Flourish Counseling Services

Many people feel unhappy and disconnected from themselves and the people they love. LGBT/SSA issues and LDS values may influence your connections with people you love. If you are wondering if there is anything you can do to strengthen yourself and your relationships, there are answers.

Available mon-fri by APPOINTMENT only


Lisa Hansen

As a mother/foster mother of seven with a marriage of nearly 40 years, I bring a wealth of experience with family challenges and the realities of what happens in families. As a therapist with many years of experience with LGBTQ/SSA issues, and with a lifetime of activity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I can help you and your family with understanding, skills and self-acceptance that contribute to relationship strength and family resiliency.

Therapy Model

We offer therapy based on the Reconciliation and Growth Project's guidebook for LGBTQ therapists: "Ethical Principles and Practices for Mental Health Professionals Helping Faith-Based Individuals Respond to Same-Sex Attractions," and Caitlin Ryan's Family Acceptance Project guidelines for supporting families with LGBT children.

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Families with SSA or LGBTQ members
  • Clients with SSA
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

What is Flourish?

Flourish Counseling Services operate out of the Encircle center at 91 West 200 South, Provo, UT 84601. 

How can WE help?

New coping skills can help you see yourself and your relationships differently, new brain techniques can help resolve old traumas, and current research can bring understanding. It's never too late to look at your life differently and change what's happening in your world.

Whether your challenge is hopelessness, problems with peers or parents, a stuck relationship, understanding and relating to teenagers, extended family issues that keep you from enjoying people you love, past trauma that continues to intrude and cause distress, or addressing LGBTQ issues, I can help.

how can i book an appointment?

You can email me at lisa@encircletogether.org or call at (435) 709-5562. 

Who can come? 

Everyone is welcome. Our donors & volunteers make it possible for us to offer subsidized therapy. The first session is free of charge and subsequent sessions are $15, $35 and $75. Additional subsidized free therapy for youth and families of youth are available upon application/request.  

Encircle Counseling Room #1

Encircle Counseling Room #1

Encircle Counseling Room #2 

Encircle Counseling Room #2