I am a therapist in Salt Lake City working with adults experiencing the after effects of trauma, as well as anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. I work with trauma clients following a three-phase model including establishing safety and stability, remembering and mourning the past, and identifying values, and finding meaning in life moving forward. This process can involve the use of a number of different interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and others. On the whole, I am here to be a guide, support, and resource for you in your own healing process. My approach is deeply rooted in the core assumptions of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which are that: 1) People are doing the best they can 2) People want to improve 3) The fact that people are doing their best and want to improve is often not enough to solve life's problems 4) Many and most problems people experience are not their own fault, but they have to solve them anyway 5) There is a reason why people do what they do 6) Finding and changing the reasons why we do what we do works better than judging and blaming Creating the life we want involves finding a balance between accepting the painful and difficult realities of living as well as working to make changes that make life more vital and meaningful. I hope that I can be a resource for you in navigating that balance in your own life.