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Psychosocial Oncology & Sexuality Resources

Psychosocial Oncology Providers

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Psychiatry & Psychology Service, (206) 288-1030

  • Samantha Artherholt, PhD, clinical psychologist
  • Jesse Fann, MD, psychiatrist, director
  • Catherine Howe, MD, PhD, psychiatrist
  • Mitchell Levy, MD, psychiatrist 
  • Jennifer Sexton, MD, psychiatrist
  • Karen Syrjala, PhD, psychologist

Sexuality Providers

Urology/Prostate Center Clinic, University of Washington Medical Center

  • Claire Yang, MD, urologist, (206) 598-4294 
  • Ivan Rothman, ARNP, (206) 598-4294
  • Keith Van Meter, ARNP, (206) 598-4528

Private Practice

  • Beatrice Ellis, PhD, psychologist, (206) 324-7954 
  • Lucianne Hackbert, PhD, psychologist, (206) 755-9122
  • Virginia Becker, PhD, psychologist, (206) 542-6670 
  • Melissa Hawkins, PhD, psychologist, (206) 725-0750 
  • Carolyn Livingston, PhD, psychologist, (206) 527-8774 
  • Louisa Turner, PhD, psychologist, (206) 633-7951

Professional Organizations About Sexuality and Couples

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
(804) 644-32288

The Gottman Relationship Institute
(888) 523-9042, (206) 523-9042

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
(212) 819-9770

Society for Sex Therapy and Research
(202) 863-1646, (202) 863-1648

Sexuality-Related Web Sites

A Web site and store promoting an educational approach to healthy sexuality.

A private site to help men and their companions with the social, emotional and sexual issues created by prostate cancer and treatment.

Sinclair Intimacy Institute/BetterSex

Books on Sexuality

Sexuality and Intimacy

  • Barbach, Lonnie. For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality. Signet Book, 2000.
  • Barbach, Lonnie.  Erotic Edge: 22 Erotic Stories for Couples. Penguin Group, 1996.
  • Butler, Robert and Myrna Lewis. The New Love and Sex After Sixty. Balantine Books, 2002.
  • Comfort, Alex. The Joy of Sex: Fully Revised & Completely Updated for the 21st Century. Crown, fully revised edition 2002.
  • Daniluk, Judith C. Women's Sexuality Across the Life Span: Challenging Myths, Creating Meanings. Guilford Publications, 2003.
  • Ellison, Carol Rinkleib. Women's Sexualities: Generations of Women Share Intimate Secrets of Sexual Self-Acceptance. New Harbinger, 2000. 
  • Foley, Sallie, Sally A. Kope, and Dennis Sugrue. Sex Matters for Women. Guilford, 2002.
  • Goodwin, Aurelie and Marc Agronin. A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Sexual Fear and Pain. New Harbinger, 1997.
  • Harrar, Sari and Julia Vantine. Extraordinary Togetherness:  A Woman’s Guide to Love, Sex and Intimacy. St. Martin's Press, 1999.
  • Heiman, Julia and Joe Lopiccolo. Becoming Orgasmic. Prentice-Hall, 1988.
  • Leiblum, Sandra and Judith Sachs. Getting the Sex You Want. Crown, 2002.
  • Maltz, Wendy. The Sexual Healing Journey. Harper Perennial, 2001.
  • Maltz, Wendy and Suzie Boss. Private Thoughts: Exploring The Power Of Women’s Sexual Fantasies. New World Library, 2001.
  • McCarthy, Barry and Emily McCarthy. Couple Sexual Awareness. Carroll and Graft, 1998.
  • McCarthy, Barry and Emily McCarthy. Male Sexual Awareness. Carroll and Graft, 1998.
  • McCarthy, Barry and Emily McCarthy. Rekindling Desire. Brunner/Routledge, 2003.
  • McCarthy, Barry and Emily McCarthy. Sexual Awareness. Carroll and Graft, 2002.
  • Metz, Michael and Barry McCarthy. Coping with Premature Ejaculation. New Harbinger, 2003.
  • Metz, Michael and Barry McCarthy. Overcoming E.D. New Harbinger, 2004.
  • Milsten, Richard and Julian Slowinski. The Sexual Male. Norton, 1999.
  • Mims, Cedric. Love & Old Age: Breaking the Taboo of Sex and the Elderly. Trans-Atlantic Pubns, 2003.
  • Sheehy, Gail.  Sex and the Seasoned Woman: Pursuing the Passionate Life. Ballantine, 2007.
  • Zilbergeld, Bernie. The New Male Sexuality. Bantam, 1999.
  • Zoldbrod, Aline. Sex Smart. New Harbinger, 1998.

Sexuality and Cancer

  • Alterowitz, R. & Alterowitz, B. Intimacy with Impotence: The Couple’s Guide to Better Sex After Prostate Cancer Disease.  Perseus Books Group, 2004. 
  • Berberich, F. Ralph. Hit Below the Belt: Facing Up to Prostate Cancer. Celestial Arts, 2001.
  • Kydd, S & Dana Rowett. Intimacy After Cancer: A Women’s Guide. Big Think Media, 2006.
  • Louden, Jennifer. The Woman's Comfort Book: A Self-Nurturing Guide for Restoring Balance in Your Life. Harper, 1992.
  • Virginia Laken and Keith Laken. Making Love Again, Hope for Couples Facing Loss of Sexual Intimacy. Dialogue Press, 2002.
  • Schover, L.R. Sexuality and Cancer: For the Man with Cancer and His Partner. American Cancer Society, 1998.
  • Schover, L.R. Sexuality and Fertility After Cancer. Wiley, 1997.
  • Wainrib, Barbara Rubin, Michael Droller, Jack Maguire and Sandra Haber. Men, Women, and Prostate Cancer: A Medical and Psychological Guide for Women and the Men They Love. New Harbinger, 2000.

Sexuality and Other Related Cancer Issues for Gays, Lesbians and Bisexual Men and Women

  • Perlman, G & Dresher, J.  A Gay Man’s Guide to Prostate Cancer. The Hawworth Medical Press, 2005.
  • Cancer Facts for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Men and Women. American Cancer Society.
  • Lesbian Cancer Initiative (LCI).  Based in New York, the LCI offers a safe, supportive environment to address questions, decisions and emotions involved in having cancer. Patients may call just to talk at (212) 620-7310, ext. 258, or e-mail for more information.
01-29-2014   Sexuality Symptoms Information Sheet 2013 (248kb)
Facts and helpful information regarding sexuality symptoms as a side effect of treatment.