If you have ever thought about attending family counseling, you are not alone. Family counseling is becoming more accepted in Utah as a way to work through problems. Although there are still stigma’s related to going to counseling, many more people are open to trying it (Related Article: Stigma’s – Counseling For Mental Health Problems…

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If you need help with depression in Utah, you have come to the right place. Depression is something that most people go through in their lives (all people?). Many people in your neighborhood are struggling with depression right now. Some of them get treatment and some of them figure out how to handle it on…

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What is the difference between sadness and depression? This is a question clients often ask me as a therapist in Utah County. Most clients I work with have a hard time admitting that they have depression and want to call it just sadness (Related Article: Depression Counseling). There seems to be a negative stigma with…

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Meet Stephanie, couples therapist at the Center for Couples and Families! Stephanie is an Ohio native who set off on a new adventure to Utah in 2015. She is an intern therapist and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. On her journey to becoming a therapist, Stephanie has been working…

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Here are some individual therapy tips from a Utah counselor about knowing the difference between guilt and shame. Oh, how this is important! There is a difference and most people get it wrong. Knowing the difference between these two can help you avoid misunderstandings, personal mental health issues and discomfort. It can also help you…

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Building your emotional capacity is one of my main goals as a Utah therapist. If you are able to increase how much emotional discomfort you can handle as a person, you will be better off. You will be stronger!    We all have limits emotionally just like we all have limits physically. And, just like…

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Counseling can be useful whether it is for just you or for you and your partner. Counseling for individuals is something that most people need in their life at some point or another. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, work issues, anger, infidelity, marriage problems or other issues, individual counseling can help. There…

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After providing family therapy for almost two decades now, I have learned a lot from parents and their children. Some families seem to figure out what it takes to be healthy and strong, while others struggle. I want to share two principles with you about how to make your family stronger. This is based on…

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If you have asked yourself, ‘Is counseling right for me?”, you are not alone. Many people struggle with mental illness and need help. Did you know that depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. And don’t forget about anxiety. It…

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Meet Vjollca Martinson, therapist at the Center for Couples and Families!   Dr. Vjollca Martinson is a couples therapist in Spanish Fork. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Brigham Young University. Vjollca has an extensive and successful experience in working with young children, adolescents, young adults, couples and families. While she has been…

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