Why were we taught algebra, but never taught how to have a relationship, love our bodies, deal with fear, grieve, or have amazing sex?
Psychotherapist in Philadelphia, PA
Supervised by Meghan Defino LPC
I don't know why relationship skills weren't taught in school. Seems like it would've gotten us a lot farther than figuring out what a semi-colon really is. Nevertheless, here we are. Relationships are hard. Really hard. I'm here to help you navigate betrayal, have your first threesome, and figure out why you keep fighting over the dishes.
There's a lot of talk about whether or not a person can truly be addicted to sex. I have studied compulsive sexual behavior extensively through the 12-Step model as well as through AASECT's "compulsive behavior" model. I've interviewed experts at multiple Ivy League schools. I've come to the conclusion that all that really matters is how to help people in pain, and that's exactly what you and I can get to work on together: figuring out what's hurting and how to make it stop.
Most men were never given the vocabulary or permission to develop their unique sexual identities. Together, we can learn to articulate desires and feelings in ways that add to your relationships rather than get in the way. My training focuses in men's work includes over 10 years of group and retreat-based emotional release therapy.
I have spent the last 10 years working with audiences and individuals across three continents to understand the power of their stories and helping them find ways of rewriting those very same stories.
I have trained in mindfulness, yoga, and meditation techniques for over 15 years with master teachers around the world.
I completed over a year of supervision with the Relationship and Sex Therapy Collective in Philadelphia, as well as 10 years of experience working with groups dealing in compulsive and out-of-control sexual behaviors.
In addition to over a year of supervision with the Relationship and Sex Therapy Collective in Philadelphia, I also teach an online course on sexuality in long term relationships for Wonderlust,