Sex Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Michele Hodges
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
I bring a straightforward, but sensitive approach to sex therapy.
I work with individuals and with intimate partners. With a warm, accepting and curious style, I have helped clients with challenges like depression, anxiety, stress, traumatic childhood events, self-doubt and narcissistic abuse. In my approach, I helps clients to understand the relationship between themselves and their situation—personal, societal and cultural—in order to create healing, self-compassion and personal growth.
I bring a straightforward, but sensitive approach to sex therapy.
I work with individuals and with intimate partners. With a warm, accepting and curious style, I have helped clients with challenges like depression, anxiety, stress, traumatic childhood events, self-doubt and narcissistic abuse. In my approach, I helps clients to understand the relationship between themselves and their situation—personal, societal and cultural—in order to create healing, self-compassion and personal growth.
(470) 664-2371 View (470) 664-2371
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Kelly Cave
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
I have a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Christian Sex Therapy.
Is your life and your behavior impacted by events from the past? That's a very common side effect of trauma. Trauma impacts the ways in which we respond to every day stimulation and can shape our choices in healthy and unhealthy ways. According to research, more than half of men and women have experienced a trauma in their life time and 2 out of 5 women and 1 out of 6 men have experienced sexual trauma. You're not alone in this pain and I would love to help you through it. Using talk therapy combined with EMDR, we will build a safe place for you to process your hurt and be able to unwind what the brain has been holding on to.
I have a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Christian Sex Therapy.
Is your life and your behavior impacted by events from the past? That's a very common side effect of trauma. Trauma impacts the ways in which we respond to every day stimulation and can shape our choices in healthy and unhealthy ways. According to research, more than half of men and women have experienced a trauma in their life time and 2 out of 5 women and 1 out of 6 men have experienced sexual trauma. You're not alone in this pain and I would love to help you through it. Using talk therapy combined with EMDR, we will build a safe place for you to process your hurt and be able to unwind what the brain has been holding on to.
(404) 814-5041 View (404) 814-5041
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Kendall Krebs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30309
My goal as a therapist is to provide a warm, affirming space to help you heal and embrace your most authentic self. My work draws from trauma-informed, feminist, and body-liberated ideologies to create space that facilitates healing from trauma, exploration of identity, and finding freedom from limiting thoughts and beliefs. When you are looking for someone with whom you can share your experiences, doubts, and questions, I am here to listen with empathy and support. My specialties include life transitions, relationship growth and challenges, sex therapy (kink + poly welcome!), trauma treatment, and LGBTQIA+ wellness & identity work.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a warm, affirming space to help you heal and embrace your most authentic self. My work draws from trauma-informed, feminist, and body-liberated ideologies to create space that facilitates healing from trauma, exploration of identity, and finding freedom from limiting thoughts and beliefs. When you are looking for someone with whom you can share your experiences, doubts, and questions, I am here to listen with empathy and support. My specialties include life transitions, relationship growth and challenges, sex therapy (kink + poly welcome!), trauma treatment, and LGBTQIA+ wellness & identity work.
(404) 236-6570 View (404) 236-6570
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Jennifer L. Foust
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30307  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Doctorate in Human Sexuality and am a Certified Sex Therapist.
Does anxiety feel like it is hard to manage? Whether it's anxiety about your relationship, your sex life, your job, your social life, or your life in general, the symptoms are all too regular and familiar: racing heart, stomach churning, and feeling like you can't breathe just to name a few. If only you could just wish the anxiety away with logic. Your friends or partner tell you to just relax and stop overthinking, but you can't! Your mind won't listen. No matter how hard you try, you just can't get your mind to stop.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Doctorate in Human Sexuality and am a Certified Sex Therapist.
Does anxiety feel like it is hard to manage? Whether it's anxiety about your relationship, your sex life, your job, your social life, or your life in general, the symptoms are all too regular and familiar: racing heart, stomach churning, and feeling like you can't breathe just to name a few. If only you could just wish the anxiety away with logic. Your friends or partner tell you to just relax and stop overthinking, but you can't! Your mind won't listen. No matter how hard you try, you just can't get your mind to stop.
