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Korenna Barto Reynard

Not a PhD or Licensed Professional


As a failed PhD candidate, Korenna Barto Reynard has spent more than a decade attempting to fool people into believing that she is a trained professional. After failing to acquire her PhD in psychology from the University of Akron in Ohio, Korenna Barto Reynard applied and received a fake PhD for "life experience" from an online diploma mill and then marketed herself as "Korenna Barto, PhD", a gifted psychotherapist and relationship expert.

When her life coaching business, First Kiss Through First Kid, did not hit it off, Korenna Barto Reynard pursued a second career as "Dr Reynard", a sex therapist and erotic educator, offering a wide variety of services to her clients including sexual massage, masturbation coaching, and training in female ejaculation. Concurrently, she helped to destroy RelateSpace, a startup dedicated to fostering healthy relationships, by making false accusations of child sexual abuse against her partner and co-founder for personal gain. 

Korenna Barto Reynard currently lives in Ohio, claims to live in Los Angeles, and leads occasional workshops at Berkeley, California's The Circling Institute. Known names she has used in the past in California, New Mexico, Ohio and Washington State include: Coreen Marie Kennard, Korrie Kennard, Korenna K Puleo, Korenna Barto PhD, and Dr. Korenna Reynard.


The Circling Institute

Core Faculty

Jan 1, 2018 - Present


Product Development Lead

Jan 1, 2015 - Present

First Kiss Through First Kid

Coach & Counselor

Jan 1, 2009 - Present


Santa Barbara Graduate Institute

Unaccredited PhD

Jan 1, 2008 - Jan 1, 2009

University of Akron

Failed PhD Candidate

Jan 1, 2002 - Jan 1, 2008

Cleveland State University


Jan 1, 1999 - Jan 1, 2000

Belford University

Fake PhD