Groups

We currently offer a variety of groups at UHC.

These groups, focused on mindfulness and distress tolerance, will include: three teen groups (two of which are animal-assisted), one adult group, and one adult yoga group. Each group provides a unique opportunity for clients; we’d love for you to join us.

The teen mindfulness group is unique in the fact that it consists of three different subgroups: canine-assisted, equine-assisted, and regular mindfulness without an animal. These various groups each offer a unique twist to mindfulness and distress tolerance:

Canine-Assisted Mindfulness Group for Teens

This group will take place Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Utah Healing Center. KayLee Taylor, CSW, and Carly Parsons, MSW student, will be co-facilitating this group. Flower, our Canine Companions for Independence Facility Dog, as well as her canine specialist, Dr. Janelle Nimer, will be taking part in the group.

Equine-Assisted Mindfulness Group for Teens

This group will take place on Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Sunset Equestrian Center in Kaysville.  Janelle Nimer, PhD, LCSW, and Sami Marchand, MSW Student, will be co-facilitating the group. Majestic, an equine-assisted therapy horse, as well as equine specialist, Tasha Marshall, CSW, will be taking part in the group.

Regular Mindfulness Group for Teens (no animal)

This group will take place on Saturdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and will be co-facilitated by Mary Coombs, CSW, and Kimberly Sager, MSW Student.

DBT and Mindfulness Group for Adults

This group will take place on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and will be co-facilitated by Mary Coombs, CSW, and Kimberly Sager, MSW Student.

Mindfulness Through Yoga Group

This group will take place on Thursdays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, beginning September 27th to November 16th, taught by Chris Adams, CSW, yoga therapist, and MSW student, Kimberly Sager. This group is for all yoga abilities, and for ages 18+.

About Each Group

In each group, we will be focusing on mindfulness, distress tolerance, coping skills, and self-care. According to the group that the client is assigned to upon intake, the emphasis will be mindfulness and skills for intense and distressing emotions and to develop effective behaviors and thinking patterns. Clients will learn how to increase their capacity to experience and manage intense and difficult emotions in effective ways. Clients will also learn how to develop creative skills in problem solving and increase their confidence in day to day life. Overall, these groups are an excellent medium for developing skills in managing anxiety, depression, reducing harmful or ineffective behaviors, and reducing stress overall.

Specific times and dates are available dependent upon demand.

Please call Utah Healing Center 801-266-4643 or email admin@utahhealingcenter.org for more information and to schedule an intake session to be assigned to a specific group. You may also schedule an intake session by coming in to UHC; address is 5284 S. Commerce Dr. Suite C-134 Murray, UT 84107.

If you are an existing client seeing a therapist at UHC, please consult with your therapist or ask the front desk for more information about how to join a group.

Receive a 10% off of the groups if you pay for the entire series by the first day of Group.