Invest in Your Personal Growth
We work together to create the right program for you, addressing your needs on every level -- mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. We create a safe, nonjudgmental place for you to heal and grow into your best self.
Nicole Ananda, CSP
Founder & Managing Partner, Certified Surrogate Partner, Certified Mind/Body Practitioner, Certified Life Coach, Certified NeuroSomatic Processing Practitioner, Certified Reiki Master, Certified Advanced Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner, Certified Shamanic Practitioner, Tantra Practitioner
Nicole Ananda uses the tools and knowledge that she has gathered from over two decades of personal transformation work to bring healing and transformation to our clients. She works with clients of all genders and orientations to holistically address their sexuality issues using a variety of tools, including coaching, surrogate partner therapy, touch therapy, tantra, and energy work. The most important tool that Nicole utilizes is compassion, which allows her to guide our clients through their healing journey in an environment free from judgment, fear, or shame. Nicole helps clients with all forms of personal and sexual concerns, including (but not limited to): trauma, social anxiety, low confidence, premature/early ejaculation, erection concerns, body image issues, orgasm blocks, late-life virginity, and relationship concerns. She specializes in guiding clients to access their personal power, build their confidence, increase their comfort with touch and intimacy, and become as fully functional as possible. Nicole believes that love is the greatest medicine, and she uses her genuine love for, and acceptance of, each client to help them learn to truly love themselves.
Nicole has taken the traditional surrogate partner therapy model developed by sex research pioneers Masters & Johnson and developed it into a holistic therapy that is unique to Ananda Integrative Healing Group and tailored to 21st century issues and needs.
Nicole holds multiple certifications: surrogate partner, mind/body practitioner, advanced integrated energy therapy practitioner, Reiki master, shamanic healer, NeuroSomatic Processing practitioner, and life coach. She also has training in tantra and Eastern healing arts. She has more than 15 years of experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, in addition to her decade of experience in the therapy/healing field. Nicole's training also includes the full Landmark Education core curriculum, and she holds a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Oberlin College. Nicole is co-founder of the Surrogate Partner Collective, a network of surrogate partner therapy practitioners and collaborating clinicians, providing training & certification, continuing education, advocacy, and outreach.
Sarah Rabenou, LCAT
Sarah sees clients via our secure telehealth video platform
With over a decade of clinical experience, Sarah has worked with hundreds of people to discover their dreams, express themselves more fully, transform the aspects of their lives that didn't serve them, and take action to create real and lasting change. Sarah is committed to supporting people in experiencing life the way it was meant to be experienced. Whether you are moving through a life event that has proven devastating, or are recognizing patterns in your life that you are having trouble breaking free from, it is her specialty to offer proven interventions and practices that will help you feel better about yourself, your relationships, and your life. Sarah enjoys facilitating genuine and lasting transformation and is especially passionate about helping people with relationships, sexuality, addictions, codependency, loving communication, spirituality, and emotional mastery.
Sarah is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and holds a Master's Degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from Pratt Institute. Sarah has specialized training in attachment work, love coaching, and utilizing non-verbal modalities & expressive arts for healing and repair.
Jessica Sheerin, MA
Jessica sees clients via our secure telehealth video platform
Jess’ counseling philosophy is rooted in believing that every individual has the potential for growth, healing, and positive change. She provides a safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Jess draws heavily from positive psychology and humanistic approaches, focusing on clients' strengths, values, and goals rather than solely on their problems and weaknesses. She strives to tailor her approach to each client’s unique needs and preferences, incorporating somatic healing techniques, CBT, DBT, and ACT. Jess aims to create a collaborative and empowering relationship with clients where they feel heard, respected, and valued. She encourages clients’ active participation in the process by setting achievable goals, practicing self-care, and using their strengths to overcome challenges. A key component of Jess’ counseling style is helping clients develop a sense of self-awareness and self-compassion. By cultivating a greater understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, clients can learn to be more accepting and kind towards themselves and develop a more positive outlook on life. Jess helps clients gain skills and insights that can benefit them long after the therapeutic relationship has ended, equipping our clients with the tools and resources to continue growing and thriving after their program is complete.
