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Dr. Debi Gilmore, LMFT, CEFT

Dr. Debi Gilmore is the co-owner of The EFT Clinic and owner of Lasting Connections Counseling. She works with couples, families, and individuals to help them find the tools and skills they need to navigate through the challenges of life. Dr. Gilmore is certified as an Emotionally Focused Therapist, which is a research-based treatment for clients seeking emotional connection and fulfillment in relationships. She assists clients to understand and navigate through emotional pain as they seek emotional safety. Dr. Gilmore works to help couples and individuals understand family of origin issues and to identify relationship expectations and logistics. Dr. Gilmore has a unique ability to help couples and family members develop joint goals and visions within their family system. Most importantly, she recognizes that the challenges of life are not uncommon and overcoming them requires courage and strength.

 Dr. Gilmore received her doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy with a special focus on clinical skills, clinical supervision, business leadership and business development. She received her bachelor’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development from Brigham Young University and earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University of Psychology. Dr. Gilmore is a nationally approved supervisor by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and an internationally certified supervisor for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She specializes in program development, family business advising, and also works with couples, families and individuals. Dr. Gilmore has advanced training in PTSD and trauma clearing utilizing guided visualization and a healing timeline. 

Dr. Gilmore developed a premarital education program based on the principles of attachment theory, and she is author of A premarital education program: Creating and preserving a secure foundation of attachment in newly developing relationships. One of the most unique elements of the relationship program are mats that structure and guide couple communication and solidify the learning process through experiential learning theory.  

Dr. Gilmore currently serves on the board of directors for the Northern Utah EFT Community for Psychotherapists. She has served in multiple leadership positions within the community including Past President of the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists, Chairman of the Board of West Ridge Academy, a residential treatment center. She was instrumental in the development of West Ridge Academy’s Girl’s Campus, which opened in 2003. She served as a board member and  Chairman of the Advisory Board for Enterprise Mentors International, a humanitarian organization providing micro-loans and mentoring for women in 7 developing countries. Dr. Gilmore lives in North Salt Lake with her husband, Kirk, and their two dogs, Ka’anapali and Maui. She has three married children and seven grandchildren.

 

Counseling Focus:

  • Couples, Families, and Individuals

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Addictions including Pornography and Substance Abuse

  • Body Image and Self Worth

  • Communication and Listening Skills

  • Art Therapy

  • Organizational Life Skills

  • Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques

  • Marriage and Relationship Workshops

  • Sexual Disorders and Difficulties

Credentials:

  • Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Masters Degree Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor

  • Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor

  • Certified Couples Communication Therapist

  • Clinical Member American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Clinical Member Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists

  • Advanced Training in Lifespan Integration

  • Completed Level II Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy