Dr. Sheena Hoffmann is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2009.
Dr. Hoffmann also completed a rigorous postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Program in Human Sexuality (PHS). PHS is the only two-year full time intensive program, internationally, that trains doctoral level clinicians to interface with sexuality and gender. During her training she had the opportunity to focus on individual, couples, and group therapy in five main practice areas: sexual functioning and relationships, transgender care, compulsive sexual behavior, paraphilias, and STD/HIV education and prevention.
Dr. Hoffmann is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Illinois Psychological Association (IPA). Dr. Hoffmann is among a select group of mental health professionals who have been granted advanced certification in sex therapy from AASECT. She is also a full member of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) and the World Professional Organization for Transgender Health (WPATH).
Dr. Hoffmann’s therapeutic style is warm, genuine, and direct. She values a team approach to treatment. She uses gender responsive treatment informed by relational therapy, and implements mind-body techniques to build self-awareness. Dr. Hoffmann views people within their social and cultural context, with the intention of helping individuals develop into their most authentic selves.
Dr. Hoffman’s clinical specialties include: couples and intimacy, sexual functioning, transgender care, compulsive sexual behavior, kink, non-monogamy, and trauma. Dr. Hoffmann has years of experience working with persons along the gender and sexuality spectrum and is attuned to the needs of the LGBTQIA community. She consults and presents on sex positive topics related to sexual arousal, transgender care, and relationship satisfaction throughout the Chicago-land community.
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