Finding the right provider is an important and personal decision. After learning more about the SLRC’s services, new referrals start by scheduling a free consult with Dr. Greenwell to ask any additional questions before scheduling an intake.
WHY I CREATED THE SLRC:
At some point in our lives, many of us face co-occurring physical and psychological challenges (e.g. Anxiety, PTSD, GI complaints, Autoimmune conditions, Depression, Cancer, Chronic Pain), and yet the systems for getting care are rarely integrated. This can make treatment more costly, difficult to complete, and ultimately less effective. As a healthcare provider and family member, it was painful to watch loved ones struggle to navigate a complex, often frustrating medical setting where despite their efforts, they felt like a number lost in the system. These experiences solidified my commitment to providing high-quality, collaborative treatment that addresses health challenges in tandem while prioritizing the client’s unique goals and values.
I’ve been fascinated by understanding and integrating diverse perspectives and philosophies from the beginning as a daughter of a Mexican mother and Kentucky-born father. Studying ethics and psychology gave me a framework to do it.
Professionally, I began my learning at the University of Washington-Seattle, researching behavioral interventions for severe, complex, and treatment-resistant psychological conditions under Dr. Marsha Linehan. Afterward, I completed my doctorate at the University of California, researching cultural variations in trauma and stress response. I trained in Boston at the National Center for PTSD, and in 2008 moved to Utah to serve as a PTSD and Integrated Care Psychologist and Ethics Consultant at the VA SLC Hospital. Following that, I served as Clinical Director at a local mental health outpatient center where I saw the need to learn more about the role of physical health in recovery. I continued my training at the Mayo Clinic focusing on health and wellness. I enjoy conducting professional trainings in resiliency and consulting with healthcare providers on behavior change and healthcare ethics. I teach and hold academic appointments at the University of Utah in the Educational and Clinical Psychology Departments.
HOW I WORK:
With an anticipated re-opening in May 2021, the SLRC is co-located with a group of healthcare providers to offer multidisciplinary, collaborative care. I also often coordinate with the client’s existing treatment providers.
In the room, I adopt a direct, practical, and non-judgmental stance towards addressing the many demands of our modern-day lives. An open and collaborative relationship is essential where my clients can feel both challenged to move towards their goals and where their life experience is deeply valued. Research demonstrates that creating a clear plan, tracking progress, and adjusting from feedback are also key to progress. I believe wholeheartedly in our inherent capacity for resilience. I have incorporated Spanish into my work with my bilingual clients, but am unable to offer monolingual care in Spanish at this point. I also have worked to build bridges with fellow healthcare providers across a range of specialties (e.g. physicians, dietitians, acupuncturists, massage therapists, etc.) to support clients in accessing the appropriate type of care for their needs.
Areas of specialization:
- The impact of chronic trauma and stress exposure on the body
- Perfectionism and over-control
- Moving through grief and loss
- Managing chronic illness/Autoimmune Disorders
- Coping with Life Transitions (e.g. Medical Illness, Divorce)
- Managing complex work demands
- Health behavior change (e.g., smoking cessation, exercise, eating and weight concerns)
TYPES OF TREATMENT
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
- Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
- Exposure Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (I & II)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Health and Wellness Coaching
Margaret Dale, Client Care Coordinator
Margaret graduated from Lawrence Technological University with a B.S. in Architecture. She loves the creative process and finds ways to integrate her “architecture brain” into her work at The Salt Lake Resilience Co. From assisting with the referral and intake process, to helping with billing and records needs, Margaret strives to make the client’s experience at The SLRC easy and seamless. She believes strongly in the importance of people’s stories and the resilience of the human spirit.
In her free time, Margaret loves to be outdoors – hiking, mountain biking, gardening and tending to her chickens, ducks and bees. Margaret lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband and three sons.