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Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy & Counselling in Ontario


Sex therapy certification

Certification by BESTCO ensures the sex therapist has completed rigorous training.

Rarely does one single professional degree qualify a person to be a sex therapist. Entrance requirements for certification as a Certified Sex Therapist involves a minimum of one professional degree in a field such as marital and family therapy, medicine, nursing, psychology, pastoral counselling, social work or sexology.

The Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy and Counselling in Ontario (BESTCO) is comprised of professionals who have clinical expertise in human sexual concerns. Our membership is multidisciplinary and includes professionals from: the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, the Ontario Psychological Association, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Nurses, and the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.

Each BESTCO Certified Sex Therapist is accountable to a professional organization with a strict ethical code.

Look for a BESTCO certified sex therapist to ensure a high standard of clinical excellence in sex therapy. For information about BESTCO or help in finding a Certified Sex Therapist, please contact us.

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