Ian is the New York Times best-selling author of numerous books, including the ever-popular She Comes First (Harper Collins) which is the best-selling sex advice book of the last decade and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.
Ian is regularly quoted as an expert in various media, with frequent appearances on CNN, The Today Show and The Dr. Oz Show, amongst others. Ian lectures frequently on topics related to sex and relationships, with recent appearances at New York University, Yale, Princeton, the French Institute Alliance Francaise and the inaugural Sex and Attachment conference in NYC.
In addition to being a New York State licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Ian is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). He works with individuals and couples both privately and at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, one of New York's oldest and most respected not-for-profit mental health training and treatment facilities. His practice is composed equally of heterosexual and LGBTQ patients.
Ian was born and raised in New York City, where he lives with his wife and two sons and their family dogs, Jitterbug and Oscar.
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Michael Aaron PhD, LCSW, CST, is a nationally certified sex therapist and clinical sexologist, specializing in working with sexual minorities, alternative/kink/polyamory lifestyles, sex workers, discordant desire and infidelity in couples, sexual dysfunction and anxiety, gender and orientation confusion, and sexual compulsivity. He holds a PhD in Clinical Sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, is certified as a Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology. He has been interviewed in numerous media outlets, online podcasts, and magazines, such as the New York Times, Wall St Journal, Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Women's Health, Men's Fitness and Vice.com. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Men's Fitness Magazine.
Steph Auteri writes about women's health and sexuality for a number of publications, including the Atlantic, Salon, Pacific Standard, Jezebel, Undark, and Narratively. She also blogs about sexuality education for the Center for Sex Education, and about motherhood for mom.me.
Douglas Braun-Harvey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Group Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist. Over the last 25 years he has developed and implemented a sexual health based treatment approach for men with out of control sexual behavior (OCSB). He is the co-author of "Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction" (2015) and author of "Sexual Health in Recovery: Professional Counselor's Manual" (2011) and "Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Group Facilitator's Manual" (2009). He co-founded The Harvey Institute, an international education, training, consulting and supervision service for Improving health care through integration of sexual health through educating professionals around the world to link sexual health principles within drug and alcohol treatment, group psychotherapy, HIV prevention and treatment, and child maltreatment. He currently serves on the Board of The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is honored, as alumni of the University of Minnesota, to join their Advisory Board for the Program in Human Sexuality in which he is a founding donor of the Doug Braun-Harvey Fellowship in Compulsive Sexual Behavior.
A psychiatrist specializing in sex therapy with couples and individuals, Madeleine Castellanos, M.D. is committed to helping others learn about their own sexuality and how to achieve physical and emotional balance in their sex lives. In her private practice she provides sex therapy for couples and individuals who want to address a sexual dysfunction, sexual difficulties, or just improve their sex lives. In addition to sex therapy, she provides hormone replacement and functional medicine consultations. She is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. For more information, please visit thesexmd.com.
Dr. Chris Donaghue is a Doctor of Clinical Sexology and Human Sexuality, Doctoral trained in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Clinical Therapist, and a Certified Sex Therapist. He is author of the book Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture,. Dr. Donaghue is an international lecturer and educator, a frequent co host on The Doctors TV show and hosted WE TV's Sex Box and Logo TV's Bad Sex. He has been featured in Newsweek, VICE, New York Times and seen on The Today Show, CNN, HLN, Nightline, Dr. Drew, Daily Beast, OWN, and National Geographic.
Dr. Megan Fleming is a Clinical Psychologist and nationally recognized Sex & Relationships Expert. Dr. Megan has over 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples to discover what's holding them back from getting the sex and relationship they want. She teaches the strategies and core skills that achieve results. Certified as a Diplomate in Sex Therapy through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and IMAGO couples therapy, she's also a clinical instructor at the Weill Cornell Medical College at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Known for her practical advice and easy to follow guidance, Dr. Megan is a sought after speaker and media go to expert for all aspects of sex & relationships; she's been featured on Anderson Cooper, Oprah Winfrey Network, MSNBC, Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Women's Health, Maxim and The New York Times among others.
Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH is a Research Scientist and Associate Director of The Center for Sexual Health Promotionat Indiana University and a sexual health educator atThe Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. Her research is largely focused on women's and men's sexual function, sexual pleasure and enhancement. She is also the author of Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction.
Dr. Hilda Hutcherson M.D. received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. A renown gynecologist, Dr. Hilda's devotion to women's empowerment and education is supported by appearances on Oprah, Rachel Ray Show, 20/20, Today, Good Morning America, ABC Nightly News and numerous others. She is the author of 3 books: Having Your Baby: A Guide for African American Women, What Your Mother Never Told You About Sex, and Pleasure: A Woman's Guide to Getting the Sex You Want, Need and Deserve. She is married and has 4 children.
