Psychotherapy Services in Utah


Anxiety is 100% NORMAL and a necessary response to stress and danger. All humans experience feelings of anxiety. However, for some people, anxiety can be a persistent and overwhelming experience that can interfere with functioning in daily life, work, and relationships. Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions, affecting millions of people worldwide.
There are a variety of forms of anxiety disorders, including:

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Panic Disorders


Social Anxiety Disorder

While each of these disorders have their unique symptoms and triggers, they all share a common feature: persistent, excessive fear or worry in response to life situations.

Symptoms of Anxiety

Symptoms of anxiety disorder can be PHYSICAL, such as:
or PSYCHOLOGICAL, such as:
These symptoms can be debilitating, making it difficult for people to carry out daily activities, concentrate, or socialize.

While anxiety disorders can be challenging to live with, there are a number of effective treatments available. Great Salt Lake Wellness provides talk therapy and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy to treat a range of anxiety disorders.

One of the most common treatments for anxiety disorders is talk therapy, or psychotherapy. Through a process of self-exploration and self-reflection, talk therapy can help individuals better understand their anxiety, its origins, its triggers, and how it affects their lives.

Talk Therapy

There are many types of talk therapy, each with its unique approach and techniques.

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a widely-used, evidence-based and highly effective treatment modality for anxiety disorders. EMDR helps individuals process and reframe disturbing or traumatic memories tin a different way. EMDR accomplishes this through a process of pairing the upsetting memories with bilateral brain stimulation. Guided eye movements, left/right tapping, or holding buzzers in your hand are examples of the types of bilateral brain stimulation we use, that can all accomplish the same outcome of alternatingly stimulating the left and then right sides of your brain. EMDR uses the body’s natural healing processes to promote recovery.

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that utilizes a structured, goal-oriented form of talk therapy. CBT focuses on helping individuals identify and challenge unhelpful patterns of thinking and behavior. By teaching individuals coping skills and strategies, CBT can help reduce anxiety symptoms and improve overall quality of life.

Exposure therapy

Exposure therapy has been shown to be highly effective for anxiety. Exposure therapy involves gradually exposing individuals to situations or objects that trigger their anxiety, helping them become desensitized to them over time. Through repeated exposure, individuals can learn to manage their anxiety and feel more in control of their lives. Exposure modalities include Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP).

Mindfulness-based therapy

Mindfulness-based therapies, clinical yoga, Internal Family Systems, and Person-Centered treatments are also effective modalities to treat anxiety that our providers at Great Salt Lake Wellness utilize.

talk therapy

While talk therapy can be highly effective for anxiety disorders, it is essential to find a therapist who is experienced and trained in treating anxiety. Therapists who specialize in anxiety disorders can provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their anxiety and develop effective coping strategies. If you are struggling with anxiety, talk therapy can provide a safe and effective way to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. With the help of a skilled therapist, you can learn to understand your anxiety, develop coping strategies, and live a more fulfilling life.