About the Institute for Cognitive Therapy


conversationThe Institute for Cognitive Therapy is a private, non-profit agency that was created 18 years ago by Dr. Donna Castleton, LCSW and Randy Linnell, LCSW to help address the growing needs in Utah County for such things as substance abuse, domestic violence, anger management, and victim counseling. The agency has grown and adjusted for the needs of the community to include therapy for individuals, couples, families, the LGBT community, and religious conflicts. Dr. Castleton has recently retired, and Heidi Riddle, LCSW has stepped into her place as Executive Director.

Licensed by the State of Utah, the Institute for Cognitive Therapy works to provide mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence treatment. The Institute's clinical staff are licensed, highly trained professionals who share a commitment to providing effective, accessible, and quality treatment services. We serve clients from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds, as well as provide services in Spanish.

ICT has grants with Utah County and the State of Utah for Domestic Violence treatment for both victims and perpetrators, as well as for substance abuse treatment, for both court-ordered and volunteer clients.

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(801) 802-8608


The Institute for Cognitive Therapy offers affordable rates for counseling services and a sliding payment scale based on income.

Heidi Riddle, LCSW, SAP

Heidi Riddle

Institute for Cognitive Therapy
Executive Director

Heidi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from USC and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah. She is a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) for the Department of Transportation, and a Crisis Counselor for the State of Utah. Heidi has worked extensively in areas such as addictions, domestic violence, crisis assessment and management, and LGBTQ populations. She is also a Field Instructor for several universities, including the University of Utah, USC, University of Phoenix, and Utah Valley University, supervising interns and those working on licensure.

Randy Linnell, LCSW, SAP

Randy Linnell

Institute for Cognitive Therapy
Clinical Director

Shana Hubbs, CSW

Shana Hubbs

Institute for Cognitive Therapy

879 South Orem Boulevard, Suite 1
Orem, Utah 84058

(801) 802-8608 office
(801) 221-1042 fax