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RelationTIPS Newsletter "New Year - New You" Issue
January 2010

Happy New Year! 2011 has arrived and with it resolutions and changes. We want to share our new website with you, help you make resolutions count, improve your relationships with yourself and offer some parenting tools. Get tips for how to handle the call from the teacher and taming the grocery store tantrum. Also, to help you with your marriage we're offering Hold Me Tight Couples Workshops.

Julie Hanks, LCSW
Owner/Clinical Director
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WasatchFamilyTherapy.com Has A New Look!
Wasatch Family Therapy CounselingWe're excited about our new website and how it will not only better represent our practice, but be a more valuable resource for you and your family! We've added many new features including:
  • a new blog that will be updated regularly
  • an "ask-a-therapist" form to submit your questions
  • calendar of groups, classes, & media events
  • links to easily share pages on Facebook & Twitter
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Making New Year's Resolutions Count
Haylee Heyn
Haylee Heyn, MFT Intern
by Haylee Heyn, MFT Intern

Most new years usually start the same. We are bright and hopeful as we set new goals for ourselves. However, if you are like me, the motivation and excitement for these resolutions that came with the new year seem to fade after the first week; and then as time goes by the resolutions you were so excited about become a burden.  So, how can we make our resolutions count this year? Here are some ideas on how to keep those resolutions at the top of your list, and make them last to the end of the year. 

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Tips To Find Yourself In Your Own Back Yard

Julie Hanks on Studio 5
Julie Hanks LCSW on Studio 5

Taking a year out of your life and traveling the world to rediscover yourself, like Elizabeth Gilbert in her best-selling memoir turned blockbuster movie Eat Pray Love, is hardly realistic for me and for most women I know. Yet, there is something about Liz's quest to reconnect with herself and to rediscover her passion for life that resonates with millions of moviegoers. I believe its possible to continue the journey of personal development while remaining committed to family relationships, and without traveling to exotic destinations.


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What To Do When The Teacher Calls
Julie Hanks LCSW on KSL TV's Studio 5

Julie Hanks TVYour child is having problems finishing schoolwork or paying attention at school. You wonder "is it ADHD"? Parents have a variety of responses when the teacher calls to express concern about their child's school performance or behavior. You may wonder if you've "failed" as a parent. You may feel sadness for your child's struggle. You may want to dismiss the teacher's concerns. Here is a step-by-step plan to help you support your child, to find answers, and to find solutions to your child's attention difficulties. You are your child's best advocate!


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Calming Or Avoiding The Meltdown

 Julie Hanks, Salt Lake Family Counseling Examiner

Crying baby
What parent hasn't experienced the dreaded scene of their young child screaming at the top of her lungs in a crowded grocery store after you have said "no" to a toy, candy bar, box of cereal, or a _______(you fill in the blank)?
timeforselfNEW YEAR - NEW YOU

How's Your Relationship With...YOU?
Healthy Utah

Relationships come and go, but the thing that remains the same is you
Julie Hanks, LCSW's gives tips in the article "The Power Of You" in this month's issue of Healthy Utah Magazine.

"So often we are with other people or distracted by technology that we don't spend time with ourselves"

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We Want to Know Why You Choose Wasatch!  Wasatch Family Therapy Feedback

We're adding a "Testimonials" section to our new website. If you're a current or past client and are willing to share some comments about your therapist please send your comments HERE. Your name will NOT be used.

You will be entered to win a $25 credit toward any Wasatch Family Therapy service.

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HMTHold Me Tight 8 week couples class starts March 2, 2011
Reserve your spot today! Class runs every Wednesday for 8 weeks from 6-8 pm. Only $450.00 per couple. Based on THE most effective form of couples therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Past participants have said, "We now have the relationship we've both longed for, and the skills to maintain it!"

Register now

Positive Parenting Through Divorce

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW presents a one hour class to help parents who are separated or divorcing manage the challenges of co-parenting during this difficult transition.

February 23rd, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Cost: $50 per person


Register now


25 Min Consult with Jill Zuniga, APC  money

Wondering if your child could use someone to talk to or benefit from therapy. Jill Zuniga, APC is offering free 25 min parent consultations for young children and adolescents. 

Call 801-944-4555 or
EMAIL to schedule your free consultation.
We hope you've enjoyed this edition of WFT RelationTIPS. Watch for February's Love and Relationships issue.


Julie A. Hanks, LCSW
Wasatch Family Therapy, LLC