Sex Therapists

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Accredited Sex Therapist / Sexologist / Relationship Counsellor

Lauren Muratore - Director

Lauren Muratore is an experienced, educated, and accredited Sexologist with the Society of Australian Sexologist.  She is an inclusive Melbourne sex therapist and believes sexuality should be celebrated, healthy, and positive.  Lauren’s non-judgmental approach creates a safe space for individuals and couples from any gender, sexual identity, and background.  

For a decade she has worked with men and woman on a myriad of sexual health issues.  These experiences, and her qualifications give Lauren unique insight into sexuality; ultimately helping clients find their sexually honest, happy existence.  She has the ability to make the sex therapy process a lot less daunting. Normalising sexuality and the many facets never goes astray.

Lauren’s passion is working with relationships on communication (both in and out of the bedroom), sexual initiation, libido & sexual style differences, opening relationships safely, and repairing infidelity. She is also passionate about working with kinks and fetishes, polyamory/open relationships, understanding a loss in libido, erectile dysfunction, and regaining a sexual self postpartum. 

In short, Lauren believes in assisting individuals to become the best sexual version of themself as possible. Every relationship is different, and so is each individual.  When working with couple(s), she aims to gain an understanding on what your goals are and what is important to the relationship.  Not every relationship has to follow societal constructs, and what works for one couple in the sexual arena doesn’t necessarily work for everyone.

As a mother of two children under 4 years old, (In her very limited spare time) Lauren enjoys fitness, collecting vinyl, bush walking, and of course reading about sexuality & psychology.  

Qualifications:
Masters of Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health) Specialisation Psychosexual Therapy – University of Sydney
Graduate Diploma in Counselling – Victoria University
Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Bachelors of Science in Marketing – University of Central Florida

Current Professional Memberships:


Australian CounsellingAssociation (ACA)
Society of Australian Sexologist (SAS) – Victorian Treasurer, Accredited Clinical Psychosexual Therapist

Sexologist / Relationship Counsellor

Toya Ricci

Toya Ricci is a Melbourne based sexologist and educator.  She believes sex is an act of creativity and is passionate about helping people express their sexuality as part of their overall health and wellbeing.

Toya works with individuals and couples through counselling and educational workshops to develop their self-knowledge, communication, and confidence across a broad range of sexual health concerns including gender dysmorphia, menopause, and chronic illness.

Toya embraces and celebrates diversity and enjoys helping people discover their sexual potential.

Qualifications:

Masters of Sexology – Curtin University
Graduate Diploma Creative and Experiential Arts Therapy – MIECAT
Diploma of Counselling – Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors (currently studying)
Bachelors of Social Science, Psychology – Swinburne University of Technology

Current Professional Memberships:
Mental Health First Aid Australia – Accredited Instructor
Australian CounsellingAssociation (ACA) – Student Member
Society of Australian Sexologist (SAS) – Student Member

Everyone deserves a

healthy sex life!

Read more about common sexual issues we can assist with. Pain, shame, and addictions can hinder our sexuality. Change is possible!

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Integrated Sex + Relationship Therapy acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today and emerging.  We acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded.

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