I am looking forward to beginning this five session tele-seminar today with Esther Perel and Tammy Nelson. I can consult with them regarding specific clients, so if you are interested in my requesting consultation for you, please call or e-mail me ASAP.
They bring different therapeutic orientations to the subject of sex. While I have long felt an affinity with Esther Perel’s work, my own training and orientation is different. To her credit she is quite familiar with Dr. Schnarch’s work, and studied with the late Edwin Friedman, one of the most widely respected experts on differentiation and Bowen theory. My training is also very different from Dr. Nelson’s, who is a very established sex therapist. Her background is in “Imago” Therapy, developed by Harville Hendrix.
There’s an old saying in my field: “The better the therapists, the more the therapies look alike.” I believe there’s some truth to this. It advises therapists to be able to stand apart from (neither abandon nor be captive to) their orientations.
Based on my experience listening to this class two years ago, I have some hope that posts I make from this will be directly helpful to you, or in our work.