Roots Counseling & Wellness
Roots Counseling & Wellness
LEARN. HEAL. GROW. STRENGTHEN.
LEARN. HEAL. GROW. STRENGTHEN.
Meet our team of caring professionals
Milton McLelland, Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC)
Founder & Owner
Milton D. McLelland graduated from the University of Phoenix with his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2012. He worked for the local Medicaid provider (Southwest Behavioral Health Center) in Iron County from 2012- 2018. He had the honor of working with the most acute mentally ill clients there. They taught him that a disease does not define a person and that they can build the life they want, even with the hardest of disabilities. In Milton’s opinion, every mental health practitioner would benefit from spending a few years in those clinics. In 2016 Milton started Roots Counseling with his wife, Rochelle, who is also a mental health counselor. They worked part-time until 2018, when they took the leap into full entrepreneurship. Since 2016 they have grown to 5 total therapists and have built a successful practice. Roots Counseling specializes in trauma recovery through understanding and learning how a person got to where they presently are in life, healing through connection with the whole person, mind, body, and spirit. They also help clients obtain growth and strengthening through skills development to drive and build their own life worth living. Hence the Roots’ motto: Learn, Heal, Grow, Strengthen. Milton and Roots’ main therapeutic methods are Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (better known as EMDR). Milton has also trained with The Amen Clinic, the world leader in brain health, and The Gottman Method, which specializes in couples’ mental wellness.
Rochelle McLelland, Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC)
Co-Founder & Clinical Director
Rochelle McLelland is co-founder and Clinical Director of Roots Counseling. Together with her husband Milton, she created Roots Counseling in 2016. What began as a side business has now become their full-time job. Rochelle also began her career in mental health counseling (CMHC) with Southwest Behavioral Health. She had great opportunities to learn and grow as she worked with adult clients. She was thrown into learning and teaching Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and has loved it ever since. It has been great to use the skills learned to create a foundation for Roots Counseling to build from. Rochelle also spent time directing the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team, which gave her great opportunities to work with families and youth and develop her skills there. Rochelle is also trained in EMDR and IFS, both of which have added to the foundation created by DBT to make her a well-rounded therapist that can help see and meet the needs of her clients. She believes that the most important component of mental health is human connection, and with that as her focus, she strives to create a comfortable environment for healing and growth.
Micah Bulloch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Micah has been in clinical practice for 5 years, specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, sex offender treatment, and attachment. She earned her master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Utah in 2018 and her bachelor of Psychology from Southern Utah University in 2011. She is a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Micah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Utah and Texas. Before moving to private practice, she worked as a Social Worker for the State of Utah, Department of Child and Family Services for 7 years. She also worked as a therapist in a residential treatment center for youth struggling with behavioral and sexual disruptions.
Micah loves to work with individuals, couples, teens, and the LGBTQIA+ community. she believes everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life’s difficulties. She aims to empower her clients with knowledge and skills to move forward in their lives with balance and harmony. Micah has been extensively trained on the use of EMDR as a protocol and uses it in her practice to achieve improved outcomes with a broad variety of clients in trauma, abuse, attachment, and substance abuse.
Erik Turley, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT)
Now Accepting New Clients
Getting help is no small ordeal and Erik is here to assist you along your path to healing.
Erik obtained his Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy through Capella University and his Bachelor of Science in Marriage and Family Studies from Brigham Young University – Idaho. He is a firm believer that family intergenerational patterns and experiences from childhood are what mold us into who we are today. In a world of conflict and confusion, solutions are all around us. Finding a healthy source and structure to life can bring well-needed healing. Erik approaches counseling using interventions from models of therapy like Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Structural Family Therapy (SFT), Bowen Family Systems (BFS), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Written Exposure Therapy (WET), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and so forth. He works with individuals, teens, young adults, couples, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment, intrusive thoughts, compulsivity, marital conflict, infidelity, trauma, life skills, launching into the world, and grief and loss. Erik also works with blended and multicultural families.
Erik was born and raised in Northern San Diego County, California. He and his family have been in Cedar City since 2021. His hobbies consist of learning languages, shooting at the county range, going outdoors, PC gaming, and more. Just like you, he understands the challenges life can bring and the difficulties working through them. Erik can work with you to find empowerment, peace, and hope, to overcome whatever has been burdening you and/or your family for so long.
Brenda Pehrson, Hypnotherapy & Alternative Healing Practitioner
Now Accepting New Clients
Roots welcomes a new practitioner! Start your healing today with Brenda! Brenda’s methods offer a great segway into starting your healing journey with a licensed Counselor/Therapist.
