Let Us Help You Make Positive Changes In Your Life
Most people would rather hide from change than embrace it. When we do, unseen opportunities aren’t realized. Change is one of the most powerful tools you have as you go forward in life, if you embrace it.
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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
Treating Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide Ideation
See if Ketamine is right for you call 801.787.9855 for an assessment that is covered by insurance
A Positive Psychological Approach to Therapy
Historically, psychology has focused on mental illness or the negative in human behavior - weaknesses and problems. Since the 1990s, scientific interest has focused increasingly on the study of emotion, especially in understanding how positive emotions sustain mental health.
The Positive Psychology movement was started by prominent scholars/psychologists who focused attention on the study of human strengths or those inner traits and characteristics that most cultures, religions, and philosophies have highlighted as contributing to the well-being of the individual as well as the world. Positive psychology focuses more on strengths than on weaknesses, building the best things in life instead of repairing the worst, and paying attention to the things that contribute to human health instead of healing wounds and focusing on sickness.
Positive Psychology is the focus and impetus to successful mental health counseling at Riverwoods Behavioral Health. As an assistant professor at the University of Utah, Dr. Henrie-Barrus helped create the positive psychology certificate program. Her 24 years of experience teaching, counseling, and authoring a new addiction recovery manual “10 Principles of Recovery” provide a strong foundation for the Riverwoods team to provide excellent mental health services. All Riverwoods’ therapists are trained in positive psychology and are skilled mental health counselors who follow evidence-based approaches found to be the most beneficial.
Riverwoods Behavioral Health is now a partner with Ampelis Recovery. A full service in-patient addiction facility for men 18 and older suffering with substance abuse. Located in beautiful Hobble Creek Canyon, Springville, Utah.
Ampelis Recovery’s program uses a four step approach to heal the bran incorporating; medication assisted treatment (MAT)
including amino acids and ketamine therapy. Using the 10 Principles of Recovery, a positive psychology approach. Ampelis Recovery focuses on healing the brain with science and intensive positive psychology therapy along with ketamine treatments.
Dr. Trish Henrie-Barrus
"As a positive psychologist and counselor, I believe in focusing on human strengths instead of pathology. I strive to help every individual see themselves in a more positive light, enhance their well-being, and live life to the fullest."
- Dr. Trish
Dr. Trish received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah and has been in private practice for 20 years. She specializes in working with those with depression, anxiety, and addictions, ketamine treatments. Dr. T also teaches undergraduate and graduate-level Positive Psychology courses at the University of Utah.
" Nothing is more satisfying to me than seeing individuals and families thrive. I believe this is accomplished through the application of sound, strengths-based principles of mental, emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual health. My belief in the power of a positive, whole-being approach stems from witnessing its effectiveness in a breadth of settings including mental health settings, hospice, corrections systems, school-based counseling, and grief work." -Joanna
Joanna received her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of New England, and her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in the field of Marriage, Family, and Human Development. She is in residence for clinical licensure with Riverwoods Behavioral Health, and specializes in working with individuals of all ages, couples, and families.
"Helping families, individuals and couples navigate the complexities of the human experience is incredibly rewarding. In my practice, I am most drawn to holistic approaches and solutions focused on healing, connection and emotional and spiritual well-being." - Teyonda
Teyonda completed her Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of New England. She currently works full time at the University of Utah in the Department of Adult Psychiatry and is in residence for clinical licensure with Riverwoods Behavioral Health, and specializes in working with individuals of all ages, couples, and families.
Individuals, Couples, & Families
Depression, Anxiety, & Stress
Chronic Illness & Pain
I had the incredible experience of working with Dr. Trish and participating in Ketamine Psychotherapy sessions in partnership with Forum Health. Words cannot explain how beneficial and life changing these sessions were for me. I have struggled with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic illness for most of my life. I also had a hard time coping with extreme grief and suicidal tendencies. I was able to sit down with Dr. Trish and set some objectives and goals that I wanted for my treatment plan. My first ketamine session was absolutely mind blowing. We talked and identified what I wanted to focus on processing during my session before hand, which was grief and overcoming a traumatic experience. The Ketamine experience itself was peaceful and exciting at the same time. y mind flew through shapes and universes while listening to the hypnotic voice of Dr. Trish guide my sub-conscious into letting go of my grief and sadness. She guided and re-programmed my mind and neuro pathways into accepting peace and joy. She ultimately helped me fid hope, healing, and happiness! Her therapy, her guiding words, and each progressive Ketamine session gave me a new default thought process that made me feel happy and at peace. Within 6 sessions, I feel I have accomplished more in my healing and well-being than I have with talking with therapists in over 15 years. I no longer feel debilitated by grief and sadness in my heart. I no longer feel plagued by negative self-harm thoughts, and instead my thoughts are positive and uplifting. I feel at peace and accepting of my life, my challenges, and feel that my coping mechanisms are healthier than ever. Words cannot express my gratitude to Dr. Trish Henrie and Riverwoods Behavioral Health for their exceptional help in my personal life, healing my mind and soul, and helping me overcome so much.
Is Therapy Right For Me?
Everyone has a need for improvement. We all have habits to be changed, relationships that could be stronger, and insight and self awareness to be gained. Although psychotherapy can benefit all people, there are some times in life where it may be especially helpful. People often consider some form of psychotherapy after a major traumatic life event, when they feel their life is “stuck” or “out of control”, or when another perspective is needed.
How Does Therapy Help?
When you have experienced a traumatic life event, are working through a transition period, or you are feeling anxiety or depression, you may feel stress and negative emotions. Psychotherapy can help you to process and explore what you are feeling, assess your goals, and move forward. When you have lost self confidence/esteem or feel that your life has lost its meaning and excitement, these losses have a significant impact on your overall happiness and contentment with life. Psychotherapy can help you regain confidence in yourself and others, gain control again of you, assess what is important to you, and reignite your passion for life.
Therapy and Relationships
There are times in life when important relationships become strained, unsatisfying or cause distress. Therapy can help you evaluate all aspects of the relationship from a nonjudgmental and unbiased perspective, improve communication skills, encourage honesty and openness, and promote a healthy reconnection with those you care about. If a relationship ends, therapy will help you understand your role in that “ending" and work to restore your trust in yourself and others. If you are trying to rebuild a relationship, couple’s therapy can help improve communication skills, see your partner from a different perspective, and learn to love each other again.
We often get stuck in just thinking about change or not knowing how to change. Another perspective can help you see how to change and that change is possible. When you become aware of bad habits or patterns of behavior that produce unwanted results, psychotherapy can help you explore the origin of these as well as your motivations for continuing these behaviors and your reasons for seeking to change them. When we feel we are acting productively, caring for ourselves and others, and working toward positive changes, we experience increased happiness and life satisfaction.
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Location: 800 South 202 East Orem, Utah 84097