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The Healing Group’s Mental Health Center

 

We are a full and active mental health center with highly specialized clinicians. Because of our specialties, we are the most appropriate providers of support for people during periods of intense transition, growth, and change.

 

While we are most well known for our specialty in postpartum depression, we are also highly specialized to provide therapy when it comes to

 

  • couples counseling,

  • sex and intimacy,

  • infertility,

  • grief and loss,

  • sexuality,

  • spiritual and identity crises,

  • sexual abuse,

  • relationships,

  • eating disorders,

  • ADD and ADHD,

  • LGBTQ,

  • and other issues affecting mental health.

 

Overall our mental health center offers a boutique approach where clients get a personal, helpful, and individualized experience from the moment they contact us. We provide a variety of methods and techniques when it comes to mental health therapy. Some of our methods include expressive art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, emotion-focused therapy or process-experiential therapy, and sex therapy.

 

Not only are our clinicians experienced when it comes to working with women’s specific issues, but they are also highly trained and experienced when it comes to working with men’s and children’s unique issues as well. We help clients overcome the social taboos against sharing their struggles and emotions regarding their mental health, personal challenges, and life transitions.

 

The name of our mental health center, The Healing Group, reflects our distinct outlook and approach toward clients. We are a group of professionals who promote psychological and emotional healing through counseling, therapy, and education. We strive to create a safe place, where clients feel they can comfortably talk about emotions and seek therapy for life’s challenges. Our therapists are carefully selected for their clinical competency, passion for caring, and personal specialties and strengths.

 

If you’d like to learn about our unique specialties, visit our individual services page.

The Healing Group’s Therapists in Utah

We came together in 2009 when founder and executive director, Kristin Hodson, had a baby and recognized a need for a center specializing in women’s mental health. Kristin’s dream was to work with a group of professional therapists in Utah from varying fields who shared the goal of promoting healing and improving people’s lives. In three short years it turned from a one-woman show to a full and active clinic.

 

Now Kristin has joined forces with Mary Stanley. The reason the two of them became partners, as therapists in Utah is …

 

Our Utah therapists and educators offer care you will find nowhere else in the state. One of the elements of our mental health center that makes our clinic and therapy especially distinct from other clinics is our emphasis on group therapy. Joining a group is a great way to increase your support in a cost-effective way. It allows you to connect with others who may be experiencing similar situations and circumstances as you.

 

We understand how, at first, attending and participating in a group therapy session might seem somewhat intimidating. You might ask yourself or your therapist why you would want to share your story with strangers. But our therapists have seen time and again the benefits of group therapy are extremely effective. You can gain insight into your situation that before you didn’t see as you let your group become a sounding board of ideas. You’ll have access to a broad range of perspectives, helping you find solutions to the issues you are experiencing.

 

Often we find our clients enjoy attending our workshops and group therapy sessions because it helps them to find their individual tribes, their people. Additionally, being a part of a therapy group provides opportunity for you to develop social skills, reduce the sense of isolation and loneliness, and connect with people you had no idea were similar to you. Hearing others’ success stories provides you with encouragement to find and create your own success story. Then, also hearing others’ stories about grief, loss, and personal struggle, helps you to develop empathy and compassion, which can increase levels of oxytocin, serotonin, dopamine, and other psychologically important chemistry in your brain and body.

 

Discover more benefits to group therapy, our personal philosophy on group therapy, and which groups and workshops are available to you: Visit our Events & Groups page.

 

Also learn more about The Healing Group’s therapists in Utah, by viewing each therapist’s bio.

Our Center
Mental Health Counseling and the Symbol of the Canary

The symbol of the canary within our logo significantly represents who we are, what we do, and who we know you can become as you enter mental health counseling.

 

Symbolism of this bird entails aspects of healing associated with light, illumination, and joy. We feel it is a symbol that inspires the individual to focus on the strengths and abilities already within. These strengths can be found within an individual’s ideas, thoughts, and body and remind individuals that they are stronger and wiser than they realize. We believe effective mental health counseling will enable individuals to recognize and be who they really are.

 

It is our hope that our clients take to heart the metaphor of the canary, bringing self-awareness and healing to the surface of their lives that already rest within.

Statement of Beliefs

As therapists at The Healing Group, we believe the following principles of psychology and sociality.

 

  1. Life is a profound experience, which carries significant meaning to a person and his/her family and community.

  2. Transition, growth, and change are normal processes and offer opportunities for learning.

  3. Therapists are the most appropriate providers of support for people during periods of intense transition, growth, and change.

  4. Therapeutic care empowers people to assume responsibility for their mental health.

  5. Therapeutic care takes place in a partnership between therapist and client and is personalized, continuous, and non-authoritarian.

  6. Therapeutic care combines art and science. It is holistic in nature and grounded in an understanding of the social, emotional, cultural, spiritual, historical, and physical experiences of people. Our therapy is based on the best available evidence.

  7. Therapists have confidence in, trust, and respect individuals and their capabilities to live life and learn from its lessons.

  8. The individual is the primary decision-maker in his/her care and has the right to information that enhances his/her decision-making abilities.

  9. Therapeutic care promotes, protects, and supports an individual’s rights. It respects ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity.

  10. Therapeutic practice promotes and advocates for non-intervention when normal life experience are presented.

  11. Therapeutic practice builds an individual’s self-confidence when handling and developing insights about the transition, growth, and change in his/her life.

  12. Therapists use technology appropriately.

  13. Therapists effectively refer clients to other specialists in a timely manner when issues arise beyond the therapists’ realms of practice.

  14. Therapists offer anticipatory and flexible care.

  15. Therapists provide clients with appropriate information and advice in a way that promotes participation and facilitates informed decision making.

  16. Therapeutic care maintains trust and mutual respect between the therapist and the client.

  17. Therapeutic care actively promotes and protects an individual’s mental and emotional well-being while enhancing the lives of those around him/her.