Have you ever wondered which experience in your life most affects how you feel? If your answer is "relationships," we should talk. I am passionate about helping couples and individuals mend broken relationships and work towards victory in dealing with issues including depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, and other personal challenges. Please take a look around the website to learn about the approaches I use & what brought me to the profession I love.

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Jared Taylor, LCSW (UT), LICSW (AL), LCSW (AR), LCSW (ID), DSW, MSW, B.S (Psych)

There is Hope! Jer 29:11


Online in the State of Alabama, Utah, Idaho and Arkansas.

Individual, social, relational, and emotional healing is within reach!

Make an appointment today! or if you want to meet me before getting started or have questions, just set up a free 15 minute video call with me .

Qualifications (more under: About me)

  • 3 yr Doctorate in SW with a specialization in Families & Interventions

  • 2 yr Masters in SW with a specialization in Advanced Clinical Practice

  • 4 yr Bachelor in Science with a specialization in Psychology & Christian Counseling

  • Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, The Gottman Method Couples Therapy Approach and over 300 hours of training in Psychodrama.

I additionally utilize person centered, Gestalt, ACT/mindfulness, & Attachment therapy approaches. In my counseling, I bring a Christian Worldview. When requested, I can bring a Nouthetic approach to counseling.

New location in Alabama coming in 2023.

Former Taylorsville Location

Conveniently located in Taylorsville, just off the exit of 2-15 but not far from the interchange of 1-15. My office is in the building on the left. You will enter the door on the right and I will meet you in the lobby. My office is upstairs. Also providing online counseling.

New location in Alabama coming in 2023.

Former South Jordan Location

Conveniently located in South Jordan, just off the exit of 1-15 and on the Frontage Road. You will see the signs for R&R BBQ, Sleep Inn & Super 8. I am in the building between the two Hotels which is the Church location for Somas Vida. My office is in the back (grey door). Because of the traffic between the hotels, I do keep the door locked. Knock if you get there early. Also providing online counseling.

Former Taylorsville Waiting Room & Office

New location in Alabama coming in 2023.