(470) 613-7245 View (470) 613-7245
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Aleksandra Rakita-Jeremic
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CST, C-PST™
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30305
As an AASECT certified sex therapist, I support people struggling with intimacy and sexual issues such as desire discrepancy, erectile disappointment, painful sex, orgasm difficulty, rapid/delayed ejaculation, low desire, post-illness & post-childbirth issues, issues with porn, orientation & gender expression, and non-traditional sexual practices.
You are trying to find your way through the labyrinth, and you feel something is holding you back. You look for a safe place, but you don't see it. Something is preventing you from having a healthy relationship and satisfying intimacy. "Why am I here?", you might ask yourself. You and I will work together to identify your challenges and use your strengths to make your world a better place. I offer individual, relationship, and sex therapy to help you get the life, relationships, and pleasure you want. People of all lifestyles, backgrounds, and experiences are very welcome.
As an AASECT certified sex therapist, I support people struggling with intimacy and sexual issues such as desire discrepancy, erectile disappointment, painful sex, orgasm difficulty, rapid/delayed ejaculation, low desire, post-illness & post-childbirth issues, issues with porn, orientation & gender expression, and non-traditional sexual practices.
You are trying to find your way through the labyrinth, and you feel something is holding you back. You look for a safe place, but you don't see it. Something is preventing you from having a healthy relationship and satisfying intimacy. "Why am I here?", you might ask yourself. You and I will work together to identify your challenges and use your strengths to make your world a better place. I offer individual, relationship, and sex therapy to help you get the life, relationships, and pleasure you want. People of all lifestyles, backgrounds, and experiences are very welcome.
(404) 492-8908 View (404) 492-8908
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Sophie Newman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
I enjoy working with a wide variety of concerns and populations, specializing in working with individuals/relationships struggling with desire, intimacy, & sexuality.
My goal is to empower clients to express their own meaning of life’s experiences, while also challenging them through compassion, curiosity & humor. I am active, directive, & collaborative, hoping to be a resource for my clients by partnering with them on their therapeutic journey. Prior to becoming a therapist, I developed expertise in conflict management, human development, relationship dynamics, & religious trauma. Using a creative, culturally-attuned, & systemic therapeutic approach, I strive to provide access to healing for those seeking support through therapy.
I enjoy working with a wide variety of concerns and populations, specializing in working with individuals/relationships struggling with desire, intimacy, & sexuality.
My goal is to empower clients to express their own meaning of life’s experiences, while also challenging them through compassion, curiosity & humor. I am active, directive, & collaborative, hoping to be a resource for my clients by partnering with them on their therapeutic journey. Prior to becoming a therapist, I developed expertise in conflict management, human development, relationship dynamics, & religious trauma. Using a creative, culturally-attuned, & systemic therapeutic approach, I strive to provide access to healing for those seeking support through therapy.
(470) 613-2486 View (470) 613-2486
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Meshai Dixon-Olivares
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30312
I have completed the graduate certification in both Trauma Therapy & Sex Therapy at Richmont Graduate University.
Creating safe spaces where disappointments, shame, or fear can be processed through is my goal as a therapist. Whether your journey is short or long, I aim to come along side you for support as you find peace and personal growth. Whether it's working with young adults, families, or couples the goal is to create change that is tailor made for the individual or family unit. My therapeutic style is authentic, warm, and inviting; and I work from a strengths based perspective that promotes inner healing and self compassion.
I have completed the graduate certification in both Trauma Therapy & Sex Therapy at Richmont Graduate University.
Creating safe spaces where disappointments, shame, or fear can be processed through is my goal as a therapist. Whether your journey is short or long, I aim to come along side you for support as you find peace and personal growth. Whether it's working with young adults, families, or couples the goal is to create change that is tailor made for the individual or family unit. My therapeutic style is authentic, warm, and inviting; and I work from a strengths based perspective that promotes inner healing and self compassion.
