Therapists

Dr. Anthony Hughes

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My name is Anthony Hughes. I am an AAMFT approved supervisor in the state of Utah with a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University. I am a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). I have experience treating issues of sexual desire, arousal, orgasm, pain, satisfaction, addiction/out-of-control sexual behavior. My belief is that clinicians are at their best or doing their best therapy when they utilize the "self" in the therapy room and integrate this with knowledge and skill. In this way we become the most healing and helpful versions of ourselves. My approach to treating any presenting problem is to form a strong relationship with those I'm working with. I work to understand those things limiting the sexual relationship or sexuality in general and how these interface with strengths and resources. I will work to gain an understanding of the narrative that the individuals, couple, and society has and what each person does with these. I do a great amount of work being on the journey of people finding what their soul really wants and nurturing these while getting rid of those things that the soul has been unwittingly nourishing so that they can become what is congruent with the deep yearnings and desires of the soul. The therapeutic methods I have experience with are Sexual Attentiveness and Accountability Model (SAAM), Spiritual Organic Authentic Relational (SOAR) Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Gottman Method. I chose to become a counselor because I wanted to help couples in a way that would fundamentally alter their life satisfaction and marital satisfaction.

Tasha Diaz

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Tasha Bates has a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and approved supervisor in the state of Utah. She believes strongly in fostering a sense of empowerment of individuals and greater partnership within couples to work through problems. Relationally, she aims to increase a better sense of trust and care among partners. She views therapy as a space to work in collaboration with clients to find new solutions and to understand concerns. She has been a specialist guest lecturer at Utah Valley University and Argosy University on the topic of sex therapy. At BYU she led a group that focused on LDS spirituality and sexuality and how the two are integrated. She enjoys working with anxiety and trauma surrounding sexual experiences as well as sexual addictions. She has also worked with issues surrounding health and eating, body image, and self-esteem, particularly among women. Tasha is available to meet with clients at both the Provo and Sandy office locations.

Jared Hawkins

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My name is Jared Hawkins. I have a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University, and I am working on my dissertation for my Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. I have published several research articles related to marriage and family therapy interventions and presented my research at national conferences. I have been practicing therapy for the past four years and have experience treating unwanted pornography use, sexual desire differences, and sexual dysfunctions. With couples, I practice emotionally focused therapy, helping them increase relationship trust, emotional safety, and effective communication. For clients trying to reduce pornography use, I provide practical strategies and help them find alternative ways to meet their core emotional needs. I am open-minded and compassionate, so I take a nonjudgmental, affirming stance with my clients and work to understand where they are coming from. I take a holistic approach by incorporating important factors of sexuality and mental health into treatment, such as physical health habits, relationships, and mindfulness. I offer therapy in English and Spanish. 

Andrea Parady

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My name is Andrea Parady.  I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Utah.  I have a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Brigham Young University. I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and love helping clients work through their trauma and anxiety using that approach.  I have experience treating issues of sexual desire, arousal, orgasm, pain, satisfaction, addiction/out of control sexual behavior, sexual trauma/abuse, childhood trauma, and betrayal trauma.  My approach to treating almost every presenting problem is to first build a strong bond and trust with the clients I am working with, while gathering important information about their life, struggles, and strengths.  Having a strong relationship between therapist and clients is crucial to successful therapy.One of the things I love most about being a therapist is seeing clients overcome struggles and hardships that have felt overwhelming at times, to see the hope and healing come into their lives.  I believe that clients can overcome past trauma to create safe, happy, sexual, and romantic relationships. The therapeutic methods I work most often with are Sexual Attentiveness and Accountability Model (SAAM), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Gottman Method.  I became a therapist because I saw firsthand the damage that untreated trauma and mental health problems can cause on individuals, couples, and families.  I want to help people find healing and happiness.

Jordan Gibby

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Jordan completed a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University and also holds a degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. Previously, he worked for five years in domestic violence and rape crisis services, including co-founding and co-facilitating support groups for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. He has co-authored academic works on clinical treatment of intimate partner violence, common relationship dynamics for male survivors of sexual abuse, and equal partnership in marriage. Jordan’s primary clinical interests include helping individuals, couples, and families heal from the effects of past trauma; providing accessible and culturally sensitive services to clients from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds; and helping couples and families heal and strengthen intimate emotional bonds in therapy. 

