Staff Profiles

Chantelle Otten

(She / Her)

Director Psycho-Sexologist

A Melbourne local, Chantelle comes from a Dutch background. Having spent time living, studying and working in Holland, Chantelle has grown up with the European mindset that talking about sex, pleasure and relationships does not have to be shameful or taboo. A natural born communicator, she enjoys creating a setting where her clients can feel relaxed and free to talk about their sexual health in a safe, judgment-free environment. With numerous awards, accolades and published medical journal articles, Chantelle is not only an internationally acclaimed psycho-sexologist, but also a caring and empowering sex educator. With a background in scientific research, sexual medicine, and counselling, she believes that sexuality and self-esteem are an integral part of life, which everyone is entitled to. Good sexual health should always be enjoyable, pain free and without prejudice.

Her sexology qualifications include:

In 2017 Chantelle became Priceline Pharmacy’s first-ever Sexual Wellness expert. She  currently represents LoveHoney Corporation as their sexpert. In addition to being a sexual wellness expert, Chantelle has been recognised as one of Australia’s first European Federation of Sexology, and European Society of Sexual Medicine certified Psycho-Sexologists.
Chantelle’s scientific contributions to sexual medicine and sexology have been recognised with a Young Scientist Award nomination for the 24th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI). She won best presentation on Female Sexual Medicine at the 19th Congress European Society of Sexual Medicine in Nice, France.

Her scientific abstracts are featured in the Journal of Sexual Medicine:

Otten, I. Pinas: PS-02-008 Sexual functioning in women with menstrual pattern migraines. The Journal of Sexual Medicine April 2017 Volume 14, Issue 4, Supplement, Page e112
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Otten, I. Pinas: HP-07-003 Sexual functioning and menstrual pattern migraine: pilot study on effects of hormonal interventions during menopause transition. The Journal of Sexual Medicine April 2017 Volume 14, Issue 4, Supplement, Page e156-7
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Chantelle’s work has been featured in articles on News.com.au, Cosmopolitan magazine, New York Post, and Body and Soul magazine. She has spoken and contributed on various podcasts, and regularly presents at education seminars as part of her role as Priceline Pharmacy’s Sexual Wellness expert.

Chantelle Otten is a registered Sexologist in Australia and Europe and a Member of:

Sexologists

Daz Alexandra Tendler

(She/They/He)

Psycho-Sexologist

Daz Alexandra Tendler (She/they/He) is a sex-and-body-positive sexologist holding membership with the Society of Australian Sexologists. With an understanding that everyone’s sexual and relationship desires and needs are unique and diverse, She ensures her non-judgemental and compassionate practice focuses foremost on individual well-being.

Daz Alexandra Tendler seeks to remove the stigma and shame society attaches to sex, sexuality and self-expression, and is super passionate about building safe, LGBTQIA+ inclusive environments where people feel confident to be their true, authentic selves. They incorporate talk therapy, communication skills and healthy redirection techniques into their sessions, centring consent, exploration, empowerment and desire. Daz Alexandra Tendler works with clients of all sexualities and genders, including asexual and agender individuals.

They have experience and particular interest in:

Daz Alexandra Tendler is trans, queer and neurodiverse – through personal experiences with ethnicity and religion, class, gender and sexuality diversity, and neurodiversity, they know how important it is to nurture safe, supportive spaces for marginalised minorities, particularly LGBTQIA+ individuals and those with ADHD and autism. They value intentionality, boundaries, respect and pleasure as core sexological principles, and often work outside of traditional expectations and norms that can stigmatise and obstruct sexual, relationship and personal growth. They affirm queerness and work through trauma-informed, intersectional and queer theory lenses. Their qualifications include a Postgraduate Diploma in Sexology, a Bachelor of Journalism, and they are currently completing a Master of Philosophy (transitioning to a PhD), evaluating the relationship, sex, sexuality and gender education of Jewish schools in Melbourne, Australia.

Daz Alexandra Tendler believes respectful, open and vulnerable communication about sex, sexuality, gender and relationships, and becoming more aware of the body-mind bond, is critical to enhance individual and shared sexual and emotional well-being.

Jasmine Zahner

(She / Her)

Psycho-Sexologist

Jasmine is an experienced Sexologist and a level 2 registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). She also holds membership with the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS) and has over seven years experience as a workplace coach.

Jasmine’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) and a Masters of HIV, STI’s and Sexual Health (Counselling).

