Classes and Educational Programs

Professional Consultation Group

This group meets midday for 2 hours, via Zoom, usually on the second Monday of the month. The group is for clinicians whose work focuses, in whole or part, on sexuality issues. Sexual dysfunctions, desire discrepancies, out of control behavior, identities, and lifestyles are all issues we take up. Technologies of behavior/attitude change, stress management and goal setting are areas of focus as well. The cost is $75 for a single session. Membership is by invitation. If interested, or for more information, please contact us at 206-522-8588 or send email with your resume to

“I have been a regular member of this consultation group for about 10 years and I still learn something every time I attend. We discuss our challenging cases and sometimes report on conferences or current things that we have learned but first and foremost the discussion is about the clients. Other clinicians in the group can weigh in and share their experience, but it is the feedback and guidance of Dr. Larson that is so incisive and useful. The organization is a referral resource, and they also scour the internet and the journals for new information which they pass on to the members of the group. There is a nominal fee and it is well worth that.” – Dominique Walmsley, Ph.D., LMHC

“Dr. Elizabeth Rae Larson leads her monthly consultation groups with brilliance, compassion and sensibility. After moving from Los Angeles to Seattle, I joined the Seattle Institute where for ten years I participated in a weekly consultation group. There, questions prompted other questions and insights, as we dealt with our cases.  Dr. Larson’s mind is original and her command of the subject is awesome! I became a better sex therapist because of these consultation meetings.” – Diana Wiley, Ph.D., LMFT; author of Love in the Time of Corona

“I was a regular member of this consultation group for several years. I appreciated the spirit of camaraderie and the balance of clinical application with research. I always came away with new information and a fresh perspective. Elizabeth Rae Larson is a leader in the field of sex therapy and we are very fortunate to have someone like her in our midst.”Marc Gilmartin, MA, LMHC

Program for Men Interested in Women

Seattle Institute for Sex Therapy, Education and Research offers a science-based educational program using media, lectures, and structured activities to help men start and maintain satisfying connections. Men who want relationships with women can learn important concepts about love and sex; clarify where you are and where you want to be; explore how relationships work these days; and increase satisfaction for both you and her.

Elizabeth Rae Larson: Sex therapist, educator and researcher with over 40 years’ experience in the field of human sexuality, specifically, and behavior modification in general. Dr. Larson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, and Director of Seattle Institute. Elizabeth offers an interdisciplinary understanding of sexuality—biologically, psychologically and socio-culturally.

Ian K. Hagemann: Facilitator, educator, and activist who has been working with fellow men for over 30 years, including some 15 years of experience working with The ManKind Project. Ian is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate. He offers a nuanced understanding of how the world that men are faced with has changed during the recent years and what they can do to be happier and more effective.

For more information, contact Dr. Larson at 206-522-8588 or email