Suicide Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Becky is a big believer in helping folks develop healthy and nourishing coping skills that will promote positive mental health, overall wellbeing, and mastery in life. When she is out of the office, you might find her digging in the garden, taking a road trip to Moab, or engaged in social activism.

 

 

Yvette González Coronado LCSW/Therapist yvette@lotusslc.org  

Yvette González Coronado

LCSW/Therapist

yvette@lotusslc.org

 

Yvette is a bit of a nomad. She has lived in the U.S., Mexico, India, and most recently in Spain. She has embraced the idea of living every moment with intention. In her interactions with others she seeks to create a space where people feel heard, validated, and valued.  She enjoys spending time with her loved ones, eating, being in nature, and traveling. 

Yvette is a bilingual (Spanish/English) and bi-cultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Her therapeutic approach centers on supporting others in the practice of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and liberation. She firmly believes in the power of the individual and collective to heal. Within this framework, she examines power & privilege through understanding social constructs of race, gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, culture, etc., and their intersection. She also considers the effects of multi-generational trauma.  

Yvette has many years of experience working with youth and adults affected by trauma. She has received extensive training in trauma-informed care and she adapts the modality based on the needs and strengths of the individual. She has received training in evidenced-based practices such as Feminist Multicultural Therapy (FMT), Culturally-Modified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CM-TF-CBT), Solution Based Casework (SBC), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Yvette is also a Certified Yoga Instructor. 

 

 

Jade Lubeck CSW/Therapist jade@lotusslc.org  

Jade Lubeck

CSW/Therapist

jade@lotusslc.org

 

 

Jade is a Certified Social Worker who enjoys working with kids of all ages as well as adults. She likes to use creative approaches to connect with her clients and address whatever is going on in their lives. She believes that individuals have the ability to heal themselves and sometimes just need support to overcome their obstacles. She is passionate about grief and loss work, suicide prevention, addressing trauma, and we think she is especially amazing at supporting individuals with depression and anxiety. Jade is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy techniques and addiction recovery. She has worked in school settings, in residential treatment centers, and with children who have experienced traumatic loss. Jade completed her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wyoming and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah. When Jade is not in the office, she likes to get outside, play some soccer, and do some rock climbing.  And here's a fun fact:  she has a pet bunny.  How cute is that?  

 

 

Mercedes Rice Certified Yoga Instructor mercedesrice102@gmail.com  

Mercedes Rice

Certified Yoga Instructor

mercedesrice102@gmail.com

 

 

Mercedes is a professional dancer from the Salt Lake City area. She started her career as a performing artist with Ballet West II.  She continued her journey by accepting a contract with Nevada Ballet Theatre in Summerlin, Nevada.  Soon after moving home, she began to train as a yoga instructor through Denise Druce’s training program, Yoga Assets. Mercedes also received her Angel Card Reading Certificate through Doreen Virtue’s online program. She is now going to attend the University of Utah’s Modern Program in the Fall of 2017 and will continue her passion as a dancer. Meanwhile, she will be teaching yoga to people who are in need of finding their higher self and grounding through movement. Mercedes will assist you in finding your own body and breath, and she believes “Movement is a Celebration!”.

 

 

 

Savannah Brady, Administrative Assistant savannah@lotusslc.org  

Savannah Brady,

Administrative Assistant

savannah@lotusslc.org

 

Savannah is a part of our support team at the front office. She has a passion for assisting people in being the best version of themselves by remembering who they truly are, and she believes that everyone is capable of this. Savannah is committed to the healing and wellness of herself and others. She studied social work at Utah Valley University; and she has worked in wilderness therapy, group homes, and residential treatment centers. She is certified in AromaTouch Technique massage, and she does healing work with her own clients through various holistic tools and modalities. Savannah thoroughly enjoys being outdoors, and she loves to spend her free time hiking in the mountains, gardening, singing and dancing.

 

Aubree Payne, Administrative Assistant and MSW Student aubree@lotusslc.org  

Aubree Payne,

Administrative Assistant and MSW Student

aubree@lotusslc.org

 

Aubree is part of our front office team. She is currently working on her Master's in Social Work at the University of Utah and completed her undergrad in Psychology at Utah State University. Aubree loves working with people and hearing about their life experiences, which is what attracted her to this line of work. She is a major home body and prefers to spend her weekends relaxing with close friends. Her favorite hobbies include coloring, watching Netflix, taking bubble baths, and collecting candles. Aubree's loves seeing the progress and resiliency in clients and is continually motivated by the mantra, "I am worthy of a life well lived. And so are you."

 

Lucy Mulligan, Administrative Assistant lucy@lotusslc.org

Lucy Mulligan,

Administrative Assistant

lucy@lotusslc.org

Lucy is part of our support team, taking care of clients and patients at the front office in the evenings and offering tutoring support to children weekly.  She's there to check you in, book your appointments, help you with insurance and billing and make sure you are comfortable and cozy.  Lu is a full time student, an amazing horse whisperer, and a pretty nice gal if we do say so ourselves.  Please let her know if she can help support your care at The Lotus Center, and, if you'd like to schedule tutoring for your children (ages 6-12), give Lu a call at 385.272.4292.
 

 

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 385.272.4292  or email us at lotusadmin@lotusslc.org.

