Shanna recently relocated to Northampton, MA, from Israel. She holds an M.Ed. in Special Education from Lesley University, with over a decade of experience in teaching and curriculum development, and a long lasting commitment to healthy sexuality matters. She is certified from the Israeli Family Planning Association as Healthy Sexuality Educator and Group Facilitator. Shanna has logged hundreds of hours facilitating workshops and other educational opportunities on healthy sexuality matters with youth and adults on a variety of topics. In addition, she has advanced studies in an AASECT Approved program “Sexuality Education, Counseling and Therapy for People with Special Needs”, in the Continuing Education Department, Haifa University, Israel, and is pursuing AASECT certification. What’s more, in Israel she was highly involved in social justice events for the LGTBQ community, non-monogamy, and feminine empowerment. In her practice, she integrates knowledge, skills and experience from the realms of functional diversity, sexuality and social justice. Through an honest and empathetic approach, Shanna continuously advocate for individual rights, education and choice, instilling a sense of ability in all.
At this time, Shanna hopes to be given the chance to bring this and more to the Valley community and beyond.
Special topics in sexuality: sexual/gender identity and orientation, , adolescent development, safer sex practices, non-monogamy, polyamory, BDSM, kink, feminine empowerment, building healthy relationships, orgasm, sexuality and spirituality, sexuality and functional diversity.
LGTBQIA+ friendly and knowledgeable.