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How to Stop Video Game Addiction


Does your teen spend hours locked in a video game?

World of Warcraft, Xbox – they really do spend hours just glued to the TV or phone.

Click on the link above to see what Clair Mellenthin, LCSW – Child & Family therapist, has to say about how to get your teen out of virtual reality, and to enjoy actual reality.


13 Reasons Why – How to Talk to Your Teen

13 Reasons Why

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW & Melanie Davis, CMHC visiting KUTV Fresh Living to discuss the show 13 Reasons Why.  Click on link below to see what they had to say! Web Site Link:


Spring Cleaning your Family Time

Click on the link below to see what Clair Mellenthin, LCSW has to share about Spring Cleaning your Family Time! Web Site Link:


Raising Resilient Kids

APT Play Therapy Training

Click on the link below to see what Clair Mellenthin, LCSW has to say about raising resilient kids.


Clair Mellenthin LLC: Rise in Depression in Preschoolers


Clair Mellenthin visited Fresh Living to talk about depression in preschool age children.

Click the link below to see what Clair has to say!



Back-to-School Jitters: Tips for Parents


The Back To School Jitters

For many parents, the beginning of the school year not only brings a sigh of relief, but also a feeling of panic with the emergence of the endless school supply lists, homework, and trying to get not just to bed on time but to school! For many children and teens however, the first few weeks of school are not just a struggle because they are mourning the lazy days of summer.  Many kids experience anxiety and really struggle adjusting, especially if it is one of the “firsts” – 1st grade, the start of junior high, high school, and the senior year.  These are major milestones as well as rites of passage for kids growing up into adulthood, with many hurdles and the unknown of what to expect.  Click on the link below to watch this segment for tips for parents on how to move through these first few weeks smoothly as we calm the Back To School Jitters.


This Week At WFT 4/7/14


 Christine Holding presenting at The 2014 Generations Conference

Monday, April 7th, 2:30 pm

Christine Holding, AMFT will join Jack Boden, CMHC at the 2014 Generations Conference. Presentations topics include Emotionally Focused Therapy and Lifespan Integration. This is a conference for mental health professionals.


Victory Over Bedtime Battles: Clair Mellenthin on Fresh Living

Clair appeared on KUTV’s Fresh Living to offer her tips for winning the bedtime battle. As parents, we have all had our kids up and out of bed repeatedly with any excuse to avoid going to sleep. Clair recommends four things that can help calm your evening schedule.

Watch Clair’s segment.


This Week at WFT 3/10/14



Clair Mellenthin, LCSW on KUTV Fresh Living

Monday, March 20, 1 pm

Clair joins KUTV Fresh Living to discuss How To Talk to Grieving Parents. Learn what you should and shouldn’t be saying to parents who have lost a child.

6 Week Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop Davis County

Monday, March 10, 6 pm

Developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, and based on her book “Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations For A Lifetime Of Love” this couples workshop is based on the most effective and successful couples therapy ever developed. Learn what your spouse really needs from you and how to defeat the cycle of distance between you to create the relationship of your dreams!
Register for our upcoming Hold Me Tight Weekend Workshop on April 25th & 26th!

Julie Hanks, LCSW on Studio 5

Wednesday, March 12, 1 pm

Julie appears on Studio 5 to teach you How to Set Boundaries with Difficult people. Tune in for Julie’s tips on keeping your boundaries with someone who may consistently try pushing them.

K.I.D.S Social Skills Group

Friday, March 7, 5 pm

Designed for school-aged children, this group will provide opportunities to learn how to navigate of social situations and understand what it means to be a friend. Through activities and skill building group members will practice building healthy relationships.
Register your child for the KIDS group!

Julie Hanks, LCSW Speaking at the Women in Leadership Scholarship Conference

Saturday, March 15, 12:30 pm

Julie Hanks will provide the luncheon address to Utah County high school, senior girls sharing with them to celebrate the theme “Your Voice Can Make A Difference.” This is a private event held by Women in Leadership.

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This Week at Wasatch Family Therapy 2/24/14


Clair Mellenthin, LCSW on KUTV Fresh Living

Monday, February 24, 1 pm

Clair Mellenthin joins Fresh Living to discuss “Stopping the Mommy Wars!”