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Relationships & Sex Therapy

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Relationships & Sex Therapy

Relationship therapy and sex therapy are interconnected. Relationships provide a better context for understanding and resolving sexual problems. There is a common myth that if you work on your relationship issues, the sexual issues will resolve themselves. This isn’t true; you have to address your sexual problems as well.
A relationship issue can range from simple to complex, including issues related to communication, infidelity, negotiating boundaries for the relationship (opening or closing the relationship), intercultural issues, etc.

Sexual issues are sometimes resolved quickly by providing psychoeducation about sex in general or sexual problems in particular. In more complicated cases, however, further clinical intervention may be necessary.

My intention during the sessions is to help you empathically join in on your partner’s journey and witness their inner experiences. By doing so, you will become emotionally connected.

My services are poly, kink, LGBTQ, and Consensual Non Monogamy(CNM) supportive and informed.

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About MEGO NERSES

I am an Ottawa-based Registered Psychotherapist. I have a full-time private practice. In the past, I worked in social service agencies for many years. I offer individual, relationship, and sex therapy in English, Arabic, and Armenian to adults 18+. I do not work with minors.

In 2011, I earned a master’s degree in Counselling from the University of Ottawa. I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario (CRPO#001132) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. In addition, I am a Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA#3058). The focus of my clinical training is on sexuality, sex therapy, and trauma/PTSD. Since 2013, I have been teaching at Algonquin College as a seasonal professor. I teach courses in mental health and addiction.

I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to publish in peer-reviewed articles and contributed chapters concerning counselling, coming out, and trauma specifically related to LGBTQ+ refugees and newcomers to Canada. I have presented numerous workshops and continue to present nationally and internationally on the mental health of LGBTQI+ and SOGIE refugees and asylum seekers.

In 2020, I launched my online learning platform to offer courses to clinicians who work with the refugee population. Learn more about my elearning platform at www.mnelearning.ca

Professional expertiseThrough the years, I have gained expertise in the field of mental health of refugees. I also have had trainings in trauma/PTSD therapy, relationship (Poly. Kink), sexuality, and sex therapy. I have participated in numerous training opportunities related to sex therapy, sexuality, gender identity, and trauma. I have also received training in conducting mental health assessments for refugees in the context of immigration courts through Division 56, Trauma Psychology, and Physicians for Human Rights, and the Global Institute of Forensic Research.I am LGBTQI+/poly/kink/CNM supportive therapist.Therapeutic approachesIn addition to Narrative Exposure Therapy for PTSD (NET), I have also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and Experiential Therapy and Focusing. I integrate social justice and Rights-based principles into my work as a trauma-informed therapist.

AwardsIn recognition of my dedication to helping LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers in Canada, I received the 2017 Humanitarian Award from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). AffiliationsI have an international affiliate membership with Division 56, Trauma Psychology, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Global Institute of Forensic Research.

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