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At Corner Canyon Health Centers, our priority is our client’s needs. We offer care that helps every client to feel comfortable, safe, and supported in order to heal no matter what challenges they are facing.

While this is important for all individuals, it can be especially valuable for our LGBTQAI+ clientele, and the therapy methods we use are designed to work with the presenting concerns of all our clients.    

With individualized care, every client’s treatment is designed to help them heal and build skills to move forward in their lives successfully.

Corner Canyon’s personnel include LGBTQAI+ members at all levels of the organization, we train our personnel to be respectful of preferred pronouns, and allow clients to choose either gender floor to room on.

LGBTQAI+ Members may face higher Risk of Mental Health Challenges

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and intersex (LGBTQAI+) community may face additional challenges. They might face a greater risk of harassment and violence, social shaming, and discrimination for sexual preferences or gender identity.

These discriminatory stressors lead to sexual minorities being at greater risk for various behavioral health issues.

For instance, data from a 2020 study found approximately 6.7% of sexual minority adults misused opioids in the past year, compared to 3.6% of the overall adult population.

The same study also suggests approximately 21.8% of sexual minority adults had an alcohol use disorder (AUD) in the past year compared to 11.0% in the overall population.

Every individual, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, faces their own challenges with mental health. However, the additional stress that can come with the legal and social ramifications of sexual orientation and gender identity, potential victimization, and lack of adequate care all can play a role in an LGBTQAI+ individual’s challenges with mental health

As a whole, individuals in the LGBTQAI+ community may face more challenges with mental health than their heterosexual and cisgender peers. This disproportionate amount of mental health difficulties makes it vital for mental health programs to provide safety and support that improve healing.

LGBTQIA+ Specialized Mental Health Treatment in Utah.

Mental health treatment programs can be highly beneficial for members of the LGBTQIA+ population who are struggling with mental health and other co-occurring issues. Corner Canyon offers a safe and supportive environment that is designed to address the unique needs and challenges of this community.

Safe space.

Corner Canyon is inclusively designed for LGBTQIA+ individuals and offers a safe space where clients can feel comfortable being themselves without fear of discrimination or judgment.

This is critical to help clients build trust and foster a sense of community, which is essential for the healing process.

Culturally competent care.

Corner Canyon programs are staffed by professionals which include members of and/or knowledgeable staff about the issues faced by the LGBTQIA+ community and can provide culturally competent care that takes into account the unique challenges and experiences faced by this community.

This helps to ensure that clients receive the most effective and appropriate treatment possible.

Support for identity exploration.

Some LGBTQIA+ individuals struggle with issues related to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Corner Canyon programs provide a supportive environment where clients can explore these issues in a safe and non-judgmental way.

This helps clients to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and build confidence in their identity.

Peer support

Corner Canyons’ programs provide an opportunity for clients to connect with others who have shared experiences. This helps clients reduce feelings of isolation and build a sense of community.

Peer support can also provide a valuable source of encouragement and accountability during the recovery process.  

Access to resources

Corner Canyon programs provide clients with access to resources that are specifically tailored to the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community. This includes educational materials, outside support groups, and community resources such as LGBTQIA+ centers and advocacy organizations.

When appropriate, we collaborate with the University of Utah for clients needing additional medical support with hormone therapy and consults for other services as needed.

Addressing trauma:

Many LGBTQIA+ individuals may have experienced trauma related to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Corner Canyon programs provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can address these issues and begin to heal from past trauma of any kind

By providing a safe and supportive environment that is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of this community, Corner Canyon can help clients achieve lasting recovery and build a fulfilling and meaningful life.

Updated May 2024

We are specifically formulated to offer personalized therapeutic interventions to adult individuals with mental health disorders.

We provide a comprehensive Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that offers clients the opportunity to attend group therapy sessions three to five times a week.

We work with most major insurance policies

We get reimbursement for 85% of our clients *We don’t take Medicaid or Medicare

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We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.

We are a private pay program, and are out of network with most insurance companies. We have success securing single case agreements with many companies, however, the rate of payment on those varies with the insurance company and we cannot guarantee what they might pay. We will run a Verification of Benefits (VOB) when we receive your insurance information so you have a general idea of what your insurance policy may reimburse, however, that is an estimate based on what all people insured by your company have received from your insurance, not a guarantee of what they will pay in your case.

On average, Corner Canyon’s clients receive a portion of insurance reimbursement 85-90% of the time, but the amount varies from minimal repayment to full reimbursement. We have a team of insurance advocates who are invested in helping families secure as much reimbursement as possible.

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Liz Lund, MPA

Liz is originally from lush green Washington State. She is a life enthusiast and a huge fan of people. Liz has always loved learning why people are the way they are. She moved to UT in 2013 and completed her bachelors degree in Psychology in 2016. After college Liz worked at a residential treatment center and found that she was not only passionate about people, but also administration. Liz is recently finished her MPA in April 2022. Liz loves serving people and is excited and looking forward to learning about; and from our clients here at Corner Canyon.
When Liz is not busy working she love being outdoors, eating ice cream, taking naps, and spending time with her precious baby girl and sweet husband.