Tana Frey

Therapist, CMHC

Tana Frey - Therapist, CMHC

Tany has been working in the adolescent treatment industry since 2004 in a variety of settings, including wilderness therapy, residential treatment, transitional boarding schools, intensive outpatient therapy and private practice. Her years working as a field instructor in a wilderness therapy program introduced Frey to many experiences she incorporates into therapy. Frey received her bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University, where she majored in psychology and minored in outdoor recreation. She received her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2013. Frey’s experiences including working with youth and their families struggling with substance use, oppositional defiance, trauma, sexual abuse and sexual dependency, and processing dependencies. She utilizes an eclectic model in her therapy sessions and seeks to work with her clients in ways that make sense to them. Frey also enjoys more experiential methods of treatment and will typically be found using art, music, creating, and play as a tool in her therapy sessions.

Frey has a deep love and passion for the outdoors and the power of the wilderness in accompanying healing. She finds as much enjoyment in reading as she does in spending time with her husband, son and dog outside in the beautiful Southern Utah desert.

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