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Our Sex, Pleasure, Romance, and Connection (SPRC) Consult Program is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment for individuals and couples dealing with concerns related to relationships, intimacy, and sexuality. Unlike generic therapy, our program is tailored to address the unique goals, challenges, and patterns specific to each couple's circumstances. We understand the significance of addressing sexuality and sexual health, which is often overlooked in traditional treatments. As part of our SPRC program, we are committed to providing holistic and integrative care, recognizing the intricate dynamics of trauma and its impact on intimate aspects of life. Our program aims to empower clinicians to skillfully and compassionately navigate the complex intersections of trauma and sexual wellness.

What to Expect

We begin with a multi-session in-depth assessment process to thoroughly examine concerns and obstacles related to relationship, intimacy, and sexual satisfaction. Based on the assessment data and therapy goals, we formulate personalized treatment plans to ensure the most comprehensive care specific to the client and/or relationship. Similar to our other clinical programs, we collect outcome data for each couple and/or individual to ensure that treatment goals are being met.

What We Treat

Furthermore, our sex therapy-informed clinicians have received formal, specialized training in the latest evidence-based treatments for couples, such as The Gottman Method, Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD.

Our clinicians are trained to address the following concerns:

    • Relationship difficulties
    • Relationship recovery after an affair/betrayal
    • Relationship transitions (e.g., marriage, divorce, separation)
    • Enhancing intimacy and couples satisfaction
    • Supporting a loved one through a difficult period
    • Improved communication and conflict resolution skills
    • Increased sexual wellness and satisfaction

Training Opportunities for Students

We offer supervision for students interested in receiving more experience working with:

    • Couples
    • Individuals with on relationships concerns
    • Individuals with sex-related concerns
    • Couples with sex-related concerns

Learn more about training opportunities at UCEBT.

Our Team

Ashley Layton, MSWi

Cristina Chévere-Rivera, Psy.D.

Katie Flanagan, Psy.D.

Robin Lange, Ph.D.

Sloan Strike, Ph.D. 

Stephanie Taylor, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)

Whitney Standal Schollars, Psy.D.

NOTE: Not all of our team members offer supervision for this program.


If you have questions about training opportunities with this program, please contact Dr. Stephanie Taylor at

If you have questions about becoming a client, please complete our online screener.

Published in Therapy Services
June 16, 2021

Sex and Kink


  • “What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex” by Stephanie Buehler, PsyD 
  • “Come As You Are”  by Emily Nagoski, PhD
  •  “The Elusive Orgasm” by Vivienne Cass, PhD
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists (AASECT) book list: https://www.aasect.org/books
    • Find a variety of book recommendations regarding sexual health and wellness

Handy handouts, worksheets, or infographs:


Videos/ Educational Videos

Natasha Helfer, LSCW : https://www.natashahelfer.com/ 

Resources, podcasts, etc. 

Adolescent focused:

Other organizations:

The Network / La Red - The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression. We strengthen our communities through organizing, education, and the provision of support services.

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) - The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities.

Kink Aware Professionals (KAP) - The Kink And Poly Aware Professionals Directory (KAP) is a service offered by NCSF dedicated to providing the community with a listing of psychotherapeutic, medical, legal and other professionals who have stated that they are knowledgeable about and sensitive to diverse expressions of sexuality.

The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance (TASHRA) - TASHRA is a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit with the important mission of improving the health and healthcare services of individuals who are involved in alternative sexualities. As champions of Kink competent healthcare,  TASHRA supports empirical research on this misunderstood and often pathologized sexual-minority. 

Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS) - CARAS is dedicated to the support and promotion of excellence in the study of alternative sexualities, and the dissemination of research results to the alternative sexuality communities, the public, and the research community.

Kink Knowledgeable - Kink Knowledgeable eLearning Program, in partnership with the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS), provides courses that meet the criteria for Continuing Education for psychologists. CARAS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute - DSREI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, which promotes, supports, and inspires excellence in research and education on aspects of sexuality, gender, and relationships which are not accepted by the dominant culture.

Multiplicity of the Erotic Conference (MOTE) - The Multiplicity of the Erotic will address a larger range of diversity around sexuality, gender and relationships, focus on the intersections of research, clinical work and professional practice, and present the latest ideas and findings on polyamory, consensual non-monogamies, kink/BDSM sexualities and identities, transgender/genderqueer/nonbinary experiences, asexualities, sex worker studies, hierarchical (power-exchange) relationships, etc.

Published in Resources