Your Sex & Relationship Coach Certification Path

Your Path to the Somatica Sex & Relationship Coach Certification

The Somatica Sex & Relationship Coach Certification Program offers a structured pathway to achieving coaching mastery and gives you the marketing tools to get you started on your own coaching business.

This Certification Program is a thorough and organized course that requires you to participate in supervision, homework, peer study, student coaching and continuing education.

Step 1: Fulfill the Certification Prerequisites

To get started on your certification path, you must complete the Somatica Core Training which includes all of the following requirements:

  1. Attend the full online or in-person training, which includes 105 hours of interactive training.
  2. Complete and receive evaluations of 12 practice sessions you offered to other students, clients, colleagues, friends or partners.
  3. Complete and submit 4 self-evaluations to your Core Training group leaders.
  4. Participate in 4-5 hours of weekly homework assignments between modules, and post your assignments into your home group.

Step 2: Register for Certification

Once you have completed the certification prerequisites, you are able to apply for the certification track. Registration is offered throughout the year. As soon as you register, you will be added to the next certification group. Certification training is offered one or two times per year, depending on demand. Groups consist of a maximum of 12 participants.

To register, please complete the certification application and pay the $500 non-refundable registration fee. Once your application is approved, you will be added to the next certification group.

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Step 3: Choose a Certification Program that Fits You – 2 Tracks

There are two pathways to becoming a Certified Somatica Coach (CSC) – the Advanced Student Track and the Supervision Track.

The Advanced Student Track requires some on-site participation, while the Supervision Track can be done remotely.

Certification Track Flow Chart

A. The Advanced Student Track

On this track, you benefit from extraordinary personal guidance and support on your path to professional sex and relationship coach certification. Since the first time through the Somatica training represents a huge personal growth journey, retaking the training will help you step more fully into the role of a coach.

The Advanced Student Track includes:

  1. Retaking the Somatica Core Training as an Advanced Student. Dr. Danielle Harel, Celeste Hirschman, M.A., and your group leader will continue to give you personalized feedback. You will also get ample support on your growing edges as a professional.
  2. Four group supervision sessions – in person or over Zoom – with Dr. Danielle Harel or Celeste Hirschman, M.A.
  3. An hour-long final exam*, where you offer either Danielle or Celeste (your practice client) a coaching session to ensure you are able to demonstrate a certification-level capability around:
    1. Attunement
    2. Empathy
    3. Deshamifying
    4. Identifying a growing edge
    5. Creating an interpersonal experience between you and the client that helps them work on their growing edge
    6. Wrap-up where you help your client understand and integrate what they are taking from the session and where you might go next
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Pamela Joy, Somatica Core Training, 2015

OMG, how is it possible that Somatica just keeps getting so much better the more I learn and practice it ?!? Just WOW!

Making the decision to attend the training two years in a row was one of the best personal and professional decisions I have ever made. I found that in year 1, I was able to really explore my own personal relationship to various aspects of my sexuality, which transformed my marriage and my life. This exploration was crucial to having a personal understanding of what it’s like to do this work. In year 2, I was just starting to see clients, and found re-taking the training gave me the ability to know what they needed to work on next and helped me feel authentically connected to them in the process. This made my work so much more efficient and effective. I was thrilled to be able to apply new insights immediately into my client sessions.

For those who are super serious about a full-time career as a coach, I highly recommend taking the Advanced and Couples training. The Advanced training not only radically improved my own personal relationships, but the Advanced + Couples trainings allowed me to deepen even more fully into understanding various aspects of my clients experiences and greatly improved my clinical expertise in working with both individuals and couples.

B. The Supervision Track:

The Supervision Track is a 6-month program that includes the following:

  1. Six 90-minute Advanced Skills Training sessions. One will be offered each month.
  2. Six hour-long sessions where you will meet in a group of 3 to offer practice sessions. In each session, one of you will be a practitioner, one client, and one observer. For the first 3 months, these sessions will be supervised (3 supervised) and for the other 3 months, you will meet on your own with other students in your cohort and practice sessions together (3 unsupervised).
  3. Four individual, hour-long supervision sessions – two with Dr. Danielle Harel and two with Celeste Hirschman, M.A. These supervision sessions are geared towards helping you prepare for the final exam, and will include at least one practice exam.
  4. Weekly homework assignments (24 in total) that you will post on a private Certification Facebook group. The homework assignments will focus on the coaching road map, client cases, or specific coaching issues you are likely to encounter in your practice.
  5. 100 hours of practice which can include:
    1. 10 hours of receiving sessions from CSCs from any of these eligible practitioners. (These hours are optional and are not included in the cost of the program – you would need to hire and pay for the coaching sessions yourself. If you do not choose to do these hours, you will need to do additional hours practicing with paying clients so that your total hours = 100).
    2. Up to 20 hours of offering sessions to students in the core training
    3. Up to 10 hours practicing with other students in your certification group
    4. A minimum of 60 hours practicing with paying clients.
  6. An hour-long final exam*, where you will offer either Danielle or Celeste (your practice client) a coaching session to ensure you are able to demonstrate a certification-level capability around:
    1. Attunement
    2. Empathy
    3. Deshamifying
    4. Identifying a growing edge
    5. Creating an interpersonal experience between you and the client that helps the client work on their growing edge
    6. Wrap-up where you help your client understand and integrate what they are taking from the session and where you might go next

During this 6-month period, you will be spending three to five hours per week on the certification program.

* If you do not pass the Certification Exam the first time, you are eligible to take it again as many times as you need to. The cost of the exam is $280 (you will be responsible to pay for each additional exam).

Become a Certified Sex Coach

Logistics of the Somatica Sex & Relationship Certification Program

Applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. There are an unlimited number of slots for the Advanced Student Pathway, but only a limited number of slots are available (12) for the Supervision Track.

The cost of tuition is $4450 if paid in full and includes all items on the above lists unless otherwise specified.

To apply please fill out the application online.

If you have additional questions about the Somatica Sex & Relationship Coach Certification Program, you can sign up for a call or email us.

More Information on the Optional Advanced Lessons:

Sex Coaching Client Referrals

We select a small number of practitioners to whom we are willing to refer overflow clients. The referral program is separate from the certification process. We would be happy to interview you and discuss whether or not you are a good fit.