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We have a waitlist due to a high-demand for services. You may call 435-654-4037 or email for more information.

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.

Some of our services include:

Family & Child Services

Anxiety & Depression

Crisis Management

Psychological Evaluations

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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
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.

Christopher Tappel, M.Psy. (starting August 2023)
Christopher Tappel, M.Psy. (starting August 2023)
Christopher Tappel is joining Solstice Counseling & Wellness in the summer of 2023.

Christopher is joining Solstice Counseling and Wellness in August of 2023 as a clinical intern in his final year of training for a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology at Divine Mercy University in Sterling, VA. Christopher has 4 years of clinical experience working in various clinical settings in Virginia and Washington, D.C., including private practice, community mental health, and schools, providing therapy and psychological assessment. His current dissertation research is studying the treatment and interfacing of shame and trauma in the body.

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