Hi! My name is Barbara Scoville and I am a licensed clinical social worker, practicing psychotherapy in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Over the years I have learned some amazing skills that have rocked both my world, and those of my clients. Often people say to me, “Wow! I wish I would have known that a long time ago,” or “This sure would help my mother, or my brother, or my friend…but they would never go to therapy.”

For a long time I have had the same frustration. I know there are a lot of people suffering, who would feel so much better if they understood some basic principles of emotion, and had the skills to manage them. Not only that, but I’m so passionate about my job that I am continually studying and learning new things which I am just bursting at the seams to share.

I have created this blog to both teach, and share my passion. The transformative power of compassion in action fascinates me and as part of this blog, I look forward to highlighting people who have exemplified that in their lives.

Let me make one thing clear. I am not the Sage on the Stage. I love the line from an Emily Dickinson poem, “I am nobody. Who are you? Are you nobody too?” My point is, I am a normal person who has chosen to study and learn a lot about well being, and I would love to share it in this blog, friend to friend, fellow traveler in the universe, to fellow traveler in the universe. And yes, I am kind of an old hippie.