I’m glad you asked! Coaching is distinctly different than therapy. By design, it supports people who want to explore, improve, expand, and otherwise enhance their lives in a given area. People who are well and have a particular goal in mind find coaching useful. Our work will focus on the present and look forward to the future. I am not a psychologist and cannot diagnose or medically treat you. What I can do is educate where needed, provide a safe space for you to explore, and keep you on track while you design your life and live it. Sometimes I will be warm and understanding but sometimes I might need to ask a question that feels a bit direct to help move things forward. Overall, my commitment is that you claim your birthright of sexual wellbeing!
First, we’ll have a quick (10-20min) phone call to meet and get a preliminary idea of what you’d like to work on. If you choose to proceed, I’ll send you a sex history questionnaire via email. Please take the time to complete this and email it back to me before our first session. Although I am generally not focused on your past, your history holds clues to who you are today and this information will help me guide you through our process and reach your goals sooner. Our sessions can be in person or via Skype/FaceTime and will last 60 minutes. We will talk only (no show and tell) and you’ll have assignments to do on your own between sessions.
No, thanks! If you choose to be naked while talking on the phone, that is your business, but I will not ask you to undress during sessions. Ever. We also will not have any sort of physical body contact. You might have to remove clothing to complete home assignments, but you’ll be on your own or with a partner of your choosing. If this sounds good and you’re interested in learning more now, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Improv Tantalizers is an improvisational theatre show-group which focuses solely on themes of sexuality, kink and eroticism. We break taboos by involving all kinds of facets of sexuality, fetishes, kink, and relationships, with respect and humour. We have had the luck of working with Dr. Celina Criss (delightful mischief) from the very start, who has helped us on our journey in exploring boundaries, understanding the beautiful vulnerabilities of role playing, understanding the deep meaning behind consent, being aware of respecting stereotypes and portraying certain characters or themes, as well as communication issues that arose in rehearsals on and off stage as team players. Without her, we would have not had the opportunity to play as authentically as we try to do. She has gently led us into an unknown world (for many of us players), so elegantly, with wisdom and with so much respect, that we deeply feel that this positive discovery, should be opened up to the vanilla world and beyond! Doing our part in opening up this mysterious and exciting side to life, must be shared and our wish is to stop the prejudice light that it is so often, portrayed in. Dr Celina Criss is a true professional and her expertise is priceless! We are happy and honoured to work with her.”
"I have participated in several boundary workshops, which were hosted by Dr. Celina Criss. She is an amazing workshop host, with so much care she considers and meets the individual needs and expectations of participants. She is very attentive to each participant at all times. Celina eases the group into the topic with different exercises. She doesn't rush if there is more time needed to stay with a topic or exercise and seems to sense the needs of the group at each step of the way and adjusts to them. What I especially greatly appreciated is the very safe atmosphere she creates in which I could feel comfortable to speak openly and be accepted entirely as an individual (including my own boundaries). Celina's favorite word is "delicious" and let me say...Celina herself is truly delicious!"
“One of the most important discoveries I have ever made has been discovering myself. Working with Dr Celina has been a life changing experience. Through our sessions, she has opened up a world of freedom and possibilities. Freedom to be the person I always wished myself to be and possibilities to explore the person I have the potential to become. Her positive energy, enthusiasm and expert knowledge can’t be recommended highly enough.”
“Dr. Celina has truly been a blessing in my life. Her warmth, empathy, compassion, and ability to provide support when it is needed most are nothing short of amazing. She also offers specific, concrete recommendations and advice that create genuine change, and truly positive outcomes. Her humour and naturally playful manner also make even the most serious discussions comfortable and even fun. And her warmth, kindness, patience, and insight all make you feel completely understood and cared for.”
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"Dr. Celina's positive affirming responses have been nothing but a beautiful exchange and has given me the boost that I have needed to feel less like "what if I fail at this."