Monday, January 27, 2014

Spouse Grief Groups. Bountiful, Utah

We offer two Grief Groups for those who have had a spouse die. A daytime group for 55 and over and an evening group for 20-55.  These six-week groups are led by licensed therapist, Melanie Holt, ACMHC at Resilient Solutions, Inc. Groups begin Wednesday, February 19th. The groups are $120 for group therapy and supplies. To register contact Melanie at

Friday, January 24, 2014

Family Survivors of Suicide Grief Group. Bountiful, Utah.

Part of the healing process is sharing with other people who care.  Jerry Cantrell

Suicide affect not only the individual but also family and friends who provide support and love.  This group offers a place for those affected by suicide to gather and gain strength from one another.  Group facilitated by Licensed Therapist, Melanie Holt.  To register for this group, contact her at 801.718.9840.

Next group begins Wednesday, February 19th.  Six-week group, $120 includes group therapy and group supplies.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Depression, Support, Sleep.

Support with others who can understand led by a licensed therapist can be very helpful.  Join our upcoming group:  Monday, January 27th, 5:30 - 6:45 PM at Resilient Solutions, Inc, 1355 N. Main, Ste. 1, Bountiful, Utah.  (Ten-week group - $225).  Contact Becky Andrews, LCMHC at to register!

Kristen Allott, ND, L.Ac shares Top Ten Things you Can do to treat depression

#2.  Sleep.  Allowing your body to sleep 7-9 hours per day helps the brain heal and build neurotransmitters.  It is important to go to sleep at about the same time and wake up at about the same time.  Early morning waking or not wanting to eat breakfast?  This could be hypoclycemia.  Try eating a slice of turkey before bed and placing 1/4 cup of fruit juice and 1/4 cup of nuts on the bed stand.  When you wake up, eat the juice and nuts.  It will help you go more quickly back to sleep!!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Michael Van Dam, LCSW. Bountiful, Utah

Michael Van Dam, LCSW, MT-BC, works with adults and children with mood and behavioral challenges including Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Sexual Addiction. He assists individuals with Aspergers Syndrome. He also provides family counseling and parent coaching to strengthen families and family relationships. Michael integrates client's values into the counseling process and encourages clients to approach their challenges from a faith-based perspective. His clinical skills include the creative application of therapeutic music, art, literature and play.

 To schedule an appointment call Michael at 801-815-6152 or email at:

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Asperger's Syndrome.

If you have not had the opportunity to acquaint yourself with an individual with characteristics related to Aspergers Syndrome, I hope you have the opportunity to do so. If you are an individuals with such characteristics, I hope you recognize the uniqueness in your strength and value as a person.

While Aspergers Syndrome does not define a person, knowing that even within the spectrum no person is alike, the diagnosis can offer insight into an individual's unique way of experiencing the world. I have greatly valued conversations I have had with individuals and families seeking guidance in the area of Aspergers Syndrome. These conversations have allowed me to discover minds, hearts and desires that not only yearn to be understood and considered, but once time and space is provided for these persons to be listened to in full, have offered me profound insight not only into those persons way of thinking, feeling, and understanding, but also into my own. I have marveled at the acute and refined sensitivities demonstrated to matters that I would not consider without them being drawn to my attention. 

If there is one attribute I sense individuals with Aspergers Syndrome might have in common, it would be that of guilelessness. They appear to have no ill intent toward others, which many have sincerely admitted to me. Integrity is a high priority. I admire this greatly.

Michael Van Dam, LCSW, MT-BC
Individual, Family, and Child Therapist
Resilient Solutions, Inc.
1355 N. Main, Ste. 3,
Bountiful, Utah

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A New Year ... a new beginning ... change

Happy New Year! One of our favorite quotes from Mahatma Gandhi as we reflect on our resolutions ... goals ... intentions ... for the year: 

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.