Feeling Unfulfilled / Lack of Purpose

“I’ve been at my job for years, and I’m just getting more and more tired.  There’s no end in sight, and I’m getting burned out.”

“Now that I’ve graduated, I don’t know what I want to do.  I’m not sure what I want to do, and I just get overwhelmed thinking about it.  I feel stuck.”

“I’m stuck in a job that works, but isn’t what I want to do.  I know I’m capable of more, but something is keeping me from really investing myself 100%.”

Our work is important to our well-being. The ability to focus on a vocation helps us feel both safer (to have income potential) and inspired (to be able to learn and grow).

Sometimes, we can get stuck in a rut. Emotions begin to swirl, making our thinking cloudy and stealing our energy just when we need it most.  We start asking some important questions:

Can I financially support myself and my loved ones?

Do I have a valuable place in the human community?

Where do I want to invest my precious time and energy?

What skills do I want to cultivate and develop over my lifetime?


Therapy can assist in a number of important ways:

  • Help calm the body / emotions in order to allow the mind work more efficiently.
  • Help name what long-term goals feel truly worthy of your precious time and energy.
  • Help clarify the most important emotional skills to move you toward your goals.
  • Help identify the limiting beliefs or emotional learnings that drain your energy.
  • Help you support yourself in the most effective way.

Religious Distress or Spiritual Emptiness

I’m called to something, but I don’t know what.

I feel like there’s something larger going on here, but I feel lost.

How can I find my own authentic spiritual journey when there’s so much “noise” from organized religion?

I was told I’m not acceptable to God as I am.

I am still healing from an experience of religious trauma.

I believe that I’m valued by whoever or whatever brought me here, but something is keeping me from feeling it.

Do I have to be saved?  Drop my ego?  Meditate?  What does all this even mean?

How do I reconcile my beliefs about the Divine with my day-to-day life?

Of course, you must take all the steps on your spiritual journey yourself.  But you don’t have to take them alone.

I don’t pretend to have any answers for you.  But when you are working to sort out your spirit from  layers of emotional, societal, or religious baggage, it can be helpful to have an experienced companion.

Experiences of religious neglect, trauma, or exploitation can complicate the spiritual journey.  I have accompanied people as they heal from their wounds and sort out their own authentic connection to the Divine.

Relationship Distance / Loss of Intimacy

There can be many reasons that a once-close relationship can drift apart; old injuries, busy schedules, unresolved frustrations that build, or just the inability to navigate a new stage of life together.

Whatever the reason, in order to change the trajectory you need a safe, structured place to talk about it.  Usually, when couples try that conversation, everyone ends up frustrated and unheard.

EFT and the Dynamic Psychotherapies give us a clear, research-based roadmap to creating the kind of emotional safety where each person can share honestly and deeply without triggering an argument.  Then, Attachment Theory gives us insight into the science of intimacy, in order to move toward a more satisfying, connected, and comfortable connection.

Healing from Infidelity

Without question, one of the most difficult experiences for anyone is to discover that their partner has been secretly involved with someone else.  The extreme emotions of hurt, rage, fear, doubt, and others can fluctuate day-to-day, or moment-to-moment.  The injured partner may need time and space to consider whether or not they’re ready to enter a reconciliation process. Or they may want to move forward but not know how.  And for the offending partner, the combination of indignation, guilt, and deep shame can create reactions of frustration, distance, or depression.

In this environment, the chances of having a productive conversation are slim.  We know from our research that there are some important tasks that the couple needs to accomplish if trust is ever to be rebuilt. 

Maybe the most common roadblock for couples trying to heal from infidelity is the two-fold nature of the problem.  On one hand is the very real one-way impact of the injury.  The injured partner will typically have symptoms of trauma and an elevated sense of danger, resulting from a deeply impacted nervous system.  This very real and very physical injury needs to be addressed in specific ways to begin rebuilding trust.

On the other hand, there are often patterns of disconnection and distance that had been present in the relationship before the affair began.  These also need to be addressed in order to move forward and heal, but they must be discussed separately to be successful.

Maybe the most important message for couples in the throes of injury is that healing is possible.  Others have successfully made it through the storm. Even though it may feel impossible at first, trust can be slowly and carefully built again.


Discovering your Authentic Voice

Discovering your true voice is neither an easy nor unimportant task.  A fundamental part of the human experience is to recognize your own unique contribution to the world.

To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.

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Our sessions can help you clarify where you are, and who you are, and what you have to say. I have worked with everyone from musicians, to lawyers, to entrepreneurs, to retirees as they discover their unique gifts, and their courage to share them with the world.

Speak your mind–even if your voice shakes.

Maggie Kuhn





Office Location

For in-person appointments:

314 W Broadway (300 S) Suite 222, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Located inside Hearten House, directly above Caputo’s Italian Market.

Mailing Address

32 West 200 South, #143
Salt Lake City, UT 84101