Couples Counsellor and Sex Therapist Vancouver

Welcome to TAC (The Art of Connection) — the couples counselling and sex therapy clinic for men and women who want to live an inspired life!Dr. Petra Zebroff Sex Therapist and Relationship Counsellor

I have worked as a clinical sexologist, author, counsellor and researcher for the last 20 years.  My goal as a therapist is to help you feel more confident in who you are, to help you find full and satisfying relationships (both sexual and non-sexual), greater energy and an overall feeling of well-being.

Modern life is fast, with 30% fewer friends than just a few decades ago.  Most of us are feeling overwhelmed and alone.  The rates of loneliness and depression have increased dramatically.  Regardless of whether you are single or in a relationship, my primary focus is to support you as you build confidence and connection with others.

As a registered Master Practitioner Clinical Counsellor (MPCC)  and board certified clinical sexologist (American College of Sexologists), it has been my pleasure to have the opportunity to counsel thousands of women and couples through the company I founded in 1999, Libida, a women’s sexual magazine and store for women’s health.

About Dr. Zebroff Ph.D.

Petra Zebroff, Ph.D. has worked with sexual issues for the last 20 years.  As a board certified by the American College of Sexologists, Div 35 of American Psychological Association,  registered by the Professional Counsellors Association  and has written hundreds of articles for Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Libida, Sexual Health and Sexlife magazine and is associated with or belongs to professional organizations including the Society for Sex Therapy and Research and Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

  • Ph.D.  in Human Sexuality
  • Clinical Sexologist
  • Registered Master Practitioner Clinical Counsellor
  • Psychology Today columnist
  • Author of over 100 articles on women’s sexuality with a focus on stress and sexuality, sexual desire, fantasy and orgasm.
  • Associated with (as member, presenter, award recipient or partner) with professional therapy/research organizations such as AASECT, American College of Sexologists, SSTAR, CSRF, KAP and SSSS.
  • Sexual abuse and addiction in relationships
  • Founder Libida, the first online magazine and store for heterosexual women
  • 12 years running a sex-positive female sexuality company dedicated to enhancing a woman’s experience of sexuality.
  • Sex Researcher, dedicated to furthering an understanding of the joys of sexuality with a focus on sexual desire differences, pornography and sexual initiation.

Dr. Zebroff’s Therapy Approach:

I focus on the potential of every client and identify each person’s individual assets while working with your individual strengths, rather than on “solving problems”.   My approach to sex therapy and couples counselling includes a mixture of practices molded into an customized plan designed to address the unique needs and preferences of each client — humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, DBT, psychotherapy, desensitization, PLISSIT etc.

  • Holistic and Non-judgmental Approach: I strive to treat the whole person, in an inclusive, sex-positive and encouraging environment.
  • Educational Focus: Many issues arise out of simple lack of correct information/awareness. Up-to-date information and research helps to clear up myths and bring an understanding/perspective to each issue. Including the PLISSIT Model of sex therapy.
  • Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: I focus on the potential of every client, identifying each client’s individual assets and focusing on their strengths rather than on “solving problems”.

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Know when to consult a sex therapist:

  • An issue or negative pattern is so close to you that you are unable to separate it from the rest of your life.
  • You are trying hard to make a change, but don’t seem to be getting anywhere.
  • You know that something is wrong, but you can’t put your finger on exactly what it is.
  • You know you want to make a change, but you don’t know where to start.
  • You are uncovering thoughts or memories that make you uncomfortable.
  • You are conflicted by a situation, and can’t seem to see which direction to take.
  • You are uncomfortable doing or fantasizing about certain erotic things.
  • You and your partner are considering opening up your relationship (non-monogamy), but are worried about damaging the good relationship you have.