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 and EFT trained. 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.
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.
She is not taking new clients at this time.
Paul has been working as a mental health therapist since 2002. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Development at Utah State University and his Master of Counseling degree at the University of Phoenix. He is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC). He has clinical expertise in treating chemical and sexual addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, suicide, couples counseling and extensive experience in various other areas of mental and emotional health. He is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Paul has developed a passion for helping people understand and overcome life's struggles and issues.He is committed to helping those who want to find the path to a healthy and joy-filled lifestyle. Paul loves cooking, fly fishing, hiking, racquetball, and spending time with his family. Paul can meet with clients in Pleasant Grove or Provo.
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 Handy 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.
She is not taking new clients at this time.
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.
She is not taking new clients at this time.
Katrina Nelson believes in the power of relationships to heal and finds great joy in working with clients in therapy. She uses a strength-based, collaborative approach to understand clients in their unique circumstances and meet them where they are. She believes that people are generally doing their best, and that we all sometimes get stuck. Katrina strives to create a safe space in therapy where clients can experience their circumstances, each other, and themselves in a new and more compassionate way. She is passionate about helping couples and families overcome their difficulties, even using them to gain greater compassion and connection. Katrina has taken classes in marriage counseling, sex therapy, and family therapy. In addition, she has run a pre-marital workshop to help new couples build and strengthen their relationships. Katrina has been involved in research on trauma, families, and body image issues. Outside of therapy, Katrina enjoys photography, dance parties with her daughters, and date nights with her husband. Katrina is available to see clients in Sandy.
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.
Shannon believes deeply that connection is what human beings are about. We all gravitate toward relationships whether that be with significant others, ourselves, or the divine. Sometimes our innate ability to heal is disrupted by our experiences of depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, sexual difficulties, or other experiences of suffering. Shannon works with individuals and couples to unlock their innate abilities to heal themselves through connection.
Shannon has experience helping couples, individuals, and families come to a better understanding of each other and themselves that promotes healing in their relationships. She has experience working with clients from diverse ethnic, faith, and spiritual communities. Shannon has presented on LGBTQ+ topics and facilitated a group for women recovering from the end of a relationship (e.g., divorce, broken engagement, etc.). She is especially interested in how shame, guilt, embarrassment, or other self-conscious emotions complicate a couple’s ability to bond through sexual experiences.
In her free time, Shannon loves being in nature, especially with her husband, and laughing with her kids.
Shannon is available to see clients in Provo and Pleasant Grove.
Megan Story Chavez received a B.S. in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Family Studies from Utah Valley University, an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University and is a Ph.D. candidate in Couple and Family Therapy at Texas Tech University. Megan has specialized training in Medical Family Therapy, working with individuals, couples, and families on mind, body, and relationship health. In addition to being a skilled clinician, Megan enjoys researching, presenting, and publishing articles on the interconnection between physical and mental health. She has taught courses at Texas Tech University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her work as an educator and researcher help Megan ensure that she is informed on current research, which greatly benefits her clients. She has worked as a therapist in Utah, Texas, and Nebraska; she believes her experiences with clients from diverse backgrounds aid her in being sensitive to culture and how it can influence our lives and relationships. Megan values the differences in each of her clients and honors their perspectives in her interactions with them. She trusts that healing comes through finding balance in all aspects of our lives. Megan understands that although people have the internal resources to find healing, they sometimes need help to identify solutions to the problems that they face. Megan assists them in doing that. She uses her background in family systems theory and proven treatment methods to support her clients in finding those solutions. She has training in the Biopsychosocial-spiritual Model, Sand-Tray Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Megan would love to provide a safe space for you to find healing and comfort as an individual, a couple, or a family. Megan is available to see clients at both the Pleasant Grove and Provo clinics.
Emily Bridenstine is one of the Administrative Assistants 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 email@example.com or 435-554-8401.
Miranda Koutz works along side Emily as an Administrative Assistant at Covenant Sex Therapy. She is currently studying Family Science at Utah Valley University. Miranda is extremely personable and has a passion for helping and connecting with people. Miranda enjoys being in contact with clients regarding any needs or questions they may have. Feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org