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Therapeutic Specialties

Mental Health is as broad a topic as the diversity of the human race, but we at LifeStar Salt Lake have chosen to focus on a very specific subset of practice based on the overwhelming need we've seen over decades of clinical practice applicable to our work with people right here in Utah.

Our core focus is sexual health and overcoming negative sexual behaviors that disrupt life and our relationships.

The People We Serve

Areas of specialization, or "Client Focuses" or "Practice Focuses," concern the categorization of people that therapists main area of expertise lie within when working with individuals. Our therapists focus on the following groups (but are not limited to!): 

  • Men
  • Women
  • LGBQ
  • Teens
  • Christian
  • Mormon (LDS)
  • Atheist
  • Spanish-speaking
  • ... and many undefinable types!

Main Issues Addressed

Specific areas of mental health are professionally identified as "Issues" and concern the diagnosis of recognized psychological pathologies. Of note, we recognize a broad spectrum of what is unfortunately often referred to as "addiction" too frequently and avoid labeling anyone as an "addict" whenever possible.

  • Anxiety
  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Bipolar
  • Compulsivity
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Fear
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Neglect
  • OCD
  • Panic/ Panic Attacks
  • Paranoia
  • PTSD
  • Postpartum
  • Self-harm
  • Shame
  • Suicide

Clinical Approach and Orientation

A broad array of philosophy and science contribute to modern psychology today. Our therapists thematically use and blend several systems of thought to address a broad spectrum of positive psychology. These "Types" of therapy can include: Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Etc.

  • Attachment Theory
  • Family Systems
  • Anger Management
  • Equine-assisted Therapy
  • Positive Psychology

Additional Specialty Certifications

Within the profession of Psychology, certain systems and approaches develop internal certifications, usually associated with an affiliated association. LifeStar Salt Lake proudly has therapists certified in the following: 

  • Lifespan Integration (LI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)