How Cleveland Sex Therapy Came to Be

and the team behind the magic

"Being sex positive means embracing the entire range of human sexuality and allowing people the freedom to choose how they want to live their lives."

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!

Matt is the founder of Cleveland Sex Therapy. He is also an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist.

Megan is a licensed social worker who has availability virtually and in-person.


Yub is currently a student at John Carroll University and is joining us for his internship.




Kylie Smith, CT at Cleveland Sex Therapy in Ohio



Kylie is currently a student at John Carroll University and is joining us for her internship.

Katie Clair, CT at Cleveland Sex Therapy in Ohio

Katie is currently a student at Cleveland State University and is joining us for her internship.

Nina LiPuma, CT at Cleveland Sex Therapy in Ohio

Nina is currently a student at Cleveland State University and is joining us for her internship.