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"A good surrogate partner is worth her weight in gold."
~ Dr. Marty Klein, therapist, author and lecturer who collaborates with surrogate partners and his clients

Could a surrogate partner benefit one of your clients?

Touch is an essential part of human life.  If you have a client who is not able to have fulfilling intimate encounters, or a client who has no partner with whom they can practice the things you discuss with them ... consider recommending a surrogate partner so your client has a safe space to learn while developing a real relationship.  We work together so your client is supported throughout the process.

If you would like to discuss a client, please complete the contact form below.


The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) has approved the Betty Martin course Wheel of Consent: Desire, Empowerment and Choice for 8 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification.  I adhere to the Betty Martin protocols in my surrogate partner sessions.  

View additional resources about the surrogate partner process on the Media, Books and Organizations page of this site.

... And please join us at the next Surrogate Partner Salon if you are in Austin!

Surrogate Partner Salon

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The Surrogate Partner Salon is a free monthly opportunity in Austin for therapists, counselors and coaches to hone skills related to the surrogate partner process.  You are welcome whether you're currently collaborating with a surrogate partner or just curious about how the process works.

We meet on the second Friday of each month from 1pm-2pm.  If you would like to attend a Salon, please contact me using the form at the bottom of this page.  

Therapist Feedback

Dear River,  Your report was a delight to hear. Your energy feels very grounded and full of joy.  Your suggestion that our client begin preparing for his next partner sounds perfect to me.  I believe he is ready.  He's very shy and your help with that project would be so welcome!  I think you're an angel!  Thank you.  Of all of our client's therapies, his work with you has lifted his spirits the most.  Thanks for your complete and compassionate reporting.

I loved listening to your report today!  Sounds like a successful session and that we are all tracking together.  I am very happy to collaborate with you and thank you!

Our client's work with me has shifted and matured since your arrival.  I am impressed at how skilled a professional you are.  He has stopped fantasizing about women now that he really is getting to know one intimately. The shift your work with him is causing is profound.

This report was absolutely amazing!  Thank you for such thoughtful detail to his assessment.  I loved that you shared your exercises and your thoughts.  I think the breathing and the approach you are taking to work on his ability to get in touch with his own desire is wonderful.  Thank you so much!

Thank you for this latest report.  It must have been so wonderful for both of you. I could hear it in your words and your voice.  You are incredibly expressive and your earthiness and divine energy come through very clearly.

River, Thanks so much for sending this report over!  It's great to hear about the progress he has made; I've seen it too. ... Thanks again for the great work you're doing with him!