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Key Core Beliefs Team

Through education, training, and consulting, we help individuals overcome their Negative Core Beliefs by offering growth resources for the development of positive Key Core Beliefs and Integrated Health

Dr. Gray OtiS

Trained in the diagnosis and treatment of co-occurring mental disorders, Gray is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Utah. After completing masters’ degrees in mental health counseling and organizational behavior, he earned a doctorate in counseling psychology. He has completed post-graduate training in the treatment of trauma, substance and compulsive behavior disorders, domestic violence, and couples counseling. Gray has served as the president of the Utah Mental Health Counselors Association and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. He has authored a number of publications and has been a seminar and webinar presenter at state and national conferences on ethics, treating trauma, veterans’ treatment concerns, and integrated behavioral healthcare.

Gray achieves successful results for individuals and couples by resolving underlying pyschological  concerns. He applies evidence based practices combines with his concern for each person as they endeavor to resolve the distress of negative core beliefs. His model of integrated behavioral healthcare treatment addresses individual, family, social, and cultural considerations. Gray promotes individual strengths, authentic relationships, and empathic understanding. Through trauma resolution, he helps individuals cultivate compellingly Positive Core Beliefs. Using this approach, each person can effectively build enhanced mental and emotional resilience. Individuals and couples learn how to transform their lives through total behavioral health.

Sandi Williams

Sandi holds a Master of Science degree in Psychology as well as a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has completed postgraduate training and certification in EMDR, EFT, and CBT. Sandi is in private practice at the meadows counseling as well as an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University. She has had the opportunity to work with a diverse population through individual, couples, families, and group counseling. She is often asked to give presentations to groups on such topics as communication, trauma, and healthy relationships. She enjoys helping her clients and others find a new perspective by strengthening their Positive Core Beliefs through practicing the Integrated Health Model. The Meadows Counseling.

Dr. James Messina

Jim received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1973 and his Post Doc in Community Mental Health Administration in 1974 from the University of Florida. Since 2010, Jim has been at the Troy University Tampa Bay Site Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. Prior to that he has been involved in providing Behavioral Medicine interventions since 1980 when he became the Behavioral Health Consultant at United Cerebral Palsy in Tampa working with a team of rehabilitation specialists, neurologists and pediatricians for 20 years. 

He worked at St Joseph’s Hospital for 5 years after he left UCP and spent 7 years working in rehabilitation and nursing facilities with Primary Care physicians in an Integrated Care Model. He has written a series of books entitled the “Tools for Coping” and has a selection of Clinical Mental Health Training Manuals on his website Jim was co-founder and second President of AMHCA and was on the founding board of the NBCC. He is married to Connie and they live in St. Petersburg, Florida. They have two adult children and 5 grandchildren.

Jim Macedone

Jim Macedone has been an ASL interpreter and a graphic designer for over 30 years. He is a practicing Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC). Jim graduated from BYU-Provo in Family Science and got his masters in clinical mental health counseling, Magna Cum Laude. He actively serves the Utah Mental Health Counselors Association as their Executive Director for the past several years. Jim employs a constructivist approach including narrative therapy and play therapy. Jim has experience working with families, couples, individuals, teens, and kids. When Jim is not interpreting or counseling, he is definitely kayaking, at home with his wife and five kids, watching movies, gardening, or upgrading on his self-built, 1:1 scale R2-D2.

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