Psychotherapists Saint George UT

It's important to recognize that everything in life isn't permanent. Change is wiser than we are. Oftentimes the world we want to construct is really quite a small one. Change can break that way open and reveal possibilities we never could have thought of ourselves. Change is an ally, not an enemy. The stress comes when we try to hold on too tightly.

Cantril Nielsen
(435) 652-1897
437 So Bluff St
St George, UT
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Mark E Manley
(435) 634-6100
1054 E Riverside Dr
St George, UT
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Tim Kockler
(435) 632-1445
PO Box 153
St. George, UT
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Clinical Neuropsychological Intervention, Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - San Diego
Credentialed Since: 2006-08-25

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Martin M. Shinedling
(435) 652-3775
Shinedling & Shinedling, P.C.
Ivins, UT
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychological Assessment, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Individual Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Brigham Young University
Credentialed Since: 1977-08-22

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Lorna S. Benjamin
(801) 581-4463
Univ of Utah, Dept of Psychol
Salt Lake City, UT
Services
Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Wisc, Madison
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-17

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Counseling Services
(435) 673-2822
561 E Tabernacle St
Saint George, UT
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Chauncey S. Adams
(435) 688-4343
Dixie Regional Med Ctr
St. George, UT
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
Languages Spoken
Chinese (Mandarin)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Brigham Young University
Credentialed Since: 1984-07-31

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Arthur J Morgan
(435) 673-8727
2885 Swiss Drive
Santa Clara, UT
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Janet Haines
(435) 668-2648
St. George, UT
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Mitzi Lynn Wasserstein
(801) 584-1217
500 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Accepting Change

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By Judy Rooks

You have a unique view regarding change. How would you describe it?

First of all, it’s important to recognize that everything in life isn’t permanent. Change is wiser than we are. Oftentimes the world we want to construct is really quite a small one. Change can break that way open and reveal possibilities we never could have thought of ourselves. Change is an ally, not an enemy. The stress comes when we try to hold on too tightly.

How should we deal with change in order to grow?

First and foremost, it’s important for you to understand—and embrace—the fact that you’re an initiate in a great rite of passage that will lead to transformation. In those moments of immense change, you die to who you were, and you are not yet reborn to who you will be. You’ve embarked on a journey.

Could you identify the stages needed to move through this process?

There are three parts to moving from one stage of life to the next. First, you separate from the world you once knew. Whether you’re fired from a job or getting married or moving, you’re experiencing separation. Your old life is behind. Next, you enter the time between “no longer and not yet.” This is an uncomfortable, scary place, because you can’t control it. Try to view this as a sacred time of wandering. Our usual way of thinking is in the box. The “no longer and not yet” offers new inspiration, breakthroughs, and recognition of overlooked strengths. Finally, you adjust. You begin to form a new life, and you bring with you your own gifts and an expanded sense of who you are. You become more fully human.

Is this a lesson in optimism?

We can all learn to think optimistically. During unwanted change, we can hold onto the idea that difficult life circumstances are challenges that provide the framework for growth. Pessimists take things personally, think problems are pervasive, and believe their situation is permanent. Optimists see change as a challenge. They believe they have choices and can control the outcome of their lives, yet they don’t waste time or spin their wheels trying to control the uncontrollable. They’re dedicated and committed people. Change is a challenge and not a threat.

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