Dr. Rhoda Lipscomb

(PhD, LPC, CST)

About Me

Thank you for reading my profile. I strongly believe in the healing power of mental health care and have seen the benefits from both a personal and professional view. I often tell people that for therapy to work well, there needs to be a strong connection and trust. Without it, all the great theories and counseling methods are useless.

I have been counseling individuals and couples in the area of human sexuality for over 28 years. I received my PhD in clinical sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists in Orlando, FL and Masters of Science in Counseling from the University of Phoenix. I also have certifications in sex therapy, marriage & family therapy and clinical hypnosis.

I started my counseling career working in reproductive health clinics, such as Planned Parenthood, specializing in education and counseling around healthy sexuality, contraceptive and sexually transmitted infection care.

I have been a sex therapist in private practice for over 14 years specializing in the alternative sexuality communities, such as open relationships, GLBT, BDSM, AB/DL, kink and fetishes. While I am a specialist in these areas, I am also skilled in working with anxiety, stress and life transitions.

My approach to therapy is helping people to understand, accept and appreciate their sexuality with all the wonderful unique flavors that come with it. Shame, embarrassment, guilt and fear are poisonous to healthy sexual expression so letting go of old, irrational and impractical belief patterns can pave the way for a new and exciting beginning.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Divorce and Separation , Gender Dysphoria , Life Purpose , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 28

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC-5299 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Aug 22, 2020 after counseling with Rhoda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Rhoda is an extremely proficient and her expertise has helped me resolve lot of my issues. She’s very patient and is very concerned about my well being and gives me good advices which work for me. I’m lucky that I got her as my therapist so that I could resolve all my issues.

Written by C.A. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with Rhoda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is a fantastic therapist! She listens without judgment and actually helps you feel better. I'm so happy I got matched with her.