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In-person or virtual psychotherapy services for children and adolescents in Salt Lake City and across Utah.

We’re Here to Help You Connect. We’re Here to Help You Bloom.

    Psychotherapy Services

    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 Therapy

    “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.

    EMDR

    “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 Therapy
    It is commonly thought that therapy is all about the mind and emotions. At Bloom Recovery, we know how important it is to see the WHOLE person. This includes their mind, heart, body, and spirit. We help clients notice the sensations in their bodies and learn to interpret the messages their nervous system is sending them. Emotions live in the body, and paying attention to these sensations allows us to process and move emotions that have been stuck for a long time. 

    Somatic Therapists: Alex, Abe.

    Anxiety Therapy

    “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.

    Depression Therapy

    “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.

    Peak Performance

    “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.

    Spiritual Transition

    “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.

    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?
    We are located at 470 E 3900 S Suite 101 Salt Lake City, Utah 84107. We offer in-person therapy services as well as virtual therapy services across the state of Utah. 
    Do you offer Telehealth services?
    Yes, we offer telehealth across the entire state of Utah.
    I’ve never been to therapy. Is it just me laying on a couch and 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 gives you space—literally a physical space—but also a space in time, emotional space, and 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.
    What are your rates? Do you accept insurance?
    Our rates vary depending on the clinician. The typical range is between $50.00 to $160 for a 55-minute session and $70 to $240 for a 90-minute initial session and any 90-minute sessions afterward. For group rates, please call or email for further details. 

    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?
    Some of our clients get financial assistance from ecclesiastical leaders or other parties. 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), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), 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 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?
    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 and history as possible. This is done so that your therapist can get a good sense and understanding of where you should get to work. 

    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?
    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 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 backgrounds, 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.

    Get In Touch

    Call

    +1 801 866 3546

    Email

    alex@bloom-recovery.com

    Address

    • 470 E 3900 S #101
    • Salt Lake City, UT 84107
    • US

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