Hello and welcome to the Minnesota Sexual Health Institute!
Our Sex Therapists and Relationship Therapists provide individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, relational therapy, and sex therapy. We are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and offer video therapy through a Skype - like platform for Minnesota and Montana residents. We are currently accepting new patients for online mental health services/video therapy.
Our psychotherapists 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.
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Meet Our Therapists
**Currently accepting video therapy and telehealth clients in Minnesota and Montana**
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, 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. 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 Relationship Therapist, and has extensive experience and advanced training on treating out of control sexual behavior - sometimes called sex addiction or porn addiction.
Katie 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's current rates for therapy are:
o 50 minute standard therapy session: $165
**Currently not accepting new clients**
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 minute standard therapy session: $200
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
out of control sexual behavior (sex addiction and porn addiction)
sexual functioning issues (orgasm difficulty, erectile issues, pain during sex, arousal issues)
exploring and navigating BDSM, kink, and fetishes
open relationship, polyamory, and non monogamy navigation and exploration
consent education and consent communication processes (including BDSM consent procedure)
stigma management of sexual minority identities (sex workers, kinky folks, polyamorous and non monogamous folks, etc.)
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.
Payment is due at time of service by cash, credit card, Apple Pay, or Venmo . We do not work directly with insurance companies; we offer invoices that you may use to submit for reimbursement.
Appointments are available during standard business hours (10 am - 5 pm, Monday-Friday). Many clients find that setting up a recurring weekly or biweekly session time to be helpful.
Online Sex Therapy
Katie offers online video therapy and telehealth sessions for Minnesota and Montana residents using encrypted HIPAA-compliant technology to protect your privacy.
Research and Training
In addition to being licensed therapists, our clinicians are also sexual health researchers, writers, and sexual health advocates in the community.