Solstice RTC Medical Team

Kirk Simon, MD

Psychiatrist

Kirk Simon, MD

Dr. Simon is a triple board certified psychiatrist in the areas of pediatrics, child/adolescent and adult psychiatry. He completed his undergraduate degree at Creighton University, then attended the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Utah. Dr. Simon has presented on topics including eating disorders, somatization disorders and difficult diagnoses in patients and families. In 2003, Dr. Simon was honored as nominee of the year. In 2005 and 2012, he was awarded teacher of the year by the triple board and child psychiatry residents. He approaches students in a holistic, strength based manner to foster greater resiliency. Although he used to enjoy mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking and photography, his time has now been replaced with raising two little boys.

Bridgette Hooton, RN

Nursing Director

Bridgette Hooton, RN

Bridgette received her nursing degree from Weber State University, as well as a degree in Criminal Justice. Throughout her professional career she worked in an adult county correctional facility for 5 years, youth detention centers, and in a trauma center as an Emergency Department charge nurse for 10 years. Bridgette was awarded the “Nurse of the Year” award for the state of Utah. Her varied experiences and educational background are a unique blend to add to our treatment environment. Bridgette and her husband Doug, have a daughter Tenley Ryan. She enjoys spending time with family, photography, craft projects, 4-wheeling and traveling.

Kaitlan Tyrrell, BS

Transportation Coordinator

Kaitlan Tyrrell, BS

Kaitlan has a Bachelors of Science in Child, Adolescent and Family Studies from Weber State University. She worked as a mentor for 4 years and has been the Transport Coordinator since January 2016. Prior to this she worked and volunteered at A Center for Grieving Children with children ages 3-18. Her interests include spending time with her family, especially her nieces. She also enjoys spending time with friends doing a variety of things. She loves to travel, shop, go to movies and read.

Kassidy Hammer

Medical/Transportation Assistant

Kassidy Hammer

Kassidy earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Weber State University and looks forward to going back to school for a Master’s degree in Public Health. She has been employed at Solstice since 2016 , first as a mentor and now as part of the medical/transport team. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, drawing, and spending time with her two cats.

Celebrating Long-term Success

“Solstice got me through one of the hardest times in my life. I had a support group that’s huge,
between the therapists and the mentors, the other girls–all helping each other”
Veronica, finding support for relationships and adoption issues.