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Joan Elizabeth Fink,
M.S., NCC, LMHP, LPC, CST

psychotherapist - relationship & aasect certified sex therapist

Joan Elizabeth Fink  is a leading expert on sex and relationships.  She is a Board Certified Diplomate of The American Board of Sexology and a Certified Sex Therapist with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), specializing in sex therapy and generalized psychotherapy for adult women, men and couples.

She specializes in various sexual dysfunctions such as Desire; Arousal; Orgasmic; Intimacy; Infidelity; Erectile Dysfunction; Mis-matched Libidos;  Relationship Issues; Marital Conflict; Mixed-Orientation Marriages; Responsible Consensual Non-Monogamous/Monogamous Relationships; “Poly” friendly;  Out-of-Control Sexual Behaviors (OCSB)/Compulsions; Sexual Identity Concerns; Coming-Out; Feelings of Shame and Guilt; Depression and Anxiety to name a few.

Joan uses a specific program to help couples and singles learn to improve their communication and relationship skills.  Additionally, she is a Gay Affirmative Psychotherapist, emphasizing how being knowledgeable about gay issues informs the therapeutic process.  Joan has received Gottman Level I training for couples.

professional affiliates

nebraska counseling association (nca)

professional affiliates

nebraska counseling association (nca)

“Everything in life takes courage.”

a little more about joan….

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When Joan isn't in the office, you can find her escaping to her favorite place in the world and little Sanctuary in Northern MN on the South shore of Leech Lake...especially in the Winter time!
Joan was supposed to be in the movie “Ice Castles” as a competitive Figure Skater when she was a kid growing up in Edina, MN...but got sick and was replaced by her nemesis!
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When sexual functioning is a problem, it can affect how we feel about ourselves, our relationships and our lives.  Joan utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address sexual dysfunctional issues, generalized anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and more when working with patients to help them identify and examine ALL components of their lives that can affect their sexual health, as well as, emotional health.

Joan is a well sought out Motivational Speaker where she has spoken at various events to help break down the barriers of having a healthy relationship.  She does an excellent job of normalizing many taboo’s that EVERYONE experiences when talking about SEX!

Joan has presented at Harvard University for the National Symposium of Personal Development in 2017, and at the  XXIIIth, DGSS (German Society for Social Scientific Sexuality Research) Conference 2018, “Sexology between Research, Education, Therapy and Counseling” in Munich, Germany.

Joan has an energetic and fun way of taking the “Awkwardness and SHAME” out of sexual conversations…and helps her patients develop their own voice and use that voice to ask for what they want and need in their relationships.

It has been her love of meeting people, her passion and commitment, to helping couples find an emotional connection on a deeper level in order to have a truly intimate, healthy, spiritual connection with their partners and themselves…that led her to this work!

Joan graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she was a Regents Scholar and earned her Master’s in Community Counseling.  She is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP); a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); a Nationally Board Certified Professional Counselor (NCC/NBCC); a Board Certified Diplomate of The American Board of Sexology (ABS); and a Certified Sex Therapist with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

Joan is the founder and director of j28 Relationship Therapy, LLC located in Omaha, Nebraska.  All services are for people of any sexual orientation and she welcomes patients from all over the Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa area. Joan is also available for long-distance Coaching and Consultation.

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The story behind...

j28 relationship therapy & sexual health

Joan’s love and passion for helping people make connections, reinvent themselves, and help them to become the BEST version of themselves is what made her want to get into her industry.

Born on January 28th, in you guessed it…28 degree weather on a snow falling day, this is where it all began. To top it off…January 28th also marks her wedding day!

Born on January 28th, and rescued 5.5 years ago, Buck Henry completed her story. As Corporate Canine Compassion Officer, Buck Henry is an integral part of J28, and the final piece the name J28 Relationship Therapy and Sexual Health was born.

Why choose Joan? |  Joan is a very engaged, collaborative Psychotherapist. She takes the awkwardness out of tough topics. She helps people leave their “shame” at the door, and allows them to be their authentic selves. Joan prides herself in helping couples have an authentic, intimate, healthy relationship! She utilizes evidenced based research in her practice and provides her patients with tools to break down barriers in their lives, and nudge them towards authenticity, vulnerability and happiness in a safe, sex positive environment without judgment!

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