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LGBTQ+ Counselor in Utah

Pathways Real Life Recovery understands the numerous challenges that the LGBTQ+ community go through living in a heteronormative world, and it be even more challenging in the super-conservative state of Utah. Many gay people clash with loved ones due to their identity, and even years later the pain can linger. Sometimes, it’s a close friend or family cutting off all ties, or in other times, it’s bitter words and vitriol spewed in the heat of the moment that can’t be forgotten. 

Regardless if you seek therapy for issues related to your LGBT status or not, it is imperative you feel supported and able to speak freely in order to benefit from the therapeutic experience. This is especially true for those confronted with the double stigma of mental health issues and LGBT orientation. Pathways is an LGBT counselor in Utah for teens and adults who are seeking professional counseling. We can help you become confident and give you the tools to deal with life’s struggles in a manner that is respectful, affirming, supportive, and non-judgmental.

If you’re considering therapy and want to speak with someone who is compassionate, of the specific issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community, contact Pathways for a free assessment. We accept most insurance.

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What is LGBTQ+ Counseling?

While an individual’s gender identity or sexual orientation may not be a source of distress, individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender may find the stigma associated with living as a minority to be a source of anxiety and stress. Finding a mental health professional or counselor who is familiar with the challenges that the LGBTQ+ community often face is critical to achieving success in therapy. 

Research has shown that LGBTQ+ individuals are at a higher risk of facing problems such as substance abuse disorders, anxiety, and depression due to the stress, bullying, and/or stigmatization from peers, family members, classmates, and even co-workers. LGBTQ+ individuals may also experience issues such as:

  • Difficulty understanding gender identity or sexual orientation
  • Issues related to LGBTQ+ parents
  • Dealing with fear or trauma following hate crimes
  • Lack of courage to come out and disclose to family and close friends
  • Coping with discrimination and oppression 
  • Parenting and guiding an LGBTQ+ child
  • Risk of suicidal ideation
  • Gender transition challenges
  • Bullying and victimization at school

LGBTQ+ Treatment Services

We’ve anchored our gay-friendly counseling services on inclusivity and bringing change from within. Our treatment services include, but are not limited to: 

  • Group Therapy: Group is a powerful treatment approach. It gives you an opportunity to listen to real life experiences and know that you are not alone. When you listen and interact with people going through the same problems that prompted you to seek therapy, you become more hopeful about achieving full recovery. You will get relevant feedback or honest testimonials that will inspire you to do things differently or nurture a positive perspective on life. In fact, you’ll also benefit immensely from the new solutions and ideas you’ll learn from these group counseling sessions.
  • Sexual Assault Therapy: The LGBTQ+ community is at an increased risk of facing sexual assault as they’re often marginalized and suffer higher rates of poverty and stigma. Bisexual women and transgender individuals within the LGBTQ+ community are at a higher risk of encountering sexual violence, especially during their childhood. According to a 2015 Transgender survey conducted in the U.S., 47% of transgender individuals have been sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. We help both adolescent survivors and adults overcome these traumatic experiences and move forward with a life full of purpose.
  • Couples Counseling: LGBTQ+ individuals experience the same relationship challenges and concerns in life common among all people, such as spending quality time together, the in-laws, money, and are subject to additional daily stressors such as low self-esteem and workplace stress. This can cause massive strain to your relationship, especially if both of you are struggling with these stressors or inner struggles. Our competent team will provide you and your partner with the skills and tools you need to maintain a healthy, loving relationship. This is great for couples who desire privacy and discretion in handling their personal issues.
  • Addiction Treatment: While addiction is used as a way of coping with everyday stressors among the general population, LGBTQ+ individuals may use it as a mechanism for numbing prejudice, legal obstacles, and discrimination. Our empowerment and solution-based treatment services help our clients learn to love and appreciate themselves and resolve the issues that lead them to want to use in the first place. We provide our clients with the right tools to enable them to value their self-worth and realize that they don’t need to use drugs and alcohol in order to cope with their problems.
  • Family Counseling: Research has proven that LGBTQ+ individuals who receive support and guidance from their family members have significantly better mental health and physical wellbeing. The primary objectives of the family counseling treatment service are to help family members understand that lack of support can be regarded as rejection and can cause serious health problems to their LGBTQ+ loved ones. We help families learn new ways of showing support to their LGBTQ+ family members. The treatment service is not focused on changing deeply-held family beliefs or values. Instead, we help parents, families, and caregivers understand the value of supporting their loved ones, and teach them how to do it.
  • Trauma Therapy: LGBTQ+ individuals, especially teens who undergo frequent discrimination on a daily basis may end up developing internalized homophobia. This is a dangerous state that can lead to self-hatred and internal shame. Addressing psychological injuries inflicted on lesbians and gays is critical. When an LGBTQ+ child gets insulted for being different, they sustain psychological scars that would last a lifetime if not addressed. Our practitioners will help you or your child recover from such trauma, enabling you to lead a normal life.
  • Treatment for LGBTQ+ Teens: LGBTQ+ youth are coming out at earlier and earlier ages. Some youth not capable of dealing with the discrimination and bullying faced and may consider suicide as a solution to end their suffering. Our experienced counselors help teens deal with various issues such as family rejection, gender nonconformity, substance abuse, suicide ideation, and violence. We can help teens deal with these issues and help them to love themselves for who they are and give them the skills needed to tackle their difficulties in a productive manner.
  • Self-Esteem: The LGBTQ+ community faces a special kind of abuse and discrimination. Studies have shown that individuals who are victimized continuously and abused are likely to develop suicidal thoughts. Hence, it is dangerous to nurse unhealthy beliefs about yourself, and you should seek therapy before it becomes dangerous to you and your family. The negative things that naysayers say and do to you are not permanent or impermeable to change. With proper guidance, you can become more positive about life and eventually dissuade the suicidal thoughts.

