The Trouble with Sex

Surrogate Partner Therapy & Intimacy Coaching

December 17, 2020 Dr. Tammy Nelson with Guest Nicole Ananda & Brian Gibney Season 4 Episode 34
The Trouble with Sex
Surrogate Partner Therapy & Intimacy Coaching
Show Notes

What the heck is a sex partner when it comes to sex? Is it legal? How does it work? How do you find a practitioner? Join Dr. Tammy as she talks with surrogate partners and intimacy experts Nicole Ananda and Brian Gibney about this controversial form of therapy.

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NICOLE ANANDA is a surrogate partner, life coach, reiki master, advanced integrated energy, shamanic and tantra practitioner. She is the  owner of Ananda Integrative Healing .  

Nicole works with clients of all genders and orientations to holistically address their sexuality issues through mind/body coaching, surrogate partner & touch therapy, tantra, and energy work. She helps clients with personal and sexual concerns, including: social anxiety, low sexual confidence, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, body image, orgasm blocks, late-life virginity, and performance issues.  She is co-founder of the Surrogate Partner Collective, a network of surrogate partner therapy practitioners and collaborating clinicians, providing certification, continuing education, advocacy, and outreach.

BRIAN GIBNEY is a certified IPSA Surrogate Partner Therapist.  He is also a surrogate partner member of the Institute for Mind Body Therapy, Ananda Integrative Health Group, and AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators Counselors & Therapists). Brian is a founding member of the Surrogate Partner Collective and Chair of AASECT’s Somatic Sexuality Professionals Special Interest Group.

​Brian helps his clients create foundational self-knowledge that enables them to effectively navigate healthy and fulfilling intimate relationships. He works with women who struggle to establish or maintain intimate connections due to physical limitations, trauma, poor self-image or lack of experience. 


· To read more about how to improve your sex life, check out Dr. Tammy's Getting the Sex You Want: Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together.

· Learn more about love, marriage, monogamy and how to redefine your commitment to each other in Dr. Tammy's TEDX talk - The New Monogamy - or her book by the same name.

 ·  Want more Dr. Tammy?  Read: The New Monogamy, When You're the One Who Cheats.