Em Lyver, MSW, CSW (they/them) SLC

Professional Highlights

I have Masters degrees in Social Work and Art History from the University of Utah. I am a certified sexual assault counselor through the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and I am certified to work with both survivors and offenders of domestic violence through the Utah Association for Domestic Violence Treatment. I am a Certified Social Worker in Utah and expect to complete full LCSW licensure in late 2024. I am supervised by Dr. Marty Erickson, LMFT.


As a queer person, I am dedicated to providing affirming support for LGBTQIA+ people. I work with queer, trans, and gender-diverse clients on all aspects of sexual and gender identities.

I enjoy working with clients on issues of body image and complex relationships with food and exercise from a weight-neutral and Health At Every Size Perspective. I also work with clients on issues of anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidality, faith transition, grief, sex and relationship issues, and healing from trauma and abuse.

I draw from several therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and other attachment-based approaches, and somatic approaches that promote a more attuned relationship between body and mind. My practice is informed by Feminist Multicultural Theory, Critical Race Theory, and Queer Theory. I consider it an important aspect of therapeutic work to examine how our environments have shaped us, and where there is opportunity to empower ourselves and others.

My goal is to offer a supported place for discovery and growth, and to bring ideas and skills that help you move toward your goals with greater understanding and self compassion.

Em has a waitlist to see people in person in SLC, and anyone in Utah by teletherapy.

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

1175 South 800 East
Orem, UT 84097

124 S 400 E, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111



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.

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