Contact Pathways Real Life Recovery for LGBTQ+ Friendly Counseling in Utah

At Pathways Real Life Recovery, we have a team of knowledgeable LGBTQ+ counselors with years of experience in helping teens and adults. Some of our staff members have a deeper understanding of what it means to belong to the LGBTQ+ community because they’re part of the community. If you or your loved one is looking for a caring, compassionate counselor, mental health professional, or a doctor, who is passionate about helping, contact us today for a free assessment. 

Additional Resources:

National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE (4673) 24/7: Available 24/7

Online Counseling at https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255: Available 24/7

For Deaf or Hard of Hearing Call 1-800-799-4889

Click to chat https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/lgbtq/

The Trevor Project – for young people under 25.

Suicide Prevention Line 1-800-850-8078: Available 24/7

LGBT National Youth Talkline

1-800-246-7743

https://www.glbthotline.org/

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support

Love is Respect Hotline

1-866-331-99474 (24/7)

Text “loveis” 22522

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project Hotline

1-800-832-1901

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline

1-888-843-4564: Mon–Fri, 4 pm–12 am EST

Report a Hate Crime

https://www.matthewshepard.org/hate-crimes-reporting/

TransYouth Family Allies

http://www.imatyfa.org/

Students and Gender Identity Toolkit for Schools

https://rossieronline.usc.edu/students-and-gender-identity/

The Anti-Violence Project

212-714-1124: Available 24/7, English and Spanish

http://www.avp.org

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💚💚💚Pathways wholeness Center is undoubtedly a divinely built and Powerful program that shifted my belief system and overall quality of life.Throughout my life I have experienced sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, and deep negative belief systems. Although on the surface I had great success in life, I have never felt whole and healthy until working with Michelle and the amazing staff at pathways.Rather than just putting a bandaid on the surface to cover the cause of my trauma/addiction, Pathways worked on the core cause of the trauma, while healing problems from the inside out. The philosophy and execution of this program is absolutely life-changing.The facility is very clean and nice. They provide great nutritious meals and comfortable living conditions. Lots of fun hiking trips, and social interaction while learning to have joy without using drugs or alcohol. The staff is second to none, full of love and willing to help however they can. If you are considering a better life away from the prison of addiction and or mental disorders, this is the best of the best!!!!💚💚💚💚
Braden Blood
Braden Blood
20:01 09 Jun 20
I came to Pathways to get help with severe anxiety and depression. I had tried medication after medication, therapy, ketamine treatments, exercise, and diet changes but I still heavily struggled to get myself to do the most basic of human tasks. With the help and unconditional support of staff and mutual clients, I was able to build a foundation of self love and hope. They focus not on what’s wrong with you, but on what’s good. They teach you that everyone is already happy and whole and they work with you individually and in a group setting to help you start believing it. I can’t explain how safe and comforted I feel with this facility and all the incredible staff. Inpatient is warm and welcoming, the beds are amazing, and food is great. Outpatient is welcoming and so incredibly helpful. Everyone is ridiculously patient with you and your struggles/needs. I highly recommend this to anyone struggling with mental health or addiction.
Rylee Nordell
Rylee Nordell
20:04 18 Mar 20
I came to Pathways to get help with severe anxiety and depression. I had tried medication after medication, therapy, ketamine treatments, exercise, and diet changes but I still heavily struggled to get myself to do the most basic of human tasks. With the help and unconditional support of staff and mutual clients, I was able to build a foundation of self love and hope. They focus not on what’s wrong with you, but on what’s good. They teach you that everyone is already happy and whole and they work with you individually and in a group setting to help you start believing it. I can’t explain how safe and comforted I feel with this facility and all the incredible staff. Inpatient is warm and welcoming, the beds are amazing, and food is great. Outpatient is welcoming and so incredibly helpful. Everyone is ridiculously patient with you and your struggles/needs. I highly recommend this to anyone struggling with mental health or addiction.
Rylee Nordell
Rylee Nordell
19:48 18 Mar 20
Amazing place with wonderful staff!
Shawnee Boswell
Shawnee Boswell
03:27 09 Mar 20
I have been amazed at the difference Pathways has made in the life of my son. I researched several centers and everything was about the money until I talked to Michelle. I could genuinely feel her concern from our first phone call. I have seldom found someone so committed to making a difference. She allowed my son to stay even when we were still trying to work out insurance. She said, "I want to do things the right way." Michelle has kept all of her promises to my son and allowed him to trust again. Michelle, Katrina, Wendy and the rest of the team never gave up through some very difficult moments. We finally have a diagnosis which is allowing us to move forward with a plan. The genuine love given freely at Pathways is giving my son back his life. We will be forever grateful.
Karen Morris
Karen Morris
03:22 03 Mar 20
I have been amazed at the difference Pathways has made in the life of my son. I researched several centers and everything was about the money until I talked to Michelle. I could genuinely feel her concern from our first phone call. I have seldom found someone so committed to making a difference. She allowed my son to stay even when we were still trying to work out insurance. She said, "I want to do things the right way." Michelle has kept all of her promises to my son and allowed him to trust again. Michelle, Katrina, Wendy and the rest of the team never gave up through some very difficult moments. We finally have a diagnosis which is allowing us to move forward with a plan. The genuine love given freely at Pathways is giving my son back his life. We will be forever grateful.
Karen Morris
Karen Morris
03:10 03 Mar 20
This program is amazing! Totally changed my life. As well as amazing staff who truly care!
Ashley Watson
Ashley Watson