Jasmine works with all genders, orientations and identities and offers a judgment-free, safe space for both couples and individuals. She specialises in a variety of sexual concerns, including vaginismus, premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. She works with clients around self-esteem, body image, anxiety and lack of desire.

Ensuring that her clients are comfortable and relaxed, Jasmine is queer-friendly (LBGTIQ) and works with clients in any aspect of sex and sexuality. She believes that sex should be able to be discussed openly and that everyone deserves to have a pleasurable and enjoyable sex life.

Laura Miano

(She / Her)

Sexologist

Laura is a sexologist, with a Bachelor in Psychological Science and a Masters in Sexology. Laura is a driven individual with a passion to develop her career in sexology. She warmly welcomes each client with keen enthusiasm and encourages open dialogue in a judgement-free space. She is understanding, compassionate and approaches each session by establishing her clients’ individual goals and needs, and attentively supports them to achieve their desired outcomes.

Laura feels strongly about embracing all aspects of sexuality and appreciates the unique ways in which it manifests in different individuals. She holds progressive and open-minded ideologies on sex and relationships, and through her work as a sexologist, hopes to grow her understanding of how sexuality can prosper within relationships.

Laura treats common sexual concerns such as sexual pain, vaginismus, sex education, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

Lauren French

(She / Her)

Sexologist

Lauren is a recently graduated sexologist holding a membership with the Society of Australian Sexologists. Lauren has a real passion for sexuality education as well as helping individuals or couples through a multitude of sexual difficulties and experiences. Lauren creates a warm and inviting space for clients to feel comfortable to share and be heard.

All sessions are held within a judgement free space, as Lauren welcomes all diverse sexualities and varying individual experiences. She also works with with Body Safety Australia, a social enterprise protecting children from sexual abuse with whole community solutions. Lauren works with all genders, orientations and identities and offers a judgment-free, safe space for all beings. She is queer-friendly (LBGTIQ) and works with clients in any aspect of sex and sexuality.

She believes that sex should be able to be discussed openly and that everyone deserves to have a pleasurable and enjoyable sex life. She specialises in sex education, and empowering individuals to be less goal- orientated and more pleasure orientated.

Clarke Rose

(She / Her)

Sex Coach

Clarke Rose is a Sexuality and Pleasure Coach for women and fem-mes. Originally from California, she moved abroad to study Gender, Sexuality and Society in Paris, France. In Paris she started her own sexuality blog, Sex and Roses, where she conducted interviews and research, wrote personal pieces, and began to explore female pleasure on a deeper level.

Passionate about women’s sexual health, happiness and equality from a young age, she has had immense success with her clients. She works with women and femmes who want to expand their orgasmic ability, stop faking orgasms, become more comfortable in a masturbation practice, learn to communicate better about their needs in and out of the bedroom, bring pleasure into their everyday lives, learn new ways to masturbate, take back their power after sexual abuse or trauma, spice up their sex lives, and more!

Clarke has called many different kinds of places “home,” and because of this she has a beautiful understanding of women, and a compassionate comfortable presence that is felt by clients and friends alike. She is the woman you go to for the things you feel like you can not discuss with your regular therapist! Open, non-judgmental and kind, she aspires to lead women and femmes into sexual empowerment, helping them to step into their bodies with confidence, and own their erotic potential.

Aleeya Hachem

(She / Her)

Sexologist

Aleeya is a sexologist and fertility counsellor who is passionate about normalising the conversation around sex, pleasure and fertility. Aleeya has a special interest in working with LGBTQIA+ clients, as well as clients experiencing sexual issues relating to fertility and pregnancy. She holds a membership with the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS) and Fertility Society of Australia (FSA.)

Aleeya’s qualifications include a Bachelor and Honours in Psychological Science, and a Masters in Sexual and Reproductive Health, specialising in psychosexual therapy and reproductive endocrinology.
Aleeya has a warm and intuitive therapeutic style and approaches each session by establishing her client’s individual goals and needs, supporting them to achieve their desired outcomes. She has worked as a group and individual therapist in a range of settings including drug and alcohol services, sexual health and community engagement.

Aleeya utilises a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. She believes that everyone has the right to sexual pleasure and sex education, empowering individuals to make decisions that align with their values and beliefs.

Her passion is working with individuals and couples going through the fertility process, helping them have satisfactory sexual lives.

Anna Kelberg

(She / Her)

Psycho-Sexologist

Anna is a highly skilled sexologist with an extensive educational background. She obtained her expertise in sex therapy from the University of Guelph in Canada, accredited by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists, and the Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology in the UK, accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.

