Referring Your Clients to a Clinical Sexologist and Certified Hypnotherapist

Clinical Sexology - Sex Counseling, Coaching and Education

As a Clinical Sexologist, I can work with other health and therapeutic professionals to provide short-term sex counseling and education to clients who have complex sexual concerns. 

Clinical Sexologists specialize in the study of human sexuality: "what people do and how they feel about it." Their in-depth training includes "Sexual Attitude Readjustment" programs which are designed to dispell myths and preconceptions the sexological student may have about human sexual expression. In order to best meet each client's needs, the Clinical Sexologist must become extremely well-informed about all aspects of human sexual expression, and cultivate "sex-positive" and nonjudgmental professional capacities. 

Sexological counseling and education is appropriate for anyone experiencing sexual difficulties or problems with social or self acceptance of their sexual behavior or gender expression.

Sexological counseling is focused, behavior based, and usually short-term. It is not a substitute for psychotherapy. The sexological outlook is sex and pleasure positive, and does not seek to change a person's basic nature or orientation. In some cases, however, a person may need extensive help in managing sexual desires and behaviors that are risky, destructive or illegal. In such cases, a longer program of counseling and education may be advisable. 

If you are a health or mental health professional who would like more information about working with a Clinical Sexologist, please contact Dr. Marsh to request a brochure or an informational appointment by phone or in person. 

Hypnotism for Sexual Concerns

Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic use of trance states to assist clients in changing behaviors, habits and self-perception. It is often used in conjunction with other modalities to support physical or emotional healing and wellbeing. 

Hypnotherapy can be used with Sexological Counseling to help the client explore inner barriers to sexual pleasure and intimacy; to cope with somatic reactions related to sexuality; to manage sexual behaviors and habits; to recapture memories of sensual joy; to improve body image and self-perception; to instill confidence; and so on. Hypnotherapy assists those who desire positive transformation in their intimate lives. Hypnotherapy is a proven healing modality, and its use in Sexological Counseling is yet another powerful application. 

Hypnotherapy can also be used in conjunction with psychotherapy for a number of issues, including assistance with sexual offending, shame, trauma relief, etc. As a hypnotherapist, I can work in collaboration with other health professionals. 

Medical Hypnotherapy

Medical Hypnoptherapy is a complementary modality. It works well with Sexological Counseling, as many people experience health problems which have an impact on their sex lives. By alleviating stress and providing positive suggestions for healing and positive outcomes, Medical Hypnotherapy can complement treatment provided by a client's physician. Hypnosis for any medical concern always requires a physician's referral.

Paraprofessional Case Management and Advocacy for Sexual and Gender Minorities and Those with Alternative Lifestyles

People who wish to protect and preserve their intimate relationships and sexual alternative lifestyles as they meet life challenges through the social services system sometimes meet with prejudice and discrimination. As a sexologist and human services paraprofessional, I am available to provide advocacy for trans and queer people, and for those involved in kinky, poly, and other relationships which may be misunderstood or not acknowledged by human service providers. 

I am listed on the KAP list as a "Kink Aware Professional."

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