Due to concerns around COVID-19, we will continue services via Telehealth with limited in-person services (masks required). Our practice and waitlist are full at this time due to increased demand for services.
Welcome to Solstice Counseling & Wellness
At Solstice Counseling & Wellness we work with children, adolescents and adults starting at age 8. We accept most major insurance carriers and encourage you to check with your plan in advance to verify if our providers are part of your preferred network. An income-based sliding scale may also be available.
Our therapists serve clients in Wasatch and Summit counties along with neighboring communities in the Wasatch back.
Shawn Michael Miller, PhD
Shawn Michael Miller, PhD is a licensed psychologist located in Heber City, UT and owner of Solstice Counseling & Wellness. After growing up in New York, Dr. Miller moved West to explore his love of the mountains. He received his BS in Psychology from Colorado State University and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University. After relocating to Utah for his professional internship, he decided he would like to make it home due to its outdoor diversity. He joined the practice of Brian J. Taracena, PsyD in December 2011 and started Solstice Counseling & Wellness in April 2013.
Christian H. Monson, PsyD
Christian H. Monson, PsyD joined Solstice Counseling & Wellness in October 2013. He received his BS in Psychology from Utah State University and his PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Indiana State University. During the past 12 years Dr. Monson has received training and has been employed by psychologists, mental health institutions and hospitals throughout the nation. Dr. Monson spent 6 years in Indiana where trained with a renowned psychologist in an ADHD diagnostic and treatment center, as well as the privilege to assist with a NIH funded research project exploring the effects of mindfulness on eating disorders. He then moved to Pennsylvania where he worked with physicians in a large hospital. This included pre-surgical mental health evaluations and working with a well-respected forensic psychiatrist. Before coming to Heber, he founded a psychological testing clinic in Idaho.