SEX THERAPY FOR INDIVIDUALS AND COUPLES
Sex and intimacy is at the very core of the human experience. When sex is going well, it is easy to take it for granted. When something isn’t working however, it can become overwhelming, frustrating, sad, scary and sometimes even hopeless.
I set the for myself for every new client to help them to start to feeling better in their very first session. We may not solve all of life’s challenges in one visit; however, we can certainly assess your situation, get a treatment plan in place, and start a process towards helping you to achieve your therapeutic goals.
Back in the 1980’s, the Harvard Business School taught me to become a practical and effective problem solver. My clinical training taught me to be solution focused. I am grateful to have had a successful business career however something was always missing for me. That something was my deep desire to help people who had been sexually emotionally, and physically abused that led me to become a sex therapist. As it turns out, about half of all the people that come in for sex therapy with me, have a history of abuse, trauma and or bullying.
It was in San Francisco where I attended graduate school and studied the vast breadth and depths of the human sexual and gender experience. My Ph.D. is in Human Sexuality while my clinical training is in Marriage & Family Therapy. In addition to completing a two year post-graduate certification program in Marriage & Family Therapy, I also have post-graduate certification in treating gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender family systems.
I work with any matter related to sex and intimacy, as well as gender identity. Specializing in sex and gender allows me to be fully immersed in the field and the nuances of sex therapy. Being current on the newest and most effective treatment options and protocols is important and, because I see similar cases repeatedly, it is likely this won’t be my first time helping somebody with a sex, gender, or relationship concern similar to yours.
Most of my clients have seen multiple therapists before arriving in my Cherry Creek office. Specializing has played a critical role in my ability to help many people solve what had previously been unsolvable problems for them. I truly believe that there is always hope no matter how bleak things may seem. Regardless of the goal you are focused on achieving, my intention is to help you create sustainable change using processes that are based on sound counseling principles. I am grateful today that more than half of all my new clients come from referrals from physicians, colleagues and past clients.
Dr. Neil Cannon is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist & Supervisor of Sex Therapy. Neil has been the Colorado Section Leader for The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT) since 2007. He is also the Chairman of the Ethics Advisory Committee for AASECT (2014 – 2016).
Neil is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT).
Most every month during the school year, Neil can be found teaching graduate and post-graduate students of psychology, counseling and social work at one of the leading colleges and universities throughout Colorado, including The University of Denver, The University of Colorado, Regis and Metropolitan State University.
In addition to teaching in Colorado, Neil is an instructor at the University of Michigan, School of Social Work Sexual Health Certificate Program. The University of Michigan is known in the field of sex therapy for being one of the leading programs in the world for clinicians on a path towards becoming sex therapists. At the University of Michigan, Neil class covers female sexual dysfunction, male sexual dysfunction, treating trauma & abuse, BDSM, fetishes and a strength based approach to treat out of control sexual behavior.
Dr. Neil Cannon is a published author, professional speaker, supervisor, mentor, and nationally recognized expert on sex, intimacy and relationships.