If you need immediate help, please contact one of the following hotlines, crisis centers, call 911, or go directly to your nearest hospital emergency room.

Women in Jeopardy YWCA National Domestic Violence Utah Domestic Violence Utah Rape Recovery Center Utah AIDS Foundation Valley Mental Health National Suicide Prevention The Guild

Kara S. Posner, L.P.C.

SLC Counseling

[email protected]


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Emergency Contacts

Women in Jeopardy YWCA (24 hours) 801.537.8600

National Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours) 800.799.SAFE (7233)

Utah Domestic Violence Link Line (24 hours) 800.897.LINK (5465)

Utah Rape Recovery Center Crisis Line (24 hours) 801.467.7273

Valley Mental Health Crisis Line (24 hours) 801.261.1442

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24 hours) 800.273.TALK

The buttons with the names of organizations below lead to that organization's website.

Local and Reference Websites


The Guild - The LGBTQ Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild of Utah.  The website is a rich resource for the LGBTQ Salt Lake Community. I am a member and welcome any questions.


Utah AIDS Foundation - does invaluable work in and for the community.  Free AIDS and reduced STI testing are just the start of the services Utah AIDS provides. - Dr. Krisitin Neff's website on her research into our most important psychological resource.  Good exercises, videos and reading.  - a good, plain language place to start if you are curious about psychological terms, methods and theories. - another good reference  for psychiatry and psychology terms and definitions. Medline Plus

Kara S. Posner, CMHC

SLC Counseling

[email protected]




Ted Talk - Must see

Dr. N. Lee Smith discusses the physiology of fear and anxiety


Dr. Kristin Neff discusses self compassion


Good jumping off point for discussion on couples communication

Ted Talk - Self Compassion It's Not About the Nail Self Compassion