Sharna Striar, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC is a Psychotherapist, ANCC Certified Clinical Psychiatric Nurse Specialist, and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor with a psychotherapy practice in New York City.
After graduating from Boston University with a BSN in Nursing, Dr. Striar completed her Masters in Psychiatric Nursing at Hunter College, followed by a Ph.D. from the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Michigan’s School of Education. She then became a Fellow of Psychology in the Human Sexuality Program at Weill Medical College, Cornell University, directed by Dr. Helen Singer Kaplan, a pioneer in the field of sex therapy. Following the completion of this program, Dr. Striar was invited to serve as a Clinical Associate in Dr. Kaplan’s private practice, and for several years as her Project Manager in a long-term research study in Human Sexuality.
Dr. Striar has been on the faculty of leading universities, first as a professor at the University of Michigan, and later at Seton Hall and the City University of New York’s Hunter College, where she taught courses on group dynamics, communication, and sexology. She has contributed to journals in the field of sexology and popular culture, and has spoken at professional forums and on national television and radio.
• American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
• Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)
• American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
• Advisor to The Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation