Kathryn Manley is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Sex Therapist with the American Association of Sex, Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and has been in the counseling field for 17 years. Kathryn Manley holds a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She and her husband John have been married for 30 years and have three grown daughters.
As a seasoned Christian relationship and sex therapist trained in the psychological and medical aspects pertaining to sexuality and intimacy, Kathy understands the importance of having a clinician with whom clients can feel safe to be vulnerable while in the process of therapy. She brings skill, safety, and compassion when treating codependency, relationships, women’s issues, marriage counseling, sexual intimacy and healing from the wounds of infidelity, sexual addiction, sexual trauma and sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunctions may include but are not limited to low sexual desire and sexless marriage, sexual arousal disorders, orgasm disorders, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and sexual pain disorders (vaginismus and dyspareunia).
Kathy also has a strong background in eating disorders, having treated a spectrum of eating disorders and associated comorbidity. Kathy is compassionate in addressing life transitions which can affect sexuality, relationships and perhaps exacerbate disordered eating. Examples of life transitions may include pregnancy, nursing, chronic illness, disability, job change or stress, grief, menopause and empty nest. Kathy incorporates experiential, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and dialectical behavioral perspectives in her practice. Having presented at University and State conferences, Kathy welcomes the opportunity to speak at women’s groups, church, and community events.