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Laura Berman, PhD
Laura Berman, PhD

    Dr. Laura Berman is the director of the Berman Center in Chicago, a specialized healthcare facility dedicated to helping women and couples find fulfilling sex lives and enriched relationships. Dr. Berman is also an assistant clinical professor of ob/gyn and psychiatry at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has been working as a sex educator, researcher, and therapist for 18 years.

    Considered a thought leader in her field, Dr. Berman has appeared in numerous national media outlets and is a weekly contributor to "The Today Show," "In the Loop with iVillage," NBC 5 Chicago and WBBM-FM (B96) in Chicago. She has also appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Fox News and CNN and in the New York Times, USA Today, and many major women's magazine.

    Dr. Berman is a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, starred in the Showtime television series "Sexual Healing" and writes the "Art of Intimacy" health expert blog on

    She is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life, as well as Secrets of the Sexually Satisfied Woman: 10 Keys to Unlocking Ultimate Pleasure. Her most recent book, The Passion Prescription, was released by Hyperion in 2006.

    After obtaining a master's degree in clinical social work and a doctorate in health education, specializing in human sexuality, from New York University, she went on to complete a training fellowship in sexual therapy in the department of psychiatry, New York University Medical Center.

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