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Hi, I'm

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Anne Mauro, LMFT, DHS, CSE, CST-S

Anne Mauro is a Certified Sex Therapist, Educator, Supervisor, Published Author, and International Speaker. 

 She stays on the cutting edge of all things sex. Her dream is that we can all find healing through intimacy with ourselves and our relations. 

Also, I'm a multi-generational nerd.

As far as theoretical orientations go, I find both intersectionality and ecosystems relational therapy most helpful in looking at how historical and political factors are interacting with other identifiers such as age, birth nation, immigration states, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, gender, kink orientation, etc.


Both models are trauma informed and are useful in assessment and treatment. As a multi-generational nerd, I also draw on Bowen's work, the Genogram, for assessment of intergenerational resilience and sexual legacy. 

A note on my clinical and academic skills

My work had a more drastic shift a few years ago while I was researching miscegenation for my first publication, “More than Ebony and Ivory: Complexities of working with Interracial Couples in Sex Therapy" (Mauro, 2021). I used my identity as a reference point of sorts in my examination of the history of American sexuality. 


And, it has not been pretty. What I found was great tragedy. Fallacies enveloped in what we were taught as truth and disguised as romanticized history. I spent years uncovering truths and unraveling untruths. It was then that I started to grasp the historical sexual traumas that are linked to our present-day sexual suffering. I took a deep dive into colonization and sex and came out with a greater understanding of the impact of colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, white supremacy and patriarchy on our sexualities. Doing the work to decolonize myself provided a framework to decolonize my work and sharpen my anti-oppressive and anti-racist skills. I am still uncovering how western centric cisheteropatriarchal practices enter my work. However, rest assured, when they are uncovered, I work to dismantle that shit!

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Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality

  • Doctorate in Human Sexuality

  • Associate Degree in Sex Education


Antioch University Seattle

  • Master's in Psychology with specialization in Couples and Family Therapy


LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  



AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST)

AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE)

AASECT CST Supervisor (CST-S)


 Associates of Clinical Sexology 

Level 1 & 2 Training in Gottman Method Couple Therapy

Sexual Attitude Restructuring Process

Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Sexological Health Perspective 

Washington State HIV & AIDS 

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy TF-CBT

Level 1 Lifespan Integration Therapy​


​American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)


Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)


Science for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)


Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WoCSHN)


American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists


AASECT People of Color Special Interest Group

Teaching Experience

Of great importance...

I live and profit from the unceded lands of the Duwamish and Puyallup people. I acknowledge the direct correlation to this land theft and the continued genocide and sexual violence towards our Indigenous people, as is blatantly visible with our current local Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) epidemic.


In memorandum of the assaulted, lost, and/or murdered loved ones and ancestors on our land and beyond, I strive to increase awareness around the harmful effects of colonization. 

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