Jess has twenty years of experience in the helping professions through applied behavior analysis, social work, wellness, and therapy. She has a Master of Arts in Counseling and multiple doctoral-level classes in education. She has worked extensively with individuals suffering from trauma using various modalities. Jess attained a Gottman Leader Certification and a foundational course from the Buehler Institute for sex counseling. She also holds certifications in personal training and nutrition to offer a holistic approach to our clients.
Abby Sheneman, LCSW
Abby sees clients via our secure telehealth video platform
Abby possesses a wide range of experience helping people transition through difficult phases across the trajectory of their lifespans, ranging from childhood through adulthood. She has worked in mobile therapy, cancer support, varied medical social work, private and group practice, education for meditative/mindfulness practices, mediation, and domestic relations. Her training, experiential self-work, passion and drive help her to collaborate with our clients to guide them through the changes they desire to make, in order to evolve into their most genuine and authentic selves.
She utilizes EMDR as well as general therapy for anxiety, depression, grief/loss and trauma. Abby is also trained in parent coordination. She provides an eclectic, experiential, integrative and holistic approach towards the application of her therapeutic skill set.
Abby is a Licensed Master of Social Work in the state of Pennsylvania, and a certified clinical trauma professional. She obtained her Master of Social Work in conjunction with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Temple University.
Patrick Cook, MS, M.Ed.
Patrick sees clients via our secure telehealth video platform
Patrick understands how mental health challenges affect the lives of individuals, their families, and those around them. He invests time in getting to know our clients' individual needs and goals in order to build a trusting relationship and work together to alleviate stress and symptoms. Patrick strives to provide clients with tailored treatment plans that can be integrated into their daily lives.
Patrick has extensive experience teaching Anatomy and Physiology at the college level. He is passionate about helping individuals and couples enhance their sex lives and improve their communication, connection, and relationships. Patrick views sex as a natural, healthy expression that should lead to all parties involved feeling fulfilled, and he fundamentally believes that sexual wellness is essential to our overall mental health -- and that we need to take the taboo out of sex!
Surrogate Partner, Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner
Rachael works at her own Reno, NV location and also travels to clients
Rachael gained a wealth of experience with human sexuality through her work as one of the West Coast's most highly reviewed legal courtesans. She is now devoting her career to helping people heal and grow as a certified surrogate partner. Rachael has always followed her heart and believed in her dreams; she eschews conventional dogma in lieu of personal freedom. She has learned that the key to helping people is acceptance and patience, and she believes that compassion lays the groundwork for healing one's self and one's relationships. Rachael is skilled at developing intimate connections with all types of people, and she strives to help her clients feel at ease in her presence. A life full of adventure and hard work has given Rachael many enriching experiences that she brings to her work as a surrogate partner. She has been an apprentice and journeyman glassblower, a traveling art teacher, a U.S. Forest Service fire crew member, and an executive chef. Rachael holds certifications in surrogate partner therapy & integrated energy therapy, and a BFA from Kent State University.
Christina works in our Philadelphia, PA area location
While Christina’s professional journey started at a keyboard as a Software Developer, she has always been drawn to leading and guiding others with a focus on helping people integrate and be comfortable and connected in a community. As her mindfulness and embodiment journey has progressed, she has become more and more aware of just how connected we are, and she feels more and more each day how compassion and love can be an incredible force for change. She made it her personal mission to speak out against shame and the damage it does when we make decisions from that place, and this is what has led her to become a surrogate partner. Christina believes that everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their sexuality and confident wielding their sexual energy, and she wants to help them get there.
