We’re Here to Help You Connect. We’re Here to Help You Bloom.
Through your therapeutic journey, we’ll help you become the person you truly want to be. Without the wounds of the past holding you back, you’ll start to live the life you’ve always dreamed about.
“Trauma creates change you DON’T choose. Healing is about creating the change you DO choose”
— Michelle Rosenthal.
Our aim is to help you shift from post-traumatic stress to post-traumatic growth. We, as a species, are designed to experience incredible hardships and become wiser, stronger, faster, smarter, and more connected because of it. Trauma can short circuit this process and leave us feeling stuck and trapped in the traumatic experience. We can have intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, intense fears, and anxiety, or even numb out. We may also self-isolate, lash out at loved ones, or struggle with nightmares.
Healing trauma is about reevaluating past experiences safely and securely in order to move towards growth. Recognizing that our traumas do not define us but that we are strong and courageous enough to overcome them is essential to the healing process. If you are ready to choose post-traumatic growth, reach out!
Therapists who Specialize in Trauma: Alex, Charles, Abe.
“The past affects the present even without our being aware of it.”
— Francine Shapiro.
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 feel like they have grown into stronger and more resilient people.
The process has 8 stages and is most often recognized for its use of bilateral stimulation. This stage typically involves the movement of one’s eyes back and forth as a memory, image, and/or thought are held in the mind. This allows the memory to flow and move into a different space. This process allows the brain to reorganize the traumatic event to be stored without the severe emotional connection that can often lead to the symptoms of PTSD, such as emotional outbursts, always feeling on edge, constant fear, avoidance, and nightmares.
EMDR Trained Therapists: Alex
Somatic Therapists: Alex, Abe.
“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it — just as we have learned to live with storms.”
— Paulo Coelho
Life can throw us all sorts of curveballs; we teach you that you can nail each one of them out of the park. Anxiety loves to look into the future, focus on the worst-case scenario, and tell us that we can’t handle it. This can lead to procrastination, avoidance, distraction, unhealthy habits, and even addicting processes. Quite simply, it sucks. The truth is, underneath all that worrying and panic, we have boundless strength, creativity, and power within us that just needs to be tapped into. Our therapists not only teach you healthy skills to manage the anxiety you’re facing but also get to the core issue creating the anxiety to help you resolve it so that you can move into the future with confidence and courage.
Therapists who Specialize in Anxiety: Alex, Charles, Abe.
“What if depression is, in fact, a form of grief—for our own lives not being as they should? What if it is a form of grief for the connections we have lost yet still need?”
— Johann Hari
Therapy for depression is all about reconnecting to what is disconnected. Our society loves to tell us that there is an issue with our brains, our neuro-chemicals are out of whack, and although there is certainly a neuro-chemical component, this is not the core issue. The real cause of depression is a deep feeling of disconnection. We are disconnected from loved ones, meaningful values, purposeful work, the natural world, and a hopeful future. Healing depression is so much more than just removing the painful emotions. It’s about creating a life that you can be proud of so that you can move forward with deeper and more meaningful connections in your life.
Therapists who Specialize in Depression: Charles, Abe.
Social Anxiety Therapy
“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.”
— Virginia Woolf
There is a big difference between fitting in and belonging. When we constantly feel judged and scrutinized by others, life can be outrageously difficult. We can start to believe we are separate, “less than,” and “not worthy” of healthy relationships and connections. We can struggle not only to connect to friends and family, but we can also struggle with public speaking, starting and continuing conversations, and putting ourselves out there in social situations. Most importantly, social anxiety can prevent us from being our most authentic selves and living a life we are proud of. At Bloom Recovery, we aim to not only help you develop skills to manage this anxiety but also help you tune into your best self so you can have the courage to live a life based on your own integrity.
Therapists who Specialize in Social Anxiety: Alex, Charles, Abe.
“What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately BECOME”
— Bruce Lee.
Have you ever wanted to do something great but have been held back by your fear of failure, overwhelm about the path ahead of you, fear of success, or imposter syndrome? Perhaps you always wanted to write a book, start a business, be an athlete, or become a motivational speaker, but your mind gets invaded by self-limiting thoughts. “I’m not good enough.” “I’m not worthy of success.” “I can’t handle the pressure.” Sound familiar? At Bloom Recovery, we help you rewrite the narrative that goes on in your head, detach from your inner critic, and tune into your core self. We love seeing our clients do the things they never thought they could do. We help you navigate the path of greatness and develop the confidence and strength required to perform at your best.
Therapists who Specialize in Peak Performance: Alex, Abe.
“Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.”
— Victor Hugo.
Transitions in life are inevitable. Transitions occur at work, in relationships, and in faith. When you experience a transition in faith, in particular, it can feel like losing a part of yourself. You may have to say goodbye to close friends, communities, or even family members. Needless to say, it can be a painful experience. It can take a tremendous amount of strength and courage to face those transitions, but you don’t have to do it alone. At Bloom Recovery, we can help guide and support you through this transition. It can be a confusing and complex journey from healing spiritual abuse or trauma, processing grief and loss, and reconnecting to YOUR own principles and values. You deserve a safe place to discuss or even start questioning your faith.
Therapists who Specialize in Spiritual Transitions: Alex, Charles, Abe.
Dungeons and Dragons Group Therapy
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten”
— Neil Gaiman, Coraline
Who says therapy can’t be healing AND fun at the same time? When we play tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, it’s not only a fun and entertaining pastime, but there are also valuable lessons to be learned. As a means of therapeutic role play, Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) offers us an opportunity to practice the skills we wish we were better at in life. It can help us develop communications skills, cooperation skills and examine and develop core values such as courage and compassion. While using D&D as a metaphor, we can examine the issues we face on a daily basis. We may not face a goblin hoard daily, but our anxiety can certainly feel equally as overwhelming. We may get so caught up with side quests that we ignore the main storyline because we feel depressed and frustrated that we are not where we actually want to be in life.
We offer Dungeons and Dragons groups for teens and adults.
Happiness 2.0 Group Therapy
“A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.”
— Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
At the core, we all want the same thing. We want to be happy. The issue is that what we think will make us happy actually doesn’t. We think more money will make us happy. It doesn’t. We think better stuff will make us happy—but the new iPhone loses its shine faster than we think. Here’s the good news: there is a science to happiness and how to increase our overall well-being. If you are sick and tired of chasing things that are just not working, then come learn the latest science and shift your life in the direction of greater happiness and well-being.
We currently offer our Happiness 2.0 Group to adults only.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
Do you offer Telehealth services?
I’ve never been to therapy. Is it just me laying on a couch and complaining?
What are your rates? Do you accept insurance?
Each clinician accepts different insurances. Alex Runolfson, CMCH, is in-network with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, PEHP, EMI, and Lyra Health. Charles King, LMFT, is in-network with Cigna, Optum (UMR, UBH, UHC, AARP), Select Health, and EMI.
For out-of-network services, we are also happy to provide you a detailed invoice known as a “Super Bill. Please be aware that the insurances we do accept and our current rates 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 payments?
What theories or modalities do you use?
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 into exploring all these different approaches and work closely with you to find the best fit or combination for you.
What can I expect during my first session?
This time can also be used to identify goals and a preferred 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 that your therapist will help guide and aid you in becoming the person you always wanted to be.
I don’t want people to know that I’m going to therapy. How do you ensure this?
Do you work with people from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, LGBTQ, religious traditions?
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.
Get In Touch
+1 801 866 3546
- 470 E 3900 S #101
- Salt Lake City, UT 84107