Our Licensed Psychotherapists are certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) to assess, diagnose, and treat sexual dysfunctions, relationship issues, and sexual concerns. We are gender and sexual orientation affirming, kink and polyamory competent, and work affirmatively with those in the sex industry from a client-centered, non-judgmental, harm reduction, and minority stress-informed perspective.
All psychotherapy appointments take place online using a secure, encrypted videoconference service suitable for telehealth. Patients are required to be located in Minnesota, Montana or Iowa during virtual appointments due to state licensing requirements.
In 2017, Katie Bloomquist LMFT, CST and Eric Sprankle PsyD, CST combined their years of experience and expertise in sexual health to form the Minnesota Sexual Health Institute. Today, Katie offers sex therapy appointments and Eric conducts AASECT-approved virtual trainings for mental health professionals.
Meet The Team
Katie Bloomquist LMFT, CST
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Katie is a Certified Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering psychotherapy services to adult individuals, couples, and non-monogamous & polyamorous relationships. Licensed to practice in Minnesota, Montana, & Iowa, she sees therapy patients in these 3 states online through a secure, encrypted videoconference service suitable for telehealth.
Katie treats relationship and sexual health concerns including conflict and miscommunication, sexual functioning issues (erectile dysfunction, sexual pain, anxiety/shame/guilt about sex, orgasmic difficulty, low arousal, loss of sexual interest), concerns with sexual behavior/sex addiction, sexual dissatisfaction and desire discrepancy.
Katie is gender & sexual orientation affirming, kink and polyamory competent, & works affirmatively with those in the sex industry from a client-centered, non-judgmental, harm reduction, minority stress-informed perspective. She is experienced in working with secular populations including atheists, agnostics, TST members, and other non-believers and actively participates in the Secular Therapy Project.
Eric Sprankle PsyD, CST
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
Eric is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Co-Director of the Sexuality Studies program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. Pre-order his new book DIY: The Wonderfully Weird History and Science of Masturbation here.
Dr. Sprankle received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Xavier University in 2009, completed a postdoctoral fellowship in sexual health at the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2011, and was awarded tenure in the Department of Psychology at Minnesota State University in 2017.
He currently leads the Sexual Health Research Team at Minnesota State examining sexuality, stigma, and secularism, and has published articles on the effects of sexually explicit material, older adult sexuality, and sex worker affirmative therapy. He offers AASECT-approved continuing education training webinars for clinicians and mental health professionals.