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Joanna Alvord, LAMFT, MBA

Joanna is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in helping clients build secure and more fulfilling connections. She provides insight and perspective that helps clients resolve their problems while creating a trusting and safe environment. Her work is collaborative, using a systemic approach to facilitate change. Her primary focus is on process, emotions and the client’s attachment injuries and needs in order to deepen their experience in therapy. Joanna’s ability to pinpoint the issues and address them directly with clarity and compassion makes her an effective therapist. We all know life can be overwhelming and full of challenges—Joanna believes we all can benefit from a little help at times; someone who listens without judgment and encourages personal growth. Joanna understands that taking care of yourself and your relationships is the most important thing you can do. She believes that people have an innate potential to grow and heal.

Joanna also uses her business degree (MBA) and extensive consulting business and multicultural experience in her work as therapist. Her desire is to help support her clients in reaching their goals and move them towards a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. In her free time, Joanna is an avid nature photographer and loves spending time outdoors.


Counseling Focus:

  • Marriage Therapy and Relationship Counseling

  • Divorce

  • Life Transitions

  • Couple, Family, Adolescent and Individual Psychotherapy

  • Parenting

  • Desire and Intimacy Differences

  • Attachment Injuries

  • Family Conflict

  • Art Therapy

  • Coping Skills

  • Midlife Issues

  • Multicultural Issues

  • Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques


  • Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Masters Degree Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Master of Business Administration, Major in Communications

  • Externship in Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy

  • Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

  •  Member of the Utah Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

  • Member of The Jung Society of Utah