Alex Runolfson, MA, LCMHC, CCTP

Alex Runolfson, MA, LCMHC, CCTP

Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Mental Health Counselor - 8922867-6004
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 30018
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470 E 3900 S Suite 101
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107
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Accessibility
  • Accessible Parking
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building

Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • PEHP

Fees: I offer documentation to help you get reimbursed from the insurance company if it is "out of network".

My fee is $130 per 50-minute individual session.

My group fees range from $40-60 depending on the group.

I offer a sliding scale fee for those in financial struggle.

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I believe in helping people thrive. I work with people from all walks of life to help them heal the psychological and emotional wounds of the past and become the best version of themselves in the present. I enjoy working with people from a holistic approach by helping them heal and grow their minds, hearts, bodies, and spirits. As a trauma therapist, I help people understand the connection of how their past hardships effect their present day. I love seeing people shift from the pain they feel to a flourishing awareness and gratitude of life. I believe in going at your pace and guiding you along the way to a brighter future of health and happiness.

Email or Call Alex Runolfson, MA, LCMHC, CCTP at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 30018

More Info About My Practice

I work with individuals, families, couples, teens, adults, and love working with the LGBTQ community. I help my clients overcome trauma, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship stress, low self esteem and low confidence. I use EMDR, DBT, REBT, Solutions focused, Strength Based, Gestalt, Somatic Therapy, and Mindfulness Based approaches to create a truly custom approach. By incorporating art, music, writing, books, movies, T.V., and other pop culture I create a fun and dynamic experience for my clients. I believe in using humor, creativity, fun, and passion to help people heal the wounds that are holding them back from flourishing. I adapt and shift my style to create a safe, non-judgmental environment full of hope, love, compassion, and empathy.

My Role as a Therapist

As a therapist, my role is to listen to my clients and offer a different, non-judgmental, and empathetic perspective. I love teaching others new ways of thinking, managing emotions, coping with stress, and healthy habits to help them bloom into the amazing people they always knew they were. I am a guide; your guide through life's numerous struggles and stressors. When people feel lost but know where they want to end up I help guide them through the murky swamps of life to end at their ideal destination.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

Although some disorder have a strong genetic component to them, I believe that most disorders people struggle with come from past traumas. Past traumas do not necessarily mean a life threatening event but can be seemingly common events such as growing up with divorced parents, being bullied in high school, living with a family member addicted to drugs or alcohol, or having to move so often you never felt like you belonged. These life events have a much deeper impact on our lives than we care to admit. I help heal these past wounds so they are no longer holding people back from becoming the best version of themselves possible.

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBTQ, Trauma Survivors, First Responders, Veterans.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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