Cosmo Adds Esther Perel

She'll serve as a columnist.

Cosmopolitan has hired Esther Perel to pen a new monthly column titled Close Encounters With Esther Perel.

Perel is a practicing psychotherapist, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an AASECT certified sex therapist, and a member of the American Family Therapy Academy and the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. She is also the author of the best-selling book Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence and has consulted for Showtime’s The Affair.

Perel’s column will explore the psychology of love and sex. Her first piece is available in Cosmo’s July issue, on newsstands now.