Yana Tallon-Hicks, MA, brings her unique comfort with and knowledge of sex and sexuality issues to the individuals, couples, and relationships she works with at the Couples Center of the Pioneer Valley including LGBTQQ couples & those in non-monogamous relationship structures.
Yana holds a Masters Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Antioch University and her Bachelors degree in LGBTQQ and sexuality studies from Hampshire College. She uses the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her work with flexibility and an open mind to each person’s individual experience of the world around them.
Yana is also a local sex & sexuality writer and educator. She was initially trained in human sexuality education by Dr. Carol Queen after receiving a CLPP Reproductive Rights and Activist Service Corp grant in 2007. Yana is known for her workshops for high school age youth, college students, and adults which work to create a welcoming & comfortable space to explore crucial aspects of our holistic, sexual selves such as pleasure, communication, consent & the body and have been taught at colleges and youth groups all over New England.
In 2016 Yana was asked to deliver a prestigious TEDxTalk in Vienna, Austria on these topics, and her writing on similar topics is both nationally and locally published.
Yana offers 90 minute couples therapy sessions for $150 and 45 minute individual sessions for $85. Therapy for triads, polycules, and other non-monogamous relationship styles is always negotiable.
Learn more about her and her work at yanatallonhicks.com and watch her TEDxTalk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxlGFtg4Z2c.
Relationship Intensives are a great way for busy, motivated partners to dig into specific areas of their relationship in an efficient, rewarding way without the effort and scheduling hassle of weekly therapy sessions.
Relationship Intensives get right to the relational goods while still holding traditional therapeutic benefit for partners including increasing communication skills, tackling tough issues that’ve proven difficult to resolve on your own, and bolstering each partner’s confidence as a partner and individual.