Director of Counseling Center
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Leah Harter has worked in the private practice setting as a licensed counselor since 2000. Her specialties are trauma, anxiety, depression, suicide prevention, relationship problems, grief, low self-esteem, conflict management, anger, boundaries, forgiveness, premarital couples and women’s issues. In addition, she has taught as an adjunct psychology professor at Westminster College and the University of Phoenix.
Leah received a B.A. in Christian Education from Wheaton College and a Masters in Counseling and Youth and Family Ministries from Denver Seminary in 1997.
In addition to talk therapy, Leah has specialized training in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy. EMDR is a method of psychotherapy that has been widely researched as an effective method of treatment for trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and disturbing memories. EMDR can also be effective in treating anxiety and depression as well. EMDR is an integrative psychotherapeutic approach that assists an individual to process memories and promote emotional healing. EMDR has been recognized by both the American Psychiatric Association and the United States Department of Defense as an effective form of treatment for trauma. Click here for a video that explains more about EMDR.
Leah conducts seminars and workshops on grief and loss, depression, marriage, parenting, self-esteem, managing stress, and boundaries for both teen and adult audiences.
Areas of Specialty
- Individual adults, families and adolescents
- Anxiety and depression
- Relationship problems
- Trauma, stress, grief
- Women’s issues
- Premarital counseling
- Group training on suicide prevention
Private pay or scholarships available.
- BlueCross and/or BlueShield
- EMI Health
- University of Utah Health Plan
- UNI – Behavioral Health Network
- Health Utah Network
- Horizon Healthcare
- Magellan Behavioral Health
- PacifiCare, Blomquist Hale
- Direct Care Administrators
Please contact your insurance company prior to your first session to verify your coverage.
435-649-2260 ext 1