Sex Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Martha Greenburg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Are you tired of your life revolving around what you've eaten or what you weigh? Maybe you feel out of control around food followed by guilt and shame? Many of my clients are tired of feeling like food, exercise, and weight dictate their happiness. Take a look at my website to learn more about how I support clients in finding intuitive eating, body neutrality and body trust. I also specialize in couples struggling with communication, trust, and sex. I use the Gottman method to rekindle emotional and physical connection in relationships. Lastly, I enjoy working with individuals facing codependency and life transitions.
Are you tired of your life revolving around what you've eaten or what you weigh? Maybe you feel out of control around food followed by guilt and shame? Many of my clients are tired of feeling like food, exercise, and weight dictate their happiness. Take a look at my website to learn more about how I support clients in finding intuitive eating, body neutrality and body trust. I also specialize in couples struggling with communication, trust, and sex. I use the Gottman method to rekindle emotional and physical connection in relationships. Lastly, I enjoy working with individuals facing codependency and life transitions.
(530) 489-4990 View (530) 489-4990
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Anchor Therapy Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT, CPTT, AAT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95827
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, I am dedicated to helping my clients navigate life's challenges and achieve their goals. I believe in creating a safe and supportive space where we can work together to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Whether you're struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, sexuality, trauma, or any other mental health concerns, I am here to offer guidance and support every step of the way. Let's work together to help you live a happier, healthier life.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, I am dedicated to helping my clients navigate life's challenges and achieve their goals. I believe in creating a safe and supportive space where we can work together to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Whether you're struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, sexuality, trauma, or any other mental health concerns, I am here to offer guidance and support every step of the way. Let's work together to help you live a happier, healthier life.
(916) 680-8406 View (916) 680-8406
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Ashley Barnes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
I'm a relationship, sex and trauma therapist specializing in supporting folks who feel like they'll never live up to expectations; no matter what you do it feels like you aren't enough. My clients come to me telling me that they're always striving for more and not able to enjoy their life and relationships. Navigating a stressful work life or having lots of anxiety in your relationship? I’ll provide you with some helpful tools to cope. Just need a place to cry it out sometimes or vent about the ridiculous choices of a friend or family member? That’s welcome here too. Read more or schedule online at www.lovehealgrow.com.
I'm a relationship, sex and trauma therapist specializing in supporting folks who feel like they'll never live up to expectations; no matter what you do it feels like you aren't enough. My clients come to me telling me that they're always striving for more and not able to enjoy their life and relationships. Navigating a stressful work life or having lots of anxiety in your relationship? I’ll provide you with some helpful tools to cope. Just need a place to cry it out sometimes or vent about the ridiculous choices of a friend or family member? That’s welcome here too. Read more or schedule online at www.lovehealgrow.com.
(530) 444-6427 View (530) 444-6427
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Flo Oliveira
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
As a kink, queer, and non-monogamy affirming sex therapist, I know that when challenges pop up in relationships and sex lives folks want to come to a therapist who gets it. I use evidence-based relationship & sex therapy practices, feminist theory approaches, and -above all- a warm and friendly style with my clients. Come work with me at Sacramento's leading relationship and sex therapy center, Love Heal Grow. Read more about me and schedule online today www.lovehealgrow.com.
As a kink, queer, and non-monogamy affirming sex therapist, I know that when challenges pop up in relationships and sex lives folks want to come to a therapist who gets it. I use evidence-based relationship & sex therapy practices, feminist theory approaches, and -above all- a warm and friendly style with my clients. Come work with me at Sacramento's leading relationship and sex therapy center, Love Heal Grow. Read more about me and schedule online today www.lovehealgrow.com.
(530) 607-6685 View (530) 607-6685
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Katie Arlene Baptist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
I hold affirming space for visionary, non-conforming, pleasure seekers in California who need support and some inspiration for their sexual self-discovery journeys. I am an AASECT certified sex therapist, and provide education, skill building, and a shame free zone to talk about desire, identity, and relationships.
