If you are visiting my website, perhaps you are like many of my clients who are:
These and many other intimacy and sexual concerns have been part of my practice since 1988 when I began working with a diverse array of individuals, couples and families. It is estimated that most people will experience a sexual difficulty at some time in their lives but competent help is available and many (if not most) can experience relief or improvement .
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Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
Diplomate in Sex Therapy and Sexology
Certified Sex Therapy and Sexuality Counselor Supervisor and CE Provider
Adjunct Professor, Washington University in St Louis, Brown School (2202-2017)
Co-Author, Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual
Sensate Focus is the foundational sex therapy touching exercises developed by Masters and Johnson to assist individuals and couples in resolving sexual dysfunctions and cultivating greater intimacy and connection with self and partner. What has been lacking in the literature is a detailed description of exactly how the hierarchy of suggestions are constructed and why the conceptualization of Sensate Focus mindful and somatic touch and the practitioner’s explanation to clients/patients may impact the course of sexuality counseling/sex therapy.More info
One of my passions is providing medical and wellness professionals with practical information needed to address the whole person, including sexuality concerns of their clients and patients.
After almost 35 years of working with couples’ emotional and sexual intimacy issues, I know it’s past time to discuss acts that create unnecessary antagonism between heterosexual partners. “Sudden Onset Fondling” is uninvited and unwelcome touching especially rubbing against a partner’s erogenous areas such as breast, buttocks or vulva/vagina, or slipping an unannounced hand inside their clothing.Read more
Fifty years after the publication of Master‚Äôs & Johnson‚Äôs years long laboratory research detailing EXACTLY what happens in the human body during sex, we gathered at the Annual meeting of The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists in Las Vegas in 2017 to honor them.Read more
As a sexologist I often see patients who have visited two levels of providers before getting to me for help with sexual concerns. Often they have seen a physician or nurse practitioner, and then a marriage or relationship therapist. Sometimes, they have not been asked, nor do they bring up their sexual concerns.Read more