Brenda is the owner and creator of “The Collective Method”, which uses a combination of multiple energy healing modalities in alternative therapy consisting of; Hypnotherapy, Shaman Smudge Cleansing, Hand Drumming, Reiki Master Techniques, Akashic Records Channeling, Muscle Testing, Somatic Release, Emotion Code, Sound Bowl Therapy, Manifestations, Confidence Coaching, Human Design Consulting, Akashic Constellation Groups (Similar to Family Constellation Groups) amongst other energy healing techniques she has learned and picked up through out her span as an Energy Practitioner and Alternative Therapist.
Brenda’s methods are very powerful, she has a special and unique gift in alternative healing therapies that are subtle but provide life changing results after just one session. She empowers her clients with knowledge and skillsets to use to move forward in their lives with clarity and peace. Clients walk out of a session feeling lighter, more free, relaxed, and with a new outlook on life. Brenda specializes in working with those that are suffering from trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, fears, stress, fatigue, parental imprints, and generational trauma to name a few. Brenda can help individuals get to the root of where the emotions, blocks, and restrictions are; helping one to acknowledge, release, and integrate in a new way of living the best version of their true authentic self.
Dave Dalton, Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)
I’m a (Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.). This means I am a fully licensed physician with privileges equivalent to an MD. I’m board certified by the American Osteopathic Association in Family Medicine, OMT, and Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. I graduated from residency training in Kirksville, MO. I completed medical school at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. I earned by bachelor’s degree at SUU in Chemistry Healthcare Emphasis and completed high school at Parowan High School.
I currently work full-time in Lincoln County, NV and am taking on a part-time role at Roots Counseling to provide medical services. About 80% of my practice in Nevada is musculoskeletal in nature. Anecdotally, I see a strong correlation between physical pain and behavioral health. I use osteopathic manipulation and dry needling in my treatment. A clinical encounter with me may partially look like a medical visit, a chiropractor visit, and an acupuncture type of visit blended together. There are other modalities that I may also try in one’s treatment.
I frequently recommend my patients to get counseling, and now, I will be working with patients who are already seeing a mental health therapist. I am hoping to complement the team at Roots with manual therapies and medication management. If you feel like your medical provider isn’t listening to you, then please contact Roots and get on my limited schedule. I will hear you out and give you my candid thoughts. I can start you on a medicine or continue your current medications while offering the other modalities I use.
I will be working with Roots to bring ketamine therapy to the practice. We are hoping this will help those who are extra struggling with their symptoms to break old neurological pathways and transition into new habits. Ask your therapist about ketamine therapy to see if you are a candidate.
Christina Moton, Life Coach
A Relationship Enrichment Coach, Realtor, Small Business Promoter, and Office Manager walked into a bar… Alright… It was Christina Moton who proudly holds many titles, including wife and mother. As a self-proclaimed “Pro-champ on relationships,” because she has learned the hard way in many situations and continues to be her most stubborn adversary, Christina enjoys the challenge of coaching, especially couples! Her favorite question to first ask is, “What is the worst thing that could happen?” After catastrophizing to an extreme, she pulls back, asking, “What is the likeliness of that happening?” As a life coach, Christina has a great knowledge of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). She is always at the ready to help those struggling in times of difficulty to learn, heal, grow, and strengthen.
Victoria Johansen, online Life Coach
Creator of Our Big Impact Small Changes (BISC) Online Program
Victoria started her Skills Coaching journey in 2019 with Roots Counseling. With her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her overall goal to become a mental health therapist, she believes that everyone, no matter their walk of life, can benefit from some extra support! With the help of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS), Victoria works with her clients to overcome obstacles like doubts and insecurities, harmful patterns of behavior, and living a life that does not align with values and long-term goals. She believes that when we connect with parts of ourselves that tend to keep us stuck and we use effective skills, we can achieve the dreams that seem so unattainable to us. As well as become empowered in who we are as an individual and how we want to live a life that we are proud of.
Victoria loves to work with all who are willing! From teens, young adults, and middle-aged individuals, to the LGBTQIA+ community. She feels that all human beings deserve to have a safe and non-judgmental space to build themselves back up after it seems like life has knocked them down. She believes that with compassion, connection, and courage anyone and everyone can go from feeling overwhelmed and stuck to being confident in themselves and living life with intention and purpose. Victoria strives to empower her clients with the ability to balance acceptance and change so they are able to build a life that they deem worth living.