I hold affirming space for visionary, non-conforming, pleasure seekers in California who need support and some inspiration for their sexual self-discovery journeys. I am an AASECT certified sex therapist, and provide education, skill building, and a shame free zone to talk about desire, identity, and relationships.
(916) 347-9741 View (916) 347-9741
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Kevin Cameron
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CPTT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95827
I offer both in-person and online therapeutic services for various specialties, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Performance Psychology, Trauma Focused Therapy, Sexuality, EMDR, Brainspotting, Hypnotherapy, and Animal Assisted Therapy.
Clients tend to thrive in therapy when there is a drive to change and improve their quality of life. Whether it be on an athletic field, the office, or in their relationship, those who are ready with an open mind and looking to address the things holding them back will always come out on top.
I offer both in-person and online therapeutic services for various specialties, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Performance Psychology, Trauma Focused Therapy, Sexuality, EMDR, Brainspotting, Hypnotherapy, and Animal Assisted Therapy.
Clients tend to thrive in therapy when there is a drive to change and improve their quality of life. Whether it be on an athletic field, the office, or in their relationship, those who are ready with an open mind and looking to address the things holding them back will always come out on top.
(916) 252-5940 View (916) 252-5940
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Leigh Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
You may be seeking support in moving toward a more preferred version of yourself, your life, and your relationships. You may be questioning facets of your identity such as your gender or sexuality, or perhaps you are feeling stuck with a particular challenge in the way you connect to yourself and others. You may be struggling with how to heal and make sense of past trauma or abuse, or are finding yourself resorting to patterns of thinking and feeling that are not congruent with your values. Perhaps you are struggling to define the parameters of a non-monogamous relationship or a consensual power exchange relationship. Welcome.
You may be seeking support in moving toward a more preferred version of yourself, your life, and your relationships. You may be questioning facets of your identity such as your gender or sexuality, or perhaps you are feeling stuck with a particular challenge in the way you connect to yourself and others. You may be struggling with how to heal and make sense of past trauma or abuse, or are finding yourself resorting to patterns of thinking and feeling that are not congruent with your values. Perhaps you are struggling to define the parameters of a non-monogamous relationship or a consensual power exchange relationship. Welcome.
(916) 307-4412 View (916) 307-4412
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Dr. Marjha Hunt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
I work collaboratively with many types of relationships and the challenges within them, including; poly & open, alternative sex practices, infidelity, multi-cultural challenges, financial struggles, communication issues, & more.
My passion is in helping you to grow in loving yourself and loving others. I specialize in strengthening relationships. Have you been feeling unheard or underappreciated? Has there been some type of betrayal or broken trust? Is your relationship feeling extra stress during this pandemic? Are you unsure if your relationship will last? Do you and your partner(s) want to strengthen your foundation before taking the next step?
I work collaboratively with many types of relationships and the challenges within them, including; poly & open, alternative sex practices, infidelity, multi-cultural challenges, financial struggles, communication issues, & more.
My passion is in helping you to grow in loving yourself and loving others. I specialize in strengthening relationships. Have you been feeling unheard or underappreciated? Has there been some type of betrayal or broken trust? Is your relationship feeling extra stress during this pandemic? Are you unsure if your relationship will last? Do you and your partner(s) want to strengthen your foundation before taking the next step?
(916) 252-1703 View (916) 252-1703
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Megan Negendank
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
As a relationship counselor and sex therapist, I help others like you reconnect so that you can find the emotional and physical closeness you desire.
You want better emotional and physical intimacy. You've been feeling sad, disconnected and frustrated as you've been trying to work through your relationship issues yourself or with your partner. You feel stuck--you might be thinking "I love them so much, but why is this so hard?!" I help unfulfilled couples & stressed individuals create happy lives & thriving relationships. Free resources and information on how to get started is available at my website (www.lovehealgrow.com).
As a relationship counselor and sex therapist, I help others like you reconnect so that you can find the emotional and physical closeness you desire.
You want better emotional and physical intimacy. You've been feeling sad, disconnected and frustrated as you've been trying to work through your relationship issues yourself or with your partner. You feel stuck--you might be thinking "I love them so much, but why is this so hard?!" I help unfulfilled couples & stressed individuals create happy lives & thriving relationships. Free resources and information on how to get started is available at my website (www.lovehealgrow.com).
