Lonnie Barbach, PhD
Dr. Barbach's work as a couple’s therapist for more than three decades and the publication of "Going the Distance: Finding and Keeping Lifelong Love" crafted with David Geisinger, Ph.D., her partner of 25 years, has defined her as an acknowledged expert on intimate relationships. Her vast experience with the subject matter as well as her natural communication skills have made Dr. Barbach a much sought after therapist, speaker and media personality. She is skilled in a variety of treatment moralities in treating individuals and couples with problems ranging from anxiety and depression to parenting and communication issues. As one of the first co-directors of clinical training at the University of California San Francisco, Human Sexuality Program, Dr. Barbach created the women's pre-orgasmic group treatment program. Considered a pioneer in her field, her dozen books, translated into an equal number of languages, have sold over 4 million copies in the U.S. alone. She is a life member of the American Psychological Association, a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists and an elected member of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health.