As a leading provider of sex therapy, we take pride in offering top tier therapeutic services. Working day in and day out with couples who are struggling in their sexual relationship is just one of the reasons that we are a leading provider in the area. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our clients from a confidential, LDS gospel-centered counseling approach. Covenant Sex Therapy was started with a vision of providing highly specific and specialized counseling services to an in need population, and our expert therapists are committed to that ideal.
Ph.D., LMFT, CST
Dr. Hughes is a licensed marriage and family therapist and AAMFT approved supervisor in the state of Utah with a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). He is also EMDR trained. In addition to owning and operating Covenant Sex Therapy, Dr. Hughes is an adjunct faculty teaching courses for graduate students at BYU and Argosy University focused on honing clinical skills and sex therapy. He has worked for many counseling centers in the Utah and Salt Lake county area, including LDS Family Services. Dr. Hughes now receives referrals from professors, medical doctors, and other therapists that need a highly specialized sex therapist for clients/patients. He has presented at state and national conferences, supervised other therapists working with clients presenting with sexual issues, authored a peer reviewed article, taught CEU courses, guest lectured at various different universities, and worked with many clients struggling with sexual matters. He is the author of You, Me, and We: A Practical Guide to Marital Intimacy. He is the creator of the app Sexual Healing, which has revolutionized the world of sexual health. Dr. Hughes is a member of both local (Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; UAMFT) and national (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; AAMFT) professional associations. Dr. Hughes has received certification for participating in a Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) training in Boulder Colorado.
Bryan Kubricht has a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Brigham Young University (BYU) and is currently finishing an MFT PhD from BYU. He is an associate licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.Bryan has taught classes at BYU on cross cultural families, research methods, and co-taught practicum. 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 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.
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Li Ping Su-Kubricht has a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Brigham Young University (BYU) and is currently an MFT PhD candidate from BYU. She is an associate licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Li Ping has taught classes at BYU on cross cultural families and human development and research practicums. She has a passion for helping couples and families overcome life’s difficulties and reach their full potential. She works hard to make sure that she understands each client’s unique needs and provides safety and individualized therapy that benefits each client. She focuses on healing past trauma both psychologically and spiritually. She has helped clients heal from past childhood trauma, sexual problems, and attachment injury. She has worked with a variety of issues related to trauma with children, adolescents, and adults in family and couple therapy. She has extensive knowledge and understanding on how trauma influences individual’s emotional regulation, accurate perception, physical health, and relationship with others from a neurobiological perspective. She believes good treatment consists of establishing communication and trust in a secure environment as well as an integration of body, mind, and spirit. Li Ping is a fully trained Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. She is unique in that she has effective EMDR treatment protocols for addiction, attachment, betrayal trauma, trauma (abuse, natural disaster, etc). She is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Tasha Bates has a Masters 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. She strongly believes in working to create a positive sexual identity that compliments spirituality and relational desires. Her research interests have focused on marital attachment and overall health. Therefore, many of her techniques include activities to encourage both physical and mental health. Tasha is available to meet with clients at both the Provo and Sandy office locations.
Andrea Parady is committed to helping people heal. She has studied about couple relationships extensively and has taken numerous classes on working with helping couples heal and improve their relationships. In general, Andrea has a passion for helping people. She has seen how anxiety and trauma can complicate sexual relationships and has worked with couples to overcome past trauma and to create safe and happy sexual and romantic relationships. Andrea has taken classes, attended seminars, and participated in presentations on working with sexual dysfunction, addictions, and communication problems. In addition, Andrea has attended national conferences that focus on marital and family problems and how to work through them. Recently, Andrea received an invitation to present her research on high conflict couples at a national conference in Florida. Throughout these many studies and experiences working with couples, Andrea continues to believe in the power of individuals and couples to find healing and hope, even in the hardest of circumstances. Andrea is available to see clients at both the Pleasant Grove and Provo clinics.
Allessandra Jacobsen has a passion for helping couples in every aspect of their marriage. Whether it is intimacy, communication, conflict, trauma, addiction, parenting, infidelity, depression, anxiety, etc. She is a couple's therapist to her core. Allessandra knows the importance of open communication with your partner about sexuality and helps others to feel comfortable, understood, and validated. She believe that your marriage is the foundation for your family and that you deserve a healthy, satisfying sexual relationship with your spouse. She has a passion for sexuality and helping couple's to find this passion in their own lives and relationships. She has attended conferences on sexuality and is a avid reader. Allessandra is available to see clients at our Pleasant Grove Clinic.
Kate Handy is committed to forming collaborative and trusting relationships with her clients to help them overcome their personal and relationship difficulties. She believes in people’s innate value and their ability to heal and grow. She is passionate about helping people have healthy sexuality and sexual relationships. She has worked with a variety of sexual issues, including struggles with low desire, sexual pain, pornography usage, and difficulty with orgasm. She is experienced in working with those with depression and anxiety and knows of the impact they can have on relationships, including sexual relationships. Kate has presented at a national conference (AAMFT) on the importance of representative inclusion of ethnic minority groups in marriage and family therapy research. She has also taught a class at BYU on parenting, including how parents can discuss sex and sexuality with their children. She offers therapy in both English and Spanish. She is available to see clients at our Sandy and Pleasant Grove locations
Brian Lewis has a Master’s degree in Behavioral Medicine from the University of Connecticut and is currently an associate licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He has worked in Behavioral Medicine for over 20 years and has worked at facilities such as Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical Center, Health South Rehabilitation, and University Neuropsychiatric Institute in SLC. At these facilities, he worked with physical rehabilitation, pain medication addiction, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and their effects on sexual function. Brian also has experience working with clients with sexual addictions, infidelity, and remarriage. He provides a non-judgmental environment that encourages accountability and straight forward talk. This generally gets to the core of the issues quickly and allows clients to move forward in creating and maintaining a healthy relationship. He enjoys working with individuals and couples with diverse religious and cultural backgrounds as well as the LGBTQ+ community. Outside of sessions, Brian can be found spending time with his children, playing golf, and attending sporting events. Brian is available to see clients at our Pleasant Grove and Sandy Clinics.
Emily Stephens is committed to fostering connection and healing in relationships. She has a passion for creating a safe place in relationships. Emily has studied couple systems extensively and has worked with a variety of sexual issues including struggles with trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, low desire, and difficulty with orgasm. She has worked with domestic violence situations, childhood sexual abuse, and newly married sexual struggles. Emily loves to teach and help people to have healthy and safe sexual relationships through mindfulness and other interventions. She has presented at national conferences including AAMFT, SPR, NCUR and will present her research on couple relationships in therapy in China this summer. Emily has also taught classes at BYU on parenting, including how parents can openly discuss sex, healthy sexuality, and pornography with their children. She is available to see clients at our Pleasant Grove and Provo locations
Emily Bridenstine is the Administrative Assistant at Covenant Sex Therapy. She is your pivot point for just about everything and the right hand to Dr. Hughes. She received her bachelor’s degree in Marriage and Family Studies from BYU-Idaho. Emily is currently a master's student and studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University. Feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-554-8401.