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Why Couples Avoid Sex and How Therapists Can Help Bridge the Gap

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT


It’s common for couples to begin avoiding sex at some point in their relationship. They may seek out therapy to address the challenges or show up in therapy presenting with other relationship challenges. Sometimes therapists shy away from the topic, not knowing how to address it, consequently, missing an opportunity for clients’ growth and healing. Eliza Boquin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Sex Therapist, will help therapists on how to tackle this sensitive topic with confidence, compassion, and competence.

In this webinar, participants will learn:

  • The 3 common reasons couples avoid sex.
  • Recognizing signs that may indicate sexual dysfunction.
  • The importance of non-shaming language when discussing sex with clients.
  • Identify when a client needs to be referred to a physician, pelvic floor physical therapist, sex therapist.

About Presenter:
As a Licensed Psychotherapist, Relationship Therapist, Sex Therapist, and Entrepreneur, Eliza Boquin works with couples & individuals to overcome past traumas, emotional pain, and destructive relationship patterns so they can begin to enjoy more healthy, satisfying, and pleasure-filled lives. You can find her working with clients at her private practice, The Relationship & Sexual Wellness Healing Center ( in Houston, TX, hosting workshops, and at public speaking events helping people gain the skills to reach their life & relationship goals.

She believes pleasure is our birthright & by overcoming shame people are able to enjoy more healthy, balanced lives. Her personal healing journey has helped her provide clients with compassion & empathy as they work through their own process. Her mission is to help others free themselves from shame by embracing a more holistic – mind, body, spirit balance.

She is also an active mental health advocate & co-founder of Melanin & Mental Health, LLC which promotes mental health awareness in the Black & Latinx communities. She & her business partner, Eboni Harris, are changing the face of therapy through their website, national therapist directory, Between Sessions podcast and “Therapy is Dope” merchandise.

Topics of discussion she frequently comments on include: Unapologetic Self-Care, The Unapologetic Sexual Woman, Pleasure-Focused Sexual Experiences, Healthy & Mutually-Satisfying Relationships, and Black & Latinx Communities Concerns About Going to Therapy.

She has also been featured on Bustle, ThriveWorks, Good Therapy, Stylecaster, Business Insider, Houstonia Magazine, Houston’s Amazing 102.5 FM, and KBXX 97.9 FM – The Box.

Education & Qualifications:

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (Texas)
Bachelor of Business Administration – University of Houston-Downtown
Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy – University of Houston Clear Lake
University of Michigan Sexual Health Certification Program Alumni


September 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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Online Webinar


Melanin & Mental Health™
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