"A good surrogate partner is worth her weight in gold."
~ Dr. Marty Klein, therapist, author and lecturer
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.
Protocols for Desire, Empowerment and Choice
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.
I am trauma informed.
If you have a client who’s a candidate for the surrogate partner process, please contact me. Once you have a release from the client to share with me, we can discuss any details you feel relevant. Whether the client enters the program is up to you and the client. After you feel the client is ready, please contact me to let me know you are referring the client to the process and so you and I can agree on how we will collaborate. Once you and I are clear, the client is welcome to contact me to schedule our appointments.
If you have any questions or comments or would like to attend the Salon please contact me.
Surrogate Partner Salon
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. We have been meeting in person in Austin for the past two years, and are currently experimenting with meeting online on zoom.
If you would like to attend a Salon contact me using the button above.
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!