Articles

Grappling with Grief: Coming Alongside Children as They Navigate Loss

By Crystal Amundson, MS, LCPC, RPT-S Four months ago, I had a conversation with my child about cancelling her birthday plans. She cried for 10 minutes, then immediately began planning the make-up celebration. She still has not gotten to do that celebration and when I spoke with her recently about cancelling summer camp, her reaction …

Warning Signs of Substance Use and How to Address Substance Use With Your Child

By Kendall Small, LAC, Florence Crittenton There are many concerns with raising children in a technology heavy era, one concern being potential substance use. Symptoms of substance use can be difficult to recognize due to the commonality of behaviors that areassociated with being a teen such as mood swings, sleeping more than normal, and breaking …

Who Should You Trust With Your Mental Health?

By Daniel Champer, LCPC – Intermountain Clinical Director When you have a headache, you can take ibuprofen to feel better regardless of the brand. This is because ibuprofen must follow a chemical manufacturing standard allowing it to be called ibuprofen. Unfortunately, psychotherapy (therapy) is not ibuprofen. While there are standards of care that accompany every …