Dr. Tristan McBain, PhD, LPC, LMFT, NCC

Dr. Tristan McBain, PhD, LMFT, LPC, NCC

Licensure & Certifications:

Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
National Certified Counselor

Area of Focus:

Sex Therapy

Couples and Relationship Therapy

Sexual Health


Polyamory and Ethical Non-monogamy



Sexual Health Certificate Program: Sex Therapy & Sexuality Education, University of Michigan
Ph.D., Counselor Education, Western Michigan University
M.A., Counselor Education: Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, Western Michigan University

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Professional Background

Dr. Tristan McBain is a Couples and Sex Therapist, serving clients all throughout the state of Michigan. As a small-business entrepreneur, Dr. McBain opened McBain Counseling & Relationship Services, PLLC, an online private practice specializing in relationship and sex therapy, in 2022. Dr. McBain is also a published researcher in the area of infertility grief. She has given presentations, speeches, consultations and written numerous papers about her work on infertility, and the traumatic effect it has on those affected.

In her private practice, Dr. McBain works with adult individuals and couples to enhance intimacy and communication, reduce sexual concerns, and build confidence. In addition to helping couples develop stronger intimate connections, Dr. McBain specializes in working with couples afflicted by infertility, those dealing with an affair or betrayal, and relationships navigating polyamory and ethical non-monogamy.

Professional Affiliations

American Counseling Association
International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

Contributor to the Following Publications

Counseling Today
The Family Journal