Kat works in our NYC & Catskill, NY locations
Kat is a surrogate partner and somatic practitioner dedicated to helping individuals move through physical and emotional barriers to achieve greater intimacy and sexual expression. Kat’s empathetic and non-judgmental approach creates a safe environment for all bodies to explore their sexuality and to increase their capacity for intimacy and embodiment. In addition to her role as a surrogate partner, Kat has a background in somatic dance and performance. Her somatic dance practice is focused on understanding the connection between the mind and body to facilitate the release of stored tension and trauma. Kat holds a Master of Arts Degree from New York University and a Bachelor's Degree from Evergreen State College.
Kyle Robert Hoffman
Touch & Cuddle Therapy Practitioner, Experiential Intimacy Coach, Group Workshop Leader, Life Coach, Certified Cuddlist™
Kyle works in person in our Philadelphia, PA area location, travels to clients, and also can work with clients remotely
For over a decade Kyle has been helping people overcome challenges such as a lack or fear of touch or emotional intimacy, dissatisfaction with the sex or touch in their lives, body image issues, discomfort being naked, sexual shame, sexual orientation issues, ethical non-monogamy issues, and more. Kyle serves people of all body types, genders, and orientations. He helps people feel deeply connected and accepted for who they truly are. He helps clients love themselves more and create lives that are overflowing with fulfilling touch and emotional intimacy. Kyle also offers small group workshops open to any gender, and some for only men. Workshop topics include consent and touch skills, boundaries, opportunities to share touch with participants, making new friends or dates, and more. Some workshops include a very safe clothing-optional space with firm boundaries.
Kyle's training includes Cuddlist™ certification, Tantra Practitioner & Facilitator Training, Foundations of Facilitation by Cuddle Party Inc., CFJ Coaching Success School, professional development mentorships, The Art of Rapport and The Art of Attraction by Mason Communication LLC, The ManKind Project, and more. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree.
Dennis Michael Loreman
Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, IET Practitioner, Shamanic practitioner
Dennis works in our Philadelphia, PA area location
Dennis Michael Loreman is a hypnotist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to expanding human potential through empowered thoughts that lead to mindful actions. As a Reiki master, Dennis folds energetic methodologies into the hypnotic experience, using techniques of bypassing the conscious mind that dissolve fear, doubt, and pain to help the subconscious mind bring profound change from within. By embracing a holistic approach to mind, body, and spirit, this unique hypnosis experience can unite mental, emotional, and physical sexuality into integrated well-being. Dennis motivates our clients to make the most of their experiences and feel good about themselves as the changes from deep within emerge in their lives.
Cecelia Catalina Baez
Integrative Health Coach, Certified Cuddlist™, Integrated Energy Therapy practitioner
Cecelia works at her own Harrisburg, PA area location
Cecelia is a natural born healer who practices integrative health coaching, professional cuddling, meditative touch therapy, and integrative energy work. Cecelia has been involved with meditation and holistic healing since 2011. She became a Certified Integrative Health Coach in 2017 and a Certified Professional Cuddler in 2016. Her inspirations for these professions began at a very early stage in her life. As a child she suffered from IBS, HSV, anxiety, and depression, and as a young adult, she began to implement holistic and natural healing modalities to bring awareness and balance to her life. These disciplines combined with her dedication to self-discovery have transformed and inspired Cecelia to be an aid for others on their journey to self-healing. Working with Cecelia in Integrative Health Coaching provides our clients a pathway to becoming more balanced. She helps bring to light the core physical blocks that keep people from moving forward and uncover what is missing in their lives to bring things into greater harmony. Cecelia’s goal is to help others become the greatest version of themselves and bypass as well as reprogram the subconscious mind to think more positively and lovingly towards themselves. Cecelia is excited to be on this journey by transforming lives with Ananda Integrative Healing Group.
Cecelia offers Integrative Health Coaching and Cuddling services while she is currently enrolled in college for Naturopathic Medicine. She is also certified in IET, Reiki, and meditation instruction.