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Dr. Delsa Johnson-Waddell

Offering therapy in UT
License: PhD,CMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience

I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) licensed in Utah. I have been working as a counselor/therapist since the beginning of 2008. I was trained as a life coach in 2002 and have worked part-time as a life/success coach since then. I have had success working with clients with a variety of issues including mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder, mania), anxiety, personality disorders, grief/loss, anger issues, autism spectrum disorders, LGBTQ+, relationship issues, parenting issues (including using skills to manage problem behaviors in children), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma related difficulties. I have taken continuing education courses on many subjects, but have specialized in trauma. My counseling/therapy style is collaborative, open, and accepting. I bring my expertise in therapy techniques and you bring your expertise on yourself. All I know about you is what you tell me, so honesty and authenticity are needed for the best therapeutic outcomes. I believe a person will be happiest when they follow what is best for them, whether that be from an individualistic perspective or a systems perspective (group interactions, family interactions, couples relationships, and communication skills). I see my job as helping you be the best you can be in all aspects of your life. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), IPT (integral processing technique), CPT (cognitive processing techniques), CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), MI (motivational interviewing), DBT (dialectic behavior therapy), expressive techniques in therapy (therapeutic art, therapeutic play, therapeutic movement, therapeutic drama, therapeutic writing, and other expressive techniques), somatic techniques (a variety of body-based interventions), mindfulness, guided visualizations, and hypnotherapy. It takes courage and determination to be willing to look at what is going on in your life, your thoughts, and your emotions. I help you understand and work with your strengths to help overcome your weaknesses. Change can be scary, and I applaud your choice to make the changes in your life to be a happier, healthier, and more fulfilled individual. If you are ready and willing to see yourself and your life from a new perspective and make the changes that will bring you peace, happiness, and fulfillment, I am here to assist and support you on the way to realizing the life you want and dream of. You can do it. I look forward to working with you.

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Susan Stever

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah with over 5 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse and career challenges. I also help many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked for several years with the incarcerated population and enjoy assisting clients in pivotal, positive transitions with introspective behavioral analysis and modifications. My therapy style is warm, interactive and inclusive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. 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. I look forward to working with you!

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Shannon LaTray

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCPC,MPA,
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
8 years of experience

My name is Shannon LaTray and I am a licensed clinical counseling professional in the states of Montana, Utah, Maine, the District of Columbia, Arizona, Oregon, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. I have experience working therapeutically with youth, teens, adults, and families concerning mental health and addiction issues. Additionally, I am a Certified Gracious Space Trainer and an Alumni of the 2022 Class of Leadership Montana. Over the last 20 years, I have worked with various multidisciplinary teams including financial and service quality teams; mental health and addiction treatment teams; and medical, educational, and rehabilitation teams. I have worked with various entities across the state of Montana including the Board of Visitors & Disability Rights of Montana; Center for Medicaid Services, CARF Accreditation auditors and the Quality Assurance Division; CFSD, DOA, DOC, DOL, and Vocational Rehabilitation; Crisis Response Teams (CRT), Montana SOARS and PLUK; and the State of Montana Ombudsman’s office. Additionally, I spent 7 years as the Service Quality Ambassador for Glacier Bank, working directly with employees on self-care, teamwork practices, personal & professional development, & developing community relationships. I have a diverse background of educational knowledge and professional experience working across the behavioral health field. I hold the following professional licenses and certifications: A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling, a Graduate Certificate in Native American Studies, and have held a national certification in Rehabilitation Counseling and as a Crisis Response therapist. I have a Masters degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health, a Masters in Public Administration, and a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Development. Furthermore, I have a solid foundation of business operations and a clinical understanding surrounding both mental health and addictions following state and federal regulations.

