Jennifer Litner

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Jennifer Litner, MSc, MEd, LMFT, CST  pronouns: she, her, hers

Jennifer Litner, MSc, MEd, LMFT, CST

pronouns: she, her, hers

I’m Jennifer Litner, and I’m a certified sex therapist and human sexuality educator. I help people who want a more vibrant sex life to speak openly, deepen their connection and love energetically — because you deserve to be sexually satisfied! I believe the sex life you desire is worth striving for.

As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, I have completed the clinical training and supervision necessary to specialize in the clinical treatment of sexual dysfunction and sexuality-related concerns.

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Jennifer Litner has over a decade of experience working, studying and teaching in the field of sexual health, with a specialization in sex therapy, sexuality education and helping people thrive in their intimate relationships.

Ms. Litner is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and sexuality educator whose passion is helping couples, individuals and families navigate sexual concerns. Ms. Litner is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), a Certified Member of the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), and a member of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). Ms. Litner earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University where she received clinical training and supervision from senior staff clinicians, integrating systemic theories with current therapy models in Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Emotionally-Focused Therapy. Ms. Litner’s clinical interests include sexual functioning and satisfaction, desire discrepancy, anxiety about sex and performance, loss of intimacy, pain during sex and integration of faith and sexuality.

In addition to her clinical practice, Ms. Litner is a pursuing a doctorate degree in human sexuality studies at Widener University with emphasis in human sexuality education. Additionally, Ms. Litner is an adjunct professor at Adler University in the Department of Couple and Family Therapy where she teaches masters and doctoral students. Ms. Litner offers trainings in the Chicagoland area on various sexuality-related topics such as Keeping the Flame Alive in Long Term Relationships, Female Sexual Empowerment, Millennial Romance, and Parenting and Sexuality. Ms. Litner empowers individuals to make healthy choices about sexuality by providing them with accurate sexual health information.

Before establishing Embrace Sexual Wellness, LLC., Ms. Litner worked as an associate therapist in private practice specializing in the treatment of sexual concerns. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist and sexuality educator, Ms. Litner worked as a Certified Peer Health Educator where she organized and lead programs on Mental Health, Nutrition, Safer Sex, and Stress Management at a university wellness center. In addition to her role as an educator, Ms. Litner was trained as a post-test counselor, administering free HIV testing and family planning counseling to university students on a weekly basis. Ms. Litner also completed an internship in Global Education and Civic Engagement where she educated residents about safer sex practices and prevention of HIV in at-risk communities near Cape Town, South Africa.

Media & Publications

Litner, J. (2019). What to expect when you’re expecting (in your sex life) [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://wildflowerllc.com/what-to-expect-when-youre-expecting-in-your-sex-life/

Litner, J. (2019). I have anxiety and it's affecting my sex life. What can I do about it? [Sexpert Q&A Column]. Retrieved from https://www.kinkly.com/i-have-anxiety-and-its-affecting-my-sex-life-what-can-i-do-about-it/7/17684

Litner, J. (2019). What is sex therapy? [Sexpert Q&A Column]. Retrieved from https://www.kinkly.com/what-is-sex-therapy/7/17683

Litner, J. (2016). Helen Kaplan: A Biography. In J. Lebow, A. Chambers, and D. Breunlin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Manuscript in Print and Online.

Litner, J. (2016). Joseph LoPiccolo: A Biography. In J. Lebow, A. Chambers, and D. Breunlin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Manuscript in Print and Online.

Litner, J. (2016). What They’re Reading: Jennifer Litner Reviews Come As You Are [Review of the book Come As You Are]. Kinsey Confidential. Retrieved from http://kinseyconfidential.org/reading-emily-nagoski/

Litner, J. (2016). How Do You Know When You Are Ready For Real Intimacy? Retrieved from http://www.lovemagazine.com/article/how-do-you-know-when-you-are-ready-for-real-intimacy/

 
 

What do clients say after working with us?
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“Working with Jennifer strengthened our communication and capacity for partnership. She created a space in our therapy sessions where we could be honest and bring our fears and vulnerabilities. We learned valuable tools and frameworks for thinking about our relationship, and we refer back to those all the time. She was always encouraging and compassionate, and that supportive approach helped us come together through challenges that could have driven a wedge between us. She is also very knowledgeable about sex, bodies, and research on the ways sexual problems manifest in relationships. She was able to expand our knowledge and understanding, which allowed us to stop being reactive, and to approach challenges as problem-solvers.”
- Erica and Brian*

“Jennifer is a great educator. I love that she included educational role-plays and resources with more information on sexuality. Her suggestions (for parenting around sexuality) were great. It was also helpful to hear how to explicitly define sex in a dialogue. Her presentation was very engaging and now I feel more prepared to start this conversation with my kids.”
- Blake*

          *Clients’ names have been changed to protect their privacy