Jill became a Marriage and Family Therapist because she was fascinated by what happens when two people become committed partners. But soon she began to realize that her graduate training had not prepared her to help couples with sexual problems.
Several years of post-graduate training prepared her to challenge the belief many of us hold that sex is too toxic or scary to talk about. “As a certified clinical educator and sexologist, I finally had the training and tools to begin to help people fully accept and even celebrate themselves sexually.”
Acceptance based Sex Therapy invites a focus not on performance but on desire. Why do we want what we want, and how does that lead us to behave? Each person, and every couple is unique, and Jill helps each person sort out the kind of sensual and romantic life that works best for them. “There is no right way or wrong way to be sexual, no black or white. It’s all about shades and textures and patterns of grey that we get to discover together.” Jill facilitates sensual, recreational, emotional, and attitudinal learning and healing.
“My role as a sex therapist,” Jill says, “is to walk beside my clients – not ahead of them and not shoving from behind. I help them to recognize, accept, and investigate whatever is going on for them. We often do a lot of laughing as we let go of expectations and attachment to outcome…or orgasm!”