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Dr. Kimberly Walsh

Offering therapy in UT
License: PsyD,MSCP
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
32 years of experience

Do you want to make changes in your life? Feel better? Be more productive? Deal with conflict and stress effectively? Our lives are so busy these days and it seems we are constantly expected to do more and be more. Setting aside time for self-care is critical to meeting life's ever-increasing challenges with grace and resilience. I am a Utah licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping people to meet their life goals and to thrive. Join me as we create the life that you want and deserve! I have worked with people ages 6 through senior. I can assist parents with behavioral management for children and teens, as well as family relationships issues. With adults, I use a combination of techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy and emotional freedom technique (EFT). I have specialized experience in working with individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder and also neuropsychological impairment due to TBI or other conditions. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology & English Literature from Cornell University. I have a Master's in Counseling from Florida State University. I obtained my Doctor of Psychology from Florida Tech with a Clinical Psychology major. I have post-graduate training in neuropsychological assessment. I also have a post doc Masters in Clinical Psychopharmacology. My recreational interests include cooking & baking gourmet food; companion animals; organic gardening; yoga; kickboxing; and non-denominational spirituality with an active meditation practice.

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Lexie Ainge Cottle

Offering therapy in UT
License: MA,LPC,CMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
12 years of experience

About Me I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, specializing in individual and family therapy for individuals of varying backgrounds. I have a private practice in professional counseling in South Jordan, Utah. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and families in the community. I received my Masters Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah where I focused her studies on Cognitive Behavioral and Multicultural Counseling. I started her career in mental health as a counselor working in the school system, and has since become passionate about working with adolescents and their families in a private atmosphere. I have experience and spent time volunteering in schools, homeless shelters, and religious/civic organizations. I have had my own private practice in mental health counseling where I have worked with hundreds of individuals, couples, and families to resolve conflict and cope with mental health struggles. In counseling, I use an integrative approach, pulling from various theories, including cognitive behavioral, rational emotive behavior therapy, and family systems. I use a varying range of therapeutic techniques to create a treatment plan specific for each client. I value the trust and safety of the therapeutic relationship, and creates a counseling environment that is full of compassion, empathy, understanding, and humor. In addition to individual and family therapy, I have presented to and trained groups in a public setting, on topics such as effective parenting, self-esteem, anger management, marriage, sex education, self-harm, and grief. Above all, I value my relationships with my friends and family most. I have personally experienced trauma, loss, change, and disappointment in life, and is continually working on my own progress towards peace.

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Alan Cochrane

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
33 years of experience

Greetings and welcome! I’m a strong believer in synchronicity and marvel at how people find each other. I’m a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the State of Utah with over 33 years of experience working with diverse populations in numerous settings. I have a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology (Transpersonal Specialization) from John F. Kennedy University in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m also certified in Addiction Studies and Clinical Hypnotherapy. Now living in Saint George in the serene stillness of the Mojave Desert Southwest and the red rock beauty of Snow Canyon and Zion National Park. I enjoy travel, hiking, and exploring the wonders of nature. I see myself as a guide. We embark on a journey together as I support you to travel within and discover your inner truth and birth your authentic self. This takes courage, strength, and self-compassion. Gifts that underlie our wounding in the process of healing. Learning to hear and trust our intuition and ourselves is a lifelong process. As is full creative expression. I’m interested in helping you identify what’s skillful in you and discovering and improving what’s unskillful. My nonjudgemental approach is warm and direct. I love humor and believe laughter is the best medicine. Bringing our shadow into the light reveals the falseness of fear. Let’s celebrate!

