Joseli, our AASECT Sex Therapist
Let's start with you
Are you feeling stuck in your relationship, even though you have tried your best?
Has conflict or silence become a common place for both of you?
Do you feel emotionally safe in your relationship?
Do you feel disconnected from or unattractive to your partner?
Do you and your partner have different levels of sexual desire?
Do you think sex is not interesting anymore, even though you love your partner?
Are you considering to open your relationship?
Are you facing pain and difficulties during sex?
Have you had cancer, or do you have a disability or a chronic medical condition, and you would like to continue having a sexual life?
Are you facing an affair situation and lost trust in yourself or your partner?
Are you considering divorce but are not sure?
Would like to know yourself deeper so that you can make better life decisions?
Have you ended a relationship and want to become ready for a new life?
How I could help you
I specialize in relationships and sex therapy. I work with couples, adults and teens from a variety of backgrounds (cultural, spiritual, sexual, international); everyone is welcome! I have expertise in many areas, as listed below, and I would be honored to use it to support your life goals.
For clarification, in terms of sex therapy, there is NO sex exercise done at the office, but individuals and couples may get readings and exercises to do at home.
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (the only one in the Des Moines area)
Certified Integrated Intimacy Practitioner (NW Institute of Intimacy)
Gottman Therapy for Couples
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT)
Certified Interfaith Spiritual Director
Masters in Psychology, Saybrook University, WA
Masters in Public Health, University of Iowa, IA
Master in Health Administration, University of Iowa, IA
Masters in Business Administration, University of Iowa, IA
My Professional Memberships:
American Association of Sexuality Educators and Sex Therapists (AASECT)
Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Northwest Institute on Intimacy, Seattle, WA (NWIOI)
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
The Gottman Institute (TGI)
Spiritual Directors International (SDI)
Joseli Alves-Dunkerson, LMFT, AASECT CST
IA State License MFT 095469
WA State License MFT LF6092.3982