My Journey

Can you believe I've been studying sex since 1998? That's right, even way back then I knew that I wanted to be a Sex Therapist and Educator. The path to getting here was riddled with love, sweat, tears, and much scrutiny. One of the tasks of a sexologist involves  fighting to legitimize the field of sexology within our communities. I overcame many obstacles to create a career where I can spread the message of sex positivity to my clients and students. And, I gotta tell ya, it's an incredible honor to be here, doing what I always wanted to do. 

Hello, a bit about me:



Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality

  • Doctorate in Human Sexuality

  • Associates in Sex Education

  • Certification in Clinical Sexology


Antioch University Seattle

  • Master's in Psychology with specialization in Couples and Family Therapy


  • American Associates of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists

    • Certified Sex Therapist  

  • American Associates of Clinical Sexology Certificate 

  • Level 1 & 2 Training in Gottman Method Couple Therapy

  • Sexual Attitude Restructuring Process 

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Sexological Health Perspective 

  • Washington State HIV and AIDS 

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy TF-CBT

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Level 1 Lifespan Integration Therapy 


  • I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  (LF60898126).

Teaching Experience

  • Guest Lecturer: Holding Space For Our Relationships. Presented with Dr. Reece Malone and Dr. Cat Dukes. Global Summit.  May-June 2020

  • Adjunct Faculty: Antioch University Seattle

    • Instructor of Human Sexuality​ 2019-Present

  • Guest Lecturer: Colonization & Sex: The aftermath, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA,  Sep 2019.

  • Guest Lecturer: Ask a Sex Therapist, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA,  Sep 2019.

  • Guest Lecturer: Counseling Lesbian, Gay, and Bi-sexual clients, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, April 2019.

  • Workshop: Trans Relationships and Sex, presented at the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists Meet and Greet, Tacoma, WA, June 2019.

  • Workshop: Trans Relationship and Sexuality, presented with Fordham-Erickson, A. Presented at the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy conference, Seattle, WA, Sep 2018.

  • Workshop: The Right to Parent: Addressing Social, Political and Therapeutic Barriers for Gender and Sexual Minorities Wanting to Parent. Presented with Sanabria, S. Presented at the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Counselors and Therapists conference, Denver, CO, June 2018. 

  • Workshop: Could Sensate Focus be an Appropriate Intervention for Recently Transitioned Transgender Individuals and their Partners: A review of literature. Presented at the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Seattle, WA, Sep 2017


  • Group Facilitator at the American Association Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Theraists conference for the People of Color Special Interest Group. Denver, CO, 2018.

  • Group Leader at the Northwest Institute on Intimacy Sexual Attitude Reassessment. Seattle, WA, 2018.


  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

  • Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)

  • Science for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)

  • Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WoCSHN)

© 2017 by Anne Mauro, PllC.

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Mending Connections, PLLC occupies and benefits from the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary land that was taken from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. Mending Connections, PLLC recognizes that living on land we are not indigenous to perpetuates this violence. We commit to uplifting the voices, experiences, and histories of the Indigenous people of this land and beyond.