Kamara McAndrews, LMFT, CST-S is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor, private practice sex, intimacy and couple’s therapist, American Board of Sexology certified sexologist since 2005, and a national sex therapy workshop leader. She loves supervising CSTs and SITs. She is eclectic in her approach to sex therapy and is inclusive of all the intersectional identities and dynamics that sex therapists’ encounter.
Her integrative approach includes all the traditional techniques of therapy and sex therapy as well as spiritual and existential dilemmas patients bring. Going to graduate school in San Francisco after living in Tokyo, working as a social worker, performing belly dance in the Bay Area night clubs then moving to Southern Colorado and being the only sex therapist in for a decade she has worked with almost any sexuality topic and demographic a sex therapist will come across.
She is psychodynamicaly trained with an emphasis in multiculturalism, feminism, and LGBTQIA+. She helped Dr. Ogden develop a 4-D model that can be applied to therapists in private practice and she assisted her in teaching the 4-D approach to other private practice therapists. Kamara is now the co-director of the global non-profit 4-D Network continuing Dr. Gina Ogden’s legacy.
She holds space and respects the need for therapists to discuss and work through all types of countertransference, as it naturally appears, and understands the essence of how a sex therapist holds their own journey while accompanying their clients on their journey. Case by case, Kamara will help you brainstorm with practical tools on how to market and run your sex therapy business, do a sex therapy intake, case conceptualization, treatment plan, assist with biases, ethics and boundaries, suggest both books and online resources for you and your clients, and encourage you to find your own sex therapist magic, Mind-Body-Heart-Spirit.