Our sex and relationship therapists provide individual therapy, couples therapy, relational therapy, and sex therapy to a diverse range of clientele. We are conveniently located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Minnesota Sexual Health Institute is gender and sexual orientation affirming, kink and polyamory competent, and works affirmatively with those in the sex industry from a client-centered, non-judgmental, harm reduction, and minority stress-informed perspective. 

Located in the Shenandoah Building (4749 Chicago Ave S Suite 4C) in south Minneapolis, web-based counseling is also available for Minnesota residents.

Contact us using this form to schedule an appointment.

       

Meet Our Team of Therapists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Bloomquist MS, MA, LAMFT works with adult individuals, couples, and non-monogamous & polyamorous relationships. She treats a variety of 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 or sexual fantasy, sexual dissatisfaction, desire discrepancy, low sexual desire, and anxiety and depressive disorders.

Katie works affirmatively with gender and sexual minorities including LGBTQIA+ folks, those in open relationships (non-monogamy, polyamory, etc.), and specializes in therapy with folks in BDSM, kink, fetish communities and current and former sex workers. Her published research on sex worker affirmative therapy and the minority stress of sex work can be viewed here.

 

She is the former Vice President of the Sex Workers Outreach Project - USA, is a certified Gottman Level 1 Therapist, ​and has completed extensive advanced training on treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) and offers OCSB-specific therapy for those who feel out of control with their sexual behavior (sometimes referred to as sex addiction or porn addiction). 

Katie's current  rates for therapy are:

o   60 minute initial intake assessment: $225  

o   50 minute standard therapy session: $175

 

 

Eric Sprankle PsyD, LP, Certified Sex Therapist, received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Xavier University in 2009, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Human Sexuality in 2011. Currently, Eric is a tenured Associate Professor of Psychology and co-director of the Sexuality Studies Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Eric offers online sexual health training and is an approved American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists provider of continuing education credits (provider # 18-701-M). His areas of interest and expertise include sex worker affirmative therapy, sexual dysfunction, older adult sexuality, BDSM/kink, consensual non-monogamy, stigma management of marginalized identities, and secular sexuality.

All online trainings can be accessed here

Eric is currently taking Saturday appointments only.

His rates for therapy are:

o   50-90 minute initial intake assessment: $275  

o   50 minute standard therapy session: $225

Sex Therapy Services

​Some common issues our sex therapists are trained to address include:

  • mismatched sexual desire

  • infidelity and affair recovery

  • low sexual desire

  • sexual trauma 

  • out of control sexual behavior (sex addiction and porn addiction) 

  • sexual functioning issues (orgasm difficulty, erectile issues, pain during sex, arousal issues)

  • performance anxiety 

  • exploring and navigating BDSM, kink, fetishes, and consensual paraphilias

  • open relationship navigation and exploration

  • sexual communication 

  • consent education and consent communication processes

  • sex education

  • harm reduction

  • stigma management of sexual minority identities (sex workers, kinky folks, polyamorous and non monogamous folks)​

Payment

Payment is due at time of service by cash, credit card, Apple Pay, or Venmo . We do not work directly with insurance companies, but we do offer invoices that you may use to submit for reimbursement.


Appointments

Appointments are available during our standard business hours (10 am - 5 pm). ​Consistency and commitment to the therapy process is important and typically brings the best results. Most people visit us weekly or biweekly initially, and setting up a recurring weekly day and time is encouraged.

Online Sex Therapy

Katie offers online therapy sessions via HIPAA compliant, fully encrypted web-based software. If online therapy is preferable for you, please indicate this in your initial contact.

 

Couples Therapy & Relationship Therapy

​During relational therapy or couples therapy sessions, some areas of focus can include:

  • Managing ongoing conflicts and unhealthy patterns

  • Addressing sexual desire and sexual behavior differences between partners

  • Sexual reconnection between partners

  • Overcoming infidelity and relationship betrayal

  • Improving sexual satisfaction

  • Navigating open relationships, consensual non-monogamy, and polyamory

  • Navigating and exploring BDSM, kink, fetishes and unconventional sexual behavior

  • Dissolving anger and resentment

  • Improving relationship connection and general communication

  • Improving sexual communication and consent education

  • Comprehensive couples assessments: If you're not sure what is most important to address in therapy, or you don't agree on what problems you have as a couple, this option may work well for you.

  • Katie is a Certified Gottman Level 1 Therapist and can help provide clarity, understanding and direction for relational growth and connection using this emotionally-focused lens

Research and Training

In addition to being licensed therapists, our clinicians are engaged sexual health researchers, writers, and sexual health advocates in the community.

View the latest sexual health research and writing here.

Take our online AASECT-approved trainings here.

 
 

info@mnsexualhealth.org

Phone: 612-568-2864

Fax: 612-261-1497

4749 Chicago Ave S 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417

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