Sarah E. Wright, PsyD, CST/S

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Licensed Clinical Psychologist (SC)
Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT)
Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor (AASECT)

Professional Organizations & Associations

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
South Carolina Psychological Association

Area of Focus:

  • Providing sex and relationship therapy focused on issues of pleasure & orgasm, desire & arousal, ethical non-monogamy, and kink
  • Working with LGBTQQIAA2+ individuals, couples/units, families and communities providing therapy, consultation, and affirming care evaluations and recommendations
  • Trauma-informed individual and relational therapy, consultations, supervision, and training
  • Clinical supervision centered on the person-of-the-therapist using a relational approach to facilitate rapid conceptualization and intervention


  • Doctorate in Psychology, Psy.D., Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, Dayton, OH
  • Bachelor of Arts – Experimental Psychology, BA, University of South Carolina

Books & Textbooks

  • Wright, S.E. & Sheaffer, K. (2023). Sex and the cortisoaked brain. In F.L. Peterson & J.W. Bley (Eds.) Sex and gender: Current clinical concepts and practices (pp 163-176). Sarasota, FL. Professional Resource Press
  • Wright, S.E. (2020). Redefining trauma: Understanding and coping with a cortisoaked brain. Routledge, New York, NY:Routledge
  • Wright, S.E. (2019). Live supervision of sex therapy. In J. Wadley & R. Siegel(Eds.), The art of sex therapy supervision (pp. 57-78). New York, NY:Routledge.
  • Wright, S.E. & Allen, J.B. (2007). The role of addiction culture in group treatments for substance abuse. In L. Vandecreek & J.B. Allen (Eds.) Innovations in clinical practice: Focus on group, couples, and family therapy. Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Exchange, Inc.

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Professional Background

Sarah E. Wright is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor. She has worked clinically with issues of sexuality since 2005 and has engaged in extensive supervision training both domestically and internationally. Currently she works full time in a counseling center at a university in South Carolina, where she has over 15 years of service providing individual and group therapy, supervision, training, and leadership. She teaches an undergraduate class on human sexuality, maintains a small private practice, and provides various trainings and workshops across the country.

As a first-generation college student, Dr. Sarah prioritizes making information easily understood. She values inclusivity and cultural curiosity, with the belief that understanding is an antidote to judgment. Clinically, her aim is to allow people space and support to explore the origins of their concerns, and to decide with guidance and intention how to best address them.

Dr. Sarah has a growing passion for exploring the complexities of the human brain. From the impacts of intense stress to the benefits of psychedelics, she maintains a value of learning how and why interventions work before utilizing them clinically. Engaging from a brain-based perspective allows people to understand the evolutionary function some issues may serve, and to allow for an intentional means of pursuing change.