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.
Dr. Anthony Hughes
Ph.D., LMFT, CST, AAMFT Supervisor
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, EFT, Gottman, trained. Dr. Hughes is trained in Narrative Therapy at the Dulwich Centre in South Australia. In addition to owning and operating Covenant Sex Therapy, Dr. Hughes is a faculty at BYU in their marriage and family therapy department focused on aiding students in honing clinical skills and sex therapy. Dr. Hughes is a highly sought after sex therapist and 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 and taught at various 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.
Dr. Bryan Kubricht
Dr. Bryan Kubricht has a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Brigham Young University (BYU). He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Utah. Bryan has taught classes at BYU on cross cultural families, research methods, and co-taught practicum for MFT graduate students. 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 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.
He is available to see clients in Logan or via video sessions.
Tasha Bates has a master's 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 graduated from Brigham Young University with a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She 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. She is also EMDR trained. 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.
Kate Sheffield graduated from Brigham Young University with a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She 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.
Andrew Norwood provides individual, couple, and family therapy for a variety of clinical issues from psychodynamic and family system perspectives. He specializes in anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, trauma, and relationship problems in adults and adolescents. He has a passion to work with hurting people and find it an honor to be a part of the healing process that can occur through psychotherapy. He values and prioritize developing a strong and authentic relationship with clients. He takes a collaborative approach with his clients to help relieve the emotional pain that brought them to therapy and to gain a deeper understanding into the roots of their problems.
Andrew obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from American Military University, then his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Argosy University. He is also EMDR trained. Andrew was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force after serving his country for seven years and enjoys working with the military community.
Andrew is available to see clients in Sandy.
Ashley Lovell believes in the healing nature of relationships and has found tremendous joy working with couples as they learn to be more vulnerable, intimate, and fully connected to one another. At her core, Ashley believes people are motivated by good intentions and she strives to handle couple distress in such a way that each partner is able to eventually see the good in one another. She has spent years of formal study learning how family and couple systems thrive and change. In her studies she has taken classes, attended seminars, and presented on a range of topics pertaining to couples and families. Ashley has taught classes on parenting and participated in research involving couple violence and using mindfulness practices to increase sexual and sensual satisfaction in couples. Ashley was invited to present some of her research at a conference in San Diego. Outside of therapy, Ashley enjoys calligraphy and watercolor, playing with her Australian Shepherd, and watching documentaries with her husband. Ashley is available to see clients in Pleasant Grove and Provo.
Katrina Nelson is a great listener and cherishes being part of healing journeys. She believes that people are generally doing their best, and that we all get stuck. Katrina strives to create a safe space in therapy where clients feel understood, and then experience themselves and their problems in new ways.
Katrina has been trained in Lifespan Integration
, a gentle visualization approach that helps adults heal from trauma and difficulties in childhood. This type of therapy helps the mind make sense of the past in such a way that it allows clients to move beyond it and enjoy the present more fully.
Katrina enjoys working with couples, individuals, and families. She has run a pre-marital workshop to help new couples build and strengthen their relationships and believes it’s never too early to start being intentional about improvement.
Outside of therapy, Katrina enjoys playing outside with her daughters and date nights with her husband. Katrina is available to see clients in Sandy.
Josh Larsen is dually licensed in the state of Utah as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and as a Licensed Substance Use Disorder Counselor (LSUDC). Josh's training and extensive experience in the field of addiction treatment provides a unique and powerful perspective in support of individuals, families, and couples through challenges of guilt, shame, depression, efficacy, identity, self-mastery, obsession/compulsion, anger management, impulse control, anxiety, jealousy, and trauma. He teaches of the power of internal connection in coping with complex relationship challenges and how vulnerability and communication empower that connection as it's greatest currency.
Josh received a masters degree in clinical mental health counseling at The University of Phoenix after completing a bachelors of science degree in psychology from The University of Southern Utah. He has lived in Southern Utah for 17 years, where he enjoys kayaking, hiking, camping, swimming with his four children. He is an active musician and can often be found in venues throughout Southern Utah performing vocal and guitar arrangements of beloved cover songs and his own unique compositions.
