West Michigan's only Center for Women's Sexual Health is expanding and moving to a new facility! Working together with Grand Rapids OB/GYN, the practitioners at the Center for Women's Sexual Health understand that the complex job of taking care of oneself includes more than simply taking a pill.
Center for Women's Sexual Health has been working diligently to expand their services to adequately serve each patient. The Center is directed by one of only three AASECT-certified sexuality counselor PAs in the country, has a board-certified and daVinci robot-trained surgeon, a psychiatric PA, a pelvic floor physical therapy department, a personal trainer, a nutritionist, and other holistic health providers—all in one location.
The center is joining with Grand Rapids Specialty Therapy, West Michigan's only therapy group founded and directed by a nationally certified sex therapist—providing women in West Michigan with a place to ask nationally and board-certified sexuality professionals your questions.
"It's been a longtime dream of mine—after trying to navigate the healthcare system and running into roadblock after roadblock—to provide this type of center to our community," said Nisha McKenzie, PA-C, IF, CSC, Grand Rapids OB/GYN, and Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Women's Sexual Health.
"Women run into enough obstacles along the path of self-care and health care. Our goal is to remove the barriers and provide a comfortable, empowering, judgment-free environment for women to receive whatever type of care they need to reveal their authentic, healthy selves; women should be allowed to feel entitled to quality medical care, and to their sexuality!"
Thanks to the specialty training of the center's staff, the center is also able to focus on treatment for patients who are cancer survivors and sexual abuse survivors.
"I was referred to the Center by my oncologist post-mastectomy—I'm so glad she did," said Julie B., a patient at the Center. "Nisha asked questions that hadn't even occurred to me and connected me with Lily, who is the most knowledgeable and gentle physical therapist I've ever encountered. They have the resources and network of providers that help me rebuild my entire relationship with my body. I'm perpetually grateful."
The center will also offer one-on-one consultations in a private office with a sexual health professional, for women to choose and take home their chosen sex toy or pelvic floor medical device without the concern of shopping online and having unwanted and untimely pop-up ads emerge later on their Facebook timeline.
"Center for Women's Sexual Health is the state of Michigan's crown jewel in women's sexual health care," said Sallie Foley LMSW, AASECT-certified sex therapist and founder/former Director—University of MI Sexual Health Certificate Program. "Their visionary interdisciplinary care—addressing every aspect of women's sexual health—is exceptional and unique in the state and can serve as a model for women's care everywhere."
Check out the new facility, meet the team and take a tour at the open house:
March 21, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m.
4070 Lake Drive SE, Suite 101
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546
Courtesy of Center for Women's Sexual Health, Grand Rapids OB/GYN, Grand Rapids Specialty Therapy.