Jordan conducts therapy in English and Spanish. He and his wife have two amazing children and have been married since 2014.

Kate Handy

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My name is Kate Handy. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Utah. I have a masters degree in marriage and family therapy from Brigham Young University. I specialize in treating difficulties in sexual satisfaction, desire, arousal, orgasm, trauma and out-of-control/unwanted sexual behavior. The therapeutic methods I most often use are Sexual Attentiveness and Accountability Model (SAAM), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  I love to form connected relationships with my clients to explore and discover solutions to difficulties that have been hurting their lives. I believe that a key component of the therapeutic relationship is for the therapist to respect and understand each client and respond to them with honesty and authenticity. I see goodness and something to be admired in everyone I work with. I feel that when I really understand those I work with I am often in awe of people's resilience. My belief that all people ultimately want to do and be good to themselves and others plays a large role in my life and in the therapy that I do. I love to be a therapist because I love to see people grow and discover new ways of living that bring joy, peace, healing and connection to their lives.

Ashley Lovell

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Ashley Lovell believes in the healing nature of relationships and has found tremendous joy working with couples as they learn to be more vulnerable, intimate, and fully connected to one another. At her core, Ashley believes people are motivated by good intentions and she strives to handle couple distress in such a way that each partner is able to eventually see the good in one another. She has a Masters from Brigham Young University, and has spent years of formal study learning how family and couple systems thrive and change. In her studies she has taken classes, attended seminars, and presented on a range of topics pertaining to couples and families. Ashley has taught classes on parenting and participated in research involving couple violence and using mindfulness practices to increase sexual and sensual satisfaction in couples. Ashley was invited to present some of her research at a conference in San Diego. Outside of therapy, Ashley enjoys calligraphy and watercolor, playing with her Australian Shepherd, and watching documentaries with her husband. Ashley is available to see clients in Pleasant Grove and Provo.

Katrina Nelson

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Hi, my name is Katrina Nelson. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Utah, as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate in Texas. I have a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Brigham Young University. I have experience treating individuals and couples dealing with issues of sexual desire and arousal, orgasm, pain, sexual trauma, and out of control sexual behavior/addiction. I also work a lot with anxiety, depression, trauma, betrayal, communication, perfectionism, family of origin issues, and attachment. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (research-backed couple’s therapy) and Lifespan Integration (trauma therapy), and also use Internal Family Systems (IFS), solution-focused therapy, the Sexual Attentiveness and Accountability Model (SAAM), and mindfulness-based interventions. 

I approach each client as unique, and I tailor therapy to needs and strengths. I have found (and research supports) that having a strong relationship with clients is the most important factor in how successful therapy is, so I prioritize listening, being present, and making sure you feel connected. My favorite thing about being a therapist is witnessing clients have new experiences that shift the way they see themselves and their relationships. I believe that it is important to find acceptance for the difficult things in life, and I also believe that it is possible to thrive and find joy through healing and connection.  I see clients located in Utah and Texas through teletherapy.

Rochelle Maki

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Hello, I'm Rochelle Maki (LAMFT). I received a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah Valley University and love working with individuals, couples, families, and running group therapy. I understand that, for some, therapy may seem scary. Therapy is a space to learn more about yourself, your relationships, and how your life experiences impact you. You can go to therapy without having a major life problem with the intention of growth, remaining productive, and to talk to a neutral party. I'd love to support you anyway I can!

 

One of the most important factors in a successful therapeutic experience is the relationship between therapist and client. I have experience working with LBGTQ+ populations, addicts in recovery, those who have anxiety, depression, mothers with postpartum depression, sexual trauma, couples with sexual intimacy issues, affairs, and more. Sex therapy is something I am passionate about and is a language that sometimes people need help understanding for themselves or for the benefit of communicating their sexual needs to their partner. You are more than a diagnosis and I would be honored to accept who you are authentically and to help you find greater happiness and meaning.

