The magic of intimacy lies on the other side of your fear.

I help singles and couples break through to the other side to find the love, joy, sexiness and connection you always knew was possible.

What clients are saying…

Prior to starting our journey with Dr. Tartaro, our marriage was on the brink. We stonewalled each other, there was limited intimacy – physical or otherwise – and our past hurts were so compounded on each other that trying to communicate was like walking a minefield. We worked with several other counselors but no one “spoke our language.” They spoke clinically, seemed to follow a formula, gave us books, and drew charts. While it felt great to air out all our grievances during the sessions, we weren’t healing.

Dr. Tartaro took a different approach. She is more than just a therapist. She is a coach, the best we have known. Her knack for intense and careful listening is incredible. She tunes in to body language, breathing patterns, and word choices which help you uncover your most authentic self. With gentle curiosity in a loving, supportive space, she challenges you towards growth, understanding, and acceptance of yourself.

We have been with Dr. Tartaro for over six years now. Her coaching has influenced not only our marriage but all aspects of our lives. She brought us back from the brink and we are stronger now than ever. We wish the same for you.

– M and T, Dallas, TX | Married 12 years

Prior to starting our journey with Dr. Tartaro, our marriage was on the brink. We stonewalled each other, there was limited intimacy – physical or otherwise – and our past hurts were so compounded on each other that trying to communicate was like walking a minefield. We worked with several other counselors but no one “spoke our language.” They spoke clinically, seemed to follow a formula, gave us books, and drew charts. While it felt great to air out all our grievances during the sessions, we weren’t healing.

Dr. Tartaro took a different approach. She is more than just a therapist. She is a coach, the best we have known. Her knack for intense and careful listening is incredible. She tunes in to body language, breathing patterns, and word choices which help you uncover your most authentic self. With gentle curiosity in a loving, supportive space, she challenges you towards growth, understanding, and acceptance of yourself.

We have been with Dr. Tartaro for over six years now. Her coaching has influenced not only our marriage but all aspects of our lives. She brought us back from the brink and we are stronger now than ever. We wish the same for you.

– M and T, Dallas, TX | Married 12 years

Let’s face it. Intimacy can be tough.


I have dedicated my life to teaching about healthy relating. And every day, I am humbled by the courage it takes to connect.

What I have learned is that intimacy is not about mastery – it’s about practice. And that’s what I help you do.

When you sign up for my coaching – as an individual or as a couple – you and I work as a team to practice and improve your ability to connect. In love. In sexuality. In creativity. In all areas of your life. 

You can think of sessions with me like the emotional literacy classes that you needed years ago when you started dating but never took. It’s not too late!

No matter your history, you can learn how to let others get close to you and grow close to others.  Step-by-step, I can show you how.

Most people assume that intimacy coaching is just about having better sex.

Yes, it’s about sex! But also, so much more.

When you love someone, have sex with them and open your life to them, you tap into the deepest parts of yourself. Often, those parts are hard to face. Have you noticed that it’s with the people you trust that your rough edges come out? You can hide those parts from everyone else but not your intimate partner. And there’s a reason for that. Intimacy is a mirror. Your closeness with another will show you the places inside that have likely needed your own love, care and attention for some time.

Love is telling you, it’s time.

When you reach out for intimacy coaching with me, you make a choice to receive the gifts reflected back to you by that mirror. Together, we will get brave and curious about those rough edges that have been wearing your relationships down into lifeless, tense and unhealthy connections. As we build trust and learn more about what you need, we will replenish you with healthy skills, loving kindness and bodily awareness. It will feel like coming home, waking up and finally, being fed.

My clients receive the benefits of my:

  • Cutting edge sexuality coaching – we can talk about those things

  • Deep and wide capacity for empathy grown from my own trials and triumphs

  • Bright, generous intellect polished by both formal education and the school of life

  • Strong commitment to embodiment as a lifelong dancer

  • Refined intuition and “sixth sense” for hearing what is under your words

  • Diverse community leadership experience and wisdom

  • Truly exceptional sense of humor and love of play

I am also poly-friendly, queer welcoming, and transgender friendly.

I offer my clients a taste of something different.

Permission from the inside to trust how you feel, to find the language to express that to the world and to build connection that flows from and honors who you are. A journey that begins with a vital, yet simple question: What do you want?

In a 30-45 minute, complimentary consultation called an “Exploratory”, we will explore your answer to that question. We will ask, what would it look like if you had your life how you wanted it? And, what is in the way of you having it?

These answers will become the compass for our work.

Interested in learning more?

Contact me to schedule your free Exploratory today.  I look forward to connecting with you.

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Anti-Racist Statement:

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Over the years, my passion for human connection has opened my eyes to the deeply traumatic and pervasive impacts of White Supremacy and racism on all aspects of human health, especially on the capacity to love ourselves and others. As a white woman of Jewish heritage, I am committed to looking at the racism inside of me and working to oppose and interrupt racism in the institutions that surround me. I find myself asking, “How do I slow down and listen carefully while also initiating change for racial justice?” And also, “How do I take responsibility to unlearn racism with other white people while still nurturing my friendships with People of Color?” I believe that asking these and so many other difficult but important questions about race are integral to reclaiming our capacity to feel safe in our bodies, to trust others with our hearts and to have healthy, lasting relationships with those we love.

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