Nanaho, LCSW Associate Sex Therapist, Sex Coach

Qualifications and Areas of Practice

Nanaho is a licensed clinical social worker and sex therapist experienced in working with people from a range of professional, socioeconomic, religious and cultural backgrounds. In addition to one’s familial/communal history, Nanaho has expertise in working with clients who identify themselves as either curious, practicing or identifying themselves in a wide spectrum of sexual lifestyles. She works with heterosexual and LGBTQ+ monogamous couples/singles as well as those folks who are exploring or in Ethical Non-Monogamous, Polyamorous, BDSM and/or kinky relationships. Nanaho is committed to creating therapeutic space for clients who are exploring or have identified in a gender identify different from their natal sex, so that they feel more comfortable within their skin. She understands how a person’s attitude towards sex can be central to their conception of themselves, and their self-esteem. She focuses on creating safe therapeutic relationships for clients and couples to express and develop their sexual selves to increase their enjoyment of life and relationships.

  • Discrepant Desire in Couples (partners/spouses who have different desire levels/interests)
  • Erectile Disorder (ED)
  • Premature or Uncontrolled Ejaculation (PE, UE)
  • Delayed Ejaculation
  • Anorgasmia
  • Sexual Trauma Recovery (from childhood abuse, sexual assault, rape, boundary crossings)
  • Repair after Infidelity, Cheating, and Affair Discovery
  • Sexual Pain (GPPPD, Chronic Pain, etc.)
  • Out of Control Sexual Behavior, Hypersexual or Compulsive Sexual Behavior
  • Low or Absent Desire
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Negative Body-image, Body Dysmorphia (BDD)
  • Navigating Ethical/Consensual Non-Monogamy, Polyamorous Singles and Couples
  • Kink/BDSM (Lifestyle) interest
  • Single lifestyle issues
  • Coming Out
  • Recovery and Emerging from Separation and/or Divorce
  • Performance anxiety
  • Communities


  • GBTQIA identified individuals and couples
  • Kink/BDSM/Lifestyle
  • Sex workers
  • Polyamory
  • Ethical Non-Monogamous (ENM) and Consensual Non-Monogamous (CNM) couples, throuples and polycules

In addition, Nanaho has an extensive background in helping clients grapple with issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dating Anxiety and Social Anxiety
  • Family of Origin Relational Trauma
  • Life Cycle/Milestone Transitions and Stressors
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Body Image Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Life Transitions
  • Cross-cultural/interracial relationships
  • Medical issues and sexuality

Academic Background

Nanaho received her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work. Following her Masters, Nanaho ccontinued with post-graduate studies at the well-regarded Ackerman Institute for the Family studying Systemic Couples and Family Therapy in which a therapist regards how a problem is enacted and sustained in a couple/family system and how to create interventions to dislodge these patterns. She is currently completing the post-graduate program at ICP Sex Therapy Program. She has worked for over seven years with clients individually, as couples and families for several different agencies as well as being a highly respected Team Leader in her former agency position. Prior to becoming a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), Nanaho spent years in journalism and academia. She has lived, studied and worked in a number of countries, including Cambodia, Uganda, France, and Tajikistan. She has traveled extensively in the Middle East and East Asia. Nanaho received her BA in government from Harvard College, and a joint masters in international affairs/diplôme from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs /Institut d’études politiques de Paris, (Sciences Po).

Theoretical Orientation

Nanaho’s approach is client-centered, strengths-based, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. She understands that clients come to therapy with complex family/relational/sexual histories/identities. She focuses on helping clients explore such histories such that they can create empowering narratives of their lives and sexuality.

Professional and Community Associations

Nanaho is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).


In person or via Zoom
10 AM-1:30 PM


Call intake coordinator for session with Nanaho at 212-787-5010


Fee $250-300