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At Desert Solace, we have assembled a team of experts to help our clients with sex addiction and porn addiction recovery. They are not simply degreed professionals; some are also recovered sex addicts and porn addicts themselves. We feel this is important information to share, because there is such a stigma in the LDS church attached to sexual and pornography addictions that seeking sex addiction counseling and pornography addiction treatment from people who understand what you are going through is crucial. We want to show our clients what a life of recovery can be like, with a strong marriage, active in church, connected to family and to God.

Our Pornography And Sex Addiction Treatment Program Staff provide our clients with a more immersive experience, ensuring that program participants receive the greatest benefit possible, and we also provide structured support during the pornography and sex addiction recovery process.

Founder & Co-Director
Mark Jorgensen
Mark Jorgensen
Founder & Co-Director
Mark Jorgensen founded Desert Solace in 2011 with a vision of creating a place where those suffering from the effects of pornography addiction and other sexually related addictions could seek recovery in an environment of compassion, empathy, and hope. Mark was born in Logan Utah and grew up on a farm in Cache Valley. Following […]
Co-Founder & Family Liaison
Jerri Jorgensen
Jerri Jorgensen
Co-Founder & Family Liaison
Jerri Jorgensen, along with her husband Mark, is the co-founder of Desert Solace residential treatment center.  As the wife of someone who battled pornography addiction for many years, she understands and relates to the unique struggles of family members caught in the chaos created by a loved one dealing with porn, sex, and related addictions. […]
Marketing Director and Co-Owner
Brandon McDonald
Brandon McDonald
Marketing Director and Co-Owner
Brandon McDonald has been with us since June of 2019 when he started the Desert Solace Outpatient Program and was the Director of Operations for the inpatient program. Brandon became one of the owners of Desert Solace in 2022 and transitioned into a role as Director of Marketing. Born in Idaho but raised in Salt […]
Hope Ambassador and Co-Owner
Kiley McDonald
Kiley McDonald
Hope Ambassador and Co-Owner
Director of Operations
Jacob Watkins
Jacob Watkins
Director of Operations
Clinical Director
Courtney Lyman
Courtney Lyman
Clinical Director
Courtney is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor specializing in treating pornography, sexual addiction, and the co-occurring disorders of anxiety and depression associated with addictive behavior. The shame, guilt, and secrecy of childhood wounds can drive individuals to seek relief from a painful past by engaging in illusive present behaviors that at some point stop […]
Therapist
Cary MacArthur
Cary MacArthur
Therapist
Director of Equine
Julie Forbes
Julie Forbes
Director of Equine
Julie Forbes has always had a love of helping people and working with horses. When the two passions are combined it can be magical! Over the years she has been active in many disciplines within the horse world. When she was introduced to Equine Assisted Learning/Psychotherapy (EAL/EAP), she realized the power this modality had in […]
Equine Facilitator
Jan Adamson
Jan Adamson
Equine Facilitator
Staff
Trichelle Watkins
Trichelle Watkins
Staff
Staff
Juan
Juan
Staff
Staff
Leland
Leland
Staff
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