Our Therapists & Staff

 

We specialize in social justice-informed therapy with individuals, couples, and families. We strive to provide therapy that is highest professional quality, research-informed, best practices, and highest ethical standards.

Therapy services are available in English and Spanish

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Marty Erickson, PhD, LMFT (he/him)

Professional Highlights

I received a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iowa State University (`04), MS in MFT from Purdue Calumet (`98), and BS in Psychology from BYU (`94). I am the owner of Progressive Paths Therapy and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Utah.

Specialties

I work with individuals, couples, families, and do group therapy. I strive to have my work research-informed, best practices informed, highest ethical quality. I specialize in: Mormon faith crises transitions and/or awakenings for individuals and couples, Social justice-informed therapy (addressing discrimination and systemic oppression of minoritized groups and individuals around race, gender, sexual orientation, class, ability, power/privilege, etc.), couples and marriage therapy, sex therapy for couples, premarital therapy, out of control or problematic sexual behavior for individuals and couples, healing from trauma/abuse, promoting adult growth & development, and family therapy. I am a straight cisgender LGBTQ+ affirmative ally, a member of the LGBTQ Affirmative Therapists Guild of Utah and a Board Member of Encircle Therapy. I am an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, AAMFT member, and UAMFT member. I am current president of the Mormon Mental Health Association. In my work I utilize: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness practices, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Differentiation of Self, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. I’ve been working as a therapist since 1996. I am thrilled to be the founder and a part of this unique group practice. I affirm the goodness, strengths, and wonder in each person and each relationship. I work to explore in depth both the hopes and fears, the real challenges and possibilities individuals and relationships face in their life journeys. The joy and honor of my work is being a witness to the lives, relationships, stories, growth, hopes, and change of those who consult me.

Other therapists

Shawna Henry, MS, LMFT (she/her)

I received my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and have been practicing since 2011.

Specialties

I work with individuals, couples, families, and do group therapy. I specialize in healing from trauma/abuse, family and relationship therapy, adoption and attachment issues, working with teens, self-harm and suicidal ideation, depression and anxiety, and issues related to discrimination and systemic oppression of minority groups (race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.). I have special interest in women’s issues including relationships, faith issues, trauma, and empowering women to reach their full potential. I look at every situation systemically and, in my work, utilize Family Systems therapies, DBT, CBT, Lifespan Integration, mindfulness, and empowerment principles. I offer a safe and nurturing space to grow and move through the therapeutic process. I value the resilience of the human spirit and the intrinsic value of every human being. I feel privileged to walk through the change process with people and be entrusted with their life stories. I am a Utah LMFT Supervisor. I am available to provide therapy in Spanish.

 

Connor Barham, MS, AMFT (he/him)

I completed a B.S. in Family Science and a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. I’ve been practicing as an individual, couple, and family therapist since 2018 in the Provo and Orem area. I offer services both in-person and through telehealth.

Specialties

I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. I believe in the inherent value and goodness of humanity, and my therapy focus includes creating an accepting environment where it is safe to experience your thoughts and emotions from a space of curiosity and compassion. My specialties include individual and relational therapy for out-of-control sexual behaviors, helping individuals cope with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and scrupulosity, healing from trauma (including PTSD and Developmental Trauma), managing depression, and helping individuals and partnerships navigating faith transitions. I am also trained to help strengthen the security and warmth of romantic and familial relationships of all kinds. I emphasize Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Attachment-Based therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, all from a research-based, biopsychosocial perspective.

Megan Story ChavezMegan Story Chavez, PhD, LMFT (she/her)

I completed a B.S. in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Family Studies at Utah Valley University, an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from BYU, and a Ph.D. in Couple and Family Therapy at Texas Tech University. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in UT. I received specialized training in Medical Family Therapy in a doctoral fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. I have worked as a therapist in Utah, Texas, & Nebraska and value the diverse experiences I’ve had as a clinician. I’ve been working as a therapist since 2014.

Specialties

I work with couples and young adults. I specialize in working from a trauma-informed, culturally-informed, and inclusive perspectives. My training in medical family therapy focused on recognizing how physical factors influence mental health. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, self-harm, OCD, and relationship issues with college students. I also have experience working with members of the LGBTQ+ community and am a member of the LGBTQ Affirmative Therapists Guild of Utah. Additionally I specialize in couples counseling and working with mixed race and mixed faith couples. I have experience working with issues related to minority groups, discrimination, and oppression. I am an AAMFT approved supervisor. In addition to providing services as a therapist, I enjoy researching and teaching. My work as an educator and researcher help ensure that I am informed on current research. I trust that healing comes through finding balance in all aspects of our lives. I use my background in family systems theory and proven treatment methods to support my clients in finding solutions to their problems. I have training in the Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Model, Sand-Tray Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Experiential Therapies, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Cameron Hee, PhD candidate, AMFT (he/him)

I completed a B.S. in Psychology from BYU-Hawaii, an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from BYU, and am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the BYU MFT doctoral program. I’ve been practicing therapy since 2016.

