Hi, I am Heidi Applonie. Here is a little background about me and why I am interested in Selective Mutism: I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Utah State University in 2007 and graduated with honors from the University of Utah with a Master of Social Work in 2008.
I began working with children and adolescents providing play therapy and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. I have 6 years of experience working in the emergency department of Utah Valley Regional Hospital providing crisis intervention for patients and their families. In 2015, I established Resilience Individual & Family Counseling, specializing in psychotherapy with individuals suffering with anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders.
In 2017, I established Camp Resilience as a result of becoming frustrated with a lack of resources in Utah for individuals and families struggling with Selective Mutism. Few professionals are treating SM for what it is. On a personal note, I have watched a child I know struggle with this disorder without any resources. It was incredibly heartbreaking. It was equally hopeful and inspiring watching the same child discover her strong voice after receiving specialized treatment. SM can be overcome and does not need to define the child. Camp Resilience provides specialized intensive treatment for children suffering with this disorder, parental training, and training for mental heath professionals. Camp is fun, playful and incredibly rewarding. I look forward to hearing from you.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Resilience Individual & Family Counseling
2317 N Hillfield Rd, Suite 103
Layton, Utah 84041