Joe Kort, Ph.D. is a licensed sex and relationship therapist. He specializes in sex therapy, LGBTQ issues and Imago Relationship Therapy. He is the author of 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Their Lives (Revised 2nd Edition) and three other books: 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Find Real Love, Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide, and Is My Husband Gay, Straight, or Bi?: A Guide for Women Concerned about Their Men. A regular blogger for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post, he's on the teaching faculty of the University of Michigan's Sexual Health Certificate Program. For more about Joe, please visit joekort.com.
Dr. Justin J. Lehmiller (Ph.D., Purdue University) is the Acting Director of the Social Psychology Graduate Program at Ball State University. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, having been honored three times with the Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Harvard University. In addition, he has published more than 30 scholarly works to date, including articles in some of the leading journals on sex and relationships, several book chapters, and a human sexuality textbook that is used in classrooms around the world (The Psychology of Human Sexuality). Dr. Lehmiller's research focuses on topics including casual sex, sexual fantasy, sexual orientation, and friends with benefits. He is frequently interviewed by numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail, and The Sunday Times. He runs the popular blog Sex and Psychology and writes a regular column for Playboy entitled Hard Science.
Amy Levine is a sexologist, sex coach and certified sexuality educator with over 15 years of experience. She received her Master's Degree in Human Sexuality from New York University, and certification from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Amy coaches singles and couples addressing dating dilemmas, communication, sexual difficulties, increasing sexual satisfaction, and more. Learn more about Amy at www.igniteyourpleasure.com
Logan Levkoff Ph.D is a recognized expert on human sexuality, relationships, and sexual health. She frequently appears on television including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and CNN, and her work with teens and parents has been featured in The New York Times. Logan is the author of Third Base Ain't What it Used to Be: What Your Kids are Learning About Sex Today and How to Teach Them to Become Sexually Healthy Adults (NAL/Penguin) and is an AASECT certified sex educator. She received her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life Education from New York University and an M.S. in Human Sexuality Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and daughter. For more information, check out www.loganlevkoff.com or follow her on Twitter @LoganLevkoff.
Vanessa Marin is a licensed psychotherapist, coach, and writer who helps people stop feeling embarrassed and start having more fun in the bedroom. She studied human sexuality at Brown University and has been featured in publications like The New York Times, CNN, O, The Oprah Magazine, and The Times of London. Whether in her work coaching clients one-on-one or through her online sex education programs like The Modern Man's Guide To Conquering Performance Pressure and Finishing School: Learn How To Orgasm, she finds immense joy in helping people discover (or rediscover!) their spark.
To learn more about Vanessa, visit her website, VMTherapy.com.
Dr. Kristen Mark is a recognized sex and relationships researcher, Assistant Professor of health promotion, and Director of the Sexual Health Promotion Lab at University of Kentucky. She is also Affiliate Faculty at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Dr. Mark earned her PhD in health behavior with a specialization in human sexuality and statistics from Indiana University. Her research centers around sexuality and sexual health in the context of couple relationships, sexual desire and desire discrepancy, women's and men's sexual functioning, and sexual pleasure and satisfaction. In addition to her numerous peer-reviewed scientific journal article publications, she regularly contributes as a blogger on Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and Kinsey Confidential and is an expert contributor on sexual health and relationships to various media outlets such as Men's Health, Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, CNN Health, and numerous others.
Mike Moran, LCSW, CST is a licensed psychotherapist and sex therapist in private practice as well as with The Institute for Personal Growth in New York, NY (Chelsea). He centers his practice at the intersection of couples therapy and sex therapy; he is the only Certified Emotionally Focused (EFT) Couples Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in NYC. He is also a Certified Inner Bonding Facilitator and holds a Certification in Creative Arts Therapy from The New School for Social Research. Mike has extensive knowledge on how relational issues impact sex and vice-versa and has trained directly with relationship experts Sue Johnson, John Gottman, Margaret Paul as well as sex therapist Margaret Nichols. He also has developed an area of specialization around how shame impedes relational and sexual connection. Mike is also an adjunct professor at Rutgers University where he teaches Marriage and Family Therapy as well as LGBTQ Issues in Contemporary Society. Before going into private practice, he was Director of Training at CFN where he traveled the country delivering training on communicating effectively, conflict resolution and team building.
To learn more about Mike's work go to his website, fulfilledcouples.com.
