The Wall Street Journal recently decided to look at some interesting new research that looks at the real reasons people are having sex. The findings seem to correlate the reason for sex with sexual and relational satisfaction. Julie Hanks shared a few thoughts on getting positively motivated…
If you’re feeling like you’d just rather go to sleep, try tuning into the emotional connection between you and your partner, says Julie Hanks, a clinical social worker in Salt Lake City. “Lead with what you want instead of what you don’t want to happen,” she says.
If you’d like to learn more about the research and how to re-motivate your sex life Read the article here.
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Bring your partner for a night of fun, food, and fantasy. November’s date night is dedicated to heating up the passion in your relationship and answering the “to personal to ask anyone but a therapist” questions.
Wasatch Family Therapy’s own Julie Hanks released her first book, The Burnout Cure: An Emotional Survival Guide for Overwhelmed Women. Brooke Porter of the Deseret News outs the book as a “must have for LDS women everywhere!”
Julie combines years professional and personal experiences balancing many aspects of life with practical strategies to take better care of you while caring for others.
Julie Hanks, LCSW joins KSL News to discuss the newest parenting trend, public shaming.
Public shaming might not be the punishment that parents are hoping for. It may encourage bad behavior by directing attention to it. This concerning trend shames the child but doesn’t address the negative behavior. Also, it does seem concerning that parents are receiving attention for the shaming instead of focusing on the teaching of positive behavior.
Here are a couple ideas that can take the place of public shaming:
1. Focus on your relationship with your child. Use that relationship to discuss the values that matter to your family and why their behavior isn’t in line with those values.
2. Focus on positive behaviors that reinforce family values, like volunteering.
Hi everyone! My name is Kathleen Baxter and I am a new Marriage and Family Therapist(MFT) here at Wasatch Family Therapy. It has been a wonderful experience being on the team so far and I am thrilled to introduce myself to all of you readers.
First off, I would like to give you a little of my personal background. I have lived in Utah most of my life and I love it here! I am a huge outdoors fanatic. I love camping, hiking, 4-wheeling, fishing, water sports, and anything else that gets me outside. Some of my hobbies include cake decorating, rollerblading, gardening, softball, and music. I have been married to my best friend for 4 ½ years now and it is the most rewarding relationship in my life. He makes marriage bliss.
Deciding to become a therapist was a rather easy decision for me. It all started when I was a high school senior in AP psychology. I fell in love! I went on to receive my Bachelor degree in Psychology from Weber State University. There I had the opportunity to develop my fascination with research outcomes and the power of new knowledge. While deciding what kind of clinician I wanted to be, I noticed I was enamored with my relationship-centered courses. This is when I decided to become an MFT. At one point, I volunteered in a group that facilitated prison inmates on their way back into society. In the group we brought victims and perpetrators of crimes together to share their experiences. I couldn’t help but notice that sexual trauma survivors were often abused by their own family members. It was here that I developed an interested in working with sexual trauma and specifically incestuous families.
After Weber State, I was accepted to Brigham Young University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program. It was here that I developed a deep passion for working with couples and families. Here I explored my interests in working with sexual trauma survivors. I wrote my thesis on the challenging dynamics within families in which incest occurs and how to adapt new treatment protocol for these families. While at BYU I also developed a new passion for doing sex therapy with couples. I love helping couples get “unstuck” and rekindling that spark.
While at BYU I also had the valuable experience of working for Women’s Services and Resources. Here I developed a strong love and admiration for women who are trying to combat all the negative influences that our society throws at them. I worked with women who struggled with depression, anxiety, pornography addiction, as well as eating disorders.
This is the path that brought me to Wasatch Family Therapy. I look forward to developing professionally and personally working with such kind and talented clinicians. I am excited to be here and I am looking forward to my future here at Wasatch.
I’d love to talk with you about how I can help you and your family.
Depression…in the summer? Yes. While seasonal depression is often associated with colder, winter months, summer can also be a trigger. Whether is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or just plain sad, learn more about signs of summer depression. Watch for my tips on how to combat summer depression triggers.
If you’re considering therapy, this is an interesting read. I share a few insights for this Marketwatch piece by Quentin Fottrell about some things that you may want to be aware of before you enter therapy. For example, therapy is costly but effective, coaches are different than licensed therapists, not all therapists have taken their turn on “the couch” as a client in therapy. Here are a few…