Dr. Denim L. Slade, Ph.D.

I am Dr. Denim L. Slade, and I’m one of the few Ph.D.-level coaches here in Southern Utah. This added training provides me with depth and insight into theory and practice that proves helpful in bringing about change. I practiced therapy for 22.5 years before moving into coaching. I have specific training and expertise in healthy Martial Relationships (communication, conflict resolution, trust, healthy sexuality), Adolescent Development (improving family, friends, school, etc.), Parenting, Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma. While as a coach I no longer treat specific psychological disorders like depression and anxiety with traditional therapy, I utilize a unique approach to address variables that research has tied to depression and anxiety that are frequently overlooked in therapy (see the TMS tab).

Taking the step to hire a Coach takes a good deal of courage and the coaching relationship is an important tool in the process of change. Most of us are willing to make changes in our lives when we learn what to do and how to do it. Since change is difficult and an hour a week is usually not sufficient to turn the tide of change in our lives so that we can reach our goals, I always give my clients beneficial homework to do between sessions to help them incorporate what we are working on. I also incorporate a good deal of psycho-education into my work, working hard to try and help my clients not only know what to do, but also to understand the importance of—and the science behind—what I am asking them to do. I love helping people figure out the tools and techniques that will bring about the desired changes in their lives. I make myself highly available to my clients so that they have the helpful support to incorporate changes when they are in the “thick of things” outside of our sessions.

Special Expertise


Marital Relationships


Conflict Resolution




Mid-Life Challenges


Positive Psychology/Rewiring the Brain




Adolescent Development




Self-Improvement/Self Actualization


Family/Work Life Balance


CORE Personality Blueprints (better understanding yourself, significant other and children)



Years in Practice:
22.5 Years


The Ohio State University
M.S. Utah State University
B.A. Weber State University



Accepted Payment Methods:
ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire, Venmo

Client Focus


Alternative Languages:


Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)


Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)




Elders (65+)


Denim L. Slade, Ph.D. is a former Marriage and Family Therapist of over 22 years. He practiced in Ohio and Texas before returning to his native Utah seven years ago. His desire to use his experience, knowledge and skills to help a broader base of people has motivated Dr. Slade to move away from therapy into education and coaching. In addition to face-to-face help, he has been able to help clients across the country and in various parts of the world via tele-coaching where his clients have been able to access high quality care from the convenience and comfort of their own homes. Dr. Slade has taken his 22.5 years of therapeutic experience and 10 years of formal education to create the Healthy and Happy Program. In the H+H program participants gain knowledge, skills and tools that research has shown to lead to health and happiness individually and relationally. In addition to the homework that helps participants incorporate the things they learn, they are also able to schedule individual and relationship sessions to help transform lives and relationships.

Dr. Slade did his undergraduate work in Family Science at Weber State University. He then completed a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Utah State University. Dr. Slade finished his studies at The Ohio State University where he was awarded a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science.

Individual, Marital and Family Coaching, Classes, Retreats and Executive and Business Consulting are all tools Dr. Slade uses to help meet the particular needs of each client.

Dr. Slade has been married to his high school sweetheart for 25 years and has five children ranging in age from five to twenty-two. He enjoys doing almost anything outside that holds the potential for fun! He loves active pursuits like biking, running and backpacking.

Dr. Slade is a positive and encouraging force for change. If you want to explore ways in which he can help you make the changes you are desiring to see in your life, please contact us!

Denim L. Slade, Ph.D.


321 North Mall Drive
Building VW, Suite 101
St. George, UT 84790


The value of getting started

One 1-hour session and one 30-minute session per week

Daily accountability

Access to Healthy+Happy online course

Facebook Mastermind Group

1 monthly group coaching

50% off future retreats and programs

Good emotional health

increased sustainable Happiness

Become Healthy + Happy

Have the life you want

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