Why I Became A Sex Therapist

“Why did you become a therapist?
And why a sex therapist?”

This is a question I’ve gotten a lot over the years, and I thought I’d share with you what led me on this journey. When I was younger, I was once denied the help and information I needed. I was confused about my body and my feelings. I struggled with relationships (friends, boyfriends, parents, etc.). I didn’t understand how to set boundaries; I didn’t even know what boundaries I needed! I was slut-shamed and humiliated by my peers and my family. The only support I found was in my high school counselor, who helped me through a very difficult and painful time. Once I made it to college, the world opened up to me, and I realized that there were a lot of people writing answers to many of the questions I had about the human psyche, sexuality, and physical expression. I was able to connect with people who saw sex as positive, not something to be shunned or avoided. We are all sexual beings, and I want to help people find the same freedom and satisfaction as I’ve been able to find. Sex is beautiful. Love thyself.

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