It is hard to get over losing someone you love. In fact, you never really get over it. But, if it has been more than six months, and you are still unable to get back to your daily activities like work and family, you may need to speak to one of the Highland mental health counselors for some therapy. 

After all, there is so much to do in Highland it would be a shame if you could not enjoy some of it. Like the Timpanogos Cave National Monument where you can take a guided tour or the Highland Glen Park where you can swim, picnic, fish, or just enjoy the sunshine. Mourning the loss is fine, but eventually, you need to get back out there so talk to a Highland therapist today.

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Mary Haug

Clinical therapist offering therapy in UT
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with seven years of experience working with people as a licensed therapist. I have primarily worked with individuals and families who are experiencing traumatic medical events and crises. I am experienced in helping individuals work through grief and loss, whether that be from the death of a loved one or losses that are experienced with life-changing medical diagnoses. My therapy style is warm and welcoming, meeting the individual where they are at and focusing on a strengths-based, non-judgmental framework. I commend anyone who is seeking out help to increase their wellbeing and better their lives. I look forward to working with you.

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Dr. Jenenne Valentino-Bottaro

Clinical therapist offering therapy in UT
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LMHC
Trauma and abuseGriefEating disordersSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Mental Health Clinician licensed in Florida. I bring my specialized programs to encourage personal autonomy, resilience, personal growth and self-leadership. For over 12 years, my specializations include addressing personal and professional growth, fostering self-leadership and post traumatic growth and resolution from complex trauma, early childhood development trauma and recovery that includes eating disorders, addiction, co-occurring disorders (trauma, process addictions and eating disorders). My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I believe in an integrative approach. My approach is built around establishing a mindset of self-leadership, resilience and aligning with the soul-self energy. The integrative approach tailors our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique needs so that you can heal, transform and connect to yourself as leader. Modalities include: Transpersonal and Somatic Psychology, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-TF, Internal Family Systems Model, Satir Model, Play Therapy: AutPlay, Somatic and Eco Play Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology Perspective and Human-Animal Interconnectedness.

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Shellany Cushner

Clinical therapist offering therapy in UT
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am so glad you are taking the time to read my introduction. I am a Licensed psychotherapist, in the State of Oregon, Wyoming, and Utah. I graduated from the University of Nevada in 1999 with my Master’s Degree specializing in behavioral and cognitive therapy. I started practicing in Orange County California and moved back to my home state of Oregon in 2003. I have over 24 years of experience working as a clinical psychotherapist and I took a short sabbatical to care for my family. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, career challenges, grief, pain management, sleeping difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. In addition, I have treated people with Addiction Difficulties.

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Stephanie Hebert

Clinical therapist offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Utah and Idaho with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & 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. 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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Kathryn Reynolds

Clinical therapist offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoaching
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Utah with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. 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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Elsie Pulupuna

Clinical therapist offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

One of the most important protective factors against most mental health concerns is having a support system full of safe and genuine relationships. I believe that the quality of the relationships you have with others and with yourself ultimately impacts your quality of life. I can be but one of those pillars of support as I help empower individuals and families to take control of their own life and make of it what they so desire! I want to provide a safe space where you can unlearn and rethink the unsafe behaviors/thought processes that have kept you safe in the past but continue to hold you back from realizing your full potential. I work with adolescents, teenagers, and families that hope for and want a safer and healthier relationship with the people around them and within themselves as well. I am dedicated to helping people feel safe and empowered to create the life they desire by building from within and helping them unlearn and identify the unsafe barriers in their life. This is but the first step in your journey of unlearning, healing, and change. I offer my time, space, and knowledge as you take the next steps in this process.

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Scott Persinger

Clinical therapist offering therapy in UT
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefIntimacy-related issuesSleeping disordersDepression
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Gerald Baird

Clinical therapist offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyGriefEating disordersDepressionCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) in the states of Utah and Idaho with 5 years of professional work experience. I am trained in the following therapy methods: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Internal Family Systems (IFS) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Radically Open Dialectal Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) I have a master's degree in professional counseling from Grand Canyon University and have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have expertise in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, eating disorders, & depression. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe and supportive environment while working to address your treatment goals. I recognize the risk associated with selecting a new therapist and will do my best to earn the trust you are offering by making the decision to work with me.

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Dr. David Kolker

Clinical therapist offering therapy in UT
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,JD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is David Kolker and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker. The firs question I ask every client is "tell me who you are." This question is the basis of all the time we will spend together. It is the main question that will determine the progress of your therapy. A primary piece of this approach is self-disclosure by myself. How can I expect you to be open and honest if I am not willing to do the same? Many therapists don't believe in this theory; however, I have found it to be extremely effective. The concept is that I have the same issues as you do; however, my pain tolerance is extremely less than yours. What does this mean? I don't wait till the pain gets unbearable to take action. I have owned large primary mental health facilities for the past 14 years and worked with a diverse population of males, females, couples and families. Issues such as lack of childhood modeling, insecure attachment, sexual assault and abuse, codependency and shame. It is my opinion that shame and codependency are the primary issues with the vast majority of issues we face. I will stop at this point and invite you to contact me and discuss the issues you are dealing with. Remember, I am no different than you.

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Melanie Hansen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Utah with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Highland

Finding the best therapist close by in Highland 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 in Highland that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Highland. 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 Highland, 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 in the Highland region and in the state of Utah. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Highland or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Highland area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Highland 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 Highland, elsewhere in Utah, or in the greater state of Utah.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Highland 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 Highland 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 Highland 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Highland, 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 Highland psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Highland 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 Highland helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Highland 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Highland 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 in Highland?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Highland 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.

Highland therapists 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 Highland 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 Highland 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in UT, therapists 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 84003 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your Highland 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Highland.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Highland 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 with a Highland counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Highland, 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.

Highland 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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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