Merri L. Seegrist


Work Experience:

Utah Valley University- Emergency Services Faculty
South Jordan Fire Department- Firefighter/Paramedic
Leeds Fire District- Firefighter/Paramedic
Hurricane Fire District- Firefighter/Paramedic
Saint George Regional Hospital- Emergency Department
Utah Technical University- Emergency Services Instructor
Mohave Community College- Paramedic Program Director
EMT Utah- Course Coordinator/Instructor
CPR Certs for Life- Owner/CEO


LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) Master’s degree in Social Work
Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies
Nationally certified Paramedic and Paramedic Instructor
Certified Strengthening Families instructor
Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT therapy), Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
Member of PSI Utah, Specializing in Perinatal Mood Disorders
Certified in Gottman Level 1
Trained in Internal Family Systems Theory (IFS), Trauma work with First-responders (Police, Fire, EMS), Religious Trauma.

Counseling Focus:

Anxiety and Depression, Trauma, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Emotional Regulation, Mood Disorders, Addiction
Relationship Distress, Life after Divorce, Religious Trauma, Faith Realignment
Grief and Loss, Infant Loss, and Infertility
First-responders (Police, Fire, EMS)
Attachment Issues, Codependency, Trauma-bonding,
Individuals, Couples, and Families, Blended Families, Marriage, LQBTQ+