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About Dr. Finn

Dr. Bridget M. Finn, Founder and President of the Capital Region Center for Sexual Health, was born and raised in Troy, NY. She returned to the Capital Region in 2006 with the goal of establishing the Capital Region Center for Sexual Health as the centralized, comprehensive point of contact for individuals, couples, healthcare providers, community, academic, and professional organizations in the
Capital Region and beyond. 

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Dr. Finn is a sexual health expert with over 35 years of experience working with
adults around sexuality and intimacy related concerns. As a sex therapist, educator, researcher, and author, she has helped her clients improve their sex lives, enjoy an expanded level of intimacy, and build stronger relationships in and out of the bedroom.

After obtaining a Master’s Degree in Health Education from Russell Sage College, and a Doctorate Degree in Human Sexuality from the University of Pennsylvania, she completed her advanced clinical training and certification in sex and relationship therapy at the Council for Relationships, the nation’s oldest and largest counseling agency located in Philadelphia. This intensive post-graduate degree program is accredited by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the nationally recognized accrediting agency for post-graduate degree clinical training programs in individual, couple, family, and sex therapy.

Capital Region Center for Sexual Health
Phone: 518.260.0241 |

Dr. Finn provides sex therapy and sex and intimacy coaching programs for individuals and couples.


Virtual appointments are available both weekdays and weekends. To schedule an appointment contact her by phone at 518.260.0241 or via email at

Contact Dr. Finn directly for rates. All fees are to be paid at time of the appointment. 

Dr. Finn does not accept insurance or 3rd party billing. 


                                      I’m a sex therapist. I talk to people all day long about sex. And, what it all boils down to, my                                             job Is to help women have inspired vaginas and men, capable penises. Women want to feel                                               inspired to have sex, and men want to be able to have sex. 

                                      I have had thousands of conversations about sex over the years with all kinds of people. People                                       just like you and me. Regular people. People from many faiths, professions, political affiliations,                                       generations, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and with                                       varying relationship styles and statuses. These conversations happen each day in my sex          
                                      therapy practice, on radio and television interviews I may do, in the workshops I teach and the                                         speaking engagements I have. These conversations happen with friends too, and at the market,                                       and the hair salon, or on an airplane. Pretty much anywhere. And, these stories I hear and the                                           conversations I have are told in as many forms and fashions as there are people sharing them. 

People tell me everything about their sex lives. We talk about sexual turn on’s and turn off’s, about relationships that are uninspired in and out of the bedroom, about hopes and wishes for sex and love and connection and the difficulties with all of it. We talk about loneliness, vulnerability, shame, and lack of joy and desire. I hear about orgasms and erections, painful vaginas and flaccid penises, sexual likes and dislikes, fantasies and foibles and traumas and fears.
We talk about insecurities with how we look and how we love. We talk about why and how each one of these things can leave us feeling unwilling and unable to have the sex we want. 

Over the years, I’ve jotted down thoughts and questions,  and observations and reflections that resonated with me from many of these conversations and stories. These notes were very informal, just for me, and written on anything that was handy at the time. I never had the thought that I would publish any of it, so over the years, notes have been scattered here and there and everywhere. In preparation for a different book project, I began finding and gathering many of the notes, past and present, and reading them as a collection. It dawned on me that you might enjoy reading them too.


This book reflects shared truths within and among all the stories I’ve heard and the conversations I’ve had about sex. I was tempted to elaborate on these notes but, I decided to leave them in their original, raw form. This way, you get to decide what they mean to you, in your life and in your relationships. You get to decide if and how and in what way the thoughts and questions apply and resonate with you. You pick the insight. Flip-flop and substitute pronouns where ever you want. Make it your own. Tie them into your own personal story. Use them to challenge and expand your narrative about sex and intimacy. 

This book is meant to remind us that we are not alone. We all have thoughts, questions, insecurities, and proclivities around sex and intimacy. We’re all trying to figure this stuff out and do the best we can with very little guidance and permission for sexual pleasure. Combine that with a ton of myths and misinformation, and we can’t help but find ourselves feeling lost and confused, and uninspired and incapable from time to time. 

I hope you enjoy this book and use it to start and have conversations about sex and intimacy with yourself, your friends and your beloved!


Other Resources 

Television InterviewHerLookTV

Paula Gretzinger of Her LookTV interviews Dr. Bridget Finn about sex and what women struggle with the most. 
May 2016

Podcast InterviewWAMC Medical Monday 

Dr. Finn answers your questions about sexual health.
April 2016

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