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The Purpose of Counseling is

To Set People Free. 

I offer in-office, teletherapy through video and/or phone sessions.

I am provider for DMBA, BCBS, University of Utah, PEHP
SelectChoice, SelectCare, SelectMed, SelectValue**

**I am not in-network with every plan. Clients must verify with insurance**

  • Over 20 years of experience in the mental health profession

  • Passionate about guiding people to freedom, healing and helping them live happier and more fulfilling lives

  • Specializes in treating children and teen issues

  • Has energy, is balanced, thoughtful and creative

  • MSW Degree from BYU-Provo

  • BSW from BYU-Hawaii

  • Clinician at Utah Boys Ranch

  • Clinician and supervisor LDS-FS

  • Lead BH Case Manager Aetna Inc

  • Director of Patient Engagement Abilto Inc

  • Manager Newlife Counseling PLLC


I teach, guide and counsel on tested principles that will improve self-knowledge and understanding which lead to changing behaviors. If you have mental, emotional & behavioral problems I have tools to help you. Many of my clients have experienced  freedom, empowerment and have rejoiced in changing their lives because of the knowledge they have learned for themselves. I believe counseling is more than sharing stats, giving advice and assigning home-work. To counsel is to communicate intelligence in order to connect and balance the brain, body and behavior. It helps to overcome confusion, increase understanding, and inspire motivation to act. My guidance is a product of years of experience, studies and creativity. The guidance will be personalized to your needs. You will learn to see, understand and overcome self-defeating mindsets, feelings, behaviors and relationships. As painful as it may be to process your problems in counseling, many of my clients have considered their experiences with me as one of the most gratifying. Applying the guiding tools will help you get the understanding, connection, fulfillment and freedom you have been seeking. Lets change the world by first changing your world!

Ed Vaka'uta

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pornography
  • Marital or Relationship Issues
  • Addiction
  • ODD
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Child and Teenage Issues
  • Parent-child Issues
  • OCD
  • PTSD
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