20:22 02 Mar 20
Pathways Real Life Recovery has been one of the most outstanding blessing I’ve received in my life. It’s help me go from homeless on drugs and depressed to sheltered loved and sober. The employees treat you with patience kindness and love. I’ve never felt more at home with any other treatment program. Thank you Pathways Real Life Recovery, you’ve really changed the direction of my life in a positive manner.
Anthony Ocegueda
Anthony Ocegueda
23:49 26 Feb 20
My therapist Hayley is the best. She will be straightforward with the truth while being sweet and accommodating to my mental illness. I always feel challenged and loved all at the same time. Hayley is the best therapist ever!!!
Katherine Perez
Katherine Perez
21:06 26 Feb 20
Pathways has been an amazing program for me. I travelled from out of state to participate in the program and it was worth every mile of red-eye travel. It took me a few weeks to really be open to the style of treatment they provide, however, the patience and understanding allowed me to truly find my authentic self and begin the process to heal from my trauma. I enjoyed the fitness recreation part of the program that encourages a healthy body for a health mental well being. Our bodies require a healthy hygiene routine, so our mental wellness also requires a proper routine to maintain healthy “mental hygiene.”
Jordan Fredriksson
Jordan Fredriksson
20:44 26 Feb 20
Pathways has lifted my life to such a high level that I didn’t know was possible. I am so grateful for this program.
Tina Rice
Tina Rice
18:21 26 Feb 20
Pathways is a great program. Michelle cares so much for everyone here. Keeping your vision in mind, goals, affirmations, and belief changes while dealing with root problems is a great process. I recommend Jaryd as a recovery specialist he is the best.
Daddymooch
Daddymooch
17:45 26 Feb 20
The staff I have interaction with are compassionate and hard working, making it a pleasure to come to appointments. Ive had some other experiences at therapy places, and none but here I’ve made real growth. I do recommend.
Alex Stevens
Alex Stevens
23:38 25 Feb 20
The owner and founder of this company has truly created one of the most remarkable programs in the country. The staff and clinicians care deeply for every single client who walks through their doors and are committed to each clients recovery.
Bevenee Crofts
Bevenee Crofts
01:00 21 Feb 20
I think that Pathways does amazing things for their clients. Michelle's vision of making yourself healthy and whole to fight addiction and mental health issues really works. It's about self-love and finding the root cause of your issues, rather than just talking about the symptoms.
Alex P.
Alex P.
22:59 18 Feb 20
I have been coming to pathways for a few months now for mental health. I think this place is great. The therapists are awesome and on point they are all very knowledgeable with what they do. They offer groups and individual sessions and I feel like I learn something knew each day to help me on my journey. I would and have recommended pathways to family and friends
colt mcfadden
colt mcfadden
22:22 18 Feb 20
Michelle and the team at Pathways are a godsend. My husband has been struggling with a serious mental illness for over a decade which eventually led to dangerous self medication. Life became unmanageable. Five years ago, he recognized he needed help, and has been to countless (10+) treatment centers since. Before checking into Pathways, he was inpatient at Odyssey House and sober for 5 months. While there, he was hospitalized 3 times for his mental health. We were desperate for support, but couldn't find it outside of treatment for acute mental health episodes and addiction as a primary diagnosis. Like many others, his primary diagnosis is his mental illness, and his substance abuse is a symptom of that. Pathways sees that, and treats that. Pathways is the first place he's been where he truly feels like he has the support he needs to begin his unique, individual journey to healing. Pathways treats the individual, not the label or diagnosis. They have helped my husband identify the root causes of his illness, and have helped him connect the dots, find the common threads, between his mental health and substance abuse.Their approach to treating the whole person, the individual and their loved ones, is unparalleled. They recognize the importance of love, support and connection, and invite families to be a part of the healing process. Michelle is exceptional-  extraordinarily dedicated, brilliant and connected. Her progressive approach and genuine care have given us real hope and optimism for the first time in years. Thank you, Pathways, for helping my husband become healthy and whole.
Katie
Katie
18:46 17 Feb 20
Michelle and the team at Pathways are a godsend. My husband has been struggling with a serious mental illness for over a decade which eventually led to dangerous self medication. Life became unmanageable. Five years ago, he recognized he needed help, and has been to countless (10+) treatment centers since. Before checking into Pathways, he was inpatient at Odyssey House and sober for 5 months. While there, he was hospitalized 3 times for his mental health. We were desperate for support, but couldn't find it outside of treatment for acute mental health episodes and addiction as a primary diagnosis. Like many others, his primary diagnosis is his mental illness, and his substance abuse is a symptom of that. Pathways sees that, and treats that. Pathways is the first place he's been where he truly feels like he has the support he needs to begin his unique, individual journey to healing. Pathways treats the individual, not the label or diagnosis. They have helped my husband identify the root causes of his illness, and have helped him connect the dots, find the common threads, between his mental health and substance abuse.Their approach to treating the whole person, the individual and their loved ones, is unparalleled. They recognize the importance of love, support and connection, and invite families to be a part of the healing process. Michelle is exceptional-  extraordinarily dedicated, brilliant and connected. Her progressive approach and genuine care have given us real hope and optimism for the first time in years. Thank you, Pathways, for helping my husband become healthy and whole.
Katie
Katie
18:45 17 Feb 20
Pathways is honestly the best recovery center I have been to. They do a great job at meeting your needs. I would recommend this recovery center for anyone willing to get the help they need.
Travis Mros
Travis Mros
17:36 14 Feb 20
