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Taylor McConnachie RP, MACP

she/her

Registered Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist & Founder of Embodied Sexual Wellness and Psychotherapy

My Story

As a therapist, I value the diversity and complexity of our individual and relational experiences that make us unique. I passionately support individuals, couples and polycules in becoming more empowered in their sexual experiences, navigating complex issues such as sexual trauma, exploring new relationship structures, and addressing out of control sexual behaviours. I also work alongside individuals to comfortably address sexual dysfunction, desire discrepancies, and pelvic health/pain related concerns. 

As someone who has lived experience with navigating concerns related to pelvic pain and sexual health, I recognize the importance of having not only effective, but also compassionate support. I chose to specialize in sex therapy as I know all too well how challenging it can be to address our relationships with vulnerable and sensitive parts of ourselves.

 

While I primarily use Somatic and body-based modalities, I also use other modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (TF-ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I have completed over 300+ hours of specialized training in sex therapy, as I firmly believe that offering sex therapy requires dedication to expanding knowledge, understanding, experience and competency in many critical areas. I approach sex therapy from an attachment lens, while also using the Ex-PLISSIT model of care- a trauma-informed, solution-focused and staged framework that allows us to move within our work together in a safe and gradual way- respecting where you are currently at in this journey.

I identify as a sex-positive, kink and queer-friendly therapist and advocate, and aim to provide a safe, validating and affirming space for individuals to navigate the diverse issues and challenges they may be experiencing. I am here to have the challenging conversations that most people feel are "taboo". As an individual who happens to be a sex therapist, I show up as my authentic (neurodivergent, tattooed, curious, and slightly overly passionate and interested in all things sex and sexuality) self.

 

You deserve to feel empowered in your experiences of sex and sexuality, and I would love to walk down this path of sexual wellness with you. 

Credentials

Registered Psychotherapist- College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (#10890)

Certified Sexologist- American Board of Sexology

Kink and Polyamory Aware Professional- National Coalition of Sexual Freedom

Rainbow Health Ontario Approved Service Provider

NIHB Approved Provider

Formal Education

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology- Yorkville University, 2022

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology- York University, 2013

Training and Certificates

Holistic Sex Therapy Training Program- Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment (ISEE) 

• Sexual Attitude Reassessment- Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment

• Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate- The Embody Lab

 

• Sex Hurts: Understanding & Addressing Sexual & Pelvic
Pain Concerns in Therapy- Diana Sadat, Allura Sex Therapy Centre

• Integrative Somatic Parts Work Certificate- Levels 1, 2 and 3 – The Embody Lab

• Healing From Sexual Abuse and Reproductive Trauma- Rewire Therapy

• Competent and Affirming LGBTQ2IA+ Couples and Partners Therapy- Our Landing Place Therapy Collective

• DBT With Reactive or High Conflict Couples- Centre for MindBody Health

• 2SLGBTQ Foundations Course- Sherbourne Health

• Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program- University of Guelph

 • Trauma and Desire- Dr. Tammy Nelson, Integrative Sex Therapy Institute

• Sex, Desire and Relationship Issues- Emily Nagoski & Tammy Nelson, PESI

• Trauma Recovery: Processing Guilt and Shame- SickKids Centre for Community of Mental Health

• Trauma-Focused ACT- Psychwire

 • Gottman Method Level 1 & 2- The Gottman Institute

• ACT for Beginners- Psychwire

• Trauma-Informed Care: Building a Culture of Strength- Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute

• Prolonged Exposure- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

• DBT Immersive Training- Chris Conley DBT Linehan Board of Certification, Canadian Mental Health Association

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