Emil Harker M.S. LMFT

Author, Life Coach, Presenter, Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

With a rich background of psychotherapy theory, and human development from his graduate studies at AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) accredited Utah State University, Emil has been involved in helping people overcome obstacles and get the most out of life for over 13 years. Emil has worked in a variety of settings from the poverty stricken to the very wealthy and from addictions to life coaching. Emil understands the dynamics of change. A gifted therapist, dynamic presenter and clinical innovator, Emil is passionate about what he does. Before graduating in 2000, Emil worked at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden Utah in the adult behavioral unit. Since graduating he has become certified trainer in the “Boys Town” Parenting model as he created and directed the Therapeutic Foster Care program in Wyoming. He has been a therapist in a residential treatment program, LDS Family Services, and McKay Dee Hospital in the Adult and Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit. Emil is a talented presenter where his material is as entertaining as it is informative. He is the author of the new book “You Can Turn Conflict Into Closeness – 7 Communication Skills of Successful Marriages”, frequent presenter, radio and TV expert, and life coach for professional athletes.

Emil has been called after tragic events to help individuals and groups process the trauma. Emil has special training in (CISD) Critical Incident Stress Debriefing from the Red Cross. He has worked with families of suicide for years. Having success with the most severe cases of depression and anxiety at the hospital Emil understands debilitating emotional problems and how to make a difference.

True to his background and training Emil is a gifted marriage and sex therapist. As a relationship expert he is a frequent guest on radio and tv programs offering real solution to real people’s problems.

Emil is passionate about what he does and you can’t help but feel it!


Changes ­ Individual & Relational Therapy, Layton, Utah 84041, Emil Harker (Private Practice) Since 2007 and current.

LDS Family Services, 1525 Lincoln Ave. Ogden Utah 84404 Director Travis Bear. (801) 621­6510

McKay Dee Hospital 2002­-2007, 4401 Harrison BoulevardOgden, UT 84403 801­-387-­5500

Ogden Utah Shelly Reed RN, Director of Inpatient Behavioral/Psychiatric Unit McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden Utah Main number 801­-387­5500

Oakley School ­ Residential Unit 2001­-2002 Jared Balmer, Address: 251 West Weber Canyon

Road, Oakley, UT 84055 Phone:(435) 783­-5001

Lincoln County Mental Health Therapist 1999­-2001, Afton Wyoming. Director Vern Cox. Responsibilities:Director of Therapeutic Foster Care Program. Substance Abuse Therapist, Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Sex Therapist.


WSU ­ B.S. Degree in Child and Family Studies. 1997

USU ­ M.S. Degree in Family and Human Development ­ Marriage and Family Therapy. 2000

Refrerences: (Certain contact information available upon request.)

Angela Panos, LMFT Ph.D. Expert and national speaker for trauma. 801­718­9700

Shelly Reed, RN Director of Inpatient Behavioral Unit at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden Utah.


Randy Chatelain, LMFT, Ph.D. Weber State University professor, Child and Family Studies.

Susie Briggs, M. A, LPC, 1 (801) 698­-1876

Tia Korologos, ESI (conference coordinator)

Naomi Brower,

Mark Holland, CEO Intermountain Staffing ­ Fortune 500 company, (801) 232­-9635. Antoine Walker­ Professional Basketball ­ Three time All Star and NBA Champion.


Boys Town Parenting Training Model

Motivational Interviewing ­ Addiction Treatment Modality.


Sexual Intimacy ­ The Marriage Superglue. Generations 2011, 2013Conference and Utah Veterans & Families Summit. Contact Tia Korologos ESI tia_esimgt@msn.com

Killing Criticism ­ UAMFT 2012 Spring Conference. Contact Sarah Droubay uamftadmin@gmail.com

Amazing Intimacy ­ Strengthening Marriage Through Mutual Sexual Fulfillment. Northern Utah Marriage Coalition ­ Feb 2013. Contact: Naomi Brower naomi.brower@usu.edu

Killing Criticism for Better Communication ­ Northern Utah Marriage Celebration ­ Feb 2012 KUTV Channel 2 “Fresh Living” program. Regular guest about every other week for over a year.

97.1 ZHT Radio ­ Live Call­ins sexual intimacy and relationship questions.

96.3 Radio ­ Over 45 minutes of on air responding to callers questions about relationships and sex.

Professional Membership:

AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists), former member ofASSECT (American Society for Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists.)

Professional Program Development:

“The 7 Commitments for Perfect Communication in Marriage” ­ DVD Produced in 2007

“Confidence In Conflict” Workforce Communication Training Program 2015

“Conflict to Closeness” Marriage Communication Training Program 2015