I have really enjoyed my time at Pathways. They have helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. I have a genuine care for all of the staff and other clients here. Everyone is so welcoming and helpful. They work really hard to find schedules that work for everyone, and care for each of their clients on an individual basis. I am grateful for coming to Pathways, and working here for the last few months. I would recommend to a loved one.
kbsturtle
kbsturtle
23:15 12 Feb 20
Incredible experience with Pathways. The staff is educated and passionate about what they do. The most wonderful and genuine people work here!!
Tristen Perkins
Tristen Perkins
20:01 11 Feb 20
I love pathways it's a great place to continue your mental health and drug abuse treatmen, I've made leaps and bounds here? The staff and therapists are amazing!
paulie smith
paulie smith
18:37 11 Feb 20
I appreciate all that Pathways has done for me. They brought me to a place where I can use my voice and stand up for myself. I worked on affirmations and realized as I kept repeating the affirmations that they became true. The belief changes changed my life. Turning a negative belief that I believed to be true because of what was told to me as a child to a positive statement gave me a chance to live my life in a healthy way. Having the opportunity at Pathways made my life better and I am grateful to have met everyone such as Michelle. Michelle gave me (and my mom) the help that I need and deserve. I feel as though Pathways saved me. I am now able to live a positive and successful life as I continue my journey. Thank you to everyone at Pathways and I appreciate all that you have done for my family and I. Katie, New Jersey
Katie Grammes
Katie Grammes
20:18 04 Feb 20
Pathways has done so much for me I can’t even begin to explain... I love how we get to the actual root of our problems and begin to restructure how the brain responds to certain situations. This is help I’ve needed for a very long time and I am so grateful to be able to have this experience and opportunity.
Lexi Reber
Lexi Reber
18:39 30 Jan 20
Coming into Pathways I was struggling pretty intensely and trying to really discover who I was. After being here for the last few months I've been able to gain a sense of identity and purpose that I didn't know was possible. It's fantastic to see that the staff is so invested in everyone's individual needs. Even though there are hiccups here and there - the messaging is consistent and the care is just phenomenal. I wouldn't be able to move forward as I am today without their help.
Ryley Hales
Ryley Hales
18:37 30 Jan 20
I showed up to Pathways in very bad shape. Struggling with a ~10 year addiction, I had given up on myself. Laying in my bed, tossing and turning, I called a friend and said "take me back to treatment." She didn't even tell me where she was taking me. Michelle welcomed me with open arms. "We will get you down to Glenwood, and start loving on you." That's exactly what happened. I've been to many treatment centers but Pathways showed me how to shed the identity of "I am a drug addict." I was taught how to change my thoughts. Who would have thought that gaining self awareness/self love would allow me to be more in control, more stable, worthy, good enough, and believe that I DO MATTER?! The inpatient facility in Glenwood was where my recovery began. In one group we did a belief change where the recovery staff didn't let me back down. They pushed me in a healthy way until I blurted out "if I was good enough, I wouldn't need substances to get me through my day!" I'm a 31 year old man and I cried. The next couple days I was still in shock from the massive light bulb that went off. I became aware that I was a prisoner to my thoughts. My life has been changed forever. Michelle, the OWNER, has been present throughout my entire treatment, constantly checking in with me to see where I am--mentally/physically. My own parents don't offer me the love and care that I receive from Pathways. The transition from inpatient to day treatment was perfectly timed. I am currently living in their sober house and still to this day, ALL my needs are met. I've been given the opportunity at a new life. I realized that I hit 120 days clean yesterday. I went from wanting to throw my life away to being excited about what my future holds. I still have my ups and downs, but I have this new shiny set of tools to get me through each day. I remember (day 1 of my recovery) sitting on the couch in the front office, miserable, thinking who the hell are these people?...why are they treating me so well?...if they only knew the kind of person I am...I don't deserve this love and support. Pathways treats you like the beautiful, capable human being that you are. Thank you Michelle, thank you Pathways.
Jason Barney
Jason Barney
09:36 22 Jan 20
We were in need of helping one of my children with addiction/anxiety problem. We personally visited a number of facilities because I felt I would get a better feel for which would be the best fit. At that time my son was in a week detox facility. When we met Michelle she was able to explain how the process would be approached, the flow from addiction through recovery process. She was straight forward explaining this is a process with phases that blend together depending on how the person is taking responsibility for their own recovery, etc. She said she wanted to go to the detox facility and meet with my son, which she did. She had told us that she would be glad to pick him up and personally drive him to the Glenwood facility and start the program if we wanted. Which she did as well. I learned Michelle has many years of experience in this field of healthcare and has developed a system so to speak that aims at the core of addictions, etc to get to the true causes of why this is happening. My son has been a challenge in that he would not participate much in the beginning at Pathways. Everyone on the Pathways team were patient with him, showed him respect and love which I can’t thank them enough for. My sons respect for Michelle, Wendy & Bev (and the rest of the staff) began growing as I could hear it in his voice when we had phone conversations. I could feel it in his hugs when we visited. He is seeing things from a different perspective now than before he entered Pathways and to me that is a direct reflection of the top of the Pathways organization. On top of all that, they helped us maneuver through the insurance process, getting that in order so the finances were addressed. We made the right decision coming to Pathways because they really love my son and know he will get even better and better. I fully recommend Michelle and the Pathways organization to anyone reading this today! Thankyou Michelle!
David Pack
David Pack
19:49 08 Jan 20
