SUU to Mental Health Counselor – Jennifer Bevan



Originally published July 19, 2022.


Since graduating with a psychology degree from Southern Utah University, Jennifer Bevan has become a licensed clinical mental health counselor who has her own practice, Everest Counseling LLC.

“I provide outpatient psychotherapeutic services to individuals, couples and families specific to trauma, loss/grief, anxiety and mood disorders, sexual health and well-being, ‘infidelity/re-linking and those navigating gender fluidity and expansion,'” she says. “I love my career and find it a privilege to work alongside incredibly courageous and emotionally resilient human beings who want to improve their overall well-being, relationships and self-esteem.”

She fell in love with SUU during a campus tour and planned to pursue a pre-med major, but soon changed those plans after taking an organic chemistry course. Spurred on by a caring tutor who challenged her to “discover her heart,” she took a look at psychology. After Professor Les Jones’ iconic lesson (Why do we do the things we do?) and a sex and gender lesson from Tina Fredrickson, she was “hooked” and officially changed her main and career goals.

Jennifer, founding member of Delta Psi Omega, thanks SUU for helping her find purpose in all areas of her life and setting her on a path of success and mastery.

“Through my involvement in Greek life, I have established relationships that have anchored me throughout my life. I met my current husband at SUU, my best friends, my soul mom, my family chosen,” she says. “I learned about love, heartbreak, integrity, diversity, loyalty, perseverance, determination, tenacity, dedication, and the gifts of failure and hardship. imperfection at SUU. I couldn’t have asked for a more fulfilling and successful college experience.

In her spare time, Jennifer and Brandon, her husband of 28 years, love to travel and provide their two boys, Quinn (11) and Kameron (14) with rich experiences from around the world. They particularly enjoy sailing in the US and British Virgin Islands, and listening to the tunes of Jimmy Buffet and Kenny Chesney. The Bevan family resides in Salt Lake City.

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