(478) 561-0804 View (478) 561-0804
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Dawn Kitto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS, CST
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30317  (Online Only)
I provide sex therapy for desire discrepancy, low desire, sexual anxiety, as well as navigating sexual identity, coming out, and transitioning.
I work with adult individuals of all backgrounds, bodies, and beliefs. I provide clients with a safe, therapeutic space where they can speak their truths, process past and present events, build insight and self-awareness, and develop skills to become aligned with a more contented, empowered self. My perspective is strengths-based, LGBTQIA-affirmative, and integrative.
I provide sex therapy for desire discrepancy, low desire, sexual anxiety, as well as navigating sexual identity, coming out, and transitioning.
I work with adult individuals of all backgrounds, bodies, and beliefs. I provide clients with a safe, therapeutic space where they can speak their truths, process past and present events, build insight and self-awareness, and develop skills to become aligned with a more contented, empowered self. My perspective is strengths-based, LGBTQIA-affirmative, and integrative.
(404) 618-1101 View (404) 618-1101
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Emma Frazier
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30327  (Online Only)
I rely on a strong therapeutic relationship in order to cultivate a sex positive environment where clients are empowered to explore their sexual identities.
My clients are often frustrated, lost, confused and at their breaking point in their sexual relationships. They have shame or guilt regarding some aspect of their sexuality. They question their sexuality, ruminate over whether they are “having sex the right way?” and struggle to connect to their partners and their own bodies. My clients are curious about exploring their sexuality, motivated to heal their trauma and face cultural messages to achieve wellness, pleasure and liberation.
I rely on a strong therapeutic relationship in order to cultivate a sex positive environment where clients are empowered to explore their sexual identities.
My clients are often frustrated, lost, confused and at their breaking point in their sexual relationships. They have shame or guilt regarding some aspect of their sexuality. They question their sexuality, ruminate over whether they are “having sex the right way?” and struggle to connect to their partners and their own bodies. My clients are curious about exploring their sexuality, motivated to heal their trauma and face cultural messages to achieve wellness, pleasure and liberation.
(470) 748-9262 View (470) 748-9262
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Gerald S Drose
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30305
I've been in practice in Atlanta since 1989 helping adults with relationship problems. I have extensive training and experience in couples and sex therapy. I am solution focused and direct in my approach. I wrote for a couple of years about Marriage and Sex for an online magazine. I have collected many of my articles on my blog which will help you get an idea of how I work. Please go to my blog- http://gerald-drose.blogspot.com/
I've been in practice in Atlanta since 1989 helping adults with relationship problems. I have extensive training and experience in couples and sex therapy. I am solution focused and direct in my approach. I wrote for a couple of years about Marriage and Sex for an online magazine. I have collected many of my articles on my blog which will help you get an idea of how I work. Please go to my blog- http://gerald-drose.blogspot.com/
(770) 450-6023 x12 View (770) 450-6023 x12
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Dr. Erika Pluhar
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, EdS, LMFT, LPC, CST-S
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
Thank you for viewing my profile. You also may visit my websites: www.erikapluhar.com and www.wholeheartpsychotherapy.net. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor. I work with adult individuals and couples who have difficulties with relationships and sexuality. My approach supports the integration of the mind, body, and spirit. I take into consideration each individual's background as well as the dynamics in the relationship. My treatment philosophy combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with deeper emotional process and attachment/EFT work.
Thank you for viewing my profile. You also may visit my websites: www.erikapluhar.com and www.wholeheartpsychotherapy.net. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor. I work with adult individuals and couples who have difficulties with relationships and sexuality. My approach supports the integration of the mind, body, and spirit. I take into consideration each individual's background as well as the dynamics in the relationship. My treatment philosophy combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with deeper emotional process and attachment/EFT work.
(404) 566-9987 View (404) 566-9987
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Tracy Talmadge
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
I have an expertise in couple and sex therapy.
