Matthew Lachman, LPCC-S, CST

I always knew I wanted to be in the mental health field. My journey has taken me through many disciplines and across the United States, only to lead me back to the place where I grew up and love, Cleveland, OH. After completing both of my graduate programs in the winter of 2015, I knew my heart belonged in Ohio. So I moved back home and took employment at the Cleveland Clinic as a behavioral health therapist. While working there, I was able to explore more about myself as a human, and figure out how that connected to my identity as a therapist. This is when I found my way back to human sexuality. I noticed my passion for feminism and sex positivity growing with each interaction I would have with someone. I began to challenge my own privilege and unravel the years of shame I had built up regarding sexuality. I could not stop researching and talking about the topics within sex therapy (e.g. sexual dysfunctions, kink, polyamory, sexual compulsivity, etc.), so I decided I had to do something about it.

You see, sex therapy is not a protected term. That means that anyone can go around calling themselves a sex therapist. Thankfully, I found my way to the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists (AASECT). This organization provided me with the pathway to achieve the education I needed and certification. I finally felt like I had found my place in this world as a therapist, and I could not have been happier. I opened Cleveland Sex Therapy in 2019 with the goal of spreading my mission of sex positivity and inclusivity. Today, I want to rid the world of sex negativity, one client at a time!

Pronouns: he, him, his

Education, Certifications, & Licensure

Somatic Sex Therapy, Level 1 (2024)

Gottman Level 1 (2023)

AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (2021) 

Supervisory Designation (2021)

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (OH) (2020) -

E. 2002033-SUPV

Licensed Professional Counselor (2017) - C. 1700016

M.Ed. (2015) - Counselor Education, emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Georgia Southern University

M.S. (2014) – Kinesiology, emphasis in Sport & Exercise Psychology - Georgia Southern University,

B.S. (2011) - Psychology, Minor in French - Baldwin-Wallace College