Meet Our Staff

We are proud to showcase our talented and dedicated staff. We set out to find and employ talented people to meet the needs of a very diverse population of children in both the states of Utah and California. We are well trained to serve the psychological, educational, and emotional needs of a wide variety of cultures, races, and religious groups. “Diversity” is a buzz-word that is often misused in our social media culture. In terms of how it is applied in our clinical psychology clinic, only one conceptualization comes to mind: Empathy and acceptance.

Although empathy is a very important trait to have within the walls of a clinic, when it comes down to it, every parent wants to have their children served by talented and humble staff. From top to bottom, Early Life employs people who have demonstrated unique clinical, educational, legal, and consulting skills and expertise. We employ nationally and locally recognized experts in a wide range of clinical, educational, and advocacy related subjects. Despite a combined 50,000 hours of world class training and private practice hours, multiple national and local media appearances, and years of legal advocacy experience in a wide range of settings, our staff is united behind one conceptualization: “Parents are, and must always be, the resident experts of their own children.”

  • Therapist, LMFT

    Karen Malbon

    Karen Malbon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has worked with children and teens in the home, educational, nonprofit and private...
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

    Michelle Randall

    Michelle’s early experience was working with person’s court ordered to attend therapy individually and in group therapy. Many of these...
  • Director of Cognitive Education

    Austin Taylor

    Austin is currently a senior at Utah Valley University who plans to attend Medical School upon completion of his Bachelors degree. Austin’s...
  • Academic/Cognitive Tutor

    Jamil McPherson

    Jamil McPherson is currently attending Westminster College after graduating from Judge Memorial Catholic High School. When Jamil was at Judge...
  • Academic/Cognitive Tutor

    Breeanne Nead

    Breeanne Nead loves people. She has an incredible ability to adapt, serve, and appreciate every person she meets, no matter their walk of life....
  • Director of Education Services

    Janessa Gonzalez

    Janessa Gonzalez works at our Valencia, California clinic as our Director of Education Services in charge of training and supervision of our...