Our Licensed Mental Health Professionals and Sex 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. We help people decrease shame and anxiety and increase sexual satisfaction and pleasure in their lives.

ABOUT US

Licensed Mental Health Professionals and Sex Therapists

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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, chronic pain, anxiety and depression.

Katie works most frequently 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. She is the former Vice President of the Sex Workers Outreach Project - USA  - her published research on sex worker affirmative therapy and the minority stress of sex work can be viewed here.

 

Katie has extensive experience and advanced training on treating out of control sexual behavior - sometimes called sex addiction or porn addiction. She has special interest and expertise in working with secular populations including atheists, agnostics, and other non-believers - she is an active member of the Secular Therapy Project.

Katie is licensed in Minnesota, Montana, and Iowa and treats therapy patients in these 3 states. 

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.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I use Insurance?

We do not work directly with insurance companies and payment is due at time of service by cash, credit card, Apple Pay, or Venmo. 

We are happy to send you an itemized receipt for services which you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement (rates depend on your insurance plan).

Are you sex surrogates?

No, we are licensed Sex Therapists who engage in talk therapy to treat sexual functioning issues, mental health struggles, and relational concerns and conflict. For surrogate partner therapy information, please visit IPSA.

Are you sex worker-affirmative?

100%. We work often with current and former sex workers and have published research and trainings for therapists on being supportive, competent, and nonjudgmental in therapy with folks in the sex industry.

Contact Us

info@mnsexualhealth.org

Phone: 612-568-2864

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