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Michael Stokes(He/Him/His)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Couples counseling- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-Men's issues-Sex addiction- Sexual health & dysfunction-Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink-

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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Finding the right fit for a therapist is so important. You want someone you can trust, open up to about things you would never tell family or friends, and someone who can offer you some useful strategies and feedback.

I am an interactive therapist. This means, I will not just sit there and have you talk for 50 minutes without any interactive feedback. Being an interactive therapist, we are having a conversation so there is give and take. I will ask you questions and perspective about what is going on for you that maybe you didn’t think about before.

Collaboration is huge! I am not the expert on you. You are. This means if you tell me “I think you are wrong” or “I would never try that”, I am going to take your feedback seriously. We will work together to find strategies and solutions that are practical.

I understand the complexities of things like balancing a family, kids, owning/running a business, managing employees all while trying to create a life that brings you happiness and fulfillment. Life is hard. Sometimes it sucks and sometimes it is freaking awesome. Our work together is to make it suck less and help you find your spark again; emotionally, sexually, spiritually, professionally, etc!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years


Connecticut: 002101 - Florida: TPMC1097 - Massachusetts: LMHC12787 - New York: 011693 - Rhode Island: MHC01167




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Michael Stokes is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$300 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$350 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed