In life, it can feel like you can’t see with clarity. Everything is a blur, especially if you have depression, or don’t know how to accomplish your dreams. A counselor based in Draper can help you see everything with clarity and allow you to be the best person possible. 

Draper is a town where the headquarters of a popular contact lens company resides. Their contacts can give you visual clarity, while a counselor can give you mental clarity. Speak to a counselor today and learn how you can see things clearer than usual. Speak to one today. 

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Melody Anderson

Offering therapy in UT
License: CMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

Hello! My name is Melody Anderson, CMHC. As a therapist, my hope is to provide a safe space for you to explore the issues and concerns in your life that are inhibiting your growth, healing, and ability to move forward. I have an irreverent approach to life and am awkward and a bit silly in my attitude and goals. No one person is the same and I seek to help you rediscover you. I have been fortunate and lucky to have worked with different people, races, culturals, sexualities, identities, spectrums, ages, and goals. Further, I’ve worked with substance use, domestic violence victims and perpetrators, people going through grief and loss, depression, anxiety, sexual identity crisis, and personality disorders. I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy with an emphasis on Person-Centered Therapy (finding out what you value and finding ways to incorporate those beliefs into your everyday life.) I am married and have five adult children and a tween (5 girls and a boy.) I have a basset hound: Ginger Longbottom Spice. My hobbies include camping, fishing, boating, reading, crafts and being a grandparent. The quote I live by is, “Those who can, should.”

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Christopher Gravett

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience

I have worked in the social service field since 2003 when I started working part time with people with intellectual disabilities. Since then I have worked with people with addictions issues, relationship issues, trauma, behavioral issues, and traumatic brain injuries. Most of the individuals I work with are experiencing more than one challenge in their life and need support navigating the complex challenges that come up. I have training and experience in several different approaches to therapy including classic behaviorism, cognitive behaviorism, and psychodynamic approaches. In working with you I will use my skills and experience to find the best approach for your particular situation and together we will develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. I am professionally Licensed in the state of Utah as a licensed clinical social worker. I graduated from University of Utah in 2008 with a Master's of Social Work. Since graduation I have been in clinical practice working with couples, individuals and families. The bulk of my experience has been working with individuals with traumatic brain injuries, intellectual disabilities, and trauma. When I am not working I enjoy spending time outdoors or working on projects in my garage. I also am a bit of a SciFi nerd and spend time volunteering with the 501st legion.

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Jessica Katz

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello. I have been a mental health counselor for 20 years; currently residing in Utah. prior to that was NY and FL. I work with an array of concerns, including, but not limited to marriage and family, childhood trauma, attachment disorder, ADHD, disordered eating, anxiety/mood disorders, anger management, substance use, grief and loss, and some psychotic disorders/behaviors. I have also worked with individuals and families involved with divorce/blended/separation issues; including reunification and parental alienation. As a Christian, I believe in meeting people where they are, with respect, dignity, humility and compassion. My therapeutic approach includes EMDR, existentialism, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and solution-focused. Our therapeutic relationship is that of a dance; sometimes you will lead, sometimes I will lead. Our dance will be slow and steady at times and yet other times unsteady and off beat. Please understand that sometimes, the dynamic of the dance will seem uncomfortable and you will doubt whether or not you can continue; rest assured, that is where I begin to lead you. I will teach you the dance, in other words, how to cope with whatever it is you are struggling with. Then one day you will lead, by mastering the skill set needed to overcome whatever difficulties lie ahead in your given situation. It is a process that requires patience, trust and kindness on your part - being kind to yourself, but also, gradually allowing yourself to trust and be patient with the process. It takes great courage to reach out for help from a stranger! And you are very brave and courageous by taking the next best steps in this journey; this dance! I consider it a privilege to work alongside you. Blessings, Jessica

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Tanya White

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. I have worked with hundreds of men and women who want to improve their lives creating more peace and joy for themselves and their families. My clients receive individualized care because the same issue looks different with each person. I will help you develop your own goals and objectives for therapy which we will discuss frequently so you can see your own progress. My past and present clients have had great success in meeting their goals. They report a higher level of satisfaction and happiness I thoroughly enjoy helping people improve their lives.

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Patricia (Trish) Hasper

Offering therapy in UT
License: LICSW,M.Ed.,J.D.
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
25 years of experience

I have enjoyed practicing psychotherapy for over 27 years now. It is a great privilege to work with individuals from all backgrounds who are courageous enough to share the most intimate details of their lives and work towards self-improvement. I specialize in working with adults with a wide range of concerns, and am skilled in several theoretical frameworks including EMDR. I come with a broad background, with advanced degrees in education and social work, as well as a law degree. As a licensed attorney and certified mediator with 9 years experience as a guardian ad litem determining child custody issues, I can help you navigate the legal system for issues such as divorce or ensuring that your special needs child is receiving all of the public school services to which he is entitled. As a veteran and active reservist, I have significant experience with service members and their unique concerns.

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Helen Palmer

Offering therapy in UT
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, licensed in Florida with over 30 years of experience working as a counselor. I received my Bachelor's in Psychology at Binghamton University and my Master's in Clinical Practices from the University of Hartford in Connecticut. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety reduction, treatment of panic attacks, relationship issues, parenting problems, stress management, decision paralysis and self-esteem issues. My therapy style is nonjudgmental and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, and I am DBT informed. I have received the first level of training in EMDR and am pursuing full certification . I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you to take control of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to improve your mental and emotional well-being. I look forward to working with you!

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Stacie Adams

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemBipolar disorderCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 6 years of work experience as a licensed clinical mental health counselor. I have experience in helping clients with managing symptoms of stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, loss of motivation, self esteem, and confidence, as well as bipolar disorder and trauma related symptoms. 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. 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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Maria Coughenour

Offering therapy in UT
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with depression. 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. 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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Maurice Ponder

Offering therapy in UT
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
12 years of experience

Hello, my name is Maurice J. Ponder and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I received my Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I have been in the mental health field for the past 10 years and I have a heart for individuals who struggle to cope with life’s stressors. I take an eclectic approach to therapy; I have a desire to see individuals meet one’s goals, grow, and live life to the fullest. I have worked in several different settings over the years, including detoxification units, crisis stabilization units, and psychiatric hospitals. Additionally, I have worked with various populations throughout the years ranging from children and teenagers who struggle with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and depression to adults who live with bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophrenia. Currently, I serve individuals in a public mental health agency where I assess and work closely with individuals who battle with a serious mental illness daily.

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Jessica Bates

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina and Iowa with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. 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.

How to find counseling in Draper

Finding the best therapist close by in Draper 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 Draper. 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 Draper, 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 Draper 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 Draper 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 Draper, 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 Draper area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Draper 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 Draper 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 Draper 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 Draper, 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 Draper 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 Draper 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 Draper 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 Draper 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 Draper 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 84020 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 Draper 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 Draper 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 Draper, 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.

Draper 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

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.

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