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Programs that utilize play as a form of catharsis to enable children to express feelings and emotions which, if allowed to build up, could cause or further maladjustment. Play therapy is also used as a tool for diagnosing the source of a child's difficulty. (AIRS RP-8000.6600)

Organization Name: Brigham Young University
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Address:
1190 North 900 East
John Taylor Building (TLRB)
Provo, UT 84602
Phone: 801-422-7759
Fax: 801-422-0163
Email: clinic-pr@byu.edu
Eligibility: Includes children age 2 - 6. Anyone who feels they would benefit from services may inquire. To assess a learning disability, children must be at least 6 years of age. To assess for a developmental or neuropyschological disorder, children must be 6 years of age. Those age 14 and up for those who struggle with eating disorders. Low cost services for Utah County.
Services Provided:

The BYU Comprehensive Clinic offers affordable mental health services to local community members. These services include counseling, psychological and neuropsychological assessments, and groups.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Clinic closed for services. Intake via phone.

  • Weight Related Support Groups
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Adolescent/Youth Counseling
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Play Therapy
  • Behavioral Learning Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • General Counseling Services
  • Mental Health Evaluation
Provider Profiles:

Dean Barley, PhD

Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 10/26/2020
185 North Vernal Avenue Ste 1
Vernal, UT 84078
Phone: 435-789-1305
Address:
185 North Vernal Avenue Ste 1
Vernal, UT 84078
Phone: 435-789-1305
Fax: 307-782-3122
Email: joslin.thejourney@gmail.com
Eligibility: Adults in need of therapy
Services Provided:

Outpatient counseling services for individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children. Offers EMDR.

  • Marriage Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Adolescent/Youth Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • General Counseling Services
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/11/2020
Address:
271 South Main St
Ephraim, UT 84627
Phone: 435-283-4690
Fax: 435-283-4689
Email: sunray.mgt@gmail.com
Eligibility: Children ages 2 to 12, adolescents 13 and up, adults
Services Provided: Provides therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Offices located in Ephraim, Richfield, and Cedar City. All appointments are made through the Ephraim office. Telehealth offered.

  • Women's Support Groups
  • General Counseling Services
  • Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups
  • Parent Support Groups
  • Play Therapy
  • Group Counseling
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 10/26/2020
405 South 100 West Suite 250
Bountiful, UT 84010
Phone: 801-944-4555
Organization Name: Wasatch Family Therapy
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Address:
405 South 100 West Suite 250
Bountiful, UT 84010
Phone: 801-944-4555
Fax: 801-807-1008
Email: info@wasatchfamilytherapy.com
Eligibility: Children ages 7-12
Services Provided: Provides couple, family, and group therapy services
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/12/2018
Organization Name: Utah Association of Family Support Centers
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Address:
1255 North 1200 West
Joy A O'Banion Building
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: 801-229-1181
Fax: 801-229-2787
Email: info@utahvalleyfamilysupport.org
Eligibility: For individuals and families in Utah, Wasatch, Summit, Millard and Juab counties. Children 0 - 11. Many services are free and fee for service program rates may be reduced for those who qualify. Contact for current information.
Services Provided: The Family Support & Treatment Center provides therapeutic treatment and prevention programs for children, adults, and families whose lives have been affected by abuse or neglect.

  • Children's Out of Home Respite Care
  • Parenting Skills Classes
  • Social Skills Training
  • Child Abuse Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Crisis Nurseries/Child Care
  • Sexual Assault Prevention
  • General Counseling Services
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Stress Management
Provider Profiles:

Janelle Christensen, MSW, Executive Director

Stuart Harper, LCSW

Larry A. Krause, BSW, MSW: Specializes in treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder and child centered play therapy.

See website or contact for additional provider names and specialties. All providers may not provide all services

Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/24/2020
1325 West South Jordan Parkway, Unit 102
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 801-208-8838
Organization Name: GreenHouse Center for Growth & Learning
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Address:
1325 West South Jordan Parkway, Unit 102
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 801-208-8838
Fax: 801-785-1154
Email: admin@greenhousecenter.org
Eligibility: Children, teens, and adults. Self-pay. Accepts most insurance, private insurance: Medicaid (DCFS), EMI (Self-pay to clinic first for most, then patient will be reimbursed by insurance)
Services Provided:

Provides comprehensive mental health services for families and individuals in crisis. Also provides play therapy, attachment therapy, EMDR, social skills groups, neurofeedback, and parenting classes.

  • Play Therapy
  • General Counseling Services
Provider Profiles:

PhD, LCSW

Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/11/2020
7084 South 2300 East, Suite 215
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Phone: 801-944-4555
Organization Name: Wasatch Family Therapy
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Address:
7084 South 2300 East, Suite 215
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Phone: 801-944-4555
Fax: 801-807-1008
Email: clair@wasatchfamilytherapy.com
Wheelchair Access: yes
Eligibility: Children ages 7-12
Services Provided: Outpatient individual mental health therapy
Outpatient family therapy
Outpatient group therapy
Provider Profiles: Claire Mellenthin, LCSW
Issues treated:
Fear, worry & anxiety; obsession/compulsions
Sadness, hopelessness, & depression
Inattention & hyperactivity
Rule breaking, defiance, & "acting out"
Severe mood swings & bursts of rage
Eating & body image problems
Mental health problems with co-existing chronic medical conditions
Somatoform and conversion disorders
Trauma / Adverse Life Events

Treatment Methods:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Family Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Trauma-Informed Method / Model(s)
Play Therapy

Play Therapy- Registered Play Therapist Supervisor
EMDR - level 2 training complete- working towards certification
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/12/2018
Organization Name: Wasatch Family Therapy
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Address:
1450 East 820 North
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: 801-944-4555
Fax: 801-807-1008
Email: info@wasatchfamilytherapy.com
Eligibility: No restrictions
Services Provided: Provides couple, family, and group therapy services
Provider Profiles: (HMG)
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 4/6/2017
1220 North Main Street Unit 7
Springville, UT 84663
Phone: 801-210-7216
Organization Name: GreenHouse Center for Growth & Learning
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Address:
1220 North Main Street Unit 7
Springville, UT 84663
Phone: 801-210-7216
Fax: 801-785-1154
Email: admin@greenhousecenter.org
Eligibility: Children, teens, and adults. Self-pay. Accepts most insurance, private insurance: Medicaid (DCFS), EMI (Self-pay to clinic first for most, then patient will be reimbursed by insurance)
Services Provided:

Provides comprehensive mental health services for families and individuals in crisis. Also provides play therapy, attachment therapy, EMDR, social skills groups, neurofeedback, and parenting classes.

  • Parenting Skills Classes
  • General Counseling Services
  • Play Therapy
Provider Profiles:

Two other locations:
135 West Center Street, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
1325 W South Jordan Pkway #102, South Jordan, UT 84095

Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/11/2020
580 East 600 South
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-960-1620
Organization Name: Wasatch Behavioral Health
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Address:
580 East 600 South
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-960-1620
Fax: 801-356-0322
Email: dblume@wasatch.org
Eligibility: Children and adults who have private insurance or who would like to pay cash.
Services Provided:

Serves those with private insurance and Medicare; those without insurance should go to the Wellness Recovery Clinic. Has an additional location in American Fork; intake is through Provo office. Have a psychiatric prescriber one day a week.

  • General Counseling Services
  • Play Therapy
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/16/2020