Domestic Violence Treatment Services

We are certified by the Utah Association of Domestic Violence Treatment Providers to provide individual and group counseling for survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence. Our therapists are trained in a variety of techniques, integrating trauma-focused care and quality mental health services to create a healing environment.

Domestic Violence Assesments

We provide full, state-certified assessments for individuals who have been charged with domestic violence and are seeking an evaluation for treatment needs.

Men's Peace Keepers Group

This group is for men who are choosing to focus on communication skills, empathy, & accountability, so they can have stronger, healthier relationships & more safety in their families and communities. If you are interested in this group, please contact our office for an evaluation appointment.

Trauma Survivor Counseling Services

Women Empowering Women Support Group

This group is focused on creating a safe, accepting space for female-identified trauma survivors to talk about domestic violence, sexual assault, and other traumatic experiences that have affected their sense of empowerment. This group integrates multi-media, meditation, and supportive communication to promote learning about safety planning, community resources, self-advocacy, appropriate boundaries, and healthy relationships.  Participants work with peer support and each other on learning specific techniques to help manage depression and anxiety, to cope with stress in healthy, effective ways, and to increase overall functionality, community involvement, and empowerment.  Our Women Empowering Women Support Group is facilitated by a trained peer advocate with support from clinical staff. This group is low barrier/donation based. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact our office.

EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing Therapy)

We have extensive training and experience in using EMDR and working with people who have suffered for years from anxiety, depression, nightmares, and distressing memories. This powerful, short-term therapy is evidence-based and is shown to be effective even in the face of pervasive, troubling symptoms that have persisted for decades.

Additional Specialities

We also provide individual, couples, and family counseling.

We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling, and beyond.

In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our client’s individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.

We offer:

  • Trauma Therapy
  • Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
  • Domestic Violence Assessment
  • Domestic Violence Treatment for Survivors
  • Domestic Violence Treatment for Offenders
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Conflict Resolution

Frequently Asked Questions

How can therapy help me?

A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.

Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?

People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy.   Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well.  Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks.  Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods.  Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life.   In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.

What is therapy like?

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual.  In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session.  Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.  Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).
It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process.  The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life.  Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process – such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.

What about medication vs. psychotherapy?

It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness.  Working with your medical doctor you can determine what’s best for you, and in some cases, a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action.

Do you take insurance, and how does that work?

To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them.  Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers.  Some helpful questions you can ask them:
  • What are my mental health benefits?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?

Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist’s office. Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission. However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations: * Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources. * If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.


Insurance providers that we currently are able to accept include:

  • Select Health
  • Cigna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • RegenceEM
  • E4Health
  • Three Rivers
  • Health Net
  • Beech Street
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Value Options
  • Meridian
  • MHNet Behavioral Health


Individual Sessions: $120 per 50 minute session

Couples Counseling: $85 – $150 depending on length of sessions (50-90 minute sessions recommended)

Domestic Violence Evaluations for People Charged With, or Court-Ordered due to, Domestic Violence Offenses: $365 (includes evaluation, paperwork, & correspondence with courts) (There may also be an income-based sliding scale that can reduce the cost of the evaluation and any recommended interventions.)

Payment: Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted for payment.

Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
  • Do I have “Out of Network” benefits in case Amethyst Center for Healing is not currently taking my insurance?

Reduced Fee?: Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis; please let us know if this is needed.

Cancellation Policy: If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

Schedule An Appointment: Request a therapy appointment by calling our office at 801.467.2863 or send us a message through our website.