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Rachel Needle, Psy.D.

Rachel Needle
Adjunct Professor
Part-Time Faculty, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience


  • Psy.D. Nova Southeastern University
  • Certification in Sex Therapy, Florida Postgraduate Sex Therapy Training Institute
  • M.S. Nova Southeastern University
  • B.A. Columbia University, NY

Professional Interests

Dr. Needle’s clinical and research interests include alcohol and substance use disorder including the impact of substance abuse on relationships and the family, sexual function and dysfunction, relationship concerns, sexual compulsivity, battered women, and trauma. Dr. Needle has presented her research and clinical work at national and international conferences. 

She is the founder and CEO of the Advanced Mental Health Training Institute and Co-Director of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes which provides continuing education to Mental Health and Medical professionals and Sex Therapists around the world. MSTI provides certifications in Sex Therapy, Couples & Sex Therapy, LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapy, Alternative Relationships, Medical Sexology, and Transgender Affirmative Mental Health Care, Sexual Trauma, Problematic Sexual Behavior, Sex Counseling, and Sex Educator, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology. 

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