LaNae Valentine has a doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and specializes in working with women struggling with depression, anxiety, perfectionism, body image and eating problems. She is particularly interested in supporting women to find their voice, recognize their worth, and realize their strength. LaNae and her staff at Women’s Services & Resources support the students at BYU in successfully completing their education and in becoming future leaders in their homes and communities. Personally, LaNae enjoys friends and family, good books, cooking and eating yummy foods, cycling in the canyons especially through the autumn leaves doing yoga and getting Thai yoga massages.
Ashleigh graduated from BYU with her Bachelor Degree in Sociology (she minored in women’s studies). Along with helping the women (and men) at BYU find their voice, Ashleigh enjoys reading, dancing, watching movies, and painting her nails. Outside of the office Ashleigh can most often be found at Lifehouse Performing Arts Academy teaching young men and women the great art form of tap dancing. If you ever need a hug, chocolate treat, or just want to come say hi, stop by the office any time! It’s the best place on campus!
Carly LeBaron, Grad Student InternCarly has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and is currently in the third and final year of her Doctoral studies in MFT. She specializes in treating couples and women; specific women’s issues include body image, self-esteem, eating disorders, perfectionism, depression, and anxiety. In addition to working as an MFT Intern at Women’s Services and Resources, she also works part-time as an MFT Intern at Alliance Behavioral Psychology, a private practice in Orem, UT. Carly loves her job as a therapist and finds absolute joy in helping women find who they are, celebrate their humanness, and reach their potential. She is married to her best friend and together they are blissfully expecting their first child. Her interests and hobbies include reading, watching movies, spending time with friends, writing, public speaking, quilting, cross-stitching, cooking, and spending time outdoors. Carly is available for short-term consultations and co-facilitates the Fed Up with Food support group at WSR.
Kathleen Baxter, Grad Student Intern
Kathleen graduated from Weber State University in 2010 with her Bachelor Degree in Psychology. She is currently a graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program here at BYU. She enjoys music, cooking, roller-blading, movies, spending time with family and her wonderful husband. Her therapeutic interests include sexual trauma, eating problems, depression and anxiety. Kathleen is available for confidential consultations and is a facilitator in our support group “Fed up with Food.”
Erin McAdams, Events Coordinator
Erin is a senior studying psychology and minoring in Spanish. Erin grew up in Southern California and has two younger brothers. She loves to learn and is curious about almost anything. She loves talking to people and hearing their stories. In her spare time, she likes to be outdoors, make crafty creations, visiting her family, and making delicious treats for her friends. She also loves traveling and eating new food with names she can’t pronounce. Erin absolutely adores her grandmother and her husband and considers them her very best friends. Erin loves working at Women’s Services because she gets to spread a message of self love and empowerment. She plans to get her Master’s degree in Marriage Family Therapy so that she can continue making a positive impact in the lives of others.
Erica Tanner, Nutrition Counselor
Erica was born in Idaho, but considers herself a true Texan after living there almost all her life. She is a senior in BYU’s Dietetic Program, and loves to cook and eat. She also enjoys traveling and trying new things. Erica dreams of one day touring Europe with her husband and sampling all the local cuisine. Other interests include playing tennis, reading Harry Potter, watching musicals, rocking out to Taylor Swift, and attempting to play the piano. When she grows up, Erica wants to become a registered dietitian and get her master’s degree in social work to council girls with eating disorders. On top of all that, she also wants to grow up to be the coolest mom on the block. She feels privileged to be part of the staff here at WSR and looks forward to meeting all the amazing women that stop by.
Kelsi Seaman, Designer
Kelsi was born and raised in the beautiful pine forests of Flagstaff, Arizona and recommends to anyone who hasn’t been to go visit. She is currently studying advertising at BYU and absolutely loves her major. Although the mountains and trees of her hometown never get old, she enjoys traveling to beaches and exploring cultures all over the world. She is learning how to dance Polynesian style and is a certified scuba diver. Her passion is music and can sing anyone to sleep with her own written love songs. She loves her family and especially her seven nieces and nephews. Kelsi is grateful to be working at WSR and hopes to help people feel the joy, light, and beauty that is in them.