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Rhonda Kistler

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
15 years of experience

Hello! My name is Rhonda Kistler and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah. I have 23 years of experience in the social work field, with 14 of those years doing direct therapy. I've worked in outpatient settings, as well as residential and behavioral hospital settings. I have a wide range of experience with the majority of my work centered around trauma, family/parenting issues and mood and behavioral disorders. I am trained in EMDR, Play Therapy, DBT and CBT methods. I take a client-centered and strengths based approach to the clinical process. I will be a witness to your therapeutic journey and will also challenge you to get outside of your comfort zone when needed. I look forward to working with you.

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Jose Diaz

Offering therapy in UT
License: LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionADHD
16 years of experience

Hello, I am Jose L. Diaz, Licensed Counselor in the states of Florida, Virginia, Utah, New Jersey, District of Columbia and Vermont. I obtained a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Florida and have been practicing for 16 years. Through my years of experience, I have been privileged to work with a wide variety of individuals and their needs through depression, bipolar, anxiety, OCD, addiction, schizophrenia, relationship, and adjustment challenges. In addition to my focus in various areas of mental health, I have offered valuable support to individuals who have experienced trauma and those within the LGBTQ+ community. Although not a member myself., I have had the privilege of supporting members work through gender identification, orientation, the coming out process and familial/social themes. My counseling style allows you to delve into the depths of their experiences, we can effectively address and work through the issues you are facing, leading to transformative growth, and healing. Through understanding your emotional and mental experience, you can more directly identify the core focus of change, independent yet in collaboration with coping skills. Therefore, it is with acceptance as you are and a non-judgmental interaction that we collective work through the delicacy of your needs. It’s an interest of mine to help you acknowledge the very present ability to create change to your benefit. Also, you are never alone in any emotional experience. I personally am familiar how mental health can affect a person life experience. Being fluent in Spanish also enables me to connect with Spanish -speaking individuals and help foster healthy outcomes. “We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I look forward to working with you today. In having taken a moment to read this, you have already taken another step towards self-care.

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Sirena Robinson-Luczak

Offering therapy in UT
License: MSW, LISW-S,LICDC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hi! My name is Sirena and I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from Ohio State with my Bachelor's Degree in 2008, from Capital University Law School with my JD in 2011, from Ohio University with my Master's in Social Work in 2014 and from the University of Cincinnati with my Master's in Healthcare Administration in 2019. Since then, I have practiced extensively with a variety of populations. I primarily work with adults, and have a lot of experience in trauma processing, couples work, and working with those who have both mental illness and a history of substance abuse. I have worked with teenagers and families, couples, individuals, LGBTQ, the elderly, and those with complex treatment needs. I believe in developing an integrative and collaborative relationship with my clients that is built on mutual trust and respect.

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Lowell Wallace

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hello, my name is Lowell Wallace and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Master's degree in Social Work in 2013 and went on to earn my LCSW in 2017. I have expertise in working with individuals and families with co-occurring substance abuse and other counseling issues. I also have expertise in providing counseling to individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, family conflict, trauma, ADHD, and much more. I utilize a client-centered approach and realize clients are the experts on their own lives. I work collaboratively with my clients in setting and reaching their goals that will ultimately benefit their lives. Some of my most used clinical approaches are cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I enjoy these approaches because it allows me to help my clients gain insight into their core beliefs and how these translate into their thoughts and ultimately their behavior. I believe everyone has inherent strengths and abilities to face and overcome adversity and become more empowered and all they need is some assistance to realize their solution lies within themselves. I truly enjoy working with others and assisting them in becoming better version of themselves.

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Elizabeth "Liz" McDowell

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and currently hold licenses in the following states: Idaho, California, Arizona, Utah, and Maine. I’ve provided services to individuals, couples, and families, for more than 16 years, working with various populations, including inpatient and outpatient settings, providing assessments, therapy, and support. I genuinely care about the individuals I work with and appreciate the opportunity to help with life challenges. I tend to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused therapy, Art therapy, and Motivational Interviewing techniques in sessions. Some of the areas I can help with are, crisis situations, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, traumatic events, relationships, and communication skills.