As a licensed psychologist in independent practice, it is a privilege to use the intimate craft of psychology to witness individuals and couples change for the betterment of their lives. My values of altruism and autonomy guided me to this profession. I offer a straightforward, direct style that still maintains the caring and collaborative nature of my counseling psychology training. Patients experience this initially via my feedback session, after a two session evaluation. I conceptualize the problem, offer explanations regarding the etiology of the problem, and explain how I will work with you towards a satisfactory resolution.
I have an expertise in couple and sex therapy.
As a licensed psychologist in independent practice, it is a privilege to use the intimate craft of psychology to witness individuals and couples change for the betterment of their lives. My values of altruism and autonomy guided me to this profession. I offer a straightforward, direct style that still maintains the caring and collaborative nature of my counseling psychology training. Patients experience this initially via my feedback session, after a two session evaluation. I conceptualize the problem, offer explanations regarding the etiology of the problem, and explain how I will work with you towards a satisfactory resolution.
(404) 566-5660 View (404) 566-5660
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Tori Clear Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST, CMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30305  (Online Only)
It is important to find a therapist you connect with. My clients find that my warm and compassionate approach to therapy makes it easy to connect with me. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and AASECT certified sex therapist (CST), I counsel couples looking to improve their relationship, find ways to re-connect and build a healthier, more satisfying relationship. I specialize in working with individuals and couples experiencing sexual difficulties such as low/high sexual desire, painful sex (i.e. vaginismus, vulvodynia, etc.), orgasm difficulties, and intimacy issues after cancer.
It is important to find a therapist you connect with. My clients find that my warm and compassionate approach to therapy makes it easy to connect with me. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and AASECT certified sex therapist (CST), I counsel couples looking to improve their relationship, find ways to re-connect and build a healthier, more satisfying relationship. I specialize in working with individuals and couples experiencing sexual difficulties such as low/high sexual desire, painful sex (i.e. vaginismus, vulvodynia, etc.), orgasm difficulties, and intimacy issues after cancer.
(678) 929-5211 View (678) 929-5211
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Amy Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
Amy Howard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. She is also certified as a Sex Therapist by the American American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Amy completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia majoring in Child and Family Development. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Auburn University. Amy completed a masters thesis on the topic of married women’s sexual satisfaction.
Amy Howard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. She is also certified as a Sex Therapist by the American American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Amy completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia majoring in Child and Family Development. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Auburn University. Amy completed a masters thesis on the topic of married women’s sexual satisfaction.
(404) 236-6314 View (404) 236-6314
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Carrie Beck
Counselor, APC, NCC, CFMHC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
I have specialized training in EMDR, couples and sex therapy, somatic skills, functional health, and sensitive spiritual and cultural integration.
Compassion. Collaboration. Change. Seeking help takes courage, and choosing a therapist can be an empowering, but intimidating first step. I strive to cultivate a meaningful relationship with each of my clients, so it can feel safe to explore your story. Together we look for themes and identify next right steps. I specialize in helping clients who struggle with the effects of childhood and complex trauma, addiction, marital and intimacy issues, life transitions, boundary difficulties, and self-esteem. I enjoy working with men and women of all ages and stages of life who want to improve their relationships with themselves and others.
I have specialized training in EMDR, couples and sex therapy, somatic skills, functional health, and sensitive spiritual and cultural integration.
Compassion. Collaboration. Change. Seeking help takes courage, and choosing a therapist can be an empowering, but intimidating first step. I strive to cultivate a meaningful relationship with each of my clients, so it can feel safe to explore your story. Together we look for themes and identify next right steps. I specialize in helping clients who struggle with the effects of childhood and complex trauma, addiction, marital and intimacy issues, life transitions, boundary difficulties, and self-esteem. I enjoy working with men and women of all ages and stages of life who want to improve their relationships with themselves and others.
(678) 293-9047 View (678) 293-9047
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Cheryl D Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30309
As a sex therapist, I incorporate my training in CBT and EMDR to embrace the innate qualities of individuals and uncover the core issues and barriers that prevent authenticity and sexual wellness.
