My name is Kristen Dew (She/Her or They/Them) and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in Monroe, CT. I feel honored and privileged every day to help people work through struggles and see growth and change. From the second you walk into my office, my focus is on understanding what you need and helping you to grow. I think everyone is resourceful and resilient but there are blocks that prevent us from using those strengths. You already have what it takes to make change in your life and relationships, but sometimes need guidance to get there. Everyone struggles, life is hard, and there is no instruction manual.
In my office, you are free to fully express yourself. I welcome anyone who adheres to or deviates from the norm. I love working with alternative relationships, consensual/ethical non-monogamy, BDSM/kink, nerds/geeks/gamers of all kinds, vegan or vegetarians, outdoor enthusiasts, or those with other special interests that are an important part of your world. I love diversity and I am excited to get to know you! My clients would describe me as kind, curious, passionate, silly, and helpful.
I am in the process of obtaining a certification as a sex therapist which covers a wide range of topics including sexuality and gender, sexual functioning and intersectionality. I have been participating in coursework and clinical work focused on LGBTQIA* since 2010 and receive training each year to learn more.
*Kristen currently accepts Husky, Anthem, United Healthcare, Oxford, Optum, Connecticare, Harvard Pilgrim, Cigna, and Tricare insurances as well as out of network benefits and self-pay*