At Namasté Center for Healing, we assist individuals in learning how to recover their true selves, their relationships, and their lives.
Our vision is to help individuals, couples and families in achieving lasting recovery from addictions, aversions, and trauma so much so that the course of their lives are changed for generations to come.
Namasté's expert team demonstrates a level of integrity, dedication, and commitment to service that is unparalleled in our industry.
We are often the last stop for men and women who have been to multiple therapists, spent thousands of dollars, time and energy trying to recover from trauma and/or problematic sexual behavior (i.e, sex or porn addiction, sexual aversion). WHY? We are experts in our field of trauma and sexual-relationship recovery! Our patients receive accurate treatment from our multi-disciplinary team who uses an evidenced based approach! We are a program and our clinicians work as a team in order to guarantee the absolute best in our patient's care. We stay up to date on the latest research and best practices for our patient's specialized issues. We work closely together throughout your treatment to ensure we address all aspects of your recovery so that you achieve longterm wellness.
Our Namasté team collaborates with medical doctors, psychiatrists functional medicine practitioners at Full Circle Care (801-746-3555), a Phoenix Rising Certified Yoga Therapist Debbie Coleman (801-706-0455; email@example.com), and acupuncturists at Wasatch Community Acupuncture. This is part of our commitment to ensuring that you recover your bodies as much as your minds and spirits. Most of our patients experience exhaustion, adrenal fatigue, poor sleep and nutrition, and other physical issues related to past or current trauma, multiple addictions, and deprivation/aversion issues. Our multi-disciplinary team is successful in supporting you and your family in healing in mind, spirit, and body.
Candice Christiansen, M.Ed., LCMHC, Founder, Clinical Director
Candice is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist(CSAT-S)-Supervisor and a Certified EMDR Trauma Expert. She has trained directly with Drs. Patrick and Stefanie Carnes at The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals where she is currently a faculty member. As a trauma expert, she has trained with Carol Forgash, one of the leaders in Ego State Therapy for complex trauma survivors and received consultation from Anastasia Pollack and Cindy White, experts in ego state therapy and complex trauma. As a Gottman Leader she has trained at the Gottman Institute on how to effectively support couples in achieving lasting connection, attachment, and intimacy.
In 2014, Candice expanded her group practice to form Namasté Center for Healing with the intention of assisting adult complex trauma survivors, people with addictions/aversions, including their spouses and families in finding freedom from suffering, learning how to be at peace with themselves, and adopt healthy tools for lasting relationships.
Candice is the author of Mastering The Trauma Wound ©2016. She has been published in the Salt Lake Tribune, CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist) Magazine, Talkspace.com, and Dose.com, writing about various topics including: The Truth about Sex Addiction, Pornography Addiction, Depression in Men and Women, Coping with Grief, and Dealing with Anxiety. She is the relationship expert for Fox 13's The Place where she shares her expertise on various issues related to intimacy, sex, and healthy relationships. Candice has also contributed on www.addictionwise.com, an on-line support for families of loved ones with drug/alcohol addiction. Her 2016 blog: Denial of Sex Addiction Hurts Our Clients gained mass attention among the various "sex" therapy camps.
Candice currently serves on the DOPL Substance Use Disorder Board. She is a faculty member at the International Institute of Trauma and Addictions Professionals and a proud member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuser's (ATSA) Global Prevention Committee. In the past she has served on the Utah Mental Health Counselor Association's (UMHCA) Board and The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health's (SASH) Conference Committee.
Candice is a strong voice in the sexual/relationship/trauma recovery global community. She believes that everyone deserves to heal and passionately strives to help those interested in doing so achieve lasting wellness via her specialized programs.
Candice has hand picked and developed each of the members on her clinical team by providing weekly supervision, on-going consultation, and training with both her and national consultants as well as sending our team to EMDR training through the EMDR Institute, Sex Addiction Training through IITAP, and training on treating the Autism Spectrum.
