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Adventures in Love

9783 E 116th Street, PMB 3204

United States
Indiana (IN)
Board Certified Diplomate
Certified Sexologist
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Clinical Sexology
American Academy of Clinical Sexology (AACS)
Master of Social Work
Couples Counseling
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Social Work
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Board Certified Diplomate
American Board of Sexology (Expired)
Imago Therapist
Gottman Trained (all 3 levels)
Accelerated Resolution Therapy
Discernment Counselor
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
State of Indiana
Just Ask! 1000 Questions to Grow Your Relationship
Dr. Michele O'Mara is a licensed clinical sexologist, relationship expert, and author based in Indiana, USA. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists and has over 20 years of experience in mental health.

Dr. O'Mara specializes in helping individuals and couples navigate relationship issues, focusing on supporting the LGBTQ+ community, especially lesbian couples. She is dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusivity, and affirmative therapy practices.

Along with her wife, Kristen, Dr. O'Mara provides relationship-transforming retreats for lesbian couples in various locations throughout the US and abroad. She has also developed an approach to intimate communication called "The Art of Wholehearted Communication," which she teaches through her online course of the same name.

Dr. O'Mara is the author of "Just Ask: 1,000 Questions to Grow Your Relationship," a book that provides practical guidance for couples to deepen their connection and understanding of each other. She is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusivity, and affirmative therapy practices.

In addition to her Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology, Dr. Michele O'Mara has several certifications and training, including:

* Certified Imago Therapist: Imago therapy is a couples therapy approach that focuses on helping couples understand and heal childhood wounds that may affect their relationship dynamics.
* Certified Discernment Counselor: Discernment counseling is a type of counseling that helps couples considering divorce or separation explore their options and decide about the future of their relationship.
* Trained on all 3 Levels of the Gottman Method: The Gottman Method is a couples therapy approach developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, which emphasizes the importance of building a strong foundation of friendship and intimacy in relationships.
* Trained with Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT): EFT is a couples therapy approach that helps couples identify and change negative patterns of interaction, focusing on creating a secure emotional bond.
* Trained ART Therapist: ART stands for Accelerated Resolution Therapy, a type of therapy that uses rapid eye movements to help clients process traumatic memories and experiences.

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