Xavier Spencer, M.S., IMFT, LCDC-III, CST is an Ohio Independent Marriage and Family Therapist (IMFT), Certified Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (LCDC-III)
Xavier completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development from Pacifc Oaks College in Pasadena, California. He received his Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Northwestern University, Center for Psychological and Family Studies at The Family Institute.
Along with extensive clinical training at The Family Institute’s, Bettie D. Harris Family and Child Clinic in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. He then completed postgraduate sexual health training in sex therapy at the University of Michigan Sexual Health program. Xavier is the recipient of the 2008 Minority Fellowship
Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) for his commitment and dedication to the professional practice of marriage and family therapy.
His clinical interest focuses on work with individuals and couples to identify, address and treat sexual matters, sexual dysfunctions and sexual disorders in the context of medical conditions, hormone conditions, aging, disability and relational discord to help restore or enhance sexual
functioning. Xavier works collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of endocrinologists, gynecologists and urologists to heighten treatment outcomes. In addition he treats non-sexual marital/couple satisfaction issues, relationship and family conflict; adult children and parent relationship issues, and infidelity. He has a special interest in working with individuals and couples around communication and avoidance.
Xavier’s overarching premise of psychotherapy is that ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’ Stress, coping and adaptation are conceptualized in the context of an individual's interpersonal relationships, family system and other social systems. His work uses an integrative
problem centered approach with an ecological perspective grounded in a resilience framework.
Mr. Spencer works to strengthen individuals, couples and families struggling with adaptational challenges. He is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and AASECT.