FAQ

Where are you located?

We are located at 470 E 3900 S Suite 101 Salt Lake City Utah 84107

I’ve never been to therapy before. Is it just me lying on a couch complaining?

Well, we do have a couch and please feel free to lie down if you wish. Therapy however is much more than just “complaining.” Therapy give you the space, literally a physical space but also a space in time, emotional space, and a relational space, to talk about and discuss deeper issues. Therapy allows you to talk about all of the things that you were too scared, embarrassed, or ashamed to talk about before. Therapy challenges how you think, feel, and act. It is about healing and removing the often unseen blocks that prevent you from becoming who you always knew you could be. Therapy helps you rewire your brain into a healthier, more successful, and more authentic version of yourself.

Does therapy actually work?

Short answer: yes.

Long answer: yes with time, energy, and effort.

Longer answer: Yes, but no therapist is a magician and can spout magical therapy words around to instantly make your life better. With time and effort however you and your therapist can make lasting changes to you and your life.

Without getting too technical on you: therapy is neuroscience. Therapy helps you literally reprogram and rewire your brain to become healthy, happy, and whole. This however takes energy to challenge your unwanted thoughts, control your emotions, match your behavior with your ultimate goals, and ultimately be living a life that is true to your most authentic self.

I’m not sure therapy is right for me; who does therapy benefit the most

At Bloom Recovery we believe that therapy has the ability to help everyone, but, honestly, not everyone is ready for that help. The people who get the most out of therapy have two out of three characteristics. First and foremost they see therapy as a collaboration. Therapists here at Bloom Recovery are here to walk along side you and travel your journey with you helping along the way but recognizing that your therapist cannot do everything for you and acknowledging there is a collaboration there is a huge piece.

Second, successful clients are those who are willing to do the work. This means both in session and outside of session. Doing the work in session means being open and honest about what is going on with you; use your session to get the most out of it. Outside of session means taking everything you are learning in session and applying them to your life outside of therapy. This is often one of the hardest parts but bring that struggle into the session with you and talk about it.

Lastly, set goals and be open to how to achieve them. So many times people want to improve their lives but do not know exactly what that means to them. That is ok. The first goal could be to identify goals but knowing some direction can make a big difference. The second part to this is to be open to how to get there. Often people want a quick and easy fix. This is completely understandable; we all like results. Being open to how to achieve your goals will allow you the space to challenge your current thoughts and view points on your problem how to resolve them.

What are your rates? And do you accept Insurance?

Our rate is $130.00 For a 55 minute session. $200 for the 90 minute initial session and for any session 90 minute session afterwards. Our group rates vary by the type of group so please call or email for further details.

We in network for some insurance panels including Blue Cross and Blue Shield, PEHP, and EMI. We work closely with you to help you get reimbursed by your insurance company if you happen to be out of network. Please be aware the insurances we do accept are subject to change; it is the client’s responsibility to ensure that their insurance is up to date and that Bloom Recovery still accepts it.

Do you accept third party payment

Some of our clients get financial assistance from ecclesiastical leaders or other parties. In order for this to happen we need a written agreement signed by the third party, yourself, and Bloom Recovery indicating the third party is agreeing to pay for service. The client is ultimately responsible for their bill.

What theories or modalities do you use?

We incorporate a number of different models and theories at Bloom Recovery. We use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Somatic Approaches, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, Well-Being Theory, Strengths Based Approaches, and Mindfulness Approaches.  Each model and theory has its own strengths and weaknesses.

We recognize there is no “one size fits all” approach and that people become their best when they find the approach that clicks with them. Your therapist will guide you in exploring all these different approaches and work closely with your to find the best fit or combination for you.

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched in the treatment of trauma. EMDR helps people harness their brain and body’s natural ability to heal painful past events and feeling as though they have grown into a stronger and more resilient person.

The process has 8 stages but is mostly recognize for its use of bilateral simulation. This stage typically involves you moving your eyes back and forth as you hold a memory, image, and/or thought in your mind and allowing it to flow and move into a different space. Although the actual process is not fully understood it is believed that this simulates REM sleep and allows you brain to reorganize the traumatic event to be stored in longer term memory without the severe emotional connection that can often lead to the symptoms or PTSD such as emotional outbursts, always feeling on edge, constant fear, avoidance, and nightmares.

Please feel free to ask your therapist about EMDR if you would like to know more. 

What is “Healing From the Root?”

People often come to therapy with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger issues, relationship problems, etc. At Bloom Recovery we see these as symptoms of traumatic events.

Trauma is often seen as needing to witness or experience a life threatening event, but this is not always the case. You do not need to be a combat veteran or assault survivor to suffer the effects of trauma. Often it is the seemingly little events of our lives that create trauma symptoms.

Things like not getting your emotional needs met when you were younger. Or living with divorced parents and needing to be bounced from house to house. Being bullied in high school until your self esteem and self worth were practically destroyed.

All these events can be traumatic and with “Healing from the Root” we help your identify exactly which events have left their mark on you and help you overcome and heal those wounds so you no longer are being held back by them. We use a number of different models and theories to help you work through these tough memories, openly process them, and ultimately heal.

Check out our “Healing from the Root” page for further details.

What is “Learning to Bloom”

With Learning to Bloom we help you identify and overcome the obstacles holding you back from really thriving and be attentive and open to the things that truly make use happy, joyful, and whole as people. It is common for people to feel lost and numb after they have healed.

Our goal at Bloom Recovery is not simply to help people heal depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, relationships, etc. but to get them to be living the life they always wanted. We incorporate a number of different techniques and models to help you achieve your ultimate goal of truly thriving. Check out our “Learning to Bloom” page for further details.

What can I expect the first session

Your first session is slightly different from the rest. During your initial session you will first fill out paperwork and will have time to have any questions answered. Your therapist will then spend 90 minutes with you getting as much of a background history as possible. This is so your therapist can have as accurate a picture and understanding as possible to help you really get to work.

You will also work on setting goals and a treatment plan with your therapist. Having a clear understanding of the goals you want to achieve, how to achieve them, and why they are important to you is a very important step in making sure you get the most out of therapy.

It is important to remember that at Bloom Recovery you are the one in charge of your therapy. This means you have the freedom to change or alter your goals as you see fit and your therapist is going to help guide and aid you in becoming the person you always wanted to be.

I don’t want people to know I am going to therapy, how do you ensure this?

We take your confidentiality and privacy extremely seriously. We believe that people cannot heal if they do not feel safe.

We frequently review confidentiality and privacy in groups and in individual sessions. Although we do everything in our power to keep things confidential and private we cannot guarantee the same level of confidentiality while in a group setting.

Do you work with people from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, LGBTQ, religious traditions?

Absolutely! We love working with people of different background, cultures, sexual orientations, and religious or spiritual backgrounds.

Sometimes it can feel like we are being forced into a box by external forces like society, media, or even friends and family. At Bloom Recovery we pride ourselves in helping people live a life that is truest to their own inner being.

We are LGBTQ Affirmative and help people not only heal LGBTQ specific traumas, but also help people at all stages from exploring attraction to navigating the steps of coming out to learning to love and celebrate themselves as authentically as possible.

Contact Us

Address: 470 E. 3900 S. Suite 101
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

Phone:  801-866-3546

Email:  alex@Bloom-Recovery.com

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