Problems with sexuality can create anxiety, fear, shame, guilt, depression, or low self-esteem. If there are issues with sexual performance, sexual trauma, low sexual desire or satisfaction, premature ejaculation, sexual behaviors, sexual identity, or any sexual frustrations, you may feel disconnected from yourself and others. You are the incredible artist of your story, I serve as the nonjudgmental canvas. Sex is meant to be a beautiful expression of self, attraction, and desires. Together, we will explore experiences, thoughts, or behaviors that prevent you from living a sexually satisfying existence.
As a sex therapist, I incorporate my training in CBT and EMDR to embrace the innate qualities of individuals and uncover the core issues and barriers that prevent authenticity and sexual wellness.
Problems with sexuality can create anxiety, fear, shame, guilt, depression, or low self-esteem. If there are issues with sexual performance, sexual trauma, low sexual desire or satisfaction, premature ejaculation, sexual behaviors, sexual identity, or any sexual frustrations, you may feel disconnected from yourself and others. You are the incredible artist of your story, I serve as the nonjudgmental canvas. Sex is meant to be a beautiful expression of self, attraction, and desires. Together, we will explore experiences, thoughts, or behaviors that prevent you from living a sexually satisfying existence.
(404) 948-5012 View (404) 948-5012
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Angela Culbreth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
I have a unique, vibrant psychotherapy practice that focuses exclusively on sexuality and relationships. I encourage you to visit my website to get an idea of who I am and how I work. Since beginning my practice in 2001, I have done extensive training in sexuality. I am an AASECT-certified Sex Therapist. I work with individuals and couples and treat people who have all sorts of sexual concerns, from medically-related sexual problems to relationship stressors, affair recovery, recovery from traumatic events, or sexual identity issues. I have developed a specialty in treating men with low/absent desire and/or erection problems.
I have a unique, vibrant psychotherapy practice that focuses exclusively on sexuality and relationships. I encourage you to visit my website to get an idea of who I am and how I work. Since beginning my practice in 2001, I have done extensive training in sexuality. I am an AASECT-certified Sex Therapist. I work with individuals and couples and treat people who have all sorts of sexual concerns, from medically-related sexual problems to relationship stressors, affair recovery, recovery from traumatic events, or sexual identity issues. I have developed a specialty in treating men with low/absent desire and/or erection problems.
(470) 348-8606 View (470) 348-8606
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W Myles Hassler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CST, NCC, MAC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
I received my certification as a Sex Therapist from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) in May 2020, following studies that began in 2008.
Are you struggling to navigate your sexual and emotional needs in your relationships? Are you looking for a safe and accepting space to discuss your unique challenges and explore ways to deepen your connection with your partner or partners? Hi, I'm Myles Hassler, and I'm so glad you're here! I'm a certified sex therapist, specializing in couples counseling, consensual nonmonogamy & polyamorous relationships, the LGBTQIA+ community, and heterosexual orientations alike. Sex and intimacy are important parts of any relationship, and I believe that everyone deserves to have fulfilling and satisfying sexual and relatinship experiences.
I received my certification as a Sex Therapist from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) in May 2020, following studies that began in 2008.
Are you struggling to navigate your sexual and emotional needs in your relationships? Are you looking for a safe and accepting space to discuss your unique challenges and explore ways to deepen your connection with your partner or partners? Hi, I'm Myles Hassler, and I'm so glad you're here! I'm a certified sex therapist, specializing in couples counseling, consensual nonmonogamy & polyamorous relationships, the LGBTQIA+ community, and heterosexual orientations alike. Sex and intimacy are important parts of any relationship, and I believe that everyone deserves to have fulfilling and satisfying sexual and relatinship experiences.
(678) 427-0566 View (678) 427-0566
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Chris Hunter DeVinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CST, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
I cover a breadth of topics related to human sexuality, particularly how each client’s connection with their own sexuality plays out in various facets of life.
