Mary Jo Rapini - Counselor/Therapist - Houston, TX
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Mary Jo Rapini (LPC)


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Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC, is featured on TLC’s series, Big Medicine which completed season one and two. She is also a contributing expert for Cosmopolitan magazine, People magazine, Women’s Health, First, New York Daily News, Seventeen, Redbook, People, and Self Magazine's “Love and Relationship” section. Mary Jo is a “City Bright” writer for the Houston Chronicle, and is a contributing columnist to “Ask Mary Jo,” a family focused column, appears monthy in Houston Family Magazine, and she is also an expert for YourTango.Com. Additionally, Mary Jo co-host's a radio show on titled, “The inside track to a sexy confident you."

An intimacy and sex counselor, Mary Jo specializes in empowering relationships in her private practice. Since 2008, she has been the Intimacy/Sex psychotherapist for the Pelvic Restorative Center at Methodist Hospital and a consultant to Bariatric Centers throughout Houston, Texas. Mary Jo is co-investigator on three research studies dealing with food addiction, binging, and sexual satisfaction in the weight loss surgery female patient. She also sits on the Mental Health Board for Obesity Help.

Mary Jo is featured on two weekly television segments on FOX 26 News in Houston called, “Mind, Body, and Soul with Mary Jo” and “A Healthy Happy Hour with Mary Jo.” One of her segments on "Mind, Body, and Soul with Mary Jo" entitled Classmates With Cancer, was awarded the esteemed Gracie Award in the Outstanding Talk Show - News category.

Mary Jo also provides her opinions on major news stories in regular appearances on CNN Headline News. Mary Jo has also appeared on The Today Show, CBS Up to the Minute, Montel, Fox National News and various Houston television and radio programs. She was also featured in the Discovery Health show, "I Was Dead."

Mary Jo is a popular speaker across the nation, with multiple repeat requests to serve as key-note speaker for national conferences. Her dynamic style is particularly engaging for those dealing with intimacy issues and relationship challenges, or those simply hanging on to unasked questions about sex in relationships. She was involved with the Dove Campaign to speak for a symposium encouraging young girls to embrace their bodies and build confidence and a healthy body image. She also speaks for "Women in Government” explaining the importance of women’s sexual needs, and teaching all women the importance of knowing their bodies.

Rapini is the author of Is God Pink? Dying to Heal and co-author of Start Talking: A Girl’s Guide for You and Your Mom about Health, Sex or Whatever.

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Over $120 per session

Mary Jo Rapini

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Time in Practice:

10 years +

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My state/province only

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Expiration 8/31/14
Number 9614

Articles by Mary Jo Rapini
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6 Ways To Keep Your Marriage Hot When You Have Little Kids

Keep the spark alive — even when you're covered in peanut butter and apple juice.

Distant Woman

Sleeping In The Nude: Does What You Wear To Bed Affect Intimacy?

Are you willing to make changes in the way you sleep to improve your marriage? Talk to your partner.

Frenemies: How To Survive A Friendship Breakup

5 Ways To Survive A Friend Unfriending You

No matter how old you are, it hurts when a friend breaks off a relationship.

Trouble In Paradise

Fighting Fair Made Easy In Six Easy Steps

All of us get into arguments, but few us know how to get out feeling closer to our partner.:6 tips

How To Save Your Marriage: Married Hall Passes: Cheating Or Not?

Why A 'Married Hall Pass' Won't Fix Your Intimacy Issues

A website that offers a break from the monotony of monogamy? Why this won't fix your marriage.

Mary Jo Rapini

All Specialties

Addiction, Anxiety Issues, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Empowering Women, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Parenting, Postpartum Depression, Sexuality, Stress Management