Supervision & Consultation

Are you an aspiring Sex Therapist or Counselor interested in becoming certified with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)? You may be a Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Medical Professional, Social Worker, Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist who faces challenges or questions in working with individuals and couples around sexual issues? Do you work as a solo practioner in a private practice or see this a your goal for the future? If so, contact, Jessica Ford. Individual and group supervision is available for Sex Therapists and Sexualty Counselor Supervisees who are ready for guidance through the AASECT Certification or other licensure processes via the Internet or face-to-face supervision / consultation. 

Jessica's professional experience focuses on individuals and couples experiencing relationship distress resulting from a variety of sexual issues; sexual response disorders: anorgasmia, erectile and ejaculation issues; desire disparities and arousal concerns; pelvic floor and sexual pain disorders including Vaginismus, Vulvodynia and Dyspareunia; and survivors of sexual abuse and other traumas. The emotional impacts of sexual dysfunction often includes anxiety, depression, concern about sexual performance, marital or relationship problems all of which can effect work and day to day life experiences. 

As a consultant and supervisor to therapists and health care providers for more than 20 years, Jessica draws on an array of relationship theories. Supervisees who seek supervision experience a welcoming approach to a variety of therapeutic theories and philosophies from attachment theory to mindfulness-based approaches and modalities including Dr. Sue Johnson-EFCT, Gottman and Terry Real. Therapists and health care providers who receive consultation and supervision are encouraged to integrate different theoretical frameworks and to explore sexuality related research and interventions by attending other organizations in the field of sexuality like SSTAR, ISSM and ISSWSH. 

Supervision

Seeking certification sets you apart from many professionals. It speaks to your desire to provide clients with the best and most knowledgeable care currently available. The certification and structured supervision process supports you as you gain confidence, understand the depth of the field of sexuality and become more knowledgeable in working with a diverse array of clients and their issues. 

AASECT requires Sex Therapists to have 50 hours and Sexuality Counselors to have 30 hours of supervision. Supervision occurs individually and/or group. A group will have no more than four members to ensure individual attention. If you are quite new to sex therapy or counseling, consider taking a human sexuality course, and then do individual supervision for several sessions before you take group supervision. While there is comfort in numbers, it is helpful if you first understand your strengths and weaknesses before you join group. Supervision is conducted on a virtual platform via the internet.

As a Sex Therapy and Sexuality Counselor Supervisor, the AASECT Supervision Guidelines are strictly followed. All supervision sessions are applied toward the requirements for certification as per AASECT guidelines - please review the AASECT Sex Therapist certification or AASECT Sexuality Counselor certification process.

Here's where to begin:

  • Read the requirements for certification you are seeking and if you feel you are ready to move ahead then...
  • Contact Jessica (below) to schedule an initial conversation over the phone or via the internet.
  • Identify what kind of supervision you’re seeking, the nature of your practice, where you are in your career and how often you would like to meet
  • Contract for the multiple supervision sessions either individually or in a group of 4

Consultation

If you would like to gain more knowledge, increase your self–confidence and competency, and expand your theoretical knowledge on how to integrate discussing sexuality with your clients, consider reaching out to Jessica for consultation. Whatever your questions or clinical needs are be assured answers will be provided in a safe and comfortable enviroment directly by phone or via other virtual platforms. 

Please contact Jessica directly to schedule an initial conversation to discuss your supervision and consultation requirements.