Family Counseling Center - Professional & Affordable
The Family Counseling Center was formed in 1912 when a group of 19 prominent individuals representing different religious and political affiliations came together to fill a need in the Salt Lake community. They created the Charity Organization Society of Salt Lake to assist struggling families, particularly women and children, by providing basic needs such as clothing, and coal for heating homes.
When the Great Depression hit, Family Counseling Center’s mission shifted to helping families find employment. During World War II its focus shifted again, this time to providing professional counseling services to returning soldiers and their families. As the primary function of the organization changed, so did its name, first to the Family Service Society (1925), then to the Family Service Counseling Center (1969) and finally to its current moniker, the Family Counseling Center (1974).
Today, the Family Counseling Center provides affordable, professional, outpatient mental health services to individuals, couples and families. It is the only agency in Salt Lake County whose mission is to serve the mental health and substance abuse needs of low to no-income, uninsured clients. Through its “Community Cares” program, services are offered on a sliding fee scale based on annual income, allowing each person to pay what he or she can afford.
Mental & Behavioral Therapy
Anxiety Treatment in Salt Lake City from Family Counseling Center
Treatment for anxiety disorders like GAD most often includes a combination of medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy:
Medication: Drugs are available to treat GAD and may be especially helpful for people whose anxiety is interfering with daily functioning. The medications most often used to treat GAD in the short-term are from a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. These medications are sometimes referred to as “tranquilizers,” because they leave you feeling calm and relaxed. They work by decreasing the physical symptoms of GAD, such as muscle tension and restlessness.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy: People suffering from anxiety disorders often participate in this type of therapy, in which you learn to recognize and change thought patterns and behaviors that lead to anxious feelings. This type of therapy helps limit distorted thinking and is an important component for anxiety treatment in Salt Lake City UT.
Family Counseling Center
650 E 4500 S Suite 300 Murray, Utah 84107