Pathways is an amazing facility! They have completely transformed my life into hope and happiness. I suffered from a brain injury that really impacted my life severely. After a month I already noticed improvement in my mood and how I felt about life after my injury. I have now been treated for 5 months and I feel happy, hopeful, and optimistic about my life. It has forever changed, but now I see the good thanks to Pathway!
Blake Draper
Blake Draper
23:07 25 Nov 19
Pathways is such an amazing place to take time to get healthy and whole in a healing environment. The staff at Pathways is caring and compassionate. They truly want happiness and healing for all that enter the doors. Pathways is also located in the heart of southern utah surrounded by beautiful views.
Karlee Mackay
Karlee Mackay
21:15 14 Nov 19
Pathways Wholeness Center brings hope and healing to those struggling with mental health and addiction. The staff of committed to supporting clients in finding their life's vision and living a life of wholeness, health and happiness
Wendy Stilson
Wendy Stilson
18:08 14 Nov 19
If you are looking for a place to heal - look no further! This program is life changing. The recovery of every client is so important to the pathways team. The facility is a tranquil loving environment and located in one of the most beautiful parts of Utah!
Bevenee Crofts
Bevenee Crofts
04:06 01 Nov 19
I’ve recently visited this beautiful facility! Having worked at other residential treatment centers I had an expectation. This facility is large and the rooms are beautiful! It’s calm and a happy place for those who come to get help! This facility is not your typical residential treatment center, this program is a program of choice and that’s huge for those seeking recovery! I recommend this place!
Madi Webber
Madi Webber
19:25 31 Oct 19
I am so absolutely grateful for this program: it has saved my life . The bottom line for me is I have never loved myself. I have never realized how the brain is effected by childhood trauma and abuse. I learn so much about the disease of addiction. I’ve learned so much about why I have been the way I have been my whole life . The therapists are so amazing and full of knowledge and support . I didn’t have anywhere to go from treatment and they welcomed me with open arms . The program is based on learning to love yourself so that you have the tools and confidence to make a beautiful life for yourself. I have never felt so much love and kindness in a program before . I have been trying to get clean for over a decade. This is the first time I feel solid HOPE. If I wouldn’t hav found pathways I don’t know where I would be : thank you so much Payhways for saving my life and assisting me in the recovery of a broken soul. ❤️
Jessica Anderson
Jessica Anderson
15:36 20 Oct 19
This program deserves more than 5 stars! I have been blessed to be a part of the pathways family. Watching people grow and use the tools and transform their lives is incredible! I highly recommend if you or anyone you know is seeking treatment that you look no further... you will not find a more compassionate staff or a better program out there ♥️
Bevenee Turner
Bevenee Turner
03:45 04 Oct 19
Pathways helped me navigate one of the most difficult life challenges I have ever experienced. This summer I made the choice to reach out for help. It was at a time when I was so desperate, scared and vulnerable. From the very first interaction, the staff at Pathways showed compassion and consideration for my situation. I never once felt judged, ashamed or unsupported. I met Michelle (the owner) the same day I called in asking for her help. Michelle took the time to meet with me and my husband despite her plans to get on a plane that afternoon. Michelle made me and my family a priority. I recently graduated from the Intensive Outpatient Program at Pathways and I will be celebrating my 5 months of sobriety tomorrow 10/2/19. Its difficult to find the words to describe my appreciation. Pathways helped me find my self worth and self love so that I no longer choose alcohol to numb out. My actions now align with my goals and values. I am certainly proud of myself today. Pathways is part of my success story. I absolutely would have reached out sooner had I known just how much it was going to help me and my family. It’s hard work, and it’s the best investment I’ve ever made in my own well-being. Thank you Pathways for everything you have done, you truly are amazing.
Melissa Meeks
Melissa Meeks
03:07 02 Oct 19
Pathways helped me navigate one of the most difficult life challenges I have ever experienced. This summer I made the choice to reach out for help. It was at a time when I was so desperate, scared and vulnerable. From the very first interaction, the staff at Pathways showed compassion and consideration for my situation. I never once felt judged, ashamed or unsupported. I met Michelle (the owner) the same day I called in asking for her help. Michelle took the time to meet with me and my husband despite her plans to get on a plane that afternoon. Michelle made me and my family a priority. I recently graduated from the Intensive Outpatient Program at Pathways and I will be celebrating my 5 months of sobriety tomorrow 10/2/19. Its difficult to find the words to describe my appreciation. Pathways helped me find my self worth and self love so that I no longer choose alcohol to numb out. My actions now align with my goals and values. I am certainly proud of myself today. Pathways is part of my success story. I absolutely would have reached out sooner had I known just how much it was going to help me and my family. It’s hard work, and it’s the best investment I’ve ever made in my own well-being. Thank you Pathways for everything you have done, you truly are amazing.
Melissa Timpson
Melissa Timpson
03:03 02 Oct 19
The staff here is not only loving and caring, they actually know what they are doing. Thanks to Pathways, I know I will be successful in my recovery.
Kurtis Barnes
Kurtis Barnes
14:14 27 Sep 19
Finally, a program that really works with people who truly care and have real life experiences to share. This program has changed my life, mindset and well being. This is a program of caring, love and understanding. They focus on the core issues as a pathway to well being and they will never give up on you. Every member of the staff will treat you like family and you will find deep lasting connection with them and other members. I have tried and failed in the past. Not this time. With the support of those involved in this program, anything is possible!
Charisse Sare
Charisse Sare
22:29 26 Sep 19
Amazing!! Pathways help me and my husband so very much. I can not thank them enough.
Stacey Steck
Stacey Steck
05:25 25 Sep 19
