Speaker Bio

Jay Watts

Jay Watts, MA, MEd, ACS

(She/They)
#FACTS About Sex Counseling: Dialogue & Discussion
Jay Watts (She/They) is an Affrilachian, Queer Sexuality & Diversity Scholar as well as the CEO/Founder of The Center for Empowered Sexual Wellness, LLC. located in Austin, TX. She has a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education from the University of Louisville; Masters of Art in Human Services from Eastern Kentucky University; Masters of Education in Cultural Foundations of Education; and almost completed with a PhD in Mental Health with a focus in Sexuality from Walden University in 2022. They have over a decade in Sexuality and Justice, Diversity, Equity & Belonging professional work. With over 10 years of experience in sex coaching and professional tailored expertise in sex counseling in various settings, populations, and clinical needs, Jay brings extensive knowledge and background. In addition to being a Sex Counselor, Educator & Coach for her company, The Center for Empowered Sexual Wellness, LLC (The CESW), she is also a Clinical Sex Counselor Consultant for Washington Wellness Institute, LLC of Cleveland, OH. Jay is a Certified and Board-Approved Sexologist through World Association of Sex Coaches and the American College of Sexologists International, and she is finalizing supervision for AASECT Sex Counseling certification. Jay is a sex and cultural research with a prolific peer-review publication history. Her academic journals and writing can be found in the Diverse: Issues in Higher Education; Encyclopedia of Social Justice & Diversity; Journal of Social Research; ScholarWorks; and three in progress publications in sexuality and intimacy. Jay is currently focusing her dissertation journey on exploring the role of sexual racism on sexual satisfaction and sexual shame of Black Women in the United States. She has future plans to further her studies to become a Sexual Function Occupational Therapist.

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