Category: TRAINING

Life After STIs: The Therapist’s Role

For most of my clients, the first few weeks after diagnosis are the hardest time. As a midwife, I diagnosed people in a busy gynecology clinic. I’ve been up close and personal with the fear, shame, and trauma that people experience when they learn they have an STI. As a therapist, I work with clients […]

Couple in therapy

How to Talk About STIs with Your Clients

If you’re going to talk about sex, you probably can’t avoid talking about STIs. STIs will come up as a natural part of discussion of intimate relationships, communication between partners, and negotiations involving new or multiple partners. But how can you handle such a stigmatized topic? Here are the basics that you need to know: […]

I’m on a mission—to change the culture of therapy regarding sex.

As you probably know by now, I have two areas of specialty as a therapist: sex therapy and couple therapy. What you may not know is that while I am a specialist in sex therapy, I think only about 20% of the clients who see me actually need a specialist. What the other 80% actually …