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What to Do if You are on a Path of Divorce – Couples Therapy

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

Marriage is never easy, and most spouses need to attend couples therapy to help. Have you ever wondered how so many people seem to look so happy in theirs? Well – they might be, but chances are, they struggle too. The difference might be how you handle the struggle as a couple that can bring…

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Couples Therapy – Pornography Problem

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

Do you or someone you love have a pornography problem? Pornography use is on the rise and the age of first exposure is starting earlier and earlier. Research (Davis, Perry in 2017) has also found that breakups in romantic relationships are twice as more likely to happen 6 years down the road for those who…

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Myth: Marriage needs to be 50/50

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

One of the great myths of marriage is that it needs to be a 50/50 split. Everything done and contributed needs to be equal. This simply is false. What marriage needs is 100% from each partner. In some instances, that means that one spouse will do more than the other because of their strengths. For…

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PTSD and Trauma

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

I specialize in treating individuals and couples affected by trauma and PTSD. For trauma survivors, I utilize the systemic approaches of internal family systems and emotion-focused therapy, which focus on strengthening attachment that exists both outside and inside of the self. I also use play therapy when treating children and young adolescents who have experienced…

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What You Should Know Before Starting EMDR Part Three: Emotional Regulation

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

In part 1 of this series, I discussed what trauma is, how it develops, and how that translates into negative beliefs. In part 2 I explained how to identify and explore negative beliefs about oneself. Both of these topics are important to know about when starting EMDR (a treatment for trauma developed by Francine Shapiro…

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What To Know Before Starting EMDR Part Two: Negative Beliefs

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

EMDR (a trauma therapy approach developed by Francine Shapiro in the 1980s) addresses trauma, both in the form of single incidents and persistent negative experiences. For a more in-depth look at how trauma develops, see part 1 of this 3 part series. As I discuss in the first part, over time the brain can associate…

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What To Know Before Starting EMDR

By Utah Therapy / March 15, 2021 /

EMDR (short for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a treatment for trauma or trauma counseling developed by Francine Shapiro in the 1980s. This process involves the client doing eye movements (or other bilateral stimulation like tapping) as directed by a trained therapist while recalling distressing events with the goal of healing your mind. If…

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