Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, Ph.D. | I am a relationship and sexuality educator and coach, as well as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois with a Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. I wrote my dissertation on LDS women and sexuality, have taught college-level courses on human sexuality, and currently teach online relationship and sexuality courses and live workshops to LDS individuals and couples. I offer coaching services to individuals and couples who have benefitted from my podcasts and courses and are looking for more direct input on improving their lives and relationships.
I am a frequent contributor on the subjects of sexuality, relationships, and spirituality to LDS-themed blogs, magazines, and podcasts, including the “Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist” podcast series. I maintain a private coaching and counseling* practice in Chicago where I live with my husband and three children. I am an active member of the LDS church.
* While the bulk of my work is coaching and teaching, I also offer counseling services to Illinois-based clients seeking treatment for mental illness
EDUCATION & Training:
2002: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Boston College. Included year-long supervised internships at Stoney Brook Counseling Center, Massachusetts General Hospital's Boston Evening Medical Center, and the University of Maine College Counseling Center.
1995: Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, Boston College. Included a supervised practicum, completed at Wheaton College Guidance Services in Norton, Massachusetts.
In the course of my doctoral study, I focused my training on marriage and family relationships and wrote my dissertation on the topic of LDS women and sexual agency. My post-doctorate training is in systems theory, differentiation theory, and sex therapy. I have fifteen years of clinical experience.
Illinois license number 180.006790. (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor)