Rita Edmonds, LCSW

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I have to write a review after reading the 1 star review. They clearly didn't stick with therapy and may still need it. I only worked with Rita Edmonds and found our time together to be life changing. She taught me communication skills which greatly improved my marriage and family relationship as well as my interactions with people on a day to day basis. She taught me how to show better respect for others which in return gave me more respect for myself.

I was dealing also with a specific instance of sexual abuse from when I was a teenager that she helped me work through. It was one of the most difficult processes I have had to go through in my life, and as you would respect, also one of the most rewarding. She helped me to understand that when someones behavior negatively impacts us directly, it is usually the result of how someone else's behavior impacted that person etc. There is a bigger picture to everything.

I first met with Rita about 5 years ago, and only met with her for 6 months before I felt like what I set out to accomplish by going to therapy had been accomplished. about a year and a half after I had finished my visits with her, a very close friend of my was murdered by her husband. Rita saw in a newspaper article about this woman that I was a friend of hers and she called me to check on me and see how I was doing. I did not even know that she would remember me, but not only did she remember me, I learned that Rita invests herself in her patients and truly does care about them and their success in life. She is a therapist because she loves to help people.

One last thing that I remember and loved about Rita is that she would sometimes refer to her imperfections to let you know that she wasn't perfect either. Rather she had learned the tools to helping people improve their lives and was going to do her best to send you out her door on a better path than when you had first walked in.

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I have to write a review after reading the 1 star review. They clearly didn't stick with therapy and may still need it. I only worked with Rita Edmonds and found our time together to be life changing. She taught me communication skills which greatly improved my marriage and family relationship as well as my interactions with people on a day to day basis. She taught me how to show better respect for others which in return gave me more respect for myself.

I was dealing also with a specific instance of sexual abuse from when I was a teenager that she helped me work through. It was one of the most difficult processes I have had to go through in my life, and as you would respect, also one of the most rewarding. She helped me to understand that when someones behavior negatively impacts us directly, it is usually the result of how someone else's behavior impacted that person etc. There is a bigger picture to everything.

I first met with Rita about 5 years ago, and only met with her for 6 months before I felt like what I set out to accomplish by going to therapy had been accomplished. about a year and a half after I had finished my visits with her, a very close friend of my was murdered by her husband. Rita saw in a newspaper article about this woman that I was a friend of hers and she called me to check on me and see how I was doing. I did not even know that she would remember me, but not only did she remember me, I learned that Rita invests herself in her patients and truly does care about them and their success in life. She is a therapist because she loves to help people.

One last thing that I remember and loved about Rita is that she would sometimes refer to her imperfections to let you know that she wasn't perfect either. Rather she had learned the tools to helping people improve their lives and was going to do her best to send you out her door on a better path than when you had first walked in.

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I think page is a wonderful therapist. I always felt very peaceful in her office, and I feel like we always got right to the point. She helped me not be afraid to talk about my worst fears, and helped me to see that things are never as bad as I think they are. She also helped me to see that some things that I didn't think are important really are, and I'm grateful for that. She is very open and will listen to anything you have to say, and appreciates everything about a person. I was very grateful to have her as a therapist and would recommend her to anyone.

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I think page is a wonderful therapist. I always felt very peaceful in her office, and I feel like we always got right to the point. She helped me not be afraid to talk about my worst fears, and helped me to see that things are never as bad as I think they are. She also helped me to see that some things that I didn't think are important really are, and I'm grateful for that. She is very open and will listen to anything you have to say, and appreciates everything about a person. I was very grateful to have her as a therapist and would recommend her to anyone.

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Dr. Edmonds is great. One thing I like about her is that if you go for couples counseling, she doesn't take sides. She makes both people feel heard and validated, but she also doesn't sugar-coat something that should be changed. I haven't gone to see her a lot, but when I/we have, I/we always leave with a feeling of hope and of real specifics of what I/we need to do to make things better.

(Also, the other therapist who works in her office, Dr. Killpack, is really good too. I had a very odd phobia and she figured it out in about 3 visits and set me on a path to getting over it.)

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Dr. Edmonds is great. One thing I like about her is that if you go for couples counseling, she doesn't take sides. She makes both people feel heard and validated, but she also doesn't sugar-coat something that should be changed. I haven't gone to see her a lot, but when I/we have, I/we always leave with a feeling of hope and of real specifics of what I/we need to do to make things better.

(Also, the other therapist who works in her office, Dr. Killpack, is really good too. I had a very odd phobia and she figured it out in about 3 visits and set me on a path to getting over it.)

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I'm saddened to say I know the person who wrote this negative review below because I was the one who referred him to go to Aspen Therapy. My wife and I encouraged my friend and his wife to go to Aspen Therapy because of our experience with Dr. Rita Edmonds 5 years earlier. Our friends, this couple, were going through a similar situation.

