Cathy Johnston MA, LMFT, CST
Relationship and Sex Therapist in Minneapolis


Create the life and relationships you want

Couples Therapy
  • affairs and infidelity

  • communication

  • conflict management/resolution

  • divorce recovery

  • emotional intimacy

  • family conflict

  • marital evaluations

  • polyamory

  • separation

  • sexual intimacy

Individual Therapy
  • anger management

  • anxiety & panic

  • ADHD

  • codependency

  • dating

  • depression 

  • relationships

  • stress management

  • substance abuse & addiction

  • trauma 

Sex Therapy

  • erectile dysfunction

  • low or no desire

  • menopausal changes

  • orgasm difficulty

  • out of control sexual behavior

  • painful sex

  • pornography problems

  • premature ejaculation

  • sex addiction (out of control sexual behavior)

  • sexual desire discrepancy

Comments from satisfied clients

"Thank you so much for your amazing work - we both left our session today feeling like we partially broke through a massive barrier. I know we still have work to do, but we actually found a bit of peace tonight thanks to your strong skills as a therapist."

"I've had some bad experiences with therapists over the years. They labelled me and I felt weird. I don't think they understood my problems or how to help me. You've been different. You aren't afraid to think outside the box. I feel calmer than ever."

"I walk out of here with tools to do things differently. Earlier this year I thought my relationship was over. Now it's better than it has been in 18 years."

"We interviewed a number of therapists and you were the one we connected with. You're warm and you challenge both of us."

Couples Therapy is:

  • learning to communicate effectively

  • defining needs

  • listening to each other

  • slowing down unhelpful reactions 

  • working through differences

  • building trust

  • responding to each other in ways that help you feel loved, understood and accepted



Individual Therapy is:

  • defining what kind of person you want to be 

  • understanding what's getting in your way

  • sorting through experiences, feelings and needs

  • building on strengths

  • managing reactions 

  • creating self compassion, acceptance and accountability



Sex Therapy is:


  • talk therapy that focuses on building and sharing the power of physical touch and sex

  • working together as a team

  • defining shared values

  • bridging differences 

  • learning how to have sex be a source of joy and bonding

  • understanding cultural myths about sex and replacing them with accurate information


 It's amazing how much trouble we have with sex, given the proliferation of sexual messages and images in our culture. Misinformation, lack of information, shaming messages and myths about sex don't help when you're feeling let down or frustrated with your sex life.  If you've lost the passion you once had, are bored with the status quo, act out sexually, or struggle with sexual desire or performance, let's talk. A good part of sex therapy involves giving you assignments to work on in the privacy of your home. 

I'm comfortable with and trained to work with all gender identities, sexual orientations and types of relationships.  

 I offer talk therapy as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a mind-body therapy for treating the effects of traumatic events and negative self concepts.

Office hours  


     Monday 2pm - 6pm

     Tuesday 10am - 7pm              

     Wednesday 10am - 7pm

     Thursday 10am - 6pm               


I'm meeting with clients at my virtual office or on the phone for the foreseeable future.