Did you know that the majority of therapists (even couple’s therapists) only receive one class at most about sexual issues in therapy? Many receive no formal training about working with sexual issues. If you know you want to work on sexual issues, please make sure you are seeking out a therapist who has extra training in this area.
Before I was a sex and relationship therapist, I worked as a sex educator. I knew when I began my career path into therapy that I wanted to be a sex therapist. Since then, I have become an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist which includes over 150 hours of training in sexual issues and sex therapy. I have presented nationally on various sexuality issues and I wrote a book on how therapists can effectively work with pleasure issues. Helping people develop their happiest, most empowered sexual selves is my great passion in life.
Sex therapy is a talk therapy format. Common topics include desire discrepancy, sexual function issues, infidelity, healing from trauma, identity issues, gender expression, sexual functioning, BDSM, kink, non-monogamy, compulsive sexual behavior and sober sexuality as well as increasing connection, communication, passion, and pleasure.
Your therapy process can focus on sexual issues or it can be a combination of many issues: relational work, depression, anxiety, family history, etc. Because I am both a Certified Sex Therapist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I have training in working with all of these issues.
Curious about what to expect from your first session? See my blog post What to Expect from Your First Session.
M y office is located in Bloomington, MN, near the Mall of America. It is easily accessible from St Paul and the general Twin Cities area. I offer daytime and evening appointments. I am out-of-network for insurance and payment is due at the time of your appointment. You can use an HSA card to pay for therapy or I am happy to give you receipts to submit for out of network reimbursement. My fee is $190 per therapy hour (55 minutes). To schedule or for any other questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.879.0476.