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Our Sex Therapists in Bethesda and Dupont Circle

We successfully treat some of the most common obstacles couples face with intimacy, such as:

  • Low libido
  • Lack of communication about sexual needs
  • Sex addiction help including addiction or over-use of pornography
  • Infidelity and trust issues
  • Lack of emotional intimacy
  • Navigating boundaries in a non-monogamous relationship
  • Questions about sexual identity
  • Exploring interest in kink and understanding alternative arousal patterns

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Marjorie Nightingale, JD, MFT
Marriage/Couples Therapist, Sex Therapist
Office Location
: Dupont Circle

Call Marjorie directly at 202-629-1949 ext. 7

Marjorie Nightingale is a marriage and couples therapist that is passionate about helping couples discover possibilities for healing and connection. She offers targeted interventions to especially improve communication and reduce conflict, and is skilled at providing necessary support to recover from infidelity.

Marjorie is a skilled sex therapist that specializes in treatment of sexual performance and arousal disorders for for men and women (low desire, anxiety, premature ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction). She can help partners successfully navigate sensitive topics like mismatched sexual desire, fetishes, painful sex (dyspareunia) or sexual identity.

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Patti Renko, LCSW-C
Psychotherapist for Individuals and Marriage/Couples, Sex Therapist 
Office Location
: Bethesda

Call Patti directly at 202-629-1949 ext. 14

Patti Renko is a passionate, dynamic, culturally sensitive, LGBTQ+ allied individual psychotherapist, sex therapist, and couples therapist. She specializes in treating adult individual clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar and related disorders, emotional regulation, acute stress, sexual dysfunction, desire and intimacy issues, life transitions, and difficulties in relationships and dating. Patti successfully treats both individuals and partners in her sex therapy work with clients; and her couples therapy approach promotes strengths, decreases emotional avoidance, modifies dysfunctional behavior, improves communication, and changes the view of the relationship.

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