Dr. Anna Kemble
My passion for working with couples is fueled by my belief that every individual has the fundamental right to experience intimacy, to love fiercely, and to feel empowered in their romantic lives.
There are myriad reasons why someone may not feel fulfilled in their sexual life. Maybe they don’t feel connected to their own physical body. Maybe they don’t feel connected to their partner, even though the longing for intimacy is there. There can be so much lying underneath challenges to sexual intimacy, including trauma, shame, internalized messages about sex, being raised in oppressive systems, body image issues, physical disabilities or medical conditions, or a lack of education or experience with sex.
Dr. Anna Kemble helps people navigate the muddy and often overwhelming waters of becoming sexually fulfilled. As a clinical psychologist and sex therapist, Anna helps people make sense of their thoughts, feelings, and experiences of sex and intimacy, which in turn opens up opportunities for living in new and liberating ways. She is experienced in a wide array of issues that matches the vastness of human sexuality, including recovery from sexual trauma, gender and sexual identity, body image concerns, sexual desire, arousal, and functioning concerns, exploring kink and BDSM, navigating non-monogamy, and reproductive health and family planning.
Anna views health through a holistic lens in which mental, physical, and sexual health are all deeply intertwined. She also holds a systemic approach that honors all aspects of one’s identity and social context, including age, race/ethnicity, gender, and cultural background. She meets each client where they are and tailors treatment as such, whether it be working with a couple or an individual in either a therapy or assessment setting. Working with Anna means being seen as a whole human and having your vulnerability honored and respected. She provides a safe, non-judgmental, sex-positive space to help clients detangle complicated issues and identify new ways of feeling, loving, and being.
- I live by the philosophy that
- a fulfilling life has three ingredients: love, work, and play.
- I could spend every day
- outside in nature, breathing in fresh air.
- As a therapist, I
- strive to help my clients feel comfortable and understood by matching their humanity with my own. I believe the highest degree of respect I can give my clients is to share myself in a way that makes the therapy feel affirming and safe.
- Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Widener University
- M.Ed., Human Sexuality, Widener University
- B.A. in Psychology, Rutgers University
- Internship, West Chester University Counseling & Psychological Services
- Trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
- Trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Level 2
- Philadelphia Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology
- Excellence in Theoretical Dissertation Award
- Black Lives Matter
- Health at Every Size
- Body Image Concerns
- Couples Assessments
- Exploring Kink/BDSM
- Individual Assessments
- Intimacy After Sexual Trauma
- Negotiating Low or Mismatched Sexual Desire
- Premarital Counseling
- Poly-Affirming Care
- Negotiating Polyamory
- Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
- Sex therapy
- Trans-Affirming Care
- Women’s Desire and Arousal