Sex and intimacy is at the very core of the human experience. It’s easy to take sex for granted when it is going well.  When something is going wrong sexually however, it can become all-consuming.

That’s one reason I always set the intention to help people start to feel 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 begin working to help you achieve your goals.

Back in the 1980’s, the Harvard Business School helped me to be a practical and effective problem solver. After a successful business career, it was my desire to help people who had been sexually abused that led me to become a sex therapist.

It was in San Francisco where I attended graduate school and studied the vast breadth and depths of the human sexual experience.  My Ph.D. is in Human Sexuality while my clinical training is in Marriage & Family Therapy.   My unique background serves my clients so well today that more than half of all my new clients are referrals from former clients and colleagues.

I work with any matter related to sex and intimacy. Specializing in sexuality as I do allows me to be fully immersed in 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 sexual or relationship concern similar to yours.

Most of my clients have seen at least two other therapists.  Specializing as I do has played a critical role in my ability to help people solve what had previously been unsolvable problems for them.  I truly believe and operate under the assumption 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 with a processes based on sound counseling principles.

About Neil…


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 worldwide (2014 – 2016).

Neil is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT).

Neil is a Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy at Denver Family Institute, Colorado’s oldest, fully accredited Marriage & Family Therapy school, established in 1983.  Most months, Neil can be found guest lecturing to graduate and post-graduate students of psychology, counseling and social work students 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 the Colorado community, 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.

Dr. Neil Cannon is a published author, professional speaker, and nationally recognized expert on relationships and human sexuality.


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