Dr. Tina Schermer-Sellers PhD, LMFT


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Tina Schermer-Sellers

Licensed: Yes

License: Washington #LF00001378

Expiration: 2017

Credentials: License

Institution: AAMFT, AASECT

In practice since: 1988

Without a doubt Dr. Tina Schermer-Sellers is doing unique and necessary work in the fields of marriage and sex therapy. As a PhD couples and sex therapist who emphasizes “sex-positive spirituality,” she wears many hats: licensed marriage and family therapist, associate professor of sexuality and medical family therapy at Seattle Pacific University, writer, speaker, and blogger on relationships, parenting, sexual health and religious sexual shame.
Her blog, which is read by thousands each month, is filled with inspiring ideas on intimacy, parenting, religion, sexuality, and culture. Dr. Schermer-Sellers has also launched the Northwest Institute on Intimacy, whose mission is to provide training in sex therapy and spiritual intimacy to psychotherapists, and to provide a solid referral source for pastors, physicians and community leaders. Ironically, therapists typically do not get training in sexual health, and most clinical sexologists do not get training in relationship dynamics.
Dr. Sellers is also the founder of thankgodforsex.org, an online community of people who have experienced religious sexual shame and in their own words “tell stories of how, over time, they discovered a new way to relate to their bodies, sexuality, and God. In addition to personal stories, the website is filled with live podcasts, events and free resources.

Northwest Institute on Intimacy
http://www.instituteonintimacy.com/

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Areas of Specialty

Anxiety

Career Counseling

Confidence

Coping Skills

Divorce

Emotional Disturbance

Entitlement

Family Conflict

Grief

Infertility

Infidelity

Internet Addiction

Life Coaching

Narcissistic Personality

Parenting

Positivity

Peer Relationships

Relationship Issues

Self Esteem

Sex Therapy

Sexual Abuse

Sexuality

Spirituality

Thinking Disorders

Trauma and PTSD

Other

Treatment Methods

Coaching

Counseling/Psychotherapy

Divorce Counseling

Family Therapy

Family/Marital

Life Coaching

Mindfulness

Positive Psychology

Relationship Counseling

Separation Counseling

Sex Therapy

Sexual Identity Therapy

Spiritual Healing

Therapeutic Intervention

Time Management

Articles Tina has Published
Want To Bring More Love Into your Relationship?
Want To Bring More Love Into your Relationship?

Evenings at our house are rather hilarious ... you see, neither of us cook. Kids are now gone and so is the sense of obligation to fix dinner ... or go to the grocery store. The beloved and I will walk »

Evenings at our house are rather hilarious ... you see, neither of us cook. Kids are now gone and so is the sense of obligation to fix dinner ... or go to the grocery store. The beloved and I will walk in the door sometime around 7, look at each other and then look into our empty fridge. We open a bottle of wine and do our best to get creative. We laugh. One of us usually says something about wishing..

Dr. Tina Schermer-Sellers · June 16th, 2016

Dr. Tina Schermer-Sellers · June 16th, 2016

How the “Christian” Purity Movement Causes Symptoms of
How the “Christian” Purity Movement Causes Symptoms of Sexual Abuse

I put the paper down. I was 15 papers in with 17 to go - sexual autobiography assignments of my graduate family therapy students. It was the second paper I had read in the last two hours of a young woman »

I put the paper down. I was 15 papers in with 17 to go - sexual autobiography assignments of my graduate family therapy students. It was the second paper I had read in the last two hours of a young woman who had pelvic pain and vaginismus. My stomach was in knots. How many of these papers have I now read in my career? She had been married three years and had been unable to have sex – it just hurt..

Dr. Tina Schermer-Sellers · April 22nd, 2016

Dr. Tina Schermer-Sellers · April 22nd, 2016

Getting it On vs. Getting it Over With. 
Getting it On vs. Getting it Over With.  Does It Matter Why You Do It?

Shari sits in my office and tells me a story I have heard countless times. She and David have two small children, five and three. Shari is what we call "the low desire partner" in their marriage. Although, »

Shari sits in my office and tells me a story I have heard countless times. She and David have two small children, five and three. Shari is what we call "the low desire partner" in their marriage. Although, I am not sure that is a fair or accurate label. Both sit on the couch stiff and cold - you can all but see the wall between them. Shari begins by saying, "He is always pestering me for sex. The baby..

Dr. Tina Schermer-Sellers · April 21st, 2016

Dr. Tina Schermer-Sellers · April 21st, 2016

The 3 Ways Removing Sexuality from Spirituality has
The 3 Ways Removing Sexuality from Spirituality has Made us Bad Lovers

The other day I was being interviewed for an upcoming podcast and was asked the number one issue I see in my practice. I said it was couples complaining of having bad sex - not enough ... quantity, pleasure, »

The other day I was being interviewed for an upcoming podcast and was asked the number one issue I see in my practice. I said it was couples complaining of having bad sex - not enough ... quantity, pleasure, variety, intimacy ... you name it. I made the point that our culture raises heterosexuals in particular to be really bad lovers through three primary failures. One, by not mandating comprehensive..

Dr. Tina Schermer-Sellers · April 20th, 2016

Dr. Tina Schermer-Sellers · April 20th, 2016