"A good surrogate partner is worth her weight in gold."
~ Dr. Marty Klein, therapist, author and lecturer who uses surrogate partners in his work
Touch is an essential part of human life. If you have a client who is not able to have fulfilling intimate encounters, or a client who has no partner with whom they can practice the things you discuss with them ... consider recommending a surrogate partner so your client has a safe space to learn while developing a real relationship. We work together so your client is supported throughout the process.
If you would like to discuss a client, please complete the form below.
THE SURROGATE PARTNER SALON
About once a month, another surrogate partner and I host the Surrogate Partner Salon. A space where therapists and other talk professionals and mental health professionals gather to ask questions and hone our skills with the surrogate partner process. If you would like to attend a Salon in Austin, please complete the form at the bottom of this page to let us know. We are meeting on the second Friday of each month from 1pm-2pm in a beautiful Hyde Park location with free parking. We would love to have you join us!
- Dr. Zur Interviews Dr. Marty Klein on Historical and Clinical Issues with Surrogate Partner Therapy
- To Refer or Not To Refer - Surrogate Partner Therapy, by the Zur Institute
- the Institute for Mind Body Therapy offers ongoing learning for mental health practitioners and the Institute has a certification program for Clinical Referral Practitioners
FEEDBACK FROM THERAPISTS
Dear River, Your report was a delight to hear. Your energy feels very grounded and full of joy. Your suggestion that our client begin preparing for his next partner sounds perfect to me. I believe he is ready. He's very shy and your help with that project would be so welcome! I think you're an angel! Thank you. Of all of our client's therapies, his work with you has lifted his spirits the most. Thanks for your complete and compassionate reporting.
I loved listening to your report today! Sounds like a successful session and that we are all tracking together. I am very happy to collaborate with you and thank you!
Our client's work with me has shifted and matured since your arrival. I am impressed at how skilled a professional you are. He has stopped fantasizing about women now that he really is getting to know one intimately. The shift your work with him is causing is profound.
This report was absolutely amazing! Thank you for such thoughtful detail to his assessment. I loved that you shared your exercises and your thoughts. I think the breathing and the approach you are taking to work on his ability to get in touch with his own desire is wonderful. Thank you so much!
Thank you for this latest report. It must have been so wonderful for both of you. I could hear it in your words and your voice. You are incredibly expressive and your earthiness and divine energy come through very clearly.
River, Thanks so much for sending this report over! It's great to hear about the progress he has made; I've seen it too. ... Thanks again for the great work you're doing with him!