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Tamara Wright

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hello, I am Tamara Wright (you can call me Tammy) and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who is licensed to work in Utah, a Mental Health Counselor also licensed to work in Washington and a Clinical Professional Counselor licensed to work in Nevada. I have worked in the mental health field since 1991 when I began as a psychiatric technician at the Wyoming State Hospital. I have also worked as a Case Manager for Valley Behavioral Health in various settings. These past experiences inspired me to become more educated in the mental health field and become a therapist. I received an AS in criminal justice (with a strong background in criminal profiling) in 2012 from the Salt Lake Community College, a BS in both psychology and anthropology (cultural anthropology with a strong background in anthropology of religion) from the University of Utah in 2012 and an MS in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2016. I have experience as a therapist working in the mental health field as well as substance abuse field and worked at Project Reality as an intern and at Odyssey House and Cornerstone Counseling as a primary therapist in residential and outpatient settings. Modalities I use in therapy are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy and other solution oriented approaches in my therapy as well as art, existential and narrative therapies. Due to my anthropology background, I enjoy working with individuals from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and I am culturally sensitive and informed in my practice. I also have experience working with the LGBTQ+ community. I like to make sure that my clients feel that they are in a “safe place” where they can share their feelings without judgement of any kind. In my spare time significant other and cats watching scary movies, writing (I write under a pen name), cooking, gardening and collecting antiques. I like to crochet, make bread, candles and soap and go on an occasional adventure. I currently work out of Utah where I am licensed and have a license in Washington and Nevada as well. I work as a contractor for the Betterhelp company in California, taking clients that only reside in Utah, Washington and Nevada. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT I AM AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY FROM 11:30 AM MT TO THE LAST APPOINTMENT ENDING AT 10 PM MT ON THURSDAY I TAKE APPOINTMENTS FROM 11:30 AM MT TO THE LAST APPOINTMENT ENDING AT 7 PM. ALSO I WRITE BACK TO MESSAGES WITHIN 24 HOURS. I AM NOT AVAILABLE ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS BUT DO CHECK MY MESSAGES AND WRITE BACK ON SUNDAYS. INTAKE INFORMATION IS REQUIRED BY ME TO WORK WITH ME: *Can I stay anonymous? When you sign up Betterhelp will ask you for your full name or contact information. You may pick any "nick name" which will identify you in the system. When you decide to start the therapy process, I will ask you for your contact information for emergency situations. This is to keep clients safe so it can be used if I believe that you or someone else might be in danger. I will request additional specific information about you as required by my licensing board guidelines.* FROM THE BETTERHELP WEBSITE: THE PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK FOR BETTERHELP ARE LICENSED AND CREDENTIALED THERAPISTS WHO WERE CERTIFIED BY THEIR STATE'S BOARD TO PROVIDE THERAPY AND COUNSELING. HOWEVER , WHILE THE SERVICE MAY HAVE SIMILAR BENEFITS, IT'S NOT CAPABLE OF SUBSTITUTING FOR TRADITIONAL FACE-TO-FACE THERAPY IN EVERY CASE. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR PROVIDER WON'T BE ABLE TO MAKE ANY OFFICIAL DIAGNOSIS, TO FULFILL ANY COURT ORDER OR PRESCRIBE MEDICATION. *DISCLAIMER* IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY FEELING SUICIDAL OR HAVE FELT SUICIDAL IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS YOU NEED A HIGHER LEVEL OF CARE THAN WE CAN OFFER AT BETTERHELP AS BETTERHELP IS NOT DESIGNED FOR CRISIS CLIENTS AND AS SEEN ABOVE THIS MAY NOT SUBSTITUTE FACE-TO-FACE THERAPY IN SOME SITUATIONS, ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS BEING A CRISIS SITUATION AS YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A THERAPIST 24/7. IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS, PLEASE DIAL 911 OR GO TO YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM.

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Melissa Vazquez

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger management
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and able to practice in Utah, Texas and New Mexico. I have been a LCSW for 5 years with over 10 year of experience working with individuals that have experienced trauma, intimate partner violence/domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault and struggle with depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms/diagnosis. It is my goal to provide a safe, respectful and empathic environment for all individuals. I have experience in providing solution focused therapy, client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and cognitive processing therapy. I also have experience with couples counseling and utilization of the Gottman method. Deciding to take the first steps to reach out for counseling takes courage and can be scary or difficult for some, I want to assure you that therapy with me will be geared toward the issues that your experiencing and identifying your goals for therapy. When working with individuals I build rapport by using my excellent listening skills and "down to earth" personality, which develops a safe and caring environment for all. I am excited to meet and work with you!

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Nadine Porter

Offering therapy in UT
License: MSW,LCSW,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Hi there! I’m Nadine and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years of experience. Are you stressed? Anxious? Sad? Do you have problems you feel can’t be resolved? Do you have relationship problems or problems with your children? Are you lonely? I can help with all of that and more! I’m a great listener, extremely compassionate, and most of all, I’m not pushy. I’m here to listen and walk through the tough parts of your life with you while you make the major decisions. I’m very open-minded and I never pass judgement on anyone. If you think we’d be a good fit, please schedule with me. You are not alone. I am here for you. Thank you for considering me as your therapist.

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Brittney Santillo

Offering therapy in UT
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Hi! My name is Brittney! I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Alcohol Drug Counselor and EMDR Trained in Las Vegas, NV. Living in Vegas, I have had the privilege of being exposed to diverse populations along with alternative lifestyles. I have experience with working in a non-profit setting for almost 8 years now and working with a diverse set of populations including adolescents, family, couples, individuals in the justice system/probation/federal and running groups around mental health issues and substance abuse. My training and education have provided me with various therapeutic techniques and methodologies. I am a major advocate for self-love, self-acceptance and emotional well-being in both my personal and professional lives. Because of this, I use a strength based and client driven approach in therapy. Its very important to me to offer a safe and comfortable space for all of my clients. I enjoy incorporating Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my work with those looking for support in trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, alternative lifestyles, self-love and conflict resolution. However, I believe that, even though I may be an expert in certain areas of therapeutic knowledge, I am not the expert of my client’s life. They are! Therefore, when I work with clients, I believe it is a collaborative journey and I will walk alongside them. I absolutely love seeing the positive outcomes in my client’s lives. If we decide to do this journey together, this is what a you may expect from me. I provide a safe and nurturing space to help you become the best version of yourself. I am non-judgmental, compassionate, a good listener, a teacher, collaborator, and I always have your best interest in mind. I will be someone that roots for you, encourages you, occasionally may be humorous, and offers insight to view a situation differently than you have viewed it. To help you look through a situation with a new lens. I would like to hear more of your story and unique experience so we can decide if it would be a good therapeutic fit. I look forward to chatting with you!

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Lisa Meotti

Offering therapy in UT
AddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
15 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical therapist in Florida, Texas, and Utah with over 15+ years of professional work experience. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with experience in helping clients with PTSD, coping with addictions, LGBTQ+-related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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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Deena Ott

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
20 years of experience

I am licensed in both Texas and Utah with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jared Tortosa

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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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Rachel Jones

Offering therapy in UT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, 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. 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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Brett Dustin

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & 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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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 Kamas

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

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

Kamas 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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