Therapists

Dr. Anthony Hughes

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.

Dr. Bryan Kubricht

Dr. Bryan Kubricht has a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Brigham Young University (BYU). He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Utah. Bryan has taught classes at BYU on cross cultural families, research methods, and co-taught practicum for MFT graduate students. He has helped clients heal from past sexual trauma, sexual addiction, and pornography usage. He has worked with a variety of sexual issues with adolescents and adults in family and couple therapy. Furthermore, he is well versed in High Functioning Autism working with adolescents and adults in both family and couple therapy. He views therapy as a safe healing place to address issues in a kind and understanding way. He helps clients deal with depression, anxiety, and shame that has resulted from presenting issues. He takes pride in his profession and works hard to create a collaborative safe environment for clients. Furthermore, he is committed to foster healing for those suffering.

Tasha Diaz

Tasha Bates has a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 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

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

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.

Kate Sheffield

My name is Kate Sheffield.  I am a Brigham Young University trained Marriage and Family Therapist and have been practicing therapy since 2016. I specialize in treating difficulties in sexual satisfaction, desire, arousal, orgasm, trauma and out-of-control/unwanted sexual behavior. My approach to treating sexual difficulties is typically to first understand each client and their hopes, strengths, and areas of growth and then to use suited treatment methods, such as the Sexual Attentiveness and Accountability Model (SAAM), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Narrative Therapy to help clients reach their goals. I see each person as unique, with important personal factors that impact their struggles as well as strengths/resources that can help with their growth.  I find that as I form honest and connected relationships with my clients we are able 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 and braveness. 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. In addition to being a therapist my most important roles are being a wife, mother, daughter, and friend.  I love to be a therapist because I love to see people grow and discover new ways of living and being that bring joy, peace, freedom and satisfaction to their lives.

Ashley Lovell

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 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

Hello! My name is Katrina Nelson and I have a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from BYU. My goal is always to help those I work with feel seen, understood, and cared for as we tackle their most difficult issues. I’ve found that people often get stuck because attempts to cope have gone awry, not because they are broken or bad. I see therapy as a chance to get un-stuck by recognizing the function that unhelpful behaviors are trying to fill, and then finding ways to help a client's "best self" meet those needs and fears through more appropriate, intentional, and compassionate means. Couples issues are often complicated in that we inadvertently trigger one another's fears, leading to feelings not only of stuck-ness but also disconnection and panic. My goal in couple’s therapy is to help couples better understand how they get stuck so they can avoid it, foster greater empathy and understanding, and ultimately help the couple to feel more connected and calmed as they unite to tackle whatever issues have arisen. I have experience treating both individuals and couples regarding issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, betrayal, communication, perfectionism, sexual pain, differences in desire, out of control sexual behavior, arousal and orgasm, and more. I am becoming certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and have been trained in Lifespan Integration (useful in trauma work). Other therapeutic models I often use include Internal Family Systems, solution-focused therapy, the Sexual Attentiveness and Accountability Model (SAAM), and mindfulness-based interventions, among others. I love being a therapist and feel honored to connect with clients and witness their healing. My wish is for everyone to find greater happiness and health through individual wholeness and more connected relationships. 

Rochelle Maki

Rochelle is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families. Specifically, new mothers who may be experiencing Postpartum Depression, couples who are struggling with sexual intimacy, and individuals experiencing depression or anxiety. Rochelle is completing her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah Valley University and is currently in her residency. She is a certified Family Wellness Instructor and has taught education courses to teens and families to help improve relationships and life skills. She has also done research studying the transition into sexual relationships between couples. Rochelle is available to see clients in Pleasant Grove.

Josh Larsen

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.

Richard Reynolds

My name is Richard Reynolds.  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.

Allie Gillespie

My name is Allie Gillespie. I strongly believe creating a safe, open, compassionate, and honest space to work with my clients. One of the ways that I think this is best done is by build a strong relationship with my clients and getting to know them for who they are. Each individual and couple has unique dynamics that make them who they are. My favorite part of being a therapist is being able to get to know you as an individual or as a couple in order to know what you need most and how I can best help you. In helping you through your current struggle I also will help you learn strategies and identify resources to help you throughout your life and be better prepared for future challenges.

I received my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University Northwest and am currently working on my Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. My research has focused on pornography use and understanding how it impacts both relationship satisfaction and sexual satisfaction for individuals and couples. 