Meg Martinez, LACMHC, CSAT-A, Clinical Manager
Meg Martinez is an LACMHC, a CSAT-A, EMDR Trained, and our Clinical Manager. She is currently receiving advanced training at IITAP's institute with Dr. Carnes team of global relationship and sex experts to become a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. She is also an EMDR Trauma Therapist who has trained at Francine Shapiro's EMDR Institute. She has worked in the mental health field in several arenas with children, teens, and families dealing with substance abuse, trauma, and sex-specific issues, specifically teens with sexual offending behavior in the criminal justice system. Meg is well versed in child welfare and the legal issues that arise from addictive behaviors and has aided families in overcoming these struggles on their road to recovery. Through her work with Juvenile Justice Services with the juvenile boys who offended sexually for 3+ years and then for the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) working to overcome addiction, strengthen families, and provided safety and stability to children she has learned the importance of “Prevention” as a healthy intervention related to addiction and harmful behavior.
Meg manages our outpatient and intensive programs at Namasté and coordinates treatment with and for The Prevention Project™ Utah, USA.
Meg facilitates our Monday night men’s sexual & co-occurring recovery group. She co-facilitates the Intimate Connections Classes as well as the Gottman Classes with Candice. She provides individual, couples therapy, and psycho-educational support for men with riskier sexual behavior(prevention) and their partners, and co-facilitates our Intimate Connections class with Candice each month. Meg currently serves on the NOJOS (juvenile sex offender) board and the NOJOS discharge committee.
Rich Andelin, LCMHC, CSAT-A, EMDR Trained
Rich Andelin, is an LCMHC, EMDR Trained, and a CSAT-Awho is currently finishing up his advanced training at the IITAP institute with Dr. Carnes team of global relationship and sex experts to become a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. He has worked in the clinical arena with children, teens, young adults and adults with various addiction issues, including substance abuse and pornography addiction for close to a decade. Before coming to Namasté, he worked in a residential treatment center with youth and young adults providing them tools for healing from family of origin issues, trauma and various addictions; both substance and process. At Namasté, Rich works with teens, young adults, adults, and partners with a variety of intimacy issues including sexual addiction, infidelity, relational conflict, newly married issues, premarital issues,substance abuse, and trauma. He also provides therapy for men and women with riskier sexual behavior and with young adults who are on the Autism Spectrum. He facilitates our Tuesday and Thursday evening Men’s Sexual/Relationship Recovery Group for men dealing with sex/love/relationship issues and other addictions/disorders.
Annie Jacobs, LACMHC, EMDR Trained
Annie Jacobs, is an LACMHC, EMDR trained who graduated with her Master’s degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA across from Harvard University. She studied Holistic therapy and received a Trauma Studies Certificate. She also has a strong background in Internal Family Systems Model. During that time, she studied abroad in Ireland learning about survivors of extensive sexual and physical abuse and complex trauma. She has worked in a pharmacy for over 9 years and is passionate about understanding the biology of trauma, addiction and holistic recovery. Before joining our team at Namasté, Annie worked with adult women in a short-term inpatient treatment setting in Boston who had multiple addictions, attachment issues, various mood disorders, and complex PTSD. She provides individual, conjoint couples, and group therapy to our patients. She has been the lead facilitator of our 12-Week Mastering the Trauma Wound Workshop and is currently the lead facilitator of our 12-week female Partner Empowered groups.
Debbie Coleman, PRYT Yoga Therapist
Debbie Coleman has over 20 years experience working as a licensed clinician with individuals who have trauma and multiple addictions in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Several years ago, she felt drawn to Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT) where she began her journey towards helping people heal their bodies. PRYT is a body based modality that helps people cultivate a connection to their body, recognizing sensations, thought patterns, emotions and memories, and energetic experiences. Through one on one sessions, Debbie's calming, supportive demeanor assists men and women's in connecting with their bodies in order to release various ranges of stored tension. Debbie currently offers yoga group therapy sessions at Namasté Center For Healing that combines embodied movement, mindfulness, meditation, & beautiful connection. She also provides monthly group PRYT to all of Namasté's employees as part of Candice's dedication and commitment to her staff's overall wellness.