Our Therapists & Staff

 

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, Spanish, and Portuguese.


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Dr. Marty Erickson, PhD, LMFT

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 specialize in: Mormon faith crises/shifts for individuals and couples, couples/marriage therapy, sex therapy for couples, premarital therapy, out of control or problematic sexual behavior for individuals and couples, healing from trauma/abuse, adult development, family therapy, and issues related to discrimination and systemic oppression of minority groups (race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.). I am a straight LGBTQ affirmative ally, and a member of the LGBTQ Affirmative Therapists Guild of Utah. 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, and principles from Family Systems therapies.

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 hope and wonder in each person and each relationship. It is a joy and an honor to me to be a witness to the lives, relationships, hopes, growth, and stories of those who consult me.

Other therapists

Shawna Henry, MS, LMFT

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.

Megan Story Chavez, PhD, AMFT

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 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.

Jared Tortosa, MS, LCSW

I received a MS in Clinical Social Work from BYU-Provo, and BS in Psychology from BYU-Hawaii. I’ve been a therapist in Utah since 2006, and I have worked as a therapist in a few places in the US and in Europe.

Specialties

I worked the past 6 years as a Certified Mental Health Officer for Salt Lake County and the University of Utah Hospital Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI). I have specialized in crisis and trauma work and served as the lead clinician for the County´s Crisis response team for youth as well as part of the Crisis response Team for Adults.  I particularly enjoy working with individual and family issues. I have  extensive experience working with trauma, abuse, depression and anxiety issues, attachment and relationships, self-harm and suicidal ideation, as well as minorities and refugee issues, adoption, LGBTQ+, issues related to gender and sexism, and faith related issues. I implement a relational systems model, Structural Family Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my clinical work. I am culturally versed and sensitive having lived in three continents and visited over 18 countries. I am able to provide clinical services fluently in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Connor Barham, MS, AMFT

I graduated August 2020, and I have been a practicing therapist since 2019.

Specialties

I work with individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of challenges. I believe in the inherent value and goodness of every person. Likewise, my therapy focus includes creating a validating environment where it is safe to be seen as you are. My specialties include family/couple therapy with blended families and remarried couples, couple/marriage therapy, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and scrupulosity, compulsive or problematic sexual behavior for individuals and couples, healing from abuse/trauma, loss/grief, and faith crises for individuals, couples, and families. My therapy draws from a client-centered, humanistic approach, but is also informed by Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Practices, Internal Family Systems, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am available to provide therapy in Spanish.

Brady Eisert, MFT Intern

I am finishing an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy at BYU summer 2021, and I am doing an internship with Progressive Paths Therapy through Aug 2021 when I start a PhD program.

Specialties

I work with individuals, couples, and families. My primary therapeutic goal is to create a safe, compassionate environment that allows for those I work with to discover who they truly are and integrate that beautiful authenticity into their lives and relationships. Specific issues I work with include Mormon/Evangelical faith crises and transitions, depression, anxiety, self-loathing/-hatred, and abuse/trauma. I also work with those who experience problematic or out-of-control sexual behavior and their significant others/families. I am a straight LGBTQ ally. In therapy, I take an existential-humanistic approach utilizing mindfulness practices, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. I enjoy listening to music, watching movies, reading books, spending time with friends/family, and pizza! I am excited to be doing this unique internship with Progressive Paths Therapy through mid August 2021 when I will be starting a PhD program out of state.

April Meads , Office Manager

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.

 

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, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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