Taking care of ourselves is important and many of us spend a lot of our time, money, and energy taking care of our bodies, but what about your mental health?

CVMC has a full-time mental health specialist who is professionally trained in treating individuals, couples, and families affected by the difficulties and emotional states of life. Dwayne Horton, LMFT received his Associates in General Science from Utah Valley University in 2003. He then went on to earn a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Utah in 2008. Dwayne Horton concluded his primary training by earning a Master's of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University in 2012 and was licensed by the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (UAMFT) Board in 2015.

To make an appointment today please call 435-623-3200

Dwayne Horton, LMFT

Dwayne Horton, LMFT
Individual, Marriage, and Family Counseling

"I build a trusting relationship to help my client to see things more clearly, possibly from a different viewpoint. This can enable them to focus on feelings, experiences or behavior, with a goal of facilitating positive change."


What is Professional Counseling? 

There is a big difference between a professional counselor and a person who uses some counseling skills as part of their role, for example, their role as a friend or colleague.  A professional counselor is a highly trained individual who is able to use a different range of counseling approaches with their clients.

Professional counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Professional counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health.


How long does Counseling take?

Ideally, counseling is terminated when the problem that you pursued counseling for becomes more manageable or is resolved. However, some insurance companies and managed care plans may limit the number of sessions for which they pay. Check with your health plan to find out more about any limitations in your coverage.


Types of Counseling:​

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Individual counseling can help one deal with many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes etc.

Couples Counseling

Every couple experiences ups and downs in their levels of closeness and harmony over time. This can range from basic concerns of stagnation to serious expressions of aggressive behavior. Marriage counseling or couples counseling can help resolve conflicts and heal wounds. Overall, couples counseling can help couples slow down their spiral and reestablish realistic expectations and goals.

Family Counseling

Family counseling is often sought due to a life change or stress negatively affecting one or all areas of family closeness, family structure (rules and roles) or communication style. This mode of counseling can take a variety of forms. Sometimes it is best to see an entire family together for several sessions.  Common issues addressed in family counseling are concerns around parenting, sibling conflict, loss of family members, new members entering the family, dealing with a major move or a general change affecting the family system.


What are some reasons people choose to see a counselor?

  • Addiction Eating Disorders
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Communication
  • Coping Skills
  • Crisis Work
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief / Loss
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy and Sexual Functioning
  • Parenting Problems
  • Premarital / Marital Counseling
  • PTSD / Trauma
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Spirituality


To make an appointment today please call 435-623-3200