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Martha's Therapy Practice 

Relationships—with ourselves, our families, our partners, our cultures, and our communities—form the context for life and provide some of the richest material for both joy and struggle.

Improving any of our relationships improves every aspect of life. Martha Kauppi is a skilled relationship counselor, and she loves to work with individuals and intimate partnerships addressing relational challenges, improving communication between partners, exploring improved intimate connection, and increasing a sense of joy in life.

She has specialized training in all aspects of sexuality, including LGBTQAI+ and gender issues, and she stays up to date on the latest research, developments, and resources in the fields of sexology and sexual health. Her background in health care as a midwife gives her a deep understanding of sexual function, which in turn informs effective treatment of sexual dysfunction.

She has trained for six years with Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson who created the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. This model integrates attachment, differentiation and neuroscience, resulting an extremely effective approach to relational challenges.


The Institute for Relational Intimacy provides psychotherapy not only with Martha Kauppi, but also with carefully selected, fully licensed associate therapists. All therapists associated with the Institute have comfort and training working with sex issues, have unlimited access to consultation with Martha, and are extremely competent.

Julia Cosgrove

Julia Cosgrove is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in treating relationship issues, anxiety, life transitions, and trauma. She helps clients with:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • PTSD and other forms of trauma
  • Marriage and relationship conflicts
  • Major life transitions (divorce, career shifts, becoming a parent, and other big changes)
  • EMDR therapy 
  • and more

Trained as a systems therapist, Julia looks at individual issues in relationship to the bigger picture — family history, a person's work and home life, cultural and societal norms. Her aim is to get to know a client as a full, dynamic person and not just a set of symptoms. She then collaborates with the client to create the most effective course of action to a more healthy and vital life.

Looking to get in right away? Julia keeps her practice small, so that she can offer more flexible scheduling and give more attention to her clients. She's a native of the Madison area and has been practicing in the vibrant Atwood neighborhood for most of her career.

When she's not helping clients, she's usually spending time with her husband, twin daughters, stepson, and their assortment of animals.

Provider Locator 

Hundreds of therapists worldwide have completed Assessing and Treating Sex Issues in Psychotherapy (ATSIP), our flagship education program. If you're looking for an ATSIP-certified therapist in your state or country, start your search here.

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