Healing Steps Counseling

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Counseling in Lehi

I have worked with numerous clients that presented complex relationship struggles and have seen them work through their pain and strengthen their relationship. Whether it is infidelity, emotional or physical abuse, a faith crisis, addiction, trauma, sexual abuse, sexual offending, infertility, the effects of children on a marriage, or many other issues that can create a heavy burden on a relationship, I have seen success through therapy and can help.

It isn't always a easy journey, and change is scary, but it is also worth all the hard work. I believe creating a happy healthy life and I want to help you work towards achieving  that goal.  I strive to create an environment that is supportive of your journey, and a space where you don’t feel judged as you work through your painful experiences.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. While in the graduate program I had an emphasis on Substance Abuse, and the Forensic Domain of the Social Work Program. The focal point of my training and career experience has been in the treatment of trauma that individuals have experienced in their lives whether as a child or an adult. I have specialized in the healing of sexual abuse and treatment of offenders. I have developed therapeutic skills that addressing post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, women's issues and empowerment, and ways to communicate in a healthy and effective manner. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a form of therapy, with the focus always on empowerment of one’s self to create the relationships and life one desires. I am trained in EMDR, and I am member of the LGBTQ- Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters as well as my family, friends, and dog by doing activities such as traveling, camping, and experiencing new adventures .  In my spare time I  love to crochet and am always doing a project whether its a hat, blanket, stuffed animal, or anything that sparks an interest in me. 

Jenivee Akalis, LCSW

 I am a wife, a mother, a professional, and I "wear many other hats" in my life. I can relate and understand the dynamics of how challenging and joyful each of these roles can play in one's life.  I want to help you to find your best self, so you can create the life you desire.

Life is rough at times, and I am the first to admit that. I am human just like you, and I understand how painful life is as well as how rewarding it can be. I have experienced my share of challenges that I have had to overcome. I have also had numerous successes, and happiness in my life, and I know how great life can be!  

At the end of the day I just want to help people learn and grow from their pain, and create a life that is meaningful to them. Whether you are struggling with a romantic relationship, friendship, or with a family member I can provide counseling that is working towards strengthening the relationships that are important to you.