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Virtual Sessions Only

At the core of my treatment approach is the idea that every client is different and deserves individualized care. My extensive experience and training allow me ensure maximum progress towards their goals. Whether it's managing sexual behaviors, intimacy issues, or exploring the root causes of sexual issues and addictions, I am here to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore your issues and find a way forward.

My Approach

I see adults, older adolescents, seniors, couples, and families.


Treatment Specialties:

–Sexual Problems: I treat a variety of sexual disorders including: Male Erectile Disorder, Premature Ejaculation, and Hypoactive (i.e., low) Sexual Desire Disorder.  In addition, to providing treatment for concerns over sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship/intimacy issues.  Finally, I also provide treatment for adult and adolescent male survivors of sexual abuse.

–Sexual Behavior Concerns: Problems concerning unwanted and/or harmful sexual interests and behaviors.  Such behaviors include: sexual compulsivity (i.e., sexual addiction), fetish behaviors, and sexual interests and behaviors that are illegal and/or harmful to others (such as sexual interest in minors, non-consenting and/or violent sexual behaviors).  In addition, I am the co-founder and director of the Specialized Treatment of Perpetration (STOP) program, a highly structured, group-based, cognitive-behavioral treatment program for men who have committed harmful sexual acts and who wish to understand, eliminate, and manage risk for such behaviors.

–Mood/Emotional Problems: Therapy for mood disorders such as Anxiety Spectrum Disorders (e.g., Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia [i.e., anxiety] Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), Depressive Disorders, and Bipolar Disorder.

–Psychological and Risk Assessments: Conducts psychological screening and assessments as an adjunct to therapy, as a consultant to colleagues and their clients, and to inform the courts.  Performs psychosexual assessments, including actuarial measures of risk for problematic and illegal sexual behaviors.

–Anger/Aggression Management: Provides individual therapy for anger dyscontrol and domestic violence.  While no longer the main focus of Dr. Gerndt’s practice, he continues to provide assessments and therapy, as well as referrals to structured group programs.

Training and Experience:
I have over 25 years of experience providing psychotherapy and psychological evaluations by working in and/or consulting in community mental health centers, private non-profit agencies (e.g., Family Service Associations, Catholic Charities Centers), State Mental Health hospitals, and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

·    Ph.D. – Counseling Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln–1986
·    M.Ed. – Counseling and Personnel Services, University of Missouri-Columbia–1978
·    B.S. – Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point–1976

Licenses and Certifications:
·    Licensed Psychologist–Wisconsin (1294-057)
·    National Register Listed–Psychologist

·    American Psychological Association (APA)
·    Wisconsin Psychological Association (WPA)
·    American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
·    Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

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