Life can be like a tree. It can be big and beautiful, and stand tall among the rest. When you're dealing with life’s problems such as anxiety or depression, this can be a challenge and it can feel like your tree is crashing down. There is hope, and that hope can come in the form of a counselor based in Cottonwood Heights. 

Cottonwood Heights is named after the cottonwood tree. It stands tall, and so can you. Speak to a counselor today and learn how your tree can grow as strong as possible.

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Chelsea Sheedy

Offering therapy in UT
License: MS,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
8 years of experience

Hi there! If you're reading this, you are a brave individual dedicated to becoming the best "you" possible. I am always honored and humbled when chosen to be a part of someone's most intimate journey of self-improvement and fulfillment. Therapy is a powerful though sometimes difficult process for some and growth is never for the weak. Congratulations on getting here! After working as a professionally trained musician, I made my foree into the helping profession as a board certified music therapist after receiving my education at the University of Iowa. Shortly after beginning my work in the music therapy world, I gained my master's in clinical counseling so I could gain clinical tools and add accessibility for individuals looking to heal their mind, body and soul. My approach is a creative one tailored to the individual; I take a multimodal approach in which I incorporate different skills and methods from different modalities so that I can help an individual meet their goals in a nonthreatening way that appeals to their needs, interests and strengths. Some sessions might incorporate music and art while in other sessions I encourage the power of writing or nature. I enjoy getting to know my clients well so we can use your interests to your advantage. I have a particular passion for working with survivors of trauma and abuse - both young and old. In my office, I work with individuals with complex PTSD, helping them to process their traumas and build up a new, healthy view of the world, opening their eyes up to safety and security where there was once fear. I also work with offenders and survivors of domestic violence, those suffering from symptoms of mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders, men's and women's issues, intimacy issues/sexual dysfuction and addiction, comorbid mental health and substance use disorders, parenting concerns, phase of life problems and a variety of other needs. I am trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and find creative ways to use this via distance counseling when indicated. I am here to listen and empathize, offering you a warm and compassionate space to share your concerns and help you to problem solve and heal. I have a great deal of experience working with individuals (children, adolescents and adults), couples, LGBTQ+ populations, parents and families. I am so humbled to be a part of your healing journey and look forward to hearing YOUR story.

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Ashley Jaggi

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I love bringing clarity and vision to my clients and giving them the tools they need to be successful long after we're through. I'm dedicated, warm, compassionate, and always looking for more resources to share. I genuinely believe my clients are the experts on their own life and working together, we'll build an individual treatment plan that includes a tailored approach, timetable, and clear objectives. I believe everyone can benefit from talking with a counselor and want everyone to have access to quality and timely services. If you're ready to make some changes in your life, I'd love to help you on your journey. Please note I am generally available on Thursdays from 9:30-4 MDT for face to face appointments. If that does not work with your schedule or you are not willing to make accommodations to meet at those times you may want to choose another therapist. I did my Undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University and received my Master's in Social Work at the University of Utah. I have worked as a Mental Health Therapist for 4 years and am currently working on both a Coaching certification and EMDR. I have 3 children and we enjoy exploring the beauty and variety of the West!

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Russell Talbot

Offering therapy in UT
License: MEd,LCSW,MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
30 years of experience

My education includes two Masters Degrees, specifically Educational Psychology (Counseling & Guidance) and Clinical Social Work, as well as, a Master level Certificate in Addictions Counseling. I am also certified in Cognitive Restructuring and Challenge Course (Ropes Course) therapy. In addition, I have been trained by Dr Daniel Amen with the Amen Clinics as to the effects of trauma and substance use on the brain and how that can and does alter the personality of the individual. I am licensed in Utah and Nevada, as both a Clinical Social Worker and Addictions Counselor. Including my years as a School District Psychologist and Trade School Administrator, I have over 35 years experience as a counselor and psycho-therapist for adolescents, adults and families. I have worked with substance abusing &/or addicted adults and their families in residential, intensive outpatient and educational treatment settings. I have considerable experience providing therapy for various issues including, but not limited to mental/behavioral health social work and relationship counseling. I also provide “Intervention” services for families of treatment resistant individuals, and formerly served as an Educational Consultant and Program Advisor to families searching for the best out-of-home placement for their loved ones, be it adolescent, young adult, or adult. Although I primarily work with adult clientele, my experience as a School District Psychologist provided an opportunity to work with students demonstrating many types of learning disabilities, i.e. ADD/ADHD, reading, math, and written language disabilities, and many psychological disorders. My training in academic and cognitive testing provides an understanding of Special Education issues, as well as, additional psychological testing which may need further interpretation for proper treatment and/or placement. My background and varied experiences have provided me the opportunity to develop exceptional abilities and attributes gaining respect throughout the community, as well as, increasing my perception and knowledge in the field of treatment and recovery. I have worked closely with Ecclesiastical Leaders, Families, Attorneys, Courts, Juvenile and Adult Probation and Parole in Northern Arizona, Southern Nevada and Southern Utah counties. My areas of expertise include: * Addictions (Alcohol/Drug, Gambling, Internet, other) * Depression * Anxiety * Marital and Premarital Counseling * Domestic Violence & Anger Management * Parenting * ADHD * Family Counseling & Coaching * Educational Consulting & Program Placement Services * Intervention Services I look forward to meeting with you and assisting you on your journey through recovery.

