Rarely does one single professional degree qualify a person to be a sex therapist. Entrance requirements for certification as a Registered Sex Therapist involves a minimum of one professional degree in a field such as marital and family therapy, medicine, nursing, psychology, pastoral counselling, social work or sexology.
The Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy and Counselling in Ontario (BESTCO) is
comprised of professionals who have clinical expertise in human sexual
concerns. Our membership is multidisciplinary and includes professionals from:
the Ontario Psychological Association, the College of Physicians and Surgeons,
the College of Nurses, the College of Certified Social Workers and The Registry
of Marriage & Family Therapists in Canada (Clinical Member AAMFT).
Each BESTCO Registered Sex Therapist is accountable to a professional organization with a strict ethical code.
Look for a BESTCO certified sex therapist to ensure a high standard of clinical excellence in sex therapy. For information about BESTCO or help in finding a Registered Sex Therapist, please contact us.