Licensed Professional Counselor 

Jill helps people who want to build intimacy, compassion and trust in their lives and relationships. Through empathic connection we reignite passion, love and enhance our ability to communicate effectively. We are wired to connect and when the torments of life create a chasm in our relationship, we are often left feeling numb, distressed, anxious or angry. 

Jill works with those who desire change or healing when their relationship is creating pain or falling apart.  

With a sub-specialty in infidelity recovery and divorce, Jill also has experience working with sexual anxiety, sexual pain, sexually impulsive behavior, communication difficulties, depression, grief and loss, trauma, lack of self-esteem and anger management. 

 

In addition to working with traditional couples, Jill has experience and training working with non-monogamous relationship styles. She is a sex-positive, kink-knowledgeable professional.  

Jill’s post-graduate sexuality training includes seminars by Dr. Marty Klein, Emily Nagowski and Dr. David Ley. She has completed the Emotion Focused Couple Therapy Externship (known as EFT or EFCT) and uses these approaches as a framework for her therapy. 

Session Fees

50 minutes $130

80 minutes $190 

80 minutes recommended for Couples sessions.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - Associate

Deanna Shahady specializes in Sex Therapy using both relational and behavioral techniques. She strongly believes that pleasure is a vital component of happiness, and that through therapy, individuals and couples can learn the right tools to achieve mental, emotional, physical, and sexual health. She works with Individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, body image, trauma, gender identity, and sexuality to explore and learn to love who they are. She works with Couples to address communication problems and helps them build stronger, more intimate connections.

 

Deanna works to create a safe, judgment-free space that invites clients to ask questions and discuss intimate topics with both gravity and levity. She has an integrative and collaborative approach to therapy tailored to each individual or couples’ needs. She values social justice and uses a systems-oriented perspective that encourages clients to form healthy relationships with themselves, their partners, families, and communities.

 

Deanna works with clients of all sexual orientations and genders. She is LGBTQIA+ affirming and is poly and kink aware.

Supervised by Claudia Thompson LMFT-S.

INDIVIDUAL sessions

50 minutes $120

80 minutes $180

 

COUPLE sessions

50 minutes $120

80 minutes $180

Sara Sloan is a Marriage & Family Therapist Associate and specializes in sex therapy. She works with couples, families, and individuals who are seeking help with their relationships, intimacy, connection, communication, and sexual compatibility.

 

Other Issues that Sara has helped clients work through include identity and relationship conflicts stemming from personal and/or cultural differences, a loss or decrease of intimacy, infidelity, sexual incompatibilities, medical difficulties and disability, chronic pain, miscarriage, infertility, sexual complications, religious issues regarding sexuality and identity, as well as other gender/identity issues. She also works with couples going through major life transitions, whether it be a new marriage, a recent divorce, the death of a parent, the birth of a new baby, or becoming empty nesters.

 

Sara is an open-minded person and is familiar with many nontraditional relationship styles.  She is a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.

Supervised by Claudia Thompson LMFT-S.

Session Fees

50 minutes $80

80 minutes $130

80 minutes recommended for Couples Sessions.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - Associate

Lauren works with individuals and couples dealing with a variety of sexual issues. She supports people who are struggling to achieve a steady, nurturing relationship. Lauren is familiar with Kink practices and healthy polyamorous relationships and is prepared to help you thrive in a judgement-free space where you can be yourself. She believes that all forms of consensual sex and ethical non-monogamy should be normalized across the spectrum.  

Lauren also has a deep understanding and concern for those who are coping with religious shame, religious abuse, and people struggling with their sex lives in relation to their religion. Regardless of what religion, the themes of shame and guilt can run deep. If your sexual self and your religion don't align, then Lauren may be able to help.

Lauren’s true calling lies in her desire to try and help anyone who is hurting.  Her dual licensing prepares her to assist with many struggles you might be having. She is prepared to help with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, desire discrepancy (not wanting the same amount of sex), relationship issues, gender identity, and body image. She works from an existential and collaborative perspective. Whether you are seeking solo counseling, or couples of two or more counseling, Lauren is here to help.

Lauren is kink, LGBTQIA+, queer, and ethical non-monogamy communities friendly.

She is a member of TAMFT, AAMFT, AASECT and is in training with the Sexual Health Alliance as part of her sex therapy specialtization. 

 

Supervised by Claudia Thompson LMFT-S, LPC-S

  

Session Fees

50 minutes $80

80 minutes $130

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - Associate Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern

LMFT-S, LPC-S
Certified Sex Therapist
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

Claudia Thompson is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners as a Marriage & Family Therapist and a Professional Counselor and credentialed as a Clinical Supervisor in both licenses. She has achieved a Certification as a Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, & Therapists, www.aasect.org, and a Certification as a Sex Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals,www.iitap.com.

 

Claudia supervises and works with couples and individuals experiencing a variety of sexual challenges, including LGBT persons and those in non-traditional relationships.

 

Claudia's rate is $195 for a 50 minute session and $315 for an 80 minute session. 

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