PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah therapy service is using donations to provide subsidized mental health services after parting ways with a youth LGBTQ resource center that funded the operation.
The Daily Herald reported Tuesday that about 200 clients followed their therapists after Flourish Therapy and the nonprofit Encircle split in May.
Flourish Therapy Clinical Director Lisa Hansen says donors are keeping the operation going. She says the organization is expecting to receive corporate grants.
Counselor Summer Zemp says many of her clients are teenagers who don't have insurance and can't afford therapy.
Encircle CEO Stephanie Larsen says the two-year partnership ended after attorneys advised Encircle that a nonprofit paying for a for-profit organization to handle its therapy services could lead to issues.
Encircle moved to an in-house therapy service.