About

Nancy Larsen

MSW, CSW

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Master of Social Work – Brigham Young University

Bachelor of Science – Utah Valley University

Member, IOCD Foundation

Interacting with clients in therapy is a great passion of mine as I have seen how clinical techniques can truly help someone change for the better. I especially enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety disorders, behavior, and family issues. I’ve had recent success treating clients with OCD using ACT and other evidenced-based treatments.

While working at LDS Family Services with individuals and couples, I implemented Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as the foundation for my therapeutic work because of its evidence-based practice. CBT helps clients look at their most difficult thought patterns and reframe them in a way that makes life more manageable and enjoyable. The use of Mindfulness and relaxation techniques are also incorporated in therapy to help clients center their emotions in the here and now, giving them the ability to ground their thoughts and feelings in a more productive manner. Art and experiential activities are also introduced to assist clients in exploring their deepest emotions.

Techniques learned during therapy sessions are then given as homework assignments to be put into practice in the client’s daily lives. This is where the magic begins as clients see that they can have a more positive reaction to life’s daily challenges. I have come to appreciate that each client I work with is a unique individual with talents and skills to resolve their own struggles. It is my privilege to be a help agent on their road to good mental health.

Nancy’s email address: nancylarsen71@gmail.com

Nancy’s phone number:  801-623-1996

Laura Harper

MSW, CSW

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 Master of Social Work – Brigham Young University

Member, IOCD Foundation

Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor

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Creator of  Be The Story Yoga, a children’s yoga DVD 

Along with CBT and other traditional therapeutic approaches, I use mindfulness as a means of helping the individual develop self-awareness and skills to alleviate distress. My interest in mindfulness as a therapeutic tool has grown out of my decade-long practice as a yoga instructor, exploring the power we have to center ourselves through intentional awareness of breath and movement.  Learning to find that calm center, no matter what the inner or outer turmoil, has been a life-long passion.

As a therapist at LDS Family Services, I had the privilege of serving wonderful people with a variety of issues including addiction, self-harm, marital distress, abuse, eating disorders, depression and anxiety.  Learning about the relationship between thoughts, feelings and physical reactions empowers the individual to break free from habitual fear responses and increase enjoyment of life.

Most recently I have worked at Family Support and Treatment Center with children and adults overcoming sexual and physical abuse, using play, sand and art therapy as a means of safely exploring and resolving deep-seated issues.

It is my privilege to bring my skills and experience in supporting mental, emotional and physical well-being to the service of clients at Mindset Family Therapy.

Laura Harper’s email address:  kisfunwithyoga@gmail.com

Laura’s phone number:  801-830-0005

Lindsay Powell

MSW, CSW

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Master of Social Work – Brigham Young University

Bachelor of Social Work – University of South Florida

I feel so fortunate to earn a living doing what I love! I have a passion for working with people by creating a safe and collaborative environment of trust. I take a client-centered approach by listening non-judgmentally and accepting clients at whatever stage of change they are at. From working with clients dealing with a variety of issues, I have seen some common ingredients to positive change. I have seen clients change best when they feel empowered in their therapy; that they have the steering power. Therapy helps people change when the goals are directly aligned with the client’s personal values. Clients change best when the therapist believes in the client and establishes an authentic relationship in which the client feels connected to the therapist.

I utilize evidence-based approaches in my clinical work that foster empowerment and change such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. At Wasatch Mental Health, I worked with adults struggling with anxiety disorders, depression, and trauma. I have seen the power in clients learning to connect and accept their thoughts and emotions, connecting to the here and now, and making goals that align with their most important values.

I have a particular passion for working with children, adolescents, and young adults. While providing mental health therapy in 8 schools across Alpine School District, I utilized play therapy to help children struggling with anxiety, ADHD, anger management, and grief. Play is seen as children’s way to communicate and naturally heal. I really enjoyed leading parent education courses in Orem that helped parents to develop skills to better handle their child’s defiant behaviors and improve their relationship. I believe in using nature, art, and other experiential activities to help clients in their healing process. I am excited to hear my client’s stories and help empower their natural ability to heal.

Annabella Hagen 

MSW, LCSW, RPT-S

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Master of Social Work – Brigham Young University

Bachelor of Science – Psychology Major – Brigham Young University

Graduate, Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI)IOCD Foundation

Member, IOCD Foundation

Member, ACBS (Association for Contextual Behavioral Science)

Board Member, Utah Association for Play Therapy

For more than 16 years I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety disorders, behavioral and family Issues. I am the owner and clinical director for Mindset Family Therapy. I began my private practice to better serve the community in response to the lack of local specialized expertise, and the overwhelming success I’ve had in treating OCD, OC spectrum disorders, and other anxiety disorders.

My interest in helping my community has led me to realize I cannot do it by myself and thus, I have added and trained an amazing team of therapists. Laura Harper, Nancy Larsen, and Lindsay Powell. They are excellent therapists who are committed to helping our community with their mental and emotional needs. (See bios below).

We have a passion as a team to teach clients the skills they need to overcome their specific challenges. We use ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy alongside other evidenced-based treatments for OCD, OC spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, and depression. Essential to the treatment we provide at our clinic is also Mindfulness training. Our goal is to teach you the skills you need to succeed in life.

I am a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute and I ensure we use the most proven effective methods so our clients can achieve their treatment goals. We have successfully treated children, adolescents, and adults experiencing OCD, other Obsessive-Compulsive spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, depression and other related disorders.

I am a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, having trained and worked extensively with children. I am also a Board Member for the Utah Association for Play Therapy.

The therapists at Mindset Family Therapy are members of the International OCD Foundation. We presented a Children’s Yoga/Mindfulness workshop two years ago in Los Angeles. This year we also presented two workshops in Chicago:

If you have any questions about the treatment we provide or would like to schedule an appointment with a therapist, call us or email us.

Nancy Larsen: 801-623-1996 – nancylarsen71@gmail.com

Laura Harper: 801-830-0005 – kidsfunwithyoga@gmail.com

Annabella Hagen: 801-427-1054 – mindsetfamilytherapy@gmail.com

Lindsay Powell: 801-653-0403 – ljpowell72@gmail.com