Kristen Lilla is Nebraska’s only AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST) and AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She is also an AASECT Sex Therapy Certified Supervisor. Kristen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is listed as a Kink Aware Professional (KAP) through the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF). As a psychotherapist, Kristen Lilla works with individuals, couples, triads, quads, and families. The goal of sex therapy is to help individuals and couples address issues related to sexuality and intimacy, however a variety of other issues are often addressed during this intimate journey through the mind.
Kristen obtained a dual degree from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Women’s Studies. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, with an emphasis in high-risk youth and Jewish Communal Services, from the University of Denver in 2010.
Kristen Lilla is trained in Sex Therapy to work with both couples and individuals. Her specialties include kink, erectile dysfunction, low libido, and polyamory. As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, sexuality educator, and sex therapy supervisor, she is committed to enhancing the field of human sexuality while maintaining standards of ethics and professionalism.
She is an active member of:
- American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
- Association of Private Practice Therapists in Nebraska (APPT)
- Center for Sex Education (CSE)
- National Association of Social Work (NASW)
- National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF)
Kristen Lilla also works part-time at Girls Inc. of Omaha as the Director of Sex Education. She currently serves as the AASECT Mid-Continent Section Leader for the state of Nebraska and has a position as a Sex Therapy Certification Committee Member for the national AASECT organization. Previously, she has served on the Association of Private Practice Therapists Board, the Friends Board of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, and the Women’s Fund Circles group. In 2016, Kristen was on the planning committee for the National Sex Education Conference, was a conference co-chair in 2017, and is honored to be a conference co-chair again in 2019. Due to her dedication to victims/survivors of sexual assault, Kristen has organized a community production of the award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, since 2013. Kristen has notably raised and donated over $15,000 to local non-profit organizations in Omaha.
Kristen is an international speaker and has spoken at conferences including the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) Annual Meeting in 2014, National Sex Ed Conference (CSE) from 2014-2017, Eyes Open Iowa Conference in 2014-2017, Bangladesh Sex Therapy Training in 2016, American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists Annual Conference in 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018. She also speaks frequently for local organizations in Omaha which have included Omaha Public Schools, Lutheran Family Services, University of Nebraska Omaha, and the National Association of Social Workers in Nebraska.
In addition to her numerous accomplishments, Kristen Lilla has been published in the 4th edition of Unequal Partners: Teaching About Power, Consent, and Healthy Relationships as well as Orientation: Teaching About Identity, Attraction, and Behavior, both published by the Center for Sex Education. She is frequently quoted in articles for prominent websites including Refinery29 and GlamourUK. Kristen is currently working on publishing Vaginas and Periods 101: A Pop-Up Book, to be released in 2019. #VaginaPopUp
Kristen is available to do intimate speaking engagements for groups to talk about topics such as the LGBTQ community, Consent, Communication, Low Libido, Polyamory, and more! Please send a message for more information and speaker rates.