Anna’s international credentials include a Doctor of Psychology registration outside Australia. Her counselling skills are backed by a thorough scientific understanding in the field of psycho-sexuality. Currently a PhD candidate, Anna’s research focuses on monogamy and non-monogamy. This research, involving studies of 1700 individuals in both relationship types, has been featured in the prestigious Swiss scientific journal Frontiers in Psychology: Gender, Sex and Sexuality.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.961949/full
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.753460/full

Anna is a respected member of various professional bodies, actively contributing to the field of sexology. Her memberships include the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (USA), the European Federation of Sexology, and the Latvian Psychology Association. This involvement underscores her dedication to staying at the forefront of sexological research and practice.

Anna is a true multinational – Having grown up in Latvia, travelled extensively, and lived in diverse locations such as Cape Town, Riga, Rome, Stockholm, and Tel Aviv, she brings a broad worldview to her practice. Her commitment to community welfare is evident through her volunteer work at the Crisis Center hotline in Latvia and at The Counselling Hub in South Africa, where she offers pro bono support to those in acute need.

In her approach to sexology, Anna integrates a variety of perspectives, acknowledging that cognitive, genetic, social, familial, and neurological factors all play a part in shaping an individual’s sexuality. While she brings a wealth of knowledge from her psychology background, it’s important to note that she is not practising as a registered psychologist in Australia. Her work encompasses assisting individuals and couples with a range of sexual concerns, including navigating monogamy and non-monogamy agreements, addressing sexual desire discrepancies, exploring fantasies, and coping with the aftermath of sexual abuse.

Clients often find comfort in Anna’s warm and welcoming presence, complemented by her soothing voice and charming Latvian accent. She is known for her relatable, non-judgemental, and sex-positive approach, making her a trusted professional in the field of sexology.

Sara Richardson

Nurse, Psychosexologist

Sara is a registered nurse with AHPRA, gaining her Bachelor of Science (Nursing) in Dublin, Ireland. She is also a qualified psycho sexologist (Masters of Science in Medicine – Sexual and Reproductive Health)

Sara has a clinical background in Men’s Health and is passionate about opening the conversation around sexuality in men. Having worked for many years in Men’s Health (both in Australia and Europe), it became clear that there was a huge lack of knowledge among people regarding their sexual health. She is passionate about furthering the education of people and the community about how common issues with sexuality and sexual functioning are.

Sara looks to create a safe and confidential space for clients to discuss their concerns, including erectile functioning and premature ejaculation, and to work with them in seeking outcomes that will bring meaningful change in their lives.
Sara has worked for many years with men with issues of sexual function, including older men and couples and the trans community (F2M).

Sara’s approach to therapy is ensuring that every client is looked after with time and care, making certain that every individual is treated as unique, and therapy is customised to their individual circumstance. Sara prides herself on providing a holistic and collaborative approach with each client.

Asha Bosman

(She / Her)

Psycho- Sexologist

Asha (B.Psych, GDip-Sexology) is a sexologist with a background in Psychology.

As a mother, Asha has an understanding and special interest for helping those who experience the various, and complex sexual difficulties related to pregnancy and parenthood.

Asha’s approach to her clients is one of unconditional positive regard, open-mindedness, and encouragement of sexual empowerment.

Asha is relatable, down to earth, compassionate, and understanding. She believes every individual is unique in their desires, experiences, views, and ideologies regarding sexuality, and in turn deserve a unique and personal approach to therapy.

Asha is comfortable working with people of all ages, backgrounds, and identities.

Jess Kostos

Jess Kostos

Physiotherapist

Jess is a Physiotherapist with a special interest in Pelvic Health for Women. She is professional,
empathetic, and passionate about helping people of all ages achieve their optimal physical
health and well-being.

Jess has gained extensive experience working in both the public and private sectors throughout
Australia and the U.K, within the maternity service for Mercy Health, and London Women’s
Centre in Central London.
Jess regularly sees patients with pelvic floor issues including pelvic, sexual and menstrual pain,
incontinence, and prolapse, in addition to assisting women during and after their pregnancy. Her
area of interest is pelvic and sexual pain and postnatal recovery.

Her clinical approach combines evidence-based physiotherapy with manual therapy, dry
needling, acupuncture, clinical Pilates and exercise, and education to treat, manage and
promote well-being. She adopts a collaborative approach, working closely alongside other
healthcare professionals to ensure her patients receive the best care possible.

