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Kristin Adams, LCSW

Clinical Director

Sandy 

First, let me acknowledge and admire your courage in taking the first step in your personal healing journey.

 

I lovingly work with people of all genders and orientations, ethnicities, races, and religions. I kindly offer individual, couples, and family therapy. Some of my areas of specialty include: anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, eating disorders, low self esteem, parenting challenges, ADHD, ODD, adolescents, relationship/marital issues, infertility, self harm, grief, trauma/abuse, substance use/abuse, and issues related to transgender/gender non-conforming individuals .

 

I understand that making the initial call, and attending the first therapy session, can be a frightening prospect. Knowing this, my primary objective is that you leave your first session feeling understood, accepted and validated. I am a firm believer that my ability to help you feel emotionally safe is key to a successful therapeutic relationship. 

 

I know it is vital to your success to talk openly without feeling judged. I also understand that for people to make lasting change they need to be motivated out of love, not fear.

Having been in practice for over 15 years, I have extensive experience working with a wide variety of individuals and issues. I have extensive experience in intake interviewing and assessments for various needs.

 

Direct Contact:

kristin.advancedawareness@gmail.com

Call or Text (801) 414-2270

 

 

TJ Harmon, CMHC

Clinical Director

Murray

As an experiential therapist, I focus on awareness of the whole self, authenticity, and balance in life. While the past is critical to understanding the present, I encourage a here-and-now approach to healing the past.

 

When I look at an individual, it is easy to observe the many components that complete that person. Your uniqueness and value is enhanced, affirmed and validated as you come to accept the person you are. I like to compare it to a puzzle. All pieces are different, and necessary to complete the whole. When a piece is missing, the puzzle is incomplete.

 

Through awareness, assimilation, and balance, I encourage you to reunite the parts of yourself that you have cut off or shut down, so the completed picture is whole, and unbroken. I believe firmly the whole person must be addressed, and that only then is true authenticity and full self-actualization possible.

 

As a transgender trans-masculine person, I am culturally sensitive, affirmative, and open to the uniqueness of the individuals I work with, be they of the LGBTQ+ population or otherwise. Having grown up in the LDS faith, I have personally navigated the LDS/LGBTQ+ dynamic and feel confident in my abilities to help you do the same in a way that works for you.

 

I have 5+ years of experience working with children and teens who struggle with the autism spectrum disorder addressing social and other behavioral issues. I am experienced with play therapy and applied behavioral analysis techniques.

 

Direct Contact:

tj.advancedawareness@gmail.com

Call or Text (801) 494-3403

 

 

Elizabeth "Beth" Gray, CMHC

Operations Manager

Sandy and Murray

Hi, call me Beth! When life throws you things that you can’t handle, I am here to help. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community I consider myself the “Queer Geek Therapist,” and have specialized with working with that population. Whether you are working on small life events, or the big life struggles, I am wanting to be there for you.

 

I use Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution focused, therapeutic methods. I have received training from Postpartum Support International. I have certified as a Therapeutic Game Master and use this in my practice. I have completed the level I Gottman Method Couples Therapy training. I have worked with WPATH requirements. My free time is spent playing Board, Tabletop, and Role-Playing games. These skills have helped me to approach each client with strategies that are designed specifically for their ever-changing needs.

 

Direct Contact:

bethgray.advancedawareness@gmail.com

Call or Text (801) 900-3242

 

 

 

Troy Leishman, CMHC

Clinical Supervisor

Murray

I have a deep passion for working with people and helping them understand themselves.

I have several years of experience working with adolescents and families in crisis. I am versed in suicide assessment and prevention for both adolescents and adults. I am committed to being there to help you understand your worth and guiding you toward finding your purpose.

 

I advocate extensively for the LGBTQ+ community and am an active advocate in both Salt Lake County and Utah County, not to mention wherever I go! I follow WPATH standards and keep up to date on all information disseminated by the LGBT Affirmative Therapists Guild of Utah.

 

I believe strongly that self-love and self-respect are the solid basis for good mental and emotional health.

I work from a person-centered approach, believing that each client can be the expert in their own life. I am enthusiastic about helping clients explore what possibilities for what the future holds!

 

Se Habla Español!

Direct Contact:

troy.advancedwareness@gmail.com

troy.cmhc@gmail.com

Text (385) 707-3753 

 

Mental Health Counseling

Faith Transitions, LatinX, Jewish,

LGBTQ+ WPATH Transgender, Allies

Marriage and Couples Counseling, 

Children and Adolescents

EMDR and Trauma

Anxiety, Depression, Mood

DBT, CBT, Play Therapy, Sand Tray

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