One out of every four individuals is affected by a mental health issue including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use. At Jordan Valley Medical Center West Valley Campus, our caring behavioral health team, made up of Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Therapists, Crisis Workers, Recreational Therapists, Nurses and CNAs, not only understands the challenges of living with mental health issues, but can provide answers and solutions.
Mental health can affect every aspect of an individual’s life. Our behavioral health team understands this and addresses medical, social and behavioral health issues. Untreated, these issues can impair an individual’s ability to live a happy and productive life. Our caring staff of medical professionals strives to meet and exceed patient expectations, helping individuals’ achieve a happy healthy life.
Jordan Valley Medical West Valley Campus established an inpatient behavioral health unit in 2010 to meet the community’s emergent mental health needs. Prior to that we experienced long wait times to get adult patients to this level of care due to location and lack of bed availability. We wanted to make sure our neighbors were getting the help they needed as efficiently and appropriately as possible, and are proud to be the only inpatient behavioral health unit west of I-15. Two years later we expanded our mental health services to include outpatient treatment as well. Currently we have outpatient mental health programs that provide individual therapy, medication management and group therapy in West Valley City, Riverton, and Tooele for adults and adolescents. We partner with many community organizations that offer support and a wide range of services to meet the specific needs of each individual we serve.
We strive to provide a safe, effective, high-quality experience for our patients. Our goal is to produce outcomes that consistently exceed the expectations of our patients and their loved ones, helping patients attain a more fulfilling state of mental and physical health.
We continually strive to improve our treatment and persistently evaluate our services to ensure our clients’ satisfaction. We are committed to providing individuals with a safe and positive experience in our hospital and outpatient settings. We apply innovative, strategic solutions in a manner that is clinically responsible. Not only do we seek to become the healthcare provider of choice, we also seek to improve the quality of life for the individuals and communities affected by mental illness.
Dr. Gerald Lazar
Dr. Gerald Lazar obtained his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and his Medical Degree from Albany Medical College. His training included a postgraduate internship at Albany Medical Center and a residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr.
Lazar is well-respected in the Salt Lake community and has held many direct care and Medical Directorship positions throughout his extensive career.
Phuong Le, LCSW
Phuong Le, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist with more than a decade of experience. She is a designated mental health examiner and is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) certified.
She received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah. She has worked as a therapist, psych unit coordinator, clinical director, director of clinical services providing or supervising therapy for individuals and families. She has experience with substance abuse, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and has worked with refugees and severely mentally ill adolescents and their families.
Currently, Le works as the director of the Outpatient Services as Jordan Valley Hospital, West Valley Campus. Book an appointment with Phuong Le now.
Zoe Robbins, APRN
Zoe Robbins, APRN has been passionate about mental health care since taking a summer job at an Autism school when she was sixteen years old. In 1998 she received a double degree in Nursing and Psychology from Westminster College. After just months of working on the psychiatric inpatient unit at the Veterans Affairs Hospital and completing two medical missions in Nepal, Zoe knew her future path was to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with her master’s degree in 2003 and since that time has gained experience working in Adolescent residential treatment, substance abuse and many years as an adjunct professor for undergraduate nursing students.
Isaac Alfaro, APRN
Isaac Alfaro, APRN is a registered psychiatric nurse practitioner with more than 15 years of experience working within an inpatient psychiatric setting. He has also worked in several psychiatric settings, including addiction treatment, forensic psychiatry, telepsychiatry and outpatient psychiatry. He has worked with adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Alfaro received his undergraduate degree in nursing, followed by a master’s degree in psychiatric nursing, both from Florida International University. He has worked as a registered nurse in critical care, medical surgical and emergency care at various facilities in the South Florida area. Se habla espanol.
Martha Demos, LCSW
Martha Demos is a clinical social worker; she graduated from the University of Utah with her master’s degree in social work. Martha considers it a privilege to assist others in their journeys of finding peace and creating rich and meaningful lives. Martha Demos uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in her work. She has experience working with substance abuse, grief, mood instability, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Martha currently works as a crisis worker in the hospital setting and a therapist in the psychiatric inpatient unit in addition to her work as an outpatient therapist. Book an appointment with Martha now.