Lesbian Couples Coach and Relationship Expert Therapist 

I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists (the study of sex), a Masters of Social Work from Indiana University-Purdue University, and I am a Certified Imago Therapist. My dissertation was on the Correlation between Sexual Frequency and Relationship Satisfaction among Lesbians. I am specialized in the care of lesbian couples, especially, but all couples in general. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana, and I have been a lesbian couples coach for over two decades. Though I specialize as a lesbian couples coach, many heterosexual couples and individuals will write to me asking if I also work with heterosexuals. The answer is YES, I do work with heterosexuals too!


This is where lesbian couples come to get the insight and skills you need to put your relationship on track and make sure it stays on track. My goal is to help both of you FEEL the way you want to feel in your most important relationship. How we feel is what moves us toward our partner when it’s good, and what moves us away from each other when it’s not good. Though I identify as a lesbian couples coach, I am certified as a licensed therapist in  Indiana and will provide counseling upon request. For those residing outside of Indiana, my services are limited to couples coaching only. Relationship services include premarital or marriage preparation counseling, couples therapy, affair recovery or other traumatic relationship events in need of repair, discernment counseling to decide whether to stay or leave the relationship and uncoupling counseling to support you in a kind and intentional exit from your relationship.
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As a therapist with two decades of experience in gender care, I am available to provide assessment and referral letters for hormone replacement therapy (HRT), vaginoplasty (SRS / GRS), phalloplasty/bottom surgery, and chest surgery or top surgery. In addition to these services, I also offer couples counselling, gender clarification for those experiencing confusion about cross-dressing behaviour, gender identity concerns, and support in coming out or transitioning. Whatever your gender concerns, you are safe here.


This is a one-of-a-kind experience designed specifically for lesbian couples by an expert lesbian couples coach, specialized in the field of lesbian relationships. Having completed her dissertation on lesbian sexuality, along with her Imago Certification and Gottman Method training, Dr. O’Mara is a leader in the field of lesbian relationships.  All of her destination retreats are designed specifically for lesbian couples, and no two retreats are the same. Content for each retreat is custom made to tailor to the needs of the couples who are participating, which makes it desirable to attend any and all of the retreat experiences, no matter what your relationship status and needs are.


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While I am certified and trained to provide traditional psychotherapy, my philosophy is more aligned with the tenants of coaching. In a coaching relationship, I am not required to assess and diagnose, and my goal is to connect and facilitate a meaningful understanding of who you are, and where you want to be in your life. I am grateful when I can walk alongside my clients as they move in the direction of their truth, healing and connection. I love to see people (even strangers) experience peace and happiness in life; I’m funny like that.


One of my favorite things to do is to help people gather and learn. I’m energized and inspired in the company of like minded, happy, curious, people who enjoy learning, laughing, and experiencing new friendships and personal growth. Toward this end, I have created a series of opportunities for this to happen for lesbians.

My favorite of these is the destination retreats for lesbian couples, called Adventures in Love. These lesbian couples retreats are part learning, part laughing, and a whole lotta delightfully surprising growth. All wrapped into an extended weekend of new friendships and adventures.

I also offer Designing My Life Classes. These are twelve-week classes that meet weekly and vary in focus but all have in common the desire to improve some aspect of your life, with intention, through the shared enthusiasm of new friends and classmates.

Michele O’Mara, PhD, LCSW
2680 E Main Street, Suite 121
Plainfield, IN 46168
P. 317.517.0065
f. 866.540.9013