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ABOUT CAITLIN

I’m Caitlin Cantor, Psychology Today’s Modern Sex Blogger, Licensed Individual & Couples Therapist, and one of only 1,000 Certified Sex Therapists in the entire world.

I’ve spent over a decade helping clients transform their relationships and sex lives into what they long for. 

 

As a therapist, I’ve seen first-hand over and over again the LIFE-ALTERING power of feeling safe and loved in our relationships. 

 

I am an Individual, Couples, and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. I am also a Certified Gestalt Therapist. I have private practices in Philadelphia, PA & Margate, NJ. My practice is almost always full, and I wanted to find a way to help more people at a more people. That's why I created Caitlin's Couch, the membership program that teaches people the relationship skills & sex-ed they always needed but didn't receive....until now.

I earned my Sex Therapy Certification through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), which requires rigorous education and training in treating issues related to relationships, sex, and sexuality.

 

Gestalt Therapy is a powerful relational, mind-body, experiential approach to therapy. To be certified in Gestalt Therapy, I dedicated many years of studying and practicing this approach to therapy, and it required me to experience it for years as well.

 

As a result of my intense training in issues pertaining to both sex and relationships, I am uniquely qualified to work with a wide range of relational and sexual concerns.

 

In the membership program, I use a variety of therapy & coaching techniques, including Gestalt Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Experiential Therapies, Solution-Focused Therapy, Sex Therapy, Systemic Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. I also use mindfulness-based techniques, and I help people strengthen their mind-body connection.

 

If you're ready to take ownership of your part of your relationship and your life, I hope you will join me in the membership program! I look forward to all the work we can do together!

My Approach

My training centers around issues pertaining to sex and relationships, and I am uniquely qualified to work with a wide range of relational and sexual concerns. 

 

I specialize in the treatment of relationship difficulties, dating concerns, sexual concerns, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, disordered eating, and negative body image.

I tailor my approach to each client’s unique needs. 

 

I draw on many therapy techniques, including Gestalt Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Experiential Therapies, Solution-Focused Therapy, Sex Therapy, Systemic Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also use mindfulness-based techniques to help people strengthen their mind-body connection.​

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Gestalt Therapy

I am certified in Gestalt Therapy, a relational, mind-body, experiential approach to therapy which required not only years of study and practice, but also experiencing the therapeutic approach myself for 3 years. 

 

Gestalt Therapy teaches us that we exist relationally and that everything is co-created with our partner. It teaches us how to create connection versus disconnection and how to give ourselves permission to be who we are. Gestalt Therapy gives us permission to change as well. It’s the opposite of limiting. It looks at the world in a way that’s flexible and open. 


One of the reasons Gestalt Therapy is so powerful for my clients is because it’s experiential. The relationship with the therapist becomes a surrogate relationship in which the client can heal. Clients can explore who they are by being in a relationship as opposed to simply talking about relationships.

Integrated Couples and Sex Therapy

In addition to years of study and training in couples therapy beyond my Master’s degree, I spent an additional 3 years earning my Sex Therapy Certification through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), which requires rigorous education and training in treating issues related to relationships, sex, and sexuality. 

 

Our sexual relationship is a mirror for the rest of our relationship, and I’m one of only 1000 Certified Sex Therapists in the entire world. I have unique training in sexual dysfunctions like low desire that can make people feel broken, ashamed, or stuck. These are actually relational issues, i.e. if the person weren’t in a relationship, it wouldn’t be a problem. 

 

Most undergraduate and graduate training programs don’t mention sex, and most therapists have not had additional training in couples therapy or sex therapy. Additionally, couples therapy and sex therapy are two separate domains that often aren’t taught together. This means I have knowledge and techniques in my toolbox that most therapists don’t have. I use tools like mindfulness (see below), being connected to your body, and knowing what puts your desire brakes or gas on. 

 

A lot of my work includes holding a safe space for clients to feel comfortable talking about sex, intimacy, desire, and pain. I also empower clients with knowledge, skills, options, and permission for what they can tell their partner or ask for.

Mindfulness and Meditation Practices

Sexual desire usually can’t be cultivated from a stressed or anxious state. Stress often blocks arousal and desire from emerging. Mindfulness and meditation practices are important parts of my approach because they make us better able to tolerate stress. They are key to sexual wellness, to knowing ourselves, to having power over ourselves, and, in turn, to relationships.

Licenses & Credentials

  • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists)

  • Certified Gestalt Therapist, The Gestalt Therapy Training Institute of Philadelphia

  • Member, Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW)

  • Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

  • Certificate in Sex Therapy from the Council for Relationships

  • Certified Divorce Mediator, Conflict Resolution Training

  • President and Founder of Sex Therapy in The City, LLC

  • CEO of Caitlin’s Couch, LLC