Laurin is located at our South Jordan office. She is from Portland, Oregon and is the founder and owner of Connections Family Wellness. Laurin is working to build the nonprofit organization, Loving Legacy Charitable Foundation, where resources are utilized to provide mental health and other support to families in need. She has specialized training in Medical Family Therapy, Child and Teen Diagnostics, Attachment, Child Play Therapy. She supported the development of multiple collaborative behavioral health/medical health clinics in Utah and is an AAMFT approved supervisor candidate. She is also a field instructor training clinicians at the University of Utah.
Laurin is passionate about providing quality mental health care, equality and excellence. Laurin offers therapy treatment for a range of concerns and demographics as well as Concierge Therapy Services upon request. Her passion is in working with women’s health, OCD, life transitions, special needs children and families, attachment connection and security promotion.
Kaitlyn has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in Family Sciences from Brigham Young University. Kaitlyn’s education and background equipped her to help clients understand the root causes of relational disconnect and pain. She is passionate about challenging patterns that keep relationships stuck, unfulfilled, and painful. She provides a supportive space where clients practice using new tools and gaining new healthy perspectives that give them greater access to positive and workable relationships.
Kaitlyn is skilled at mentoring clients of all ages grappling with difficult relationships, anxiety, communication, trauma, self-esteem, grief and loss, emotional regulation, and other issues. She is trained and proficient in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Play therapy. You can reach her at the South Jordan location.
Lindsay is currently finishing degree in social work at the University of Utah. She then plans to provide support to individuals and families experiencing difficult challenges in their lives. Specifically, she hopes to provide support and aid to individuals who are suffering from chronic medical disorders. She believes that seeking mental health support is a necessary component of treating complicated medical disorders due to the complex interaction between our mental and physical health.
Lindsay enjoys researching and finding ways to solve complex problems that people face. She has published one study at Brigham Young University about how specific religious practices improve adolescents’ mental health. In addition, she is publishing two papers at the University of Utah funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration about expanding the behavioral health workforce to address the current substance use crisis in the United States. She one day hopes to find more effective ways to support and treat individuals with complicated comorbid mental and physical health problems through research.
Vanessa is currently pursuing a Degree in Social Work at the University of Utah. Vanessa is eager to help individuals and families heal through healthy relationships and communication. She has worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and children.
She has trained with Utah Foster Care and uses trauma-informed coaching practices with youth teams in our community. She is passionate about providing holistic services to individuals who struggle with trauma, abuse, attachment issues, foster and adoption issues, and relationship difficulties. Vanessa is grateful for the opportunity to support your healing journey.
Macady has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies from Weber State University. Macady is passionate about helping families find the tools they need to be successful in their relationships, to understand their emotions, and improve their connection.
Macady has experience working with parents, couples, and women, and is skilled in working with those struggling with self-worth, difficult relationships, communication, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief and loss. She is passionate about helping individuals and families feel empowered to change and live healthier happier lives. Macady has a deep respect for each persons journey and is grateful to have the opportunity to help others find healing and purpose.
Phillip is a master bodywork therapist with training in Energy work, Swedish, and Deep Tissue & Sports Massage. He makes a conscious effort to create a safe, comfortable environment for clients to heal their mind, body, and soul.
Massage can lower stress levels and feelings of anxiety. It can improve mood and relaxation. If you experience depression or anxiety, or are just overloaded with extra stress, massage can be an effective part of treatment.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, massage therapy can be an effective treatment by elevating neurotransmitters associated with lowering anxiety and decreasing hormones associated with increasing anxiety.