Esmé van Pletzen, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah; Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Utah
Insurances Accepted: 

Accepts multiple insurance plans. Please call Center for Human Potential for further information.


Anxiety, Depression, and Mood Disorders in adults and adolescents; Trauma, Grief and Substance Abuse; Self-Esteem, Identity, and Body Image; Interpersonal effectiveness and Intimacy issues. Esmé also works with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness, ongoing addiction, and LGBTQ issues.

Populations Served: 
Adults, Adolescents, Couples, and Families
Philosophical Orientation: 

Esmé is a trauma-focused, strengths-based therapist who believes that therapy is a collaborative partnership. She utilizes a variety of treatment approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based therapies, with an emphasis on connecting the mind and the body in healing.



Esmé values diversity, community bridging, self-acceptance, and self-care. She enjoys nature, animals, physical activity, music, gardening, and eating good meals with family and friends.