Dr. Christian H. Monson joined Solstice Counseling & Wellness in the fall of 2013.
Dr. Monson received training and has been employed by psychologists, mental health institutions and hospitals throughout the nation. Dr. Monson spent 6 years in Indiana where trained with a renowned psychologist in an ADHD diagnostic and treatment center, as well as the privilege to assist with a NIH funded research project exploring the effects of mindfulness on eating disorders. He then moved to Pennsylvania where he worked with physicians in a large hospital. This included pre-surgical mental health evaluations and working with a well-respected forensic psychiatrist. Before coming to Heber, he founded a psychological testing clinic in Idaho.
These opportunities have given him a wide range of experience and knowledge including, but not limited to:
- Children, Adolescents and Adults
- At-risk Youth
- Couples and Family Therapy
- Court-Ordered Therapy
- ADHD diagnostic & Treatment
- Anger Management
- Developmental Delays
- Mood Disorders
When not assisting his clients, Dr. Monson can be found skiing, hiking, geo-caching, rappelling, helping his children with homework, or praying that the plant he just pulled from his wife’s garden really was a weed. It is Dr. Monson’s belief that treatment needs to be custom tailored for each individual. He has a great passion for integrating each client’s interests, relationships, spiritual beliefs, and/or hobbies into their treatment plan in order to help the client achieve and maintain psychological well-being.
Dr. Monson is a firm believer of being pro-active and has been selected as a delegate to meet with senators and congressmen in Washington DC on several occasions to discuss legislative measures pertaining to mental health as well as therapeutic recreation.
Dr. Monson accepts most major insurances; for those without an insurance plan, a sliding scale fee is available.