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About Us

As an experienced Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Sharlene is the founder and clinical director of Landmark Family Counseling. She specializes in individual and family therapy. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist with over 13 years in the mental health field. She is a certified domestic violence counselor through the Utah Domestic Violence Council.

Our Counseling Focus:

  • Child, adolescent and family issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Addictions
  • Adoption/Adoptee Issues
  • Domestic violence counseling
  • Divorce and/or separation
  • Juvenile sexual offending
  • Trauma focused therapy for victims of abuse & neglect
  • Attachment/Bonding
  • Bullying or peer problems
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Depression and/or Anxiety
  • Foster Care Issues

Sharlene, CMHC, NCC, RPT-S


Sharlene is an experienced Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual and family therapy. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist with over 13 years in the mental health field. She is a certified domestic violence counselor through the Utah Domestic Violence Council.

Additionally, she is a NOJOS (Network on Juvenile Offending Sexually) affiliate therapist. She has worked in residential treatment, child welfare and private practice. She is a board member for the Utah Association for Play Therapy and a board member for The Youth Parole Authority.

Sharlene wrote, “I chose this profession because I am passionate about serving and strengthening others. I love to see individuals and families heal, learn and progress. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from University of Utah and my Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix. I enjoy working with individuals and with children of all ages and their families. In my free time I enjoy running, biking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.”

Chris Nokes, LCSW

ChrisChris has spent the last 12 years in the social services field working with children, adolescents, adults and families in various settings. He began his career as a counselor with Utah Juvenile Justice Services supporting families in crisis, presenting parent education, and providing short-term solutions focused counseling. With JJS Chris realized a strong passion and ability for connecting with youth and encouraging their positive growth and change. During this time, he recognized the importance of fine-tuning his skills and furthering his education. He went on to earn his Master’s degree in social work from Utah State University in 2011. Since graduation Chris has been working as a therapist in residential treatment settings. Over this period, Chris has developed the ability to work effectively with individuals and families impacted by depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, self-esteem concerns, emotional struggles, impulse control, and relational/family issues.

Chris strongly believes in the importance of building positive relationships with the clients that he serves by showing his caring, committed, non-judgmental, and patient personality. Chris brings a calm and easy-going nature to therapy that seems to put people at ease and make them feel comfortable with the change process. Chris relishes the opportunity to assist those he works with in improving their lives and relationships, encouraging happiness and success.

When Chris is away from work, he loves spending time with his beautiful wife and two sweet, curious and rambunctious little girls. He enjoys playing most sports and being in the outdoors hiking, driving, camping, and exploring.


Meagan completed her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Westminster College in 2016. Prior to coming to Landmark, Meagan worked full-time at Valley Mental Health’s children’s unit.  She did her internships at Lifeline Residential and The Pingree Center. She has training in play therapy, expressive arts, sand tray and CBT. She is zealous about her work as a clinician, and enjoys working with families and individuals, including children and adolescents. She has experience working with a variety of mental health concerns, including self-worth, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, and many other concerns that come up during life. Meagan is sincerely committed to supporting the well being of her clients and is fervent about providing quality care.

Meagan works under the belief that there is room for change in everyone. Everyone is capable of progress, and healing even in the occurrence of difficult life circumstances. At the core of Meagan’s therapeutic approach is the principle in the inherent ability each child and individual has for healing and growth, and the power of the therapeutic relationship to nurture that inherent possibilities. Couples are the foundations of a family and a strong couple relationship offers the secure base family members require. Meagan is committed to making therapy a safe environment where clients are free to be their genuine, vulnerable, and true selves in order to transition to a better sense of wholeness.


JaynieJaynie has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Brigham Young University (2004), and earned her Master’s of Social Work at the University of Utah (2010) where she graduated with an emphasis in Forensic Social Work. Jaynie has been working with youth since 2001 in a myriad of settings including education, non-profit work, and residential treatment. Jaynie’s counseling focus includes trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and sexual reactivity. Jaynie’s therapeutic approach comes from a strong Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy background. She also frequently utilizes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, experiential therapies, and recreation. Jaynie finds great joy in working with others and believes that there is great potential for change and growth in people. Helping them discover their own potential is a truly rewarding experience for her. Jaynie also finds joy in spending time with her family, serving others, and doing anything that keeps her healthy and active.