Mariah Bullock is a fourth year PhD candidate at Brigham Young University’s APA accredited Clinical Psychology program. She received a Master’s degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Stanford University.
While at BYU, Mariah has spent the past three years conducting psychological assessments, individual, and group therapy. Mariah conducts individual therapy for undergraduate and graduate students at the college counseling center, treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, perfectionism, and trauma. Also at the counseling center, Mariah treats collegiate student-athletes in both clinical mental health concerns as well as sport performance issues. As part of her training, Mariah also worked with members of the greater Utah County community through BYU’s Comprehensive Clinic, providing individual therapy for a range of age groups and mental disorders.
Mariah also completed an externship at a private practice in Utah County that specializes in treating youth with anxiety disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder, emetophobia, generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, and other emotional and eating disorders. Mariah loves to interact with youth as they are going through unique developmental stages that can feel very isolating and confusing.
As part of her program, Mariah also works as an extern conducting group therapy at ENCIRCLE, specializing in helping LGBTQ+ youth understand their identity, increase their psychological well being, and find a safe and healthy space and support system. Mariah feels passionate about reaching out to minorities and underserved populations.
In the academic realm, Mariah completed her Master’s Thesis focusing on identifying the predictors of premature termination in adolescent psychotherapy. She is interested in improving the therapy process, especially for youth who can be less motivated to receive treatment, so that they can receive the full benefits that psychotherapy has to offer. Mariah is currently writing her dissertation, which compares treatment outcomes between general population college students and college student-athletes. She is passionate about reducing stigma and increasing participation in mental health services in the athlete community.
Mariah is committed to creating a safe, nonjudgmental, and accepting environment of respect and trust with her clients. She values the therapeutic and real relationship that she is able to create with her clients. Her door is open to all races, genders, religions, sexual identities and orientations, family dynamics, or any variation of experience and difficulty that one may be facing. Mariah also values the use of empirically supported treatments so that clients are receiving the best, tested therapies in order to maximize the likelihood of positive outcomes for their specific difficulties. She works collaboratively with clients to create goals and tasks that meet their individual needs and difficulties and helps them to live a fulfilling and meaningful life based on their values.
When Mariah is not doing therapy, you can find her playing sports and getting outdoors. Mariah played college and professional soccer, but enjoys playing all sports with her husband, dog, and friends. She loves camping, traveling, cooking, and trying new things. In her quieter moments, she enjoys listening to or playing music, journaling, reading, or watching a good movie.