Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lehi, Utah

Find a therapist in Lehi , Utah that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Lehi, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Wendy Reiersen

MS,CMHC
11 years experience
Hello. :) Pleased to meet you. I am a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I have a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. Mental Health Counselors are trained to take a positive and proactive approach to helping people. I believe that you have a lot of potential, and the answers for you will be found within you. My role is to guide you and help you to tap into your inner strengths, and you have... Read More
Hello. :) Pleased to meet you. I am a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I have a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. Mental Health Counselors are trained to take a positive and proactive approach to helping people. I believe... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Kathi-Ann Busha

CMHC
3 years experience
I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of Utah. I have experience working with children, teens, and families. Some of the concerns that I have worked with clients on in therapy include family conflict, transitioning to adulthood, depression, anxiety, stress, abuse, and trauma. I am an EMDR trained therapist who has worked with clients who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual trauma. My counseling style is open and based around conversation.... Read More
I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of Utah. I have experience working with children, teens, and families. Some of the concerns that I have worked with clients on in therapy include family conflict, transitioning to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Eliana Downing

LCSW
3 years experience
I was raised in Peru. I attended Brigham Young University and graduated with my Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Social Work. I married while in school and raised six children. I started work at a state social services agency, working for children and families. I attended the University of Utah and earned my Master Degree in Social Work. I have worked as a therapist, most recently in... Read More
I was raised in Peru. I attended Brigham Young University and graduated with my Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Social Work. I married while in school and raised six children. I started work at... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Marcia Batchelor

LCSW
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have worked in many states, and I am currently licensed in Utah. I have over 11 years experience with mental health and addiction work. I loved working crisis work where I helped those with suicidal and homicidal thoughts get the help they needed in a crisis. I have experience with all ages from 8 years to older adults. I have... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have worked in many states, and I am currently licensed in Utah. I have over 11 years experience with mental health and addiction work. I loved working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Norma Peck

LCSW
18 years experience
Hi, my name is Jeanie. (legal name Norma Jean, but I’ve always gone by Jeanie) I have a master’s degree in social work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have been working in the social work field for 30 years but as a LCSW for 18 years. I have experience working with adults of all ages on issues ranging from depression, anxiety, addiction, anger management, trauma, grief, and many more. I... Read More
Hi, my name is Jeanie. (legal name Norma Jean, but I’ve always gone by Jeanie) I have a master’s degree in social work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have been working in the social work field... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Lehi, Utah

The state of Utah faces a variety of issues that combine to create a mental health crisis. In recent years, it has seen rates higher than the national average in problems like suicide, opioid abuse and overall mental illness. Mental Health America put together a list ranking each state on its prevalence and handling of mental health. In 2019, Utah came in at number 44 overall.

Each area has its own circumstances that affect the mental health of its residents, which is why it’s important to zoom in to a local level to understand just what is going on statewide. One community familiar with these challenges is Lehi, Utah.

Lehi at a Glance

Lehi in Utah County is a part of the Provo-Orem metropolitan area, with a population of 62,712 in 2017. The city has an economy based on industries like construction; information; and science and tech services, as home to such companies as Adobe Inc. and Intel Corporation. The median income in 2017 was just under $86,000, with per capita income at just under $26,000. The poverty rate is 5.8 percent, and unemployment was 3 percent in 2015.

Mental Health in Lehi

Although there are other mental illnesses contributing to the nation’s mental health crisis, depression is one of the most common and debilitating. In fact, the World Health Organization reports that depression is the biggest cause of disability across the globe. It is also a common comorbidity of other mental illnesses. With these points in mind, depression rates may be a good indicator of the overall rate of mental illness.

The Utah Department of Health stated that from 2015 to 2017, 22.6 percent of adults in Lehi reported having experienced some type of depression during their lifetime. This is higher than the state rate of 21.6 percent during the same time period. It also reported that in 2017, the national percentage was 19.3.

However, depression is just one piece of the puzzle. There are other factors at play in the overall mental health of Lehi.

Suicide Rate

The suicide rate in Utah has been consistently higher than the national rate in recent years. A report from the Utah Department of Health lists suicide rates from the years 2015 to 2017. During that time, the US had a suicide rate of 13 per 100,000 people, while Utah saw a rate that was almost triple at 22 suicides per 100,000 people. The same report stated that Lehi had a rate of 17.8. While better than the state rate, the city’s rate was still higher than the Utah County rate of 16.5, as reported by another source in 2015.

Opioids

Utah is struggling with the opioid epidemic that is also facing many other areas of the United States. During the years 2013 to 2015, Utah had a rate of 21 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 people. In Utah County, the rate was 16 per 100,000. Although the rate per 100,000 was much lower than other counties, Utah County had the second-highest overall number of overdose deaths at 272.

The good news is that steps are being taken in the Lehi area to combat the opioid problem. In the fall of 2018, it was announced that Utah County would be following the lead of other counties in Utah and nationwide in bringing a lawsuit against some of the major pharmaceutical companies. The lawsuit accuses the companies of downplaying the extremely addictive nature of opioid painkillers, and seeks financial compensation for the affected counties, as well as assistance in creating actionable solutions for the drug epidemic.

Resources in Lehi

Depression, suicide and opioid addiction are scary and serious issues to face, but know that you are not alone. As seen above, there are many others trying to cope with the same problems. However, there is help available in Lehi.

  • Sobernation has a list of substance abuse treatment and rehab facilities in Utah County.
  • The Utah County Health Department website also has an extensive list of health resources for needs ranging from mental illness, substance abuse, health insurance, homelessness and more.

For help finding a mental health professional near you, E-Counseling may be of interest. The site is an online directory designed to search for therapists and other professionals that meet your specifications. It’s possible to take the first step right now toward a happier and healthier life.