Let’s talk about what to do about marriage problems because of anxiety. Anxiety can often be seen as an individual issue. However, this issue impacts not only you, but those around you. There are certain techniques that you can use to combat individual anxiety such as positive self-talk and diaphragmatic breathing (Related Articles: How To…

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Marriage therapy in Utah is becoming more popular. There are some recent trends that we have noticed as marriage and family therapists. I’d like to share them with you here so that you can take advantage of marriage therapy if you and your spouse need it, but are having a hard time getting in.  …

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As a Utah counselor, I often meet with individuals or couples who use this one cognitive thinking error: Polarized Thinking. It’s  something that you are probably doing, but don’t realize it. It hurts your mental health and causes relationship problems (Related Article: Tips For Relationship Problems). Let’s talk about what it is, how it can…

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Oh, what to do about relationship problems with in-laws?! This is one of the biggest concerns of pre-marital couples and newlyweds (Related Article: Pre Marriage Counseling Tips). It isn’t something that goes away later in your marriage either. Most couples have difficulty with in-laws at some point or another. Sometimes it’s severe, sometimes it’s something…

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Meet Rachel Brown, therapist at the Center for Couples and Families! Rachel Brown grew up in upstate New York, and has spent the past 10 years in Utah. She received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in English and Family Studies, and is currently a master’s student at Touro University and an intern therapist.…

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Meet Stephanie, couples therapist at the Center for Couples and Families! Stephanie is an Ohio native who set off on a new adventure to Utah in 2015. She is an intern therapist and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. On her journey to becoming a therapist, Stephanie has been working…

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Communication in marriage can be difficult. You want to communicate in an honest way and connect with your spouse in order to have a good relationship. You want emotional intimacy. However, becoming emotionally intimate in your marriage isn’t easy and often feels counterintuitive (Related Article: Emotional Intimacy: What It Is And How To Get It…

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The stigma of going to counseling for mental health problems in Utah is diminishing, but still there. Many people believe that you are weak if you go to counseling or that you should just be able to fix your problems yourself. Others don’t know what to expect when going to therapy so they don’t start…

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I’ll share with you a few tips for relationship problems as I have learned from clients what works. As a Utah marriage and family therapist, I have noticed several trends that are worth sharing.    Be Deliberate   Clients who seem to be healthy and have a good relationship are deliberate about it. A good…

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