He/Him/HisLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Doctor of Education, Ed.D Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Dr. Michael Stokes is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and sex therapist located in Newport, RI. Dr. Stokes’ expertise is in helping individuals and couples overcome sexual and intimacy disorders. Many of Dr. Stokes’ clients struggle with relationship conflicts, sex or porn addiction, dating struggles, or sexual dysfunction. In his sessions, he also offers support through depression, anxiety, men’s issues, substance abuse, and trauma.
Dr. Stokes’ style is approachable, down-to-earth, and collaborative. His goal is to teach clients the skills they need to overcome barriers to joy and happiness, and to provide them with coping skills for when they feel overwhelmed by their emotions. Dr. Stokes practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is certified in sex therapy. His sessions provide clients with practical, solution-focused conversation. Often, clients leave these sessions with homework to complete before their next visit with Dr. Stokes, which can show results right away.
Dr. Stokes earned a PhD in Professional Counseling and Supervision. He welcomes clients of all cultural backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations into his practice. Dr. Stokes strives to empower clients to live authentically and with joy, as well as with satisfaction with their sex lives.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Men's issues - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Sex addiction - Building strategies to reduce harmful sexual behaviors; coping with difficult emotions, thoughts, and urges; maintaining healthy relationships
Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life
Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - Exploring one’s values in and beliefs about relationships; practicing boundary-setting, conflict resolution, and romantic or sexual relationship bonding with partners
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Years of Experience: 13 years
New York: 011693
Rhode Island: MHC01167