Sunday, May 29, 2011

Teen Girls Experiencing Depression. Anxiety.

Whether in a group setting (we will begin to offer our next teen group - Girls Chat Group the end of June - contact Becky, 801.259.3883) or individual therapy, summer is a great time to have your teen meet with a therapist to work through some of the symptoms they may be experiencing related to depression or anxiety. 

We offer several licensed therapists who can meet with your teen and assess the best help available to them.  You can contact them directly:

Lisa Bradford, LCSW, 801.660.8441
Christy Cox, LCSW, 801.243.4959
Monica Forsman, LAPC, 801.604.5040
Trisha Jensen, LCSW, 801.541.4944
Melanie Jackson, LCSW, 801.721.1013

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Substance Dependence

As a result of difficult circumstances in life that may or may not be under one’s control, one might resort to high-risk behaviors such as using excessive amounts of prescription medications or other substances to cope – thinking it may alleviate stress.

Dr. E. J. Essic explains that happenings in our environment, such as trauma and grief, can have a great impact on individuals that may lead to high-risk behaviors. It’s important to recognize that while we are responsible for our own thinking and behavior; dependent/addictive thinking is the same as impaired thinking.

Counseling Today/August 2009; Confronting Addiction, Lynne Shallcross
When struggling with substance dependency, therapy can be helpful on the road to recovery. There is hope, even with relapse. There are tools one can learn (healthy thinking/behaviors) that can strengthen one on the journey toward healing. It’s always a good time to address this type of distress!

Monica Forsman, LAPC,is an  Individual, Marriage & Family therapist at Resilient Solutions, Inc. in Bountiful, Utah.

Monica can be reached at - 801.604.5040 or email at:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Summer Grief Groups

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.  Lin Yutang

A group can be a helpful part in the healing journey after a loss.  The following are our groups offered for those experiencing the loss from death or divorce.

Mothers who have had a child die, Mondays - 11:30 - 1:00, June 6- Aug 8

Day Grief Group for those grieving the death of a loved one, Tuesdays - 11:30 - 1:00, June 7 - Aug 9

Evening Grief Group for those grieving the death of a spouse, Thursdays - 6:30 - 7:45, June 9 - August 11

Young Adult Grief Group for those grieving the death of a loved one/close friend, 8:00 - 9:00

Teen Group for those experiencing Divorce in their family, Tuesdays, 10 - 11:15, June 14 - August 9 (every other week)

Teen Group for those experiencing the loss of a loved one, Tuesdays, 1- - 11:15, June 7 - August 2

Contact Becky Andrews, LPC, CT at 801.259.3883 or email: to register.  Groups are $120/8-week group.