Meet Claire, Couples Counselor at the Center for Couples and Families in Orem! Claire Wright is originally from Mesa, Arizona. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies with an emphasis in Human Development from Brigham Young University. Claire is currently receiving her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah Valley University and…

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Meet Paige, Couples Counselor at the Center for Couples and Families in Orem! Paige Gifford grew up in sunny San Diego, California. She moved to Utah for college seven years ago and has since then learned to tolerate Utah’s snowy winters. Paige received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Family Life. Paige is…

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Meet Laura, Couples Counselor at the Center for Couples and Families in Orem! Laura Davies is originally from Chapel Hill, NC. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies with an emphasis in Human Development from Brigham Young University and has remained in Utah ever since. Laura is currently receiving her Master’s Degree in Marriage…

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Meet Brian, Couples Counselor at the Center for Couples and Families in Orem! Brian Johnson, from Lindon, Utah, is a licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in family studies from BYU and his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Dixie State University with an emphasis in working…

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Meet Katherine, Couples Counselor at the Center for Couples and Families in Orem! Katherine Linscott (she/they) is originally from Loveland, Colorado. She received her bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Utah Valley University. There, she helped to conduct research about newlywed sex life. Katherine received her master’s degree from Kansas State University, focusing mainly on…

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If you need help with depression in Utah, you have come to the right place. Depression is something that most people go through in their lives (all people?). Many people in your neighborhood are struggling with depression right now. Some of them get treatment and some of them figure out how to handle it on…

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Therapy can be effective, whether you are attending individual, couples or family therapy. Here in Utah, many of your neighbors are coming into therapy for many different reasons. They come to counseling for depression, anxiety, pornography problems, relationship problems, ADHD, suicidal thoughts, life transitions, blended family issues, and adolescent or child problems.    No matter…

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When it comes to relationship problems, this one is at the top of the list – stonewalling (Here are some others: Relationship Problems – Criticism and Relationship Problems – Contempt and Relationship Problems – Defensiveness). One of the most important things to remember is that it’s not the presence of relationship problems (i.e., arguments, fights)…

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Good communication in relationships isn’t something that comes naturally to most people. It’s hard to communicate with your partner when you are hurt or afraid. Your natural tendency is to learn away from danger, or the source of pain in your life. This is how your ancestors survived over time. They were able to lean…

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If you want to learn how to be emotionally healthy, you need to learn about the difference between secondary and primary emotions. In a past article you learned about the importance of recognizing, feeling and coping with your emotions (Related Article: Emotions 101: How To Be Healthy). Learning the difference between a primary emotion and…

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