Linda Weiner, MSW, LCSW


Linda Weiner, MSW, LCSW

As a licensed sex therapist I know your sexuality is a legitimate concern and believe that it is your right to receive expert knowledge when seeking assistance for relationship or sexual difficulties. I offer psychotherapy for general concerns, relationship coaching, couples’ intensives and retreats as well as educational opportunities for professionals and groups. My couples’ intensives and retreats teach and support ongoing intimacy in your relationship through mind/body connection and heart-centered relationship skills. My individual and couples therapy is designed to meet your goals and is a mutual undertaking between us.


Masters & Johnson Institute: 6-month training program in sex and relationship therapy

Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree, University of Missouri

Bachelor of Arts Degree, with honors, Psychology Major, American University

Licenses & Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Diplomate in Sex Therapy, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

Diplomate in Sexology, American Board of Sexology

Diplomate in Clinical Social Work

AASECT Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor

AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

AASECT Approved Provider of Continuing Education Credits

Certified EMDR Level II Therapist


More than 25 years experience working with individual’s and couples’ intimacy and relationship concerns

Trained and employed for five years by the world-renowned Masters & Johnson Institute

Adjunct Professor, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Active, successful private clinical practice

Published author

Presents at professional workshops and conferences

Provides bi-annual sexuality education to medical staff at BJC Hospitals, St. Louis, MO.

Certified Supervisor, AASECT

Professional Affiliates

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (ASSECT)

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health

Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)

Psychotherapy Saint Louis

The Kink Awareness Network

World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH)


  • Avery-Clark, C. A., & Weiner, L. (2017). Traditional Masters and Johnson behavioral approaches to sex therapy. In Z. Peterson (Ed.), The Wiley handbook of sex therapy, pp. 165-189. New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell.  Purchase Online
  • Linschoten, M., Weiner, L., & Avery-Clark, C. (2016). Sensate Focus: A critical literature review. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 31(2), 230-247. DOI: 10.1080/14681994.2015.1127909  View PDF
  • Weiner, L., & Avery-Clark, C. (2017). Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual. New York, NY: Routledge. Purchase Online
  • Weiner, L., & Avery-Clark, C. (2014). Sensate Focus: Clarifying the Masters and Johnson’s model. Sexual and Relationship Therapy29(3), 307-319.  View PDF
  • Weiner, L. (2014, Nov). Review: Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, [more info to come on the Volume number]
  • Weiner, L., Cannon, N., & Avery-Clark, C. (2014). Reclaiming the lost art of Sensate Focus: A clinician’s guide. Family Therapy Magazine13(5), 46-48. View PDF
  • Weiner, L., Elmone, P. The Unraveling: Relationship Disengagement and The Robust Repair Strategies of Intimate Reconnections, LLC. View PDF
  • Weiner, L. (2010, Jan-Feb). Review: Masters of Sex, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 36(1), 105-107.
  • Weiner, L. (1988). Issues in sex therapy with survivors of intra-family sexual abuse. Journal of Women and Therapy, 7(2/3), 253-264.


Feature Articles

  • Auteri, S. (2014, May). Feature Article with Linda Weiner, MSW, & Constance Avery-Clark, Ph.D.: The history of Sensate Focus, and how we self-educate when it comes to evolving therapeutic techniques. Contemporary Sexuality Newsletter. View PDF
  • Avery-Clark, C. A., & Weiner, L. (2014). Colleague’s Corner – Professional News from SSTAR Members. Sensate Focus: Clarifying the Masters and Johnson Model. View PDF
  • Boom Doctors. (May 9, 2017). Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual. Radio interview with colleague Linda Weiner, MSW, hosted by Patti Britton, Ph.D., & Robert Dunlap, Ph.D. Listen Now
  • Psychology Today Book Brigade. (March 16, 2017). Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual. Interview with colleague Linda Weiner, MSW.  View Article



While I’m not a person who feels comfortable asking for help and discussing personal concerns, Linda made me feel comfortable talking about my problem, and her knowledge of sexual problems with erection and how it affects relationships really saved mine. J.S.

I hope to have the ability to express the significance of the experience I have had in therapy with Linda Weiner; the positive impact that she has made in my life is so difficult to articulate in words. As a survivor of 15 years of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse in my childhood, it took the enduring patience and unconditional acceptance, unique to Linda, to help me find true peace in my life. Her supportive ability to make me feel as if I were the single most important person, while assisting me to grow and develop at my own pace, was important in my healing, Every time I wanted to give up and walk away because the memories were too painful to elicit, Linda’s assurance to me that it would be worth it in the end was both truthful and precise—how right she was! It takes a great deal of skill and competence to balance appropriate boundaries with the feeling of wholehearted love to survivors of childhood abuse, and Linda possesses that ability. Her knowledge and capability with EMDR was an important part of my therapy as well. Presently, my relationship and bond with my husband is healthier, my family and friends have noticed a change in me, and I have found a true peace in my life that I feel would not have been attainable had it not been for Linda. If I could convey just one thing to everyone, it would be that their lives, like mine, could change for the better with Linda’s help. I wake up every morning and thank God that I found her. R.O.

When I began seeing Linda, I was overwhelmed with a sense that I was “running out of time.” I was tearful, anxious, lost things constantly and felt out of focus. With gentle support and EMDR, Linda helped me address my history of sexual, physical, and emotional trauma. I now feel whole, alive, and am able to fully embody my life. Although there are still times when I seem to ‘fall into the past”, Linda has given me the tools to manage those feelings and be able to live with strength and purpose. C.Z.

A good friend of mine asked why I still go see Linda. This person knows about me and the challenges over the past several years. I was surprised to find that I had a hard time giving her an answer. But, I did, and I thought you might want to know. I told her that I now have a handle on where I came from, what made me who I am and why I have the tendencies that I do. I think I now am able to look at things from a more objective view. The result has been that I absolutely want to become a better person and “stop the cycle” — so to speak. I am at a point now that I have a desire to learn to do better and keep my life under control. Simply put, creating this desire is what you did for me. K.E.

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