Welcome to Morning Light Counseling!
Morning LIght Counseling is the private practice of Carrie M. Wrigley, LCSW, located in Sandy, Utah. Carrie's 25-plus years as a counselor have given her a wealth of experience in treating a wide range of personal and relationship challenges. She loves empowering clients with skills and insights to help them become happy and self-reliant. Carrie provides a caring listening ear, as well as practical skills and resources for creating real and lasting solutions.
- Depression Recovery
- Overcoming anxiety
- Getting past grief and trauma
- Conquering an addiction
- Marriage Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Parent Training
- Communication Skills
- Health Enhancement
How Counseling Can Help
Insight & Perspective
1. Insight & Perspective
Talking through your struggles often provides fresh vision, fortifying your hope and your courage to face your challenges.
Support & Compassion
2. Support & Compassion
Your counselor will provide a caring listening ear, so you won't have to be alone anymore, as you face and overcome your struggles.
Education & Training
3. Education & Training
Your counselor will give you homework, reading materials, and other resources to expedite your learning process.
Mentoring & Accountability
4. Mentoring & Accountability
Your counselor will teach and model needed skills, and cheer you on as you progress forward in your journey.
Treatment Model: "The Diamond"
Carrie's core specialty is helping people heal from depression and other emotional challenges. This is facilitated by her use of an integrative wellness model of counseling she calls "The Diamond."
This approach blends the benefits of cognitive therapy, behavior modification, relationship counseling, and spiritual interventions designed to help clients regain wholeness and wellbeing – not to simply manage or focus on external symptoms.
Using the Diamond is an excellent way for clients to first understand, and then overcome, their emotional challenges.
To learn more about the Diamond, a good introduction is a talk Carrie recorded for BYU Education Week in 2005, entitled "Christ-Centered Healing from Depression and Low Self-Worth." This talk has aired many times on television and radio. The transcript and other resources related to the talk can be found here.
While the talk primarily addresses depression, the principles and processes it discusses can be also applied to the healing process for anxiety, addiction, abuse, and many other challenges. The talk describes the process Carrie uses in assessment and treatment. Clients wishing to meet with Carrie can be well-prepared by watching this talk, and applying its insights to their own experience. It can also be a useful resource for others seeking to help themselves and others understand and work through various emotional challenges.
for Your Healing Journey Include:
A online resource filled with articles, handouts, and other materials to expedite your progress.
Your Happiness Toolkit
Carrie's book: 16 Strategies for Overcoming Depression, and Building a Joyful, Fulfilling LIfe
Joy Cometh In the Morning
Morning Light Counseling is designed to extend light and hope in the midst of stormy, perilous times.
While much is amiss in the world, there is also much to celebrate, much to rejoice in.
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." (Psalms 30:5)