 

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends (bonus points if it's somewhere on a beach). I also love exploring cultural food, gaming (more bonus points if you're a PC gamer), being outdoors, and am passionate for music. I am currently located in Indianapolis, Indiana and only see clients via teletherapy. 

Josh Larsen

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Josh Larsen is dually licensed in the state of Utah as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and as a Licensed Substance Use Disorder Counselor (LSUDC). Josh's training and extensive experience in the field of addiction treatment provides a unique and powerful perspective in support of individuals, families, and couples through challenges of guilt, shame, depression, efficacy, identity, self-mastery, obsession/compulsion, anger management, impulse control, anxiety, jealousy, and trauma. He teaches of the power of internal connection in coping with complex relationship challenges and how vulnerability and communication empower that connection as it's greatest currency.

Auriane Davis

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Hi! I am Auriane Davis. I am a Master's of Social Work intern that works with individuals, couples, and families. I have a passion for sexual health and pleasure. I have experience working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, difficult family dynamics, and relationship strain. I am also grief certified and like helping clients experiencing grief, namely disenfranchised grief.  I believe in being a teammate when I work with clients, building confidence and hope for clients. The approaches I use include individual history, biology, education, and psychology to help clients find success as part of walking the path of health and healing. 

Zak Hazlett

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Hi, I’m Zak Hazlett. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist that studied at Brigham Young University. I have a passion for people and helping them to find joy and satisfaction in the many different aspects of life. I believe that our minds and bodies are incredibly powerful, and when understood more fully—are the vessels through which we experience the most joy. I work with individuals and couples and believe that therapy should be a place where we can laugh and cry together as we work through the ups and downs of life. My goal in couple’s therapy is to help gain a better understanding of the patterns that have been created within relationships and work towards greater connection. I believe that connection comes as we experience emotions together and is crucial to a healthy emotional and sexual relationship. Often, we struggle to share those emotions (positive or negative) with our partner, making it difficult to fully connect. I focus on helping couples to be more open, vulnerable, and connected to one another and love to see the growth that happens in all aspects of their lives as they work toward their goals. When I am not working with y’all as a therapist, I love spending time with my family and friends hiking, biking, running, playing sports, and doing just about anything outside. On the weekends I run an outdoor retreat business called “Get Outside Together” that is focused on helping couples and families to get away from the distractions of life and re-connect in a fun and organic way. My research is centered around how outdoor recreation as a family and couple impacts togetherness. I have presented at conferences around the country on my findings and love to help people, indoors and outdoors, to really connect on every possible level.

Richard Reynolds

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My name is Richard Reynolds (LMFT).  I love working with individuals and couples. I bring hope, humor, and compassion into therapy. I believe deeply in our inherent strength and resilience as human beings.  The thing I love most about being a therapist is having a front-row seat to witness people's goodness, strength, and resilience in the face of adversity and challenges. I have experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, low sexual desire, relationship problems, unwanted pornography use, and out-of-control sexual behaviors.  I believe that people are fundamentally good and worthy and that virtually all of our "dysfunctions" are a result of our adaptation to adverse/traumatic experiences.  This belief allows me to take an open, compassionate, and non-judgmental approach to therapy.   I also believe that a safe, connected, and meaningful relationship between myself and my clients is what allows for healing to occur.   I have a B.S. in Psychology from BYU and an M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy from Northcentral University and have received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).  When I'm not seeing clients I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children, playing guitar, getting out into nature, working on cars, making videos, and listening to audiobooks.

Emily Riggs

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Emily Bridenstine is a compassionate therapist who believes in respecting and honoring client’s experiences and perspectives. She empowers clients to take accountability for their life by providing them with needed tools and skills. A systemic therapist at her core, she sees individuals and their problems in the wider context of their relationships, environment, culture, and history. She enjoys working with couples, individuals, families, and youth. She completed her masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University.

Emily taught a four-week workshop on how loved ones can be impacted by an individual’s pornography addiction. The workshop included an explanation of the biological, social, and emotional effects, factors that encourage, and common symptoms of pornography use. She also provided various resources for those who struggle with pornography addiction and their loved ones. Emily is available to see clients in Pleasant Grove and Provo.

