Eric Anfinson, MS LMFT Sex & Relationship Therapist
I hold a Masters of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from University of Wisconsin- Stout, and continued on to receive a Graduate Certification in Sex Therapy. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a specialized way of working with trauma.
Sex & Sexuality can be a bright and healthy part of our lives and relationships, but when things go wrong it can feel like they're overshadowing everything else. I strive to help individuals and couples bring joy into their sex and sexuality through meaningful therapy in a supportive environment. My goal is to help you resolve the here and now concerns as well as feel confident and empowered to move forward after therapy.
I feel passionate about helping people work through a myriad of sexual challenges such as: Low or mismatched desire, erectile dysfunction, early or delayed ejaculation, difficulty with orgasm, painful sex, sexual trauma, and more. As a Sex and Relationship Therapist, I enjoy helping people of all gender, sexual, and relational identities, and have experience working with the LGBT+, BDSM/Kink, and Poly communities.
I utilize an eclectic approach to sessions, with focus on collaboration and solutions. I provide a welcoming, non-judgemental, and safe environment, so that you feel comfortable and assured that your story is heard and you are empowered to reach your goals. I am excited to meet with you for a free consultation appointment where we can look at first steps to improving your relationship or sex life.
Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy, PsyD LP Licensed Psychologist AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
I received my masters and doctorate in clinical psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Phoenix, Arizona. I completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota’s Program in Human Sexuality. I’m a certified sex therapist with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). I have over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. My areas of interest and expertise include low libido/sexual desire, partners and couples with mismatched libidos, sexual and pelvic pain, orgasm difficulties, erection difficulties, early ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, sexual anxiety, sexual shame, compulsive and out-of-control sexual behavior (some people refer to this as sex addiction), and couples and relationship therapy. I also enjoy working with individuals to explore and affirm their gender identity, sexual orientation, and diverse relationship structures (including ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, swinging, open marriage, etc).
My goal is to work as a partner with my clients to create a therapeutic experience that best meets their individual needs and concerns. I use a combination of modalities and techniques in my practice, including Masters and Johnson’s sensate focus therapy exercises, mindfulness, cognitive and behavioral therapy techniques, and Gottman Method. I have completed Level 3 practicum training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my practice.
I also have a background working in integrated medicine, and enjoy helping clients seek out holistic care with medical and other professionals to make sure we are approaching your concerns from all angles.
Amanda Holmberg-Sasek, MS LMFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist AAMFT/Board Approved Supervisor Clinic Director/Owner
I hold a Masters of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from University of Wisconsin-Stout, where I also enjoy teaching as an adjunct instructor. I have extensive training and experience in working with sexual concerns of any kind. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a specialized way of working with trauma. I also have over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field.
Much of the work I do involves helping couples or individuals who, for whatever reason, are not having the kind of sex life they want to have. This could be due to: recent life transitions that have put sex at a low priority, low/mismatched desire, erectile dysfunction, early ejaculation, sexual trauma, sexual pain, and more. I also enjoy helping couples bring back sexual enjoyment who cannot quite identify why it got lost in the first place. I am passionate about helping those with gender identity or sexual orientation exploration and those in non-traditional relationships (poly, swinging, open marriages, kink, etc).
Many couples also find themselves experiencing life transitions or issues unrelated to sex concerns. I can definitely help there too! I have special interest in working with: high conflict couples, couples considering divorce, and blended families. When appropriate, I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples.
I work to make everyone who enters my office feel comfortable and confident that we can work collaboratively to get to a better place for you. I am happy to answer any questions about beginning the process of therapy and also offer a free 30 minute consultation appointment to help you determine if we are a good fit.
Part of my work as a therapist has also been facilitating presentations and workshops on the topic of sexuality and sex therapy to the public, graduate students, and therapists. I have presented at the local and national level. I look forward to continue to do more of this in the future and welcome the opportunity to do so. I also offer supervision, internships, and consultation to therapists. I am an LMFT board-approved & AAMFT approved supervisor for those seeking their LMFT and LPCC licensure.
*Note: I do have Saturday availability and online therapy available for busy professionals and couples!
Jen Jasperson, MA LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
I hold a masters degree in Counseling & Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate school. I have been driven to continue to receive extra trainings post graudate school and have specialized training in: EMDR & Brainspotting for trauma and Maternal Mental Health.
I am passionate about working individually with women on improving their lives. I particularly enjoy using my specialized training in trauma to help women work through traumatic events either from childhood or adulthood that feel "stuck" or are affecting their ability to live their life they way they want to. This can also include working through sexual shame/anxiety & low or mismatched desire.
I also enjoy working with women who are struggling with any of the many complexities that can occur while trying to become mamas and after. This includes: infertility, pregnancy loss, traumatic births, and postpartum anxiety, depression, and other struggles. I know these are hard things to find ways to cope with, and I know that they can affect your ability to connect intimately with your partner. I enjoy helping women heal from the trauma of this, find new ways to take care of themselves, and connect better with their partner. I also offer a support group for women struggling with infertility at our sister clinic, Radiant Living Therapy.
I want you to feel like I am engaged with you, with you on the ride, and actively helping you with your therapy goals. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing how I can be of help!
Courtney Padjen, MA
PhD Candidate Sex & Relationship Therapist
I hold a masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University and am currently a doctoral candidate at Northcentral University. I have 10 years experience working in the mental health field. I have extensive training in sexuality, relationships, and trauma and look forward to working with you on your therapy goals.
I’ve worked as a therapist in private and university clinics and have provided a variety of services including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, case management, psychoeducation and community outreach. I use an eclectic approach to therapy with an emphasis on strengths, empowerment, and realistic solutions. I am passionate about working with clients with non-traditional relationship structures or sexual interests (i.e. BDSM/kink, fetish, polyamorous, etc). I also enjoy helping clients discover where their sexual passions lie so they can have a more fulfilling sex life. I enjoy working with any sexual concern you may have including: Mismatched desire with your partner, low desire, sexual pain, sexual trauma, sexual dysfunctions, infidelity, etc. I welcome clients from all walks of life including those struggling with problematic sexual behavior ("sex addiction"), and/or sexual offenses, and sex workers.
I provide a compassionate, non-judgmental, and sex-positive environment for clients to freely express their concerns. My goal is to assist clients with solving problems, develop new skills while feeling confident about their life and relationships. I look forward to meeting you for a free consultation appointment to discuss how I can be of help! Courtney is a pre-licensed therapist supervised by Amanda Holmberg-Sasek, MS LMFT
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Family Studies from the University of St. Thomas and am currently pursuing my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Professional Psychology. I am excited to complete my internship at the Sexual Wellness Institute, where I can help individuals and couples work through a variety of relationship and sexual concerns. I also work with depression, anxiety, and adjustment related concerns. I also enjoy working with teens on any issues that may be concerning them! Due to Sarah being a supervised clinician in her masters program she is able to offer services at a reduced fee based on need. Sarah is supervised by Amanda Holmberg-Sasek MS LMFT
Sexual Wellness Institute, PLLC is a specialized sex & relationship therapy practice in Plymouth, MN. We serve clients all over Minnesota and Wisconsin and are located near Maple Grove, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, & Minnetonka.