Qualifications & Experience

Jess offers support for a number of conditions including:

Chelsea Liley

(She / They)

Sexologist

Chelsea is a qualified sexologist with a passion for the interplay between mental and sexual health, with an Undergraduate degree double majoring in Psychology, and a Masters degree in Sexology.

Chelsea has a natural affinity and inquisitiveness into all areas of sexuality, but her main interests and passions lay in the realms of queer sexuality, women’s empowerment and sexual liberation, tantra, kink, sexual well-being, young people, and pleasure.

She believes that sexuality is a core concept of our human psyche, and can be a positive, pleasurable, and almost euphoric experience and that all people should be able to understand, explore and embrace their sexuality, no matter their age, gender, cultural background, or sexual experience.

Chelsea is a student member of the Society of Australian Sexologists and works with patient-centred care at the forefront of her practice, aiming to give all her clients the same level of unconditional acceptance, openness, and compassion. She volunteers regularly with the WA Aids Council, and attends Leavers week in Dunsborough, as a safe sex angel every year, handing out condoms and educating young people on safe sex practices.

She believes that sex is an important, and innate, part of the human experience, and that everyone has the right to pursue their own pleasure and erotic joy, in a safe, sex-positive, light-hearted, and judgement-free space. She prides herself in her ability to weave professionalism and fun within her work, to help decrease the stigma around sex, and to instead empower all people to have open and honest conversations about their sex lives.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists

Fiona Grouber

(She / Her)

Physiotherapist

Fiona is a Physiotherapist with a special interest in Women’s and Pelvic Floor Health. She has a strong focus on patient-centred care and is passionate about educating and empowering women through all stages of life. She enjoys collaboratively working together with patients towards achieving their health and wellness goals.

Fiona has experience in both hospital and private physiotherapy settings, focusing on areas of women’s health. She loves working with pregnant and post-natal women, as well as those experiencing urinary or faecal dysfunction, difficult or painful intercourse and those with persistent pelvic pain. Where appropriate she incorporates pelvic floor rehabilitation with functional training and Clinical Pilates for a holistic treatment approach.

She also currently works at Cabrini Hospital on the maternity physiotherapy team. At Cabrini, Fiona provides acute post-natal care to new mothers on the maternity ward and runs pregnancy-specific exercise classes.

Qualifications & Experience

Fiona treats a range of conditions including:

Chloe Cox

(She / Her)

Physiotherapist

Chloe is a Physiotherapist with a special interest in Vulva Owners Health and Pelvic Floor concerns. She has a passion for educating vulva owners of all ages throughout their lifespan to ensure care is patient-centred and accessible to all.

Chloe has gained experience over the past nine years in both public and private settings within New Zealand and Australia. She has run multiple Vulva Health webinars with local gyms to ensure that people have access to the information they need to achieve their health and wellness goals. Chloe enjoys treating pre and postnatal patients and has a strong interest in chronic pelvic pain conditions including both sexual, menstrual and bladder pain concerns.

She combines her knowledge of Pelvic Health and the musculoskeletal system to provide a holistic approach including the use of dry needling, Pilates and exercise principles alongside manual therapy and education. Chloe has a firm belief that all care should be patient-led and collaborates with other health professionals to provide targeted treatment.

She specialises in:

Qualifications & Experience:

Kayla Kennedy

(She / Her)

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Kayla has completed her Masters of Clinical Physiotherapy at Curtin University, specialising in Continence and Pelvic Health. She has 10 years of clinical experience working as a Physiotherapist, having worked in a range of settings in Australia and the United Kingdom.

She is passionate about providing evidence-based physiotherapy for people of all genders across all stages of life. She is experienced in providing patient-centred physiotherapy services for pelvic floor related conditions and has extensive experience in clinical pilates and exercise based rehabilitation. She believes in a collaborative approach to patient care and thrives on empowering her clients to achieve their health goals wherever they are in their journey.

Kayla has sound experience in assessing and treating:

Qualifications:

Administation

Kimberly Villareal

(She / Her)

Administration

Kimberly is a college undergraduate majoring in Management. Over the years she has worked in different organisations as a customer service representative and was very successful in her management roles and giving customers award-winning service. She attends professional development training and continues to work on her customer-based skills.

Working with Chantelle is her first experience in the healthcare industry. She is friendly and relatable and enjoys contact with patients and professionals and the learning process that comes with working with a Psycho-Sexologist.