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

Professional Highlights

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 during 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 learning from people from different backgrounds. I’ve been working as a therapist since 2014.


I am a cisgender, straight, retired LDS woman of European LDS ancestry. I am interracially partnered and the proud parent of Mexican American children. My areas of specialty include working with couples and young adults. I approach my work from a trauma-informed, culturally-humble, and inclusive perspective. My clinical focus has been on working with depression, anxiety, self-harm, OCD, and relationship issues with young adults many of whom are members of the LGBTQ+ community. My couples therapy work has focused on couples who have significant differences within their personal identities including mixed-race, mixed-faith, and mixed-orientation couples. I have experience working with issues related to minority groups, discrimination, and oppression. I use my background in family systems theory and proven treatment methods to support my clients in finding solutions to their problems. I am Level 1 trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. My additional training has included Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Framework, Sand-Tray Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Experiential Therapies, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. My goal as a therapist is to help clients identify their strengths and resources in order to live their values and a life filled with meaning.

In addition to providing services as a therapist, I enjoy researching and teaching marriage and family therapy students as a professor at Utah Valley University MFT program. My work in that capacity helps ensure that I am informed on current research and use up-to-date treatment methods and inclusive practices in the field of therapy. I am an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)-Approved Supervisor & Clinical Fellow. I am also a member of the LGBTQ Affirmative Therapists Guild of Utah and a current board member of the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (UAMFT).

Megan is not currently taking clients. She sees people in-person in Orem, and anyone in Utah by teletherapy.

AAMFT Approved Supervisor  Clinical Fellow

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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