We help individuals work through common sexual concerns such as:
- Low sexual desire
- Painful intercourse
- Sexual compulsion/addiction
- Erectile problems
- Difficulty with orgasm
- Performance anxiety
- Ejaculatory control issues
- Recovery from trauma
Sometimes these issues may be compounded by depression, generalized anxiety, substance use, or concerns related to gender identity and/or sexual orientation.
Through our training in clinical social work and sex therapy, we can address both psychological and sexual concerns.
Treatment may be either short-term or long-term, depending upon your specific goals and the intensity/frequency of your symptoms.
Although we may recommend specific exercises or techniques to practice at home, no sexual activity occurs in our presence.
Couples interested in working together often seek guidance to:
- Enhance intimacy
- Modify conflict
- Improve communication
- Recover from affairs
- Address sexual concerns (i.e. erectile problems, painful sex, etc.)
- Explore open relationships or polyamory
Our approach to couples therapy is client-centered and interactive, drawing upon systems theory and evidence-based models such as The Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Sessions may incorporate a mix of these elements:
Cultivating Curiosity – shifting away from criticism and contempt
Sequencing – identifying key interaction patterns in the relationship system
Reframing – exploring alternate meanings and expanding our frame of reference
Skill Building – reflective listening, assertive communication, perspective taking, etc.
Sexual problems are treated from a similar framework, but may also incorporate mind-body exercises to practice at home.
During the initial assessment, we will meet with you and your partner together to discuss your concerns, and then schedule individual meetings with each of you. Utilizing this approach helps us understand both perspectives more completely.
Please note that relationship conflict, desire discrepancy, and general lack of connection are not considered problems that are “medically necessary” to treat. Couples therapy for these specific concerns are not covered by insurance.
Jumpstart is a 1-hour sexuality consultation for motivated individuals with a specific question or concern—perhaps related to the body, changing needs and preferences, dating and mating, or anything in between.
We help you spark change through a mix of:
- collaborative problem solving
- education and information
- personalized action steps
Prior to meeting, you will complete a detailed survey that helps us understand your background, personal strengths, and learning objectives.
We provide a confidential, non-judgmental space—through phone or secure teleconference (VSee)— to support growth on your own terms.
Sexual Health & Intimacy Coaching
Coaching is a short-term, dynamic approach that focuses on the present and the future.
We can help you:
- Prioritize and enhance pleasure
- Understand your sexual response cycle (orgasm, arousal, etc.)
- Improve sexual communication
Our strength and passion is helping people connect to their sexuality in a more empowered way, by guiding them towards the wisdom, insight, and courage that makes this possible.
- Create the agenda
- Learn by doing (i.e. tasks/action steps between sessions)
- Accelerate progress towards your goals
For online coaching to be effective it is essential that your internet or phone connection is reliable, and that you have access to a private location without interruptions.
Coaching services are not reimbursable by insurance. No sexualized interaction occurs at any time.
Training and Education
Kimberly offers individual and group supervision for behavioral health professionals who are working towards independent licensure (LICSW, LMHC, etc). She can provide supervision towards AASECT sex therapy certification as well.
Kimberly is available to provide case consultation and training to individual therapists or organizations that wish to expand their knowledge of sexuality and relationships.