Services

Sex therapy, couples counseling, clinical supervision

Sex Therapy

Helping your create your best sex life. I help with all kinds of struggles with sex and intimacy.

Couples Counseling

Helping you improve your relationship. I help with  issues that affect your sense of connection.

Online Course

An 8 week program to walk you through why you’re stuck, how to talk about it, and what to do.
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Clinical Supervision

Helping you grow your skills and your practice. I help therapists gain their state licensure.
Helping Couples Take the Stress out of Sex

Feel Like It’s Time to Make a Change in Your Life, But Can’t Seem to Find a Way?

I have devoted my therapy practice to helping couples develop the skills and capacity for true emotional intimacy, honest and productive communication, and a satisfying and engaging sex life.

Why work with me?

I have extensive training in working with couples.

I specialize in couples therapy. Unlike many therapists who do “a little of everything,” my practice is almost exclusively devoted to working with couples, especially regarding issues of sexuality and intimacy.

I have pursued extensive training, completing an intensive externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy as well as several multi-day clinical workshops in Crucible Therapy with David Schnarch and Ruth Morehouse.

I am an AASECT certified sex therapist.

Certification is important because it signifies a significant amount of training, supervision and experience dealing with sexual issues.

AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) requires over 160 hours of rigorous curriculum, 50 hours of supervision and hundreds of hours of clinical experience in order to grant certification.

I am sex positive and LGBTQ affirming.

I am sex positive and LGBTQ welcoming, which means that I respect all sexual orientations, relationships and behaviors that are consensual and non-exploitative.

I want to help.

I work hard to provide a lot of information and support, even if you don’t work with me in therapy. I wrote a book (Sex Without Stress), I host the Better Sex Podcast, I broadcast on Facebook live/YouTube, and I offer free Q&A webinars for everyone on my mailing list. I am passionate about making the world a better place, one relationship at a time.

Do you have some questions?

Here are some nuts and bolts about how therapy works.

How often do you want to see people?
Because my goal is to help you reach your goals, I recommend that clients schedule appointments every week so we can get traction with the problem and move more quickly toward change. There are cases where every other week appointments can be sufficient, especially if clients put effort into change between sessions. As therapy progresses, I will discuss reducing frequency and/or length of sessions as appropriate.
Do you take insurance?
I do not take insurance directly.

Keep in mind that most insurance does not cover couples counseling (a “V code” diagnosis of relational distress).

If one of you has a medical diagnosis (anxiety or depression, for example) AND therapy is aimed at treating that condition and enhanced by working with the partner, insurance may cover the services. In that case, I can provide the receipt you would need for out of network reimbursement for our work together. Please ask me if you would like a receipt.

It is up to you to check with your insurance plan about possible reimbursement for out of network services.

If your company requests more information than is provided on the receipt, I will provide a brief summary of treatment and an explanation of why further treatment would be beneficial; I will not provide a treatment plan or therapy notes. You retain ultimate responsibility for payment for services if your insurance company decides that this documentation does not meet their requirements for coverage of your treatment.

Are you taking new clients?
I limit my practice so that I can bring my full attention and energy to my clients. I am currently accepting a limited number of new clients.
When do you see clients?
I am in my office Monday through Friday and offer sessions between 9:30 am and 6 pm.
What do you charge?
My fee is $165 for a fifty minute session and $265 for an eighty minute session. I accept checks, credit cards, and cash with exact change.

I recommend an 80 minute session for work with couples and families.

Payment is due at the beginning of each session unless different arrangements have been made so that we can use the full session hour for counseling. I accept checks, credit cards, or exact amount in cash.

About Me

I am a certified sex therapist and couples’ counselor. I specialize in helping couples who have a good relationship but who are avoiding sex because it’s become stressful, negative, disappointing, or pressured. I educate, coach, and support people as they go through my 9-phase experiential process that allows them real world practice in changing their relationship and their sex life. I am the author of Sex Without Stress, the host of the Better Sex Podcast, and am a regularly featured expert in the media, including Refinery29, Business Insider, Mind Body Green, and Marriage.com.

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