From all that
I've learned, I believe that personal happiness
cannot come until an individual is at peace
with his or her sexual identity. In my practice,
I help clients to accept their own sexual truths
and teach them to make the best possible life
choices for themselves based on what they learn
Whether you need help
building relationship skills, overcoming inhibitions,
dealing with a sexless marriage; are coping
with impotence, premature ejaculation, inability
to orgasm, obsessions/addictions, medical issues
or STDS; or have questions or concerns about
BDSM, fetishism, bisexuality, or other unusual
sexual flavors, I will work with you to make
My approach is holistic
and individualistic. I look at the whole person,
not just his problems. I encourage change and
personal growth by giving clients a safe space
to confide their deepest secrets without fear
of judgment. I do not believe in the remote,
clinical model of therapy, where you come to
be analyzed under a microscope. I am an advocate
for my clients' personal goals. I do not waste
a client's time with silence; I offer advice,
insights, and share my own experiences when
relevant. I view the therapy process as an opportunity
for a client to reveal him or herself completely
to someone who has both the skill and the commitment
to identify problem areas, ask the hard questions,
get to underlying truths, and to provide support
and comfort when clients feel vulnerable.
As a sex expert (Ph.D.
in Human Sexuality, M.P.H. in Human Sexuality),
an author ("Different Loving","Come Hither",
others), a sex-and-relationships expert (Cosmo,
Maxim, GQ, Redbook, dozens of others), I have
accumulated thousands of insights into what
makes people tick sexually. For the past dozen
years, I've worked with hundreds of individuals
on sex and relationships, first as a peer counselor
and, since 2000, as a clinical sexologist (member,
American College of Sexologists). As a journalist
and author specializing in sex and relationships,
I've also fielded thousands of sex questions
over the years.
people seriously commit to pursue therapy with
me, I make an equally serious commitment to
them. Their emotional health and well-being
become my chief concerns. I bring a rare level
of expertise and personal caring to the process.
Clients should see positive changes in their
lives within the first few months of therapy.
My practice is restricted
to adults, age 18 and over. Couples welcome.
| Areas of expertise:
skills and intimacy problems
and body image
guilt and inhibitions
- Sexual abuse
- Addictive or compulsive behaviors
- Sexual dysfunction, inorgasmia, performance problems, menopause,
reproductive health, sexual disorders
challenges: disabilities and aging
COUNSELING ON BDSM ISSUES
As both a licensed
clinical sexologist and a long-time kinky person,
I'm uniquely qualified to work with other kinky
people on the ins and outs of D&S relationships
and SM/fetish fantasies. My Ph.D. study, Demographic BDSM/Fetish
Survey, is the largest of its kind and,
along with my extensive writings on kinky sex,
have made me a leading international authority
on BDSM and fetish sex.
- All fetishes and kinks
- Extreme fantasies
- Guilt, anxiety or depression
- Obsessions, addictions, and other self-destructive behaviors
- Relationship counseling
- Coping with rejection or non-kinky partners
| HOURS AND RATES
Monday to Friday, 12 pm to 8 pm (eastern time)
Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm (eastern time)
by advance appointment only
Clinical sex therapy only.
$130 for 60 minutes
$100 for 45 minutes
$75 for 30 minutes
must be paid for in full either before or at time of therapy.
New clients must pre-pay to confirm the first session. No exceptions
* revised 2/05
accept the following credit cards by phone: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express
Cash and personal checks accepted from in-office clients only.
Western Union accepted from international clients only.
Military, students, seniors, and others on low/fixed income, please ask for my reduced rates.
to reschedule or cancel must be received at least 12 hours in
advance of your next appointment or full payment for the session is
Confidentiality: Your privacy is very important to
me. I take every measure possible to ensure that you are protected.
I do not share patient information unless you have explicitly
authorized me to do so. Confidentiality guaranteed to all clients.
Sorry, but I do not offer free counseling by email.
If you have a sex problem or question, and cannot afford my rates:
Make an Appointment
To inquire about an appointment, please email:
Please provide some background on
yourself by telling me:
- Why you are seeking counseling
- That you've read this FAQ and agree to
- Anything else you would like me to know
I try to
respond to all counseling queries within 48 hours. Please be patient if
it takes me a little longer to get back to you.
Email is the fastest way to reach me. You may also call my office (706) 788-3446. My
voicemail is private. If I'm not in, please leave your phone number and the
best time to reach you. I usually return all calls within 24 hours.
Phone/internet counseling has proven
enormously successful for my clients, with the added benefits
of maximum flexibility and privacy. To arrange a telephone
or Internet appointment, email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My practice is in the metro Athens, GA area. Local area residents and visitors to this area
are welcome to schedule in-office sessions (in advance). Personal checks accepted from local clients.Email email@example.com or call
(706) 788-3446 for more information.
If you are in urgent need, I may be able to
schedule an emergency appointment outside my regular hours
(including weekends). Special rate: $150/hour for emergency appointments.
about intensive therapy for individuals and couples.
Be a Smart Consumer
Don't use your work address for sex-related correspondence. Employers have the legal right to monitor company email.
Comparison shop for therapists. There are a lot of quacks and time-wasters out there. Before committing to a
course of therapy, check the therapist's credentials and make sure he or she is comfortable and experienced with the issues you want to work
Dr. Gloria G. Brame is one of
the world's foremost experts on SM/fetish sexuality. She has been cited in hundreds of
articles, books, and bibliographies; she is quoted regularly in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Men's Health,
Maxim, and Redbook, and she has made hundreds of radio and tv appearances. Although she seldom makes personal appearances,
you can always find her on the Internet, at her website, her message boards,
and her blog, which is updated daily.
Excerpts from Gloria's CV
PhD in Clinical
Sexology, Masters of Human Sexuality in Public Health (2000),
Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS)
M.A. in English (1978) Columbia University, New York
B.A., with honors in English (1977)
summa cum laude, York College/CUNY, New York
Lecturer in Sexuality, Widener University, On-Line, 2005
Instructor, "On the Sexy Edge with Dr.
Brame", Netscape Learning Center, 2004
Assistant Professor, dual appointment in Sexology and Clinical Sexology, IASHS
Poetry, Hofstra University, 1988- 1991
Lecturer, English, New York University,
English and Creative Writing, York College, 1989-1990
Other Related Credentials
Expert/Content provider, iFriends Adult Forums
Experts, Sexual Health Network
Member, American College of Sexologists
Different Loving: The World of Sexual Dominance and Submission
Hither: A Commonsense Guide to Kinky Sex
the Boys Are: A Step-By-Step Guide to Finding Mr. Right (dating
(1996), gloriabrame Message Boards (2000), Inside the Mind of Gloria Brame (2004)
Contributor, various BDSM essays, stories and poetry ("Secret," "Stand
Corrected," "Spank Hard," "Hard Bound," "Leather Journal," "Prometheus," others)
Journalist, specializing in sex and relationships (widely published in mainstream magazines)
and Content Developer, "BDSM and Beyond," Thrive On-Line, 1998-2001
Founder, "Variations II/Section 12," BDSM/fetish support group,
Compuserve Human Sexuality
counselor, (private practice), 1990-1994
Judge, Southeast Mr. Drummer Contest, 1995
(with William Brame),
"The World of SM Sexuality,"
Southeast Regional Meeting of the Society for the Scientific
Study of Sex, 1994
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