January 8, 2020

Yes!!! I have argued for a long time that the whole “world is getting worse” rhetoric is harmful for our mental health and for optimism and incentives in regards to problem solving. Let’s stay positive minded… while invested in solving the negatives we face as a human race. Thanks Anthony D. Miller for the great reminder: As I sit here this morning, I do so with a tremendous sense of gratitude for this past decade and optimism about the next—not… Read more

January 3, 2020

I am excited to be back in Springville, UT for the local THRIVE event! I’ll be speaking on “Mental Health Tips for the New Year” in the context of faith transitions. Open invitation for any who would like to attend! Free of charge and a safe space where ever you are at on the believing spectrum. Wednesday Jan 8th at 7pm 1460 N Main St Springville, UT- Just north of the McDonalds/Chevron on the north end of town. Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT,… Read more

December 16, 2019

My good friend Michael posted this when the LGBT+ policy reversal was announced by the church back in September. So much unnecessary pain and tragedy came from the policy to begin with. I’m glad and thankful the Church was able to auto correct. Although I wish it would follow it’s own repentance process by admitting of wrongdoing and apologizing directly. The idea that Heavenly Father gave a revelation about how to treat LGBT+ members and their family in 2015 and… Read more

December 9, 2019

I absolutely love the work John Dehlin and I have been doing for about a decade… with the past 5 years being retreat/presentation heavy… where we help people who are going through faith transitions and the people who love them. I am always so super impressed with the believing spouses, siblings and parents that I’ve seen show up at these events since John, in particular, has been deemed dangerous and “anti” and was excommunicated. I just had an ecclesiastical leader… Read more

December 4, 2019

There is still time to sign up.   Please consider coming if you can–a very generous donor to make it very affordable. People get so much value out of these events and we want to spread the healing/growth processes. St. George, Utah. Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex InfoPodcasts, is the current… Read more

December 2, 2019

Jennifer White’ s thoughts on  Symmetry Solutions blog about this local matter that was handled appropriately by students and principal alike. Hopefully we will see a day soon where any circumstance like this would seem like a foreign aberration. Today’s guest post is written by Jennifer White.   Opinions shared on guest posts may not completely reflect the positions of the blog’s author.  Jennifer White is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has been employed professionally in the mental health field… Read more

November 26, 2019

We have SUPER good news for those of you who have always wanted to attend a Mormon Stories / Faith Crisis Retreat… A generous donor has stepped forward to underwrite the event, and a few other generous folks have offered their St. George homes to us…so here’s the scoop! 1) This St. George retreat available to ANYONE who wants to attend. If you cannot afford the registration fee, you are free to pay what you can afford, and the generous… Read more

November 15, 2019

Please join me and SO many others  THIS SUNDAY November 17, 2019 at THRIVE DAY in Salt Lake City. Tickets are ONLY $15 – because we have amazing Sponsors! Get your tickets here: Read more

November 13, 2019

Sex Talk with Natasha has developed the 10 part webinar series:  Check out this preview: Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex InfoPodcasts, is the current past president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an… Read more

November 11, 2019

Thrive Day is only a few days away and it is only $15 dollars to attend. I will be there…will you?  Click here for tickets.                             Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex InfoPodcasts, is the current past president of… Read more




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