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Resilience Villages

Resilience Village is a research-based clinic and community space designed to comprehensively treat trauma. Trauma and trauma-related disorders cannot be fully healed through talk therapy alone. The neurological effects of trauma impact the whole body, so healing psychological trauma requires a village of healers. Resilience Villages employ psychologists and mental health counselors who are trained in trauma-informed modalities and partner with allied healing professionals using evidence-based practices for treating trauma. 


Some of these partners practice trauma-informed yoga, somatic art therapy, drumming, nature, and trauma-informed medical message for treating trauma and growing capacity. Resilience Villages are strategically designed physical spaces open to the public (regardless if you are a client) where people come to heal deeply from trauma and grow resilience to manage the challenges ahead. 


Introducing Our
Village Practitioners 

Dr. Kari O'Grady

Dr. O'Grady is a licensed clinical psychologist with a focus on being with people in their suffering and fostering resilience. Her extensive experience includes leading teams to address collective trauma in various locations worldwide, publications on trauma and resilience, and training hundreds of psychologists and mental health clinicians. She has served in leadership roles within the American Psychological Association. Known for her compassionate approach, she specializes in trauma-focused therapy and consultation, operating from an ecological perspective in both clinical practice, training, and research. Dr. O'Grady is the CEO of Resilience Villages and the Center for Resilience Leadership.

Jamie Tanner

Jamie Tanner is a compassionate and experienced clinical mental health therapist dedicated to helping individuals on their journey to healing and personal resilience. With a unique blend of trauma-focused therapeutic approaches, including art therapy, somatic therapy, and talk therapy, Jamie creates a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their emotions and experiences.

Thomas Yeung

Thomas Yeung, AMFT, CTRS, brings extensive experience in recreational therapy to address trauma and enhance clients' overall well-being. He is enthusiastic about integrating systematic processes to enhance clients' physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being through a recreational approach to counseling. Specializing in interracial marriages, he holds certifications in Gottman Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and DBT. Recognized as the UAMFT 2023 Student of the Year, Thomas offers services in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Kennedy Demboski

Kennedy is an empathetic and understanding clinical mental health counselor who focuses on helping people heal and develop resilience. Kennedy uses a blend of evidenced-based therapeutic approaches to support clients through their unique circumstances. She is trained in EMDR and PolyVagal Theory. She has worked in outpatient, residential, and acute care with a focus on supporting adolescents and emerging adults on their mental health journey. Kennedy works to create a safe and welcoming environment to allow clients to feel comfortable discussing their experiences and feelings. Kennedy offers services in English and Spanish.

Sandy Crane

Sandy works with individuals, couples, and families of all ages are experiencing trauma anxiety, depression, loss, anger, loneliness, relationship problems, eating disorder, addiction, struggles with aging or health, fear, lack of motivation, isolation, bullying, self-harm, or even the inability to do simple daily tasks like getting out of bed, showering, eating, or drinking. She uses evidence-based practices and traditional therapies, and also offers somatic approaches to healing through using writing, music, dance, poetry, nature walks, and art.


Brenna Fox

Brenna is trained in trauma-informed massage.  Trauma-informed massage is a holistic approach to massage therapy that addresses the widespread impact of trauma on the body and mind.  She is a Rapid NeuroFascial Reset (NFR) practitioner.  NFR is a movement based manual therapy done over clothing that addresses the nervous system directly to help people reconnect to their bodies and restore stability in the body, thereby reducing pain and increasing mobility.(allied partner:

Brittany Woorwood

Brittany is certified in both Vinyasa and Yin styles of yoga. Vinyasa involves flowing movements synchronized with breath, promoting harmony between mind and body. In contrast, Yin yoga focuses on stillness with passive, longer-held poses targeting deep tissues. She integrates trauma-informed healing into both yoga approaches with the intention of reconnecting people with their bodies.  Brittany incorporates sound healing, utilizing specific vibrational frequencies and tones to promote relaxation and healing for mental, emotional, and physical well-being.(allied partner: @balancedbodywithbritt)

Djembe Drum

Drumming has been shown to improve mental health and promote resilience.  Physical movement and rhythm helps people address trauma. Drumming induces a meditative state bringing people into the present moment.  It has also been found to help synchronize the two brain hemispheres, promote brain plasticity, and reduce PTSD symptoms.  Drumming is part of our Village.

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Through Resilience Villages, the Center for Resilience Leadership offers psychotherapy services to enhance mental health and resilience for individuals, teams, and organizations. With over 30 years of experience in extreme contexts worldwide, our licensed clinicians use evidence-based practices and collaborate with allied health professionals to create comprehensive mental health treatment plans. We employ trauma-informed approaches, psychological testing, and cutting-edge practices to address concerns from an ecological perspective and boost resilience.



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Orem Office
532 E 800 N, BLD #2

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