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Mental Health Counseling & Sex Therapy

Tandem Columbus is a mental health practice that provides individual, relationship, and group counseling services to treat mood and anxiety concerns, as well as relationship, identity, and career issues.  Our education and training supports a sex-positive and trauma-informed approach to therapy.  We are kink and poly affirming, and bring more than 10+ years of clinical experience and expertise working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Non-conforming, Intersex, and Queer folks.  Tandem Columbus offers training for community partners, as well as clinical supervision and consultation for other mental health providers.  We are committed to serving folks with marginalized identities and experiences, and are allied in the critical development of anti-racist values and identities.

Click here to read more about our Values, our Areas of Expertise, and our Counseling Philosophy.

Have questions about sex and relationship therapy? Find more information by clicking the links below:

What is Sex Therapy?                             What is Relationship Therapy?



[ tan-duhm ]

Late 18th century: humorously from Latin, literally ‘at length’.

'in tandem' means "together, alongside each other"


one following or behind the other


having people, seats, parts, etc., arranged tandem or one behind another.

Counseling Philosophy
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 a 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 premature ejaculation, or delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, lack of sexual interest or arousal, and painful sex (vaginismus and dyspareunia).  Sex therapists can help address problems imposed by atypical sexual interests, hypersexuality, out-of-control sexual behaviors, pornography use, a lack of sexual confidence, recovery from sexual abuse and assault, 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.
Link: About the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
Link: AASECT Vision for Sexual Health Values Statement
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 poly-relationship agreements.

Contact & Scheduling


1115 Bethel Road

Columbus, Ohio 43220

Phone: 614-957-0164

Fax: 614-670-5095

We will not be available by phone or email on Saturday or Sunday, unless otherwise determined by you and your therapist.

In the event of a mental health emergency, you can call or report to your nearest emergency service.

Mental Health Crisis Hotline  (24-Hour)

Adults > 18 (Netcare): 1-614-276-2273

Youth < 17 (Nationwide): 1-614-722-1800



Cost & Billing


50- minute session: $160

Tandem Columbus is not "in-network" with any insurance company.  If you would like to use your insurance to help offset the cost of these sessions, we will help you utilize your out-of-network benefits as allowed.

Tandem Columbus provides reduced fee services to 20-30% of our clients on a weekly basis. Reduced fee services are generally reserved for those without insurance, or those who have Medicaid coverage. 

More information can be found by clicking Fees, Billing & Insurance.

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