Kate McCombs, MPH is a sex & relationships educator who specializes in teaching strategies that increase empathy and enable connection. She has a Master's in Public Health with a focus on sexual health from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor's in Anthropology from University of California at Berkeley. In her approach to healthy relationships, she combines the upstream problem-prevention approach of Public Health with Anthropology's exploration of cultural context. She's consulted for the World Health Organization and her expertise has been featured in The Huffington Post, Fortune, and Prevention Magazine. Her workshops have been hosted by New York University, University of California at Berkeley, and Middlebury College, among others. She lives in New York City with her husband and adopted cat, Mr. Sulu.
You can find out more about Kate at KateMcCombs.com
Emily Nagoski has a Ph.D. in Health Behavior, with a concentration in Human Sexuality from Indiana University, and a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology also from IU, including a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. While at IU, Emily taught courses in both Human Sexuality and Marriage and Family Interaction. With more than a decade's experience as a sex educator and an unshockable enthusiasm for empowering others to have healthy, joyful sex, Emily brings insight and clarity to the often perplexing, always fascinating world of human sexuality. For more info about Emily, please click here.
Tammy Nelson, PhD is a Certified and Licensed Sex and Relationship therapist specializing in marriage and monogamy issues, eroticism, as well as recovery from infidelity and affairs. She works with addiction, online affairs, divorce, and LGBTQ issues.She is the author of several books including, The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity, Getting the Sex You Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together and What's Eating You? A Workbook for Anorexia and Bulimia. Her eBooks include Six Weeks to Desire. Dr. Nelson has been a featured expert in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, RedBook, MSNBC, Shape, Men's Health, Woman's Day, Women's Health, Self, Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone Magazine and a source in Time Magazine. She is also on the Advisory Board for Men's Fitness Magazine. She writes for Huffington Post, YourTango, and Psychotherapy Networker.
Margie Nichols, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and Diplomate in sex therapy. She is the founder of IPG Counseling (the Institute for Personal Growth). Dr. Nichols is an internationally published author and speaker in the area of sexual minorities. She has been an invited participant in symposiums at the Kinsey Institute, resulting in books published by Oxford University Press. Among her other work is chapters in the groundbreaking book Lesbian Psychologies, and a chapter on sexual minorities in the leading textbook in the sex therapy field, Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy, edited by Sandra Leiblum. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, and completed her post-doctoral sex therapy certification at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Sex therapist and writer Stephen Snyder, M.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and one of America's most trusted authorities on sexual issues. His online articles on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Good Men Project, and SexualityResource.com have received more than a million hits worldwide. A New York Magazine Best Doctor for the past four years, Dr. Snyder has been a guest on NBC Today and Inside Edition; has been quoted in Cosmopolitan, Elle, Men's Health, Women's Health, Newsweek, and The Atlantic; and most notably was chosen by Dolce & Gabbana in 2012 to co-host the launch of their new fragrance Desire in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dr. Snyder is Chairman of The Consumer Book Award Committee of The Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). His first book, a new practical psychology of erotic life, is expected in late 2017 from St. Martin's Press. He lives with his wife and children in Manhattan.
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Dr. Daniel N. Watter is a founding partner of the Morris Psychological Group, P.A. located in Parsippany, New Jersey. His primary areas of practice focus on the treatment of individuals and couples experiencing sexual and/or relationship problems.
Dr. Watter received his doctoral degree from New York University, and has also earned a post-graduate certificate in Medical Humanities from Drew University. He is licensed by the State of New Jersey as both a psychologist and a marital and family therapist. In addition, he is Board Certified in Sex Therapy by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and the American Board of Sexology (ACS), of which is also holds Fellowship status. Dr. Watter is an AASECT certified sex therapy supervisor, and has been elected to Fellowship Status in the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH).
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Watter has held several faculty appointments and he also a member of the medical staff of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Dr. Watter is currently serving as the President of Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) and in 2009 he was appointed by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine to the State Board of Psychological Examiners.
A frequent lecturer at professional meetings throughout the United States, Dr. Watter is also the co-author of the textbook, Health Counseling: A Microskills Approach, which was published by Jones and Bartlett, and is currently writing a textbook for Springer Publishing on using patient narratives to inform sex therapy practice.
Kelly Wise, MSW, PhD, is a therapist for individuals and couples. Dr. Wise specializes in sexual and intimacy issues. He uses an eclectic approach of therapeutic models, including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and narrative therapy. He has also faciliated many trainings related to gender and sexuality. Dr. Wise graduated from Smith College School for Social work with an MSW, and received a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality from Widener University. He is the founder of Wiser Sex Therapy Associates, a collaborative group of therapists promoting social justice, LGBTQ rights, feminism and sex positivity in our personal and work environments. For more information, please visit kellywise.com.