Sex Therapy

Sexual problems are common, yet can feel isolating. Struggling with sexual issues can feel shameful, embarrassing, and stressful. Sex therapy, a psychotherapy specialization in which sexual problems and dysfunctions are addressed, can often resolve or help manage sexual issues. As with other types of therapy, sex therapy never involves physical touch, disrobing, or sexual activity. Couples and partners from all walks of life, including those who are kinky or consensually non-monogamous are welcomed.

My Approach

I approach sexuality through a sex positive framework. I believe everyone has a right to experience sex as pleasurable, consensual, and connective. Sex should be free from coercion and judgement. During treatment, I integrate a variety of specialized sex therapy techniques and therapeutic techniques from ACT, CBT, EFT, and Gottman Method, so that therapy can be customized to best fit your needs.

Low or absent sexual desire, mismatch in sexual desire
Pain during sex
Erectile dysfunction
Premature or delayed ejaculation
Medical issues impacting sexuality
Sexual shame, anxiety, and low self-esteem
Poor body image
Compulsive or out-of-control sexual behavior
Consensual non-monogamy

Relationship & Couples Therapy

Romantic relationships are one of the most rewarding connections we can make, yet are fraught with challenges. In couples therapy, you and your partner(s) will identify key issues in your relationship, identify negative patterns of interaction, and develop strategies to interact in new ways. While a key aim is to resolve conflict, we will also rebuild trust and improve the strength of your connection.

My Approach

When working with relationships and couples, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a highly effective, evidenced-based therapy for distressed relationships. In EFT, I will help you and your partner(s) identify your negative relationship patterns and shift to more connective ways of interacting by using your emotions. In addition to EFT, I integrate elements of Gottman Method into relationship work.

Lack of emotional intimacy
Frequent arguments & conflict
Poor communication or boundaries
Relationship dissatisfaction
Premarital counseling

Individual Therapy

At times, life can feel overwhelming, confusing, or intolerable. Individual therapy can be useful to address mental health concerns like depression or anxiety, learn skills to cope with stress more effectively, develop self-insight, and better understand interpersonal relationships.

LGBTQ people often face marginalization and discrimination, even from mental healthcare providers. Having an LGBTQ affirming therapist can help you feel safe and supported in a non-judgmental space. I have both training and lived experience to support you in navigating experiences related to oppression, queer relationships, and coming out. I can also help support and affirm you as you question your gender identity or sexual orientation.

My Approach

When we struggle with anxiety, depression, or a myriad of other issues, we often engage in strategies to control our emotional experiences, which can make the situation worse rather than better. Instead I will teach you techniques from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to help you accept and pivot away from your discomfort, so you can reconnect to what matters most. In addition, I integrate techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing into sessions.

Adjusting to life transitions
Work and career issues
Academics and adjusting to campus life
Questioning sexual orientation or gender identity
Gender dysphoria
LGBTQ issues
Men’s issues
Understanding self & others