Dr. Delsa Johnson-Waddell

(PhD, CMHC)

About Me

I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) licensed in Utah. I have been working as a counselor/therapist since the beginning of 2008. I was trained as a life coach in 2002 and have worked part-time as a life/success coach since then. I have had success working with clients with a variety of issues including mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder, mania), anxiety, personality disorders, grief/loss, anger issues, autism spectrum disorders, LGBTQ+, relationship issues, parenting issues (including using skills to manage problem behaviors in children), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma related difficulties. I have taken continuing education courses on many subjects, but have specialized in trauma.

My counseling/therapy style is collaborative, open, and accepting. I bring my expertise in therapy techniques and you bring your expertise on yourself. All I know about you is what you tell me, so honesty and authenticity are needed for the best therapeutic outcomes. I believe a person will be happiest when they follow what is best for them, whether that be from an individualistic perspective or a systems perspective (group interactions, family interactions, couples relationships, and communication skills). I see my job as helping you be the best you can be in all aspects of your life.

I use a variety of therapeutic modalities including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), IPT (integral processing technique), CPT (cognitive processing techniques), CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), MI (motivational interviewing), DBT (dialectic behavior therapy), expressive techniques in therapy (therapeutic art, therapeutic play, therapeutic movement, therapeutic drama, therapeutic writing, and other expressive techniques), somatic techniques (a variety of body-based interventions), mindfulness, guided visualizations, and hypnotherapy.

It takes courage and determination to be willing to look at what is going on in your life, your thoughts, and your emotions. I help you understand and work with your strengths to help overcome your weaknesses. Change can be scary, and I applaud your choice to make the changes in your life to be a happier, healthier, and more fulfilled individual. If you are ready and willing to see yourself and your life from a new perspective and make the changes that will bring you peace, happiness, and fulfillment, I am here to assist and support you on the way to realizing the life you want and dream of.

You can do it. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #10623750-6004 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Feb 16, 2021 after counseling with Delsa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Really cares. She served as a good outlet for my confusing emotions.