My approach to this work is largely relational with a trauma-informed, feminist and anti-oppressive lens.
As an individual and couples therapist, I am skilled at providing specialized care in the areas of sex therapy, couple/relationship therapy, and issues specific to the LGBTQQAI community, including those in non-traditional relationships. I utilize a sex-positive approach and have experience working with a wide range of sexual expression and orientations. I also bring many years of experience working with folx who identify as queer, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming.
I engage in many pathways toward healing depending on individual needs. This may include experiential therapy that focuses on the body. Additionally, I am committed to a HAES (Health At Every Size) approach. It has been my experience that when we are able to connect our emotional experience with our bodily experience, we gain the ability to make meaningful and lasting change.
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 a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), and am also trained as a Level I provider of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, through the Sensorimotor Processing Institute (SPI). With over 15 years of experience in community mental health and as a sex therapist, I hope my training and experience can be helpful to you.
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