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Are You Ready for the Joyful, Deeply Connected Relationships and Sex Life You Long For?

Maybe there’s a disagreement between you and your partner that you can’t move past.

 

✓  Or you feel stuck.

✓  Or you’re not getting your needs met.

✓  Or you feel hurt by something you can’t forgive. 

I often felt alone and disappointed in my relationships. Growing up overweight in a fatphobic world, I struggled with my self-esteem. Coupled with feeling abandoned by my father (even though I knew he hadn’t chosen to leave), I longed for love and acceptance from men. 

 

I also didn't feel supported in being who I was, which meant I didn't support my partners in being who they were. I was controlling and criticized a lot.

Just as we can break in toxic relationships, we can heal in loving, healthy ones. 

I often provide that kind of healing relationship for my clients.

My clients celebrate:

  • Finally telling their partner what they really want or think - and feeling heard

  • Being vulnerable with their partner when it has felt impossibly hard 

  • Having sex for the first time in months (or years)

  • Having good sex for the first time in years (or ever)

  • Conflicts ending in connection and the easing of long-held resentment

  • Speaking up for themselves and asking for what they need (sometimes for the first time)

Here are the ways we can work together.

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Caitlin’s Couch Online Membership 

If you're ready to be supported in cultivating a joyful, deeply connected relationship and sex life with your partner, Caitlin's Couch is your cozy online space for tools and guidance on your journey. My private practice is usually full, and I know not everyone can afford therapy, so I created this Membership Program as an affordable way to support more women with the knowledge, skills, and insight I provide to my private clients at a fraction of the cost. 

Private Coaching

I offer private online relationship and sex coaching to individuals and couples. Coaching is for those who are ready to take action. It’s different from therapy in that it’s focused on getting you to where you want to go next versus examining the past. With therapy, I can only serve clients in the two states in which I’m licensed, but with coaching, I can support clients throughout the world. 

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Private Therapy

I provide my clients with a safe space, free of any judgement, where they can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through therapy, people heal from old wounds and learn to create the lives and relationships they long for. I am licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and I provide virtual and in-person therapy to individuals, couples, and families in those states. I have two in-person offices for my private therapy practice, located in Philadelphia, PA, and Margate City, NJ.

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.

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Are you in the right place for all of that!

Mindfulness and Meditation Practices

Sexual desire can’t be cultivated from a stressed or anxious state. Stress is, to put it bluntly, a ladyboner killer. 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