Jo Langford, M.A.

Copyright 2012

Jo Langford

Beheroes

Sex Educator

Therapist

Dad

1211 E. Denny Way #111

Seattle, WA 98122

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                                        I  have  worked in the  helping field  in  some capacity for over  20 years. From  peer counseling  and  student out-reach programs  in high schools,  to  hospital work  in  medical  and psychiatric settings.  I have worked with families of boys of all ages in both group home and community settings.  All of this experience has culminated in the last  2 decades with my work with  boys around sexuality, and technological behavior.

 

I have spent  the last  15 years  in  private practice  providing both individual and group treatment to adolescents with sexuality issues and sexual behavior problems, as well as comprehensive sexuality education for teen boys (gay/straight cis and trans) and their families.

Therapeutically my philosophy revolves

around concepts of empathy, insight, drive, social skills, and a subscription to something larger than one’s own, isolated ego.  

 

My style and Master’s training is systemic, which means  that I encourage people to  explore not  only themselves,  but also the ways in which  they interact with  the world  around them.

 

My personal mode is Strategic, meaning I employ creativity and humor in order to stop unhelpful patterns of behavior replacing them with more pro-social and predictable behaviors.

 

In addition to my private practice,  community-based,  sexual, social and technological  education  has been a passion of mine because it is, by its very nature, so integral in creating healthy lives for teens.

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To provide healthy social and sexual information to teens and their parents,  in  a  multi-pronged approach  consisting  of  live speaking  events, books and a number  of resources for youth, their families and other professionals around that intersection of adolescence, sexuality and technology.

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I am a dad, a Master's-level therapist and sex educator for tweens, teens and parents in Seattle, Washington. For the last 20 years, I have worked in that intersection of adolescence, technology and sexuality.

 

I provde training for organizations and agencies as well as therapy to adolescents and families around a gambit of sexuality themes - with an emphasis on LGBT issues, Internet safety, digital citizenship and comprehensive sex education.

 

I am the author of the  Spare Me, "The Talk", series - guides to sex relationships and growing up for modern teens and their parents.  My lastest book, The Pride Guide, is an encompassing guide to sexual and social and development, safety and health for queer youth and their families.  This book is - proudly- the first puberty book written with queer (and specifically trans) youth in mind.

 

I speak internationally using information, education and humor to help parents and professionals increase their knowledge and self-confidence as a proactive defense against the unfortunate consequences that sometimes accompany teen sexuality, behavior and development,

Jo's Resume' (pdf)