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Dr. Mark Ogletree

Dr. Ogletree has been engaged in Marriage and Family Therapy since 1991. He interned at Desert Vista Hospital as an assessment clinician, and then entered private practice as a marriage and family therapist at the East Valley Counseling Center in Mesa, Arizona. He also has worked at LDS Family Services in Logan, Utah, and Dallas, Texas.  In 2008, he opened his own counseling practice in McKinney, Texas where he worked as a full-time therapist.

After working in the Church Educational System for 21 years, Dr. Ogletree accepted a faculty position at Brigham Young University during the summer of 2010.  Presently, he is an associate professor in the Church History and Doctrine Department where he teaches courses on marital preparation and the living prophets.  He also runs his part-time counseling practice, Treehouse Associates, LLC, in Orem, Utah.

Mark has traveled the country, speaking for Brigham Young University Continuing Education programs.  He is also a frequent speaker at BYU's Education Week. Dr. Ogletree has also written several books and articles in academic journals. First Comes Love is an excellent book that targets those who are thinking seriously about getting married. Then Comes Marriage is geared more for the experienced couple who is ready for a “marriage tune-up.” His most recent book, Courageous Parenting, provides tools for mothers and fathers so they can become "wimp-free parents."  Mark has also published several articles in the Ensign, in Academic Journals, and most recently teamed up with other professors at Brigham Young University and contributed to By Divine Design--a book to strengthen marriage and family relationships.


  • Ph.D. (Family & Human Development), Utah State University, 2000
  • M.A. (Mental Health Counseling), Northern Arizona University, 1994
  • M.A. (Educational Psychology), Northern Arizona University, 1990
  • B.A. (Human Resource Development), Brigham Young University, 1987

Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas, Utah
  • National Council of Family Relations
  • AMCAP (Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists