STACIE LATER

CSW, SUDC

Mental health has the power to influence all aspects of a person’s life, including the ability to develop meaningful relationships, and maintain self-functioning. With willingness and vulnerability, therapy can give a person back their life and empower them to reach their potential. My mantra is “follow your heart and take your brain with you.”
 
I am here to help you heal and move forward in your life journey confidently and autonomously. I have experience with all ages through the lifespan in various settings. I received my Bachelor of Social Work and certificate in Substance Use Disorder Counseling from The University of Utah, and my Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. My therapeutic style encompasses art modalities, attachment theory, mindfulness, ACT, DBT, and CBT.
 
I will meet you where you are at and help you feel supported and safe in your journey. When you feel a pull to change your life and a different path is presented; have courage, take it even when it seems uncertain or scary, and trust it. Follow your heart and take your brain with you.

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MORE ABOUT STACIE

Pronouns: she/her/hers

TREATMENT APPROACH

I will meet you where you are at and help you feel supported and safe in your journey. I use a variety of empirically evidence based therapeutic modalities to ensure your quality of treatment.

SPECIALTIES

  • Substance Use

  • Addictive behaviors, non-substance related

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief

AGE OF SPECIALITY

  • Children 5+

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

  • Young Adults

  • Adults

COMMUNITIES OF SPECIALTY

  • Addiction and recovery

  • Family members of people with addiction, substance and non-substance addiction 

  • LGBTQIA+ allied

  • LDS

  • Young adult parent

  • College students 

TYPES OF THERAPY

  • Art modality therapy 

  • Attachment Theory

  • Narrative Therapy 

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) 

  • Structural Family Therapy 

  • Family Systems Therapy 

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Solution Focused Therapy 

  • Insight Oriented Therapy 

  • Play Therapy 

 
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“Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

-Brene Brown

 

KNOW YOUR THERAPIST

WHAT DID YOU GET YOUR DEGREE(S) IN AND WHERE FROM?

Bachelor of Social Work and Substance Use Disorder Counselor Certification University of Utah, Master of Social Work Loyola University Chicago

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I have several years working in human services and mental health with various ages, and I have been a volunteer crisis counselor for 3 years. In my undergrad I had the privilege to study abroad in Mongolia where my personal and professional worldview was expanded. I am an active member of the American Association of Suicidology where I serve on the member research committee. 

  • Safe Harbor Crisis Center, Kaysville Utah  

  • LifeLine for Youth, North Salt Lake Utah

  • LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City Utah

  • Northern Utah Counseling, Clearfield Utah

  • Diamond Tree Recovery, Kaysville Utah 

  • Clear Recovery of Cache Valley, Providence Utah 

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A THERAPIST?

A difficult path led me onto my own journey of growth and healing. With the aid of a compassionate therapist, I found that I have flames in me. My journey tested those flames with ice and gasoline. It wasn’t easy. My own resiliency was tested and proven to myself over and over again. I bent and adapted; miraculously, didn’t break, even though I entered with a belief I was broken beyond repair. My flames didn’t go out and my flames didn’t explode, I learned how to control the flames. I feel I didn’t solely grow, I became. I became stronger, kinder, more understanding, more self-aware, more empathetic, more sure of myself and others, more loving, and more driven. The flames in me refined me rather than defined me. I decided to change careers from physical wellness to Social Work to become a therapist to help others on their journey.

WHATS YOUR THERAPEUTIC APPROACH?

I believe therapy is a collaborative effort. I will sit with you through the discomfort and I will cheer with you through the wins. Using a variety of therapeutic modalities we find what works best for you, each aspect of the therapy has a purpose.

WHAT KIND OF HOMEWORK OR ASSIGNMENTS DO YOU GIVE CLIENTS?

I prefer to look at therapeutic homework/assignments as practice and part of the growth processes. With that said, I feel it is best incorporated to work with your needs and goals. Every client is different, so I believe individual homework and assignments are to be personal and tailored to individual needs.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST SESSION WITH YOU?

First therapy sessions can feel awkward, confusing and draining- and that is understandable. My role as a therapist is to sit with you through this discomfort with empathetic and nonjudgmental ears. Trust the process.