Sexual health is an integral part of overall health, well-being and quality of life. It is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality, and not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. - World Health Organization
I have frequently witnessed (both personally and professionally) feelings of shame embedded in our attitudes and beliefs surrounding sex. Our vulnerabilities and negative beliefs surrounding sex has ignited my interest to empower people to feel great about their sexual health, self-esteem, communication and education. I empathize and understand that many people find talking about sexuality difficult, which is why, creating a therapeutic relationship that allows trust and a sense of security to grow is central to my work.
I am currently pursuing my PhD in Clinical Sexology and my AASECT Sex Therapist certification. My clinical focus is to develop social, emotional, sexuality, and relationship supports for individuals in all stages of life and with diverse neuro-capacities.
Sexology is a diverse field of study and encompasses topics that occur throughout the whole lifespan: sexual development (puberty), behaviour, expression, orientation, identity, relationships, activities, and interests. In sexology, my areas of study include the following:
- Sexual Education (Understanding human development in sexuality and sexual behaviours)
- Parenting (that focuses on: positivity and responsibility)
- Autism Spectrum (social, emotional, sexuality and relationship)
- Developmental disabilities
- Sexual Worldview
- Cultural differences in sexuality
- Sex guilt/shame
- Women Sexual Health
- Diminished Sexual Desire and Pleasure
- Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder’ (PGAD)
- Genito Pelvic Pain/ Penetration Disorder (GPPPD)
:Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)