What are the qualifications of Sex Therapy Associates’ staff?
Dr. Yarian received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1982. He is a licensed Psychologist in the state of Tennessee, license number P-928. He is an AASECT-certified Sex Therapist and a Certified Sexologist with The American College of Sexologists International. He has over thirty years’ experience as a practicing therapist in Nashville.
Sandi Anders, MDiv received her graduate degree in 1985. She is an AASECT-certified Sexuality Counselor and is recognized as a Certified Sexologist by the American College of Sexologists International. She is also a certified Yoga teacher and is a Life Coach with 116 hours of advanced training through The Coaches Training Intsitute. She has over twenty years’ experience in the counseling field.
David Yarian PhD and Sandi Anders MDiv have completed extensive Tantra training with Margo Anand’s SkyDancing Institute and advanced Tantra training with Charles and Carolyn Muir.
Do you hold memberships in professional organizations?
Dr. Yarian is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), The American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), Nashville Psychotherapy Institute, and Nashville Alliance for Sexual Health.
Sandi Anders, MDiv is a member of American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), Nashville Psychotherapy Institute, and Nashville Alliance for Sexual Health.
Dr. Yarian and Sandi Anders, MDiv have made numerous presentations at AASECT national conferences.
What is your cancellation policy?
You are responsible for payment for missed appointments or cancellations with less than 48 hours notice, except in case of illness or family emergency.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Payment is expected at the time of service. Cash, check, or major credit cards, including HSAs will be accepted. A small surcharge is made to cover the cost of credit card processing.
Do you accept insurance?
Neither Dr. Yarian nor Sandi Anders, MDiv is a member of any of the insurance panels.
Dr. Yarian is a licensed Psychologist and it is possible that your insurance company provides an out of network benefit. You will need to check with your company to confirm this. He is happy to process the paperwork involved in filing for this benefit, but asks that you pay for services at the time they are received. If reimbursement is made by your insurance company, Dr. Yarian will settle that with you after it is received. Let him know if you want to file your insurance and bring your insurance card to the first session.
You should be aware that insurance companies may reveal details about diagnoses treated to your employer. You have a choice as to whether you use your insurance or not.
Are receipts for service available?
Let your provider know if you require a receipt and it will be provided to you.
How long does sex therapy last?
This question is impossible to answer with any specificity, as every situation is unique. Rest assured that we attempt to work efficiently to help you reach your therapeutic goals. We know this process is expensive of time and money.
It helps to begin with weekly sessions. We find that therapy is more productive as momentum develops. We extend the process by sending you home with “homework” practices to work on between sessions, generally brief non-sexual practices focused on helping you and your partner increase a sense of intimacy, connection, and trust. As the work progresses it is reasonable to extend the period between sessions to allow you time to practice what you are learning. These issues of frequency and timing are worked out between you and your therapist, as well as when it is time for closure. We welcome an open discussion of how the process is going for you.
How long is each session?
Dr. Yarian’s sessions are fifty minutes. Longer sessions are available by arrangement.
Sandi Anders’ sessions with individuals are fifty minutes. Couples’ sessions are seventy-five minutes. Sessions adapted to special needs may be arranged.