Couples by Intention

Elliott Kronenfeld


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The Journey

     In early 2015, I was in Boca de Tomatlan, Mexico, with a talented group of sex therapists, medical practitioners, and sex educators. We had spent a week at the Casa de los Artistas sharing our experience and learning how to expand our practice of sex therapy, guided by the amazing Gina Ogden, PhD, LMFT, and Tina Nevin.

     At varying points throughout the week, my colleagues and friends asked me, “Where is the book? You have something to say, and we need to know when the book is coming out.” I hemmed and hawed until the last day, when I suddenly had an “Aha!” moment and realized that there was a book in me after all. So, in front of everybody, Gina asked me to name the book and I responded with, “The Yet-To-Be-Titled Book of Couples and Intimacy... by Elliott Kronenfeld.” Everyone laughed, and then Gina said, “No. Really. I want you to open your crown chakra and let the book fall into you... what is it called?” I responded with the title you now know, and just like that, the book was born!

     I have been on this journey with several fellow travelers who have each made the adventure rich and meaningful. Without them there would be no book, no practice in Boston, nothing...


My Background

     I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Therapist for individuals, couples and families that are dealing with issues that inhibit future growth and happiness. My specialties include infertility, Surrogacy/Adoption/Foster Care, family formation, life transitions/personal growth, men’s issues, military, and GLBTQQIA issues. I also work with people who are dealing with anxiety, grief and loss, adjustment/mood disorders and other concerns. My approach is solution focused, varied, and includes a strength based perspective.

     After earning an MSW from Simmons College and spending time working in intense foster care/adoption and inpatient pediatrics, I worked internationally. focusing on gestational surrogacy and egg donation for gay men and women, and heterosexual couples/singles facing infertility. I also hold an MS in Communications to support my work in relationship communications and I am currently working on a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality.



My Work

     Having worked with individuals, couples and families around the world, I bring my International cultural experience to my private practice.

     As the founder and director of Insight Psychotherapy, I am committed to ensuring all clients have a positive and affirming experience.


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Spotlight | TEDx Beacon Street


The Many Ways of Connecting

Presented By Elliott Kronenfeld

The Magic in Relationships

An Interview with Elliott Kronenfeld



Podcasts | with Elliott Kronenfeld


Elvis Marchland with Elliott Kronenfeld

Elliott offers an in-depth account of his background as a specialist in infertility, infidelity and intimacy.


Braxton Dutson with Elliott Kronenfeld
Birds and Bees Podcast | Episode #030

Elliott differentiates couples by default versus couples by intention. Frequently, couples find themselves wondering why they are in a relationship or why they are feeling stuck in boring pattern. Elliott offers options for couples that want to build their relationship to last and are looking for the strengthening bond to help their relationship go the distance. read more…


Rick Clemons with Elliott Kronenfeld
Life (Un)Closeted Podcast | Episode 055

You have a guy, a gal, someone significant in your life... At first the thrill of love is exhilarating, all hearts, chocolates, and flowers… Then, before you know it, the two of you have settled into the mundane existence of being a couple… an unconnected, too-much-else-going-on couple! Then, one day, you realize you’re more connected to your friends at work than you are to the person you share a bed with – that just ain’t right! read more…


Rick Clemons with Elliott Kronenfeld
Life (Un)Closeted Podcast | Episode 019

First you “come out,” then you find a mate, then you mate. Simple right? Not exactly! Choosing to be a parent takes a lot of strength, patience, and love. Especially when you’re a LGBT couple wanting to start a family. Do you adopt or surrogate? read more…

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