I work with adults seeking to optimize intimate relationships and embrace the vitality that comes when we express our full sexual selves. I believe in the healing power of authenticity, secure connection, and self-acceptance. My passion and focus is working with clients to strengthen emotional and physical intimacy and healthy engagement by improving communication, building or rebuilding trust, releasing shame, and embracing self-acceptance. I have experience working with neurodiverse clients as well as clients struggling with anxiety and depression. I am sex-positive, kink-, queer-, trans-, and consensual non-monogamy-friendly.
I cover a breadth of topics related to human sexuality, particularly how each client’s connection with their own sexuality plays out in various facets of life.
I work with adults seeking to optimize intimate relationships and embrace the vitality that comes when we express our full sexual selves. I believe in the healing power of authenticity, secure connection, and self-acceptance. My passion and focus is working with clients to strengthen emotional and physical intimacy and healthy engagement by improving communication, building or rebuilding trust, releasing shame, and embracing self-acceptance. I have experience working with neurodiverse clients as well as clients struggling with anxiety and depression. I am sex-positive, kink-, queer-, trans-, and consensual non-monogamy-friendly.
(470) 264-6094 View (470) 264-6094
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Cherlisa Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MA, MPH, LPC, CHES
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30331  (Online Only)
I am a lead researcher for Herpes Simplex Virus-2 within African-American females, focused on STD/STI counseling, sex therapy workshops, sex-partner notification, sex-positive therapy, and rapid HIV testing.
I have served clients in psychiatric care for over 16 years, facilitated psychosexual Trauma Systems Therapy for over 9 years, led couples and family therapy for over 8 years, and have been actively working with HIV prevention and sexual health education of other sexually transmitted infections and diseases for over 8 years. I am a Doctor of Health Education and Promotion and I am exceedingly committed to sexual health, behavioral health, and mental health.
I am a lead researcher for Herpes Simplex Virus-2 within African-American females, focused on STD/STI counseling, sex therapy workshops, sex-partner notification, sex-positive therapy, and rapid HIV testing.
I have served clients in psychiatric care for over 16 years, facilitated psychosexual Trauma Systems Therapy for over 9 years, led couples and family therapy for over 8 years, and have been actively working with HIV prevention and sexual health education of other sexually transmitted infections and diseases for over 8 years. I am a Doctor of Health Education and Promotion and I am exceedingly committed to sexual health, behavioral health, and mental health.
(470) 798-4429 View (470) 798-4429
Sex Therapy

Who is sex therapy for?

Sex problems are common in relationships. Many people want a better sex life and want to feel loved and desired by their partner. It is difficult for couples to resolve sexual problems on their own because people often feel ashamed to talk about their sexual desires fearing they are not normal, when in fact a very broad range of preferences and behaviors are normal. A sex therapist can help clarify this and other matters.

Why do people need sex therapy?

Many people do not know how to talk about their erotic needs or their emotional needs, both of which are addressed in sex therapy. Couples often live with sexual difficulties for years before seeking help, and in that time, partners may experience so much disappointment and alienation that they may fear their problems mean they are incompatible. Once people experience disappointment, it is difficult to find resolution without help.

What happens in sex therapy?

People have many misconceptions about what takes place in sex therapy. First, it is a form of talk therapy in which partners discuss their sexual concerns; it does not involve touching or physical exploration of any kind. Sex therapy typically helps couples get comfortable talking to each other about sex so that, in the privacy of their home life, they can openly discuss their sexual desires and make decisions about what they want to do. Couples are typically assigned activities to do at home that build intimacy skills.

What kinds of problems do sex therapists treat?

Very often, partners differ in their degree of sexual desire and struggle over how often to have sex. Or they may have fights about porn use or have difficulty connecting sexually after one partner is unfaithful. Men may have problems with premature ejaculation. Women may find themselves struggling to become aroused or to achieve an orgasm. Sometimes partners feel like they have lost the sense of attraction to their partner. These are all common issues dealt with in sex therapy.