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New Leaf Counseling and Consulting
Enhancing your sexual relationship
Optimal Sexual Experiences
Why
Would you and your partner(s) like to improve your sex life?

Who/What 
Couples with low/no sexual desire or frequency, and/or desire discrepancy (in which one partner is more interested in sex than the other) who are interested in enhancing their sexual relationship and ready to embark on a journey to enhance their sexual experiences and relationships. 

The process will involve group therapy over 16 hours. Limit of 4 to 6 couples/group. The content of the group is based on the work of the Optimal Sexual Experiences Research Team of the University of Ottawa, including elements and facilitating factors of optimal sexual experiences as well as research on group couples therapy. The groups are part of a research project studying the effectiveness of group therapy in enhancing sexual relationships. Your participation in the research project (which is optional) consists of completing questionnaires at multiple time points.

When
Fridays 4:00pm—6:00pm Pacific time. Two hours per group for 8 weeks/16 hours total. Contact us for future group dates. We run these groups as often as they fill up.
Initial assessment will help you to determine whether these groups are right for you.


Group Therapists
Mary Minten, PhD, CST, MFT, LCADC is a Certified Sex Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor. She has taught for Saybrook, Oregon State University, and the University of Nevada Reno, and currently offers continuing education and supervision on sex therapy topics. She has been specializing in sexual issues since 2006. Her research is on supporting relationship wellbeing.

Josh Dickson, MA, MFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Intern. He works with individuals, couples, and families experiencing difficulties whether it be a single event or ongoing concerns. 

Your Committent
Attendance in this group requires a commitment to homeplay with your partner. You are free to withdraw from the research and/or the groups at any time.

For More Information


To see if these groups would be a good fit for you contact:
Josh Dickson at (775) 453-0507 or Mary Minten at (775) 329-4582 ext 8
One of us will call you back to schedule an intake.

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For more details, you can also go to the Optimal Sexual Experiences Website (you are leaving our site)

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Welcome! These workshops are based in research from the Optimal Sexual Experiences work in Ottawa Canada. This second part of this page is their study announcement, link to the website, and our local information 
 Call us if you have questions.

As two notes for our groups:
1) We include in these groups couples looking for help with current concerns in their sexual relationship and couples looking to prevent problems (aiming to get help before problems occur. For example cancer patients (before or after surgery), partners who's experience may be altered by medications, folks in gender transition, and others who may have similar needs and are aiming to keep their connection strong) are all welcome.

2) We will be running programs as they fill. If you are interested in a program for a specific group let us know. We are planning groups for SGM (sexual and gender minority) relationships, singles, and more.