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Hi! My name is Dr. Jenn Hutchinson, OTR/L. I identify as nonbinary femme and my pronouns are they/them. I am an occupational therapist who works with adults with illness, disability, or going through life transitions to develop strategies to address relationships, intimacy, connection, sexual wellness, sexuality and gender expression.

I am extremely passionate about the area of sexuality and intimacy as it intersects with illness and disability. Sex is considered an activity of daily living and I personally believe that sex, sexuality, expression of gender, and creating intimate and loving connections are just as important to people’s overall health and well-being as any other occupation that is meaningful in their lives.

As a health professional trained in both the medical and psychosocial models, I analyze the larger picture of physical, mental, cognitive, sensory, social, and environmental contexts. The scope of what I assist with is broad, holistic, and always client specific so I may provide the best interventions to meet my clients’ needs in these areas. My aim is to work together with clients to help them be a human being and a human doing!

Sexual activity is only one aspect of sexuality and intimacy that we can address in occupational therapy.

Some examples that folks may be experiencing include difficulty with:

  • engaging in sexual or intimate activities
  • feeling satisfied with or not having enough intimacy
  • establishing or communicating sexual boundaries
  • pain or discomfort during sexual or intimate activities
  • finding open minded and supportive caregivers or difficulty explaining sexuality, gender, and intimacy needs with caregivers
  • bringing up sexuality, intimacy, or gender identity concerns with health professionals
  • arousal or desire or mismatched desire levels with your partners
  • feeling masculine, feminine, non-binary, or other gender and sexual expression
  • participating in work, social, or community events where folks may openly express gender or sexuality
  • knowing or understanding sexuality or gender identity
  • communicating or asserting gender pronouns or name changes
  • participating in roles, rituals, or routines associated with sexuality or gender identity
  • communicating needs or desires with partners
  • low self-esteem or sense of attractiveness
  • relationships because partners may not understand the illness, condition, or disability
  • showing or expressing intimacy with or receiving from partners
  • regulating emotions or managing executive function tasks which impact relationships
  • feeling like the condition gets in the way of meeting partners’ needs
  • creating environments that are conducive to intimacy
  • creating, maintaining, or leaving intimate relationships
  • difficulty accessing or navigating the environment or community to pursue intimacy and social connections
  • maintaining sexual wellness such as regular sexual health exams
  • choosing or using contraceptive options
  • managing menstrual health and hygiene
  • managing bowel/bladder during intimate activities
  • feeling attractive with ostomy bags of other externally worn medical devices or scars from medical procedures
  • knowing how to find or use appropriate sexual wellness devices or incorporating medical equipment into intimate activities
  • knowing positions or how to engage in sexual or intimate activities safely
  • and so much more!

Some examples of interventions include:

  • Adaptation and compensatory strategies for mental and physical disabilities
  • Recommendations for environmental modification
  • Strategies to conserve energy and manage fatigue
  • Recommendations and instruction on how to use adaptive equipment or adapt already existing equipment
  • Identifying and working with your sensory processing style
  • Therapeutic exercise and home exercise programs
  • Cognitive and executive function strategies
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy to address behavioral change

My practice is aware and friendly towards:

  • Kink/BDSM
  • Polyamory/Non-Monogamy


Sessions are 50 minutes long. Initial evaluation and assessment visits are $200 and a flat rate of $150 per subsequent visit, due at time of service.

At this time I do not take insurance so sessions will be considered private pay with the option of receiving a superbill that you may submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement based on your insurance coverage for out of network outpatient occupational therapy services.

Due to state and federal regulations, I am not able to serve clients who have Medicaid or Medicare insurance, not even as private pay.

Contact me to inquire about my services:


Mission statement
I strive to practice through altruism to help marginalized populations reach occupational justice in all aspects of their lives, embracing the intersections of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, and socioeconomic status.
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