(916) 794-0894 View (916) 794-0894
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Maegan Tanner
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
As a queer relationship and sex therapist, I am passionate about supporting folks create the relationships and sex lives they want! Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, frustrated and alone in this world as you do your best to connect to others? Maybe social anxiety is holding you back. Maybe you aren’t quite where you want to be in your relationships or career. Maybe adulting is … well… kinda crappy? I use humor, down to earth therapeutic conversations, and evidence-based skills. Visit lovehealgrow.com to learn more or scheduling online today. In person appointments available!
As a queer relationship and sex therapist, I am passionate about supporting folks create the relationships and sex lives they want! Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, frustrated and alone in this world as you do your best to connect to others? Maybe social anxiety is holding you back. Maybe you aren’t quite where you want to be in your relationships or career. Maybe adulting is … well… kinda crappy? I use humor, down to earth therapeutic conversations, and evidence-based skills. Visit lovehealgrow.com to learn more or scheduling online today. In person appointments available!
(530) 456-4869 View (530) 456-4869
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Natalie M. Delfin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Need support with communication, sex, relationships, or anxiety? I love supporting LGBTQIA as well as CisHet adults who are ready to feel more confident in themselves and their relationships - you deserve joy, connection, and pleasure in your life! We will navigate what you are experiencing with compassion and skill so that you can create the life & relationships you crave. We will use evidence-based therapy skills AND fun & laughter to make therapy a helpful space. Visit lovehealgrow.com to schedule and learn more. I can't wait to get started!
Need support with communication, sex, relationships, or anxiety? I love supporting LGBTQIA as well as CisHet adults who are ready to feel more confident in themselves and their relationships - you deserve joy, connection, and pleasure in your life! We will navigate what you are experiencing with compassion and skill so that you can create the life & relationships you crave. We will use evidence-based therapy skills AND fun & laughter to make therapy a helpful space. Visit lovehealgrow.com to schedule and learn more. I can't wait to get started!
(530) 539-1509 View (530) 539-1509
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Pam C Bauerle - In Person And Online Sessions
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
My focus includes individual and couple’s therapy, relationship and conflict resolution , pornography and sex addictions, sex therapy, infidelity and affair recovery, and anxiety.
Married for 39 years, I am a kind, direct, collaborative partner and believe therapy is simply an opportunity to develop a new skill set for moving through life's challenges. I create a calm, non-judgmental space for you to be you, exploring together what you need to heal. As a Relationship & Sex Therapist, I enjoy working with individuals/couples working through relationship and communication issues, pornography and sex addictions, all sexual issues, infidelity/affair recovery, and working with men/women, LGBTQIA + who are suffering in anyway. I want to help others live a life w/o internal judgement, fear, stigma or shame.
My focus includes individual and couple’s therapy, relationship and conflict resolution , pornography and sex addictions, sex therapy, infidelity and affair recovery, and anxiety.
Married for 39 years, I am a kind, direct, collaborative partner and believe therapy is simply an opportunity to develop a new skill set for moving through life's challenges. I create a calm, non-judgmental space for you to be you, exploring together what you need to heal. As a Relationship & Sex Therapist, I enjoy working with individuals/couples working through relationship and communication issues, pornography and sex addictions, all sexual issues, infidelity/affair recovery, and working with men/women, LGBTQIA + who are suffering in anyway. I want to help others live a life w/o internal judgement, fear, stigma or shame.
(916) 619-3865 View (916) 619-3865
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Scott D. Altamirano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95819
Accepting clients Apr 2024. I help gay men - from the newly gay to the seasoned queen - navigate and understand topics related to dating monogamously, polyamory, sexual anxiety, fetishes, understanding Grindr, Sniffies, and bathhouses, drugs/alcohol/food/sex as coping, body insecurities, masculinity, developing self esteem, hobbies, and the most importantly - the friends we made along the way.
