I'm a sex and relationship therapist with specializations in gender exploration, relational (couples) therapy, sexual concerns, spiritual trauma and deconstruction, and sexual trauma, and LGBTQIA+ support.
For folks needing sliding scale support, our clinical sex therapy/social work intern Emily can offer affordable couples and individual therapy.
Glad you're here.
-Court + team
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SERVICES I OFFER:
COUPLES/RELATIONSHIP THERAPY: I specialize in working with sexual desire differences, panic during sex, coming out, gender and sexuality exploration/transition (one or both partners), and more. Often, the couples I work with include at least one partner who is a trauma survivor. Many of the couples I support are coming out of conservative religious backgrounds (think "exvangelicals", deconstruction work, and couples with religious trauma). Other couples are navigating a life crisis, including one partner exploring gender or sexuality. I also provide support to parents of youth coming out as LGBTQIA+.
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY: I primarily work with sexual trauma, sexual pain, LGBTQIA+ folks, religious trauma, identity exploration, gender transitions, intimate partner violence trauma, and coping with chronic illness and cancer (I'm a cancer survivor myself!). I work with youth 14 and up (no upper age limit). Finally, I work with people of all ages encountering life transitions (college, work, grief and loss) - especially those navigating such transitions within systems that are unsupportive or even oppressive.
Contact me for other services, including clinical supervision and specialized couples therapy options (longer sessions, weekend intensives, or one-time consults).
WHY WORK WITH ME?
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in social work, licensed in Illinois and Colorado. I have post-graduate training in Sex Therapy from University of Michigan (2016-18). As a sex therapist, I'm finalizing my certification hours. My current supervisor is Dr. Neil Cannon, sexologist, researcher, therapist, and faculty member. I regularly consult with peer therapists who work in similar fields to ensure I'm continually doing work to provide well-informed care.
When providing therapy, I am warm, engaged, curious, and non-judgemental. I will help you sort out and understand your feelings, fears, habits, anxieties, and thought patterns, and give you space to test out sharing the most private, upsetting, and secret parts of yourself.
As a relationship therapist, I know that you and your partner need more than just space to process; you're here to halt hurtful and stuck patterns in your relationship and find connection, clarity, and healing. If you're looking for a blank-slate couples therapist, I'm probably not her. You're paying for productive, meaningful, supportive sessions, and I'll challenge you and your partner gently but directly so you're able to interrupt these conflicts and engage differently.
I draw from a variety of methods and practices. Some favorites are: attachment-based, Internal Family Systems, Relational Life Therapy (RLT), feminist (recognizing the harmful impact of gender oppression on all genders, men too!), "Good Enough Sex" model, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), narrative techniques, and anti-oppressive practices.
A final note: While we will focus on YOU, know that I will not ignore the impact of generational and community trauma and oppression. Too often, we ask individuals to bear the burden of fixing community-level issues, and we pathologize the ways individuals have learned to cope with such macro-level oppression. Although we live and work within harsh and broken systems, and often contribute to them unknowingly, I work hard to avoid pathologizing the ways you have learned to survive and get by.
As a white therapist, I am committed to continuing to learn anti-racist practice.
Trainings attended in 2023:
Midori's Fundamentals of Feminine Dominance: D&D, Archetype Cultivation & Practical Tools to Identify Desires
Provided to sex therapists and educators
Dr. Sue Johnson's Intensive Course in Emotionally Focused Therapy: Attachment-Based Interventions for Couples in Crisis
Live Couples' Experiential with Terry Real
Sophia O'Connor's A Modern Take on the World's Oldest Profession: Sex Work Literacy in Your Office
Dr. Cannon's A Strengths-Based Approach to Supporting Kinky Clients
With Sprinkles On Top: An Introduction to Working with Mixed Desire (Kink/Vanilla) Relationships with Stefani Goerlich, PhD
Sex Beyond the Binary: Re-Visioning Sex Therapy for Every Body with Lucie Fielding, PhD
Reclaiming Pleasure: A Sex-Positive Guide to Moving Past Sexual Trauma and Living a Passionate Life with Dr. Holly Richmond
Training provided in 2023:
Sex Therapy with Queer Folks from Conservative Religious Backgrounds
Provided to iAm Clinic clinical staff
Human Sexuality - masters' level course
Adjunct Faculty at University of Denver, School of Social Work (MSW program)