The sex therapists at the U-M center for sexual health are licensed social workers who have received specialized training in helping people resolve sexual difficulties.
Sex therapists provide:
- Sex therapy for individuals or couples to help you improve sexual function, sexual confidence and sexual relationships
- Collaboration with your medical providers
- Collaboration with providers who can sometimes help with problems that contribute to sexual difficulties, such as physical therapists, psychiatrists, sexual medicine nurse practitioners, physicians, or gynecologists
- NO physical examination, nor prescription of medications are offered at the center for sexual health
- NO sexual activity is ever practiced in the therapist’s office
Sex Therapist Certification
- The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is a national credentialing body that certifies sex therapists, counselors and educators
- All of the therapists at the center for sexual health are licensed social workers and are AASECT Certified Sex Therapists.
- AASECT credentials sexual health professionals on the basis of rigorous standards for academic preparation, supervised training and consultation, field-related experience and applied skills.
Mieke is a Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Sex Therapist at the center for Sexual Health. Her clinical interests include sexuality and disability, sexual function, women's health, intimacy in relationships, and sexual health education.
Mieke’s pronouns are she/her/hers
Maneesha is a clinical social worker and sex therapist at the center for Sexual Health. Maneesha is also a counselor at Michigan Medicine’s Department of Gynecology, providing care in the Adolescents and Women with Disabilities clinic and the Pediatric and Adolescent clinic. Her clinical interests include sexual heath and women’s health, trauma, relationship and intimacy concerns, sexuality and disability, and sexual health education.
Maneesha’s Pronouns are she/her/hers.
Amy is a clinical social worker and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist at the center for Sexual Health. She is also a counselor at the Michigan Medicine Center for Vulvar Diseases in the Department of Gynecology. Amy specializes in women’s health, sexual health and intimacy concerns, intimate relationship distress, and trauma recovery.
Amy’s pronouns are she/her/hers.
Daniela is Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work. She specializes in the area of sexual recovery after chronic illness, with particular emphasis on prostate cancer. Her research interests include adjustment to chronic illness and the development and evaluation of sexual health interventions for couples when one member is recovering from cancer or another chronic illness.
Sara is a clinical social worker and AASECT Certified sex therapist at the center for Sexual Health. She is also a counselor at the Michigan Medicine Center for Vulvar Diseases in the Department of Gynecology. Her clinical interests include women’s health and the impact of pain or disease on sexuality, sexuality related to psychological conditions, trauma, or the aging process, and relationship and intimacy concerns.
Sara’s pronouns are she/her/hers.