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Jennifer Buttrick, LCMHC

Addictions Trauma, Abuse Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I'm a freshly licensed mental health counselor in the state of Utah. I am certified in EMDR and have done most of my work in residential non-profit behavior modification/substance abuse treatment. In the past three years, I've worked with trauma, PTSD, and personality disorders firsthand, in addition to anxiety, depression, family dynamics, and motivating individuals to change. My clients have come from varied backgrounds including homelessness, incarceration, foster care/adoption, and all socioeconomic levels.

My clients have described me as "easy to talk to," "approachable," and "nonjudgmental." I have Brene Brown's three "Gifts of Imperfection" tattooed on my forearm, as a constant challenge to live my values: courage, compassion, and connection. I use a client-centered approach, where you are the expert on your life and what works best for you. I was giving homework and references to my friends long before I was ever professionally licensed and I'm creative about finding resources to support and educate my clients now. I've experienced my own struggles and have benefitted from therapy immensely over the course of my adult life. I firmly believe this informs my ability to empathize with clients and offer a realistic therapeutic relationship, based on trust, dignity, and honesty, especially when the topics are difficult. I'm married to a non-binary person and identify as bisexual.

In short, I have many skills (DBT, CBT, EMDR, to name a few). I am not afraid of difficult clients or trauma stories. I love the work I do and I take the responsibility of therapy very seriously. I would be honored to help you on your personal journey, wherever it takes us.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Addictions Trauma, Abuse Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Codependency, Communication problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

UT LCMHC 11344036-6004


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jennifer Buttrick. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I have really enjoyed therapy with Jennifer, she responds to messages in a timely manner and gives a multitude of options for different paths of healing-worksheets, EMDR, journal prompts. She is relatable and makes talking about the hard, deep issues a bit easier with her calm and understanding demeanor.

Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 months

Jennifer is very kind and patient.
I feel like I have so much to go over with her, and she helps me feel like I can be open. She makes the beginning process of therapy easier than most.

Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem