Groups

We currently offer a variety of groups at UHC. Each group provides a unique opportunity for clients; we’d love for you to join us. Many insurances cover group therapy so please call your insurance company to ask about their coverage for group counseling. Private pay is also an option. Inquire at the Utah Healing Center (801-266-4643) for more information and to register. We would love to have you!

Mindfulness for a Balanced Life

This group will take place on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm. Join us for an 8 week group for adults focused on learning the principles and practices of mindfulness. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce anxious and depressive thoughts and to increase overall wellbeing. As a group, we will practice at least one mindfulness skill per week and then have time for a brief discussion so that we can connect as a community and learn together. Participants can expect to learn specific tools they can incorporate into their lives while learning about themselves in a supportive group context. This group will be lead by Katie Ovrom, CSW and 1000 hour certified yoga instructor, Lindsay Bennett, MSW Intern, and Jake Stucki, MSW Intern.

Canine-Assisted Mindfulness Group for Teens

This group will take place Thursdays from 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm and is facilitated by Dr. Janelle Nimer, Johnny Stiles, MSW Student, and Erik Panike, MSW Student. Flower, our Canine Companions for Independence Facility Dog, will be there to help teach skills. The purpose of this group is to teach coping skills, emotional regulation, mindfulness skills, and social skills. Each week will focus on a different facet of mindfulness. 

Canine-Assisted Trauma Support Group for Adult Women

This 8-week group takes place on Mondays from 4:30 until 5:30 and is facilitated by Dr. Janelle Nimer, Jen Hayes, MSW Student, and Casandra Lund, MSW Student. Expect a safe, open space for survivors to heal and talk about their common experiences. We will be providing coping mechanisms to process trauma. The meetings will be a non-judgment place to offer support and self empowerment. Flower, our Canine Companions for Independence Facility Dog, will be joining to provide additional support and help teach self-awareness skills.

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.

DBT and Mindfulness Group for Adults

This group takes place on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and will be co-facilitated by Mariah Peterson, LCSW, and Lindsay Bennett, MSW Student. This group is 8 weeks long and rotates through the following modules: Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotional Regulation. Each module will incorporate mindfulness skills.

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 and are subject to change.

Sign up for a group!

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.