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Discover Healing & Renewal

Journey with Bonanza, the haven for evidence-based EMDR therapy, where traumas and stress disorders are transformed into strengths.

Every story holds challenges. Let us help you turn yours into a testament of resilience and growth. Your path to a brighter tomorrow starts here. Schedule your free 15-minute consultation today.

What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a powerful therapeutic technique developed to aid individuals in processing traumatic memories and adverse life experiences. At its core, EMDR is designed to help clients integrate and understand these memories, ultimately reducing their emotional charge.

How Does It Work?

EMDR utilizes structured eight-phase therapy involving bilateral stimulation, often through guided eye movements. This process helps the brain reprocess traumatic memories, transforming them into more manageable, neutral memories.

Benefits of EMDR Include:

Rapid processing of traumatic experiences.
Decreased distress from disturbing memories.
Improved self-esteem and self-worth.
Enhanced ability to live in the present without being overshadowed by the past.

At Bonanza, our trained therapists utilize EMDR to help you navigate past traumas, allowing you to move forward with resilience and renewed strength.

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Why Choose Bonanza for Your Healing Journey?

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Meet Giannina Fuentes, LCSW - The Heart of Bonanza

Giannina Fuentes is not just another therapist; she's a beacon of hope, a testament to dedication, and the guiding light of Bonanza. With a strong academic foundation from the University of Utah, holding both a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work, she is a decorated mental health professional.

Professional Experience:

Diverse Clientele: Giannina has aided individuals across all age groups, guiding them through personal and familial challenges.

Specializations: Her therapeutic prowess spans areas like childhood and adult trauma, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship struggles.

Commitment to Children: Giannina's unwavering dedication shines through her work as a child welfare worker for the Division of Child and Family Services, ensuring the welfare of children and families.

Inclusive Care: She has a heart for those with disabilities, offering unparalleled support to individuals with conditions such as autism and ADHD.

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Advanced Training & Certification:

Giannina’s commitment to continued learning and excellence is evident in her numerous certifications:

EMDR for Complex Trauma, Grief & Mourning, and Strategies for Attachment Issues in Children & Adolescents.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma Focused-CBT.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

And she proudly holds registration with Utah Social Work Association (UTAHSWA), EMDR Institute, Inc., and more.

Beyond Therapy:

Outside her professional life, Giannina enriches her parenting journey through continuous learning and resource exploration. She relishes moments with her family, outdoor adventures with Luna, her therapy Vizsla, and finds joy in dancing.

A Unique Therapy Experience:

Embrace the warmth and comfort of therapy sessions with Luna, the therapy Vizsla. Her gentle presence can enhance the therapeutic environment, providing an additional layer of relaxation and connection.

Choose Bonanza, and you're not just choosing therapy; you're choosing a sanctuary of understanding, expertise, and compassionate care. Your journey to healing and renewal begins here.

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Affordable Care Tailored to Your Needs

Our Therapy Session Rates:

Initial Intake Session: $160 for a 50-minute session.

Regular Therapy Session: $140 for 50 minutes.

Special Self-Pay Option: We offer a reduced rate for self-pay. Please get in touch to discuss the details.

Insurance Information:

Understanding your insurance benefits is crucial. While many insurance providers or employee benefit plans might cover our services either in full or in part, it's essential to confirm the specifics with your provider.

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Key Questions for Your Insurance Provider

Mental Health Benefits

Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?


Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it, and have I met it yet?

Session Limitations

Does my plan limit the number of sessions I can have per calendar year? If so, what's the limit?

Primary Care Physician Approval

Do I need a written approval from my primary care physician for services to be covered?

We advise you to reach out to your insurance provider to ensure you're well-informed about your benefits and coverage options.

Remember, investing in mental health is invaluable. We aim to make the process as transparent and straightforward as possible for you. If you have any questions or need clarification, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Easy Payment Options

We strive to make the payment process as seamless as possible for you. Here's how you can settle your sessions with us:

Cash: Direct payments can be made during your session.

Check: Kindly ensure checks are made payable to "Bonanza Counseling Services".

Credit Cards: We accept most major credit cards, including HSA and/or FSA. Secure transactions guaranteed.

Online Payments: For your convenience, we also offer secure online payment options through Simple Practice on our website.

Note: Please ensure all payments are made promptly to ensure uninterrupted service.

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Flexible Scheduling for Your Convenience

Your appointment time is reserved just for you.

We understand that unexpected events can occur, but in order to maintain the integrity of scheduling for all our clients, we adhere to the following policy:

Cancellation: If you need to cancel your appointment, please inform us at least 24 hours in advance. This gives us the opportunity to reallocate the time slot to someone else in need.

Late Cancellations or No-Shows: Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice or missed entirely will be charged the full session rate.

Rescheduling: We value your commitment to therapy and understand that scheduling can sometimes be a challenge. To find available times and dates that are convenient for you, please use our scheduling tool on Simple Practice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I book my first session?

    IT’S NOT COMPLICATED! We want to make it as easy as possible for you. You can call or email anytime. However, the best way to get started is to click the Get Started Now button to complete and send the form. Email certainly works - but if you include your phone number on the form - it is easier to answer all of your questions, and book your first session. Physician or specialist referral is not required.

  • What is Anxiety?

    Most people experience anxiety to some degree at some point in their lives. In fact, anxiety is within the normal range of human emotions. For example, worrying you might be late for the bus is not a problem. That is normal and in fact is helpful! What makes anxiety problematic is its severity, and how persistent or pervasive it is. To help determine whether your anxiety is a problem to solve, consider your answer to the following questions.

  • Anxiety questions to ask yourself

    Does your anxiety: Constantly prevent you from performing normal day to day tasks? Often prevent you from obtaining a good night sleep? Rob you of the ability to concentrate, to relax, or to enjoy the moment? Inhibit or paralyze your functioning in important relationships? Stop you from reaching your goals? If you answered yes to one or more of the above, then you may benefit from at least an initial conversation with someone trained to recognize and treat your anxiety.

  • What is Depression?

    We have all felt sad or blue, and said something like, “I feel depressed!” Does that mean you are clinically depressed? It is normal to feel sad or low, sometimes. Feeling down is within the normal range of human emotions. During the course of a day, your mood can shift in intensity activation (alarmed/astonished) to deactivation (fatigued/tired); and can shift from pleasant (happy/contented) to unpleasant (distressed/sad). Being in a deactivated and unpleasant mood state does not necessarily qualify as “depression.” However, depression may be present when you stay stuck in this low deactivated unpleasant state. Someone struggling with depression is stuck not just for a few minutes or an hour or two, but is stuck in this mood state for most of day almost everyday, for weeks at a time, being unable to shake it, and being unable to return to the usual range of human emotions, and thus creating problems in relationships, school, and/or work.

  • What are the symptoms and signs of depression?

    In addition to persistent sadness, some symptoms and signs of depression include: feeling useless, hopeless, or excessive guilt being irritable loss of interest or pleasure, withdrawal from activities, people, and resulting loneliness changes in appetite and weight lack of sleep or excessive sleep and fatigue feeling slow or lethargic trouble concentrating or making decisions crying easily or feeling like crying. More acute symptoms to watch for include thoughts of suicide and/or a loss of touch with reality, such as hearing voices or having strange thoughts (delusions). A qualified mental health professional is needed to formally diagnose clinical depression, including clarification of the type of depression you are experiencing.

Ready to Begin Your Journey?

Discover the transformative power of EMDR therapy with Bonanza. Schedule your free 15-minute consultation and take the first step towards healing and renewal.

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