People who are more comfortable with their sexuality may come to me first.
I work with all aspects of the relationship, but many people start with someone who specializes in relationships before they see me.
When William Masters and Virginia Johnson, two groundbreaking researchers in human sexuality in St.
Louis, started a new family-oriented treatment program to help sexually abused children, Weiner became the program’s co-director.
Don't wait to deal with intimacy issues: There are two ways to address it.
If it started out with a problem in the bedroom, then people avoid intimacy and closeness because they want to avoid the pink elephant in the room.
Take small steps: Depending upon how far gone a relationship is, it might first be necessary to just create a peaceful, stable relationship and improve communication [before dealing with intimacy issues]. I then give couples structured sensual experiences that don’t result in the need to get aroused and be sexual; it takes pressure off, and then their natural appetite comes back.
The interest in sex therapy came later, though she traces its roots back years earlier. “So I got lots and lots of jokes.” After getting her master's of social work at the the University of Missouri in Columbia, Weiner began working in child welfare.
She became adept at dealing with children who had been molested or suffered other sexual-boundary violations.