Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in New York
When it comes to sex and relationship problems, many of us lead lives of quiet desperation. Sometimes you can be lying in bed next to someone and feel a million miles apart. I am a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in couples therapy and sex therapy. I am the New York Times best-selling author of "She Comes First," which is the best-selling sex advice book of the last decade and I regularly appear in various media such as CNN, The Today Show and The Dr. Oz Show. Talking about sex and relationships is hard, but self-silencing is even harder.
In addition to being a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). My practice is composed equally of heterosexual and LGBTQ patients. I focus on relationship issues and also problems that are common to the "American bedroom" like:
Sex ruts, low desire, mismatched libidos, sexual incompatibility, sexual boredom, premature ejaculation, erectile disorder, painful sex, orgasm issues, porn problems, out of control sexual behaviors, fetishes, internalized shame, sexual trauma, sex after infidelity, negotiating non-monogamy, communication and cultivating a healthy relationship that lends itself to a healthy sex life.
Call or Email Ian Kerner for a free phone consultation now - (646) 791-4319


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • License No. and State: 001230 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200 - $330
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: AASECT/Certified Sexuality Counselor
  • Certificate Date: 2004
  • Certificate: Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy/Trauma Studies


  • Sex Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Marital and Premarital


  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sex therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017
Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in New York

Ian Kerner

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT