Erin Alexander, LPC

erin alexander, LPC

Sex therapist and educator Erin Alexander believes that everyone deserves to enjoy rewarding relationships and satisfying sex lives. That’s why she’s dedicated to helping people break down the barriers standing in the way of true intimacy and pleasure.

There are many challenges that can come between couples, both in and out of the bedroom, but they’re no match for Erin’s two decades of broad expertise. Since earning her Masters in Counselling/Educational Psychology and becoming a Certified Clinical Sexologist, Erin has guided clients through the full spectrum of sexual issues to help them find pleasure and fulfillment. 

In order to contribute to a healthy relationship, Erin says that each partner needs to be able to move past physical, emotional and sexual challenges to become a whole, healthy person. To help you achieve this, she can provide specialist counselling and coaching on topics like:

  • Empathetic and non-judgemental communication.

  • Sexuality, sex and kink education. 

  • BDSM and related topics, e.g. power dynamics, legal considerations.

  • Ethical non-monogamy, e.g. polyamory, swinging.

  • Sexual dysfunction, e.g. erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low libido, inability to orgasm.

  • Sexual trauma and trauma-related sexual dysfunction, e.g. penetration difficulties.

  • Interracial/POC relationships and related issues.

  • Male sexual health.

  • Sexual confidence and self-esteem.

  • Distressing/unwanted sexual thoughts or fetishes. 

Erin considers much of her work to be “crisis intervention and management” for relationships. If you’re a couple in crisis, she specializes in topics like:

  • Recovering from infidelity and rebuilding trust.

  • Coping with long-distance relationships.

  • Navigating and transitioning from divorce.

  • Managing problematic or compulsive sexual behaviors.

 

Through Erin’s work with the military population, she is particularly aware of the unique challenges faced by active military, veterans, and their partners. For those clients, she specializes in challenges connected with:

  • Deployment and separation

  • Infidelity

  • Same-sex relationships 

  • Combat-related PTSD

  • Military sexual trauma

 

Erin uses cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused techniques based on the Gotten Method, an award-winning couples therapy intervention from the respected Gottman Institute. As needed, she also incorporates her extensive training on matters specific to people of color, trauma-experienced people, and those practicing alternative lifestyles. 

Erin provides 1:1 virtual consultations, education sessions and podcasts via her website brighterfutureea.com. Not only will you find a supportive, respectful space to explore your sexual challenges here, you’ll also receive additional assignments and resources to support your personal development at home.

 

Qualifications:

  • Certified Clinical Sexologist (American Board of Sexology)

  • Licensed Professional Counsellor, Supervisor and Sexologist (American College of Sexologists)

  • Member of the American Psychological Association

  • Member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists 

  • Sex Hacker Program (Kenneth Play)

  • DomSub Training (Dom Sub Living)

  • From the Playroom to the Courtroom: BDSM, Consent, and the Law (The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance)

  • Contemporary Treatment of Male Sexual Dysfunction (Advanced Mental Health Training Institute)

  • PTSD and Sexuality (Advanced Mental Health Training Institute)     

erin's policies on disclosure and privacy

The professional staff of the Sexology Institute are independent practitioners who establish their own professional policies.

By seeing Erin Alexander, LPC, you are indicating that you want restricted disclosure of your personal information, meaning that since this is private pay, there will be no diagnosis, treatment planning, or interventions documented for the purposes of possible third-party auditing (insurance companies or governmental agencies).  You understand that the following topics are examples of sensitive questions and will be kept private:

 

  • Are you sexually active? If so, with one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?

  • Has there been any infidelity?

  • Domestic violence?

  • What are your sexual interests? 

  • Are there any sexual dysfunctions?

  • Do you masturbate? How often? 

  • Any drug or alcohol use?

  • Any sexually transmitted diseases? 

 

​I cannot share your information with anyone unless you are an imminent danger to yourself or others, or unless you give me permission. I​f at any time, I believe that you or your significant other require more intensive counseling, diagnostics and assessment, or other referrals, this will be discussed with you and provided for you in writing. ​​

 

Cancellations within 24 hours of the session will be assessed 50% of the session fee prior to rescheduling. You will be sent an invoice from the Sexology Institute. 

For any severe weather, please use your best judgment and engage in safe behaviors. I do not travel in unsafe conditions, and I do not expect for anyone to do so. We can always use alternate methods of counseling, such as chat/online,video, or telephonic, if needed.

​ I use the ZOOM conferencing app for video counseling. ​

 

Th​e following​ is for the purposes of Informed Consent (it does not mean that you will receive this type of treatment). I have to disclose that I can also provide these services, and I must make a distinction between this type of treatment​, psychotherapy and coaching​.




FOR Life Coaching and Sex/Couples/Relationship Coaching:

Coaching is exactly that...guiding someone to achieve goals. The client already knows which goals they want to achieve, so the coach encourages the person to do this by using strengths, by focusing on vision, and overcoming any obstacles that can occur. Coaches generally give clients assignments outside of the sessions and check in with clients by phone or email.

Any sex/couples coaching will be under the guidelines/rules from the Sexology Institute and Boutique, in collaboration with Melissa Jones, and for the purposes of promoting/enhancing healthy relationships. The topics will be relationship-oriented, and both parties must be present for learning the tools that can improve the relationship. If at any time it is determined that long-term therapy might be beneficial, the couple will be referred to an appropriate relationship/marriage counselor.
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