elaine@IntimacyAtlanta.com 770-650-8052

Intimacy Atlanta

Meet the Therapist

 

I first became interested in helping couples improve their sexual relationships a few years ago. I had been doing couples therapy for more than 10 years, and had refined my skills to the point where I was pretty successful with most couples. But I noticed that every now and then, a couple would surprise and disappoint me by deciding to divorce in spite of the good progress we had made in resolving their complaints about each other.

What I discovered was that for many couples, getting rid of the negatives was not enough to create a loving relationship. Some couples needed help in re-establishing intimacy, and without intimacy, resolving conflict did not result in a healthy marriage. Unfortunately, like most therapists, at that time my training in couples counseling didn’t include helping couples with sexual issues.

I became determined to learn how to help couples and individuals improve their sexual relationships. I began the demanding course of study to become certified as a sex therapist by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). As I began seeing couples and individuals struggling with sexual issues, I regularly conferred with other highly experienced and distinguished sex therapists in Atlanta and throughout the country.

I continue to help individuals with many types of problems, such as depression and anxiety, and couples who struggle with other issues, such as communication and child-rearing; but I have developed a special interest and expertise in helping couples and individuals overcome roadblocks to intimacy.

And for those who are interested….

I have a BA and a Masters degree in Teaching from the University of Chicago, in addition to an MA in Counseling Psychology from The Georgia School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University).  I have been in private practice in the Roswell area since 1996.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) and a National Board Certified Counselor (N.B.C.C.). I am a member of the following professional organizations:

American Counseling Association (ACA)
International Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (IAMFT)
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia (LPCA)

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