Evelyn Resh has been a certified sexuality counselor with The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists since 2003. She is also a certified nurse-midwife with over 20 years of experience as an integrative health and sexuality practitioner. In addition, she is a frequent speaker on the topic of sexual health and satisfaction to both professional and lay audiences. Her speaking style is known and appreciated for its thought provoking content as well as its warmth and humor.
Evelyn has been the Director of Sexual Health Services at Canyon Ranch health destination property in Lenox and previously held this this position at Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona. In both settings, she was responsible for introducing the concept of sexuality as an integrative part of over-all health and wellness. She is currently in private practice with Thrive-Integrative Psychiatry and Sexuality Counseling Associates in Northampton, MA.
Evelyn’s two books and many articles on the topics of sexual health and satisfaction for women- including teen girls- take a distinctly sex-positive view. Her first book: The Secret Lives of Teen Girls: What Your Mother Wouldn’t Talk About but Your Daughter Needs to Know (Hay House 2009) explores the complex and often confounding sexuality of teen girls through the lens of opportunity. Evelyn sees adolescence as a time when parents can help their daughters develop a life-long, satisfying relationship to sex through cultivation of a sturdy relationship to self and pleasure. Her second book: Women, Sex, Power, and Pleasure: Getting the life (and Sex) You Want (Hay House 2013) explores the topic of lasting sexual desire for women and the relationship it has to health and pleasurable living.
Evelyn currently writes for Sex in Practice on Rodalewellness.com. She has also written for many other websites including Oprah.com, The Huffington Post, eHarmony, Seventeen, and GURL.