I have the privilege of supervising seven interns this year. Each of them has completed a master’s degree in counseling and is working toward completing 3,000 hours of supervised counseling. Working with them every week leads me to say the the future of counseling is in good hands around here. I am so delighted with their professional abilities and personal integrity that I want to highlight each one of them individually.The first is Lorraine Turbyfill. [edited comment April 2011 — for quite some time now, Lorraine has been a Certified Sex Therapist. No longer an intern with me, I turn to her for perspective as a trusted colleague]
What does a Christian sex therapist do? For one thing, she puts all the nitty gritty stuff into a grand overarching perspective of divine design. Please refer to an interesting article from Christianity Today for more. Specifically, Lorraine treats problems like low sexual desire, arousal difficulties, problems with orgasm, and pain.Beyond these specifics, Lorraine is also trained to deal with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, identity and personal growth.In other words, she covers the general field that most counselors deal with plus the specialty of sexual problems.
What training is required for Lorraine?She completed her M.Ed. degree from the University of North Texas in Denton and her post graduate studies in Christian Sex Therapy through the Institute for Sexual Wholeness at the Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta.She keeps current with active memberships in professional organizations like the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), and the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists (ABCST Intern).She has had experience in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings.
If you would like to contact Lorraine, her phone number is (214) 587-8321. She works out of her office in Grapevine:
1000 Texan Trail, Suite 205, Grapevine, TX 76051
Click here for her web site.
With resources like Lorraine offers, these are good times to have problems.