​I was drawn to this profession because I believe that counseling is healing and empowering. I utilize a client centered and strength based approach to help a client to find that strength and ability they have to overcome pain and difficulties. I have worked in many areas of Social Work and had life experiences that help me to have a greater understanding and compassion to the difficulties we can face in life. I strive to help my client in changing maladaptive coping skills that they have used in the past. My experience and training helps me to support a client in learning healthier ways to cope with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, addiction, relationship conflicts/barriers and many other areas that can be frustrating and/or devastating. Healing, improving one’s functioning and finding joy often needs the assistance of a therapeutic outlook and process. It can be the catalyst to healthy changes that improve our life. I am grateful that being a therapist gives me the opportunity to advocate for my clients in their journey of healing and experiencing an increase in happiness and joy. 

I have an Associates from BYU Idaho, a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Utah and a Master’s Degree from the University of Utah in Social Work. I am an LCSW. I utilize many therapeutic approaches depending on the needs and what works for a client individually. I utilize CBT, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and many other modalities depending on the needs and goals of my client. I work with individuals and couples. My experience is with working with adolescents, adults and/or couples. If I would be a good fit, I look forward to working with you so I can help you in navigating your healing and assist in empowering you 💗 If I am not taking new clients, I work with an Amazing and Clinically Skilled team and would be happy to refer you to one of my colleagues.

Call 801.505.8745 for an appointment.

Tammy Neilson, LCSW

Veritas Mental Health  801.376.7560

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