Abby Girard

Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator, Relationship and Sex Therapy


Abby Girard, PsyD, is an assistant professor and the coordinator of the Relationship and Sex Therapy Program at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Health (ISGH). She was the second Michael E. Metz postdoctoral fellow at ISGH, with research and clinical work centered on couples' sexual health. Her dissertation research focused on the role of infidelity typologies in predicting attachment anxiety and avoidance. Her clinical training has included psychotherapy experience in community counseling centers, outpatient sexual medicine clinics, and treating individuals and couples in private practice. Dr. Girard's areas of interest include sexual health and functioning, sexual desire discrepancy, compulsive sexual behavior, gender and sexual identity development, couples/relationship intimacy concerns, sexual trauma/abuse recovery, and social justice advocacy. Dr. Girard received her MA in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego, and her PsyD in Marital and Family Therapy from Alliant International University. Pronouns: she/her/hers




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