The 5 Steps to Becoming an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

Northwest Institute on Intimacy was founded to further the field of sex therapy by training therapists to be sex-positive, holistic providers of the couples and individuals they see in their office. There are many important reasons a therapist would want to get training in Sex Therapy. For more information see our blog post The # 1… Read more »


One More Reason to Love Oxytocin: The 30-Day Challenge

By: Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers and Taylor Ulrey Collaboration and Reference: www.thebabbleout.com/health/oxytocin   Several months ago, a friend of mine told me she had begun having terrible menstrual cramps. I suggested that the next time she was on her menstrual cycle, she try masturbating to orgasm one of the days her cramps were bad. I explained… Read more »


Can We Overcome This Affair?

Couples who have experienced an affair within the relationship often ask me, “Is it possible to overcome this?” The short answer is “Yes!” Their pain and difficulty notwithstanding, affairs have the possibility of occasioning new bonds that can be even more meaningful than couples had prior to their affairs. Getting to that point, however, takes… Read more »


The #1 Reason a Couple Will Be Dissatisfied with You

It’s a cold, late Tuesday evening. Your next clients are one of your most intriguing Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) cases. You’ve met with them a total of four times so far and they have begun to see progress in their relationship. You’ve taken a relationship history, a detailed history of their family of origin, held… Read more »


Swept Away- Women’s Low Sexual Desire

Her eyes, with a mind of their own, lock onto their target. Her partner has just entered the café and wine bar. Light beams radiate in all directions behind them and Donna Summer’s song, ‘Love to Love You’ begins to play. As she watches her beloved saunter through the crowd, a wave of desire washes… Read more »