Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and nationally recognized sexuality counselor who specializes in sex therapy, couples therapy and working with individuals on a range of relational issues.
Ian is regularly quoted as an expert in various media, with recent appearances on CNN, The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Takeaway on WNYC. He lectures frequently on topics related to sex and relationships, with recent appearances at New York University, Yale, Princeton, the French Institute Alliance Francaise and the inaugural Sex and Attachment conference in NYC.
Ian is the New York Times best-selling author of numerous books, including She Comes First (Harper Collins) which is the best-selling sex advice book of the last decade and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.
In addition to being a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), Ian is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). He works with individuals and couples both privately and at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, one of New York's oldest and most respected not-for-profit mental health training and treatment facilities. His practice is composed equally of heterosexual and LGBTQ patients, and he has completed advanced training at the Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality and the Family and Couples Treatment Services divisions at ICP.
Ian is also the founder of GoodInBed.com, a site that brings together the knowledge of many of the country's leading sex and relationships experts in the form of ebooks, articles, and a moderated forum. In collaboration with behavioral health scientist Dr. Kristen Mark of the University of Kentucky, GoodinBed.com also conducts original research into various aspects of human intimacy and sexuality. Recent topics of study include: relationship boredom, sexual adventurousness and changing attitudes around monogamy.
Ian was born and raised in New York City, where he lives with his wife and two sons and their family dogs, Jitterbug and Oscar.