Mitch McKee

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Mitch McKee has a wide range of life experiences. He is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and is passionate about treating issues involving marriage and family conflict and distress, marital infidelity and the associated betrayal trauma. He also is adept at treating sexual addictions including pornography, masturbation and hyper sexuality along with pre and post mission sexual issues including sexual orientation concerns, sexual-religious identity conflicts and the associated emotional issues. He utilizes an Integrative Systemic Therapy (IST) approach along with Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy, depending on what best fits the client’s needs. He views therapy as a way to heal from countless issues in a safe and empowering way.

Hannah Grundvig

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My name is Hannah Grundvig. I received my Masters from Texas Tech University in Couple, Marriage and Family Therapy, and I am currently an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working towards full licensure. I mainly use Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) in my practice, but integrate other modalities to best fit each individual or couple. Individuals and couples often know what will best help them; I'm just a guide to help you identify what works best for you. Most of all, therapy is unique to each person, and I want to meet you where you are at to provide you what is most needed. I believe anyone can benefit from therapy, whether it is a check in for a small problem or a need for change in a stressful and overwhelming life. I have experience treating couples dealing with betrayal from pornography, couples struggling with communication concerns, and individuals with sexual trauma, anxiety and/or depression. 

Chelsea Johnson

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I love helping couples and individuals build their capacity for intimate, empowering, and pleasurable sexuality in ways congruent with their values. Many people reach adulthood and enter marriage without many resources or strategies for healthy sexual development, but it's never too late to develop the attitudes and skills necessary for sexual and marital flourishing. Challenges such as lack of desire, compulsivity, pain, anxiety, and shame are treatable. In addition to my focus on sexuality, I support clients in discovering creative, sustainable strategies for living with integrity and purpose, setting effective boundaries, and investing meaningfully in their relationships. I have a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. I meet with clients in-person at the St. George office and am also available online.

Amelia Maag

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Amelia is passionate about helping individuals and couples embrace sexuality in a healthy way. She is particularly interested in women’s sexual issues and helping women feel empowered by their sexuality and assisting women integrate sexuality into their lives in a way that deeply enriches their relationships. Amelia believes sex has the potential to be deeply connecting and desires to help all clients unlock that potential. When she is not seeing clients, you can find her with her nose in a book, listening to podcasts at the gym, or spending time with loved ones. 

Makayla Cammack

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My name is Makayla Cammack. My aspirations as a therapist are to help couples and families form strong and healthy relationships that last a lifetime. I believe in the power of attachment and vulnerability in maintaining deep, emotional connections with our loved ones and creating an environment of authenticity and growth in our relationships. I am also passionate about the unique intersection of the LDS and LGBTQ+ community. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. In my free time I enjoy going on roadtrips to the Pacific Northwest to see family, camping with my husband, and thrift-shopping. 

Shay Martin

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Shay Martin is the office and HR manager for Covenant Sex Therapy. Shay is currently in a masters program to become a marriage and family therapist. In her not-so-present free time Shay enjoys wedding photography, training her dog, and spending time with her husband trying new restaurants or watching movies.. She can be reached at admin@covenantsextherapy or 801-382-7488.

Natalie Martin

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Natalie Martin is the office administrator for Covenant Sex Therapy. She is currently working on her
Bachelors in Family Sciences at Utah Valley University. When she is not working, Natalie enjoys baking
yummy treats, going on walks, reading good books, and watching movies with family and friends. You
can contact her at admin@covenantsextherapy.com or 801-709-1180

Tessa Hatchett

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Tessa Hatchett is an office administrator for Covenant Sex Therapy. She has a Bachelors in Psychology from Utah Valley University. In her free time, Tessa enjoys painting, nail art, cuddling with her cat, and playing games with friends and family. You can reach her at admin@covenantsextherapy.com or ‪(801) 382-7488‬

Valerie Hutchinson

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Valerie is a transplant to Utah from Idaho, has been married 29 years, and has 4 children she adores. She loves flower gardening and spending time with her huge extended family. Valerie graduated as a Medical Administrative Assistant and is happy to answer any of your billing questions.

Call: 801-923-3886 or email: billing@covenantsextherapy.com