Welcome to Seattle Institute!

Founding Principles

Seattle Institute for Sex Therapy, Education, and Research operates on the principle that sexual energy is a positive expression of human life.

Mission Statement

Our purpose is to assist people to explore and discover their own sexuality and to support them in finding ways to meet their needs. We serve a diverse group of women and men of all sexual identities, orientations, and lifestyles. All fees are negotiable, based on ability to pay.

Sex Therapy and Sexuality Counseling

At Seattle Institute certified and licensed clinicians serve couples and individuals with diverse sexuality concerns. We are skilled in dealing with a variety of issues, including loss of desire; obsessive sexual behavior (sometimes called sexual addiction); erection or ejaculation difficulties; sexual identity; orgasm; vaginismus (contractions of the vagina that prevent penetration); pain; trauma; paraphilias; and conflicts in relationships over sexual values, attitudes, or behaviors.

We can also help clients who simply want to enhance an already satisfactory sex life.

Both women and men are helped to know and communicate their sexual needs and wants clearly and accurately. In general, we are supportive of all expressions of sexuality which are not self-destructive or exploitative of others.

Therapeutic interventions can be as brief as one session or quite lengthy, depending on the presenting complaints and the clients’ skills and resources. Homework is typically assigned and is necessary to achieve and maintain significant change.

Sex Education

Telephone consultation is available to other professionals and the general public, Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 10:00 AM Pacific Time. 206-522-8588. Telephone is the fastest way to contact us.

Email consultation is available to professionals and the general public.

Workshops are presented for both professionals and the general public, typically in co-sponsorship with a business, agency, or educational program.

Summary of Services

  • To health care providers: Professional Consultation, Professional Training, Referral Resource.
  • To the public: Sex Therapy, Sexuality Counseling, Sex Education.
  • Public education events: Lectures, films, and discussions.

Free Services

Telephone consultation: Monday – Friday, 9:00 to 10:00 AM, for other professionals and the general public.

We answer our phone in person from 9 to 10 AM on weekdays. At other times we will return your call as soon as possible. VM 24/7.