About New Beginnings
New Beginnings Therapy was created with you in mind. We've spent years listening to what makes our clients' experience in therapy the best and most effective. Our practice has been hand-crafted and is improved daily to make you feel comfortable, supported, and heard; we are constantly growing and changing, just like you. If there is ever anything we can do to make your experience better, don't hesitate to tell us! Here, your voice matters.
At New Beginnings, we specialize in several important areas: Women's mental, emotional, and relational health, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body image issues, perfectionism and people-pleasing, trauma, pregnancy and peripartum, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem, college life issues, faith transitions, and couples therapy for a wide variety of marital and couple issues.
New Beginnings was opened in Logan, UT in September of 2018 by Dr. Carly LeBaron. Serving the amazing people of Cache Valley runs her blood; her family has been doing business in Cache Valley for over 100 years. Her great-grandfather, Al Larsen, founded Al's Sporting Goods in 1921, just one block away from our first office location. Her grandfather, Darwin Larsen, founded Al's Trophies & Frames in 1954. She is incredibly proud to be a 4th generation small business owner here in Logan.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Carly LeBaron, Ph.D., LMFT (She/Her)
I've been working with my amazing clients since 2008, starting in Utah County and now in Cache County. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Utah State University (Go Aggies!) and my Master's and Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at BYU. I have worked in a community clinic, a women's center, and several group private practices before opening New Beginnings. I also published my first book in 2017, "Shattering the Porcelain: Overcoming Perfectionism and People-Pleasing and Becoming the Real You" and my second book, "Some Body to Love: 12 Weeks to a Better Body Image" (complete with Companion Journal) in 2021! I'm completely biased, but I have the best job in the world and it's an honor to meet and work with my clients.
I am married to my best friend and we have three incredible sons and a dog named Bandit. I love to write, cook, bake, read, go hiking and camping, landscape, and be outside. I'm a total foodie and yoga enthusiast! Right now, I'm trying to learn to play the piano and working hard every day to be my authentic self. Come grow with me!
**Dr. LeBaron is licensed in both Utah and Idaho, and can provide telehealth to clients living in both states.**
Madeleine Pugmire, MSW, CSW (She/Her)
I have always had a passion for helping others reach their full potential and I am excited to be working my dream job! One of the most important goals for me, as a therapist, is to break the stigma attached to seeking treatment. I firmly believe we are not broken and need fixing, but are hurt and need healing. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Utah Valley University and my Master’s degree in Social Work from Utah State University. I have had the privilege to work with children, adolescents, and adults in many different settings and have learned working one-on-one is what I enjoy most. I love what I do and am grateful for the privilege I have to work with each of my clients.
Growing up in Texas, I encountered many diverse people with a variety of experiences that now help me in my work. I never imagined I would live in Logan after graduation, but my Cache Valley loving husband somehow talked me into buying a house, so I am here for the long haul. In my free time I love to experiment making new meals and treats, playing games, and attempting to workout. I believe that each day is a new possibility and I look forward to what the future holds.
Ashley Bell, MMFT, LAMFT (She/Her)
Struggles in life are often intimately tied to how we experience our relationship with ourselves, others, and how we make meaning. As a therapist I believe we humans are wired for connection, healing, and purpose. In therapy, I will collaborate with you to find paths to wellness through a compassionate stance.
I am passionate about infusing warmth, creativity, honesty, humor, and current research based methods to help produce desired changes. I access your strengths using approaches including Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and EMDR.
Seeking healing in your life (and subsequently in your relationships) is a brave step. No one should feel like they are navigating difficulty alone. I will be there to provide you the safety, empathy, and support as we create a healing path tailored for you. Please reach out and together we can see if I am the right fit for you.
Amanda Crosland, MSW, CSW-I (She/Her)
I graduated from Utah State University in 2021 with my Bachelor's in Social Work and received my Master's degree in Social Work from Boise State University in 2022. I have worked with children and adolescents both in a school setting as a counselor and in clinical setting as a Registered Behavior Technician. I am passionate about guiding people to have more fulfilling and happy relationships in their lives. I am also a strong advocate of self-care and work to help clients realize they are important and valued. I am a certified professional dog trainer and enjoy implementing animal assisted therapy in session.
I have lived in Cache Valley for three years, and I am married to the best man in the world. I love animals, and began to train dogs a little over two years ago. I fell in love with it and now I train professionally. Everyday brings new challenges, new opportunities, and a new hope, and I look forward to helping others as we work together on their journey to establishing and maintaining a healthier and happier life.
