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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Marriage counseling in Utah has helped many heal their relationships and move them forward. As a marriage and family therapist practicing in Utah County for nearly two decades, I have noticed a few trends of couples who’ make it’ that might be helpful for you to know.    Get In Early And Often   It’s…

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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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Marriage counseling can often be seen as a punishment. You might see it as an indication that you have failed and need someone to help you fix your problems. Yes, you might need someone to help you fix your relationship, but it isn’t an indication that you have failed. Rather, it’s a sign that you…

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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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Why come to marriage counseling and does it work? One of the main reasons to attend is that it can actually help your marriage get better. Not just on the surface, but fundamentally. The techniques and methods that a good Utah marriage counselor will use follow research based models such as EFT (Dr. Susan Johnson),…

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Learning how to communicate with your spouse is crucial to your marriage success. This isn’t a skill that you are taught in school or that seems to come naturally. In fact, part of your makeup as a human is to talk with them in ways that are not helpful. As humans, we tend to lean…

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Marriage counseling works best when you approach it as being beneficial to both of you. It’s not for your spouse, as you watch them improve their ways. It’s for you and your spouse, together. If not, then you are going to be frustrated and stuck.    The Problem   I often see couples come into…

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Marriage counseling has been shown to be effective and helpful for more couples than not. Many couples here in Utah have found success in marriage therapy. There are some things that couples do that seem to help in the process of their treatment and some things they do that seem to get in the way…

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