Laura M. Brotherson, LMFT, CST, CFLE

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Certified Sex Therapist
Certified Family Life Educator


Contact Info
Phone: 801-709-0253 (voice and text msgs)
Email: Click here to email
Website: MaritalIntimacyInstitute.com
Website: StrengtheningMarriage.com
Link: https://maritalintimacyinst.clientsecure.me (for current clients to schedule)
Link: https://maritalintimacyinst.com/wait-list-priority-client/ (Laura’s Wait List)
Link: https://maritalintimacyinst.com/new-client-information/ (New Client Portal Set Up)
Link: https://maritalintimacyinst.com/zoom-set-up/ (Zoom Video Set Up)

Office Hours – (Mountain Time)
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fees/Payments

Regular Session Fee: $150/hr / Priority Clients: $180/hr
Payment Method: Credit Card / Check / Cash
Insurance: Private Pay and Bishop Pay

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Specialties and Services
  • Healthy Sexuality/Sextraordinary Marriages — Sex and Intimacy Issues
  • Sex Therapy (desire, arousal, climax, etc.)
  • Porn/Sex Addiction and Compulsivity Recovery
  • Partner’s Betrayal Trauma/Infidelity
  • Healthy Boundaries/Reducing Codependency and Counterdependency
  • Marriage Counseling & Enrichment
  • Relationship Skill Building
  • Couple Communication
  • Conflict Resolution (money, sex, parenting, housework, time, etc.)
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Marriage Preparation
  • Family/Parent-Teen Relationships
  • Parent Education and Support
  • In-office & Secure Video Conferencing Sessions
Clientele
  • Couples
  • Individuals
  • Families
Therapeutic Approaches
  • Collaborative
  • Systemic
  • Holistic
  • Solution-focused
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Inquiry (“The Work” of Byron Katie and Loving What Is)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Compassion
  • Positive Psychology
  • Emotion focused
  • Attachment focused
  • Differentiation
Biography

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Sex Therapist (CST), Laura M. Brotherson is the founder of The Marital Intimacy Institute with a mission to help couples create “sextraordinary” marriages. She counsels with individuals, couples and families in private practice (and online) and is passionate about helping couples navigate the intricacies of intimacy—specializing in healthy sexuality, sex therapy, and sex addiction.

Laura shares her passion for building strong marriages and families as the author of the best-selling book, And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment, Knowing HER Intimately: 12 Keys for Creating a Sextraordinary Marriage, and her latest book “From Honeymoon to Happily Ever After: 23 Keys to Prepare for a Sextraordinary Marriage.

As a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), Laura is also actively engaged in providing marriage education through Couples Cruises, articles, newsletters, radio and television broadcasts, “The Marital Intimacy Show” podcast, and presenting at conferences and workshops. Laura is a regular contributor to the KSL Television “Studio 5” morning show. She and her husband, Kevin, are the founders of StrengtheningMarriage.comyour trusted resource for education, products and services to strengthen marriages… intimately!

Education/Credentials
  • Certified Sex Therapist (CST) — American Board of Sexology (ABS) – Diplomate
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) — Idaho and Utah
  • Advanced Professional Training in Christian Sex Therapy — The Institute for Sexual Wholeness (ISW)
  • Divorce Busting Intensive Training — Michele Weiner Davis
  • Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) — National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
  • Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) — Capella University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Family Science — Brigham Young University (BYU)
Professional Associations
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) — Member
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) — Clinical Member
  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) — Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)
  • Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists (AMCAP) — Member
  • Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education (CMFCE) — Smart Marriages — Member
  • International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) — Member
  • Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment (ACME) — Member
Professional Development Training
  • Self-Compassion Training — Dr. Kristin Neff (Feb 2019)
  • Sexual Betrayal Trauma Training — Dr. Kevin Skinner (Nov 2018)
  • Sexual Addiction Training — Dr. Steven Chen (Feb 2018)
  • Gaslighting Training (PESI) — (Nov 2017)
  • Advanced Mindfulness Techniques (PESI) — (Mar 2016)
  • Advanced Sex Therapy Training (ISW) — Drs. Cliff & Joyce Penner (Nov 2015)
  • Clinical Sex Therapy Techniques (PESI) — Dr. Barry McCarthy (Jul 2015)
  • EFT Training — Emotional Freedom Technique (ACEP) — (Mar 2015)
  • Neurophysiology of Addiction (PESI) — (Nov 2014)
  • Sexual Dysfunction, Addiction and Compulsivity (ISW) — (Jun 2014)
  • Advanced Sex Addiction (ISW) — (Sep 2013)
  • Sex Therapy, Differentiation and Desire — Dr. David Schnarch (May 2013)
  • Motivational Interviewing (PESI) — (Feb 2013)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) — Dr. Sue Johnson (Jan 2013)
  • Divorce Busting Training — Michele Weiner Davis (May 2011)
  • Depression Training (IDAMFT) — (Sep 2010)
  • Sex Therapy — Trauma, Abuse and Medical Issues (ISW) — (Mar 2010)
  • Sex Therapy Foundations (ISW) — (Mar 2009)
Personal Message

Therapy is akin to walking on sacred ground. I am passionate about helping clients achieve the kind of loving connection that they long for. I am especially enthusiastic about helping couples create intimately connected marriages…even “Sextraordinary Marriages!” I provide a safe, friendly, open, optimistic counseling environment for us to explore what is needed to help you have the best relationships possible. As founder of “The Marital Intimacy Institute,” I look forward to working with you whether online or in person at my Utah counseling office. Visit my Wait List page for more information and my Priority Client option.

As a preventative, relationship and intimacy educator at heart, I have helped thousands who have read my books: “And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment” (especially for Christian audiences), “Knowing HER Intimately: 12 Keys for Creating a Sextraordinary Marriage,” and my newest book “From Honeymoon to Happily Ever After: 23 Keys to Prepare for a Sextraordinary Marriage.” My next book will be “Knowing HIM Sexually.”

To help couples navigate the inhibitors and intricacies of intimacy, I also do Couples’ Cruises, weekend retreats, articles, monthly newsletters, radio and television broadcasts, and present at conferences and workshops. If any of these resources may be of help to you, you can learn more at StrengtheningMarriage.com and here at MaritalIntimacyInsitute.com.

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Last updated – April 20, 2020