February 28, 2020

Symmetry Solutions Strategies is a 15-30 minutes Q&A/discussion session with a group of Symmetry Solutions providers. We hope to get together most Fridays on Facebook to answer questions, pass along helpful mental health information and provide ways providers at Symmetry Solutions can be of assistance. Today we are talking about “unconditional love.” Please feel free to contact us with a question you’d like answered  on the Facebook post or you’re always welcome to private message me. Be sure to “like” our… Read more

February 24, 2020

“You need to be more Christlike.” BYU professor says he’s been praying for this moment for years!!! BYU students clapped that all students will be able to date in the same way!!! Professor warns that homophobic and transphobic comments will now be reportable to the honor code office!!!!! The fact that these comments are being made in a BYU class is wonderfully shocking to me. I feel like I did when I saw the Berlin Wall coming down. Didn’t know… Read more

February 22, 2020

Affirmation is a pivotal entity in our LDS/Mormon community and has come out with their response to the handbook changes we’ve all been looking at this week. Please read this article and the President of Affirmation, Nathan Kitchen’s response. New Church handbook provides some clarity but minimizes LGBTQ identities Affirmation is unique in that we have transgender leaders who provide a critical piece of the institutional voice. As a leader at the highest levels of Affirmation, Laurie Lee Hall provides the… Read more

February 21, 2020

Regardless of how you feel about the super bowl halftime show, I feel it is important  to  think about things from different perspectives. The reality is that modesty rhetoric in our Mormon culture poses problems of inappropriate shame and responsibility for arousal. This responsibility is placed unfairly on women. And if you’re upset about “objectification”… modesty rhetoric in of itself is a form of objectification. Not to mention the many other ways we objectify people in other industries that never… Read more

February 19, 2020

Symmetry Solutions Strategies is a 15-30 minutes Q&A/discussion session with a group of Symmetry Solutions providers. We hope to get together most Fridays on Facebook to answer questions, pass along helpful mental health information and provide ways providers at Symmetry Solutions can be of assistance. You can submit questions  through a private message on Facebook. On Friday February 14th, Jenny Elledge and I  were talking about foster/adoptive kids and whether or not church is a safe place to integrate them into…. Read more

February 13, 2020

I went to Mormon church for the first time since my move to Utah… and had an uplifting experience that helped me acknowledge that in many pockets we are making strides against perfectionistic culture and towards prioritizing principles that support good mental health practice. When Rumi is quoted in an LDS sacrament meeting… you know it’s going to be a good day. This man shared some beautiful poetry acknowledging the importance of sorrow and what a poignant part of life… Read more

February 7, 2020

Symmetry Solution Strategies is a 15-30 minutes Q&A/discussion session with a group of Symmetry Solutions providers. We hope to get together most Fridays on Facebook to answer questions, pass along helpful mental health information and provide ways providers at Symmetry Solutions can be of assistance. You can submit questions  through a private message on Facebook. This week we addressed the dilemma of mixed orientation marriage. Posted by Symmetry Solutions on Friday, February 7, 2020   Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST,… Read more

January 24, 2020

Symmetry Solution Strategies is a 15-30 minutes Q&A/discussion session with a group of Symmetry Solutions providers. We hope to get together most Fridays on Facebook to answer questions, pass along helpful mental health information and provide ways providers at Symmetry Solutions can be of assistance. You can submit questions  through a private message on Facebook Today I am joined by Jenny Elledge, LMFT and Lisa Butterworth, LPC, NCC.  We answer questions about mixed faith/faith transition relationships. Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can… Read more

January 23, 2020

As far as the church’s pushback and their “concern” for religious freedom… when are we going to stop seeing it as a “right” or a “freedom” to impose mental and medical harm due to religious beliefs? They made sure this legislation excluded clergy and parents/grandparents. At the same time… these state bans are addressing mental health professionals… not clergy or parents to begin with. That’s a much more complex problem in our country – what we allow under “religious freedoms”… Read more

January 10, 2020

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