Northampton Sex Therapy Associates, LLC, offers group sessions on an ongoing basis. Please check back here for session updates, including new dates and times for groups offered. You may also contact NSTA’s intake coordinator to be placed on the waiting list.
Men’s Sexual Health Group
NSTA is now accepting clients for a new outpatient psychotherapy group for men concerned about their sexual health, and who feel sexually out of control. Out of control sexual behavior treatment is a comprehensive therapeutic approach to help men regain sexual behavior control, strengthen relationships, and achieve their visions of sexual health.
Clients that can benefit from this group are people who identify as a man and gay, bisexual, heterosexual, or queer, and who:
- Feel sexually out of control involving partnered or solo sex
- Have sexual symptoms involving consensual sexual urges, thoughts, or behaviors
- Feel motivated to improve their sexual health
- Experience sexual symptoms related to a mental health or substance use disorder
- Have experienced negative consequences from their sexual behavior, such as romantic relationship conflicts, sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancies, and financial, legal, and occupational problems
- Self-identify as sexually compulsive or addictive
- Prospective group members must complete a sexual health assessment prior to joining this group.
Available groups are:
- One ongoing group that meets Wednesday from 8:30–10:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month
- A second group that is currently forming; please call for more information
Women: Our Bodies and Sex
A complex range of cultural, experiential, and biological factors shape the way we feel about our bodies. Among these, attitudes toward sex and sexuality are closely bound up with body image.
Jassy Casella Timberlake, Director of Northampton Sex Therapy Associates, LLC, currently leads this group, which takes place on Tuesday mornings, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at our offices in Florence.
Please note: This is NOT a weight-loss group, but is a body-positive group focusing on learning to deal more effectively with difficult emotions about our bodies. This group welcomes anyone who identifies as female.
If you have questions, please contact Jassy Casella Timberlake at 413-587-0095, Ext. 1.
Consultation Group: Sex-related Issues in Psychotherapy Practice
NSTA is offering an on-going consultation group every second Monday of the month from 9:30–10:50 a.m. We currently have 1–2 openings for the group. This group is an opportunity for clinicians to present in a case-based format. Concepts, frameworks, and theories addressing human sexuality, and issues across the lifespan related to sex, sexuality, and gender will be woven into the consultation process. This is an appropriate consultation setting for clinicians at all levels of curiosity and exploration related to talking about sex in therapy.
In order to facilitate an environment conducive to the exploration of sensitive material, this is a closed group. Consultation fee is on a sliding scale of $60–75 per group meeting.
Please contact Amy Basford-Pequet, LICSW, CGP (consultation group facilitator) for more information or to register for the group:
413-587-0095, Ext. 3.
Amy Basford-Pequet, LICSW, CGP, is a Clinical Sex Therapy Associate at NSTA. Amy became a Certified Group Psychotherapist after a two-year Group Therapy Training Program at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, CA. Amy loves being at the crossroads of supervising, teaching, learning, and exploring. This interest led her to complete the Advanced Supervisory Certificate Program through Smith College School for Social Work.
The Women's group (at NSTA) is a safe space to discuss relevant personal topics such as relationships, sex, and body image. In this group, I feel accepted for who I am, and supported in my efforts to explore, grow, and create positive change in my life. I am grateful to have found the group, which is a valuable resource for women in Northampton and beyond. I travel one hour and forty minutes each way to attend, because nothing like this group is offered in the area where I live.