Heather Franklin-Smith

Heather Franklin-Smith

After experiencing life in a couple Midwest states, she came to Utah in 2014 to study psychology. While in Utah, she had the chance to work as a psychiatric technician at the Utah State Hospital and Utah Developmental Center for two years. She has stayed actively involved in my community and has volunteered at the Utah county Children’s Justice Center and the Family Support and Treatment Center.

After having the opportunity to live and serve communities in the country of El Salvador, she returned to the Utah mountains to obtain her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work. While in graduate school, she accepted the opportunities to speak at the 2017 National Resilience in Education Summit conference, where she was awarded the Resilience in Action Award in recognition of her advocacy of Collegian Mentoring programs for young adults formerly in Foster Care. This led to the opportunity to return to Rockford East high school in Illinois as the Commencement speaker for the 2017 graduating class. Since graduating with her MSW at Utah Valley University, she has obtained training in DBT, CBT, TF-CBT, Smart Recovery, EFT, Basic sand tray, and Motivational interviewing.

Her future endeavors include EMDR and Equine therapy certification. When she is not at Hobble Creek, she is enjoying life as an amateur rock climber, snowboarder, and wife.