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Omar Minwalla, Psy.D., Clinical Director

Dr. Omar Minwalla is a Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Sexologist and Clinical Director of The Institute for Sexual Health. Dr. Minwalla earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Human Sexuality. Dr. Minwalla is the former Clinical Director of the Sexual Recovery Institute. His specializations include sexual compulsivity and sex addiction, sexual offending, professional sexual misconduct, psychosexual evaluation, sexual dysfunctions, sexual and gender identity, paraphilias, BDSM and gender and erotic minorities.

Trained in both the compulsive sexual behavior model and the sex addiction model, as well as being a sexologist, Dr. Minwalla has developed an integrated sexual and relationship health model of treatment and currently oversees the Sex Addiction-Compulsivity (SAC) Program.  Since 2006, Dr. Minwalla has challenged the traditional sex addiction field and the use of the “co-addiction model” to clinically treat partners of sex addicts.  He advocates for the recognition of the clinical importance of treating “.  Dr. Minwalla provides education and clinical trainings for professionals on a variety of sexual health topics and conducts intensives, consultations, workshops, lectures, and educational documentary research related to topics and populations in clinical sexology. He is a member of The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH).

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