Author: Celeste Hirschman

Celeste Hirschman, M.A. is the co-creator of the Somatica® Method, and the co-founder of the Somatica Institute. She trains coaches in the Somatica Method, and has her own private practice in San Francisco. As an author, she has written multiple academic articles in peer-reviewed journals and three books: Cockfidence, Making Love Real, and Coming Together.
8 Couples Therapy Exercises To Build Intimacy

8 Couples Therapy Exercises To Build Intimacy

Experienced couples coaches and therapists know that intimacy building is a teachable skill. With the right techniques in your toolbox, you can help bring couples closer. But because every couple is different, the more couples therapy exercises you have available, the more likely you are to have something that works for every unique situation. The…

12 In-demand Sex Therapist Skills in 2024
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12 In-demand Sex Therapist Skills in 2024

There’s a lot that goes into attaining the highest level of sex therapist skills: being an attentive listener, responding with empathy and compassion, providing a sex-positive and non-judgemental safe space. These might sound like abilities you’re either born with or you’re not, but in fact, it’s absolutely possible to develop them. Upgrading your sex therapist…

Top 3 Most Rewarding Careers for People Seeking a Professional Change

Top 3 Most Rewarding Careers for People Seeking a Professional Change

Having a sense of purpose is a fundamental human need when it comes to life satisfaction – and there are few places where that’s more true than at work. If you look at a list of the most rewarding careers, it’s never the ones that pay the most or come with the most power —…

6 Top Earning Therapist Specialties in 2024
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6 Top Earning Therapist Specialties in 2024

Most people pursue a career in therapy to help others and fulfill a sense of purpose. Unfortunately, it’s hard to pay rent with purpose alone. While demand for therapists and mental health practitioners is increasing, not every specialty is a ticket to a well-paying job. As more people realize the importance of mental health and…

7 Steps to Creating a Nonbinary and Trans-Inclusive Coaching Practice

7 Steps to Creating a Nonbinary and Trans-Inclusive Coaching Practice

In the therapeutic and coaching communities, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of nonbinary and trans inclusivity when working with individuals of diverse gender identities. At the same time, there has also been a strong social and political backlash against transgender and nonbinary folks. Hundreds of laws have recently been written to…

Retroactive Jealousy: Triggers and How to Overcome Them
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Retroactive Jealousy: Triggers and How to Overcome Them

Facing jealousy is a common occurrence in a relationship. Yet, there is another kind that is less understood and rarely talked about: retroactive jealousy. This type of jealousy involves fixating on a partner’s past relationships or experiences, causing distress and anxiety in the present. It can be a challenging emotion to navigate, but understanding its…

How to Teach Your Clients to Have a Consent Conversation

How to Teach Your Clients to Have a Consent Conversation

We teach budding sex and relationship coaches at the Somatica Institute to always help a client attune to their partners. The goal is to make sure everything that is happening is consensual, desired, and pleasurable. But how do you have that consent conversation – and is there just one type of consent? What is Consent?…

Sexologist Salaries: How Much Can You Make?

Sexologist Salaries: How Much Can You Make?

If you’re interested in becoming a sexologist, you’ve probably searched online for sexologist salary or how much do sexologists make. And likely, you found information that told you a sexologist in the US can make about $50k – $69k a year. We’re here to tell you – from our own practical experience – that these…