Online Courses


I have developed a unique approach to working with sex issues in therapy, and you don’t have to be a specialist to use it effectively. All of my courses about sexuality are geared toward helping therapists at any level make use of effective tools for working with a broad range of issues.

16-week online course–Join me for the 2022 session!

Assessing and Treating Sex Issues in Psychotherapy—Level 1

Clients with sex issues can be especially challenging. So many feelings and negative assumptions get wrapped up with sexual function, sexual interactions, and ideas about what sex “should” look like. And couples with sex issues, including those with desire discrepancy, can be among the most challenging clients of all.

Few therapists have thorough, accurate information and access to really powerful interventions tailored for sex issues. And because there are fewer than 700 certified sex therapists practicing today, you can’t always count on being able to refer your clients with sex concerns to specialists.

That means that if your clients are going to get help resolving their sex issues and regaining strong sexual intimacy, they need YOU to help them.

When you enroll in“Assessing and Treating Sex Issues in Psychotherapy,” you gain access to all of my most powerful interventions. I teach everything I’ve got, and these foundational materials will set you up to be able to handle a tremendous range of sex issues with confidence and competence. My mission is to help every therapist do just that.

While you learn and practice my methods for working with sex issues, I will support you. Through conference calls and an online forum you will get help directly from me with the challenges you encounter along the way.

Hear Martha discuss working with desire discrepancy on Shane Birkel’s podcast The Couples Therapist Couch.

4.5-hour online course

Polyamory  in Therapy: A Deep Dive Into Clinical Strategies for Challenging Cases

If your favorite clients came to you tomorrow and said “We’re thinking about opening up our relationship, and we’d like your help,” would you know what steps to take next? 

This isn’t an unlikely scenario. Polyamory is becoming more and more popular. In fact, between 5 and 20% of Americans have been in a non-monogamous relationship, or are in one currently. It is only a matter of time until one of your existing clients decides to explore some form of consensual non-monogamy. Plus, there are probably plenty of polyamorous people in your community who would love to work with you. 

Every time write, talk, or do an interview about how therapists can help polyamorous clients succeed in their relationships, therapists tell me they want more. Your wish is my command. 

In this deep-dive 4.5-hour course, I will make it my personal mission to help you feel truly competent working with polyamorous clients. Not only will I brief you on polyam culture, demographics, and relationship styles, I’ll offer you robust strategies for handling huge variety of thorny challenges polyamorous people face in their relationships. Whether you have seen lots of polyamorous clients, or have yet to see your first one, I’ve got your back. 

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Hear Martha discuss consensual non-monogamy on Shane Birkel’s podcast The Couples Therapist Couch.

Free 2-part mini-workshop:

Getting a Strong Start Talking About Sex in Therapy: Why, When, How, and Then What?

This free, 2-part video workshop will help you understand the importance of bringing up the topic of sex in the regular course of therapy, know how to it bring it up skillfully, and have a clear sense of where to go from there. In this workshop I present a powerful and effective brief assessment tool you can start using right away to be confident that you aren’t missing any important questions or urgent issues. It will even help you organize your treatment plan! If you don’t take any other training in sexuality from me, take this one! It will make a big difference in your work and may even prevent harm to your client.

Supporting materials include my e-book, 10 Reasons Every Therapist Should Talk About Sex in Therapy…and How to Get Started, as well as a handy infographic and slides of my brief assessment tool.

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