“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.”
- Group Therapy
Feminist Multicultural Counseling
LEBTQIA+ Affirmative Counseling
Creatives – Visual Artists, Writers, Performers
Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Substance Abuse Concerns
M. Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling – University of Utah
BA, Social Psychology – Park University
American Counseling Association (ACA) Member
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
About Haley Choice
My professional education and career began in Texas with a focus on addiction. I worked at a non-profit outpatient care center for adolescents with substance use. Seeking a change, I moved to Utah to continue my work with at-risk adolescents in an intensive 24/7 wilderness therapy program, living with my clients and bearing witness to their profound moments of change along the way. Wilderness therapy sparked a desire to pursue further education, and I decided to return to school and earn my master’s degree and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Since facing my own struggles at a young age, I have felt a strong pull to work through complex emotions in myself and others. The driving force behind my desire for personal improvement is radical acceptance: I am not perfect, and I will struggle, but I realize the lessons learned through struggle are where value lies. As a clinician, I seek to help bring these lessons to light for my clients, and ultimately help to foster the “aha” moments – the watershed moments of the therapeutic process that make it so valuable. I scaffold this work with that same radical acceptance I practice in my own life: you are not perfect, and you will struggle, but there is joy in the learning.
As a counselor, I strive to connect with and “walk with” clients who desire to improve their lives and relationships. My therapeutic style is collaborative and creative. I integrate Feminist Multicultural Therapy (FMT) and Person-Centered Theory (PCT) with guidance from Affect Phobia Therapeutic techniques.
My hope is to help clients come to understand problematic patterns of relating within themselves and with others. I also introduce mindfulness skills, emotional regulation, healthy ways of connecting in a safe experiential therapeutic process and respond directly to client needs for specific care. In my free time, I get high on the many outdoor activities that Utah has to offer, including rock climbing, skiing, biking, and trail running. I also make pottery, paint, and enjoy woodworking projects.