About Tera

Dr. Jansen is a licensed psychologist in the states of New York and Minnesota and is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, as well as an AASECT Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor. She has completed masters and doctorate degrees in Psychology, both from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.  Dr. Jansen has completed advanced training in sexual health and gender, including a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the long-regarded Program in Human Sexuality (now the Institute for Sexual and Gender Health) in the School of Family Medicine at the University of Minnesota

Education and Experience

Dr. Jansen has over a decade of clinical experience within the field of sexual health. In addition to private practice, she has worked and trained in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance use services.  She has served in clinical leadership roles, including Clinical and Program Director positions.  In addition to expertise across a wide variety of issues related to sexual health and gender, Dr. Jansen has significant experience working with a broad range of relational, professional, mental health, and substance use concerns.

Consultation and Training

Dr. Jansen regularly provides consultation and training for other clinicians and healthcare professionals.  She provides training in general mental health, as well as sexual health and gender related concerns.  She provides supervision to mental health clinicians across several fields of study, including marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, clinical counselors, and other psychologists.  As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor, Dr. Jansen is also approved to provide supervision to those seeking to become Certified Sex Therapists.


Dr. Jansen is a frequent teacher and educator.  Along with regularly guest lecturing in a number of collegiate, healthcare, and other professional settings, Dr. Jansen has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas, where she has taught graduate courses in sexual health and gender.


Dr. Jansen is co-host and producer of the sexual health podcast, The University of Pleasure.

Personal Life

In her free time, Dr. Jansen enjoys reading fiction that is questionable in its taste level, engaging with music in any way possible, and writing bad poetry that may or may not entertain others.  She has an older dog that is grumpy and slow to trust, but well worth the effort. Dr. Jansen has a background in performance and creative writing, including an undergraduate degree in theatre.  Given that she is now a psychologist, you can guess how that worked out.

A Sex-Positive Practice
Kink Aware

Dr. Jansen is a kink aware provider and has completed significant training regarding kink and BDSM related issues.  She has substantial experience working with individuals who identify within the kink community or are seeking to address or investigate kink related topics in an environment that is sex-positive and rooted in an expansive definition of sexual health.

Polyamory/Consensual Non-Monogamy Aware

Dr. Jansen is also well-versed and trained in issues related to consensual non-monogamy (CNM), which includes polyamory, open relationships, swinging, etc.  She has extensive practice in helping others attend to issues that can be specific to navigating CNM relationship structures.  For those seeking it, she is also able to provide a safe space for CNM couples and systems to address general relationship concerns without fear of their relationship structure becoming an unwanted focus of therapy.

Queer & Gender Affirming

Dr. Jansen has had considerable training in what it means to be a queer and gender affirming provider and regularly seeks continuing education to help build upon this understanding. She has in-depth, professional familiarity in working with the LGBTQIA+ community.  Dr. Jansen frequently works with individuals, couples, and family systems to navigate queer specific dynamics or concerns.  Dr. Jansen seeks to create a therapeutic environment where all identities are celebrated as important, meaningful, and essential.