David Wieder

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David Wieder, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Utah

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in UT More info Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, LCMHCs, are mental health professionals trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepting patients

Licensed in UT

Accepts insurance

Hi there, I'm David!

My training is rooted in decades spent working in wilderness and adventure therapy. Living in small groups taught me about what it really means to be human. This perspective is beneficial to my clients’ relationship work, it informs the self-care habits I teach, and it helps me explain why creating meaning guards us from mental health issues.

My approach

Developing an understanding of each client in their own relational and cultural context is crucial for individualized therapy. This is a trauma-informed approach that explores clients' relationships with themselves and with others. When clients are experiencing acute distress, our first step is to figure out how to help resolve the issues at hand. We’ll look at ways to find some calm through mindfulness and somatic-based self-healing practices, as well as behavioral changes. In addressing long-term issues, it is important to identify what you are working towards so that therapy does not become repetitive and stagnant.

My focus

Over the past twenty years, I’ve worked with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health issues. I utilize a variety of modalities including Existential Therapy, DBT, Sex Therapy, EMDR, Family Systems Therapy, and mindfulness-based practices. You might not be sure what exactly it is that isn't working in your life, where you're blocked in your relationships, your personal growth, or in finding meaning and joy. We can work together to figure out what changes you need to make for yourself, and how I can support you on that path.

My communication style

I can be quite direct, and this may be challenging, but every interaction we have is an opportunity to create depth and strength in our relationship. This is training for you to do this in your other relationships.

My journey to mental healthcare

I think it’s helpful for my clients to know why I do this work. I come from a family with a lot of intergenerational trauma: war refugees, parental abandonment, sexual trauma, addiction, and suicide. My first step on the path to becoming a therapist was learning how to deal with my own anxiety and depression. Working in mental health treatment has led me to an understanding of my own inner workings and it continually reminds me of where I can get myself into trouble. What keeps me in this field is a desire to share what I know. It feels good to help others.

My goals for you

It's important to understand what therapy is and what it can do, and how that relates to the issues each client, couple, or family is going through. When clients are experiencing acute distress our first step is to figure out how to help resolve the crisis at hand, which can take time and effort. Making sure there are clear actions steps and looking for alternatives when something isn't working is key. For clients addressing long-term or non-acute issues, it is important to identify what they are working towards, and continually examine their process, so that therapy does not become repetitive and stagnant.

My first session with you

In a first session I want to hear about what's going on in the moment and what is the context for that situation. I need to develop a full understanding of how things got to where they are currently. If there is a pressing issue, such as intense anxiety, we will look at ways to become more emotionally regulated. That needs to happen before we can talk about the history or dimensions of a mental health issue. We might engage in some mindfulness or somatic exercises to help get to a place where we can talk.

About David

Specialities

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents/Teens
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Stress
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Attacks
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQIA+

Methods

  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
  • Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Holistic
  • Mindfulness-Based
  • Sex Therapy
  • Child/Parent Psychotherapy

Practice

License

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) More info Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, LCMHCs, are mental health professionals trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, and Optum

Languages spoken

  • English

Allyship

  • LGBTQIA+ aligned

Education

  • Master in Counseling (MC) - Adams State College

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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