Utah Family Therapy
Melissa Barton, Lmft, Couples Therapist

Melissa Barton


What You'll Learn About Melissa Barton, LMFT

Melissa Barton Couples Therapy

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. 

Intimacy, Sexual Desire

Sex therapy, couples therapy, betrayal trauma, PTSD, pornography issues, shame, guilt,  divorce, infidelity, blending families, grief, anxiety, depression, OCD, scrupulosity, addictions, despair…  

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. 

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

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.

Other Treatment Methods

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. 

Couples Intensives & Retreats

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.  

Melissa’s Personal Life

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. 

Additional Trainings

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship 
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills, levels one and two 
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy, Healing Affairs and Infidelity Masterclass
  • Parts and Memory Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills levels three and four 
  • 33rd Annual Boston International Trauma Training Conference
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy: Great Sex and Great Love for Couples – Integrating Sex Therapy and Attachment Theory
  • Advanced Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Masterclass “Going Deeper and Staying More Focused in EFT – Attunement, Blocks, and Micro Moves”

Professional Membership & Affiliations

  • ICEEFT Member (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy)
  • AAMFT Member (American Association Marriage and Family Therapists)
  • AASECT Member (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists)

Therapy for Couples & Individuals

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.


Lets face it, who likes to talk about their crap with other people? 

If you’re like most clients, you’re used to being judged despite hearing so many people talk about non judgment and when you do open up, it seems like the more you share, the less likely you are to get compassion. 

We’ve worked our butts off to create a clinic where the unfiltered, real you, can show up and heal, so dammit give therapy a chance

We love the unfiltered real you, let’s heal together. – Utah Family Therapy Team