Baxter and Teo- Amanda's Therapy Dogs (He/Him)
Baxter is an almost two year old Australian Labradoodle. He is sweet, curious, loving, and attentive. In therapy, he plays a more active role as an animal assitant by providing deep pressure therapy and sitting next to clients or at their feet, depending on the comfort level of the client. He is trained and owned by Amy Jensen of Baxter & Bella.
Teo is a two year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He is friendly, gentle, quiet, and is very respectful of other people's personal space. In therapy, he tends to play a less active role and prefers to be a quiet, calm presence to help clients feel more comfortable.
They are both registered as Canine Good Citizens and are working towards becoming Registered Pet Partners.
Abby Walker, BS, Student Intern (She/Her)
I graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After my undergraduate degree, I worked at a residential treatment center where I assisted in the treatment of adolescent females struggling with significant trauma. I am currently a senior at the University of the Cumberlands pursuing my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I chose to pursue therapy because I love helping the community I live in and believe everyone deserves to start healing. I feel very fortunate to be in this field. I am passionate about helping my clients identify their strengths and utilize them to their advantage as a part of their therapeutic process.
In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, listen to podcasts, play card games, and anything else I can do to maximize my fun! I love all things Disney, sugar, and reality TV. I am so excited to be apart of the New Beginnings family and would love to work with you.
Kayla Allen, BS, Student Intern (She/Her)
I graduated from Utah State University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2020. After I graduated with my bachelor’s degree, I worked with Child and Family Services where I assisted in a wide range of casework and learning how to help people and be an advocate for individuals, families and children during some of the most challenging moments of their life. I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree through the University of Kentucky and will be graduating in May of 2023. I am choosing to pursue therapy because I believe people are good who just need help sometimes. I love learning how to be able to help and empower those who are at a phase in their life where they feel they cannot do that themselves. My overall goal is to be able to pass on different skills and mindsets to others so they can believe they have the power themselves to have a better life.
I grew up in Cache Valley. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, my family, his family and friends. I enjoy boating, wake surfing, being outdoors, games, skiing, gardening, and watching some classic Netflix with a bowl of popcorn. I believe that everybody needs someone in their corner throughout life. I look forward to being a part of New Beginnings Therapy and would love to be in your corner.
Kaitlin Rodgers, BS, Student Intern (She/Her) *Taking clients starting Feb-Mar 2023*
I graduated with my Bachelor's of Science in Sociology from Utah State University in 2019. I am currently in the second year of my Master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Adams State University. I am excited to continue honing my counseling skills as an intern with New Beginnings Therapy. I have a deep passion for mental health and firmly believe in the healing power of laughter! I find many aspects of therapy fascinating and have a particular interest in grief and loss, LGBTQIA+ issues, faith transitions, and mental wellness. My goal as a blossoming mental health professional is to provide a non-judgmental, safe, and engaging place for clients to find healing and empowerment.
Originally from Orem, Utah, I have been in Cache Valley for almost seven years, and I love it! In my free time I enjoy playing D&D, taking naps, embroidering, and spending time with my family. I am so excited to begin my journey with New Beginnings Therapy and I look forward to working with you!
Anna Rosenbaum, Receptionist (She/Her)
I was born in California and raised in Colorado. I absolutely love Colorado and think it’s the best state. I love the mountains and being in nature. I love being active, so growing up as a dancer was great for me and I still love to do it.
I moved to Logan, Utah to go to Paul Mitchell the School-Logan where I got my Master Esthetician license. I love skincare and love to pamper everyone.
I’m currently attending USU and majoring in psychology with a minor in Family and Human Development. I love helping and being there for others. I’ve always been more of a listener than a talker. I want to eventually get my Masters and become a Marriage and Family Therapist. I’m so excited to see what the opportunities are ahead and so excited to be a part of the New Beginnings family!
Megan Tassinari, Receptionist (She/Her)
I was born and raised in Sacramento, California but have lived in Logan, since 2016. I am a fan of all things Aggie (especially USU Basketball)! I completed a Bachelor of Science in Heath Education and Promotion at Utah State University in 2020, and a Master of Public Health from USU in 2022! I have a love of learning and passion for health and wellness.
In my free time, I am frequently found camping up Logan Canyon, reading a good book, or watching documentaries about animals. I am a huge fan of Brené Brown, and am always working on self improvement!
I look forward to getting to meet and work with you all!