EMDR Part I Training

Utah Healing Center is excited to announce we are hosting an EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) part I training through Trauma Recovery/HAP. This training will take place February 8-10, 2019.

Space is limited! Register for this training here.

You’re Invited to the Flower and Friends Service Dog Get-Togethers

The Utah Healing Center’s facility CCI dog Flower IV, has invited some of her friends to meet you! On the last Monday of each month (starting August 27th), the Utah Healing Center will open its lobby to CCI Service Dogs in Training and Graduate Dogs. These service dogs will hang out with Flower for a few hours, and they would love to have you join in the fun!

Flower and Friends Service Dog Get-Togethers

Last Monday of each month (starting August 27th)

Utah Healing Center Lobby



Before you come, Flower and her friends would like you to know a few things:

  • All of the CCI dogs are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, or a mix of the two breeds. While these dogs are very friendly and calm, they are moderately large.
  • The dogs can be gently pet and hugged.
  • Although the service dogs in training are learning calm, therapeutic activities, these get togethers are not designed for intense play.
  • Because some of the dogs are still learning how to be service animals, there might be occasional barking.
  • Children are welcome to come, but they must be under the supervision of a legal guardian.

If you have never worked with a service animal in therapy, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about what it might be like!


Incorporating Animal-Assisted Therapy into treatment can:

  • lift spirits and lessens depression
  • decrease feelings of isolation and alienation
  • encourage communication
  • provide comfort
  • increase socialization and sense of community
  • reduce boredom
  • decrease anxiety
  • help children overcome speech and emotional disorders
  • create motivation for the client to recover faster
  • reduce loneliness


For more information about having Flower join your therapy sessions, contact the Utah Healing Center at 801-266-4643.






We hope to see you at our Flower & Friends Service Dog Get-Togethers!


UHC in the Community

Primary Children’s Hospital is a not-for-profit medical facility that offers services to children in Utah, and across the country.  Utah Healing Center understands that Primary Children’s Hospital offers a lot to our community, we also understand that they have great need.  During our team meeting, our staff put together 30 coloring page packets with color pencils.  These packets will be given to patients and their families, so that the children have something to do while waiting for the medical staff. Waiting for treatment/answers can be very terrifying – we hope these packets will provide some comfort during those stressful times.


baskets pic


If you would like to assist with, here are some of the projects Primary Children’s Hospital could use.

1) Coloring pages kits – given to patients to do while waiting for appointments


  • Zip lock baggies
  • Short coloring pencils (they insist on color pencils because crayon is to hard to clean off of surfaces)
  • 10 pages to color
  • Something to hold the pages together – binder clip, ring, etc.


2) Bracelet kits – given to patients to do while waiting for appointments.


  • Instructions
  • Zip lock baggies
  • Materials for bracelets – yarn or whatever we decide


3) Fleece stuffed animals – used for comfort cart (used to make patients comfortable).

Supplies:fleece stuff animal pic

  • Material
  • Batting


4) Essential Oil Pillow – used for the comfort cart

heart pic


  • Material
  • Batting


5) Fairy wand kit – for kids to complete while they are waiting



  • Wooden shape
  • Wooden dowel
  • Decorating items – glitter markers, design tape, ribbon,  glue, etc




6) Medical play doll – to show children what the procedure will be



  • Material for doll
  • batting
  • Material for doll’s gown






For more information regarding donations, please contact Marie Hendriksen at (801)662-5968 or Marie.Hendriksen@imail.org




Intermountain HealthCare.  (2018).  Intermountain Healthcare.  Primary Children’s Hospital.  retrieved from https://intermountainhealthcare.org/locations/primary-childrens-hospital/

Now Hiring

3 Part Time Clinical Employees

Utah Healing Center is hiring three part time clinical staff.  We are looking for Clinical Social Worker (CSW), Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Psychologist for our Outpatient Murray clinic that serves children, adolescents, and adults. This position offers competitive pay in a beautiful office.

New graduates are welcome.

Provides professional counseling services of a preventative and developmental nature through direct consultation with patients. Therapy activities include individual, group and couples counseling. Develops program criteria for area of specialization such as couples or trauma counseling.

  • Mental Health Professional with current license in the State of Utah. We are accepting applications for CSW, LCSW, ACMHC, CMHC, LMFT, PsyD, etc.
  • Approximately 20 – 30 hours a week
    • Day shift (Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays)
    • Afternoon shift (Monday, Tuesday, Friday)
    • Evening shift (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Competitive pay, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Free Supervision
  • Current credentialing with State of Utah Medicaid, Medicare, or any insurance panels a plus, but not required

Pay is based on fee for service.

Please send resume to admin@utahhealingcenter.org.

Meet our New APRN

Welcome Kara!

Kara Diersing Clapp, PhD, NP-c, CNS-BC

Kara has over 35 years of experience in nursing—10 as a Psychiatric RN and 22 years as an APRN. She holds two certifications as an APRN. In 1993 she started the first aftercare program in Ohio for mental health clientele served in a home care setting. Her dissertation focused on children under age 18 years who were caregivers and resulted in the first mid-range theory on young caregiving. She loves helping people and her unique style of care blends traditional medicine with alternative traditions, using evidence-based research when possible. When describing herself, she will say “I’m an international travel junkie who likes to knit and deadlift and who married her best friend, Glenn.”  And when it comes to life? “Enjoy the journey—the good, the bad, and all the stuff in between.” Kara is on most insurance panels.