Allie is available to see clients via telehealth. Allie is also a Gottman trained therapist.

Emily Bridenstine

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 is completing her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University and is in the fieldwork portion of her degree.

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.

April Skeem

Her years of nursing with bachelor and master degrees in social work entwine her whole person, holistic approach. She enjoys integrative body and mind work as partnerships enhance communication, trust, relational health and sexual desire. April uses Mindfulness techniques with effectiveness for anxiety and depression, overall health and wellbeing. She has helped persons with personality disorders accept and practice skills to ease managing life experiences and maintain relationships. She is trauma-informed and certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She has successfully treated individuals, couples and families dealing with past and current trauma and sexual trauma. Her passion is assisting all clients toward empowerment and resiliency. She has also provided workshops including intuitive eating and self-care in correlation with personal acceptance, love and value. April works in our Logan office and is available for virtual sessions.

Thomas Enos

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Intervention, Substance Use Disorder Issues, Marriage and Family Therapy, Depression, Anxiety, Shame/Guilt, Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Trauma, PTSD, Sex Addiction, Pornography, Sexual Intimacy and Healing. Thomas Eno is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, with a master's from Brigham Young University. Thomas has worked as a director for several mental health programs, worked in schools, medical clinics, presented national intensive multi-day emotional growth seminars, and helped form the first youth residential treatment program for substance use in Canada.

He is available for appointments in Sandy and Pleasant Grove, and doing video sessions.

Austin Garrett

My name is Austin Garrett. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist located in Logan, Utah. I studied Psychology as an undergraduate at Utah Valley University and I am currently studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Utah State University. I love working with couples and individuals who are navigating the complexities of intimacy and sexuality. My treatment focuses include communication differences, adjusting to married life/sexual activity, desire differences, and sexual addiction. I know that emotions are incredibly powerful and motivating, that is why I use emotionally focused therapy (EFT) with my clients. I also implement Gottman exercises and interventions into my work with couples. I have found this type of therapy to be highly effective, but I recognize that some clients may prefer a slightly different approach. I am committed to working with each couple and individual until we reach your goals. I am available to see clients in Logan or via Telehealth. 

Mitch McKee

My name is Mitch McKee. I am a graduate level Marriage and Family Therapy student at Utah Valley University and am completing certification as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a prospective member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). I am interested in treating issues involving marriage and family conflict and distress, marital infidelity and the associated betrayal trauma, sexual addictions including pornography, masturbation and hyper sexuality, pre and post mission sexual issues, sexual orientation concerns, sexual-religious identity conflicts and the associated emotional issues. I utilize 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. I view therapy as a way to heal from countless issues in a safe and empowering way.

Shay Martin

Shay Martin is the office manager for Covenant Sex Therapy. Shay recently completed her Bachelors in Behavioral Science and now teaches as an adjunct professor at UVU. She will begin her MFT program next fall. In her not-so-present free time she enjoys eating Costa Vida, cooking with her husband, making her house cute, working out or hanging with her family. She can be reached at admin@covenantsextherapy or 801-855-6878

Jacquelinne Altom

Jacquelinne is the Social Media Marketing Manager at Covenant Sex Therapy. She has been married to her sweetheart, Craig, for over 12 years. Together, they are blessed to raise four vivacious daughters that bring so much joy and meaning to their lives. Jacquelinne loves that her work is so closely connected to her greatest passions in life: making positive connections, fostering a sense of community, and empowering others to love themselves and love others. 

 

In her spare time, Jacquelinne loves to add to her collection of memories and can oftentimes be found gardening, hiking, enjoying great food, and traveling with family and friends. 

Valerie Hutchinson

Valerie recently moved to Utah from Idaho; where she was born and raised. She met her husband, Mike, at school in Rexburg and has been married for 28 years. She has 4 beautiful children whom she adores, and loves chatting with and cheerleading for daily. (Coaching, being a swim team, lacrosse, volleyball, soccer, missionary, and now an Air Force mom are her highest achievements). She loves flowers, gardening, dancing & singing in the kitchen, and being with her huge extended family. Valerie graduated in Medical Administration Assisting and is excited to work with the Hughes Therapy team as the Billing Specialist! Please call or email her with any billing questions: (801)855-6301 or billing@covenantsextherapy.com

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