pathways saved me. I’m now in a place that i call home. Pathways is my family. I have been to many different sober livings and IOPs and none of them carried this beautiful energy that pathways has. They are genuine, kind, and they care about all of their clients. this program has helped me grow in ways i never thought was possible. They’ve given me tools, and guidance that helpedme find myself again. This program is magical. Thank you for everything you have done for me; given me, and helped me through. i amworking on becoming a strong independent women that loves me for me. i am truly grateful for what this program has given me. and i am so beyond grateful for michelle she is a rockstar and doesn’t give up on anyway. She willfight for you, and fight with you through your challenges. trust the process. These people are a family, and i am proud to be apart of it
Brielle Westlund
Brielle Westlund
23:29 18 Sep 19
pathways saved me. I’m now in a place that i call home. Pathways is my family. I have been to many different sober livings and IOPs and none of them carried this beautiful energy that pathways has. They are genuine, kind, and they care about all of their clients. this program has helped me grow in ways i never thought was possible. They’ve given me tools, and guidance that helpedme find myself again. This program is magical. Thank you for everything you have done for me; given me, and helped me through. i amworking on becoming a strong independent women that loves me for me. i am truly grateful for what this program has given me. and i am so beyond grateful for michelle she is a rockstar and doesn’t give up on anyway. She willfight for you, and fight with you through your challenges. trust the process. These people are a family, and i am proud to be apart of it
John Terry
John Terry
23:28 18 Sep 19
This place is an answer to prayers. The staff Are experienced, skilled and engaged. They say that an addict needs to want to make the changes for him or herself and make the changes for the right reasons Which is absolutely true. That is what is so special about this recovery center. They go the extra mile and help the patients get to the right point to where they want to make those changes and then they move on to learn the skills they need for lasting recovery. Another important thing that sets this center apart from the others Is there follow up care and treatment. They make special effort to stay in touch with their patients and offer literally hundreds of ways that the person can Stay in touch with a huge community of recovery professionals. They are very good about making Room for you or your loved one so that They can start of addressing your specific needs quickly as possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you've done for Me and my family
Danny Flannery
Danny Flannery
22:53 18 Sep 19
Pathways has been a life saver for me. I was at my lowest low when I started there. And now I am feeling better than I have in years. Great staff and clients. Gave them 4 instead of 5 stars because at the time I was there, there was a lot of staff turnover and a period of drama among some clients that probably could have been handled better. But their program is amazing. I highly recommend pathways if you are struggling emotionally or dealing with addiction.
H C
H C
20:23 10 Sep 19
I did a lot of research for months on finding the right program for me. I wanted to treat and heal all aspects of me and learn new life skills, and be able to find peace and happiness through strengthening processing and adapting to life stressors and panic attacks. After just my first month at Pathways I already feel so much stronger, better, safer and am part of a program and group with support beyond my expectations. I am thankful for every minute I have been involved in this program and look forward to continue on my new path of healing and healthy mental, emotional and physical choices. The entire staff at Pathways is easy to work with and compassionate. You feel a genuine sense of caring and loving and part of a welcoming team and family. Thank you so much Michelle and everyone at Pathways, including not only the staff, but the wonderful group of people going through the program by my side every step of the way.
wendy bradford
wendy bradford
22:53 07 Sep 19
There are several very good programs in Utah. Pathways stands out because of the directed compassion shown to EACH client. Michelle cares AND has the experience and knowledge for lasting, sound recovery. The world is more complicated than ever. Pathways is a sanctuary for healing and gathering strong wellness plans. Thanks Michelle !
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Ronald Jensen
03:56 07 Sep 19
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Linet Aoko
Linet Aoko
23:14 31 Aug 19
The team at Pathways Wholeness Center is so caring and committed to helping each client reach their potential. They listen to your issues, goals, and needs - then their team works with you to help get you on a path to successful recovery. If you need residential mental health care they have a compassionate team of experienced professionals to help you reach your potential and accomplish your goals. I highly recommend their services.
Laurie Wall
Laurie Wall
21:35 19 Aug 19
I cannot say enough positive things about Michelle and Pathways. Their sober living changed my life. The staff is highly qualified and extremely compassionate. This organization wants you to heal and succeed.
Legena Mays
Legena Mays
18:48 30 Jul 19
Finally, a program that really works with people who truly care and have real life experiences to share. This program has changed my life, mindset and wellbeing. This is a program of caring, love and understanding. They focus on the core issues as a pathway to wellbeing and they will never give up on you. Every member of the staff will treat you like family and you will find deep lasting connection with them and other members. I have tried and failed in the past. Not this time. With the support of those involved in this program, anything is possible!
Charisse Sare
Charisse Sare
00:30 10 Jul 19
pathways is awesome!! it has rlly helped me turn my life around
Vivian Brown
Vivian Brown
22:09 09 Jul 19
Pathways Real Life Recovery has been one of the most outstanding blessing I’ve received in my life. It’s help me go from homeless on drugs and dressed to sheltered loved and sober. The employees treat you with patience kindness and love. I’ve never felt more at home with any other treatment program. Thank you Pathways Real Life Recovery, you’ve really changed the direction of my life in a positive manner.
Anthony Ocegueda
Anthony Ocegueda
19:24 22 Jun 19
