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Deborah Nedelman, Ph.D.

Leah Kliger, MHA

Deborah Nedelman, Ph.D., has had a 30 year career as a licensed clinical psychologist and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Everett, Washington. She is a certified sex therapist and co-founder of Women Beyond 50 LLC. Deborah has talked with hundreds of couples over many years about sexual dysfunction. Several years ago she realized that as she had gotten older, so had her clients. They began asking, "What is normal for the older woman?" And there were few definitive answers. Her mission is now to ignite a global discussion about older women's sexuality. Deborah graduated from Bryn Mawr College and holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington. In 1977 Dr. Nedelman co-authored A Guide for Beginning Psychotherapists, published by Cambridge University Press. This work has been translated into 10 languages and remained in print until 2002. She and her husband Mel have been married for 29 years and are the parents of two adult children.

Leah Kliger MHA has had a 33 year career in healthcare as an educator, administrator, and researcher. She is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington and co-founder of Women Beyond 50 LLC. In the 1970's, Leah spent 3 years running a Family Planning clinic and counseling young people about sexuality. In her early 50's, she realized that there was a deafening silence about sexuality in the aging woman, leading her to conclude that this topic should be brought out from under the covers. Leah graduated from Michigan State University and holds a Masters in Health Care Administration from the University of Washington. She and her husband Phil have been married for ten years and live in Kirkland, Washington. As a wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, she personally understands the impact of shifting sexuality on women's lives.

Leah and Deborah can be reached at or at 425-822-8203.


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