About the Therapist

Jennifer Valli, PhD, is a seasoned psychotherapist, drawing on 26 years of clinical experience in psychiatry.  She is a licensed therapist in Tennessee but also nationally certified as a Sex Therapist through AASECT, The American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists, a rigorous certification in sex therapy.  As a sexologist, she is a Diplomate of The American Board of Sexology. 

Dr. Valli is an adjunct instructor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center teaching Sexual Health to medical and graduate students, residents and faculty.  Her research has been focused on communication about sex between medical providers and patients.

She is on the Board of Advisors at Men’s Fitness Magazine and has been quoted in Contemporary Sexuality, CNN, Men’s Health Magazine and Men’s Fitness Magazine.  She has had articles in the Memphis Flyer, Good Health Magazine (The Commercial Appeal), and Memphis Health and Fitness Magazine.  In 2016-2019, she was listed as one of the best providers (patient voted) for transgender patients in Memphis through OUT-Memphis, the LGBTQIA community center in Memphis.  

After a lifetime of providing psychotherapy, she completed a comprehensive post-graduate certificate program at the University of Michigan, both as a Sex Therapist and Sex Educator.  She completed some of the AASECT training in the area of paraphilias/fetishes and earned her PhD in Clinical Sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexology.

Jennifer combines genuine compassion for her patients with a depth of clinical experience and knowledge in this specialty field to help individuals on sensitive subjects that tend to cause a great deal of shame.  She is authentic and this comes across in a way that is refreshing when many people seem to have agendas.  She focuses on both emotional and physical intimacy in her practice and she is a sexual health advocate in her roles as therapist and educator.


Listen to Jennifer with Geoff Calkins on 92.9 FM ESPN sports radio. February, 2017 -it takes a second for it to load 🙂