Accepting clients Apr 2024. I help gay men - from the newly gay to the seasoned queen - navigate and understand topics related to dating monogamously, polyamory, sexual anxiety, fetishes, understanding Grindr, Sniffies, and bathhouses, drugs/alcohol/food/sex as coping, body insecurities, masculinity, developing self esteem, hobbies, and the most importantly - the friends we made along the way.
(972) 532-0589 View (972) 532-0589
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Adrian Eric Scharfetter
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95814  (Online Only)
My focus is in sexuality and sexual health/functioning, self-esteem around sex and communicating needs in relationships, issues around sexual abuse, male sexuality and intimacy issues, Poly/Non Monogamy, and Open Relationship Issues, Kink, BDSM, and LGBTQAI ally, and I am a ketamine-assited therapy provider.
I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. I work with low sexual desire, infidelity, mismatched desires and needs, erectile dysfunction, delayed or impaired orgasms, ejaculation concerns, LGBTQIA health or curiosity, sexual trauma, embarrassment and anxiety in regard to sex and sexuality. Exploring types of sexual behaviors, relationship configurations and non heteronormative expressions. Singles and couples who may be exploring or approaching issues in alternative relationships and alternative family structures, including ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, kink, living single, co-parenting, and chosen family.
My focus is in sexuality and sexual health/functioning, self-esteem around sex and communicating needs in relationships, issues around sexual abuse, male sexuality and intimacy issues, Poly/Non Monogamy, and Open Relationship Issues, Kink, BDSM, and LGBTQAI ally, and I am a ketamine-assited therapy provider.
I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. I work with low sexual desire, infidelity, mismatched desires and needs, erectile dysfunction, delayed or impaired orgasms, ejaculation concerns, LGBTQIA health or curiosity, sexual trauma, embarrassment and anxiety in regard to sex and sexuality. Exploring types of sexual behaviors, relationship configurations and non heteronormative expressions. Singles and couples who may be exploring or approaching issues in alternative relationships and alternative family structures, including ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, kink, living single, co-parenting, and chosen family.
(916) 469-0790 View (916) 469-0790
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Jose Juarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95820
Dr. Jose J. Juarez is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. His approach to therapy is that there has to be a collaboration between the client and their provider in order to meet the client's needs. Dr. Juarez is an aasect Certified Sex Therapist specializing in mental health-related challenges associated with the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. Dr. Juarez utilizes evidence-based therapeutic interventions to collaborate with clients and help them meet their treatment goals. Dr. Juarez has extensive post-graduate training in CBT and DBT, which are effective forms of therapy for most mental health challenges.
Dr. Jose J. Juarez is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. His approach to therapy is that there has to be a collaboration between the client and their provider in order to meet the client's needs. Dr. Juarez is an aasect Certified Sex Therapist specializing in mental health-related challenges associated with the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. Dr. Juarez utilizes evidence-based therapeutic interventions to collaborate with clients and help them meet their treatment goals. Dr. Juarez has extensive post-graduate training in CBT and DBT, which are effective forms of therapy for most mental health challenges.
(951) 370-2562 View (951) 370-2562
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Adrienne Parker-Morano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 94203
I possess a sex positive outlook and understanding of the powerful influence that sexuality has on a person's life.
My awareness of human sexuality rises above my own personal opinion and experiences. I affirm all sexual orientations and transgender experience. I help people reclaim their authentic sexual selves within their particular spiritual/religious/lifeview practice and I tailor my treatment to best fit each individual client. I address a client's sexual issues directly. I don't sidestep the sex part to deal with the other issues in the relationship, although I don't ignore them either. Physiological, psychological, emotional and spiritual processes, are all a part of human sexuality and I understand that an integrated approach is necessary.
I possess a sex positive outlook and understanding of the powerful influence that sexuality has on a person's life.
My awareness of human sexuality rises above my own personal opinion and experiences. I affirm all sexual orientations and transgender experience. I help people reclaim their authentic sexual selves within their particular spiritual/religious/lifeview practice and I tailor my treatment to best fit each individual client. I address a client's sexual issues directly. I don't sidestep the sex part to deal with the other issues in the relationship, although I don't ignore them either. Physiological, psychological, emotional and spiritual processes, are all a part of human sexuality and I understand that an integrated approach is necessary.
