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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
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Nicole Ananda, CSPT

Founder & Managing Partner, Certified Surrogate Partner Therapist, 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 relationship and sexuality issues using a variety of tools, including coaching, surrogate partner therapy, somatic therapy, 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 relational and sexual concerns, including (but not limited to): trauma, social anxiety, low confidence, sexual functioning difficulties, body image issues, and relationship concerns. She specializes in guiding clients to access their personal power, build their confidence, increase their comfort with intimacy, learn to build deep emotional connection, 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

Clinical Therapist

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. 

Abby Sheneman, LCSW

Clinical Therapist and Coach

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.

Christina Dickson, CSPT

Certified Surrogate Partner Therapist

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 Slade, CSPT

Certified Surrogate Partner Therapist

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. She is a certified reiki practitioner, trained in the Somatica Method, and is certified in Somatic Embodiment and Regulation Strategies by Linda Thai.

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. She is also certified in IET, Reiki, and meditation instruction.

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