I am a certified sex and relationship therapist who helps clients recover from religious and sexual trauma to embody healthy sexuality.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Boston, MA
I am trained in multiple relationship modalities including emotionally focused therapy. I specialize in integrating traditional sex therapy methods with modern relationship therapy.
As a gay son of a Pentecostal minister, I understand the pain of spiritual/religious wounding. Although this is a relatively new focus area for psychotherapists, I feel like I have been doing this work my entire life. I help clients not only deconstruct negative religious beliefs but also reconstruct a new philosophy of living based on their values and humanistic principles.
I am an AASECT certified sex therapist. I am trained to treat a variety of sex-related issues including sexual dysfunction, sexual pain, lack of sex in relationship, the betrayal of infidelity, and open/consensually non-monogamous relationships. I also help those struggling in the aftermath of sex-related trauma. I particularly thrive helping relationships of all kinds find sexual fulfillment and emotional intimacy in their connection.
I have extensive experience treating religious/spiritual trauma and sexual trauma. In my training to become a certified sex therapist and in my doctoral program, I studied religious shame, sexual abuse, and the processes of recovery from the betrayal of infidelity.
I am trained in emotionally focused couples therapy and structural family therapy. These modalities emphasize the power of attachment to solve problems and heal emotional wounds. I specialize, with over ten years of experience, in the integration of couples therapy and sex therapy to help relationships of all kinds comprehensively address the complexity of their lived experiences.
In my quest to deconstruct the controlling beliefs of my conservative Christian upbringing, I felt drawn to the principles of humanism. Specifically, I studied existential therapy throughout my graduate studies. I have written on the topics of humanism and therapy, and I continue to study philosophy in an attempt to better understand how to connect to diverse people in therapy.