Joan Marsman—Certified Oakville Sex Therapist

Joan Marsman Sex Therapist OakvilleI’ve been a sex therapist for over 30 years. I’ve helped many couples & individuals (maybe a thousand) create more fulfilling, passionate and erotic relationships. I’m a

  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • Clinical Fellow of the Canadian Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Certified Sex Therapist by the Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy & Counselling in Ontario

My therapy supports diverse sexual practice, values and communities. I bring sensitivity to cultural differences and openness to sexual diversity. I am comfortable speaking about sexual issues with people who are distressed with their relationships or their sexual functioning.  I believe this provides a unique opportunity for individuals & couples to be heard & treated in a professional manner.

I believe that effective therapy is practical, solution-focused and client-driven. In each therapeutic session, I encourage active participation of clients in process, goals and outcomes. This means that clients set therapy goals and outcomes and I support those goals.  I create a compassionate, respectful environment for my clients to discuss their concerns and difficulties.

I hold a Master of Science Degree from the University of Guelph, where I specialized in studies related to Human Sexuality and Family Planning. With over 30 years of experience, I have advanced training in sexual health, sexual trauma, the different models of brief therapy and couple therapy. I am certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.  I value my collaboration with my clinical supervisor, J. King, M.Ed., C Psych Assoc., a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

I have presented training courses and workshops for educators and counsellors across Ontario at the Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference and the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Education.  Often I am invited to comment on relationship and sexual issues by the media. I have been interviewed on CBC radio, Canada AM, the Life Network and TVO. I have been quoted in articles in the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun and Globe and Mail.