Deirdre Kuvaas, LCMHC - Utah Therapist at Grow Therapy

Deirdre Kuvaas

Deirdre Kuvaas

2 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed professional clinical counselor with over 10 years professional work experience. My counseling style is guided by you, your goals, and the changes that you want to see in your life. We will work together to help you understand and unpack deeper roots of the challenges you are having, to process them, and live a life you have been wanting. I am here to walk with you in your healing journey. It takes courage to start therapy, and I am ready to get started when you are!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

The first session is all about you! I typically clear any questions you have to start, and any specific questions you may have about exploring mental health with me. I follow your lead as a person-centered therapist and what you want to work on. We usually start with your turning moment of when you decided to enroll in therapy.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I genuinely love hearing people's stories, and it is such a privelege to be able to sit with you and hear them. I feel I offer the strength of holding a safe place for your emotions to be felt, and allowing you to find your own voice.

About Deirdre Kuvaas

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I use this method as appropriate for clients who like the idea of changing their thoughts.

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

I use this in almost all of my therapy, of being present, and just noticing and accepting our thoughts. Very mindfulness based work.

Motivational Interviewing

This method is great to help clients see what barriers are in the way of making the changes they would like to see in their life.


I use this in trauma and anxiety treatments mainly, as anxiety and trauma are very physically based and live in our central nervous system.

Trauma Informed Care

Trauma will change how we view the world, and I always assess for trauma in any client's story.