Scott Church

MA | 720-588-2244

The Mind Embodied
1616 17th Street, #379
Denver, CO 80202

I provide sex therapy and couple/relationship counseling. I am committed to providing an environment of safety, trust, and non-judgement so that issues around sexual abuse/trauma, compulsive sexual behavior, gender identity, sexuality, and intimacy can be explored with openness, compassion, and acceptance. I am drawn to a contemplative approach to psychology because it is oriented around the premise that we are all inherently healthy and able to organize around this intrinsic wellness given the right conditions and support. In addition to my interest in mindfulness-based approaches to working with myself and others, I continue to train in and practice additional modalities, particularly those that integrate the mind and the body.
Compulsive Sexual Behavior/Sex Addiction
Learn to build awareness of your capacity to tolerate triggers and the difficult feelings that drive compulsive sexual behavior, in order to identify and address the underlying causes and redefine your relationship to sex.
Couple/Relationship Counseling
Learn how to meet each other with greater openness, understanding, and acceptance through awareness of the body and more effective communication, in order to come together around challenging issues and difficult emotions. I welcome diversity in working with all relationships, whether heterosexual, same-sex, monogamous, polyamorous, open, or anything in between. By employing a psychobiological approach (PACT), we can explore dynamics in the relationship around communication, attachment, and regulation to better understand how the mind and body impact relationship.
Explore issues and challenges around gender identity, sexuality, and intimacy in order to discover what healthy sexual expression is to you, so that it can be a source of nourishment and strength in your life. I celebrate diversity in gender and sexual orientation, as well as all forms of sexual expression, preferences, and fetishes from vanilla to kink and everything in between.
Sexual Abuse/Trauma
Engage past trauma–including sexual abuse, incest, unwanted sexual encounters, etc.–with an approach that includes the body as an essential part of your experience in the process of healing. The impact of trauma–including sexual abuse, incest, unwanted sexual encounters, etc.–can last long after the threat has ended and frequently underlies anxiety, depression, addiction, and other unwanted/compulsive behavior. As a result, addressing the trauma through Somatic Experiencing (SE) rather than attacking the related symptoms can be a more effective approach.