Richard Reynolds believes that healthy, thriving relationships are essential for human well-being. He loves working with individuals, families, and couples to strengthen their relationships and combat issues that corrode relationships like addiction and trauma. Richard grew up in Provo, Utah and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Brigham Young University. While at BYU, he spent four years working at a residential treatment center in Spanish Fork, Utah. Working there, Richard learned to use a relationship-based approach to provide mentorship to adolescents with ages ranging from 13 to 18 years old and with a large variety of treatment issues.
Richard has also received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). When not seeing clients or doing homework, Richard loves to spend time with his wife and two children. He also loves the outdoors, plays multiple instruments and occasionally likes to get his hands dirty while working on his car and other projects around the house. Richard is available to see clients in Provo and Pleasant Grove.
Rochelle is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families. Specifically, new mothers who may be experiencing Postpartum Depression, couples who are struggling with sexual intimacy, and individuals experiencing depression or anxiety.
Rochelle is completing her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah Valley University and is currently in her residency. She is a certified Family Wellness Instructor and has taught education courses to teens and families to help improve relationships and life skills. She has also done research studying the transition into sexual relationships between couples. She has experience in helping families through the Strengthening Families Program and has helped teens and young adults transition into adulthood after working at DCFS. She is currently working as an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University teaching Human Sexuality. In her spare time; Rochelle enjoys camping, hiking, and boating with her husband and three children, binge-watching Netflix shows while eating popcorn with too much butter, and playing video games with her siblings. Rochelle is available to see clients in Pleasant Grove.
Emily Bridenstine is a compassionate therapist who believes in respecting and honoring client’s experiences and perspectives. She empowers clients to take accountability for their life by providing them with needed tools and skills. A systemic therapist at her core, she sees individuals and their problems in the wider context of their relationships, environment, culture, and history. She enjoys working with couples, individuals, families, and youth.
Emily has been a part of our team here at Covenant since 2016 in various capacities. From the beginning she fully believed in and embodied our mission to help individuals, couples, and families in the most intimate areas of their lives. She is completing her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University and is in the fieldwork portion of her degree.
Emily taught a four-week workshop on how loved ones can be impacted by an individual’s pornography addiction. The workshop included an explanation of the biological, social, and emotional effects, factors that encourage, and common symptoms of pornography use. She also provided various resources for those who struggle with pornography addiction and their loved ones.
She loves painting, cooking, playing board games, and spending time with her family. Emily is available to see clients in Pleasant Grove and Provo.
Shay Martin is the office manager for Covenant Sex Therapy. Shay recently completed her Bachelors in Behavioral Science and now teaches as an adjunct professor at UVU. She will begin her MFT program next fall. In her not-so-present free time she enjoys eating Costa Vida, cooking with her husband, making her house cute, working out or hanging with her family. She can be reached at admin@covenantsextherapy or 801-855-6878
Abby Jane is an office administrator for Covenant Sex Therapy; she works in social media marketing, scheduling, and numerous other areas to help the office run smoothly. Abby is currently finishing up her bachelors in Anthropology at Utah Valley University. Outside of the office she can be found outside doing anything active, reading books about humanity, and painting abstract art. Feel free to contact her at admin@covenantsextherapy or 801-796-2246.
Valerie recently moved to Utah from Idaho; where she was born and raised. She met her husband, Mike, at school in Rexburg and has been married for 28 years. She has 4 beautiful children whom she adores, and loves chatting with and cheerleading for daily. (Coaching, being a swim team, lacrosse, volleyball, soccer, missionary, and now an Air Force mom are her highest achievements). She loves flowers, gardening, dancing & singing in the kitchen, and being with her huge extended family. Valerie graduated in Medical Administration Assisting and is excited to work with the Hughes Therapy team as the Billing Specialist! Please call or email her with any billing questions: (801)855-6301 or firstname.lastname@example.org