I provide Intimacy Behavioral Therapy® designed to help men and women overcome a range of sexual issues, from social/sexual shyness to erectile dysfunction and rapid ejaculation. Through proven methods and techniques, such as mindfulness training, exposure therapy, sensation focus touch therapy and psycho-dynamic interaction/integration, I aide my patients in overcoming the issues that prohibit them from leading full sexual lives and guide them in discovering the joy of being more at home in their bodies.
Through my experience as an Intimacy Behavioral Therapist®/Surrogate Partner, I’ve developed a holistic, twelve-week/sixteen week surrogate partner program that is the main focus of my practice. Through the program, I can work directly with you one-on-one or as part of a co-therapy team in conjunction with a therapist or doctor. I also provide consultations and referrals for those who cannot meet with me in-person and lead workshops on intimacy. The purpose of all my work is to help people to be present in their bodies in each moment: This enables a united mind/body connection to be made and allows the authentic self to emerge.
With all my patients, I begin by establishing trust and building rapport that lessens anxiety. This is a gradual and integrative process that is both structured and in the moment; I gauge the appropriate pace based on the person’s specific needs. From there, I employ a variety of skills that teach new behaviors, replacing default tendencies through practical, physical application, coaching, and education. Science now supports that human behavior changes with at least three months of consistent practice using newly learned tools, in an interactive, touch-based therapeutic approach.