As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and a Sex Therapist, certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT), I know your intimate relationships and sexuality are very personal concerns, and I believe you value receiving expert, sex positive and affirming help when seeking assistance for relationship or sexual difficulties.
For the past 32 years I have offered psychotherapy for general concerns such as anxiety, depression and life transitions, but relationship and sexuality concerns are my wheelhouse.
My clinical approach is influenced by layers of learning in a variety of therapeutic modalities that involve use of many lenses: attachment and family of origin, cognitive/behavioral, trauma informed, mindfulness, emotion focused, somatic, mind-body, and heart-centered.
My goal is to understand who you are, what you need and mutually design the individualized format to help you reach your goals as we undertake the journey together.
When working with couples and families, my effort is not to find fault but to identify patterns and teach intimacy, communication and relationship skills to do it differently.
My style is respectful, direct, structured, and whenever possible, tinged with humor. Oh, and I give homework.
So welcome, look around, and let me know if you are interested in exploring change together.
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Dr. Moali interviews Linda Weiner in this episode of Sexology, The Transformative Power of Sensate Focus. Listen to Podcast
Bachelor of Arts Degree, with honors, Psychology Major, American University, Washington, DC
Masters & Johnson Institute: 6 month training program in sex and relationship therapy
Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree, University of Missouri
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Diplomate in Sex Therapy, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).
Diplomate in Sexology, American Board of Sexology
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, NASW
Certified Sex Therapist, AASECT
Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor, AASECT
Certified EMDR Level II Therapist
AASECT Approved provider of Continuing Education Credits
More than 35 years experience working with individual's and couples' intimacy and relationship concerns
Trained and employed for five years by the world-renowned Masters & Johnson Institute
Adjunct Professor, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis (2002-2017)
Active, successful private clinical practice
Presents at professional workshops and conferences nationally and internationally
Provides bi-annual sexuality education to medical staff at BJC Hospitals, St. Louis, MO.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (ASSECT)
Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)
Psychotherapy Saint Louis
The Kink Awareness Network
World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH)
International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual
by Linda Weiner (Author), Constance Avery-Clark (Author)
“This book is a whole-person approach, with the emphasis on touching as essential to human thriving - a message that makes this book invaluable.” Find it on Amazon.
Avery-Clark, C.A., and Weiner, L. (2019). Sensate Focus for sexual concerns: An updated, critical literature review. Current Sexual Health Reports. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11930-019-00197-9
Avery-Clark, C.A., and Weiner, L. (2018). Sexual response in Masters and Johnson. In: J. Lebow, A. Chambers, & D. Breunlin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of couple and family therapy. Switzerland: Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8
Avery-Clark, C. A., and Weiner, L. (2017). Traditional Masters and Johnson behavioral approaches to sex therapy. In Z. Peterson (Ed.), The Wiley Handbook of Sex Therapy, pp. 165-189, New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell.
Weiner, L. & Avery-Clark, C. (2016). William Masters. In: J. Lebow, A. Chambers, & D. Breunlin (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Switzerland: Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8
Avery-Clark, C. A., and Weiner, L. (2016). Traditional Masters and Johnson behavioral approaches to sex therapy. In Handbook of Sex Therapy (Z. Peterson, Ed.), New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell, manuscript in press.
Linschoten, M., Weiner, L., & Avery-Clark, C. (2016). Sensate Focus: A Critical Literature Review. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, manuscript in press.
Weiner, L., Cannon, N., & Avery-Clark, C. (2014). Reclaiming the lost art of Sensate Focus: A clinician’s guide. Family Therapy Magazine, 13(5), 46-48. View PDF View PDF
Weiner, L. (2014, Nov). Review: Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy.
Avery-Clark, C. A., and Weiner, L. (2015). Traditional Masters and Johnson behavioral approaches to sex therapy. InHandbook of Sex Therapy (Z. Peterson, Ed.), New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell, manuscript in preparation.
Avery-Clark, C. A., and Weiner, L. (2014). Colleague’s Corner – Professional News from SSTAR Members. Sensate Focus: Clarifying the Masters and Johnson Model. View PDF
Weiner, L., & Avery-Clark, C. (2014). Sensate Focus: Clarifying the Masters and Johnson model. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, DOI:10.1080/14681994.2014.892920, 1-13. View PDF
Contemporary Sexuality Newsletter (May 2014). Featured Article: The History of Sensate Focus, and How We Self-Educate When It Comes to Evolving Therapeutic Techniques by Steph Auteri. View PDF
Weiner, L., Elmone, P. The Unraveling: Relationship Disengagement and The Robust Repair Strategies of Intimate REconnections, LLC. View PDF
Weiner, L. (2010, Jan-Feb). Review, Masters of Sex, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, Volume 36 (1)
Weiner, L. (1988). Issues in Sex Therapy with Survivors of Intra-Family Sexual Abuse, Journal of Women and Therapy,Volume 7, Nos. 2/3.
Not So Old Fashioned by Anne Schuhle including an interview with Linda Weiner regarding sex and aging. View PDF