About

Hello and welcome. The decision to enter therapy is never an easy one. It comes at a time when people feel vulnerable and unable to cope without outside help. Recognizing this, we strive to treat our clients with utmost respect and compassion. Your therapist will work together with you, in a collaborative way, to bring about positive changes that make sense in your life and according to your values. We believe people are strong and capable of healing when they have the right support. Our hope is that therapy is a transformative process that helps our clients recognize their own strength and wisdom.

Who We Are

{alt_text} Jennie Hilleren, LMFT, CST, CSST

Owner

I am a national and state level board approved supervisor (AAMFT & MAMFT) and a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT).  I am also certified by AASECT as a sex therapist (CST) and a supervisor of sex therapy (CSST).  I enjoy working with individuals and couples working toward sexual enjoyment and discovery.  Also, men and women’s sexual concerns about desire and performance are of specific interest, as well as sexual trauma and non-traditional relationships.

{alt_text} Heather Verjovsky, MA, LAMFT

Owner

I am a sex and relationship therapist. I have been a member of AAMFT & MAMFT since 2008. I have experience working with couples, and I see women and men individually as well. I have special interests in treating issues associated with menopause and mature women’s sexuality, and compulsive sexual behavior (sex addiction) in both men and women.

{alt_text} Kert Stalnaker, MA, Doctoral Candidate

I am a sex and relationship therapist. I obtained my master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, and am currently finishing up my doctorate degree in clinical psychology. I believe in a sex positive approach to therapy, and equally enjoy working with clients from the LGBTQ and straight communities. I work with individuals and couples, and am kink and BDSM aware and friendly. I have worked with a wide variety of sex and relationship issues, including sexual identity issues, sex and pornography addiction, infidelity, and sexual arousal issues in both men and women. I have a special interest in issues associated with non-monogamy lifestyles such as swinging and polyamory.

{alt_text} Carise Rotach-Beard, MA, LMFT

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) specializing in sexuality and relationships.  I have five years of experience working with polyamory, kink, queer, and LGBTQA-specific dynamics.  I also specialize in helping individuals reclaim sexuality following religious/spiritual abuse.  As a special interest, I offer public education on a variety the topics including polyamory, body image and sexuality, overcoming purity culture and sex-negativity, feminism and BDSM, gender inclusivity and awareness, and un-learning jealousy.

 

{alt_text} Tera Jansen, Psy.D., LP

I am a licensed psychologist and have worked in the field of sexual health for the last seven years.  I am in the process of completing a two year doctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota’s Program in Human Sexuality, where I have received advanced training in working with a broad range of sexual health and gender concerns.  My areas of interest include couples’ relational/ intimacy concerns, sexual compulsivity, LGBTQIA sexual health and satisfaction, kink and BDSM, polyamory and alternative relationship structures, and pedophilic sexual interests.

{alt_text} Calvin Hauer, MA

I am a sex and relationship therapist. I obtained my Masters in Marriage and Family
Therapy from the University of St. Thomas. In addition to my therapeutic work I
have a 6 years experience as a sex educator specifically working from a sex positive
lens. I have experience working with individuals and couples in the BDSM and
leather communities as well as couples and individuals in the queer, trans*, non-
binary and poly communities. I specialize in work relating to masculinity, gender
identity, sobriety, and changing desire. In addition to therapy I develop and present
classes on various topics relating to sexuality and intimacy.