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Kacey Ardoin

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

Hi there! My name is Kacey Ardoin, and I am a clinical social worker licensed in Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, and Utah. I have been practicing in the social work field for about 9 years. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Georgia, and then went on to pursue my Master of Social Work degree with a clinical concentration. I have worked with clients in multiple settings and have experience with both group and individual therapy. My work has been primarily focused on helping people overcome depression and anxiety, especially as it relates to improving their overall health (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual). One of my greatest passions is suicide prevention, especially working with survivors of suicide loss. I have also worked in addiction and substance abuse recovery, and I greatly enjoyed seeing people reach the other side of their struggles. Other areas that I enjoy working with include relationship issues, self-esteem issues, and grief. My counseling style is empathetic and person-centered. I believe everyone deserves to be heard and treated with mutual respect. I align with a person-centered, solution-focused therapy model, while also using cognitive-behavioral therapy and reality therapy techniques. I am also certified as a Problem Solving Treatment Practitioner and like to incorporate these principles into sessions when they may be helpful. I especially enjoy working with people who are ambivalent about making a change in their lives, and I enjoy utilizing motivational interviewing techniques when possible. If you are feeling stuck, there is a reason - and I would love to work through that with you! Whether this is your first time in counseling or your hundredth time, I believe you have the power to break down whatever wall is standing in your way today. It takes strength to reach out for support, and for that, I want to congratulate you on your courage today! Thank you for your time and I look forward to working together.

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Mabel Castro

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the states of Florida, New Jersey, District of Columbia and Utah. The clients I work with are full of diversity and have a variety of issues in their day to day lives. Together, we overcome relational turmoil, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. I love helping my clients heal through trauma, pain and/or negative thoughts - that’s why I named my practice Meraki Therapy. The word Meraki means to place creativity, soul and passion in what you do - I believe that is the beauty of what we do in therapy. The first couple sessions, you can expect us to dive into the root of what is getting in the way of your happiness. I take pride in being non-judgmental and easy to talk to this way you can feel comfortable in sharing your story. My therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which means you can expect to complete homework assignments focusing on your inner-self. At the moment, I am available for telehealth sessions including phone and live chats. I am very flexible in my responses and get back to you within 24 hours. It's important keep transparent communication with each other in order to build a strong therapeutic alliance.

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Dr. Andrew Mendonsa

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in various states with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. There isn't much I have not seen and helped folks through. My professional background has included working within criminal justice settings, psychiatric settings, community mental health, with high-wealth clients, everyday folks, and folks from all walks of life. Besides my clinical psychology doctorate and master degrees, I also went to business school and earned an MBA which allows me to bring perspectives and interventions that other therapists might be missing. I have owned, managed and sold businesses and bring that experience to those who need it. 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. If you are looking to be in therapy your whole life with me, I am not your match. I believe in getting goals developed, getting folks some solid progress, and then, when ready, using therapy as needed. Like a car, folks should take themselves into the shop for tune-ups throughout their life. No car stays in the shop the entire time you own it? Why should you stay in therapy your whole life? Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Feel free to learn more about me at www.AndrewMendonsa.com.

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Derai Paul

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Andrew Larsen

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

Hello and welcome! My name is Andrew Larsen, and I am a licensed therapist committed to helping individuals navigate the complexities of mental health and personal growth. With extensive experience in counseling adults, couples, and adolescents, I specialize in addressing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, and adolescent development. My approach to therapy is holistic and client-centered, focusing on creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore and understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I utilize evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to tailor my approach according to your unique needs and goals. Whether you're dealing with life's stresses, seeking to improve relationships, or striving for personal growth, I'm here to support and guide you on your journey. Together, we can work towards understanding your past, navigating your present, and building a future that resonates with your true self. I believe in empowering you to become the best version of yourself, and I'm looking forward to starting this journey with you on BetterHelp.

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Jessica Carr

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, 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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David Kolker

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

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.

How to find counseling in Midway

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Midway 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 Midway 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 Midway 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 Midway, 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 Midway 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 Midway 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 Midway 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 Midway 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 Midway 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 84049 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 Midway 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 Midway 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 Midway, 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.

Midway 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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