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Jessica VerBout, M.A., LMFT, CST

Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Certified Sex Therapist

Founder & Owner of ISTS, Clinical Therapist,
MN LMFT Board Approved Supervisor
AASECT Supervisor in Training
PhD Student in Sexology

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Problematic Sexual Behaviors ("Sex Addiction," Compulsive Sexual Behavior)

Sexuality Concerns
Desire Discrepancies
Non-Traditional Relationships

Jessica's Style

Jessica VerBout, M.A., LMFT, CST is an independently licensed marriage and family therapist in Minnesota and an AASECT certified sex therapist. Therapeutically she uses techniques from various types of theories (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, and others), as well as a sprinkling of bad jokes, analogies and metaphors, to work with you to heal, grow and discover current, or new, inner strengths you possess to handle life's struggles and transitions. Being trained in "Systems Theory," she believes every person has been influenced, at least in part, from their past, families of origins, and previous experiences. In understanding these influences one can understand new ways to manage life circumstances and develop the power to change, as the individual sees fit.

    Jessica realized early on in her career she had a passion for treating sexuality concerns. To name a few areas she has treated: sexual/pornography compulsive/problematic behaviors, adults who have been convicted of a sexual offense and their families, minor-attracted persons, LGBTQIA2s+ individuals and relationships (monogamous and non-monogamous), and sexual desire differences. She fostered and further developed this interest by dedicating years of training and education in the topics of sexuality through the requirements of the American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and has acquired professional certification from this organization, as well as is currently completing a PhD in Sexology from the Modern Sex Therapy Institute, so you can rest assured your sexual concerns are being treated with sensitivity and additional training compared to an non-certified sex therapist.
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Insurances Accepted:
None. Can provide documentation for clients to submit to their insurance company for possible reimbursement through their out-of-network benefits. Also accepts HSA or FSA cards.

Session Fees:
$175 for individual sessions
$190 for couples sessions

Education & Licenses

  • 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 Student in Sexology at the Modern Sex Therapy Institute (West Palm Beach, FL, 2022-Current)


  • Independently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Minnesota (2011)

  • Independently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Washington (2022)

  • Provisionally licensed as a telehealth Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Vermont (2022-07/2023)

Certifications & Professional Organizations

  • Clinical member of and Certified Sex Therapist from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT, 2015)

  • Clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), as well as the Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT)

  • Clinical member of ATSA and MnATSA

  • Proud Military OneSource provider

  • PREPARE/ENRICH provider

  • Board Approved MN MFT Supervisor 

  • Supervisor in Training for AASECT CSTs

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