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Lindsay Metli

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

Hello! I can only imagine if you are reading this right now you have tried several ways to feel better and at this point something has to give. I am here to assist you in creating and working toward goals that will positively impact your overall well-being. I am told by clients that I am down to earth and help them feel at ease. I use a holistic integrative approach with clients, which basically means looking at a person as a whole (mind, body and spirit) and then find ways to meet their unique needs with evidenced based treatment. I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been practicing for 11 years. I have a bachelor's of science with a major in psychology and master's of social work from the University of Utah. I am licensed and currently practice in Utah and Wyoming. I have experience providing treatment for individuals, families, and groups in the following settings: community mental health, private practice, and psychiatric hospitals. I worked in child welfare for several years in the past advocating for children and families. I volunteered at the prison in the mental health section teaching women basic life skills and ran therapy groups at a women's halfway house while completing my degrees. I have had the opportunity to work with people of all walks of life. Empowering others is one of my passions in life! My clinical interests and majority of my experience include treating: physical, emotional, and/or sexual trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, addictions, and adjustment to major life changes. The treatment modalities I may use are: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), narrative therapy, solution focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, mindfulness, eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), and family systems theory. I have a blended family with two teenage step-kids and one biological son who is a toddler. My husband is a veteran and I have experience running the ship at home when he is away. I can relate to the stress of taking care of everything and trying to maintain a healthy balance. I look forward to getting to know more about you!

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Pamela Huckaby

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

Hello, my name is Pamela Huckaby, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and mental health therapist. Congratulations for having the courage to ask for help. I really look forward to working with you to help you realize more of your goals and feel happier about your life. This process will not be easy, but as we work hard together, you can change your life for the better. It will take work and dedication, and it will be important for you to practice the things we talk about in our sessions together. Sometimes you may not like me very much, because I will need to confront you about things that are no longer working for you. But I am dedicated to helping you along the way, and hope that we can establish a trusting relationship. This is your journey. I am here to help, but not do it for you. The more you take this process seriously, the better results you will have. My experience as a bilingual case manager, counselor, crisis worker (Designated Mental Health Provider – DMHP), group facilitator, psychotherapist with a strong background of treating trauma, treating severe and persistent mental illness, and as a diagnostician have prepared me well for providing compassionate and effective mental health services. I have 8 years’ experience as a mental health therapist. Previous to graduate school, I worked for approximately 10 years as a case manager in mental health, Head Start, and for a domestic violence shelter. I also interned with Child Protective Services and Hospice before starting my work as a therapist. I also have experience working for the Family Advocacy Program, as a contracting social worker with the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa, Japan. So, I am experienced in working with military families as well. I have worked with all age groups - individuals and families. I have been well trained by 3 different public mental health agencies - Center for Living in The Dalles, Oregon, Comprehensive Healthcare in White Salmon, Washington, and Bear River Mental Health Services in Brigham City, Utah. I also contracted with the Air Force in Okinawa, Japan, working in The Family Advocacy Program (FAP). I am a licensed clinical social worker/LCSW for the state of Utah. I am trained, certified, and experienced at providing various evidence based treatments, including, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Counseling, Solution-Focused Therapy, CBT for adults, CBT Plus (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children to treat Anxiety, Behavior, Depression, or Trauma), CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy to treat adults with Trauma and Major Depression), and CETA (Common Elements Treatment Approach - for the effects of trauma). I am also trained and experienced in providing EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a leading modality for treating trauma, and can be effectively done through virtual sessions. Together we can decide which treatment modality may work best for you, according to your treatment needs and goals. I have facilitated CBT Group, Multi-family Group for individuals with Schizophrenia, a Women’s Art Therapy Group, and a community Emotional Life Skills psychoeducational class. As a life coach and Master Rapid Eye Technician, I have also practiced the energy psychology modalities of RET (Rapid Eye Technology) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) since 2001. My Bachelor’s degree is in Psychology, with a minor in Family and Human Development from Utah State University. My Master’s degree is in Social Work from Walden University. I am able to provide services in both English and Spanish, and I have been certified with the State of Washington as a DSHS Bilingual Counselor. Together we will explore the way your thoughts and perceptions have influenced your feelings, behavior, and experiences in life. We form our belief systems as we react to our individual experiences. Much of the time we blame ourselves, and express self-hatred when things don’t go the way we would like them to. This then affects how we experience life. But, as you discover why and how you think the way you do, you will be able to reframe your thoughts/beliefs, in order to create more positive outcomes and satisfaction in your life. That doesn’t mean your life will then magically be perfect, but you will be armed with the coping skills you need to work through the challenges you face. There will be homework, but no shaming. This is your journey, with me as your facilitator. We will go at your pace. Please feel free to ask me any questions, or to stop me, if we move in a direction you don’t want to go. I may gently push at times, but I will honor your wishes. I truly look forward to getting to know you personally, as we make important discoveries that will provide insight and skills for your life currently and in the future.

