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Lea Frances-Poll, CMHC

For the record: I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor currently practicing psychotherapy in the state of Utah.  I work with youth and families in outpatient and inpatient settings.  I facilitate parenting classes for parents who desire to achieve the kind of conscious parenting that produces adults who look for opportunities to share compassion for others in their daily lives.  I am a certified Prime for Life instructor.  Prime for Life is a 16 hour experience that teaches the value of choices that will protect the things we value.  I am the author of Linen a metaphor of codependency.

The story behind the scenes:  I have spent my professional life observing, and personal life experiencing, both ultimate joy and the indelible pain that comes from growth. I am passionate about empowering courageous women to become able to create improved lives for themselves and their children.  I am deeply committed to assist in the enrichment of life for those whose valor, in other words “sand”, inspires hope for a better tomorrow.

Lea Frances-Poll counselor at Therapy Associates in St. George, Utah

Through subsequent conversations, I have learned that my son believes that “sand” is more than fortitude.  The concept of “sand” includes courage, resiliency, tenacity, determination, and growth.  As he and I and his siblings had shared the experiences of his childhood, he had realized that good times weren’t always good and that bad times were rarely bad.  Along with me, the mom, he and his brothers and sister have learned to truly value every life experience.

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