Our Services

Our Services

Psychotherapy and Medication Management  The Lotus Center provides outpatient group and individual therapy to individuals across the lifespan.  In addition to individual, family and couples therapy, our team of 6 therapists offer group therapy including bereavement support, domestic violence survivor support, whole health and wellness, nicotine cessation, adolescent groups for wellness, parenting support, and play therapy for children. 

Our medical team includes an APRN who can assist individuals across the lifespan with medication management, including prescribing and coordinating overall medical care to promote healing and wellness.  

These services are available by TeleMedicine!   With the AdvancedTelemedicineTM feature you can meet with you provider online when a Telemedicine appointment has been scheduled. You can use your PC, iPhone®, iPad®, or Android device to use AdvancedTelemedicine.  When you schedule your appointment, inform your Doctor’s office that you would like to teleconference using AdvancedTelemedicine. After you make the appointment, an email will be sent to your email address to confirm the appointment, and with instructions on how to join the teleconference.

Click this link for the TeleMedicine patient portal:  

https://patientportal.advancedmd.com/Account/LogOn?lk=133578

 

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)  Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a service provided at The Lotus Center for clients with depression. With this advanced treatment, patients can regain stability, calm and happiness in just a few weeks using a noninvasive, safe, well tolerated office procedure. 

Deep TMS treatment stimulates the brain regions responsible for depression in a non-invasive way, using brief magnetic fields, at an amplitude similar to that used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems.  Deep TMS has been widely tested, participating in over 60 clinical trials worldwide. It is based on patents registered by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the company.  To learn more about TMS, consider exploring the following resources and links:  

 

TMS has been heavily researched and the following articles have been published as a result:  

  • Levkovitz Y. et al. Efficacy and safety of deep transcranial magnetic stimulation for major depression: a prospective, multi-center, randomized, controlled trial. World Psychiatry, 2015; Vol.14, 64-73.
  • Levkovitz Y, Harel EV, Roth Y et al. Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation of the prefrontal cortex—Effectiveness in major depression. Brain Stimul 2009;2:188–200.
  • Isserles M, Rosenberg O, Dannon P et al. Cognitive emotional reactivation during deep transcranial magnetic stimulation over the prefrontal cortex of depressive patients affects antidepressant outcomes. J Affect Disord 2011;128:235–42 
  • Harel EV, Rabany L, Deutsch L, Bloch Y, Zangen A, Levkovitz Y. H-coil repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment resistant major depressive disorder: An 18-week continuation safety and feasibility study. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2014 May;15(4):298-306.
  • Rosenberg O, Zangen A, Stryjer R et al. Response to deep TMS in depressive patients with previous electroconvulsive treatment. Brain Stimul 2010;3:211–217.
  • Rosenberg O, Shoenfeld N, Zangen A et al. Deep TMS in a resistant major depressive disorder: A brief report. DepressAnxiety 2010;27:465–469. 
  • Rosenberg O, Isserles M, Levkovitz Y et al. Effectiveness of a second deep TMS in depression: A brief report. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiat 2011;35:1041–1044.
  • Levkovitz Y, Isserles M, Padberg F, Lisanby SH, Bystritsky A, Xia G, Tendler A, et al. Efficacy and safety of deep transcranial magnetic stimulation for major depression: a prospective multicenter randomized controlled trial. World Psychiatry 2015;14(1):64-73.
  • Harvey PO, Van den Eynde F, Zangen A, Berlim MT. Neural correlates of clinical improvement after deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (DTMS) for treatment-resistant depression: a case report using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Neurocase. 2015;21(1):16-22.
  • Berlim MT, Van den Eynde F, Tovar-Perdomo S, Chachamovich E, Zangen A, Turecki G. Augmenting antidepressants with deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (DTMS) in treatment-resistant major depression. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2014;15(7):570-578.

 

The following insurances cover TMS in Utah:   

The Lotus Center offers cash rate for the 4 week complete series for $3600 (a 75% discount).

 

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy  Balanced hormones are necessary for good health and disease prevention for all women and men as we age. BioTE®optimizes hormone levels using bio- identical hormones contained in tiny pellets that are inserted just under the skin.  Balanced hormones will create improvement in energy, muscle strength, increased mental clarity, improved mental health, and improved quality of life while preventing age related illness.

Yoga and Meditation  With a team of qualified yoga instructors, Dr. Butters is certified as an RYT 200 yoga teacher and offers a gentle, mindful yoga practice for clients of The Lotus Center.   Yoga is an ancient practice of breath awareness and body postures along with meditation that has been widely practiced to improve health and achieve a state of peace and relaxation.  

Botox and Dermal Filler Administration  Some studies have shown that by treating facial frown and anger lines with Botox® and dermal fillers, a feedback signal is created and sent to the brain that in turn leads to decreased feelings of sadness and anger, and may be helpful in the relief of chronic migraine pain.  

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 385.272.4292  or email us at lotusadmin@lotusslc.org.

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

The Lotus Philosophy:  
Always Practice Integrative Medicine.  

The Lotus Center team is committed to practicing the following Principles of Integrative Medicine:

Hear more about Integrative Medicine from Andrew Weil, MD

  • Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.
  • All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, and community, as well as the body.
  • Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitates the body's innate healing response.
  • Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible.
  • Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically.
  • Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.
  • Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.
  • As practitioners of integrative medicine, we are committed to exemplify its principles and commit ourselves to self-exploration and self-development.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 385.272.4292  or email us at lotusadmin@lotusslc.org.