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Angela Mesenburg

Offering therapy in UT
License: MSW, LCSW, CCTS-F
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Utah with nine years of experience supporting people with improving their mental health. I have multiple additional certifications and strive to continuously stay educated in current modalities and treatment through research and training. My approach is solution-focused, client-centered, and strengths-based with a strong foundation in healing past negative experiences or trauma. When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, respectful to assist in creating a safe place to process and share feelings openly. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you know best what you need in our sessions. I love honoring your strengths and hardships and exploring ways you can evolve as an individual. My areas of specialties include but are not limited to Acute, Chronic and Complex traumas, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Substance Abuse and Dependency, Suicidality, Eating Disorders, domestic violence, Gender dysphoria, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Body Image, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality, Histrionic and Dependency Disorders with families, couples, and children/adults of all ages. I am a certified yoga and Nidra Meditation teacher in which I use in my sessions as needed/requested to help with grounding and getting clients into a relaxed body. I encompass a holistic approach to my therapy services. I have an array of experience working with multiple populations. I have learned from these experiences that every individual is unique in who they are and what they need. I prefer to read my client's energy and be present in the moment with them to support them in seeking what they need in their healing. I have my own personal experience to add to my professional experience. I feel my personal experience has assisted me in being more empathetic and authentic in treating clients.

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Ashley Jaggi

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I love bringing clarity and vision to my clients and giving them the tools they need to be successful long after we're through. I'm dedicated, warm, compassionate, and always looking for more resources to share. I genuinely believe my clients are the experts on their own life and working together, we'll build an individual treatment plan that includes a tailored approach, timetable, and clear objectives. I believe everyone can benefit from talking with a counselor and want everyone to have access to quality and timely services. If you're ready to make some changes in your life, I'd love to help you on your journey. Please note I am generally available on Thursdays from 9:30-4 MDT for face to face appointments. If that does not work with your schedule or you are not willing to make accommodations to meet at those times you may want to choose another therapist. I did my Undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University and received my Master's in Social Work at the University of Utah. I have worked as a Mental Health Therapist for 4 years and am currently working on both a Coaching certification and EMDR. I have 3 children and we enjoy exploring the beauty and variety of the West!

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Giovanna Agostinelli

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

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

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Lisa Hutchinson

Offering therapy in UT
License: Lcsw
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsGriefDepression
6 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 5+ years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and grief and loss. I worked extensively with teenagers with drug and alcohol problems and also worked as a behavioral health provider working with people with chronic pain and other health related issues. I am passionate about women's health and have provided support to couples dealing with infertility and navigating the medical system regarding this issue. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and brief solution focused therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I commend anyone willing to take the time to care for themselves by engaging in therapy, it takes strength to be willing to make change and therapy is a great place to learn more about oneself and what changes can be made to live a more fulfilling life. I look forward to supporting you on your journey.

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Natalie Madriz

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in California and have 8 years of professional work experience. My background includes helping clients with managing stress, anxiety and depression and I am also certified as an anger management counselor. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I enjoy working with clients to help them increase their motivation and confidence so they can have a more fulfilling and happier life. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am here to support and empower you in your treatment journey.

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Shanna Downing

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyGriefCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, career difficulties, & 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. 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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Ryan Giles

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in Utah with 18 years of professional work experience. I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of clients, including children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. No matter who you are or what challenges you may be facing, I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live an emotionally healthy, balanced life. When we become healthy, we can increase our resiliency and flourish in achieving our goals. Throughout my career, I have helped clients navigate a variety of issues, including things such as having a faith crisi , stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, and depression. I know from personal experience how overwhelming and debilitating these challenges can be, and I am committed to helping my clients overcome them. In our work together, I will meet you where you are and create a foundation of understanding and communication. I approach therapy from a strengths perspective, which means that I value you as a person and the navigator of your own story. Together, we will work to identify your inherent strengths and resources, and use them to help you achieve your goals. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care, to help you make meaningful and lasting changes in your life. It takes courage to seek out therapy and embark on a journey towards greater happiness and fulfillment, but I am here to support and empower you every step of the way.

How to find counseling in Paradise

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Paradise 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 Paradise 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 Paradise 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 Paradise, 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 Paradise 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 Paradise 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 Paradise 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 Paradise 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 Paradise 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 84328 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 Paradise 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 Paradise 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 Paradise, 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.

Paradise has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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