As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Couples and Relationship Therapist, Donna specializes in family and systemic therapy, helping clients develop and maintain sexual health, relational health for improved mental health, well-being, increased pleasure, passion, joy, and fun. Her professional counseling style includes narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness (MBCT) and evidenced-based practices, earning the reputation of being a highly effective and affable professional, setting clients at ease. With over eighteen years of experience in helping clients with relationships, sexuality, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, parenting, substance use, illnesses, disability, aging and more, she is eager to meet you and help you reach your goals. Her professional, real-world experience in the arts and business for more than forty years has given her a broad, unique range of experience useful in helping others meet their goals. Donna provides Telehealth online therapy with outcomes that are equally as successful as in-person therapy visits.

Mission Statement

The mission of Sex and Couples Therapy with Certified Sex Therapist Donna Harris-Richards, LICSW, CST is to help individuals, couples and families embrace and integrate sex-positive thinking into daily life for optimal health, including sexual health and wellness. We go for annual mammograms, gynecological exams and prostate exams for physical sexual health. We owe ourselves check-ups on the emotional and mental aspects of sexual health for optimal health and wellness.

If you struggle with:

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career or Work
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.)
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Low Desire
  • Men’s Issues
  • Menopause
  • Mood Disorders
  • Orgasm Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Polyamory
  • Premature Ejaculation (P.E.)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues




License Number 115538



September 2019


2003 Graduate, Magna Cum Laude

Master of Social Work (MSW)


In Practice since 2003




NASW – National Association of Social Workers

Since 2003

Member Number 886402425

Alpha Delta Mu – National Social Work Honor Society

Beta Chi Chapter

Since 2003

A Message from Donna

If we want something better, the only way through is through. In order to get to the other side, we must challenge ourselves and our biases. The payoff is well worth it.

The national average for couples to meet their goals in Couples Therapy is 16 sessions. For Sex Therapy, the national average is less.

Commonly, I’m hearing from young people that their parents reject them and who they love if the couple is the same gender or if the individual identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, questioning, or unsure.

That breaks my heart and is highly concerning. The rate of suicidal ideation for the LGBTQ population is nearly at 48% in Massachusetts. Actual suicidal attempts are at 25% vs. 11% in the general population.  That is more than double and those are alarming numbers.

These are among the critical issues addressed in Sex and Couples Therapy. These preventable problems touch us all. Whether we want to admit it or not, sex is political, affecting us all every day, in every way.

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