Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Karina Penrod, LCSW, Bountiful, Utah

So pleased to welcome Karina Penrod, LCSW to our team at Resilient Solutions, Inc. (
Karina earned her social work master’s degree from the University of Utah. She provides therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups, including children. Karina specializes in CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), ACT (acceptance commitment therapy), Gottman Method and EFT (emotionally focused) couple therapies, solution-focused, non-directive/child-centered play therapy, and a trauma recovery therapy called The Healing Timeline. 
Karina became a single mom when her first four children were ages 2-9. As a single mom she learned how to set healthy boundaries, develop self-worth, and began a lifetime journey of embracing new perspectives and ways of being that invite and sustain healthy, fulfilling relationships with secure attachment. She has been happily married to David for 18 years. They love to hike and explore national parks, beaches, coasts and lakes. Karina is also a certified yoga instructor and group fitness instructor. She utilizes mindfulness and experiential techniques to assist clients in healing and progressing more quickly. 
Specific areas of experience include: adjusting to major life changes, including divorce and combining families, adoption, attachment, autism spectrum (teens and adults), decision-making, faith crisis, gender and sexuality Diversity (LGBTQ+), grief and loss, mood disorders – anxiety, panic, depression, bi-polar, parenting, relationships, self-esteem, single parenting, and trauma recovery 
Karina works Wednesdays, 9am-3pm. To schedule an appointment, contact her at (801) 927-7557, or

Mindfulness and Self Compassion Course

Come learn tools - skills of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion through an 8 session course offered by Becky Andrews, LCMH at Resilient Solutions, Inc and trained in Self Compassion/Mindfulmess.

This course is based on the work by Dr. Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff
Course will begin May 13 at 6:30 - 8:00 PM and will last 8 sessions (every other week).  $295 for group.

To register, contact Becky at

Groups will be held at Resilient Solutions, Inc, 1355 N. Main, Ste. 1, Bountiful, Utah.

For more information on Becky you can visit or

1.  Discovering Mindful Self-compassion
2.  Practicing Mindfulness
3.  Practicing Loving-Kindness
4.  Discovering your compassionate voice
5.  Living Deeply
6.  Meeting Difficult Emotions
7.  Exploring Challenging Relationships
8.  Embracing your life

Life changing course ... hope you can join us!  

Grief Group - Bountiful, Utah, Becky Andrews, LCMHC

Our next grief support group will begin May 6 at 1 - 2:15 PM at Resilient Solutions, Inc, 1355 N. Main, Ste. 1, Bountiful, Utah.  Group will be 8 sessions, every other week and is $195 for the group.

Group is facilitated by Becky Andrews, LCMHC at Resilient Solutions, Inc.

To join us, contact Becky at

For more information on Becky you can go to or

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Kathryn Reynolds, AMFT, Bountiful, Utah

Kathryn Reynolds, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), earned her master’s degree in MFT from Brigham Young University in 2014. As an undergraduate, she worked with teen girls with emotional and learning disabilities such as Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD) and Asperger Syndrome. She taught various social skills courses to help them with their life goals.
Kathryn has experience working with a variety of individuals of all ages – including children in play therapy, teens, and adults as well as couples (both pre-marital and marital), families and groups. She values and utilizes many models of therapy but primarily uses Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to help clients recognize their inherent strengths and overall resilience when facing life’s challenges. She also loves working with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to effectively address any pain or distress that exists in intimate relationships.
Her thesis study revolved around women with an anxiety disorder and has personal experience with this as well. She has worked with clients dealing with depression, sexual abuse/incest, relational conflict, chronic illness, pornography addictions (including spouses of those with the addiction),  grief and loss, and trauma related issues.
She feels deeply about helping people resolve their struggles and desires to work together as a ‘team’ for increased quality of life – to create healing and THRIVE!

To schedule an appointment with Kathryn at Resilient Solutions, you can contact her at or 801.891.6751

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Amy Johnson, Yoga - individual & Classes, Resilient Solutions, Inc

Resilient Solutions, Inc is pleased to share that Amy Jo Johnson of Renew and Restore Yoga is joining our team. To schedule an appointment - or join one of her classes, details below.
We are so excited to expand our services at Resilient Solutions! Beginning in December we are thrilled to have Amy Johnson join our team as a yoga instructor offering individual and group sessions! Her info is below! 
Amy Johnson has a passion for teaching! She holds a degree in elementary education and became a registered yoga instructor 2013. She taught yoga at Dixie State University for 2 years and Infusion Yoga and Pilates for 21/2 years. Amy greatly enjoys teaching yoga to individuals and small groups. She experienced trauma as a child for which she received EMDR treatments and found it quite helpful. She shares: when I coupled my therapeutic treatment with yoga, I discovered full body, mind and soul healing. Therapy and yoga combined is amazing!
For 25 years I've dealt with the chronic effects of Crohn's disease. Along with a mindful diet, the benefits of routinely practicing yoga improve my health daily. My desire is to share what I've learned to help others. I am certified to teach multiple methods of yoga such as restorative, vinyasa, kundalini, breath practices, chakra based sequences, trauma sensitive and restorative partner yoga (RPY).
My family would argue that my life is all about yoga but I absolutely love my husband and three children. Spending time with them is my greatest joy. Together we enjoy hiking, traveling, trying new foods, playing games, and watching movies. And occasionally, I get them to practice yoga!
To schedule an appointment with Amy or more information on one of her classes at Resilient Solutions, 1355 North Main ste 6, Bountiful, Utah you can reach her at:
Amy Johnson can be reached at 4358621514.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Daring Greatly Class. January 2020. Bountiful, Utah, Tamera Pedersen, CMHC

