We treat all forms of abuse, including: sexual, emotional/mental, verbal, physical and spiritual. Abuse can have lasting effects and a deep impact, whether it happened a day ago or decade. Post-traumatic stress disorder is when an individual shows symptoms of experiencing a traumatic event. Symptoms include: nightmares, flashbacks, mood disturbance, sleep issues, memory loss and depression.
We use various therapies to treat abuse, including trauma-focused CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and Play Therapy.
Trauma | Abuse
Many times, parents feel in over their head with their children, both grown and young. Parents can unconditionally love a child, but struggle to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries. We specialize in helping parents gain control of their home by establishing firm, but loving, boundaries and teaching effective parenting skills.
We also help families of adult children and siblings here in Utah and nationwide. We use Telehealth to help with family therapy when necessary.
Parent Support | Education
Anxiety | Depression
Symptoms of anxiety may include: having fear about the future, lack of concentration, sleep issues, heart palpitations, trembling, sweating, excessive worrying and fatigue. Symptoms of depression may include: tearfulness (crying easily), lack of motivation & interest, sleep disturbances, fatigue, social isolation, agitation and appetite issues. Anxiety and depression can exhibit differently in adolescents than in adults such as symptoms of self-harm, nightmares and separation anxieties.
We use a variety of therapies to treat anxiety and depression, including education for loved ones. We facilitate therapies in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and skills development. We also work closely with a variety of community resources to support with any necessary medication management needs.
Many girls and women struggle with substance abuse issues. This can include: alcohol, amphetamines, pornography, opiates, marijuana and over the counter medications. We are here to support and teach valuable skills of recovery for women, young and old. We understand that addiction is a family disease and we empower the whole family. We teach the family appropriate boundaries, skills and lifelong knowledge for the best outcome possible for the individual and family.
We use a variety of therapies to treat substance abuse, including education for loved ones. We facilitate therapies in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and skills development. We also work closely with a variety of community resources to support with any necessary medication management needs.
Grief | Loss
Whether a loss of a loved one, pet or relationship, grief can feel all encompassing and overwhelming. It’s natural to downplay a loss and feel that “people have been through worse” or “it’s silly to feel this way” or the need to “move on” quickly. Professional help can support you as you grieve. Grieving is much like a fingerprint, everyone has one but they are all unique. We all grieve differently and are allowed to feel the feelings we are experiencing as we grieve.
We use a variety of therapies to work with someone who is grieving. We facilitate therapies in trauma focused CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). We treat grief as a traumatic event and also utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) for treatment.
Preparing for marriage can be a time of joy while simultaneously an overwhelming and uncertain time. Participating in counseling can be a good first step in the process of preparing for marriage. Newlyweds becoming “one” as a couple can be a daunting task. Intimacy, communication and navigating new relationships, such as in-laws, can feel overwhelming. Setting boundaries, establishing better systems of communication and creating relationships of trust are all imperative to a healthy marriage.
We work with couples young and old for pre-marital counseling. We teach skills of preparation for the hope of a healthy, satisfactory marriage.
Separation can be a very traumatic event in a woman’s life. Whether the marriage was six months or sixty years, pain is the outcome. Even when divorce is the healthiest choice for a bright future, grief remains. Grieving a marriage is a loss, “like a death that someone chooses” as a client once said. Codependency is oftentimes a symptom of a toxic relationship. Whether recently separated or divorced for a decade, counseling can help pick up the pieces after the breakdown of a marriage.
We work with separated couples, women and their children and support women as they transition into uncharted territory. Therapy for divorce support is more than just sitting in grief with someone, though many times a priveledged necessity, it is teaching skills of emotional and mental self-reliance for uncharted territory.
Pre | Post
Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, is characterized by the following symptoms: stormy relationships; acts of self-harm & cutting; impulsive behaviors (overspending, substance abuse); splitting (black and white thinking); shaky identity; fear of abandonment. We are here to teach valuable skills of recovery for women, young and mature, struggling with this disorder. Suffering silently doesn’t have to be the norm anymore. BPD is very treatable when under the care of a skilled clinician.
We work with girls and women diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Many times, individuals don't know they are experiecing Borderline symptoms. Through the therapy process, we diagnose and treat Borderline Personality Disorder, including educating family. We implement DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and skills of recovery to treat Borderline Personality Disorder.
Women especially struggle with self-esteem issues, it can become all encompassing, almost obsessive. Whether it’s weight or body image, learning to see one’s self clearly can be a lifelong journey. We educate women, young and mature, about healthy body image and focus on their identity and purpose. We teach that all women have divine worth, and it is fixed. These concepts are the foundation of our treatment approach.
We use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to treat and support girls and women with body image and self-esteem concern. When disordered eating is present, we coordinate services with local dieticans to support with treatment. We education loved ones and teach necessary skills of recovery.