After earning my Master’s degree from the University of Michigan, I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). I am also a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). I am also trained as a Level I provider of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, through the Sensorimotor Processing Institute (SPI). With over a decade of experience in community mental health and as a sex therapist, I have worked successfully with a broad spectrum of people and a wide range of challenges.
I am an engaged and empathic therapist who works to ensure that your experience is one free from judgment or criticism. Because each person is unique, I offer you individualized care as an active and collaborative therapist. I believe that therapy should be a safe space to grow into the person you hope to be.
As a psychotherapist, I have training and experience working with a range of presenting concerns which include: anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexual orientation, gender identity, non-monogamy, grief and loss, navigating conflict and a range of other issues that can impact both individuals and couples. I look forward to working with you.
As a sex therapist, I aim to provide specialized care in the areas of sex therapy and couples therapy. Sex therapy focuses on creating or restoring more satisfying, safe, and positive sexual experiences for clients. It never includes nudity, intimate touch, or any sexual contact between the therapist and client(s), or between clients when the therapist is present. Sex therapy specific issues include: relationship distress, sexual health concerns, intimacy, desire, communication, trauma, compulsive behavior, difficulty with orgasm, erection difficulties, and pain during sex. I look forward to working with you, however you express your gender, your love, and your life.
I am available Monday-Thursday by appointment. My appointments are 50 minutes. In some instances, a longer session can be arranged. If I do not have availability that meets your needs, I am happy to offer referrals to a trusted colleague.
I am not in-network for any insurance plans, so seeing me will be considered ‘out-of-network.’ I am happy to provide you with a monthly statement for reimbursement. I recommend contacting your insurance company if you wish to use insurance to ask about your out-of-network mental health benefits. However, you are ultimately responsible for full payment of the session at the time of service.
Individual Session – $155
Couple/Family Session – $190
Please contact me by phone or email to learn more about my services.
*Would you be interested in hearing me speak to your group, event, conference, or workshop on healthy sex, sex and your business, or LGBTQ wellness? Please contact me for more info.*
Lisa Katona, LCSW, CST
530 E McDowell Rd, #107-121
Phoenix, Arizona 85004