I’m a Clinical Sexologist in private practice here in Anacortes, WA. I’ve been a practitioner of psychotherapy, sex therapy and relationship counseling for over 35 years. I am a sex positive and kink aware helping professional.
I am available weekdays, some evenings and weekends so you can comfortably fit your sessions in around your work, family and social life.
If you would like to talk to someone about your sexual thoughts, feelings, lifestyles and/or experiences then arrange for a consultation at our mutual convenience.
WHAT I OFFER / THERAPY, COUNSELING, CONSULTING or COACHING SESSIONS
I now provide only remote therapy —
- on the telephone
- or online (via Skype or FaceTime)
All sessions are 60 minutes in duration. All appointments are paid for in advance via Paypal.
Here’s a bit more about the way I work.
I don’t believe therapy should become a lifestyle. Thus, my therapeutic intervention is short term, goal directed and personally liberating. I generally contract with my client(s) for four, six or eight visits (clients of course can terminate at any time). This way we build in an automatic termination date, keeping all of us focused on the goal and honest about the progress we’re making. And, more importantly, the end is always in sight. Rarely do I see client(s) for more than eight session in a row. If my client(s) doesn’t have what he/she/they need to work independently on the problems he/she/they face by that time, then I didn’t do my job properly.
I also firmly believe in at-home-work and journaling. These things keep my client(s) integrated and involved throughout his/her/their with me. Our time together will be concentrated, so there will little time to waste…either yours or mine.
You’re welcome to contact me for an appointment if you’d like to move forward with this. You can reach me at: email@example.com
Some people find it easier to talk about intimate aspects of their life over the phone rather than in person, thus accessing therapy from the comfort and privacy of their own home, car, or office. Telephone therapy helps get round geographical, transport and mobility issues.
I can also provide my services via the most commonly used chat and message platforms such as Skype, Yahoo Messenger, etc.
To book your therapy session(s) email me your preferred date and time firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then arrange your preferred payment method. Sessions can be made in block bookings or singly whatever suits your budget and commitments. Early booking is advisable.
A 24 hours notice is required from the client to cancel or change a booked appointment time. Clients will not be entitled to a refund or an alternative appointment if a cancellation is made with less than 24 hours notice.
All sessions will start and end at the agreed time. Late calls or visits will result in a shorter consultation. All consultations are by appointment only.
Clinical services cover a full range of sexual heath concerns including:
— Guilt associated with religious upbringing or training.
— Sexual trauma and/or sexual abuse
— Conflicts or sexual dissatisfaction between partners.
— Ejaculation and/or erection concerns.
— Orgasm concerns.
— Sexual orientation/lifestyle preference.
— Sexual inhibitions.
— Socio-sexual skills.
— Sexual misinformation.
— Love and sexuality.
— Jealousy and possessiveness.
— Poor body image.
— Unsatisfactory sexual outlet.
— Safe-sex concerns.
— Sexuality and illness or disability.
— Sexuality and grieving.
My practice combines the best of a short-term cognitive behavioral therapy model with a compassionate, person-orientated counseling technique. My purpose is to help clients come to terms with their sexual problems and conflicts as these relate to their own life values, expectations and goals.
My services are open to individuals, couples, families and groups, of any sexual persuasion, who have sexual concerns. I am available for lectures, workshops, and in-service training.
Since the completion of my doctoral studies in 1981 I have been involved in a wide range of sexological activities including counseling, teaching, lecturing, writing, publishing, video production, in-service training and facilitating groups and workshops.
I’ve been writing this online sex advice column for well over twenty years now.
I am the founder and former Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, PARADIGM; Enhancing Life Near Death — an outreach and resource for terminally ill, chronically ill, elder and dying people.
My therapeutic training includes The Institute for Advanced Study in Human Sexuality San Francisco, The University of California, San Francisco Human Sexuality Unit, and The Pacific Center for Human Growth, Berkeley.
Besides my sexological training I carry a Masters degree in Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley.
I am Board certified by The American College of Sexologists, The American Board of Sexology and The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists.
Richard Wagner, M.Div., Ph.D., ACS