You are likely here because you are in discomfort or experiencing longing for things to be different. This human experience can be messy and vast, I welcome all of it. I won't claim to be an expert on you or your lived experience but I will meet you from a place of compassion and explore the terrain with you as we find your path through. Themes people come to explore with me include: •Challenges with connection and in relationships (friendships, romantic relationships or familial) • Self-exploration and empowerment •
• Issues around sex and sexuality including but not limited to shame, pain, confusion or disconnection • Desire to have a more fulfilling relationship to your body and sexuality • Healing from past traumas, especially around sexual assault •
I believe in healing through relationship. Often it is through our closest relationships that we experience our highest highs and our lowest lows. I will support you to move through the hurdles to connection- both with yourself and the important people in your life. • I work with individuals, couples, and relationships of all configurations.
“You are capable of so much on your own but at this moment you know that you need some help. And this is a great place to begin therapy. ”
- Cost per Session: $190 - $240
- Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Visa
- Years in Practice: 4 Years
- License: California / 131731
- School: Sonoma State University
- Year Graduated: 2019
- Certificate: CIIS Sex Therapy Certification
- Certificate Date: 2021
- Certificate: Hakomi Training Year 1 and 2
- Certificate Date: 2019
"Ayala Kalisher is a highly skilled and attuned therapist that specializes in issues pertaining to sexuality and relationship to self and others. You can be assured she will welcome all of you with empathy and compassion."
"Ayala brings her whole self to her work as a therapist. Her knowledge, intuition, and caring nature make her an excellent therapist. She is a great guide to those looking for a path through challenging times. "
"Ayala is a bright soul with great depth. She offers insight and is a therapist with life and creativity."
"Ayala's nurturing presence and positive energy make her such a valuable resource for all the clients she serves. She is a kind, dedicated and highly skilled clinician that I would recommend to anyone. "
"Ayala is a deeply empathic and intuitive clinician. You will be in warm and skillful hands and I cannot recommend her highly enough!"
"Ayala is incredibly warm, intuitive and insightful. She helps people feel truly seen and heard. I highly recommend her."
"Ayala is a caring, compassionate, and skilled therapist. She provides a space for clients to strengthen their relationships with themselves and others. I would recommend her. "
- Sex Therapy
- Sexual Abuse
- Relationship Issues
- Family Conflict
- Life Transitions
- Marital and Premarital
- Peer Relationships
- Self Esteem
- Sexual Addiction
- Trauma and PTSD
- Women's Issues
- Dissociative Disorders
- Body Positivity
- Gay Allied
- Intersex Allied
- Lesbian Allied
- Non-Binary Allied
- Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
- Queer Allied
- Racial Justice Allied
- Sex Worker Allied
- Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
- Transgender Allied
- Vegan Allied
Types of Therapy
- Culturally Sensitive
- Emotionally Focused
- Experiential Therapy
- Family / Marital
- Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
- Trauma Focused