About XLR8 Fitness and Counseling (XLR8 Therapy)

About XLR8 Fitness and Counseling (XLR8 Therapy)

  What is XLR8 Fitness and Counseling On top of regular talk therapy, XLR8 Fitness and Counseling specialized in incorporating physical fitn...

Mental Health Therapy

On top of regular talk therapy, our therapist work closely with our fitness coordinator create a personalized therapeutic exercise programs designed using the concepts of Cognitive Physical Conditioning (CPC) which not only improve the body, but also target the mind.  Since CPC stresses the body to improve and adapt to counter mental ailments, it can heal and potentially cure disorders like depression, anxiety, and even PTSD -- reducing the risk for suicide and unhealthy coping mechanisms (i.e. substance abuse and at-risk behavior). 

Other specialties: 
Personal Training
Trauma sensitive Yoga
Play Therapy
CPC (Cognitive Physical Conditioning)

Practice Areas: 
Adolescent/Youth Counseling
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Bereavement and Loss
Child Counseling
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Marriage/Couples Counseling
Military Trauma
Mood Disorders
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting Issues
Post Traumatic Stress
Reintegration to Civilian Life
Sex Addiction
Sleep Disturbances
Weight loss

Insurances accepted:
Blue cross/blue shield
Curalinc EAP
Select Health -Comercial
Uprise health

We also accept cash pay, ward/bishop pay, HSAs and FSAs

To schedule an appointment:
Call: (801)316-8245
E-mail: nathanpond@xlr8therapy.com

Meet the therapists:

Chelsea, ACMHC

My name is Chelsea Montoya and I am licensed as an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I graduated with my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. During my time in Vegas, I worked primarily with the marginalized population and helped my clients work through challenges of depression, anxiety, trauma, discrimination, self esteem, grief, and difficult life transitions. I recently moved to Utah and continue to have the passion working with clients to help them overcome difficult challenges and obstacles that each one of us face. I know that life can be a complicated journey and having guidance to discover your path can give hope to help achieve your goals. I give my client the safe space to be able to express themselves and help build the confidence they deserve. I am also bilingual in English and Spanish and can provide counseling services for those clients who need or prefer a Spanish speaking therapist. 

Joseph Gleed, CSW

Joseph Gleed is a Clinical Social Worker.  He graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah in the spring of 2021.  Joseph is passionate about supporting others as they improve their mental health and develop solution-focused strategies to live a more meaningful and valued life.  His areas of expertise are trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, domestic violence, human trafficking, and PTSD working with children, adolescents, families, couples, and veterans.  Joseph is a Certified Sexual Assault Counselor to better support those who have experienced various forms of interpersonal violence and also works to rescue trafficked children in multiple countries around the world, working with groups such as Operation Underground Railroad, the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, and the Child Liberation Foundation among others.  He has been awarded the Diplomat for the Comisión Internacional De Derechos Humanos for his work rescuing trafficked children in Mexico, including the largest such operation in Mexican history.
Joseph utilizes a client- and strength-centered cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy using a variety of evidence-based practices including, and with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (TFACT), and EMDR.  Joseph also utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), treatment of PTSD, Mindfulness and Meditation, Gottman certified couples therapist, the treatment of complex grief, and more working with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to.
Joseph is also the creator of a program for women (The Victor Course) who have experienced trauma in its many forms utilizing Krav Maga self-defense training in combination with individual and group therapy designed specifically to rebuild the sense of strength, confidence, safety, resiliency, self-control, and self-efficacy lost after a traumatic event through a mind-body integrated approach to treatment. 
In addition to being a therapist and involved in rescue operations for child trafficking, Joseph has spent the last two decades as a self-defense expert teaching courses locally, nationally, and abroad to children and adults from every walk of life. When Joseph isn’t in therapy sessions he spends his time with his wife and six children playing games, enjoying the outdoors, reading, and at his family’s self-defense and martial arts gym in Sandy Utah, Unified Krav Maga.    

Nathan Pond, CMHC
Owner, Mental Health Therapist, Personal Trainer

Nate is an Clinical Mental Health Counselor with experience as a therapist at multiple counseling and treatment centers, both outpatient and inpatient.  Nate graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Psychology at Utah Valley University.  He continued his education at Argosy University and graduated with his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.  Nate has been a therapist in inpatient residential settings, substance abuse centers, therapeutic ranch, wilderness therapy, and outpatient counseling centers.  He specializes in behavior therapy, is trained in play therapy, certified in EMDR, and has worked with clients as young as two to as old as ninety.  He has also been a presenter for Fight the New Drug (pornography), and multiple other fitness and psychology expos.
Nate is a certified personal trainer and has multiple different coaching licenses with over ten years experience working as a trainer and fitness coach.  He has clients across the country and has implemented exercise programs at multiple therapeutic treatment facilities.  He is the creator of a therapeutic tool called Cognitive Physical Conditioning (CPC) that incorporates physical exercises to assist in the treatment of mental health issues.  This evidence-based program helps the body to heal from hormone and neuro-chemical imbalances caused by a disorder.  Using the concepts of CPC he has created an exciting therapeutic fitness class called EMOSHA.
Nate has always been a fitness enthusiast.  He played college soccer all four years of college and was a captain for three of those years.  He has set NCAA records in goalkeeping, was voted as player of the year in 2010, and even had opportunities to tryout professionally. 
He also loves archery, writing, and being outdoors spending time with his 5 kids.

"I have been told that I am a really easy person to talk to and I try to create a relaxed atmosphere in therapy.  I enjoy helping people find their own strengths to solve problems. I have years of experience working with little kids using play therapy.  I have over a decade's experience working with teenagers.  Most of my schooling was done to work with adults.  I even have military experience to work with veterans.  But I also always strive to find and use the best methods to improve your success."