Work with Sex Therapist & Psychologist Dr. Kate Balestrieri For Media, Events, & More
Sex, Relationships + Mental Health:
- Challenging stigmas related to gender, sex, mental health, etc.,
- Victim blaming, slut-shaming and other sex-negative perspectives,
- The impacts of trauma on the brain and body,
- Trauma (sexual, emotional, physical, financial, spiritual, etc.)
- Healing from trauma holistically,
- Recognizing and healing from Narcissistic/Toxic Relationships
- Betrayal trauma and infidelity,
- Enmeshment in families, covert incest, among women and men
Problematic Sexual Behavior
- Sex addiction (Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorders)
- Sexual Anorexia
- Compulsive or problematic porn use
- Addictive relationships
- Love Addiction and Love Avoidance
Relationships + Sexuality
- Relationship dynamics,
- How couples can improve their connection and sexual satisfaction,
- Sexuality, dating and culture,
- How to increase sexual pleasure, and improve sexual activity
- Sexual health, sexual dysfunction, sexual orientation, sexual fantasies, and other sexual dimensions
- Pain during sex and treatment options
- Mismatched libidos
- Exploring alternative lifestyles + Kink
- Sexual abuse, sexual assault and sexual harassment,
- Human trafficking: prevention, offending and treatment,
- The weaponization of sex and sexuality in modern culture,
- Sexual erasure + fetishization or marginalized groups
Let’s work together to find the right topic.
Psychologist and sex therapist, Dr. Kate Balestrieri has been working with various media outlets and organizations for years to help educate people about healthy relationships, mental health, sex and dating. Having been an educator for over 10 years, in various graduate programs, she is enthusiastic about learning, speaking and connecting people with new information and each other.
Check out some of her main speaking engagements, guest appearances, featured blogs and media interviews below.
Want to collaborate with Dr. Kate?
Check Out Some of Our Favorite Collaborations Below
Secrets of Playboy on A&E
Dr. Kate Balestrieri was a featured expert on the riveting docuseries, Secrets of Playboy. Alongside Host, Lisa Guerrero, Dr. Kate spoke with several survivors in the final episodes of the series, detailing their experiences, breaking down the psychology of predatory behavior, tips for survivors on self-care after disclosure, and the culture of victim – blaming in America.
Episode 11: Behind ‘The Girls Next Door’ Aired March 28th, 2022
episode 12: The Aftermath Aired April 4th, 2022
Baby, It's Keke Palmer - Podcast
Dr. Kate Balestrieri was recently a guest on Keke Palmer’s podcast, “Baby, It’s Keke Palmer” to discuss porn in the modern world.
The official episode description is as follows:
Porn. We all know about it. Some may love it. Some may hate it.Hell, some of you may have just watched it a few minutes ago! I know most of use have expereimented with it at some point in our lives, but has teh fantasy of porn ruined the reality of sex? On today’s espied we are going DEEP (pun intended) with certified sex therapist Dr. Kate Balestrieri on all things porn and how it affects out sex lives, our fantasies and our relationships. Then, some listeners share their porn related secrets in “Keke Keeps a Secret.” It gets WILD ya’ll! You won’t want to miss it.
In September 2020, Dr. Balestrieri collaborated with Kourtney Kardashian, other professionals, and the Poosh team to discuss the orgasm gap and womens’ sexual pleasure, for the first ever Poosh Your Wellness virtual event in September 2020.
Click here to learn more about the event or catch it on-demand.
Dr. Kate Balestrieri Shares How to Handle Pandemic Anxiety, Depression | On Air with Ryan Seacrest
Dr. Kate Balestrieri offered advice on-air after a caller shared her friend is struggling with anxiety and depression following quarantine and the pandemic. In her private practice, Dr. Kate works with adults, individuals and couples, primarily around treating trauma, substance abuse and addiction, intimacy disorders, sexuality and relationships.
Sword and Scale - Podcast
In this popular podcast, Dr. Balestrieri worked with the host to discuss the motives for sexual homicide and necrophilic behavior, understanding the details of this case.
In the summer of 2017, 21-year-old Savannah Gold failed to show up for her waitressing shift at the Bonefish Grill. Soon after, her family received strange text messages saying she had run away with a new boyfriend. When her car was found abandoned in the parking lot with the tire slashed, police began chasing rumors from the Bonefish Grill to uncover the ugly truth of what really happened to Savannah.
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Men's Health | Sexplain It Live: My Boyfriend Thinks Expressing Feelings Makes Him Less of a Man
Zachary Zane and Dr. Kate Balestrieri talk about “normative male alexithymia” in this week’s live chat.
IG Live 8/25/21
Q: How do I get my boyfriend to open up and tell me how he’s feeling? He’s so closed-off and “masculine.”
KB: This is a tricky situation because I think so many men are conditioned to stoicism, and they are in this unconscious struggle between their identity as a man and their desire to connect because often they’re conditioned to feel like those are two very different experiences. So I think sometimes recognizing that because of that conditioning, some men really have a difficult time even recognizing their own feelings, let alone communicating them. In fact, there’s a whole term called “normative male alexithymia” because of this phenomenon. It basically means men have been pushed away from their feelings and separated for so long that they aren’t even able to recognize, label, emote, and express what they feel. So it takes time to build those skills if you’ve been without them.
Almost 30 Podcast | Episode 487
We also talk about:
– How the nervous system affects pleasure
– Navigating expectations around sex
– Exploring blocks in partnership
– Why couples therapy works
– The spectrum of sex positivity
– Patriarchy and internalized misogyny
– Desire, fetish, and ethical porn
– Tips for elevating your sexual practice
– Processing sexual trauma
The Britely | LOVE SERIES: A NIGHT FILLED WITH LOVE, LUST AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is on the brain – whether you’re attached or flying solo. At the Britely, Dr. Balestrieri led a live conversation and Q + A entitled “Your Brain on Love & Lust: Understanding How Attachment Styles and Brian Chemistry Impact Relationships.”
The evening began with a 30 minute Love Meditation led by The Love Gurus. Aila Rose and Jonathan David are a real-life couple empowering others to love themselves, create conscious relationships, and live a joyful life.
Exploring the Role of Enmeshment on Adult Children's Lives
In 2015, with enmeshment expert Dr. Kenneth Adams, Dr. Kate Balestrieri presented at the 2015 IITAP Symposium about the indications, symptoms and long-term effects of covert incest (emotional enmeshment). They elucidated the complexities of this insidious form of childhood trauma, and provided other clinicians with a thorough understanding of its last legacy, and ways to help patients heal.
Exploring the Impact of the #MeToo Movement on People of all Gender
In 2019, in collaboration with Lauren Dummit-Schock (her former business partner at Triune Therapy Group), Dr. Rob Weiss and Stuart Leviton. Dr. Kate Balestrieri facilitated an experiential event for people of all genders and backgrounds to discuss the impact of the #MeToo movement on them. The main goal of this event was to create empathy and understanding for everyone involved.
Sex, Money and Anger and the Role of Gender in Relationships and Modern Society
In 2019, Dr. Balestrieri presented at the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) annual symposium, on the ways in which sex and money are weaponized to meet unmeet relational needs, across gender. She explored how these themes emerged across culture and within dating, relationships, the workplace, with friends and in families.
Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome + Sex After Trauma
In 2021, Dr. Kate Balestrieri joined sexuality writer, August McLaughlin, on her popular podcast, Girl Boner, to discuss the long term effects of Narcissistic Abuse, how to recognize the signs, and get help. August and Dr. Kate also explored how to cultivate hot sex after trauma, and develop healthy intimacy with a partner.
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