Nena K. Sandoval

M.H.S., A.C.S
Clinical Sexologist



B.A. (Psych) from Memorial University; Master’s Degree in Human Sexuality (MHS) from The Institute for Advanced Study in Human Sexuality (IASHS) with additional training in couple therapy (including CBT, Behavioral and Adlerian approaches) and developmental disabilities and sexuality.

Memberships include:

American College of Sexologists (ACS); Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF); The Society for the Scientific Study of Human Sexuality (SSSS) and The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counselors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).

Focus of practice:

Ms. Sandoval has worked as a therapist since 1980, initially with the psychology department of St. John’s Health Care Corporation (now Eastern Health) and, since 1996, as a Clinical Sexologist when she started the Sexuality Program for Eastern Health. She has also given workshops and seminars for most of her career and has developed and taught curriculum for health and social agencies in the areas of developmental disabilities, behavior therapy and sexuality. This included contributions to the sexuality curriculum for the medical school of MUN and to the NL provincial government in the development, in 2008, of the sexuality education text book for the provincial schools. She has also been a consultant (e.g. sat on the Viagra Advisory Board for Pfizer) and is an expert witness in the area of sexuality in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Clinical work includes the assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunctions, sexual compulsions, sexual risk, paraphilias, gender dysphoria and couple issues. Ms. Sandoval works with individuals, groups and couples; sees adults, adolescents and children and those with developmental and physical challenges.

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