Painted Desert Office:
1611 E 2450 S 5A
St George, UT 84790

Tabernacle Street Office:
249 East Tabernacle St. Suite 100
St. George, UT 84770

Dixie Drive Office:
1664 S. Dixie Drive Suite F-102
St George Utah 84770


The goal isn’t to get rid of all your negative thoughts and feelings – that’s part of being a human being. The goal is to change your response to them.

Trauma Treatment & Counseling

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We work with individuals across different age ranges, including children, teens, young adults, and couples. We use various therapeutic techniques such as EMDR, Brainspotting, Sand Tray (with a separate room dedicated for this), Trauma Informed Yoga, Trauma Informed CBT, DBT, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

Meet Our Team

Discover our therapist team at Trauma Treatment & Counseling who can help you achieve well-being and self-discovery. Our dedicated professionals are committed to your mental and emotional health and will provide a safe and nurturing space for healing.

Work with Us

We have a rigorous hiring process to ensure we have the best team possible. Right now, we are looking for interns and our focus is on creating a learning environment where everyone can grow and prosper. Our goal is to ensure everyone feels safe, supported, and inspired to learn.

Our Mission

Our goal at Trauma Treatment & Counseling is to help clients overcome trauma of all types and levels, regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, age, ethnicity, or sexuality, using a combination of traditional and innovative therapeutic techniques. Our approach is both educational and therapeutic, aimed at equipping clients with the tools they need to heal.

Our Services

Types of Treatment


EMDR Therapy is an evidence-based therapy that can effectively treat a range of issues such as trauma/PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, depression, bipolar disorder, dissociative disorders, eating disorders, grief and loss, sexual assault, violence, and abuse. The therapy uses bi-lateral stimulation to activate both parts of the brain and helps to process painful memories safely and permanently. EMDR is a therapy where you don’t have to do any additional work outside of your sessions, which is ideal for those who don’t prefer homework. EMDR is a safe and effective therapy but it should only be administered by a fully trained therapist. For those interested in becoming certified in EMDR, additional training and consultation hours are available.

cognitive behavior therapy


Brainspotting focuses on identifying, processing, and releasing trauma, mental health imbalances and emotional stress. It is based on the premise that where you look affects how you feel and finds that eye positions that correlate with unconscious, emotional experiences. When you focus on an eye position related to an upsetting memory, you release the emotional and physical stress within the issue. Brainspotting reaches parts of the brain that are not generally accessed in traditional talk therapy and most other types of therapy.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a treatment method that has been proven effective in treating various symptoms. It’s a good option for people who prefer to gradually ease into therapy. CBT works by addressing the connections between our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. By changing our thoughts, we can disrupt old patterns and cultivate healthier ones.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)  is a life-changing approach for those struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges. It offers practical skills and strategies to help individuals manage their emotions, build healthier relationships, and find a sense of balance and well-being. Whether you’re dealing with a specific mental health diagnosis or simply seeking tools to enhance your emotional resilience, DBT can provide valuable insights and support on your journey to a more fulfilling life.


Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidence-based approach when clients prefer homework during therapy. CPT has 12 structured sessions in which clients track their trauma symptoms on a graph and observe their progress. Each session begins with reporting homework, identifying obstacles, and receiving further learning and tasks to be completed outside of sessions. CPT can effectively treat PTSD, like EMDR.

Talk Therapy

Talk therapy can be highly effective as it offers a chance to express oneself fully and be heard, validated, and understood. Often, clients simply require a listening ear to overcome issues that once appeared impossible to solve.

Talk therapy at Trauma Treatment & Counseling is a great option for those who prefer to work on their own terms and have a large part of control over the topics discussed during sessions.

Experiential/Expressive Arts

Experiential and Expressive Arts Therapy uses creative approaches such as sandtray therapy, art, and mindfulness to access and release emotions stored in the right side of the brain. It avoids relying on words and can be effective in coping with traumatic memories. A combination of cognitive and experiential therapy methods can be advantageous in trauma healing.

Grief & Loss

Grief is an inevitable part of the human experience. Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a career setback, or even the loss of a cherished pet, grief can manifest in various forms and intensities. Navigating the complex terrain of grief can be incredibly challenging and that’s where grief and loss therapy comes into play. Our therapeutic approach offers guidance, support, and tools to help individuals and families cope with their losses and find a way toward healing.

"I’ve worked with many therapists who just never understood. Therapy here has been the most liberating and empowering experience. I feel equipped to do things differently. I learned not to let my past trauma turn to anger and frustration, and how to deal with my past in a different way. I feel so refreshed now"


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use my health insurance to pay for counseling sessions?

This depends on your insurance provider and policy. You can check with your provider to see if counseling sessions are covered, how many sessions can be included if so, and if there are any other restrictions. We accept most major
insurance providers. Also, we would be happy to assist you by checking for you if you need. We have a trained billing department to manage all things insurance.

How long do I need therapy for?

Depending on your needs, we can determine together how long would be most helpful and beneficial to you to reach your goals.

Do you prescribe medication?

We do not prescribe any medications as therapists and social workers. Medication is prescribed by Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. We are familiar with medications but are not able to give guidance or tell another practitioner what to prescribe to you. We work closely with a team of med providers and would be happy to provide recommendations as needed.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require 24 hours notice of cancellation or you will need to pay for the appointment. An occasional exception may be made in the case of illness or emergency.

How do I know if I need therapy?

We believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. As society is learning more about mental health, it is becoming the norm to have a therapist in your back pocket.

Is it normal to feel anxious to come into therapy?

This is one of the most normal feelings out there. Pre-therapy anxiety. We have found that doing new things can be ……

How do I get started?

Give our office manager a call at 435-227-5506 and she will help you each step of the way.

What if I start therapy and find out that my therapist isn’t a good for for me?

We recommend meeting with your therapist a few times to get a feel for one another. Most of the time, there is a strong positive connection with therapist and client. But sometimes things just don’t work out. We are happy to transfer you to another therapist on the team or to provide outside referrals if what you’re looking for just isn’t working.

What do I do if I don’t have insurance?

You can choose a self-pay option. Rates generally range from $100-$125 per session.

How often do I need to come in?

Therapy is usually most beneficial when it’s conducted weekly. This gives you time to continually work on treatment goals. Without a doubt, we’ve found that clients who commit to weekly sessions make the greatest transformations. However, it may be appropriate to meet more or less often, depending on your needs.

How long do appointments last?

Appointments are 53 minutes. This is the standard length of a counseling session. Sometimes they can run shorter or longer depending on what comes up in session.

How do I know which therapist is best for me?

You can learn about each therapist and their approach by reading the individual profiles. You can also talk to our office manager by calling the office and they can provide you with guidance

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Painted Desert Office: 1611 E 2450 S 5A St George UT 84790

Tabernacle Street Office: 249 East Tabernacle St. Suite 100, St. George, UT 84770

Dixie Drive Office: 1664 S. Dixie Drive Suite F-102 St George Utah 84770