Our Sex Therapists and Relationship Therapists provide individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, relational therapy, and sex therapy. We are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and offer online therapy and telehealth services for Minnesota residents.

The Minnesota Sexual Health Institute therapists 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. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment.

       

4749 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis MN 55407

Meet Our Team of Therapists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Bloomquist MS, MA, LMFT is a Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adult individuals, couples, and non-monogamous & polyamorous relationships. Some common issues she treats include conflict and miscommunication, sexual functioning concerns (erectile dysfunction, sexual pain, anxiety/shame/guilt about sex, orgasmic difficulty, low arousal, loss of sexual interest), struggles with sexual behavior and/or sexual fantasy, sexual dissatisfaction, desire discrepancy, low sexual desire, and anxiety and depressive disorders.

Katie works with LGBTQIA+ folks, those in open relationships (non-monogamy, polyamory, etc.), and specializes in therapy related to BDSM, kink, and fetish navigation and sex work. 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 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 called sex addiction or porn addiction).

 

Katie has experience and special interest in working with secular populations including atheists, agnostics, and other non-believers - she is an active member of the Secular Therapy Project.

Katie's current  rates for therapy are:

o   60 minute initial intake assessment: $225  

o   50 minute standard therapy session: $175

 

 

 

Dr. Eric Sprankle is an Associate 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. He is also the Director of the Secular Therapy Project, a subsidiary of Recovering from Religion.

 

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.

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 sexual concerns 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, and fetishes

  • open relationship, polyamory, and non monogamy navigation and exploration

  • sexual communication 

  • consent education and consent communication processes (including BDSM consent procedure)

  • sex education

  • harm reduction

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

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). ​Many of our clients find that setting up a recurring weekly or every other week session time to be helpful.

Online Sex Therapy

Katie offers online therapy sessions for Minnesota residents. 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 challenging relational 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.

Research and Training

In addition to being licensed therapists, our clinicians are also 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.

Minnesota Sexual Health Institute Office
 
 
 
 
 

info@mnsexualhealth.org

Phone: 612-568-2864

Fax: 612-261-1497

4749 Chicago Ave S 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417

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