 Specialties

 I work with individuals, couples, and families. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, problems related to adverse and traumatic family of origin experiences, working with premarital and newlywed couples, and multicultural and diversity issues such as challenges related to discrimination, systemic oppression, and internalized racism. As a Native Hawaiian I specialize in therapy work and research with Native Hawaiian’s, Polynesians, and Pacific Islanders. I also have experience helping clients with life transitions, identity development, trauma, couple conflict and sexual challenges, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. In therapy, I take a compassionate non-judgmental approach and seek to understand clients’ unique experiences and concerns. I believe that a strong and safe therapeutic relationship is essential to successful therapy, and I work collaboratively with my clients to identify practical strategies to address their problems, and resolutions that promote healing, growth, and change. As an MFT, my clinical work is primarily informed by systems theory meaning I conceptualize client challenges within the various systems and contexts of their lives to identify the patterns and conditions that keep their problems in place and intervene accordingly. My approach is an integrative one that draws on Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and attachment theory. I also take a holistic approach to treatment that considers clients’ physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being. I am committed to help each person I work with reach their treatment aims and experience changes in their lives that allow them to achieve the healing, happiness, health, and connection to others they desire.

Lara LaBar MS, AMFT (she/her)

I have a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Utah and an M.S. in Counseling (Marriage & Family Therapy emphasis) from San Diego State University. I completed my clinical training at the Center for Community Counseling & Engagement in City Heights, San Diego, working primarily with LGBTQIA+ teens, adults, and couples. I have been working as a therapist since 2020.

Specialties

I am a White queer woman with cisgender privilege, an ex-LDS descendant of Swedish, English, and Scottish settlers.
I enjoy working with sexual concerns (I am kink competent and affirming), individuals and couples exploring non-traditional relationships, queer & gender-diverse folks, and people who are navigating major life transitions like faith crises and divorce.
My therapy is informed by queer, feminist, and transformative justice principles and draws on ideas and interventions from Narrative Therapy, EFT, and Gottman Method. I believe that therapy is an interpersonal process and that good therapy helps us to connect- to ourselves, to our values, to our loved ones, and to communities of support.

Rachel Bell, CSW (she/her)

I completed a BS in psychology from Brigham Young University and a Master’s in Social Work from Seattle University. I have been practicing as a therapist since 2020.

Specialties

I work with individuals, couples, and groups. My approach is person-centered; I believe that people are the experts on their lives, and my role is to work alongside them, highlighting their personal priorities in a non-judgmental and validating manner. My specialties include depression, anxiety, faith transitions and crises, family and relationship concerns, substance use, and eating disorders. I use various approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and family systems. As a trauma-informed therapist, I am certified in trauma-focused CBT, and aim to foster autonomy and safety in session. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative professional and strive to practice cultural humility. In my work, I integrate all aspects of peoples’ lives, (including biological, psychological, social, and spiritual) in order to promote growth as well as a better understanding of nuanced, personal issues. Ultimately, I am honored to be a part of the therapeutic process and commit to uphold the personal healing and empowerment of each individual client.

April Meads, Office Manager (she/her)

I have a long record of successfully maintaining all levels of business management. With over 20 years of experience in management, my specific areas of expertise are in Customer Relations Management, financial structuring, training and operations management. I enjoy all aspects of managing an office to help maintain day-to-day operations and love helping clients receive the best quality care. I have a long history of active volunteering in the community serving with the North Tooele Fire District, Utah Crisis line and Ronald McDonald House. I attended Dixie State University with an emphasis in business management and am actively pursuing additional schooling in Psychology at UVU.

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Progressive Paths Therapy logo | Counseling Services | Orem, UT 84097

1175 South 800 East, 2nd floor
Orem, UT 84097

info@progressivepathstherapy.com

801-704-5066
801-704-5066

We specialize in working with diverse and multicultural individuals, couples, and families. All of us specialize in working with issues of social justice and systemic oppression facing minorities.

Therapy services are available in English and Spanish.

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