Paula Leech



Why I'm here..

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Human Development at Arizona State University and then went on to receive my Master’s Degree in Family Therapy at the University of Massachusetts, at Boston. Post family therapy licensure, I became AASECT (American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists) certified as a Sex Therapist and worked with individuals, couples, and families in private practice in Quincy, Massachusetts for nearly ten years. In that time, I received AASECT certification as a Supervisor of Sex Therapy, and co-founded a sex therapy agency and training institute where we saw clients in addition to training therapists to become competent, confident sex therapists themselves. I continue to regularly present at various training institutes as well as Universities and therapy agencies across New England.

I truly love this work. I enjoy the challenging adventure of bringing couples and individuals toward a greater sense of intimacy and a thriving, evolving connection (to self and other(s)) that can grow alongside them. I am inspired by the inevitable transformation of the therapists themselves as they witness and become part of fantastic growth and change in their clients. I believe there is no limit to the knowledge we can gain from looking at the universe of people's lives and relationships; no end point to our curiosity if we let it lead. Consequently, I never tire of learning alongside and training both professionals and fellow sexuality enthusiasts about this incredible area of human life. 

Teaching Experience

  • Sex Therapy: Moving Toward Certification: Boston University, 10/2012

  • Sexual Trauma: Healing the Body and Mind: University of Massachusetts at Boston, 6/2018

  • Sexuality and Couples Therapy: South Shore Sexual Health Center (SSSHC), April '15-'18

  • Pregnancy and Sex: SSSHC, June '15-'18

  • Sexual Trauma: SSSHC, September '15-'18

  • Learning Theory and Applications to the Practice of Sex Therapy: SSSHC, October '15-'18

  • Intimacy: SSSHC, October '15-'18

  • Professional Communication: SSSHC, December '15-'18

  • Pedophilia: SSSHC, February '15-'18

  • Becoming a Sex Therapist: SSSHC, March '15-'18

  • Advanced Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR): Institute for Sexuality Enlightenment and Education, 6/2016

  • Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR): SSSHC, August '17-'18

  • Sex Therapy Skills Training Intensives: SSSHC, July & January '15-'18