Emilee Trias



I love C.S. Lewis’s quote, “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start from where you are and change the ending.” In life when we are faced with hardships or an unpleasant obstacle it can create frustration and negative thoughts that make us feel stuck or stagnant in life. I love helping individuals find purpose and hope by focusing on the present and what we have control over. I have a deep passion for helping individuals navigate life’s challenges. I meet my clients where they are and provide a safe and supportive environment where they can explore their thoughts and emotions.

Some therapeutic approaches I explore with clients are; client-centered, rational emotive behavior therapy, CBT, DBT, ACT, play therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Internal Family Systems. I am continuously learning and applying my knowledge in sessions. I am up for challenges and open to trying different approaches when an individual needs a new direction.

I consider myself a dreamer, and in Walt Disney’s words, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”, and with those words–I did just that! I went to school later in life to get a secondary education and achieve my dream of helping individuals through rough times. I completed my undergraduate studies at Utah State University, earning a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in mental health advocacy. I am currently in my internship as a CMHC intern at Sunrise Mental Health Services while enrolled in a dual master’s program through Rocky Mountain University. Upon graduating, I will be an associate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) and receive a Master of Education (M. Ed.) in school counseling.

I’ve been married for 20 years and have four children who have given me life. I love being with them. I also have four adorable grandbabies who remind me of the simple pleasures. I love spending time with my family, and I value healthy relationships. I understand the importance of healthy relationships in my life and from a clinical standpoint. When we approach others with curiosity, not criticism, we open the door to a person’s story; it becomes a painting we can see, feel, and touch. We become compassionate and understanding. This theory applies to our external relationships but is also the foundation for a better relationship with our inner self.

I grew up in southern California, so it’s no surprise that I love summer, seashells, and endless sunshine. The beach calms my soul, and if there’s sand in my toes, I’m at home. I’ve lived in Utah for almost 20 years and have found a love for the mountains and desert, too. If I’m not in nature, you’ll find me at the happiest place on earth, Disneyland. Churros, cotton candy, and a train ride around the park are in my DNA.

Emilee Trias CMHCI