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Julie Hanks LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist 

Julie is keenly aware of the many issues facing women, couples and families today. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years experience in the mental health field, Julie is the founder and executive director of Wasatch Family Therapy, a private practice that provides effective counseling to individuals, couples, and families. She is passionate about helping women improve their personal lives, marriages, and family relationships.

She specializes in women’s emotional health and relationship issues and speaks regularly at workshops, seminars and conferences helping women find the balance between caring for themselves and their loved ones. Julie is also a featured self-improvement contributor on KSL’s TV’s top women’s lifestyle show Studio 5, was a talk show host and producer for a KJZZ TV 14′s Home Team, and is the go-to authority for many additional media outlets regarding mental health and relationship topics. Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and a master’s degree in clinical social work, and is currently a PhD Candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Schedule a Therapy Session

I am currently not accepting new psychotherapy clients in my Cottonwood Heights, UT office location. To schedule a psychotherapy, marriage or family therapy appointment with one of my trusted colleagues please call Brittney at 801.944.4555 or visit

Schedule a Coaching Session

If you’re outside of Utah, I offering 1-2 time coaching sessions for problem solving and educational purposes.  Please note that this is not considered psychotherapy and no diagnosis will be provided.

Coaching sessions are offered via phone or Skype.

To schedule a coaching session:
1) Schedule via online scheduler below. Select “mental health/relationship consultation” from the drop-down menu.
2) Pre-pay via PayPal below $200/ 50 min. session to confirm appointment

*By scheduling a session you understand that this is not a counseling/therapy/or psychotherapy session. This is an educational consultation/coaching session for problem solving and recommendations.

  • PhD Candidate, Marriage and Family Therapy, Creative Systemic Studies, University of Louisiana Monroe (2015 graduation) Dissertation: The Use of Systemic Principles to Support Creative Productivity in Mothers
  • Master of Social Work, University of Utah (1995)
  • Owner & Clinical Director of Wasatch Family Therapy, LLC
  • Adjunct Faculty, Part-Time Lecturer, University of Southern California
  • Self-Improvement Contributor on KSL TV’s Studio 5
  • Psychotherapist and Celebrity Commentator on Reelz Channel’s Celebrity Legacies & Celebrity Damage Control
  • #1 Online Influencer Making a Difference For Depression by
  • #2 Social HealthMaker for Mental Health by
  • Advisory Board Member and Expert Blogger at
  • Former TV Talk Show Host/Producer of “Home Team” on KJZZ TV 14
  • Podcast host of “You and Yours” on The Women’s Information Network
  • Writer for’s “Ask the Therapist” (click here to login and ask a question of the site)
  • Blogger for on “Private Practice Toolbox”
  • Regular blog contributor on Sharecare
  • Expert blogger for Relationships
  • Former columnist for Wasatch Woman Magazine
  • Advanced externship and core skills training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
  • Board Certified in Practice with Children Their Families (ABECSW)
  • Certified Daring Way Facilitator – Candidate
  • International Psychotherapy Institute (Associate Member)
  • Association of Mormon Counselors & Psychotherapists
  • International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • National Eating Disorder Association
  • National Association of Social Workers