Tracy Carlson, PhD, LP, CST

Sex Therapist


PhD in Counseling Psychology


Dr. Carlson received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Dakota in 2005. She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology (APA-accredited) from Indiana University. As part of her training, she completed a pre-doctoral internship at the New Orleans Southeast Louisiana Veteran Health Care System (SLVHCS) in 2013. She also completed a doctoral minor through the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University. She finished a two-year research and clinical postdoctoral fellowship through the Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota in 2015. She was certified as a Sex Therapist by AASECT in 2017.


Relationship and Sex Therapy, Couples Therapy, Transgender Health Services, Out of Control Sexual Behavior, Women's Sexual Health, Mindfulness, Reproductive Health, and LGBTQ


My professional philosophy is to be a culturally sensitive psychologist and sex therapist who strives to 1) increase my awareness of my own assumptions, values, and biases, 2) increase my knowledge of culturally diverse clients, and 3) continually acquire culturally appropriate interventions and skills. My role as a sex therapist is to provide a safe space that is free from judgement to help my clients explore and understand the complexities of their own sexuality. I aim to provide a clinical practice that is informed by the best available evidence. In addition, engaging in ongoing assessment of developmental, biological, environmental, social, and multicultural factors are crucial to maximize treatment effectiveness. Thus, my approach to providing sex therapy as well as sexuality education is current, integrated, and holistic. I stand behind the promotion of evidence-based sexuality education. Furthermore, I believe that all persons are entitled to have access to sexual health and education.


2955 Ridgelake Dr. Suite 210 B, Metairie, LA 70002