Each day we have in life is a bright new adventure just waiting to be discovered! I view my work in counseling as an adventure I am privileged to share with each client! In my experience I have worked with individuals as they have struggled to overcome and cope with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, relationship conflict, ADHD and other distressing circumstances. I enjoy helping individuals, couples and families create healthy, functional relationships and lives that flourish. My focus is on strengthening the family system, identifying each individuals needs, and discovering hope for their future.
A portion of my work includes working with children and teens who have experienced various forms of trauma. I utilize play therapy, sand tray therapy, and expressive arts therapy as a primary intervention with children and adolescents.
Why use play therapy? Play is a structured, theoretically based approach to therapy. Through play therapy children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. Play is a child’s language and is a fun, enjoyable activity that elevates their spirits and brightens their outlook on life.
In 2012 I received my masters degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Argosy University. For the last 6 years I have worked in private practice settings. I also have previous experience working for The State of Utah with youth in foster care. If you are in need of a Spanish speaker, I do speak fluent Spanish.
Meet our other counselors:
Bethany Seipp, MA, LMFTA
I am a marriage and family therapist associate who cares deeply about people. I am invested in helping my clients discover themselves and cultivate fulfilling relationships with others.
I have many years of experience working with children ages 3 to 21. I believe that if children can receive the help they need when they are young, they will be better-equipped adults. I also have experience working with couples and helping to mend relationships. I prioritize communication and openness in therapy because I believe they often clarify mixed emotions and confusion. I use evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy (including art and sand tray), emotion-focused therapy, and Gottman practices.
It takes an amazing amount of bravery and humility to seek out a therapist. Often, people struggle to slow down and create space to think about who they are, who they want to be, and how to live life to the fullest. I want to create a safe space for you to be yourself, be heard, and feel valued. You set your therapy goals and I work with you to achieve them. You are a valuable person with unique strengths and challenges and I would be honored to join you on your journey toward health.
Elezaveta Mikheyeva, MSW, LICSWA
Sometimes in life we face experiences that are difficult to deal with and we may find that we cannot overcome these challenges alone. It takes a lot of courage to seek out counseling, my goal is to create a safe place for you to feel heard, valued and validated. I am passionate about working with you to provide you with the necessary skills, techniques and support that will allow you to navigate life when it gets tough. Every person has the capacity to grow through these challenges that life presents us with, and as your therapist, I will support and guide you through this process.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate (LICSWA) and am bilingual in both Russian and English. I utilize evidence based interventions and have experience working with various mental health diagnosis. I have received training in Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy and utilize these techniques while working with children.
My aim is to work with you collaboratively to help you improve your quality of life. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and approach counseling from a strengths based perspective. As a therapist, my goal is to empower individuals I work with to overcome obstacles and improve their overall wellbeing so that they may live a happier life.
Sanji Schrader, MS, LMHCA
I am a licensed mental health counselor associate who has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of ages as well as a variety of individuals, groups, families. Building rapport and trusting relationships with my clients are valuable to the therapeutic process and growth. I am committed to guiding and supporting you to achieve goals.
I utilize therapeutic techniques from a variety of theories including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. I have experience working with trauma, processing grief and loss, coping with depression, anxiety, anger, abuse, personality disorders, PTSD, substance abuse and co-occurring, and relationship or marital issues. Being able to self-reflect and become more aware of yourself takes a lot courage. I want my clients to feel safe knowing they can open up and express themselves during sessions.
I am here to support you with getting your needs met, educate about positive coping skills, mindfulness practices, learning to communicate effectively with others, and as well as provide resources to the community. I am here to listen and help you create a more fulfilling life with purpose and instill hope for your future.