Welcome to Our Center

Who We Are

Intentional Family is a full-service counseling center first incorporated in 2007. Sue and Randy Johnson, have a lifetime of clinical experience in mental health and substance abuse. In addition to his many years of clinical experience, Randy enjoyed more than 10 years as a pastoral counselor. Sue spent 20-plus years in her first career as a journalist and author and now teams up with her husband as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Both have worked with people from many different cultures and backgrounds and both are licensed marriage and family therapists.

Sue is a member of The LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild of Utah. She is also a Quantum Touch Energy Healing practitioner, offering a complement to the “traditional” Western approach to mental health (www.quantumtouch.com) Energy work embraces mindfulness, a practice that helps clients reframe life experiences in a way that promotes long-term healing.

What Makes Us Different

Randy and Sue offer a unique service — couple-to-couple (counselors-to-clients) therapy. Among other benefits, this unique approach gives couples an opportunity to address gender-specific issues almost immediately in an emotionally safe environment. It goes a long way at helping to ensure that couples have the skills they need to resolve their issues.

Mission Statement
Our Mission at the Intentional Family is to provide the highest quality substance abuse and mental health services to the community. We believe that people make better progress when their family participates in their process. Our vision is to promote healing throughout the community by increasing access to mental health and family therapy services of all kinds.

Intentional Family Institute opened its doors as a traditional private practice with Sue and Randy as partners. Since then, a variety of specialized groups and programs have been added to complement their services, including but not limited to: Prime 4 Life, Domestic Violence and Addiction Counseling. The Johnsons are members of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and adhere to the code of ethics of that national association, as well as The Department of Human Services Regulations and Utah State Law.