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The sexual side of marriage is closely linked with the emotional and personal elements in the relationship. … What the married couple have to achieve, therefore, is a sex relationship that expresses, sustains, and renews their deepest and most tender feelings for each other.

Long-term romantic love appears to be a real phenomenon…positively associated with marital satisfaction, mental health, and overall well-being” Acevedo, B. P., & Aron, A. (2009). Does a long-term relationship kill romantic love?

Review of General Psychology,13(1), 59-65. doi:10.1037/a0014226

Best results are achieved with men with premature ejaculation and women who have never had orgasms.

Zilbergeld, Bernie (1984). The scope and effectiveness of sex therapy. Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.) (0033-3204), 21 (3), p. 319.

Anywhere from 35 to 50 percent of people struggle with long-term sexual difficulties over the course of their lives,” says Derek Polonsky, a psychiatrist and sex therapist with Harvard Medical School.

Baldauf, S. (2008). How therapy can help your sex life. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved from

Sex therapy employs many of the same basic principles as the other therapeutic modalities, but is unique in that it is an approach developed specifically for the treatment of sexual problems.


Many non-religious or members of other faith individuals and couples have sought our help through the years. We have been pleased to assist these clients as there are limited sex therapists throughout Utah. Because of this, we welcome all that struggle within their sexual lives. Our training and personal religious affiliation doesn’t preclude us from working with clients of different faiths or clients with no religious affiliation or belief. We welcome all who are trying to improve their intimate lives and relationship and do not want to make anyone feel excluded.
Sexual issues are one of the top reasons couples get divorced and these issues need to be treated with the utmost seriousness and sensitivity. We invite you to seek solutions to your sexual needs with sex therapy services from Covenant Sex Therapy located in Provo, Sandy, Pleasant Grove, Logan, and St. George Utah. We specialize in providing you with a unique approach and LDS gospel-centered systemic sex therapy.
Our staff are highly trained and experienced in working with individuals and couples experiencing issues of sexual desire, arousal, orgasm, pain, satisfaction, compulsivity, and addiction. We now have services for youth and their families that are dealing with issues of sexual abuse, identity, compulsivity, addiction, acting out/behavioral, development, education, and health. We have added several fully trained EMDR therapists and one that uses Life Span Integration to help process trauma and other attachment issues. Individual and family sessions are available to address these concerns.
Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment. Our office hours are: Monday - Friday 8:00am-9:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am-6:00pm.

You, Me, & We: A Practical Guide to Marital Intimacy revolutionizes the LDS cultural transformation to owning our sexuality, being brought closer to our partner through sexual intimacy, and shifting how the culture views sexuality to that of a life preserver for the Latter-day Saint. Among other topics, Dr. Hughes has included his own model of therapy suited for LDS couples, how problematic sexual behavior impacts the couple's sexual relationship, stages of life and marriage and the unique challenges throughout the life-course in maintaining a healthy sexual relationship, how to shift our cultural narrative surrounding sex, and how to talk to our children about sex. We expect that all of our clients will be reading the book as it will move them through therapy much faster.

We have developed the first LDS sexuality app for those members struggling in their sexual relationship. This app can be used with or without therapy. We expect that all of our clients with apple devices use the app as we assign app activities between therapy sessions and find quicker results this way. The app has over 100 different activities and sends notifications daily/weekly/monthly or on a one time basis for the user to improve their sexual relationship. There is also a notes section so that progress and insight can be added regularly and insight can be brought to therapy sessions.

Dr. Anthony A. Hughes, LMFT, CST, is a noted sex therapist and devoted member of the LDS church. In What Your Parents Didn't Tell You about Sex, he shares his vast knowledge and clinical experience for LDS couples who seek to improve their sexual satisfaction, strengthen their marital bond, and glorify God through their sexual union. He has put together the best that research, theory, and thousands of hours practicing sex therapy have to offer. This book is now only available through Audible. We suggest that you purchase You, Me, & We if you'd like a paperback book.