Dori Pye, CMHC
DSP Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Adults, Adolescents and Children (age 10+): Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, DBT, Eating Disorders, EMDR, Grief/Loss, Marriage/Couples, PTSD, Women’s Issues; Mental Health Management Consulting/Staff Training & Development
Dori earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and French from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She followed a Pre-Med curriculum as an undergraduate and was fortunate to have been able to spend her junior year studying abroad in France and elsewhere in Europe. Deciding not to go to Medical School, she earned a master’s degree in educational psychology from Texas A&M University. She later added coursework in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University.
Dori began working in the mental health field early on with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia, and with adolescents, helping to administer a token economy program. She has worked in various facilities in Colorado, Texas, Idaho, and Utah including state hospitals, state schools, community mental health settings, residential treatment centers, and outpatient settings. She worked for LDS Family Services in the Birth Parent/Adoption Program, taught Human Development and Families in Crisis at Utah State University, and worked with boys with intellectual disabilities at The Children’s Center in Pocatello. She has most recently worked with girls and women with eating disorders at Avalon Hills Residential Eating Disorders Program where she was a primary therapist and the DBT therapist.
Dori specializes in working with adolescents and adults facing challenges with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, emotion regulation, marriage relationships, trauma, ADHD, OCD, and PTSD. Having been a military spouse and experienced a deployment she would also very much like to work with military families, especially service personnel who are women, in the area of readjustment counseling.
Dori has 3 daughters, 1 son, and a loveable Rottweiller named Banksy who thinks he’s one of the kids. She enjoys singing, hiking, skiing, canoeing/kayaking, mountain biking, and scrapbooking.
Dori accepts self pay and clergy-assisted payment, along with the following insurances: • Aetna • Blue Cross Blue Shield • DMBA out of network • Health Utah • PEHP • Select Health (Care, Choice, Med plans) • WISE Network
I strongly believe in the facet of the human spirit which is indomitable. This quality traverses culture and ethnicity, and so often plays a major role in recovery. The concept of radical acceptance invites individuals to embrace a regret of the past and fear of the future as part of the human experience while discovering what they truly value as they achieve treatment goals working toward sustainable mental health.
My treatment approach is multi-dimensional with a strong emphasis in behavioral approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). I also borrow from Gestalt Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.
As individuals learn to become more aware, gain insight, and accept the fear that accompanies risk, the journey towards healing and health is a remarkable one to witness, and for me, is the true pay off as a therapist. Vincent Van Gogh said, “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” The commitment to a path of healing takes incredible courage, and oftentimes the gifts received are wisdom, confidence, esteem, and grace among many others. As Mary Anne Radmacher mused, “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”