• Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • President, Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice SIG of ABAI
  • Researcher/Educator with Upswing Advocates
  • Adjunct Professor at The Chicago School and National Louis University
  • Nationally recognized presenter on transgender physical, mental, and behavioral health

WORNER LELAND, MS, BCBA

  • Owner, Cofounder
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • ​Sex Therapist in Practicum
  • 7.5 years experience with Autism
  • 16 years experience Sex Ed
  • AASECT and ABAI Speaker
  • ​HIV and LGBTQIA-Focused

JESSICA NASLUND, LCSW, CSE



Empowering people through sexual education, support, and human connections, as we all work toward better, more fulfilling lives.

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Business Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Billing & Coding Professional
  • Intake Specialist
  • Formerly a Volunteer here, our greatest supporter

WHO WE ARE

At ​Empowered: A Center for Sexuality, LLC, it is our mission to provide the utmost in socially-valid, comprehensive sexual education, trauma counseling, support, and sexual behavior interventions for individuals with and without disabilities, so they may lead healthy, safe, fulfilling lives, empowered by the knowledge that we all are, as human beings, capable of intimacy alone or with a willing and educated partner.

USEFUL LINKS

We are a staff comprised entirely of Board Certified and State Licensed professionals.​​ 

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • 7 Years experience with ABA
  • ​ABAI International Presentation Developer
  • ACT Research Focus at SLU during MSABA
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • ​4 years experience: Autism in schools and clinical settings
  • ​Pursuing Sexuality Educator Certification
  • ​Parental experience with ASD has lent a unique understanding and perspective

GENERAL INFO -- For INTAKE, please click on "PATIENT PORTAL" above.

MONICA GRAHAM, BS

NICHOLAS MAIO, MSPSY, BCBA, LBA

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Empowering people through sexual education, support, and human connections,
as we all work toward better, more fulfilling lives.

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JAMIE DEVILLEZ, MSABA, BCBA, LBA

OUR APPROACH

BARB GROSS, MA, BCBA, LBA

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator 
  • ​Adjunct Professor - UMSL SUCCEED
  • AASECT National Speaker