Cedar City Mental Health Services

Cedar Ridge Family Medicine now offers mental health services.

Call (435) 586-7676

Mental Health Counseling typically requires several sessions to resolve issues especially when experiencing significant trauma.  The number of sessions may vary.  The counselor will normally meet with a patient on a weekly basis, and then an evaluation will be done to determine if further weekly sessions are needed.  

If you are considering Mental Health Counseling for yourself, please know that there is a time commitment involved in order to receive the greatest benefits.

In the first session, the counselor will do an intake assessment, which includes asking questions about the reasons for needing services.  This includes a variety of topics.  This helps provide a better understanding of what may be contributing to certain difficulties.  The counselor will develop a treatment plan that includes short-term and long-term goals, and then assess the completion of goals as treatment progresses. 

A therapy session is 53 minutes long, which gives the counselor time to write notes on the session and prepare for the next session.  It also allows for occasional extra time in a session, if needed.

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What are the benefits of Mental Health Therapy?

  • Decreased problems with daily living

  • Increased sense of joy and contentment

  • Repaired and enhanced relationships

  • Improved functioning at work, often leading to financial stability

  • Increased activity, reduced social isolation

  • Fewer doctor visits for physical symptoms

  • Decreased use of mental health inpatient facilities

  • Increased quality of life and overall life satisfaction

What to Expect when participating in mental Health Counseling

Receiving Mental Health Counseling services is a demonstration of your commitment to you.  You can and deserve to live a happy life.

Meet Jen Hinton

Jen Hinton, CMHC received her BS in Psychology from SUU and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), an effective form of therapy used in the treatment of anxiety, depression, complex trauma, dissociation, addictions, and recent traumatic events.

Jen provides Outpatient Substance Use Disorder treatment. She is trained in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) an effective form of treatment in the management of Substance use disorder. She is also trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Ego State Therapy.

Jen finds deep fulfillment in helping others. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her sister, cousins, husband and children. She enjoys running, riding her bike, and traveling.

Sessions are held at our satellite location:

1760 N Main Street, Suite 103
Cedar City, UT 84721

Call (435) 586-7676