Throughout this adventure of life, we can encounter hard experiences, tense relationships, and seasons of struggle and suffering that require care and support. I believe this adventure is not meant to be traveled alone, and I’m here to help you on your journey towards awareness, healing, and growth. I focus on cultivating genuine relationships with my clients; creating an environment where your vulnerability is honored and safe. I approach every session with gentle directness, warmth, a splash of humor, and curiosity.
Our typical clients are those that are struggling to find fulfillment in their sexuality and/or sexual relationship. We have worked closely with Latter-day Saint, non-religious, and LGBTQ+ clients alike. We are here to help anyone who is struggling to find joy in their sexuality and/or to heal from past trauma that has impacted their sexuality.
*Accepting Teletherapy Clients* I work with individuals in uncovering and building upon their innate strengths and helping them to live more fulfilled and authentic lives. I have experience working with clients of all ages dealing with significant stress, life transitions, and/or trauma and guiding them to a place where they feel more emotionally regulated, allowing them to tap into their natural capacity to cope with life events and find meaning. I have a passion for working with clients navigating internal dissonance, including sexual, spiritual, & other identity issues.
I have been privileged to work with individuals for 18 years as they desire and work to improve difficult and painful life situations. I have been impressed by their strength and resiliency. I partner with clients as they strive to overcome and improve issues of depression, anxiety and PTSD. I worked in private practice for 13 years in the State of Washington, before moving to Utah 5 years ago. I received my Masters Degree in Washington State, and also took and passed the National Board Exam for Certified Counselors there, before receiving my Utah license.
As your therapist, it is important to me that you feel heard. I offer a safe space where you can express yourself without judgment. My favorite thing about therapy is helping people work through their emotional pain. Life is full of stressors and difficult experiences. Depression and anxiety can make us tired and exhausted. Life can be challenging and having someone who can guide you on your journey can make a world of difference.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR, CCTP, CCTP-II
The most important thing to me as your therapist is to offer you a safe place, where you can express yourself and be heard in a judgement free zone. My goal is to see who you truly are underneath all the pain and confusion, and to assist you in seeing that as well. Therapy is an opportunity to work though the beliefs that hold one back, and create new ones. I am trauma informed. If you are looking for something different, that is my approach. I am intuitive and use that in my work. I enjoy working with mind, body, spirit connection and getting to the root of issues. I use Advanced Integrative Therapy, which is an energy psychology.
I believe in meeting the person where they are in life. Talking to someone in a therapeutic setting can be intimidating, generally most people find it uncomfortable to talk to a stranger about the things that bother them or hurt them. I understand and respect that personal caution and assure you that, at no time I will judge you or your situation. The basic premise is to help people in a trauma informed setting gain new coping skills because the ones used in the past are no longer effective. I believe in helping people look inside themselves and find their own answers that fit within their value system.
We were never meant to suffer alone. I believe that change happens when we connect to others by sharing our pain. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, body image issues, and major life transitions.
Are you having difficulty creating the life you deserve. I can help you understand and overcome obstacles that are holding you back. My focus is to help you feel empowered to make the changes you desire. Social issues, friendships, the need for self-care and support systems are all issues that bring people to individual and couples counseling. Making it through all of the ups and downs will require a strong social support system. I will create a specific focus on what your are experiencing and help you work toward your vision of the life you are trying to create.
Breakthrough Therapy is now accepting new patients in person and via teletherapy! I specialize in Trauma, Teens, Substance Abuse and Addiction and have also worked closely with Anxiety, OCD and Grief. Please visit my website at breakthroughtherapyllc.com for more details and to schedule an appointment.
I’m an experienced Counselor who can help shape your perspective into a healthy and productive one. Whether it’s your career, your relationships, or anything else that’s important to you, I’ll help you develop the habits and skills to effectively deal with the challenges and emotional moments you may encounter in life. Compass Counseling is a private mental health practice located in St George, Utah. We are committed to helping individuals, couples, and families overcome obstacles, addictions, emotional and mental challenges, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Our Hope is you begin getting the life you desire!
