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My Background


Rebecca Hope Dnistran, MA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Licensed Professional Therapist
Certified Sex Therapist


A New Yorker by birth, a Midwesterner by marriage, a six-year resident in SE Asia and a Southerner by choice, Rebecca enjoys counseling and coaching couples and individual men and women wrestling with the management of change and transition that can happen in a lifetime.

Rebecca has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. The concentration of her program was in Marriage and Family Therapy interning at the Wilder Child Guidance Clinic in Minneapolis. Her approach to therapy is biopsychosocial, utilizing cognitive/behavioral methodology, systems and collaborative approaches with her clients. Rebecca has trained extensively in Sex Therapy, Marital Therapy, Medical Family Therapy, Divorce Mediation, Transition Work, and the EMDR treatment approach to PTSD.

For the past thirty years, Rebecca has been addressing topics on relationships, marital conflict, depression and anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and guiding the transition of change. This work has been carried out in individual and couples therapy as well as in groups, seminars and workshops.

Licenses and Certifications

NC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - No. 695

  • Clinical Member AAMFT - American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Diplomate in Sex Therapy - American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
  • NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor - No. 2742

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists - www.aasect.org
  • STARR - Society of Sex Therapy and Research
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - www.aamft.org
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH) - www.isswsh.org

Areas of Special Interest

  • Male and female sexual dysfunctions and intimacy disorders; desire and orgasmic disorders
  • Sex and Relationships after Trauma
  • Sexual Enhancement in midlife and beyond
  • Premarital Assessment
  • Infidelity Issues
  • Sexual Compulsivity

Offered Groups

  • Guiding the Transition of Change
  • Sexual Enhancement Workshops
  • The Phantom Spouse
  • Process Group for Women Who Love Sex Addicts


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