Marriage Counseling Living Like Roommates? Or Worse? It’s Time to Bring the Love and Connection Back Marriage was supposed to be great. Of course, you knew it was going to have its challenges, but this??? This is just… disappointing. And WAY too hard! And it hurts SO much – no wonder divorce seems like a good idea sometimes!  When we get married, we dream of a bright future and hope to make ourselves better people. We imagine a long life of love, support, and happiness. When these dreams start breaking apart with poor communication, bitter fighting, distance, and lack of trust, we wonder if it’s even worth it.  Maybe your spouse seems like a completely different person from the one you first fell in love with:  “She used to come home early and hang on my every word, but now she works all the time! She doesn’t even seem that interested in what I have to say.”  “He used to love having sex. He was so into me – it was awesome! Now I’m the only one who initiates, and it seems like even then I’m kind of forcing him into it.”  In the beginning, you’re so in love. Over time, you feel disconnected and uncared for. You find yourself in a different relationship from the one you started. It’s confusing, hurtful, and anxiety-provoking. Add to this the stresses of everyday life like kids, work, health, and finances. It’s no wonder marriage starts to lose its shine.  It’s Normal to Struggle in Your Marriage You may feel it’s a failure to even consider marriage counseling. You can’t believe your relationship has reached this point…  Well, we disagree! We’re glad you’re seeking help and recognize the tremendous strength it takes to make it this far. We want you to know that marriage problems are EXTREMELY common. In fact, if most failed marriages put in some effort in counseling, the divorce rate would drop significantly!  It’s Hard to Connect When You Live a Stressful Life Does your life resemble anything like this?  It had been an exhausting day… you worked up until the moment you picked up the kids from school and barely made it to piano, ballet, and soccer.  You grabbed some takeout for dinner and tried to support the kids with their homework. This was a REAL challenge because your 12-year-old daughter had a meltdown. Something happened at school today, but with her hormones all over the place, she seems to have no ability to deal with anything!  You feel hopeful and relieved when you hear the garage door open, signaling the arrival of your husband. But your heart falls and emotional walls go up when you see and feel his irritation.  He must have had a bad day. I can’t deal with that right now….  A couple hours later, having survived the night, you crawl into bed. You look forward to your husband joining you, so you can talk and decompress from the long day. To your shock and surprise, he tries to initiate sex!  What? How could he so badly misread my cues? I am SO not in that space right now!  Your hurt and anger bubble to the surface as you turn him down. You see him shutting down with his own hurt feelings as he turns away and shuts off his light. You know from experience he is feeling uncared for and like you’re not attracted to him.  You can’t deal with his feelings right now because he doesn’t seem to care about your needs. Your need to talk and connect. He clearly doesn’t get it.  All he cares about is sex.  You fall asleep feeling hurt and disconnected, not knowing how to bridge the emotional gulf between you. Now you’re walking on eggshells….  WHAT A MESS!  Before you know it, small misunderstandings can turn into large disconnects in a relationship. As you navigate the different and constantly changing roles you have in your marriage, it’s easy to slip off course.  Marriage Counseling Helps You Reconnect with Your Spouse Our goal for you is to move your relationship from a source of stress and pain to one of support and joy. Relationship problems may be normal, but that doesn’t make them easy!  We know that when you are in the middle of it all with your spouse, it can feel overwhelming and hopeless. Especially if you are dealing with longstanding conflict, difficulty communicating, or facing a crisis like an affair or traumatic event, it can feel impossible to know what to do next.  One of our highest priorities at the Salt Lake Relationship Center is creating an environment where both of you have equal opportunity to talk about your concerns in a fair and open way. Good marriage counseling is not possible without this.  People often come to marriage counseling because they are having difficulty communicating with their spouse. Our therapists are skilled at calmly understanding each of your needs and wishes, directing each session where it best needs to go and making sure conversation is productive, not destructive.  This process allows you to relax into learning skills you need to better communicate with your spouse. When you do not have to stay constantly “on guard,” it is easier to listen openly and talk genuinely. Marriage counseling at the Salt Lake Relationship Center provides the safety for this to happen because your therapist is the one in charge.  Ready to Take Your Marriage to the Next Level? It’s time to end the conflict, distance, and poor communication. It’s time to have a marriage filled with connection and intimacy.  If you’re ready, click here to schedule an appointment with the Salt Lake Relationship Center today.  Still have questions or concerns? We’re happy to talk about anything. Contact us and we’ll happily answer any questions and walk you through the next steps. We look forward to hearing from you!
Is your relationship ‘worth it’? When a relationship is off track or out of alignment, you can begin to wonder if it is even worth it any more.  Things start to feel way too hard. You don’t want to fight to be understood. You want communication to be easier.  Things are feeling hopeless…  Do I even get to be ME in this relationship? Is it even possible to feel the closeness we once had?  What if ‘This Is Your Life’? You’re longing for her to reach out and touch you – just a hug even – but she doesn’t seem to even notice you arrived home. She’s clearly frazzled – the kids are yelling and who knows what kind of day she had at work. She’s probably exhausted, so you decide to lovingly rub her shoulders.  SHE ACTUALLY FLINCHES!  Rage and hurt bubble up inside you. You don’t say anything because the kids are right there, but a part of you wants to do something spiteful. Another part wants to close off, just go away.  You just wanted to connect, trying to show her love and care.  Now you don’t know what to do.  You’re worried about what the rest of the night might bring. You’ve got to make it through dinner, dishes, homework, bedtime routine. Above all, be a good dad, husband – function at work tomorrow. You’ve got to keep your cool.  But Inside, You’re Hurt. You’re Lonely. Throughout the evening, the two of you are like ships passing in the night. You speak to get things done, but there is no connection, no feeling. Tension is high. When the kids are finally settled, you each lay in bed looking at your phones.  Your thoughts are racing, praying she will reach out or say something comforting. You could do the same but are worried it will start a fight. Even worse, what if she rejects you again?  Suddenly, she turns off her light, rolls over, and flatly says, “good night.”  Your heart sinks.  Do I Even Matter to Her Anymore? The next few days things slowly improve, but you feel like you’re walking on eggshells. You say something testy about the way she’s loading the dishes, and she gives you a glare. Thankfully it all blows over…  Toward the end of the week, you even start to laugh together a little. The kids seem more relaxed.  You let down your guard, leading you to make the statement that is like setting off a bomb:  “You never want to have sex anymore.”  As predictable as the sun rising, she snaps back, “Of course, I don’t want to have sex anymore! I don’t feel sexy. And you just make me feel worse! You know what happened to me when I was young. WHY would I want to have sex when you’re criticizing me? You just don’t get it.” And down the hole you go.  You just wanted to connect with her, but now things are worse than ever.  How does this happen?  You Want to Share Your Full Self, but Instead, You’re Afraid You don’t know how to talk about your needs and wants without feeling shut down or rejected. You don’t know how to make her feel safe and cared for.  Everything you do seems wrong in her eyes.  You want to be accepted and understood. You want to feel close and connected. You want her to know that you never mean to hurt her. You want to feel like you matter.  But it all seems SO hard…  You Deserve to Live a Life Where You Feel Important and Loved.  No matter what the current state of your relationship or your life, we know this is possible for you.  Our Practice At the Salt Lake Relationship Center, we teach you to understand your deepest individual desires and worries, and why they matter to you. We then help you to safely and confidently communicate about the genuine YOU, even if you are feeling scared, shameful, or worried.  It is the ability to express, and be accepted for, who we really are that creates the most meaningful relationships. This is what leads to true love and connection. We want this for you, and we won’t settle for anything less.  Take the next step to move out of pain and into a relationship where you feel like you really matter.

For questions or to schedule an appointment by phone, give the receptionist, Agatha, a call.

Ph: 888-801-1556 x. 1

Email: agatha@graceandpeacecc.com

Also, Feel Free to call me if you have questions @

888-801-1556 ex. 801

You know you can't keep going like this for much longer, but maybe you're at a loss for what to do next? I can help you find your way through the fog of depression or the exhaustion of anxiety or the disconnection in your relationship. Today is the time to make the leap from hopelessness to happiness. You do have options, and it is my role is to help you figure out what the options are.

The focus of my doctoral degree was in interventions that work for families, individuals, and couples. Together and non-judgmentally, we will explore the source of your difficulties, create a collaborated plan to address your concerns, and equip you with the tools to feel happy and confident about your life or relationships.

EFT For Couples Treatment creates new understanding of relationships, stops negative cycles of conflict, heals emotional wounds and creates safety.  A substantial body of research outlining the effectiveness of EFT now exists. For example, research studies find that 70-75% of married couples move from distress to recovery after receiving emotionally focused therapy and approximately 90% of married couples show significant improvements following treatment. More information on EFT is available at www.iceeft.com.

One thing is certain: your life is too valuable to waste by being unhappy. So, give me a call to help you do something about it. It can be difficult to take any action. However, by setting up counseling with me or someone else, you are taking an important step away from what isn't working and beginning to move in the direction you want for your life. Set up an appointment above or a free short consultation under "Request an Appointment."

"I believe with the right environment a person is able, with the help of God, to discover the answers to the problems and challenges they face. I will work to create that environment through existential discussion, acceptance of who you are, and empathetic understanding.”

Get to Know me and one of the approaches I use in individual counseling through a short YouTube videos I made in Graduate school.