Pathways Real Life Recovery has been one of the most outstanding blessing I’ve received in my life. It’s help me go from homeless on drugs and dressed to sheltered loved and sober. The employees treat you with patience kindness and love. I’ve never felt more at home with any other treatment program. Thank you Pathways Real Life Recovery, you’ve really changed the direction of my life in a positive manner.
Pathways is such a great program to create a vision and to learn to cope and develop skills that will last a lifetime! This is such a safe place to learn, grow and recover!
Hayley Burr
Hayley Burr
20:58 21 Jun 19
This place is very helpful and useful for teaching coping and recovery skills.
Kiley Mohler
Kiley Mohler
20:52 21 Jun 19
the program is amazing I highly recommend it. the staff is great. you gotta meet Cami. the front desk people work with you and are very loving
Maryy Diazz
Maryy Diazz
17:29 21 Jun 19
Well organized, information laden, wellness savvy treatment.... with staff that are directed with compassion !
Ronald Jensen
Ronald Jensen
05:50 21 Jun 19
I have known Michelle Amerman for over 18 years. And I have watched her develop Pathways into an amazing program that has helped, and continues to help, thousands of clients, who otherwise, had no direction to turn to. She has also has been extremely generous with those clients who could not receive proper treatment that was limited thru their insurances. Pathways is a wonderful program. And I highly recommend her and her staff.
Patti Morse Teeter
Patti Morse Teeter
20:05 19 Jun 19
I can say that I have finally found peace in my life by learning more about myself than I ever thought I could. I believe in me, I have passion for life and feel like I can dream and set goals. I have found reason everyday to be grateful, and that alone has made all the difference. The Pathways team gave me so much hope. I highly recommend this program if you are ready for a life changing experience!
Lori Warner
Lori Warner
02:27 19 Jun 19
The Pathways team is dedicated to helping clients and families find wholeness. You will find a whole team of people from Michelle, to the front desk ladies to every member of the clinical team who will support you on your journey
Rick Patton
Rick Patton
02:23 19 Jun 19
Pathways is a one of a kind business. They are compassionate, reliable and have outstanding care in all there interactions. I would give this company ten stars if I could.
McKenzie Powell
McKenzie Powell
23:05 18 Jun 19
The staff and so invested in your success They treat the wholeperson vs the symptoms that were my defense mechanismI am a healthy man today and my past history no longer defines me.
Mark Dickerson
Mark Dickerson
19:56 08 Jun 19
Michelle Amerman, is a true professional and she puts her whole heart and soul into her work and services of her Clients. You never get put down. Or get treated like you’re some infectious disease. Her staff are extremely professional and make you feel like you are . The civilized great human being that you are. I tried working with other organizations. And they were not as attentive and caring as pathways.Michhelle and many others have assisted in the process of The legal system as well.thank you.You can Count on pathways.
john gregory Young
john gregory Young
16:07 06 Jun 19
The Pathways team genuinely cares about giving clients the tools to find freedom and peace in their lives. Their focus on self-love and awareness brings life long change to individuals and families.
Wendy Stilson Patton
Wendy Stilson Patton
23:43 23 Apr 19
Pathways Real Life Recovery saved my life. It was a safe place for me to open up and get the help I needed. They offer a variety of methods to help learn to deal with emotions and issues that kept me from living a happy sober life. The staff truly cares about each client. I will forever be thankful to them.
Emilee Dyer
Emilee Dyer
04:43 01 Mar 19
They help people to find real and awesome places of business!
Bonnie Drago-Recher
Bonnie Drago-Recher
23:11 23 Feb 19
I have been at Pathways for almost 4 months now and I cannot even express my love for this program. This program is unlike any other program I have been through myself as well as heard of by others. I have complex trauma as well as some mental health issues, Michelle’s program has given me the tools I never even knew I needed. These tools led me to the amazing discovery of self love and self awareness. These tools are tangible and I was beyond excited when after just the first week of working hard, I felt myself swimming instead of drowning. I had been let go by multiple places when I sought out Pathways, I honestly didnt think that there was help for me. I now understand how important it is to have/find/discover that solid foundation of self worth. Knowing that no matter how long you process through trauma you will only keep drowning if there is no belief within, that you are absolutely worthy of being saved. The most beautiful part of this whole process is that I now know I am truly capable of saving myself. Pathways has literally saved my life. This program is absolutely beautiful....
Anna Barrett Lloyd
Anna Barrett Lloyd
23:19 17 Jan 19
Over the last couple of years my wife has been through a fair share of programs, and treatment centers, and individual therapists. Pathways is the place where she found the tools, treatment, and people that have enabled her to find and walk the path of strength and stability. From the very first meeting, expectations were set by Michelle, and a custom treatment plan was crafted to meet my wife's needs. The past eight weeks of treatment have been some of the best weeks that we have experienced in the last three years. My wife has found a strength and worth that propels her through each day, driving her to be capable, confident and powerful. I am so grateful for what Pathways has done for my wife, they are teaching her how to be exactly who she is, a strong, secure, valuable, powerful woman.
Adam David Lloyd
Adam David Lloyd
06:08 27 Dec 18
A business with compassionate, caring and knowledgeable staff.
Sherry Allen Henderson
Sherry Allen Henderson
16:02 23 Oct 18
Great staff! Michelle Amerman, Founder and CEO, has really created something special with Pathways. It is obvious that she really cares about the mental and physical health of each client.
Rona Bassett Baird
Rona Bassett Baird
05:09 10 May 18
Everyone needs to re-examine themselves no matter what background you have in this life. Not everything is perfect and we all have something in our lives that must be addressed at sometime to remain balanced. When you are ready to really look at yourself in the mirror, this is the only place to begin. There is nothing close.
Jack Whiteurs
Jack Whiteurs
22:08 12 Dec 17
