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To end the silence around sexuality, disability, and chronic conditions.

Chronic illness or injury doesn’t have to destroy your intimate life. As an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator and Counselor living with spinal cord injury, I’m here to serve individuals who are struggling to understand sexual response and expression post-injury or illness.

Having a disability doesn’t make you asexual. Erotic thoughts, desires, and fantasies are normal. And you can still gain satisfaction from those triggers. Despite what you may have heard, it’s possible to tap into your sexual pleasure post-injury or illness. If you are ready to explore new and exciting ways to reclaim your sexual life, I invite you to schedule a complimentary 30-minute Discovery Session.
Together, we’ll discuss where you are and determine the steps you need to take to reach your intimacy goals.

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Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us. I look forward to bringing my new learning to my work with wounded warriors.

Glenn W. Parkinson, LICSW, Traumatic Brain Injury Service
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

We are eternally grateful for your williness to share your experiences and expertise! Looking forward to continued work in the future.

CDR Moira G. McGuire, Program Manager, Warrior Clinic
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

What a real pleasure working with you. I will work with you any day again! Thank you for your patience and willingness to consider all my requests. I am so happy I found you to take our initiative to a whole different level.

Anna Amour Ross, LCDR NC USN
Dual Board Certified PMHNP/CNS-BC Walter Reed - Bethesda

Dr. Tepper's presentation effectively confronted me with my own assumptions and broadened my comfort level with the topic while conveying valuable information.  This was fantastic!  Thank you!

Workshop Participant
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Dr. Tepper has not only a remarkable form of knowledge, but also a skill in communicating it with a sense of humor and compassion.

Workshop Participant
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Dr. Tepper is an exceptional, well-reserved experienced public speaker in the area of sexual health. He provides wonderful and prompt customer service. I will work with him any day.

Workshop Participant and Planning Committee Member
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

I am so delighted to have met Dr. Tepper. He has opened my mind on so many issues related to sex that I have never thought about. I can't wait to incorporate my learning into my practice.

Workshop Participant
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Extremely valuable content whether you are wounded, ill, or injured…or not!  Normalizes and Destigmatizes the subject matter, enabling honest, open discourse and education. We can talk about what everyone is thinking about! Sexual health and intimacy are activities of daily living. We all deserve to benefit from knowledge his workshop provides.

Workshop Participant
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Relevant & direct impact on patient care... one of the few trainings that really improved my practice.

Workshop Participant
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Sex was important before my injury and I hope to continue to let it be. Thanks for the information.

Workshop Participant
NSCIA Connecticut Chapter

I and my husband were prompted to continue the discussion after the picnic, focusing on our lives and our happiness.

Workshop Participant
NSCIA Connecticut Chapter

It was as if he knew what I needed to talk to my girlfriend about but was putting off.

Workshop Participant
NSCIA Connecticut Chapter

Despite having a physical handicap, Dr. Tepper never let anything stand in his way, from his academic pursuits to his social and personal goals. When I sat down to talk to Dr. Tepper it became clear that he faced life with a sense of humor and amusement. The style of coaching he exemplified was not only of empathy and care but he also managed to combine it with a smile or a joke. Dr. Tepper is an individual that truly understands and appreciates life, and he has the mental tools and personality to help us all to overcome the obstacles of our ever so complex lives.

Coaching Client

Dr. Tepper's spirited and open discussion helped to make this year's picnic one of our most successful and well attended ever! Certainly, the topic of sex helped and we were fortunate to have such an eloquent and well-known speaker... Dr. Tepper certainly showed our group how best to share information on an often-difficult subject to broach. We are very grateful for his knowledge, charisma, and willingness to have shared that with our group.

Bill Mancini
President, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Connecticut Chapter

Dr. Tepper's presentation on a topic many consider delicate was done in a way that normalized concerns held by many when discussing intimacy, and immediately placed everyone attending at ease.  His teaching and presentation style was engaging, and he elicited maximum participation while also respecting individuals' personal boundaries. His use of humor and personal stories, as well as a frank presentation style, encouraged participants to shed discomfort, and to apply new knowledge and skills in facilitating discussion of intimacy problems and creative solutions with those we serve.

Mary G. Brownsberger, Psy.D. ABPP
Director of Psychology, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

Dr. Tepper showed me how to be aware of some very important emotional states and the impact they have on me and other people. He also worked with me to improve my presentation skills in real life and online as well. Perhaps the most significant thing for me was to get down-to-the-point advice in certain situations, which Dr. Tepper helped me with ease with his understanding of the special needs that people with disabilities have. I can’t thank him enough and I consider myself one of a few people who had the luck to work with him.

M. I., PhD
Coaching Client