Kami Marsh LICSW, MSW

Philosophy of Care

I believe that one of the most effective tools for success within any therapeutic relationship is cultivating a strong rapport between the therapist and the patient. This rapport develops by being honest, genuine, non-judgmental, and maintaining a sense of humor. I also believe that by meeting the patient where they are emotionally and allowing them to drive the process an environment of self-determination is created. This will encourage the patient to be invested in their treatment and without this, change and progress is unlikely to occur.

While building a strong rapport is vital to the success in therapy, our backgrounds and individual experiences are what help in shaping and forming the person we become. My goal as a clinician is to strengthen and build upon these foundations. To being successful in my practice, I believe it’s imperative to have an open mind and a willingness to learn something new from every patient’s unique background and experiences. I believe that nobody knows more about the patient than they do. I do so, first, by allowing the patient to be the expert on their own life. I work hard to treat each patient as a unique individual and use techniques, interventions, and therapy structure that are geared to address individual needs and goals for treatment. Thus creating the ability to push and challenge the patient when appropriate to help accomplish the patient’s goals. This knowledge and openness have been essential to my success, as it has allowed me to treat each patient as effectively and respectfully as possible and ultimately creates a safe therapeutic environment for the patient.

Education and Licensure

L.I.C.S.W Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, October 2018
L.C.S.W. Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, May 2017
M.S.W. Arizona State University, AZ, May 2015
B.S. in Social Work, University of Utah, UT, May 2014

Clinical Experience

My experiences as a Social Worker in the mental health field are diverse and unique. I worked for several years with youth and adolescents at the Utah Youth Village as an Associate Family Teacher. My focus was on teaching youth coping and emotion regulation skills in both a group and individual setting. I volunteered with the Pride Empathy Line of Utah for approximately five years providing emotional support and resource assistance to the LGBTQ community and their families. While completing my Criminal Justice Certificate at the University of Utah, I interned with the Salt Lake City Police Department as a Victim’s Advocate. Here I managed cases for clients from different cultural backgrounds who were victims of crime and in need of help locating emotional support, housing, financial aid, food or other assistance. I have also completed an internship with the Odyssey House in Utah. This is a substance abuse outpatient facility. There I filled a case management role as well as worked in individual and group therapy settings while assisting clients in finding resources needed to help with their new sober living. Lastly, I interned in Arizona with a trauma-focused organization, La-Frontera EMPACT. I worked with a diverse clientele providing group and individual therapy counseling for issues ranging from childhood and sexual trauma to domestic violence. Out of school, I began work at Corner Canyon Counseling to advance my knowledge in previously trained areas like PTSD, trauma, DID, and LGBTQ, while learning new skills in areas such as religious and life transitions and martial discord. Through the highly supportive environment and drive to provide our patients with the best care at Corner Canyon Counseling, I learned the best practices and techniques for the needs of my patients.

Areas of Specialty

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Dissociative Disorders & Dissociative Identity Disorder

Suicidal Ideations

Trauma & Abuse

ADHD

Anxiety

Bipolar Disorder

Adolescents Behavioral Issues

Marital/Relationship Conflict & Dysfunction

Depression

Gender Dysphoria

Grief/Bereavement & Loss

LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy

Panic Disorder

Personality Disorders

Phobias

Self Esteem

Self-Harm

Spiritual/Faith/Religious Transitions

Primary Modalities

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Traumatic Incident Reduction

Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Cohesive Framework Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Mindfulness

Problem Solving

Solution Focused Therapy

Client-Centered Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy