Play Therapy

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)

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Bountiful, UT

405 South 100 West Suite 250
Bountiful, UT 84010
Phone: 801-944-4555
Organization Name: Wasatch Family Therapy
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
Original Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/12/2018

Ephraim, UT

45 West 700 South
Ephraim, UT 84627
Phone: 435-283-4690
Address: 45 West 700 South
Ephraim, UT 84627
Phone: 435-283-4690
Fax: 435-283-4689
Eligibility: Children ages 2 to 12, adolescents 13 and up, adults
Services Provided: Provides therapy for children (specializes in play therapy), adolescents, and women. Couple and family therapy also available.
Provider Profiles: Offices located in Ephraim and Richfield; all appointments made through main Ephraim office.
Original Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/12/2018

Holladay, UT

2200 East 4500 South Ste 200
Holladay, UT 84117
Phone: 443-975-6577
Organization Name: Sandcastle Family Counseling
Address: 2200 East 4500 South Ste 200
Holladay, UT 84117
Phone: 443-975-6577
Eligibility: Children and families experiencing mental health and relationship issues.
Services Provided: Provides counseling for children, adolescents, individuals, couples, families and those who may be suffering from grief, trauma or loss. Offers expressive therapy and a parenting group.
Provider Profiles: Lexie Pfeifer, LMFT
Original Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/6/2018

Murray, UT

Organization Name: Valley Behavioral Health
Address: 5965 South 900 East
Murray, UT 84121
Phone: 888-949-4864
Languages Spoken: Spanish services available
Eligibility: Children and adolescents, ages 0-18, with mental illness, substance abuse, and behavioral health concerns. Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Medicaid in county, unfunded and all insurance accepted.
Services Provided: Provides screening, assessment, therapy, medication management, and case management services for children with mental illness, substance abuse, and behavioral health concerns. Services are available throughout Salt Lake in a variety of settings including outpatient, day treatment, residential, school-based, and community-based programs. Programs focus on keeping children in their homes and communities and wraparound services for greater success in recovery. Referrals followed up.
Programs include: i-WRAP (Assertive Outreach Team), Case Management, In-Home Services, Transition Services and Outpatient Services.
Day treatment programs include: ACES, ARTEC, DBT, KIDS, Children's Behavioral Therapy Unit (CBTU), Substance Use Treatment, ASAP, FIRST
Provider Profiles: Main office Valley Behavioral Health
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 9/3/2019

Orem, UT

Address: 1255 North 1200 West
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: 801-229-1181
Fax: 801-229-2787
Eligibility: Nebo, Provo, and Alpine School Districts. Presentations for Pre-K to high school aged youth.
Services Provided: The Family Support and Treatment Center provides therapeutic treatment and prevention for children, adults, and families whose lives have been affected by abuse or neglect.
Crisis Respite Nursery 24 hour
Therapy Services, traumatic experiences
Prevention education
Adoption Respite
Provider Profiles: Cindy Lee, MSW
Stuart Harper, MSW
A public/private partnership supported by Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS)
Original Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 5/30/2019
Organization Name: Wasatch Family Therapy
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)
Original Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 4/6/2017

Salt Lake City, UT

7084 South 2300 East, Suite 215
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Phone: 801-944-4555
Organization Name: Wasatch Family Therapy
Address: 7084 South 2300 East, Suite 215
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Phone: 801-944-4555
Fax: 801-807-1008
Email: clair@wasatchfamilytherapy.com
Eligibility: Children ages 7-12
Wheelchair Accessible: yes
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
Original Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/12/2018
525 East 100 South 5th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-585-1212
Organization Name: University of Utah Health
Address: 525 East 100 South 5th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-585-1212
Eligibility: Adults, children, and teens
Services Provided: Our specialists can help you determine the best therapy and treatment for your child by using:

psychiatric evaluation
diagnosis
counseling
medication management (helping you find the best medications for your child, if needed).

We also offer the following types of therapies for children and teens:
play therapy
acceptance and commitment therapy
dialectical behavior therapy
cognitive behavioral therapy
Provider Profiles: Mon-Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/20/2019

South Jordan, UT

1325 West South Jordan Parkway, Unit 102
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 801-208-8838
Organization Name: GreenHouse Center for Growth & Learning - Pleasant Grove
Address: 1325 West South Jordan Parkway, Unit 102
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 801-208-8838
Fax: 801-785-1154
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 to encourage growth and development for all human beings. They also provide therapy, play therapy, attachment therapy, wellness, EMDR, DBT, social skills groups, neurofeedback, and parenting classes. Adoptive parenting, support groups.
Provider Profiles: PhD, LCSW
Original Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/17/2019

Springville, UT

1220 North Main Street #7
Springville, UT 84663
Phone: 801-785-1169
Organization Name: GreenHouse Center for Growth & Learning - Pleasant Grove
Address: 1220 North Main Street #7
Springville, UT 84663
Phone: 801-785-1169
Fax: 801-785-1154
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: With a core focus on attachment, provides comprehensive mental health services for families and individuals in crisis, to encourage growth and development. Provide therapy, play therapy, attachment therapy, wellness, EMDR, DBT, social skills groups, neurological biofeedback, parenting classes, etc.
Provider Profiles: Two other locations:
135 West Center Street, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
1325 W South Jordan Pkway #102, South Jordan, UT 84095
Original Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/17/2019