Meet the Experts

Empowered Life Solutions (ELS) is the creation of industry professionals in many areas of expertise.  Combined, these health and wellness professionals have over 50 years of focused experience in helping individuals overcome anxiety, depression, and other psychological and physical struggles.  At Empowered Life Solutions you will find answers to your questions and a path laid out for you to find ultimate happiness and peace in your life. 



Cindy Lee:

Cindy Lee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing psychotherapy to children and adults for over 20 years.  At her private practice, Hearthstone Counseling, she specializes in the areas of anxiety, depression, healthy living, mindfulness, and parenting.  Her additional experiences include being the Clinical Director of a United Way agency; writing a parenting column for a local newspaper; and presenting to professional communities about healthy relationships, living a full life with anxiety, and living in the present moment.  Cindy is adjunct faculty at Brigham Young University where she teaches Play Therapy and supervises interns and beginning therapists.

Her professional and personal journey has inspired her to become co-founder of Empowered Life Solutions.  She believes in the worth of each human soul and in the joy of living life to the fullest.  Her grandpa would often say, “I love being a carpenter because at the end of the day, you can tell I have been there.”  Likewise, Cindy loves being a therapist because at the end of the day, she knows she has made a difference.




Stuart Harper:

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Stuart Harper has resided in the United States since 1993. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and aRegistered Play Therapist Supervisor. Since obtaining his MSW degree in 1998 he has been providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults at a private, non-profit agency that is devoted to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. For the past 8 years he has functioned as the Clinical Coordinator of this agency, the Family Support & Treatment Center. In addition to providing clinical services to victims of abuse and trauma, Stuart supervises graduate students in their internships. He also conducts psychoeducational groups to children ages 3-5 who have been abused, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Utah Association for Play Therapy.

When Stuart tells others about the population he works with he is most often asked how he can do such depressing work. To this he responds with, “How could anyone NOT want to do this work? How could anyone NOT want to be part of facilitating a process of healing that allows the wounded to restore a true sense of themselves and their inherent self-worth and value.”



Larry Krause: 

Larry Krause graduated from BYU School of Social Work with his MSW in 1995 and is now a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Larryspecializes in treating trauma and sexual abuse victims including adults, adolescents, and children.  He is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and supervises trainees in play therapy.  Larry has presented at the national conference for the Association of Play Therapists (APT) as well as conferences for the Utah Association of Play Therapists (UAPT).  Larry also enjoys writing and playing music.  He has produced several albums and uses his music as a therapeutic tool in counseling.  Larry works at the Family Support and Treatment Center and has been there for 17 years.  

Through experience, Larry has learned that it is the process, not the outcome, that is important.  He believes in the resilience of the human soul and the ability we have been given to heal and grow.  Larry also feels that we are free to learn and to make our own choices to better ourselves as well as benefit the entire human family.



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Barbara Lovell: 

Barbara Lovell, MSW, LCSW, RPT, is the owner of a private practice and has been a psychotherapist, presenter, professional trainer, and writer in the mental health field for 12 years.  As aLicensed Clinical Social Worker, Barbara specializes in working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and concerns with relationships and parenting. 

Barbara’s counseling/psychotherapy style has been described as empowering and motivational, while also being warm, intuitive, healing, spiritual, and compassionate.  A graduate of Brigham Young University, Barbara is passionate about her involvement in charitable and volunteer activities in the community.