Jenni Skyler, PhD, LMFT, CST is an AASECT certified sex therapist, board certified sexologist, and a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has been the Director of The Intimacy Institute for sex and relationship therapy in Boulder, Colorado for over nine years. She holds a doctorate in Clinical Sexology and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition, Dr. Jenni offers sexological wisdom and advice as the in-house Resident Expert at Adam & Eve–America’s largest sex toy company.
Dr. Jenni has been featured in 5280 Health 2014, top doctors edition- http://www.5280.com/magazine/2013/12/lets-talk-about-sex, as well as numerous national publications: HuffPost, Shape Magazine, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, PopSugar, Buzzfeed, and many more. She is has been an expert speaker and workshop presenter locally and nationwide; and has written numerous columns including Savvy Sex for Adam & Eve; Sophisticated Sex for The Boulder Weekly; Sexy Shabbos for Boulder Jewish News; Sunday Sex Talk with Dr. Jenni for BuffSecret.com; Sexpress Yourself for Kraze Magazine; and expert advice for SexualHealth.com
Dr. Jenni is a certified and active member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). From 2008-2009, she served as a sexual health scholar at the Center of Excellence for Sexual Health (CESH) under the leadership of 16th U.S.Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher, at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. During her time at CESH, Dr. Jenni consulted numerous non-profits on sexuality in the public health sphere, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on healthy sexuality and sexually healthy relationships.
When not in the office, you can find Dr. Jenni spending time with her family–her husband and co-director, Daniel Lebowitz, their two young sons, and their backyard chickens. Dr. Jenni is passionate about all the Word Health Organization (WHO) pillars of health, and therefore maintains a strong self-care practice that includes Crossfit, swimming, and slow walks in nature.
In October 2012 I will be an eight-year breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed just three months after getting married and I was in the best shape of my life – literally. But a bilateral mastectomy, chemo, a couple of reconstructive surgeries and a total hysterectomy, intimate aspects of my life changed pretty drastically – my body, my body image, my sex life in particular. After ebbing and flowing in all those departments, we finally sought help and engaged a sex therapist, Dr. Skyler, to help put the spark back in our marriage.
Dr. Skyler provided my husband and I with the resources and tools to be able to address body image issues within myself and with my partner. Through this process with my husband, we learned even more tools to better communicate and have a deeper understanding with each other and add more passion into our relationship. It also helped my husband gain a better understanding of the issues I was dealing with as a survivor. The knowledge and tools we discovered in the sessions helped us address issues immediately and in the long-term.HF
Jenni is an incredibly effective therapist for my needs. She is able to help me think through and improve my relationships in romantic, social, and professional domains. She is also sensitive to alternative sexualities, and complicated relationships styles, making her a particularly effective therapist for me, but for anyone else too. Her familiarity with romance, sex, and relationships in all facets make her a wise, kind, and courageous ally for whatever your journey might be.James A
Dr. Jenni puts you at ease as soon as you walk through the door. She is professional, yet also warm and easy to talk with. She works well with resistance and is skilled at helping couples/individuals get to the root of an issue.
My partner and I were both very pleased with the support we received. At this point, he and I communicate more productively and respectfully with each other. We fight less and are more supportive of each other. We get less triggered and are more easily able to see what is ‘ours’ when we become angry.
After a few months of regular appointments we are no longer in need of regular sessions. However, we will continue to see Dr. Jenni for ‘maintenance’ when things come up!MO