Cheryl Kelstrom-Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples, adolescent, child play therapy, and family therapy. She is formally trained in Substance Abuse Treatment and currently has completed formal training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In her experience with DBT she has found that this treatment works extremely well with Bipolar, PTSD, major depression and generalized anxiety as well as Borderline Personality clients. At this time she maintains a full case load and facilitates four DBT groups per week. One group is for ages 14 to 18 years old. With over 14 years experience in the mental health field she works well with all ages, gender and background of clients. She is a graduate of the University Of Utah School Of Social Work. She is currently a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients in Riverdale, Utah.
Cheryl has presented at local conferences and speaks to general audiences on the topics of substance abuse and other addictions, family relationships, and couples therapy. Cheryl is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support, validate clients, and express practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Education-2001 University of Utah-Master of Social Work (MSW), 1997 Weber State University -Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), 1996 University of Phoenix-Bachelor of Arts Business Management
License-1997 Social Service Worker, 2003 Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certifications & Awards -2001 Honorable Mention in Governor's Silver Bowl Award, 2001 Candidate for Social Worker Practicum Award, University of Utah, 2003 Mattie Watts Harris-Social Worker Award
Additional Training-Child Play Therapy, Substance Abuse Addiction, formally trained Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Professional Activities and Memberships: National Association of Social Workers, Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychologists, National Association of Professional Business Women and facilitator for marriage and family classes in her church setting.
To set your first appointment with Cheryl, please click here. Type Cheryl's name and select Cheryl Kelstrom-Smith from the drop down menu. Click "Register as a new Patient/Client". Please complete the information page as well as the "Biographical" form. From there you will have the option to bring up Cheryl's calendar and schedule your first appointment. Should you encounter any difficulties or need further instruction, please contact Angie at 801-475-0402.