Surrogate Partner Therapy
Surrogate Partner Therapy (SPT) refers to a specific type of therapy in which an individual seeks the help of both a therapist and a surrogate partner in order to overcome obstacles that prevent the individual from establishing or maintaining healthy emotionally and physically intimate relationships. To learn more about surrogate partner therapy, please follow the links below.
What is a surrogate partner?
A surrogate partner is a trained professional who, under the guidance of a licensed therapist, helps individuals to overcome various obstacles to emotional and physical intimacy. A surrogate partner, aside from the training they have undergone, is adept at creating a safe, nurturing space, is patient and non goal-oriented, and can provide frank, real-world lessons that are necessary compliments to traditional talk therapy. A surrogate partner's also serves as a model of effective communication and healthy self-image and provides an example of responsible, authentic, and informed partnering.
A surrogate partner is a coach in the arena of intimacy, not a romantic partner. They are aware of their ethical responsibility to the client and hold those needs as a top priority at all times.
Above all else, a surrogate partner is someone who genuinely wants to prepare others for future happy and healthy intimate relationships and create a long-lasting sense of self-actualization and joy.