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While this decision has not been an easy one, it is in the best interest of all RTD participants and our local community to move all 2020 workshops to online format. As the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we will provide further communications regarding future workshops. We appreciate you hanging in here with us, and look forward to learning and growing together this year. Most of all, we wish everyone and their loved ones safety and the best during this unprecedented time.

October 1st | 1-3 PM | Zoom Workshop

How to Have Hot Sex After a History of Sexual Abuse
Dr. Kate Balestrieri, Psy.D., CST, CSAT-S, PACT-III
Founder and CEO of Modern Intimacy


  1. Participants will learn the short and long term effects of sexual trauma across multiple domains.
  2. Participants will better understand how to help survivors advocate for their own needs.
  3. Participants will learn how to guide survivors and partners through six pillars of reestablishing a healthy connection with sexual intimacy.

Dr. Kate Balestrieri, Psy.D., CSAT-S, is a Licensed Psychologist (Clinical and Forensic)
in CA, FL and IL. She is a Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist –
Supervisor, and PACT III trained couples’ therapist. Dr. Balestrieri earned her Doctorate
of Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, and
completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship though the Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine with a concentration in Forensic Psychology. In over 14 years of
clinical experience, she has conducted clinical and forensic evaluations, provided expert
witness testimony in court, and been a treatment provider in clinical, forensic, and
correctional settings.

The Founder of Modern Intimacy and Co-Founder of Triune Therapy Group, Dr.
Balestrieri is a passionate advocate for mental health, relational and sexual health and
wellness. In her private practice, Dr. Balestrieri works with adults, individuals and
couples, primarily around treating trauma, substance abuse and addiction, intimacy
disorders (sex/love addiction and sexual dysfunction), eating disorders and body image
issues, bipolar disorder, Posttraumatic Stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. She
also conducts comprehensive personality assessments, differential diagnosis
evaluations, and screenings for the presence of alcohol/drug addiction, compulsive
relationship behavior, and other psychosexual evaluations.

Throughout her work, Dr. Balestrieri focuses on helping people build resilience and
recovery from what ails them to move from a position of pain or discomfort to one of
thriving, holistically in their lives. In that effort, Dr. Balestrieri works with individuals
astutely to help mitigate anger management concerns, establish healthy boundaries,
build effective communication strategies, and improve relationship patterns.
Guided by the synthesis of psychodynamic, interpersonal neurobiological, attachment
focused, cognitive behavioral, somatic and systemic principles, Dr. Balestrieri
incorporates evidenced-based research on the connection between thoughts, feelings,
and physical sensations, to help people integrate a complete mind and body
experience. Dr. Balestrieri establishes an individualized treatment plan with each person
or couple, and works with them collaboratively to maximize their strengths throughout
the process of therapy.

Currently, Dr. Balestrieri maintains her role as the Executive Director and Co-Founder of
Triune Therapy Group in Los Angeles, CA, as well as a small concierge and online
practice in Chicago, IL and Miami, FL. An enthusiastic educator, Dr. Balestrieri has
taught multiple graduate level courses, including the treatment of Sexual Abuse and
Human Trafficking, Projective Personality Assessment, Group Psychotherapy,
Research Methods, and others. She hosted a popular talk radio show entitled Behind
Closed Doors with Dr. Kate & Lauren, on Talk Radio 790 KABC dedicated to the
dissemination of topical information associated with sex, relationships, addiction, mental
health, and related social issues in 2018. 

Dr. Balestrieri is currently writing several books, including one titled F*ck You, F*ck Me:
Rage, Sex and Money in Relationships and Modern Society. This book investigates the
relationships people maintain with anger, money and sexuality as a primary defense
against relational pain, and how their attempts to stay safe in relationships end up
ultimately thwarting their bids for intimacy.

Historically, Dr. Balestrieri has worked in various prisons, in-patient and out-patient
treatment centers, helping people to address co-occurring addiction and psychiatric
issues. She previously served as a board member for the National Coalition Against
Domestic Violence (NCADV), the volunteer Clinical Director for the Los Angeles chapter
of A Home Within, and now channels her philanthropic efforts into giving back 5% of all
sales on Modern Intimacy products to a different charitable organization monthly.

Prior to relocating to CA in 2014, Dr. Balestrieri had a successful private practice in
Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, and worked at the Illinois Department of
Corrections, the Cook County Juvenile Court Clinic, the Illinois Department of Human
Services, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, where she treated incarcerated adults
and adjudicated youth with myriad needs, while exploring the intersection of mental
illness, trauma, and addiction and the legal system.

Additionally, Dr. Balestrieri is also trained in alternative dispute resolution, and is a
member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychology Law Society,
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, California Psychological Association,
the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, PACT
Institute, and the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

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Note: Those who paid for 2021 Annual Participation will automatically receive the link for the presentation the Wednesday before the workshop and do not need to pay for the individual workshop.

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About RTD

Relational Therapists of Dallas is a professional organization for mental health professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.

We provide networking and continuing education for clinicians who work with relationships, couples, and family systems.

We are a supportive and inclusive community of LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPC’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, PsyD’s, Psychiatrists (MD’s), in/outpatient treatment facilities, and attorneys (JD’s).


We host almost monthly meetings, with guest speakers, on a wide variety of topics related to relationships, family systems, and mental health.

Meetings occur in February, March, April, May, September, October, and November. They generally occur the first Friday of the month, from 1-3pm.

Prior to each meeting, we host a networking lunch at noon (12pm), hosted by a treatment facility who presents for 10 minutes at the end of the lunch.

By attending all meetings, CEU requirements for most master’s level mental health licensures are completed.

February’s topic is always ethics and lasts 3 hours (1-4pm) to meet CEU requirements for most mental health disciplines. In January, we host a supervisor refresher course which lasts 3 hours and is not included in “participation”. Additionally, we host a holiday party at the end of the year.

These fees include all workshops, but does NOT include the Supervision or Ethics workshops.

If you pay these fees and want to attend the Supervision and/or Ethics workshop – you will have to pay those workshop fees separately.

Licensed Professionals: LMFT’s, LPCs, LCSW’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, MD’s, JD’s, and treatment representatives from in/outpatient facilities. This includes interns and associate licenses.

Closed for 2021

These fees include all workshops, but does NOT include the Supervision or Ethics workshops.

Students currently enrolled in Graduate School for a mental health discipline with valid Student ID.

Closed for 2021

These fees are ALL INCLUSIVE, this includes January 3 CE Supervisor refresher course, February 3 CE Ethics, and all 2021 workshops.

Licensed Professionals: LMFT’s, LPCs, LCSW’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, MD’s, JD’s, and treatment representatives from in/outpatient facilities. This includes interns and associate licenses.

Closed for 2021

These fees include all workshops EXCEPT the January Supervisor refresher course.

Licensed Professionals: LMFT’s, LPCs, LCSW’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, MD’s, JD’s, and treatment representatives from in/outpatient facilities. This includes interns and associate licenses.


Relational Therapists of Dallas, 2018