Meet our providers

Bradley Edgington, PhD, Psychologist.

Professional Highlights:

Dr. Edgington received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from BYU. He has worked for many years in Utah County and provided services to those suffering with various mental health anomalies.

Specialties:

Dr. Edgington relies on a variety of therapeutic modalities to help those dealing with the challenges associated with depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders (i.e. panic, OCD, PTSD and phobias). He also enjoys helping those with anger problems, men’s issues and sexual addiction. Marital therapy is an important dimension of his practice given his belief that most marriages can be happy and successful. He also provides consulting services in the field of Physician Health and Well-Being for individuals and organizations.


Heather Hoyal, PhD, Psychologist.

Professional Highlights:

Dr. Hoyal received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University. Her pre-doctoral internship was at Metro State College of Denver, Counseling Center.

Specialties:

Dr. Hoyal enjoys working with individuals who experience Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and “existential” anxiety; Mindfulness and meditation; She has had success in helping many women with concerns through-out life, including body image/relationship with food, dating and the challenges of being single, pre and post-partum depression, the complex challenges of modern parenting including single motherhood; Couple’s therapy and, when necessary, divorce adjustment. She uses a number of different therapeutic approaches including mindfulness and meditation.


Ryan Balagna, PhD, Psychologist.

Professional Highlights:

Dr. Balagna received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at Texas A&M University. In addition to working at Alliance Behavioral Psychology, Dr. Balagna is a psychologist and captain in the Army Reserve and an Adjunct Faculty member at Utah Valley University.

Specialties:

In therapy, Dr. Balagna takes an interpersonal approach. He focuses on seeing adults who are experiencing depression, bipolar, anxiety, anger and the effects of trauma. He also works with those who are struggling with masturbation, pornography and other addictions. In addition, Dr. Balagna also does evaluations for fitness-for-duty and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disorders.


Marty Erickson, PhD, Marriage and Family Therapist.

Professional Highlights:

Dr. Erickson received a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iowa State University. In addition to his work at Alliance Behavioral Psychology Dr. Erickson works at the BYU Counseling Center. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.

Specialties:

Dr. Erickson works with individuals, couples, and families. He especially enjoys working with: depression and anxiety, religious issues, faith transitions & crises, marriage/couples therapy, premarital therapy, men’s issues, compulsive pornography use & sexual addictions, compulsive behavior, eating issues and negative body image (women and men), healing from trauma/abuse, single adult issues, family therapy, and issues related to multiculturalism/diversity (race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.). And he is a straight LGBTQ ally. Dr. Erickson utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused, and Family Systems therapies.


Mich Suyama, Ph.D., Psychology Resident.

Professional Highlights:

Dr. Suyama received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from BYU. He did his pre-doctoral internship at Wasatch Mental Health in both adult and child outpatient settings. He holds an Ed.S/M.Ed. Specialists and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from University of Florida.

Specialties:

Dr. Suyama utilizes various approaches to therapy including Interpersonal, Acceptance & Commitment, Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems Theory. He has many years of experience working with adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy modalities. He has worked with individuals with the following concerns: depression/bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma-abuse/post-traumatic stress disorder, parenting and family dynamics issues, child/adolescent issues, relationship difficulties, addictions, life stage challenges/adjustment, religious and spirituality issues, and career/vocational counseling.


Lisa Takara, Ph.D., Psychology Resident.

Professional Highlights:

Dr. Takara received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from BYU. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Northern Illinois University.

Specialties:

Dr. Takara’s counseling orientation is integrative, with an emphasis on an Interpersonal Relations approach, with techniques drawn from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). She focuses primarily on helping those with concerns including depression, anxiety, spiritual/religious concerns, trauma, family of origin, adjustment, relationship, multiculturalism, and woman’s issues.


Andrew Brown, M.S.

Professional Highlights:

Andy has completed three years of training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Andy obtained his B.A. from Metropolitan State University of Denver, his M.S. from BYU and is in the final year of his Ph.D. program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Andy currently teaches a graduate course at BYU, provides supervision to other therapist, and does research in EFT.

Specialties:

Andy specializes in working with couples, parents with teenagers and/or adult children, and helping couples and individuals struggling with sexual addictions, such as pornography.


Luke Marvin

Professional Highlights:

Luke is in the final year of his Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology at BYU.

Specialties:

Luke specializes in working with adolescents and adults. He incorporates primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, and Hope Theory into his practice. He enjoys helping individuals work through grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment, relationship conflicts, and spiritual concerns. He is also particularly passionate about helping others find, or restore, their inner resilience.


Sergio Pereyra

Professional Highlights:

Sergio received his master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from BYU and is currently in the final year of his Ph.D. program in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Specialties:

Sergio uses a variety of approaches to therapy and mainly works from a developmental, ecosystemic framework. He specializes in Spanish-speaking therapy with Latino couples, families and individuals, but is just as comfortable doing therapy in English helping couples, individuals and families with a variety of issues including: parenting issues, depression, anxiety, pornography & other behavioral addictions, couple intimacy issues, immigration issues, multicultural issues, anger management, spirituality issues, and adolescent issues.