Do you hurt?
Do you want something to change?
Do you think maybe, just maybe, it can?
Helping you express your hurt and focus your desire for change, with respect for your unique journey… This is my mission.
Let me help you make sense of it all. Let’s do this. Together.
My work with you comes from a place of deep empathy.
Helping you heal and enhance your relationships is my passion. Healing, reconnection, navigating intimacy, directing sexual desire as a means to deepen connection and joy is my mission.
You have good intentions. I believe that.
Perhaps you are just stuck in negative cycles. Interventions that work – that generate lasting change – are attachment-based, self-compassionate, and emotion-focused.
I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is proven, cutting-edge, couples therapy (also used to address personal depression, anxiety, PTSD).
Standard marriage counseling has a poor success rate. How about EFT? Would you believe over 70%?
Many of my clients tell their friends, “If they haven’t experienced EFT they haven’t had marriage therapy.” A lot of couples report that it transformed their relationship beyond anything they thought possible.
We may use EMDR to access the problem-solving parts of the brain – and help you heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences.
We may apply IFS to help you feel more compassionate and curious toward the different parts of your internal world.
This transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy is experiential in nature. It helps you understand your traumatized or burdened parts.
Couple Intensives help me help you discover lasting solutions through renewed emotional connections, and rediscovered intimacy.
These are two or three day experiences for a couple in crisis or just desiring a deeper emotional and sexual connection.
My husband and I host couples retreats and Make Marriage Magic date night events that are as fun as they are effective.
I also love presenting my original research regarding the sexual attitudes, desires, and behaviors of LDS women at conferences and retreats.
I enjoy cycling, swimming, singing, and competitive volleyball and soccer; oh, and beekeeping.
My greatest joys are raising my very large brood of kiddos and deeply connecting with my handsome husband.
I have a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Melissa Barton’s passion to help couples ignite the passion and love for each other is what helps couples start connecting immediately.
Although Melissa focuses on couples therapy she applies that same passion for helping couples to helping individuals with sexual compulsions and addictions.
Let Melissa help you repair your relationship and heal together, schedule a session call 801.901.0279
You’re not alone and if you have a desire to reconnect, I can help you.
Life is hard, lets face it, who likes to talk about their shit with other people?
We’re all used to being judged despite hearing so many people talk about non judgment and when we do open up, it seems like the more we share, the less likely we are to get compassion. We’ve worked our asses off to create a clinic where the unfiltered, real you, can show up and heal, so dammit give therapy a chance!
We love the real unfiltered you, let’s heal together. – Utah Family Therapy Team