I have worked in the mental health field for over 8 years both in inpatient care and private practice. I have experience in working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am receiving my PhD in clinical sexology from the International Institute of Clinical Sexology with concentrations in addiction and kink lifestyles. I received my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Liberty University. I am currently working in private practice at Harmony US inc.
I specialize in love, sexual, and relationship positivity, as well as addiction counseling, for individuals, couples, and families. At times this can get clouded with negative past experiences or trauma. I use several techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing), sand tray play therapy, and a systematic and collaborative approach to facilitate a deeper healing. I celebrate diversity, responsibility and individual choice. I am Kink Aware, Poly Friendly, and work with the LGBTQIAPK communities. I am a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with extensive training in clinical sexology and addiction combined with experience counseling in the inpatient and private practice settings. I received my board certification in sex therapy from Therapist Certification Association in Miami, Fl. Florida is the only state with education requirements for sex therapy.
Using the systematic and collaborative approach I consider all the parts of your relationship(s) and yourself. Behaviors and relationships do not occur in a vacuum. We are all influenced by various people, places, and things in our lives. When working with me I will be asking you about all the areas in your life and how they may be helping or hindering you. Also, I will challenge you, this helps foster empowerment and confidence. You are the best expert on you, I am there to help guide and facilitate treatment for you and your relationships to become as healthy and positive as possible.
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I am fully licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida MH16883 and Board Certified Sex Therapist TCA 0049
I am a licensed associate professional counselor in Georgia and I am receiving supervision from Amanda Marks, LPC, CPCS.