Meet Me

Sue McGarvie


Sue has been described by The Ottawa Citizen as a “creative thinker, and outstanding achiever”. And by Oxygen magazine as “North America’s funniest therapist”. She has been a Sex and Relationship Counselor and Coach in Ottawa for over 26 years.

She is also one of Canada‘s best known sex and marital experts, and has specialized in troubleshooting quickly, specific sex and relationship issues since the 90’s. Sue’s professional training is in psychology and reproductive information, and she has been working in the field since 1992. She has degrees from Carleton University in Psychology and Education, Laurentian University in Sexuality and Family Life, The Banff Center in New Media, and Ryerson University in Broadcast Technology. Her unique expertise on Libido and increasing sexual desire is sought after Internationally. She has been a member of  The Canadian Urology Association , and The Federation of Medical Women. She is also the author of three books on sexuality/relationships and as a sex expert, she has been an expert witness.  She was nominated for the Roman’s Canadian Women Entrepreneur for 2002, and is a Top 40 under 40 finalist. She was given the Province of Ontario Award for Women in the Community leadership  in 2010.

Beginning in 1993, Sue hosted a #1-rated radio call-in show for five years called Sunday Night Sex With Sue with Standard Broadcasting on The Bear CKQB in Ottawa. She has since gone on to produce a 90 second syndicated radio series called Sexual Solutions which runs on stations internationally across Canada and into the US . She hosted and executive produced a television series called Unzipped that aired across Canada on Global Television in 2004. She hosted The Love and Romance Show on CFRB ( Toronto), and CJAD ( Montreal ) simultaneously for five years to 2008. She most recently hosted Love and Lipstick targeting women 30-55 on EZ Rock, evenings with Astral Media. She has been a guest on shows such as Penn & Teller’s Bullshit, Canada AM, and CTV.

In 1999 Sue founded Passion Media , a multimedia company marketing mainstream, tasteful sexuality and relationships throughout North America . Sue helped take the company public in July of 2002. Sue wrote the applications and lobbied the CRTC for two national digital television licenses which were granted in December 2000 for Passion Television and The Singles Network.

Sue McGarvie has been a named a Woman of Distinction (1997), the I. H. Asper Broadcast Entrepreneur of the Year (1998), Business and Professional Women’s Association Woman of the Year (1994). She also won an unprecedented award as Volunteer of the Year for 2002 for both Wired Women of Canada and Canadian Women in Communications for her work as National Mentorship Chair and Director. Sue is the current CEO of Romance Adventure Media, and consults internationally on  relationships, Romance Travel, Entrepreneurial Broadcasting and Sexual culture.

Sue is the Past Chair of The Canadian Women in Communication, a member of The International Alliance for Women, and International Women’s Forum, and has established an International Mentorship Database. She is the Past President of UNIFEM Canada (UN Women), The United Nation’s Women’s Fund in Canada , and was the visionary behind the international Mother’s Day fundraising campaign. Her board experience is extensive, and she was a founding director of the Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Center at The Ottawa Hospital.

Her expertise on  libido, is much sought after, and she writes for a variety of publications on sexual trends.

Sue coaches clinically by virtual meeting around the world. As a consultant, she works with individuals and couples in the area of low libido, sexual dysfunction, relationship issues, sexual performance and alternative sexual relationships.

Sue helped me figure out what was important to me, and gain confidence

– Client

I am so happy to have met Sue, she has helped me feel comfortable in my own skin

– Client