Alex Runolfson


Alex Runolfson


Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Mental Health Counselor - 8922867-6004
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Anthem
  • PEHP
Fees: I am in-network for BCBS, PEHP, EMI, and Lyra Health.

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, $200 for a 90-minute session.

My group fees range from $50-80 depending on the group.

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


470 E 3900 S Suite 101
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

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My Approach to Helping

It is interesting that this section is called ?My Approach to Helping? because my approach is to focus on YOU. Do you identify as an ?empath?? Maybe a ?highly sensitive person?? Are you often overwhelmed with anxiety and panic because you take on other?s emotions and feelings? Maybe you are terrified to do anything for yourself for fear of stepping on someone else?s toes or offending them. This life can be exhausting; it can be painful; it can be overwhelming. You have spent much of your life caring for the emotions and needs of others; it?s about time you found someone who can help you take care of YOU.

You deserve to live life on your terms. To strive for what you really want. It is a powerful gift to be an empath or highly sensitive person, but it can also be a curse. You may not fully understand where this gift comes from but with my help we can isolate when and where you developed these talents and teach you new skills to take control of your life and not be controlled by the side effects of being an empath. This is not about stopping your empathic ability; this is about helping you learn to harness it so you are no longer held back by it.

My job as your therapist is to help you reconnect to your own thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and spirit; teach you new skills; process and heal the psychological and emotional pain of the past being an empathy can create; and ultimately help you thrive into the person you always knew you could be but have been held back by fear, anxiety, pain, or confusion (everything that can come with being an empath). If you are ready to Bloom into the person you are deep inside, give me a call.

More Info About My Practice

My practice is called Bloom Recovery with the motto ?Healing from the Root.? This means that when you work with me you not only learn to manage the symptoms in your day to day life, but together we identify the moments in your past that have helped create and continue to feed the symptoms you currently have. Using techniques that WORK I help you process through and heal those wounds of the past so we are not only managing the symptoms but healing from the root.

My Role as a Therapist

As a therapist, my role is to listen to you and your struggles and offer a different, non-judgmental, and empathetic perspective. I help you discover new ways of thinking, managing emotions, coping with stress, and healthy habits to help you bloom into the amazing person you always knew you were deep inside. I am a guide; your guide through life's current struggles and stressors, through painful past experiences, and towards a happy, healthy, whole future. Together we work together; I may be able to guide but the ultimate pace, direction, and destination is up to you.

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBTQ, Trauma Survivors, First Responders, Veterans.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • 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 (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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