“Daring Greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you’re feeling. To have hard conversations.” Brene’ Brown

Do you worry your best isn't good enough? Do you try and control how others see you? Are you tired of living in comparison, judgment, and perfectionism? Would you like to feel better about your relationships and life? 

Please join me for this amazing 6-week group where we will, “Explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.”(~Brene’ Brown)

“I am so glad I invested the time and money to take this class for myself. I wanted to take a stand and take care of myself. It has been a roller coaster of emotions to work through the class but in the end, I feel a sense of relief with the knowledge and insight I have gained to live brave and to be vulnerable. It is comforting to feel the common humanity in the group. You are not alone in your suffering and heartache. I am grateful I took the time for myself and worked with Tamera and others in the group.”     ~group member   

Date: January 20th – February 24th (Monday nights -6 weeks) 
Time: 6:30 -9:30 (this is an 18-hour group) 
Investment: 495.00 (about 30.00 an hour) 
Location: 1355 N. Main Street su. 1 -Bountiful Utah

Limited space available, no more than 10 participants. Group is for 18 and older. A 100.00 non-refundable deposit is required 14 days before the group starts. Deposit is applied towards cost of group. All materials and refreshments are provided. -This group is also amazing for couples to participate in together.  To enroll for this group, contact Tamera @ 801-718-2559.  
Feedback from past group members ~

“This class has helped me challenge some of the belief systems that I have been functioning under. I felt I could be vulnerable and safe with my feelings. The information presented is both personal and universal and makes me want to be a better version of myself. I have and will continue to recommend this class to everyone!” 
“The Daring Way group has been incredibly beneficial to me. I feel like I have been able to open up and be vulnerable in ways that I had forgotten how to. My heart is full of compassion for others and a little bit more for myself.  This class is worth it. I am worth it. I am learning to be brave. I am learning to be authentic. I am learning that my fear- my shame- doesn’t rule me.”
“This group has been empowering. I see clarity in areas that I’ve failed to understand in the past. Tamera is an expert at what she does, and I feel like that helped us to get the most out of the class - connecting dots, synthesizing information, and discovering things about ourselves. I’ve often struggled with applying principles that I learn, but this class helps to make things more tangible and therefore easier to actually implement. I left at the end of each class feeling rejuvenated rather than drained. It was 100% worth my time.”
“I am so glad I invested the time and money to take this class for myself. I wanted to take a stand and take care of myself. It has been a roller coaster of emotions to work through the class but in the end, I feel a sense of relief with the knowledge and insight I have gained to live brave and to be vulnerable. It is comforting to feel the common humanity in the group. You are not alone in your suffering and heartache. I am grateful I took the time for myself and worked with Tamera and others in the group.”  
“It has been an extreme privilege to share space with these amazing, strong, and brave souls. We who are each a little bruised, worn down, and broken have bravely entered to share and learn from each other- holding onto the hope of coming out of it a little more whole. We are each unique in our own experiences, yet as we came to know each other better I realized we are very much the same. I’ve come to love everyone in the class and even love myself better through this process. That is the part I can’t explain on paper, the part that when my husband asks what I got out of the class I can’t really describe, because it’s hard to explain that I became a part of humanity that I was always a part of but never really understood what it meant.” 

“…I will be taking away many ‘aha’ moments where I began to understand things about how vulnerability, shame, authenticity, and compassion work. I developed a clear understanding of my values and what it looks like to hold onto them and what it looks like when I ‘put them down’. I began to understand empathy better and how it creates trust. I started to understand the difference between self-care and numbing and that the latter doesn’t promote growth. I began to recognize the arenas in my life and gained the courage to begin to step into them. I’ve realized the ways shame keeps me from living the life I want to live, and keeps me trying to live in the dark, from a distance. I’m learning skills to be shame resilient. And I’m beginning to understand what it means to be authentic- what keeps me armored up and the importance of lowering my shields and standing my ground.” 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Grief & The Holidays. Nov 13, 6:30 PM in Bountiful, Utah

Join us for an evening of connection, support, remembering and ideas to help you navigate the holidays while you are grieving.

November 13, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

at Resilient Solutions, Inc
1355 N. Main, Ste. 1, Bountiful, Utah

Facilitated by Becky Andrews, LCMHC

Light Refreshments Served.

RSVP to Becky by Monday, November 11 at email:

Event hosted by Oasis Center for Hope.