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Jennifer Christensen

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hi! My name is Jennifer Christensen, and I would love to meet you! I am a solution-focused therapist, which means I want to help you learn, grow, and heal. I believe in the importance of your story, and I know you have many strengths to assist you in overcoming life's challenges. I am licensed as an LCSW in Utah with 3 years of clinical experience. I am also licensed as a School Social Worker/Professional Educator by the Utah State Board of Education, and I have 9 years of nonclinical social work experience which includes psychoeducation, community engagement, and grant facilitation. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I serve children (ages 8+), adolescents, and families, and I have experience working with neurodivergent, LBGTQ+, and trans teens. It takes courage to seek out a happier and more fulfilling life and take the first steps toward change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Tyson Smith

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Dan Huntsman

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 15 years of professional work experience. My clinical experience has been focused on working with various ages in individual therapy. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse as well as increasing client motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I employ various treatment modalities to address presenting needs. My main therapeutic modalities are CBT, DBT, IFS, and EMDR. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Billi Rigby

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

As a licensed mental health professional in Colorado, Oklahoma and Utah with five years of experience, I have helped numerous clients with various issues. My areas of expertise include stress and anxiety management, improving motivation, self-esteem and confidence, addressing career difficulties, and treating depression. A particular passion of mine is assisting those experiencing caregiver stress or burnout. I work hard to create a space where you feel comfortable opening up without any fear of judgment. Taking that first step to sign up for therapy is no small thing - it takes real courage. But you've done it! I'm so proud of you for taking action to improve your well-being. Together, we'll build an environment of trust and care. You'll be able to share your deepest thoughts and feelings while knowing you have my full support. With my experience and your dedication to growth, we can make real progress. Your happiness and health are within reach - let's get started on your journey to feeling better! Don't hesitate to reach out, I'm here for you!

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Scott Persinger

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefIntimacy-related issuesSleeping disordersDepression
35 years of experience

I am kind & caring individual / professional. I do not judge others. My job is to seek understanding of others by learning about my client's needs, goals, desires, motivation & hopes for each person's life & satisfaction.

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Ryan Forbes

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

My name is Ryan Forbes. I go by “Forbes” (in order to not be confused by the ocean of Ryan’s) but feel free to call me Ryan. I am biracial as my father is Maori and from the Waikato region of New Zealand and my mother is English born in the States. During my youth I was raised in Nevada in a variety of cities and rural areas due to my parents working for State government. I am licensed in Utah with over 10 years of Counseling and 29 professional work experience. I have experience in helping individuals with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Rachelle Ottesen

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Cottonwood Heights

Finding the best therapist close by in Cottonwood Heights can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Cottonwood Heights. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Cottonwood Heights, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Cottonwood Heights or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Cottonwood Heights area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Cottonwood Heights, elsewhere in Salt Lake, or in the greater state of Utah.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Cottonwood Heights area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Cottonwood Heights therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Cottonwood Heights due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Cottonwood Heights may not take health insurance, some in the state of Utah may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Utah you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Cottonwood Heights, Utah working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Cottonwood Heights above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Cottonwood Heights helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Cottonwood Heights therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Cottonwood Heights therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Cottonwood Heights therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in UT, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 84171 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Cottonwood Heights counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Cottonwood Heights licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Cottonwood Heights, Utah can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Cottonwood Heights has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Cottonwood Heights:

84093, 84121, 84171

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