Mental Health Counseling & Sex Therapy
Tandem Columbus is a mental health practice that provides individual, relationship, and group counseling services to address mood and anxiety concerns, as well issues pertaining to relationships, identity, and personal growth. Our education and training support a sex-positive and trauma-informed approach to therapy. We are kink, fetish, and polyam affirming and believe desire, satisfaction, consent, and pleasure should always be centered in conversations related to sex and sexuality. We bring clinical experience and expertise to our work with the LGBTQ2S+ communities, and validate the unique and sometimes forgotten experiences of folx who are questioning, Asexual and/or Intersex. Tandem Columbus offers training for community partners, as well as clinical supervision and consultation for other mental health providers. We are committed to serving folx with marginalized identities, bodies, and experiences, and are invested in the critical development of anti-racist values and committed action to community change.
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[ tan-duhm ]
Late 18th century: humorously from Latin, literally ‘at length’.
one following or behind the other
having people, seats, parts, etc., arranged tandem or one behind another.
We believe counseling is an inherently relational experience, involving a process of creation, development, and transformation that helps to support individual growth and life fulfillment. Our self-concept and view of reality are influenced by things like language, values, social interaction, and personal experience that can be reconstructed or reframed to help us to successfully meet our needs. The process of counseling is ultimately meant to help improve our ability to rise and successfully meet life’s challenges so that we may experience all of life’s opportunities. We can do this by harnessing our inner strengths; increasing our openness to new perspectives; and cultivating a willingness to experience and manage emotional discomfort.
What is sex therapy?
Sex therapy is an integrated therapeutic approach that focuses on treating clinical issues pertaining to sexual health, functioning, and desire. Sex therapists view sexuality as a core component of the human experience, and believe sex is an important aspect of individual health. Sex therapists may treat a range of sexual issues including orgasm difficulties, sexual pain, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and low sexual desire. Sex therapists can help address concerns related to unique or atypical sexual interests, hypersexuality, out-of-control sexual behaviors, compulsive sex, pornography use, sexual confidence, sexual trauma, as well as sexual issues related to aging, illness, or disability.
Sex therapists are certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. Sex therapists offer extensive training and expertise in the area of human sexuality and relationships.
What is relationship therapy?
Relationship therapy focuses on strengthening and supporting the long-term health of adult relationships. This may include recovery from affairs or broken relationship agreements; pre-marital counseling; or support navigating distance, grief, job loss, parenthood, and financial decision-making. Though many people seek out relationship therapy during times of disagreement or distress, we believe relationship therapy can equally benefit those who are seeking a 'tune-up' to strengthen relationship satisfaction and the intimate team. We believe that relationship therapy can benefit folks in traditional relationships or marriages, as well as folks exploring (or maintaining) open, non-monogamous, or polyam-relationship agreements.
Contact & Scheduling
Columbus (Primary) Location
1115 Bethel Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220
6822 Loop Road
Dayton, Ohio 45459
We will not be available by phone or email on Saturday or Sunday.
Mental Health Crisis Hotline (24-Hour)
Adults > 18 (Netcare): 1-614-276-2273
Youth < 17 (Nationwide): 1-614-722-1800