It was not easy for my wife and I to go the first few times. I understand that it was embarassing for my friend. I was immature. I viewed therapy as an outward manifestation of failure but ultimately my marriage was more important than my pride. We worked through it. I'm so glad I kept going. I now see that my willingness to go to therapy was anything but a failure. My wife and I are closer than ever before and I am a better father and provider. Dr. Edmonds was a source of strength, wisdom, and support in a crucial point in our lives. I was truly saddened (but not surprised) to observe my friends' reaction to the same opportunity.

Therapy taught me the value of being accountable for my actions and this helped me change. It was so hard for someone as arrogant as I was (although I didn't view myself as such) to change or to admit fault. It's also true that not everyone can save their marriage alone just because their therapist is great - it takes both of the marriage partners. Dr. Edmonds' approach was so understanding and respectful that even the most embarrassing issues seemed to be manageable. Difficult...but manageable. I didn't view my wife or myself the same way because of the way we were treated in the sessions. I could see my wife remembering the good me as well. That made it easy to put our guards down and start to communicate again. With each session I regained a little more dignity and self-respect.

I don't regret referring my friend to Dr. Edmonds (or Aspen Therapy) even though he rejected it because I would referr anyone. He's still my friend and I hope he comes around but at the present he is suffering all the consequences you might expect - alone. Almost everyone he interacts with seems to be the recipient of this similar treatment. I want to apologize to the good folks at Aspen Therapy even though I only referred the gentleman. I know this stuff comes with the territory and probably doesn't affect them the way it did me when I read it.

To anyone who doesn't want to settle for a cowardly, anonymous review but would rather hear from someone who's been in a similar situation and is willing to share their experience openly please feel free to email me personally at floyd732001@yahoo.com. Or I will speak by phone if necessary and basically say the same thing in person: Marriage therapy is one of the most difficult but valuable decisions I ever made. By fate or luck Dr. Rita Edmonds at Aspen Therapy in Provo Utah was where my wife and I went.

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★★★★★

I'm saddened to say I know the person who wrote this negative review below because I was the one who referred him to go to Aspen Therapy. My wife and I encouraged my friend and his wife to go to Aspen Therapy because of our experience with Dr. Rita Edmonds 5 years earlier. Our friends, this couple, were going through a similar situation.

It was not easy for my wife and I to go the first few times. I understand that it was embarassing for my friend. I was immature. I viewed therapy as an outward manifestation of failure but ultimately my marriage was more important than my pride. We worked through it. I'm so glad I kept going. I now see that my willingness to go to therapy was anything but a failure. My wife and I are closer than ever before and I am a better father and provider. Dr. Edmonds was a source of strength, wisdom, and support in a crucial point in our lives. I was truly saddened (but not surprised) to observe my friends' reaction to the same opportunity.

Therapy taught me the value of being accountable for my actions and this helped me change. It was so hard for someone as arrogant as I was (although I didn't view myself as such) to change or to admit fault. It's also true that not everyone can save their marriage alone just because their therapist is great - it takes both of the marriage partners. Dr. Edmonds' approach was so understanding and respectful that even the most embarrassing issues seemed to be manageable. Difficult...but manageable. I didn't view my wife or myself the same way because of the way we were treated in the sessions. I could see my wife remembering the good me as well. That made it easy to put our guards down and start to communicate again. With each session I regained a little more dignity and self-respect.

I don't regret referring my friend to Dr. Edmonds (or Aspen Therapy) even though he rejected it because I would referr anyone. He's still my friend and I hope he comes around but at the present he is suffering all the consequences you might expect - alone. Almost everyone he interacts with seems to be the recipient of this similar treatment. I want to apologize to the good folks at Aspen Therapy even though I only referred the gentleman. I know this stuff comes with the territory and probably doesn't affect them the way it did me when I read it.

To anyone who doesn't want to settle for a cowardly, anonymous review but would rather hear from someone who's been in a similar situation and is willing to share their experience openly please feel free to email me personally at floyd732001@yahoo.com. Or I will speak by phone if necessary and basically say the same thing in person: Marriage therapy is one of the most difficult but valuable decisions I ever made. By fate or luck Dr. Rita Edmonds at Aspen Therapy in Provo Utah was where my wife and I went.

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Treatment was given with a "better than you" attitude, therapists were unkind, and anxiety-inducing. Therapist got upset at me for having to bring my infant once. I missed an appt, and was charged for 2 missed appts. My letters trying to come to an understanding and agreement have been ignored, and Aspen Therapy has been a huge source of my anxiety! Forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't therapy supposed to HELP, not make it worse? HORRIBLE reception, even worse therapists. Stay away.

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Treatment was given with a "better than you" attitude, therapists were unkind, and anxiety-inducing. Therapist got upset at me for having to bring my infant once. I missed an appt, and was charged for 2 missed appts. My letters trying to come to an understanding and agreement have been ignored, and Aspen Therapy has been a huge source of my anxiety! Forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't therapy supposed to HELP, not make it worse? HORRIBLE reception, even worse therapists. Stay away.

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