Connection For Life
We specialize in helping couples and individuals develop trust, intimacy, connection, and deeper understanding of themselves and their loved ones. We seek to empower individuals, families, and couples with the skills and knowledge they need to overcome their unique challenges in order to pursue a more fulfilling life. Our mission is to become a pillar in the community for mental health.
The Marriage and Family Clinic was originally started near Denver, Colorado. The clinic has since expanded into Las Vegas, Nevada and now Spanish Fork, Utah.
This clinic location carries on the passion of helping couples navigate all sorts of life problems ranging from infidelity to communication difficulties. As professional marriage counselors, we're particularly adept at helping couples who live more like roommates, find themselves arguing frequently, and those frustrated with a partner who just doesn't seem to care about improving themselves or the relationship.
One of Our Favorite Quotes:
"There's nothing harshness does that loving firmness can't do better." - Terry Real
Meet the Team
Contact us personally with questions about us or the therapy process. You can find our emails below.
Couples & Families
Anxiety & Depression
Payton Holt, M.A., LMFT
I earned a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University located in Denver, Colorado. I have completed additional trainings in RLT and Gottman method, modalities designed specifically for couples, and CBT, a therapy designed for anxiety and depression.
What is therapy like?
My typical stance as a therapist is to be both direct and directive. I am direct in the sense that I'm not going to beat around the bush. I will tell you hard things to hear when needed. Additionally, I don't see all problems in a marriage as being 50/50. Sometimes one partner bears more responsibility. I acknowledge and lean into that as part of the process.
Being directive looks like me bringing skills and tools to the table for you to explore and learn. I want you to leave feeling like you have concrete things to practice and do in between sessions.
I'm not the kind of therapist that you have for the next 10 years. I want to help you learn what you need to in order for you to get back to a place of stability and happiness quickly. Although my approach is focused on results, I understand the importance of a strong therapeutic alliance. It's not all business all the time. I'm light-hearted at times and find humor to be a great addition in the therapy room. I seek to also connect through empathy. Life is tough, and I'll never minimize the struggles we each face.
What I do for fun:
When I'm not in the office I enjoy being in the mountains exploring, fishing, or meditating. I'm an avid sports fan and enjoy both playing and watching a range of sports. Having played football at a collegiate level, that is my favorite to play and watch. Last, but certainly not least, I love being with my wife and two kids.
Aaron Anderson, M.S., LMFT
(Currently Limited Availability on a Virtual Basis Only)
About Aaron Anderson:
I have extensive training and experience in marriage counseling. I received a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and did doctoral studies in Family Science. I’ve also specialized in working with couples for over 10 years.
I’m an Affiliate Faculty at Regis University in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy where I teach various courses related to marriage and family therapy. Through teaching with Regis University, I’m able to keep up with the latest research and methods in couples therapy and thoroughly enjoy teaching upcoming graduates how to be great couples counselors.
What is therapy like?
My therapy is pretty down-to-earth. We get right to the point to help you get the results you want to get. Most couples go round and round in arguments and can’t figure out why they keep doing it – especially when they know it only gets them the same results. I help you and your spouse explore the unspoken rules that keep you both in the same unhelpful pattern. You will get a better understanding of yourself and your partner by exploring the deeper, more core beliefs that you both have that are affecting your relationship. We will work on finding the ones causing you both to stumble and will help you co-create new ones with your partner that feels fulfilling and rewarding again. I will help you both to create new goals together as a couple that are exciting, vibrant, and passionate.
What I do for fun:
I’m an avid father of three children. I love exploring the many beautiful things the world has to offer and sharing them with my little family. This usually includes going to new restaurants with unique menus, going to small town festivals, and exploring new sites. And when I want to take time for myself, you’ll find me with a wrench under the hood of my hotrod or wasting my brain watching a scary movie.