Amy Marsh, Ed.D., DHS, CH, CI, CBS, ACS, is an AASECT-certified sexuality counselor, clinical sexologist, hypnotist, and adult sexuality educator with a private practice in the Hilo and Pahoa areas of Hawai’i island since January 2016. Dr. Marsh previously practiced in the the San Francisco Bay Area from 2008-2015.
She welcomes diversity. Her counseling sessions and workshops are always LGBTQIA, etc., kink, and poly friendly.
As a sexuality educator for adults, Dr. Marsh offers classes in beginning Ipsalu Tantra (no nudity or intimate touch), erotic hypnosis, and relationship skills based on the world-famous, research-based PREP.inc curriculum for marriage education.
She also teaches online through Creative Sexuality Education Corp. and Sex Coach U and Sexology University. She is an apprentice teacher of Ipsalu Tantra, currently licensed to teach from 2014-2017. Please see the Workshops & Classes page for more details.
As a certified hypnosis instructor, she is the founder of the Intimate Hypnosis Training Center and offers basic hypnotist certification as well as a specialty certificate in hypnosis for sexual concerns.
Dr. Marsh is also a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist™ (2016) and postpartum doula.
This blog and website is designed to provide information about her clinical practice and professional interests, which include social justice for transgender and gender variant people; sexological and erotic hypnosis; lactation support; objectum sexuality; tantra; erotology; and much more. She is a “Kink Aware Professional” through the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom.
The “Office Wall”
Approval of IASHS to grant human sexuality degrees and certificates by the California Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Education.
Dr. Marsh has published two articles in the Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality. She contributed three entries to The Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis (ed. Kimmel, Milrod, & Kennedy), and an essay to Transitions of the Heart – Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children (ed. Rachel Pepper). Some of her weekly “Love’s Outer Limits” columns for Carnal Nation (2009-2010) have been collected in her book, Sex Squicks.
AASECT – American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists
National Coalition of Sexual Freedom (also in KAP Directory)
National Guild of Hypnotists (member and instructor)
WASC – World Association of Sex Coaches
Conferences & Presentations
Dr. Marsh has presented at the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities and Diversity (2016, 2009); CatalystCon West (2015); AASECT (2014); Gender Spectrum (2013, 2012, 2010); The EcoSex Symposium (2011); The American Counseling Association Pre-Conference Learning Institutes (2011, 2010); and Gender Odessey (2009).
She has also been a guest lecturer at Mills College, Berkeley City College, the Janus Society, and the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.
Dr. Marsh has appeared on Good Morning America, Tyra Banks, and twice on National Geographic Taboo, as well as on several podcasts, radio shows, and local television.
Finally, Work in Progress
Dr. Marsh is working on a fantasy novel, The Dire Deeds of the Guild of Ornamental Hermits. As you might expect from a sexologist, the book includes characters who are intersex, transgender, gender queer/fluid, gender plural, gay, asexual, bisexual, lesbian, heterosexual, non-monogamous, kinky, and so on. The novel is set in the Puna district of Hawai’i Island.