Welcome to Alliance Counseling!

At Alliance, we work with individuals, couples and families, and offer a broad range of expertise. No matter your challenge, Alliance Counseling has the experience to help you achieve your goals.

Meet the Team


Kristin Midyett, LCSW

Founder and Clinical Director

Kristin is the founder of Alliance Counseling. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. She has been a social service worker since 2003 and began doing clinical work in 2008. She has a broad range of experience, having begun her career doing family and crisis work, and later moving into the realms of school-based counseling and private practice. She is trauma informed and enjoys working with marginalized populations. She uses a psychodynamic approach incorporating a person centered foundation with a variety of interventions drawn from somatic, CBT and DBT modalities. She has also completed training with MAPS to learn interventions for psychedelic assisted treatment.

Mitchell Garets

Mitchell Garets, CSW

Clinical Therapist

Mitchell holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah. Additionally, Mitchell holds certification in Leadership, Justice, and Community Practice, as well as in Substance Use Disorder Treatment, among others. Mitchell has worked in substance use treatment and research for several years in different capacities, including case management and clinical intervention using a diversity, equity, and inclusionary lens. Additionally, Mitchell has experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community and hopes to continue this work into the future. Mitchell believes in providing a nonjudgmental, validating, and energetic therapeutic space to best utilize inner resiliency and strength.


Samantha Pranger, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

Samantha is a therapist that values individuality and personal growth, and strives to help her clients achieve that through her work with them. She has been working in the field of social work for 5 years, and has been working as a mental health therapist for 3 of those years. During that time, Samantha received her Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Utah and developed particular strengths and interests in utilizing the evidenced-based practices of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, and Trauma-Focused CBT. Samantha continues to learn and be open to learning new evidence-based practices based on clients’ needs.


Ashley White, CMHC

Clinical Therapist

Ashley holds a MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. Her education specialized in nature-based therapy, and she continues to incorporate that in her work. Much of her work has focused on substance use and recovery, in outpatient, court-mandated, and research settings. She also has experience working with pregnant and parenting individuals, as well as adolescents, often focusing on underserved populations. Ashley believes that all individual experiences are valid, and that each of us hold wisdom on our own healing.

Next Steps...

If you’d like to make an appointment, or inquire about our services, please contact Kristin at 801-403-6470, or send an email to kristin@alliancecounselingslc.com.