As a Mental Health Counselor, Dallin Schenk values and appreciates the importance of Mental Health.
Despite our past experiences, Dallin believes each person has the innate capacity to grow and become a better version of themselves.
He seeks to extend a non-judgmental and empathetic listening ear in his sessions.
Dallin does NOT approach therapy with a checklist; his goal is to let the client set goals and go at their own pace.
He believes that mental health challenges are related to our inability to control things.
Allowing the client to control the structure of the sessions can be a big step in that direction.
Rather than implementing an agenda, Dallin wants to be a source of support and act as a guide to help his clients gain insight into their difficult situations.
The ultimate goal is to accept the limitations of what we can’t change and maximize what we can change in our situation.
Many things happen in our lives that are out of our control (death, illness, family situation, etc.).
These difficult challenges that life will inevitably throw our way can leave us depressed, anxious, shameful, hopeless, and powerless.
If we learn to accept our situations, we can better identify the changes we can and can’t make within our conditions.
Change of any kind starts by first accepting our starting point.
Dallin believes emotions are part of the human condition and should not be considered a problem.
We should not be ashamed of how we’re coping with our emotions.
How we respond to our emotions is of more importance.
By accepting our situation, which includes our emotions, we can chip away at the shame we so quickly put on ourselves.
Lets face it, who likes to talk about their crap with other people?
If you’re like most clients, you’re used to being judged despite hearing so many people talk about non judgment and when you do open up, it seems like the more you share, the less likely you are to get compassion.
We’ve worked our butts off to create a clinic where the unfiltered, real you, can show up and heal, so dammit give therapy a chance!
We love the unfiltered real you, let’s heal together. – Utah Family Therapy Team