Momentum Counseling Services
Helping you and your loved ones get to where you want to be.
You have probably visited this site
because some aspect of your life, or someone’s you love, isn’t ideal. You are most likely experiencing suffering in some significant way. Our hearts go out to you. Maybe you aren’t connecting with your spouse, or your children, how you would like to. You might feel you aren’t performing to your fullest capability at work, school, or other important areas of interest, or competitions. You might be experiencing doubt, or questions regarding your unique purpose, or belief systems. Maybe someone you know is struggling with anxiety, depression, attention deficiency, anger issues, or the loss of a meaningful relationship. We at Momentum Counseling Services want to support you during these crucial times and help you move through your life’s challenges in a meaningful and purposeful way.As you go through life, you realize that suffering and hurts are inevitable, but setbacks don’t mean doom or despair. Individual, Couples, Family and other mental and emotional counseling can help you help you move forward and progress toward a hopeful, fulfilled, and purposeful life. Therapy doesn’t mean that you are crazy, or that you have a problem, it just means that you don’t have to go through your challenges alone.
The only way to truly feel a sense of satisfaction, fulfillment, or generally good about ourselves and our situation is to have a sense that we are progressing toward what is most important to us. Obstacles always stand in the way of what we most desire, but we at Momentum Counseling Services want to help you get to where you want to be.Whether that’s improving trust and connection in your marriage or intimate relationship through marriage counseling; dealing and coping with grief and loss; decreasing levels of anxiety, or lifting depression; finding meaning, direction, and purpose in your life; helping your teenager navigate their complex (and sometimes scary) environment; enhancing family relationships through family therapy; exploring pivotal beliefs and spirituality; understanding and treating anger issues; or reaching your fullest potential in academic, occupational, or athletic competition through sports and performance psychology. We want to support you and help you progress in the areas that are most important to you.We are located conveniently at the South end of the Salt Lake Valley, just off of I-15, in Sandy, Utah. We are happy to serve the local community and also enjoy providing trusting referrals for those seeking support, but don’t know quite where to start.
Family Therapy Relational Counseling
(Grief, School, job loss, new parenthood)
ANA MARQUES, AMFT
My multicultural background helps me to relate, accept, and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and faiths. I myself have gone through programs for compulsive behavior management and support groups for women’s issues. After achieving some recovery, I became an advocate and volunteer at a few organizations facilitating meetings, educating, and sponsoring members. Eventually, my passion for supporting people regain their authenticity and power led me to pursue my masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I bring my personal experience and the latest in brain science to help you and your family create and sustain healing.
Erika Eisenman, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and have been practicing since 2016. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina A&T (2014), and finished my Graduate degree in 2015 from the University of Utah.
CAMERON VANKOMEN, LCSW
As a Licensed Social Worker, I support those with depression, anxiety, strained relationships, or individual and family conflict. My goal is to help others discover the motivation within themselves to make change possible. I sincerely feel like we are all meant to be happy in our own way, and I enjoy helping others find their ‘happy’ by guiding them through the process of self-discovery, developing new perceptions, or just finding a way to cope with day-to-day stressors. Challenges are a part of life, whether wanted or not, and it’s not always easy to know how to approach each one that comes our way.
KELLY LEON, AMFT
I am passionate about providing you with compassion toward your feelings and validation of your situation. I value a trusting and collaborative relationship, where we can work together, so you can feel safe to talk about your experiences and lift the pain you feel. Many people go decades with unresolved trauma and suffer from damaged relationships as a result. I want you to know there is help and you deserve to feel freedom to move forward. Let me help you find and recognize your strengths, broaden your perspective, and lift self-shame so you can see things clearer and have a better life. If you are struggling, please come see me, so you can begin your journey to healing.
If you are feeling stuck in some area of your life,
you just need one thing to fall your way. However, it can be difficult to create that inertia, or forward momentum, on your own. There is a synergy that is created when you meet with a caring, understanding, and knowledgeable professional, who is not biased, and who intricately involved and invested in your current situation and your progress. In therapy, you will experience validation, understanding, and new strategies to approach your situation with a new perspective and a sense of empowerment and capability to overcome.It’s completely understandable that people procrastinate doing things that are uncomfortable, or new. However, it’s a tragedy when people wait too long. They feel remorse for not having taken action sooner. Marriages can be saved, goals can be reached, and regrets can be limited if you face your fears and discomfort now, rather than waiting until it’s too late. If you ignore something, it doesn’t go away…in fact, it will oftentimes get bigger.
The only way to feel positive emotion is to have a goal and a sense you are progressing toward it. Negative emotions come from feeling stuck, not progressing, or from obstacles that get in the way.
If there is a perennial obstacle. Such as anxiety, depression, negative relationship dynamics—such as lack of trust, trauma or abuse, or repetitive conflict—then there is hopelessness or helplessness. Those obstacles need to be removed and are much easier to navigate with a professional than trying to do it isolated and solitary.
Most common help for momentum when someone is not growing is a mentor, or someone that can help you see things from another perspective. Life is a bit like golf, you may think you are doing everything you can and probably are, but your perspective is limited because you are you and it is sometimes hard to see outside yourself. Therapy can help you cross the thresholds that are limiting you and help you get to where you want to be. This will help you gain momentum and inertia, pulling you to where you want to be and have the treasure and fulfillment that you desire in your life.
When a hero reaches a threshold of capacity or an area of discomfort, a relationship of trust is the most beneficial move to reach abilities someone can’t reach on their own. Synergy when communicating and allowing new perspectives and truths to come forward.
Finding meaning and purpose in your life gives you a spark of energy. Find out what is most important to you and dedicate your life and energy to that aim. If that is your marriage, put your time, money and energy toward that. If it is parenting, competing, working, or finding meaning or purpose in your life…allow yourself to live the life you are wanting to live.
The stigma of therapy is changing. However, you may still be reluctant, resistant, and may be even procrastinating in seeking out help and support—even though you may feel stuck.
We understand that you are both seeking new information and perspectives, as well understanding, acceptance, and compassion for suffering you may have been bottling inside for months, years, or even decades. We trust our ability to listen to and customize your care, as well as making recommendations with both what we are observing, as well as trusting in your intuition and insight of what steps would be most helpful for your progress toward your most important aims. It is a joint journey that is fulfilling and meaningful for both listener and the sharer. We will for your success!