Sex & Sexuality
I have significant experience working with issues such as kinks, fetishes, BDSM, power dynamics, polyamory and other relationship structures. I have worked with many LGBTQIA clients as well. I am sex-positive and believe that sex and sexuality is an important part of who we are. I work with clients to integrate their own preferences and desires into their life in a healthy way.
Relationship Counseling
I enjoy working with all types of relationships in the various stages of their relationship.  Areas of focus include learning new patterns of interaction, improved communication, navigating life stage transitions, infidelity, sexual issues and exploration, balancing differing opinions and styles in relationships and the myriad of other issues that arise in daily life. I work with individuals to empower them to be able to resolve situations and to become the best version of themselves.
Adolescents and Families with Adolescents
I spent several years working at Briarpatch, a teen runaway center, serving adolescents and their families. That experience provided me with strong skills and experience. I enjoy helping adolescents work through the difficult life transitions they face. I get great satisfaction in assisting a family to support their adolescent as they grow up and become adults.
Sex and Sexuality Educator
I conduct workshops and talks about relationships, desire, sex and sexuality. Topics can cover a wide range including online dating tips, rekindling desire,  BDSM, power dynamics and alternative relationship structures such as polyamory, and sexual health.I also have workshops for mental health practitioners looking to enhance their understanding of alternative sexuality. Contact me for more information.
Something Fun! Private Party Educator
Many people have questions about sex, sexuality and relationships but don't have good resources and aren't going to go to therapy to find the answers. I have a solution for that. If you have a group that is looking for something different, I am available to come to your gathering and answer questions and/or lead a discussion. This is perfect for events like girls night or bachelors parties. Whatever your group, this will definitely create interesting conversation!

Online Therapy

Online Therapy services are identical to my In-Office Therapy services with one exception - you don't have to travel to me!

Online Therapy is available only to Wisconsin Residents due to licensing rules and regulations. If you are seeking online services and live outside of Wisconsin, check out my Coaching Services.

Online Therapy Intake

Online Therapy Session

This is the ONLINE intake appointment for new clients. This session is 90 minutes.

Please go to the left side of this page where you can download and complete the necessary paperwork. Completing this prior to your appointment will allows us to have more time to talk during the session. Paperwork may be e-mailed to jay@awentherapy.com prior to your scheduled appointment. It may also be sent by USPS but must be sent with sufficient time to arrive before your appointment.

Online sessions take place via SecureVideo conference service. Within 24 hours of scheduling you will be receive an email with instructions for using the service. Your computer must have a camera and microphone.

Payment for online sessions must occur prior to the session. Checks may be mailed with sufficient time for receipt. Payment may also be made over the phone by credit card or online by PayPal. Payment instructions will be emailed after your appointment is scheduled.

$135 per session
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This is the ONLINE appointment for existing clients. This session is 60 minutes.

Online sessions take place via SecureVideo conference service. Within 24 hours of scheduling you will be receive an email with instructions for using the service. Your computer must have a camera and microphone. Payment for online sessions must occur prior to the session. Checks may be mailed with sufficient time for receipt.

Payment may also be made over the phone by credit card or online by PayPal. Payment instructions will be emailed after your appointment is scheduled.

$100 per session
or
Pre-pay for 5 session and get the 6th free — $500
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Billing & Payment for Services

Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Fees for services are payable at the time services are delivered unless other arrangements are made with the therapist. 

Why I Don't Accept Insurance

I currently have made the choice to accept only fee-for-service. By paying directly for psychotherapy, the client ensures complete privacy as insurance would require that your information become part of your health record. The client also retains more control over his or her treatment in terms of duration and frequency as most insurance companies allow only a specific set of sessions based on a diagnosis for some course of treatment. By paying directly, a third party is not making decisions about your care: You are in control.

In addition, paying directly for services avoids any need to medicalize treatment or assign diagnoses unless absolutely clinically necessary. Unfortunately, insurance companies will not pay for psychotherapy unless you are diagnosed with an illness. I provide therapy to any and all people without the stigma of being considered “ill” to seek out a therapist for life’s inevitable struggles. I refuse to give someone a medical diagnosis simply to appease an insurance company.