Meet Alexis Lee, therapist at the Center for Couples and Families!   Alexis (Lexi) Lee is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Spanish Fork. Her specialties involve play therapy, family therapy, adjustment disorders and working with children/adolescents. Originally from Arizona, Lexi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and…

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Meet Madison Zundel, therapist at the Center for Couples and Families.   As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Madison Zundel enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals who are exploring who they want to be in their relationships. Her approach confronts patterns head on, fostering growth in complex relationships quickly. She has a unique…

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Meet Lisa, therapist at the Center for Couples and Families!   Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned an M.S. and Ph.D. from BYU in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is an educational speaker on relationships, depression, anxiety and community/family support for marginalized youth and has been featured as the…

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Meet Brendan Ewell, therapist at the Center for Couples and Families.   Brendan Ewell is a Utah native currently residing in Pleasant Grove. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Utah Valley University and has also completed a Master’s in Human Resources from Utah State University. Brendan is currently completing his Master’s in Marriage…

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Meet RaeAnn Teichert, therapist at the Center for Couples and Families.   RaeAnn H. Teichert is a couples therapist in Orem. She received her bachelor’s degree in Marriage and Family Studies from Brigham Young University – Idaho and her master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. During…

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Trauma counseling isn’t easy, but can be worth it. For trauma survivors, some therapists utilize the systemic approaches of internal family systems (IFS) and emotion-focused therapy (EFT). These approaches focus on strengthening attachment that exists both outside and inside of the self. Others also use play therapy when treating children and young adolescents who have…

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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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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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