Michelle is a loving caring woman. I know she cares a great deal about people and her work in the recovery field. I think that she should be praised. It is not easy to help those in need of this type of assistance. Keep doing the work you are doing Michelle and fighting the good fight!
Kristin Leigh Banks
Kristin Leigh Banks
19:05 19 Apr 17
I am an employee at pathways, i take care of the urinalysis of all the clients who come in to pathways, with all the results from coming into pathways and going out have been substantial with the work and process the therapist put in to helping our clients! From my experience here at pathways i see that the therapists work hard and care for anyone and everyone who walks in our door! The owner i do have to say is one of the most positive, hard working and most dedicated people i have ever seen in any company, she shows up to work everyday with helping annyone and everyone who seeks help! If you or a loved one are seeking help, i would def. Recamend Pathways over any other company by far! I absolutely am thankful for being a part of the team and hope to be with them for many years to come! Thanks Pathways team, your amazing! Highly recomended!
Kris Alires
Kris Alires
19:02 19 Apr 17
This is the most amazing program EVER!! I've worked at a few other programs in the past and have also been through treatment myself and have never experienced anything close to Pathways! Starting with the owner, Michelle, who is the most passionate and loving person, to the therapists, staff, receptionists, and everyone else... They are absolutely amazing! I've worked here the last few months and have been so grateful to be part of this team!!
Kim Beazer Andrizzi
Kim Beazer Andrizzi
21:41 15 Apr 17
Pathways is amazing, the Service is great. The owner and all the staff are so nice and I really recommend going to this program! They treat the whole person and not just the symptoms.
Alexa Amerman
Alexa Amerman
18:48 15 Apr 17
I am a staff member who has actually worked at Pathways for over three years. Pathways has changed my life with Michelle's teachings and great love, I can't imagine ever working any where else. She has the biggest heart and is will to do anything for anyone. I not only teach Michelle's wonderful vision but I also follow it myself and have never been happier.
Tina Rice
Tina Rice
03:53 25 Mar 17
Pathways is an amazing organization whose mission is to assist those in need of healing. Their staff is fantastic and goes above and beyond at every turn, including working all hours of the day and night, if necessary. They are passionate about their mission and dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible. I personally know several people who have had successful treatment with Pathways. All have moved forward to lead healthy lives.
Tamara Smith
Tamara Smith
06:11 19 Mar 17
Pathways is an incredible program to help people by providing a great service with very qualified and caring staff.
Gene Francisconi
Gene Francisconi
22:30 18 Mar 17
This place changes lives, it is an honor and a privilege to be apart of such a remarkable place!
Alicia Fisher
Alicia Fisher
04:50 22 Sep 15
Pathways gave me the ability to be able to love myself enough to choose to be sober for my son who has just turned one. We have a bright future ahead of us and I thank everyone at Pathways from CEO Michelle to line staff who I will not name for anonymity purposes. I have learned that mind body and spirit I was seriously lacking the skills necessary to live a fulfilling life. I now have the skills to not only be myself but to accept others, have compassion, be accountable, have faith and hope and courage, parenting skills, self soothing skills, communication skills, and many more. And I will be forever thankful.
Nikki Reigard
Nikki Reigard
21:58 23 Jun 15
Let me start by saying . Thank you Pathways and Michelle Amerman. Thought the journey that I experienced with Michelle .The life skills that I have been able to add to my day to day life has been amazing for myself and my family. What I need to tell you at this point. Is that I'm a recovered METH addict . I used meth for 12 years. I also need to tell you that my drug use started back in my teen years ,smoking pot ,into my twenties using all different types of speed and late twenties started doing cocaine into my late thirties .Then it was meth . Just some history on me . My name is Dennis Rezac and I am proud of who I am . I'm clean and sober now for over 8 years . Thanks to Michelle assisting me with learning my self worth that I am important and to hold myself in that. That I have choices . live the choices I make .If I did not like the results of a choice. Make a new one and not keep looking for a different results doing the same thing . To be grateful for my failures for they have been my greatest teachers Always believe in yourself be proud of your self everything is possible . I was 49 years old when I started my journey of a clean and sober life with Pathways. I AM CLEAN AND SOBER ! For almost 9 years Thank you Michelle Amerman and Pathways for believing in me and my amazing life. Dennis Rezac 58 years young!
Dennis P. Rezac
Dennis P. Rezac
04:20 01 Jun 15
My experience with Pathways, has been one of the most beautiful experiences I've had during my journey to wholeness. I had the blessed opportunity to not only to work with their experienced therapist and recovery specialist, but I lived in their sober living home as well. The experience of living in this home and every client (Actually friends) that I lived with have influenced and impacted my life in miraculous ways. Each girls has inspired me thru their actions, their dedication, sharing about their journey, and showing unconditional love. Living there has also given me new insight to my own character defects and my talents as well. I'm not "fixed" or "cured " by any means, but pathways has given me the opportunities and resources to step into my own path of healing. Thank you to all who have and continue to be part of my support system. I'm so grateful to you all.
Kaydee Rasmussen
Kaydee Rasmussen
20:26 02 Jan 15
A great way to brvcome the person you are Michelle is not only my angel Im blessed that she is my sister as well her n the staff at pathways put there heart n soul into you n give you the tools to become the real you a wondrrful beautiful human being n will be there every step u take even if its a few backwards . Thank you for helping me see how beautiful n special Iam I love you n all you do n put forth for everyone .
Tanya Tyler
Tanya Tyler
05:38 06 Jun 14
I FEEL PATHWAYS IS AN AMAZING TOOL!! THE POWER AND WAYS TO SAVE LIFE< THE BEST GIFT OF ALL THANK YOU!!
Bryan Shafer
Bryan Shafer
23:48 18 May 14

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