Amanda 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!
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 Sasek, MS LMFT
Eric Anfinson, MS Sex & Relationship Therapist
I hold a Masters of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from University of Wisconsin- Stout. Following my passion I then continued my education with specialized training and received 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.
I enjoy helping people work through challenges such as: Low or mismatched desire, erectile dysfunction, early or delayed ejaculation, difficulty with orgasm, painful sex, sexual trauma, and a myriad of other things. I also have interest and experience working with the LGBT+, BDSM/Kink, and Poly communities and enjoy working with people of all sexual and relational identities. 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.
As a therapist I work to cultivate a non-judgemental and comfortable environment. I utilize an eclectic approach with focus on collaboration and solutions so that you feel you are making progress on 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. Eric is a pre-licensed therapist supervised by Amanda 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.