Are you struggling with issues related to grief, anxiety, life/faith transition, or a desire for more self-awareness? At Rooted Psychotherapy, we believe that true change happens when we find our true selves. Rooted Psychotherapy would love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”
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According to the American Psychological Association, “Psychologists help people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives.” Through the use of psychodynamic methods and collaborative treatment measures, patients develop life-changing habits to help them cope with all of life’s various obstacles. At Rooted Psychotherapy, our therapy sessions are designed to unravel painful issues and provide patients with insight and courage to embrace the true self.
I’m Christie Dietz, a licensed psychotherapist here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about your well-being and ensure all my patients top of the line counseling and psychological services catered to their needs.
I understand that starting therapy requires courage. My study of psychodynamic theory has allowed me to understand the complex ways in which childhood experiences shape the way we look at the world. I want to help make sense of the ineffable. So many patients have described feeling like they are "missing something". I have noticed that more often than not, what is missing are lost parts of the self. It is my goal to provide psychodynamic psychotherapy with proper depth and duration to allow a deeper understanding of the self, a sense of peace, resilience, and an emergence of creativity.
I specialize in depression, anxiety, life transition (crisis of faith, loss, grief, etc.), creative blocks, dream analysis, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I have done post-graduate training with the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) in the CORE program.
I am a member of the International Psychotherapy Institute as well as a faculty member for the Salt Lake IPI chapter. I keep current on the most up to date studies to ensure the best care possible for all my patients. At Rooted Psychotherapy, your well-being is my number one priority, and I go above and beyond to help you through all your obstacles.
Often the demands of the outside world pull us in different directions, causing tension in our relationships, work, and an internal departure from who we know ourselves to be. Many experience the added pressures of anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, loss and loneliness. Through therapy, I will assist you in finding a way forward, discovering those parts of yourself you may have lost and allow you the opportunity to heal and live more fully and present.
I bring a variety of methods and can assist with issues ranging from life/career transitions, spiritual crisis, addiction, stress, trauma, grief, depression and relationship conflict. I work through an object relations lens, exploring how past relationships can influence the present. My goal is to uncover the barriers that keep you from feeling fully alive.
I understand what it takes to initiate therapy. My hope is to support you through the process. You are welcome to call or text. I look forward hearing from you.
Join me on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and empowerment. I believe in a collaborative relationship between therapist and client. You are the expert on you. I am here to walk alongside you. I want you to feel seen and heard, and I consider it my privilege to stand witness to your human experience.
I approach therapy with a blend of theories, using psychodynamic theory to explore your internal world and formative events in your past, feminist multicultural theory to explore external and systemic influences, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to connect with the here and now through mindfulness and clarifying your values.
When you are ready, reach out by calling or texting, and we can get started together.
There are things in life that can lead us adrift, where we may feel that something is missing,
have dissatisfaction with our life, or feel stuck in a situation that is draining and dysfunctional,
but do not know the way out. As a therapist of psychodynamic theory, I find that the experiences
of our developmental years can color the way we see the world, and create patterns that may
be hindering access to our true self, and thus, a full and conscious life.
My job as your therapist is to provide an open, non-judgmental space to help you access your
inner world, to allow the emergence of your fears, your desires, and unmet needs, to gain a
deeper understanding of the self, and patterns which may be holding you back. To find insight
and courage to embrace the true self.
I believe that authenticity, resilience, and self-efficacy are crucial to living a satisfying life, and I
want to help you move through the wounds that have kept you from getting there.
In my practice, I specialize in trauma, addictive behavior and substance abuse, life transition
and identity issues (crisis of faith, career, sexual orientation, grief & loss), depression, intimacy
issues and relationship conflict. Through a lens of Trauma-Informed Care I may utilize
modalities of Mindfulness and Internal Family Systems Therapy to better support your unique
You have courageously taken the first step, by exploring your options for therapy. The first
phone call is often the hardest hurdle to get over, but once you reach it, the journey has begun.
I look forward to your call.
Hi! It takes so much courage to come to therapy and to me, therapy is about the experience of getting to know ourselves again. So, I am so glad you are here! We live in such a fast-paced world and it is easy to get lost. I work with folks dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and those yearning to re- learn who they truly are. I believe all of us have many different parts of ourselves. Some protect us, some help us succeed, some hold us back, and some keep us safe. Engaging in therapy with me is about the experience of loving all of our parts, even the ones we may say “I don’t like that about me.” In our time together, my hope is we can begin to tolerate, love, and have compassion for all that is you. The lens I like to work out of is based on attachment. We will explore your history, family, current relationships, and how and why you operate in the world the way you do. I work from a trauma informed lens and may utilize Internal Family Systems, CBT, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Narrative therapy, Let’s begin the journey in getting to know who you are again, together.
We all experience points in life where we feel stuck, where we can’t seem to shake old patterns. Reaching out for help can often be the hardest part.
I believe that healing happens in the context of relationships. Which is why I strive to create a therapeutic relationship with each client, creating a space where you can feel at ease in exploring that which is most important to you.
I work from a Trauma Informed approach, utilizing psychodynamic and attachment based theories to explore how your past is influencing your present. I may also pull from mindfulness or somatic based approaches to help ground you in the present moment.
Whether this is your first time engaging in therapy, or you are looking to peel back that next layer, I look forward to being a witness on your healing journey.