Services Provided:

  • Employee Assistance Program (Up to six sessions paid for by employer)
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Victim’s Assistance
  • Psycho-social Rehabilitation-PSR
  • Telemedicine- Medication management with Dr. William Hazel, Psychiatrist from Portneuf Medical Center
  • Substance Abuse/Dependence Treatment
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Sand Play/Sand Tray & Traditional Play Therapy
  • Critical Incident Defusing and Debriefing
  • EMDR Therapy

Shaun D. Tobler, MSW, LCSW
Shaun came to Bear Lake Memorial Hospital in June of 1998 after completing his Masters of Social Work Degree at the University of Utah. Shaun is married and has four children. He enjoys seeing people get rid of old coping skills that are no longer working and replacing them with strategies that are effective and functional. Shaun has spent a lot of time and effort learning about a wide range of mental disorders and strategies to intervene appropriately. Working in a rural area allows a provider to see a wide range of clients. Over the years, Shaun has had extensive experience working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and abuse effects, and substance abuse disorders. Personal interests include his family, running, woodworking and participating in the local Rotary Club.

Marilee Johnson, MRC, LP

Marilee grew up in Montpelier and graduated from Bear Lake High School. She attended Utah State and graduated with a BA in Psychology, then continued in Rehabilitation Counseling, receiving her Master’s degree in 2002. Marilee began working for Bear Lake Memorial Hospital’s Counseling Services office in 2011, providing psycho-social rehabilitation services.  In 2013, she became certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor and has enjoyed the challenges that come with providing mental health therapy. Marilee has received training in suicide prevention, Adlerian therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, among other modalities.

Marilee and her husband have four children.  Her free time is spent running her kids around and cheering them on as they participate in various sports.

Wayne Brown, MSW, LMSW

Wayne was born in Los Angeles, California and raised here in the Bear Lake Valley. His father was a photographer and mail carrier, his mother a teacher for over 20 years. Wayne graduated “Cum Laude” from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and minor in Sociology. While at Utah State, Wayne worked as REACH Peer for the Counseling and Psychological Services office. Wayne also served on the Student Advisory Council and was an active member of the National Association of Social Workers at Utah State. Wayne graduated with his master’s degree in Social Work from Boise State University. Wayne completed internships at both McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah and Bear Lake Memorial Hospital. Wayne began his career with Bear Lake Memorial Hospital Counseling Services in on February 2 of 20015. Wayne also worked as the Executive Director for the Bear Lake Anti-Drug Coalition “Enough is Enough” from 2014 through 2018 and as part of the Victim’s Assistance Unit, helping victims of domestic violence. Wayne is proud to be a Bear Laker and loves being able to do his part to improve and enhance the community especially through his work and volunteer efforts.

Brad J. Nelson, LMSW

Brad was born and raised in the Bear Lake Valley before moving over to Cache Valley Utah.  He graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s in Social Work while he interned with the Bear River Health Department Division of Substance Abuse.  At the Health Department he ran many of the psychoeducational groups and worked closely with the drug court team.  He then went on to get a Masters in Social Work from the University of Iowa where he interned with the Department of Veteran Affairs providing a wide variety of services for Veterans.  During his time in Iowa, Brad also took part in a Veteran Independent Project connecting Veterans with legal, mental health, housing, addictions and other needs to a strong network of personal and agencies who provided these services.

Brad is married and has 5 wonderful children including 2 girls and 3 boys.  His family enjoys being outdoors, camping in the mountains, swimming in Bear Lake, playing sports and being together.  They are excited to be a part of the team supporting the Bear Lake community!



David Roberts, LPC

David is native to the Bear Lake Valley. Making a difference has always been more important to him than making money. He decided early in life that he would focus his time and talents toward making the world and his community better than he found it–one person or family at a time. After graduating with high honors from Idaho State University, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, he returned to Idaho State where he earned a master’s degree in counseling. David is now a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor with a Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy orientation. As a graduate student, he majored in marital, couples, and family counseling, and has since accumulated many years of additional experience counseling individuals and families struggling with trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and sever and persistent mental illness.

David is married and blessed with three wonderful children. As an armature astronomer, David enjoys hosting star parties, so that others can enjoy the beauties of the night sky through a telescope.


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