I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Sex Therapist (CST) just out here helping people reclaim their sexuality and build emotionally connected sex lives!
FOR NEARLY A DECADE
Why sex therapy, you ask? It all started with an undergraduate research project where I wanted to show how attachment style (you know, secure, anxious, avoidant, etc.) could be linked to the kinds of infidelity people commit in relationships. Being a relationship therapist was a natural extension of my curiosity!
Along my journey, I studied at the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia, worked at a family-therapy-based agency in Washington County, and took a part-time position with an agency in Vancouver, WA leading groups for their Intensive Outpatient Program. My true passion though, was working with partners and highly motivated individuals on their sexual health, wellness and identity.
I started Portland Sex Therapy in 2015 to help realize my dream and focus on my passion of helping others explore and live up to their sexual and relational potential!
As a systemic therapist, I believe that people are connected to each other through a system of intertwining relationships. Sometimes, as people encounter changes, problems arise that individuals, couples and partners cannot handle on their own.
My role is to support you in building positive, secure relationships that will improve your well-being and interpersonal experiences..
I utilize a variety of models and evidence-based practices to assist clients including, emotion-focused therapy (EFT), internal family systems, narrative therapy and relational life therapy (RLT).
Top: my in-person office
Left: my bookshelf (I love books!)
Right: my pretty office plant
sexual desire differences in couples aka the sexual slump
Clients exploring non-monogamy and open relationships
counseling for folx in the BDSM and kink communities.
I often work with partners and individuals on communication, a lost sense of connection, and sexual dysfunction in the context of their relationships. My areas of focus are:
NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF
I hold a Master's Degree in Couples & Family Therapy, from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both Oregon and Washington.
I am a Certified Sex Therapist, through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.
I served as President for the Oregon Counseling Association (ORCA) for the 2019-2020 term.
I'm Sarah Huntington.
meet my assistant