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Jennifer Johnson

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepression
31 years of experience

Negotiating the challenges of everyday life is not easy. It's especially more difficult if you are struggling with other issues like anxiety, depression, significant life changes, sexual identity, relationship struggles, trauma or addiction. A life out a balance is not a self-fulfilled life! Giving yourself permission to acknowledge what is not working and wanting to talk to someone is a courageous step. Therapy should be an opportunity for you to share your struggles in a judgment free compassionate environment. My style is to provide a space where vulnerability and authenticity are welcome. I also know that to make change, it takes encouragement and sometimes a little push. If you are ready to start your journey to being happier and more fulfilled in your life, I would like to be your guide. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) practicing in Utah and have been in the field of social work for 29 years. I have two undergraduate degrees from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, and a Master's in Social Work Degree from Smith College in Northampton, MA. In addition to doing clinical work, I teach at the college level. As a result of living all over the United States, I have worked with many diverse populations and welcome the opportunity to continue to do so. I currently specialize in working with individuals and couples on relationship issues and sexual wellness. I assist clients with sexual issues and concerns, including, but not limited to: intimacy issues; infidelity; communication; sexual pleasure; sexual function and dysfunction; sexual variation; sexuality/gender identity; and sexual functioning over the life span. The approach I use for supporting a client is tailored to each individual's unique needs, and is often eclectic, meaning a combination of several therapies. My early training was based in the psychodynamic approach of Object Relations. As my focus changed to include couples in my practice, I now utilize a variety of treatment modalities, with the emphasis being on Attachment Based Therapy, Relational Life Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I have come to deeply appreciate that no matter who the person, circumstance or diagnosis, it is empathy, compassion and equanimity that are the greatest gifts I carry into therapeutic relationships.

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Alyssa “Petersen” Domel

Offering therapy in UT
License: MA, LPC-MH, LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” (Joshua J. Marine) Everybody struggles with the challenges of life and everyone deserves a full and fruitful life. I am committed to facing these challenges with you and walking along side you to create the life that you deserve. I am trained in working with adolescents, adults, and families who struggle with substance abuse and dependence, depression, anxiety, postpartum anxiety and depression and personality disorders. I am also certified to work with those individuals who follow the Medicine Wheel traditions. Together we can meet and overcome the challenges that are preventing you from being the best you! Please email or call to schedule your first step on your new journey!

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Giovanna Agostinelli

Offering therapy in UT
License: MS,LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Giovanna Agostinelli. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and Utah. I am a passionate therapist with experience in working in various settings with all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds. I have worked closely with individuals and families who varied in their presenting problems, such as trauma/abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, family-related issues, sexuality/gender identification, relationships, codependency, need for parenting skills, and more. I provide great attention to remaining multiculturally sensitive. I work with various modalities, but tend to more often use CBT, trauma-informed modalities (CPT, TF-CBT), Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, Nurturing Parenting techniques, and faith-based /Christian interventions, if applicable. I offer messaging, phone sessions, live chat, and video sessions. Therapy is a safe space where you will experience a compassionate approach to your working through your concerns. All my clients will receive their personalized approach to services. There truly is no "one fits all" to counseling because you are uniquely you. My services to you will reflect this philosophy in every session's conversation. It is an absolute honor to be here for you and to be a witness to your growth and wellness journey ahead. Thank you for being here.

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Maya Neal

Offering therapy in UT
License: MS, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Hi! I'm Maya. I bet you have a picture in your mind about how you'd really like your life to be! I have the expertise and life experience to be able to patiently assist you in achieving that vision. My therapy style is warm, accepting, compassionate and goal directed. I listen well, and will help you gain new insights and valuable skills so you can deal more effectively with current and future challenges. I have a true passion for my work. I offer individual therapy to a global clientele, and give all of my clients personalized attention. Let me assist you in your quest to experience more JOY in life, no matter if your problem is big or small!

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Anita Aasen

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
25 years of experience

Hi. My name is Anita Aasen. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years experience. I work with individual, families and couples, I have learned that every journey is unique. Every journey has its trials. We all experience unexpected changes, difficulties and loss; whether it be a death, a marriage , a job or some other. We all experience anxiety in some degree. The pandemic has hit all of us hard. Therapy is a unique way to assist when you are ready to write the next chapter of your life's narrative. Specialties include grief work, stress reduction, self esteem, depression, anxiety and PTSD. I recently has obtained a certificate as. a Certified Grief Informed Professional. and have received a certificate as a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist . I have been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and in mindfulness. I have worked as a substance abuse counselor and have an extensive knowledge of the 12 steps and "smart recovery" other recovery based programs.. I approach therapy uniquely as a chance to find the lessons in difficulties and the hidden strengths to be discovered and acknowledged. I believe there is therapeutic value in humor, finding gratitude in the small things, and enriching your spirituality. I believe in the resilience of the human spirit.

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Dr. Andrea Quigley

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois and Utah with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Regina Thomas

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois, Utah and Michigan with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with depression and anxiety. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Jeremy Bailey

Offering therapy in UT
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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.

How to find counseling in Francis

Finding the best therapist close by in Francis 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 Francis. 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 Francis, 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 Francis 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 Francis 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 Francis, elsewhere in Summit, 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 Francis area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Francis 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 Francis 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 Francis 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 Francis, 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 Francis 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 Francis 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 Francis 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 Francis 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 Francis 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 84036 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 Francis 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 Francis 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 Francis, 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.

Francis 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.

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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.

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