I am currently not accepting new clients. Please email me if you'd like to be put on my waiting list, which is a currently a 4 months wait. Therapeutic fit, or how well we “click,” is one of the strongest predictors of successful therapy. In therapy you’ve got to feel able to take risks and be vulnerable. I’m certificated in the Daring Way, a therapeutic approach based on Brené Brown’s research on vulnerability & shame (root of perfectionism & feeling not good enough). I am trained in DBT (emotion regulation skill development), EMDR (trauma approach) and other trauma informed approaches.
Healing is a process. It is not something that happens immediately or overnight. Think about how long it took to become wounded. Think about how your body heals from an illness or injury. It is a process of healing, and depending on the complexity of the issue or issues, depends on how long the healing process will take. The same way are bodies are designed for healing, emotionally and mentally we are designed for healing as well. We can support the healing process by resting, taking care of ourselves, and being patient. Healing is not necessarily an easy process but well worth the effort. And you are not alone.
I have been providing therapeutic interventions in inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient setting for the past 15 years. I love helping clients on their journey to creating a “life worth living.” I enjoy helping clients find the path to their best life as they work through life transitions and trauma. I am also knowledgeable about attachment issues and assisting clients in understanding how their attachment styles impact their relationships. I also have the unique honor of being a parent to an child adopted through the DCFS foster care system, which allows me unique inside to other adoptive individuals and parents.
Christine Erickson is a Mindfulness Coach, Mental Health Counselor, founder of The Mindful Lab, and Mom of seven children. Christine spoke at the Women Economic Forum in Egypt in 2020 and received the award for Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All. She has developed multiple programs using mindfulness to help individuals overcome challenges and find peace, and has worked with children and adults for ten years in a variety of settings, using art, mindfulness, pottery, and horses in her work.
I get excited about working with my clients - getting to know you is the BEST part of what I do. And I totally understand what a leap of courage it can be to go to therapy. I'd love to hear what you have already tried, why it hasn't worked (or if it has, too), and what seems to be blocking your path. These are very helpful clues in our path of discovery. From there, I have a tool bag we can draw from, and with your feedback, we'll find something that works. :) Your feedback is the key!
I believe that we all need a little help throughout our journey of life. I recognized my purpose was to help others, so I became a therapist. I want to help people help themselves in a therapeutic setting. I am trained in many therapeutic and holistic techniques and believe that each person deserves the technique that best fits them. It takes courage to reach out for help and you are doing it. Know you are not alone and I am here to help you along your journey of healing, and share with you the tools that will empower you in your life.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**I fell in love with working with couples early in my career. I also have a deep compassion for individuals that suffer from trauma. With couples, I can help you and your partner get off the merry-go-round of negative cycles and find lasting connection. I can help you find hope with researched-based tools that have been proven to work and rekindle that flame. For individuals, I also know that trauma can be a contributing factor in relationship distress or in daily functioning. I can help you find healing and develop love, compassion, and understanding for yourself. I also work with faith crisis/transitions.
My experience includes working with adolescents, young adults, parents, couples, and families. Are you struggling to feel like you are enough? Are you overwhelmed with social, academic, or work pressure? Have you recently gone through a major life transition such as losing a loved one or going through a separation or divorce? Do you struggle as a parent with setting limits or are you terrified of the current struggle your child is facing and at a loss as to how you can effectively support them? Do your relationships suffer due to poor communication and unhealthy boundaries? Have you experienced childhood or adulthood trauma?
There’s no question that life can be challenging at times and there’s no shame in reaching out for help when those challenges become overwhelming. Whether you’ve dealt with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, loss or other challenges, I firmly believe that every individual has the capacity for healing within themselves and I consider it an honor to be a part of my clients’ journey to feeling whole. I am passionate about helping clients heal from trauma and feel the freedom to move forward in life and not be defined by a traumatic experience.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Saint George are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Saint George then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Saint George, or Child Psychologists in Saint George.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Saint George psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Saint George specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.