Live Life Well Counseling specializes in trauma-informed care and the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, such as postpartum depression. Our therapists have completed specific training in these areas and are able to provide clients with quality care and treatment. We also treat other issues such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship issues, life transitions, grief and loss. In addition, we offer Spanish-speaking services.
Meet Our Team
Rebecca Madsen earned her master’s of social work degree from Brigham Young University and is a Certified Social Worker. She received her bachelor’s degree from Utah State University majoring in psychology and minoring in family and human development. Rebecca’s philosophy of the therapeutic relationship is that all of us have a deep well of wisdom and her role is to be a guide to help you tap into that. Rebecca’s speciality is in maternal mental health, bereavement, and trauma. In her prior work as a birth doula, she enjoyed taking part in supporting and helping families navigate all that comes both during and after pregnancy and beyond! Rebecca uses different therapeutic modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing. She has completed the training for Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and uses both of these modalities with her clients. In addition, Rebecca has completed training through Postpartum Support International (Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care). Rebecca is a wife and mother of four children (two sons and two daughters) and she loves to spend time with her family. Their favorite activities together are hiking, skiing, boating, and eating together. Rebecca loves the arts and live music. At home she enjoys reading, baking sourdough bread, and cooking from the garden.
Abbey received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her master’s degree in social work from Brigham Young University. Abbey uses a client-centered, compassion-based approach with her clients and firmly believes that all people are capable of experiencing hope and healing. Guiding and empowering clients to discover their individual strengths and resources is a common practice when meeting with Abbey. She takes the time and sincere effort in fostering and growing the therapeutic relationship with everyone she works with. Abbey uses a variety of treatment modalities including Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion and parts/inner child work. Abbey has completed the trauma training course through NICABM as well as the training for Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Abbey works with both adults and adolescents in resolving issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression and life stressors. Abbey shares her life with her husband. Outside of work you can find Abbey winning games on the pickle-ball court, sewing and creating fun crafts.
Viri Galicia is a Certified Social Worker. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Brigham Young University. Viri then went on to work in the psychiatry department at the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado doing research on pregnant women and the brain development of their babies. Following her work at the University of Colorado, Viri received her master's degree in social work from Brigham Young University. Viri enjoys working with children, teenagers and adults and especially enjoys working with marginalized populations including LGBTQIA+, women and Hispanics/Latinos. Viri is a trauma-trained therapist and has received trauma specific training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She also incorporates the following treatment approaches into her practice: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Viri is also bilingual in Spanish and English. When Viri isn't working she loves cooking, playing board games, road biking, swimming and traveling to warm places that remind her of home. Como terapeuta Hispana y Latina, entiendo algunos problemas a los que nos enfrentamos los hispanos todos los días, incluyendo el estigma que existe en nuestra cultura en cuanto a las enfermedades mentales. Y quiero que sepas que te ayudare en tu proceso con una perspectiva compasiva y evidencia científica.
Kaydee LeMonds-Knepper has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah and is a Certified Social Worker. She also has a professional educator license from the Utah State Board of Education as a School Social Worker. Kaydee has experience working with children in the foster care system and has worked closely with DCFS. She is certified in AutPlay therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She is trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotion-Focused Therapy and experiential therapies such as Art Therapy and Music Therapy. Kaydee also incorporates Inner Child Work into her practice and is CAMS Care trained in Suicide Prevention and Awareness. She has 8 years of undergraduate experience working in a specialty clinic for those who have struggled with eating disorders. Kaydee works with children, teenagers and adults and is passionate about providing services for LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. Kaydee offers mental health care and advocacy through a lens of inclusivity and helps clients to identify and utilize individual strengths in their healing journey. She sees the value in helping clients assess the various factors that can either positively or negatively impact well-being including economic stability, family relationships, and social support systems to name a few. Kaydee enjoys the opportunity to travel around the globe. She also enjoys taking evening walks with her best friend/dog and going antiquing on the weekends with her spouse.
Grace Bithell has a master’s degree in social work from Brigham Young University and is a Certified Social Worker. She received her bachelor's degree in sociology, also from Brigham Young University, with a minor in global women’s studies. Grace has special training in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She also utilizes Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Ego State Therapies within her practice. Grace’s main interest is in women’s issues, specifically perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, miscarriage, infertility, sexual assault, motherhood, menopause, and women’s sexual wellness. Grace has a husband and one daughter. She loves to bake, has an extensive cookbook collection, and feels her greatest talent is being able to cook a chocolate cake in a rice cooker. When not at work or in the kitchen she enjoys camping and reading.
Angelia Hunt is our new office manager! After spending 17 years as a stay-at-home mother and wife, Angelia went back to school and earned her bachelor's degree in Business Management from Utah Valley University. Angelia spent the last 7 years at UVU assisting thousands of students through the process of financial aid and scholarships. Angelia’s goal at Live Life Well Counseling is to provide every client with a warm, welcoming and positive experience. Please contact Angelia if you would like to schedule an appointment, for billing related matters or if you have any other questions! Angelia loves to cook and bake, watch true crime shows and spend time with her family. Along with her husband, she loves to travel, shop for antiques, and spoil her grandchildren.
Mary Latu is the owner and clinical director of Live Life Well Counseling. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has been practicing as a psychotherapist for 15 years. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Brigham Young University and her master's degree in social work from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Mary's passion is working with those who have experienced trauma, including children, adolescence and adults. She enjoys working side by side clients to help create a sense of safety, confidence in self and the world around them and to develop a new perspective of life. Mary has received trauma specific training including, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Ego State Therapies (including Internal Family Systems), Polyvagal Theory, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). She also uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Somatic Experiencing and a mindfulness based approach when working with clients. Mary is also passionate about women's issues, particularly working with women and families affected by issues occurring during and after pregnancy. She has completed the Postpartum Support International Certificate Training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. In addition, Mary is fluent in Spanish. Mary is a wife and mother of four. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, running, cooking/baking and reading books and articles about homesteading.