Alex Runolfson, MA, LCMHC, CCTP

Alex Runolfson, MA, LCMHC, CCTP

Professions: Mental Health Counseling
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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535 East 4500 South Suite D 280
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthcare

Fees: My fees range from $120 per 45-minute individual session and $150 per 60-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 that therapy should not simply alleviate any negative symptoms but foster healthy growth as well. I enjoy working with people from a holistic approach focusing not only on their psychological troubles but also improving their physical, social, spiritual, and intellectual well-being. I believe that no one theory is perfect for everyone and enjoy working with people to help find out what works best for them at that time of their lives. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and love to see people shift from the pain they feel from trauma (depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction) to the increased awareness and gratitude of a life that is the best version of themselves possible. I believe as a therapist I am a guide in your life, and similar to a river guide helping teach and navigate through unknown waters, I would be honored to go on this journey with you.

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

More Info About My Practice

I offer a sliding scale fee for clients without insurance and take most major insurances including: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, PEHP (Utah Public Employess Health Program), Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah, United Healthcare (Tricare). I am also able to take out of network insurances.

I also run different groups throughout the year including Grief and Loss, LGBTQ Issues, Addiction, Trauma, and Cognitive Therapy for Weight Loss. These groups are limited in size and run for 12 weeks. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in any particular group.

My Role as a Therapist

I am not a problem solver; I am not an adviser; I am not a clergyman, medical doctor, or lawyer. All these people tell you what to do: do this, say this, take this, avoid this. I do not like to tell people what to do; I like to listen to them and offer a different, non-judgmental, and empathetic perspective. I am a guide; your guide through life's numerous struggles and stressors. I value working with people who feel lost but know where they want to end up. Come to therapy and allow me to help guide you through the murky swamps of life to end at the destination you choose.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

As human beings, we all struggle from time to time; the stressors of family, finances, employment, and environment start building up and become overwhelming. Our friends and family do their best to help by offering solutions, problem solving, and distracting us but sometimes what we truly need is an empathetic ear. Someone who can listen without judgement and offer insight into our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that we can find the answers to life's struggles ourselves. Going to therapy does not mean you are weak; it means you are strong enough to stand up and say you need a guide. If you were lost in the woods would you avoid talking to a forest ranger you see? No, so don't hesitate to seek mental health help when you feel lost in the forest of life's struggles.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBTQ, Trauma Survivors, Incarcerated, Recently Paroled or Released From Incarceration.

Client Concerns I Treat

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

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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