AASECT Sex Therapist. Infidelity Specialist. Relationship Expert. **FEATURED IN HOUR MAGAZINE "TOP DOCS 2018" ISSUE** Evenings M - TH
Licensed Professional Counselor in Birmingham, MI
I am a sex-positive LGBTQI+ ally and am a poly-affirmative and kink-friendly therapist. I completed the post-graduate sex therapy and sex education certification at University of Michigan and am active in continuing education in the field of relationships, sex and sexuality.
Affairs and infidelity trauma are two of the most challenging issues clinicians face when working with couples. I specialize in infidelity which encompasses more than 50% of my caseload. I work with individuals and partners through ambivalence and understanding of infidelity, healing trauma and repairing trust. I completed the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship, Gottman's Trauma & Affair Recovery Program and am a Beyond Affairs Network trainer and recovery coach.
Common goals discussed in sex therapy include: 1) Increasing your pleasure, intimacy, and connection with your partner 2) Learning to talk about sex and individual desire with your partner 3) Developing a greater understanding of your sexual style, tastes, and preferences 4) Developing realistic expectations about sex, body image, and your self talk 5) Understanding the impact of past experiences on your current behavior 6) Using specific techniques to overcome problems
Attended numerous conferences and talks by Harville Hendrix / Helen Lakelly Hunt on "Imago" Relationship Therapy
Training in 4-day EFT Externship + Sue Johnson's "Hold Me Tight" Conference and other trainings
Training in Level 1, Level 2, & Level 3 Gottman Method + Specialty Training in Gottman's "Affairs & Trauma Recovery" + Gottman Relationship CHECKUP Assessment Administrator