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Dr. Julia Harris

Offering therapy in UT
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, & 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. 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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Angela Hernandez

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseBipolar disorder
15 years of experience

My priority is you, and what you need to feel successful in your life. I value providing a person-centered approach to meet the needs of each client, working in partnership with them to set objectives and goals of their choosing. I bring 14 years of experience providing individual, couple, family and group therapy. Utilizing a systemic approach, I treat a variety of life’s stressors and adjustments due to trauma exposure/PTSD, depression, mood fluctuations, anxiety, LGBTQ+ and cultural specific experiences. My area of specialty is broad and currently includes services for clients age 16 and above. I have experience working with diverse populations including various religious, LGBTQ+, Veterans, Stage of life specific, BIPOC culture specific, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, AODA, Personality Disorder, and Dissociative Disorder. My therapeutic practice utilizes a variety of intervention styles and approaches such as: Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trauma and eco mapping, Experiential and art therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing techniques, Family Systems Therapy, and Object Relations Theory. 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. I strive to provide a safe, supportive environment, aimed at helping clients heal from their past, navigate their present life and set healthy goals for the future.

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Olga Sanchez

Offering therapy in UT
License: MA,LPC,CMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Olga is a new addition to BetterHelp working out of Dallas, Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is also one amongst 9 Latina Therapists at her Group Practice with Therapy Works Counseling Services in Dallas, Texas (including Frisco and Ft. Worth). She has served as a Clinical Supervisor for Utah's Juvenile Justice Services and Program Administrator for Utah’s Juvenile Competence Attainment Provider Program. She also had her own private practice in the downtown Salt Lake City Area. She is licensed in both Utah (CMHC) and Texas (LPC, MC). Olga has extensive experience as a therapist for Saibara-Cook Psychological Services, 4TheYouth, Family Counseling Services and Utah’s Department of Juvenile Justice Services (JJS). As a therapist with JJS she was a part of Gemstone Residential, Genesis Day Skills Intervention and In-Home Observation and Assessment. Olga has been able to work with both youth and their families in order to better assist youth as they transition back home and back into their communities. Olga has also held diverse positions in law enforcement, in different capacities and has extensive experience in dealing with both victims and offenders (both juvenile and adult) involved with the criminal justice system. Olga’s encompassing training, personal and professional experiences make her an asset as a mental health counselor and educator as she has helped individuals shine light in their darkest moments of life. Olga has also served as a Forensic Interviewer for children while working as a police detective with Crimes Against Children for the El Paso Police Department in El Paso, Texas. Olga has interviewed over 1000+ children (victims, witnesses, and accused) of abuse during the time she worked as a detective for this unit. She has also interviewed both children/adolescent and adult offenders on these cases. She has helped victims (both children and adults) of sexual assaults, home invasions, kidnappings, human trafficking, aggravated assaults, homicides, suicides and much more while working also as a Detective for Crimes Against Persons/Homicide Unit in El Paso, Texas. She has had the pleasure of working with different government agencies in order to apprehend offenders and help victims find justice. In addition to her law enforcement background, Olga was also a Middle School Gifted and Talented teacher and worked with Dyslexic Children as well. Olga obtained her B.A. in Psychology/Minor in Kinesiology from The University of Texas at El Paso in 2001. She obtained a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from University of Phoenix in New Mexico in 2007. She will be working on a Forensics Doctoral Program within the next few years. Olga currently holds a Clinical Mental Health Counselor License in the State of Utah and Licensed Professional Counselor License in Texas. Off the job, Olga has enjoyed teaching Lifespan Human Developmental Psychology, Theories of Personality, General Psychology and Social Psychology at local Community College. She has taught at higher education institutions for approximately six years. For Olga, empowering her clients and students is her “Why”. Olga assists both her clients and students in finding themselves by using an eclectic approach, trauma-informed approach, client centered, evidence-based counseling techniques and educational pedagogy. Olga finds fulfillment in helping others work through past and current issues along with identifying strategies that will help in coping with current hardships. Olga’s background has granted her the ability to work with diversity in whichever community she involves herself with in both clinical and education levels. She believes strongly in the power of positive affirmations/positive psychology and the power of being able to choose better and more positive paths in life. Therapeutic Emphasis: Suicide Awareness/Prevention, Crisis Intervention, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Police Crisis Counseling, Stress Management, Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Trauma, Substance Abuse, ADHD, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, DBT Skills Knowledge and Implementation, Female Empowerment, Grief, Health Issues, LGBTQIA, OCD, PTSD, Substance Abuse, CPS-DCFS Cases, Certified with UADVT to work with Domestic Violence cases, Seeking Safety Certified. EMDR Trained/EMDRIA in Training, Spanish and English Speaking.

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JohnPaul Parraga

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and Utah with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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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Rachelle Ottesen

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Newton

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton, 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 84327 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton, 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.

Newton 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.

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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