LDS Therapists/LDS Counselors
Researchers have found an increased awareness towards the integration of religion and spirituality in marriage and family counseling. Thayne (1997) reported that religious and spiritual observance and devotion may help to improve aspects of “human physical and psychological health, including areas such as depression, anxiety, and adjustment, as well as marital and sexual function” (as cited in Wolf & Stevens, 1997, p. 68).
Among the therapists at Leavitt Institute for Marriage and Family are LDS counselors who are committed to meeting the professional and spiritual needs of each client. The welfare of clients is foremost in therapy. Since we recognize spirituality as a source of strength in many people’s lives, it can be beneficial to incorporate in treatment. The nature and extent of any spiritual integration, however, is based on client’s wishes. Clients who share LDS beliefs may find an LDS counselor as a viable resource for marriage and family therapy. We realize that meeting with a counselor who can identify with individual, couple, and family values may provide an additional level of comfort and understanding in therapy.
As may be true with any religion, those that are LDS may prefer to meet with LDS counselors. However, for those that live outside of Utah this may be a difficult task – especially finding an LDS therapist within a reasonable distance. Those facing this predicament can benefit from our online counseling. All of our LDS counselors available for both phone and online counseling, thus making it possible for those of the LDS faith to meet with an LDS therapist no matter where they live.
Living outside of Utah and having a hard time finding an LDS counselor? Our therapists are available for face-to-face online counseling sessions – no matter your location.
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Wolf, C. T., & Stevens, P. (2001). Integrating religion and spirituality in marriage and family counseling. Counseling and Values , 46 (1), 66-75.