Jessica VerBout, LMFT, CST
Marriage & Family Therapist
Certified Sex Therapist
612-229-9790 (Texting not HIPAA secure)
$185/individual session (50-55 min.)
$195/relationship session (50-55 min.)
$240 for extended session (90 min.)
I work with open-minded adults who are struggling with sexual behaviors, attractions, or thoughts who want to stop with the secrecy or shame, so they're looking for a sex-positive, specialized sex therapist that uses a casual, unintimidating style to embrace pleasurable sexual experiences and healthy relationships.
I identify myself as a sex-positive therapist, meaning I do not come from a place of judgement of sexual behaviors, expressions, orientations, or beliefs. I believe everyone has the personal right to satisfying, pleasurable, and self-defined sexuality. All sex is good sex, if it is consensual and pleasurable! My beliefs of sexual health align with the World Health Organization's definition of sexual health.
Through talk-based psychotherapy I strive to meet my clients where they are in their life. My professional therapeutic style, while influenced by aspects of various therapeutic theories (Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, Existential Therapy, and Sex Positive approaches, among others), is delivered with a causal, yet professional, flow and comes from client-focused, sex-positive and strength-based approaches. I believe it is important to help others feels as comfortable as possible within their sessions to share parts of their life with me that they may have never told another person. I find my work with my clients a humbling opportunity to assist them in working through their life's difficulties, increasing personal/partnered satisfaction, and enhancing their sexuality (and their feelings about their sexuality) as much as possible.
Education, Certifications, & Services
Bachelors of Arts in Child Psychology, with minors in English and Japanese from the University of Minnesota (2005, Mpls., MN)
Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University (2008 Mpls., MN)
PhD Candidate at the Modern Sex Therapy Institute (2022 to present, West Palm Beach, FL)
Professional Licenses & Certifications
Independently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Minnesota (2011)
Provisionally licensed as a telehealth provider of Marriage and Family Therapy in the state of Vermont (2022-12/31/2023)
Clinical member of and Certified Sex Therapist from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT, 2015); Supervisor in Training for AASECT CSTs.
Clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), as well as the Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT)
Board Approved MN MFT Supervisor
Find out about the other professional services Jessica offers (supervision, consultation, guest speaking, etc.), including rates, here: Professional Services Available from InnerStrength Therapy