Monica Houttuin, an area couples and family therapist, has received specialty training and national certification in sexual health therapy from AASECT.

Houttuin, MSW, LCSW, has a private office, Counseling Rediscovering Connections, in Union. She has been a therapist for more than 20 years.

Houttuin provides therapeutic services to clients over the course of their lifespan. She realized that the issues of sexual health had no specialist in the area to assist individuals, families and couples with issues relating to sexuality.

She also works with medical professionals to assist patients in navigating the difficult path to adaptive sexuality during medical issues.

Houttuin continues to educate area therapists and medical professionals by speaking locally to groups such as National Association of Social Workers, St. Louis Urology Association and St. Louis Wound and Ostomy Nursing Association.