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Sari Eckler Cooper L.C.S.W.
Certified Sex Therapist
Individual, Couples, and Sex Therapy
Blogger on Divorce, Sexuality and Relationships
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Sari Cooper is a licensed individual and couples psychotherapist, as well as a nationally recognized Certified Sex Therapist, who has been helping individuals and couples overcome their emotional, psychological and sexual issues for more than 20 years in private practice. A regular contributor on the topic of Divorce, Women and Parenting for The Huffington Post and the author of a Psychology Today blog in which she explores sexuality and relationships in the world of sexting, online porn and social networking, Sex Esteem: How to Confidently Navigate Relationship Boundaries, her perceptive take on the state of American relationships has been featured on her website blog www.saricooper.com/blog as well as in wide array of media like ivillage, Women’s Health, Barron’s, New York Post and Dr. Oz’s site Sharecare.com. She writes a blog on her own website as well. Most recently she was a featured sex expert on the Dr. Oz show answering women’s sexual questions and CBS This Morning commenting on Fifty Shades of Grey. One can follow her on Facebook under Sari Cooper and on Twitter @asksaricooper to get updates on her blog and appearances.
Some of our Panelists Include
Dr. Katherine Rachlin (Kit) is a Clinical Psychologist and Sex Therapist in private practice in New York City, where she counsels individuals, couples, and families of all kinds. In addition to providing general psychotherapy, Dr. Rachlin specializes in working with people who are exploring sexuality, gender, and new and alternative lifestyles including Non-Monogomy, Polyamory, and Kink. She is on the editorial board of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, has published a variety of research papers, book chapters, and has been quoted in The New York Times, Washington Post, People, Men's Health, Self, Esquire, and GQ. Her media appearances include several episodes of the National Geographic Channel series Taboo, The Morning Show, Montel Williams, Court TV, Good Day New York and the MSNBC Movie, "The Secret Closet." For more go to http://www.katherinerachlin.com
Lallita Salins - Navigating the ebb and flow of sexual desire, as well as the complexities of emotional and sexual intimacy, can often benefit from consultation with a clinical therapist well-trained in both relationship dynamics and sexuality. Lalita Salins is an AASECT certified sex therapist based in Greenwich Village, with a wealth of expertise in working with LGBT, poly, and other sex and gender-diverse communities. She was a founding member of Ottawa’s Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma in Canada where she worked as a clinician for 20 years before returning to her native NJ.
Lalita incorporates body-centered and expressive arts approaches in her work. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is woven into the therapy process both for resolving traumatic stress and for facilitating positive transformations in couple and sex therapy. In addition, Lalita is a practitioner of SandTray-WorldPlay therapy – a process involving “building worlds” with the use of figurines in a large tray of sand. Rituals for endings, separations, new beginnings, grief and celebration can all be powerfully processed in this way. Both expressive arts and sex therapy can lead to powerful and surprising transformations, new ways of experiencing erotic potential, and a deepening sense of joy, freedom, and self-discovery. www.lalitasalins.com
Gette Levy is dedicated to sustainable art, sex education, art education, and diversity awareness.While this may appear a highly political statement, Gette firmly believes education and diversity awareness are the leading factor in cultural peace and prosperity. Interactive art forms offer a unique opportunity for communities to join hands to celebrate and mourn experiences together. Armed with her degree in Theatrical Design and Technology and her seven years as a vocal and dedicated non-monogamist and activist in the LBGTQ community, she spends her time developing dynamics with partners, showing her artistic works, advocating with Open Love NY- as a special events and membership engagement specialist, and fighting for community engagement and education. She humbly tips her hat toward her wonderful partners, intimates, communities and friends all of whom support her passions.
Mischa Lin is the Founding President of Open Love NY (OLNY), serving as the group’s first president from 2009 to 2012. During her tenure, she oversaw the growth of the organization to well over 1,000 members, including a merger with the popular monthly event, Poly Cocktails. She also helped to establish the safe space and rules of conduct for OLNY events that make them welcoming to all people exploring non-traditional relationship styles. Today, she contributes to the group as Media Director, Producer of the OLNY-sponsored Unchained Love Playwright Competition (openloveny.com/playwrights) and member of the Organizing Committee. Mischa dispenses relationship advice to those new to non-monogamy with the help of current OLNY President Leon Feingold on the “Poly Wanna Answer?” blog atopenloveny.blogspot.com. Currently, she works in Communications for a Fortune 500 energy company and has more than 20 years of marketing/media experience at top public relations agencies, corporations and government entities in New York and Houston. She has lived in the Times Square area of Manhattan since 2010.
Daniel Stern is the author of the memoir/how-to Swingland: Between the Sheets of the Secretive, Sometimes Messy, but Always Adventurous Swinging Lifestyle. He is also a screenwriter who placed in the top four of Project Greenlight, was a Sundance Lab screenwriting finalist, and produced the independent feature films This Is A Business and Half-Dragon Sanchez. He has a BA from Wake Forest University and and MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School.