Onika Henry Sexologist & Sex Coach
Onika Henry lives on the island of Tobago, in the Caribbean, and is a Widener University trained sexologist (M. Ed.) and qualified Sex Coach (Sex Coach U), who has a B.A. in Theatre Arts, with a minor in Psychology. She uses this combination of specialties for the benefit of her clients who need to talk about sex and sex-related issues, in an environment that is healthy, fun, productive and most of all, safe and non-judgemental.
Right after completing my BA, I got a job in the field of Arts & Culture, but soon found myself extremely frustrated with my work environment and left. A friend, knowing I was out of a job and looking for something more fulfilling, referred me to the Tobago HIV & AIDS Secretariat. The position was for an Information, Education and Communications Officer, a far cry it seemed from my training.
However, I took the job, excelled at it and was hooked.
The more I learnt, the more I wanted to know and armed with a thirst for knowledge yet bereft of the necessary financial resources, I went in search of education funding and saw something about the prestigious USA’s Fulbright Scholar Program. Long story short, I wrote my proposal, applied, got in, went to school and came back home, and sexual health education has become my life.
In addition to being an educator, I really wanted to be able to do therapeutic and healing work around sexuality. With the help of my wonderful advisor at Widener, I found the perfect solution: Sex Coaching with Sex Coach U, created by an icon and pioneer in the field of sexuality, Dr Patti Britton. I received international certification in 2016.
It would be safe to say that my experience since returning has been phenomenal. I’m been involved in community programmes and have done many presentations at schools, and even at a church, all very well received.
I am a mother. I love the ocean, love water and I love to eat. I love all things artistic (paintings, music, dance, theatre, photography) and I’m a fairly decent actor. Music and dancing must be a part of my life. They’re how I heal and de-stress…lol! I also like to smile and laugh a lot and I’m very spiritual.