Cecilie Ott, LMFT
I love what I do! I spend my days being a part of an amazing journey. Some days are filled with tears and anguish but there are many others with laughter and learning and growth. The human spirit is amazing and resilient and I consider it a privilege to be invited into the life of each of my client’s. I know it can be intimidating to walk into the office of a stranger with the intent to share the most personal details of your life. I respect that, and I know that it is my job to earn your trust.
So, a little about me… I grew up in a small town of Northern California and lived there until I left for college. I earned my Bachelor Degree in Psychology and my Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy. Early in my career I worked specifically in the field of addiction, and I believe those early experiences helped build a foundation I carry into therapy today. Quite often when we form addictive behaviors, it isn’t about the drug, food, or sex, but more about our need to alter how we are feeling in the moment. Therapy is a powerful tool to help you address the pain rather than resorting to numbing or escaping it.
Therapy can help teach effective life skills, but even greater, therapy can help you heal. Sometimes we need to heal from hurts or betrayals that occurred in our childhood, while for some it may be addressing more recent injuries or loss. Truly healing can rid us of many symptoms such as depression and anxiety.
My husband and I have been married over 25 years and we have 3 sons and 1 daughter. They have been some of my greatest teachers and continue to show me what is most important in life. We have enjoyed living in St. George, Utah for over a decade and I believe I am a lizard at heart – I love the sunshine!
Give me a call or shoot me an email. I would love to answer your questions or offer a brief phone consultation for free. If I am not the right fit for you, I will do my best to refer you to someone that is.