Florence Nightingale House Florence Nightingale - Healer

A Healer is one who reaches out to the sick and wounded to bring them comfort and renew their health. Florence Nightingale turned her back on a life of ease and privilege to relieve the suffering of injured soldiers in the Crimea in 1854. Appalled by the poor sanitary conditions and lack of compassionate care provided in the military hospitals, she went to work, scrubbing the wards, serving nutritious meals, and treating the physical and emotional needs of her patients. Her compassion earned her the title “Lady with the Lamp,” as she spent the dark nights ministering to the men. Her efforts reduced the death rate in military hospitals by 60%. Upon her return to Britain, she established St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses. Her tremendous example inspired women around the world to join the field of nursing, elevating it to a respectable and honorable vocation. We honor Florence Nightingale’s dedication to heal and improve the lives of those around her with skill and compassion.

Florence Nightingale House Staff

Allison Rencher, LMFT

Senior Clinical Director

When life’s journey takes us to unexpected places it can create fear and hurt for our entire family. Allison’s greatest passion is helping the whole family on their journey to greater healing. She takes her role as guide seriously as she walks the path with the families assigned to her house and caseload. Allison uses […]

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Lesley De La Torre, AMHC


Lesley received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in marriage, family, and human development, with a specialty in family life education. Lesley then completed her master’s degree at University of Phoenix in clinical mental health counseling. During her graduate experience, she provided trauma therapy to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes. […]

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Janay McInnes, LMFT


Janay has always had a passionate belief in the power of an individual to rise triumphantly from the difficulties life may assail them.  Yet, she also believes that sustained success and empowerment come with the collaboration of the family system.  Janay believes the family should be the cornerstone of hope, nurturance, and bonding.  When armed […]

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Sophie Wolfe, CTRS 

Recreation Therapy Manager

Sophie was raised in the state of Idaho where she spent much of her childhood outdoors, on sports teams, swimming, practicing the piano, making art, and adventuring with her family.  The various activities in which she participated helped keep her well-rounded and curious about the world. Sophie graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s […]

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Ryan Chollet

Residential Director – Nightingale House

Ryan was born and raised in Southern California. He moved to Utah to attend college at Dixie State University; where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. During his college years, he spent his summers working at camps for teens and it was here that he discovered his passion for working with youth. […]

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