The Story of Bountiful Counseling starts with my story. My name is Paul Callister, and I grew up in Bountiful, Utah. While growing up in this area I began to notice that people had emotional needs that were not always met.
I remember one day in junior high, during my first period Spanish class, when it was announced over the loud speaker that one of the students had committed suicide over the weekend. I remember one of my older and usually aggressive peers who quietly sobbed on the carpeted floor, next to his desk, through the hour. I also recall being surprised by my teacher who just let him cry.
I believe that the Bountiful and Davis County areas of Utah are a wonderful place to live and raise a family. I think there is great cultural, religious and pioneer heritage and strength in this area. I also think there are many difficulties here which go unnecessarily unaddressed.