Compassionate, experienced, focused and passionate about helping people.
“I know that healing and change can be a difficult journey. I am here to help soften it and empower you along the way.”
Trista Carras, MS CMHC, LCMHC earned her Master of Science Degree from the University of Utah in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the Educational Psychology Department in 2004. Her undergraduate degree is in Psychology from the University of Utah. She has been trained by the EMDR Institute as an EMDR clinician.
Trista Carras is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who is committed to working with people who have experienced different types of stress, anxiety, traumas, PTSD, dissociative disorders, burn out, depression, family issues and relationship issues. Trista has worked in a multitude of practices including group practices, treatment centers, and academic settings. Trista has extensive training and experience with multiple populations that include children, adolescents, adults, elders, families, and couples. Her clients have seen significant improvements in their lives and relationships during and after therapy.
Trista has also received advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR Institute, Inc., The Flash Technique (FT), Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy Ego State Therapy (DNMS): DNMS Institute, Emotionally Focused Therapy core skills and externship: The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICCEFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Trista has worked with Anxiety Disorders, Trauma Resolution, Dissociation, PTSD, Depression, Burn Out, Stress, Coping Skills, Relational Stress, and General Life Stressors with children, teens, adults, couples and families to empower them to live fulfilling lives and change whatever areas they seek to change.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy that has the patient focus on the feelings and trauma of memories that have been unprocessed. This is done through a bilateral stimulation that is typically done through eye movements. EMDR is different from other therapies in that it doesn’t require detailed talking about the trauma and homework in between sessions. EMDR therapy can be completed with fewer sessions compared to other psychotherapies. EMDR is an extensively researched and effective psychotherapy method proven to help everyone from children to adults. In addition to EMDR healing trauma and PTSD, EMDR can resolve other challenges, such as: anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, personality disorders, phobias, abuse and violence, and more.
(Cited from EMDR.org)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples is the gold standard for couples therapy. EFT has been validated by over 30 years of empirical research based on individual growth, health, dysfunction, and of relationship distress and adult love. EFT is a short term structured approach that uses key moments in therapy to facilitate the change process. This expands and re-organizes emotional responses to create positive shifts in partners relation to each other, fostering the creation of a secure bond between partners. EFT is also used to address individual depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress (EFIT – Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy) and to repair family bonds (EFFT – Emotionally Focused Family Therapy). (Cited from ICEEFT.com)
Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS) is a comprehensive, strengths-based, and client-centered ego-state therapy. It works through healing childhood trauma and attachment wounds by meeting the needs of wounded child parts to help them get unstuck from the past. This is done through creating and mobilizing a team of loving and comforting internal resources. These internal resources provide the emotional support, radical acceptance, and compassion that wounded childhood parts needed when they were younger but did not receive. As these young wounded parts heal, unwanted emotions, beliefs, behaviors, and urges will leave. DNMS can resolve and treat depressive disorders, complex trauma, attachment wounds, and more. (Cited from dnmsinstitute.com)
Better Humans Therapy is an Out of Network Provider. We can provide a once-a-month super bill that clients can submit to insurance for potential reimbursement. We also accept health savings and flex spending accounts.
Payment - We accept major credit cards, debit cards, health savings accounts (HSA), and flex spending accounts (FSA).
American Counseling Association - ACA
EMDR International Association - EMDRIA
EMDR Institute, Inc. - EMDR
The Flash Technique - FT
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy - ICEEFT
Northern Utah Emotionally Focused Therapy Community - NUEFT
Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy Institute - DNMS
EMDR Institute Trained Therapist
EMDR Certification in Process
Flash Technique Trained Therapist
EFT Externship and Core Skills Training
EFT Certification in Process
DNMS Institute Trained Therapist
Trista Carras, MS CMCH, LCMHC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor