#124 – Bridging Sex Therapy and Sexual Medicine – Dr. Pebble Kranz and Dan Rosen

#124 – Bridging Sex Therapy and Sexual Medicine – Dr. Pebble Kranz and Dan Rosen

Bridging Sex Therapy and Sexual Medicine

Today’s show is going to delve into talking about sex with both your therapist and your physician, potentially, and how that collaboration can benefit your struggles can make a difference. 

Listen to “124: Bridging Sex Therapy and Sexual Medicine – Dr. Pebble Kranz and Dan Rosen” on Spreaker.

I interview Dr. Pebble Kranz and Dan Rosen. He is a sex therapist, and she is a family practice physician. Both of them have had extensive training in sexual health and sexual treatment, and they started a clinic together.  

What we talk about applies to you if you have some sexual struggles, because it iessential that your providers be communicating and collaborating and that you are getting the best of both worlds. 

Dan Rosen became licensed as a Clinical Social Worker after attending NYU’s school of social work. He became a Certified Sex Therapist in 2014 and chaired the AASECT Ethics Advisory Committee from 2016-2018.  

He has been providing local training for psychotherapists and medical residents since 2008 as well as teaching sex therapy as an instructor at the University of Buffalo 2016-2017.  

While the European Society of Sexual Medicine does not credential social workers, Mr. Rosen participated in the same training program as Dr. Kranz benefiting from the truly global perspective on sexuality and sexual health. Integrating sex therapy with psychodynamic psychotherapy, treatment of sexual abusers, EMDR, CBT, IFS, and couples counseling has been uniquely rewarding.  

Now, as a member of the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness team, Dr. Kranz and Dan are bringing this global perspective on sexual health to Western New York.  

Dr. Kranz is Board-certified as a family physician and trained at the University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency Program with an area of focus in the psychosocial aspects of primary care.  

Family medicine appealed to her as a specialty because of its whole-person, whole-family, and whole-community approach to medical care.  Family medicine residents at the University of Rochester train alongside marriage and family therapy trainees and are explicitly taught to work systemically and to collaborate with mental health providers.  

Dr. Kranz’s prior medical training included almost no information on sexual function and dysfunction, nor did it expose me to a range of interventions for treatment. All along, her patients made it clear that this was an important part of their lives.  

She completed a fellowship through the European Society of Sexual Medicine. Dr. Kranz now participates in both the medical school and residency curricula to improve exposure to sexual medicine. She and Mr. Rosen opened the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness in 2017, providing comprehensive assessment and treatment for sexual concerns in individuals and couples of all genders.  

Rochester Center for Sexual Wellnesshttps://rochestercenterforsexualwellness.com/ 

The organizations mentioned:  

ISSWSH: https://www1.statusplus.net/sp/isswsh/find-a-provider/ 

ISSM: https://www1.statusplus.net/sp/issm/find-a-provider/ 

SMSNA: https://www1.statusplus.net/sp/smsna/healthcare-provider-search//index.php 

KinkAware Professionals: https://www.ncsfreedom.org/resources/kink-aware-professionals-directory/search-kap 

#115 – Creating Relationship Satisfaction – Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh

#115 – Creating Relationship Satisfaction – Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh

Creating Relationship Satisfaction

Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh is a global thought leader in psychosexual therapy, couple counseling, and social psychology. A former member of the International Federation of Journalists, Dr. Sara combined her journalism experience with her expertise in sexuality and relationships, to host a program called Whispers for the BBC World Service. The show received the BBC’s Innovation of the Year Award in 2007 and continues to gather Farsi-speaking viewers around the world. In 2007, she earned the World Association for Sexual Health runner-up award for Excellence and Innovation for her human development work. Harper’s Bazaar named her as one of the Best Love Doctors, and DatingAdvice.com named her one of the 10 Best Sex and Dating Experts in 2015.  


#104 – Recovering your sexuality after cancer – Tara Galeano

#104 – Recovering your sexuality after cancer – Tara Galeano

Recovering your sexuality after cancer 

My guest is a certified sex therapist and sexologist with a lot of important information to share on sex therapy for women with cancer. She is the creator of the class Rediscovering My Body After Cancer and has a book and online class in the works based around the class.  

When I asked her how she got started in the field, she says that she had always enjoyed teaching in a group setting, and providing cancer support really became a great opportunity to do impactful work in the field. 

Soon she would develop a class that women could come to for answers, and things have taken off from there, resulting in a large number of women who are better equipped to navigate the often disorienting world of cancer. This is such an important topic, so please listen along. 

#26: Melissa Walker – Healing Our Sexual Fragmentation

#26: Melissa Walker – Healing Our Sexual Fragmentation


I mis-spoke in my introduction to the episode. Melissa is not yet certified as a sex therapist. I apologize for any confusion.

Sexual Fragmentation – what is it and how does it show up in sex therapy?

Tune in today to learn about how Melissa defines fragmentation as it applies to sex therapy work, as she talks about the competing needs we all have within us.

How do we get fragmented?

Melissa answers this question, discussing how our sexual and social development from a young age is impacted by loved ones and society, often creating a wedge between our minds and bodies. (more…)

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