(530) 418-8966 View (530) 418-8966
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Jessica Pauline Vazquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95822
I utilize an integrated therapeutic approach of Sex Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Sensate Focus, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Thank you for taking the time to read my page. I have a private practice downtown Davis focusing on relationships, families, marriage therapy, non-monogamy, and sex therapy. I also offer a collaborative and supportive partnership in addressing relationship trauma, challenges with sex, and sexual trauma. In addition to working with adults, I enjoy working with adolescents experiencing stress and anxiety. I am also involved in cutting edge psychotherapy practices such as psychedelic integrative therapy. My practice includes individual therapy, brief and long-term therapy, sex therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples.
I utilize an integrated therapeutic approach of Sex Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Sensate Focus, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Thank you for taking the time to read my page. I have a private practice downtown Davis focusing on relationships, families, marriage therapy, non-monogamy, and sex therapy. I also offer a collaborative and supportive partnership in addressing relationship trauma, challenges with sex, and sexual trauma. In addition to working with adults, I enjoy working with adolescents experiencing stress and anxiety. I am also involved in cutting edge psychotherapy practices such as psychedelic integrative therapy. My practice includes individual therapy, brief and long-term therapy, sex therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples.
(279) 201-5061 View (279) 201-5061
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David Stanton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95814  (Online Only)
In the past 13 years I have dedicated my clinical focus in the areas of sex therapy and problematic sexual behavior.
Are you trying to untangle a personal and/or relational challenge where your sexual behavior is a factor? Maybe it is an affair that just got found out and you have been accused of being a sex addict. May it be that you are struggling with mismatched sexual desire with your partner? Perhaps so you supplement with porn and masturbation (in secret)? Maybe your goal or desire is to solve the dilemma of how to come out as gay, lesbian or some other important identity in the LGBTQ+ rainbow? And this dilemma is further complicated by religious shame and guilt for what are actually normal sexual interests and desires.
In the past 13 years I have dedicated my clinical focus in the areas of sex therapy and problematic sexual behavior.
Are you trying to untangle a personal and/or relational challenge where your sexual behavior is a factor? Maybe it is an affair that just got found out and you have been accused of being a sex addict. May it be that you are struggling with mismatched sexual desire with your partner? Perhaps so you supplement with porn and masturbation (in secret)? Maybe your goal or desire is to solve the dilemma of how to come out as gay, lesbian or some other important identity in the LGBTQ+ rainbow? And this dilemma is further complicated by religious shame and guilt for what are actually normal sexual interests and desires.
(916) 943-4762 View (916) 943-4762
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Leslie Haws
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
She is a Certified Sex Addiction and Multiple Addiction Therapist and for nearly two decades been using Brainspotting, CRM and EMDR for trauma and attachment repair.
Leslie earned a B.A. degree with honors in Sociology and Political Science in 1986 and in 1996 completed a Master's in Education with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. Since 1998 she has offered cutting edge and integrative therapy to clients in her private practice-New Bridge Counseling Services. In 2005 she became the Executive Director of LifeSTAR Sacramento Counseling Agency bringing the LifeSTAR network program to the greater Sacramento area.
She is a Certified Sex Addiction and Multiple Addiction Therapist and for nearly two decades been using Brainspotting, CRM and EMDR for trauma and attachment repair.
Leslie earned a B.A. degree with honors in Sociology and Political Science in 1986 and in 1996 completed a Master's in Education with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. Since 1998 she has offered cutting edge and integrative therapy to clients in her private practice-New Bridge Counseling Services. In 2005 she became the Executive Director of LifeSTAR Sacramento Counseling Agency bringing the LifeSTAR network program to the greater Sacramento area.
(916) 507-0922 View (916) 507-0922
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Cynthia Haartman: Psychotherapy, Sex Therapy, EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
I am a Certified Sex Therapist, and also Certified in EMDR Therapy. My primary focus includes: intimacy and sexuality concerns, pelvic pain, fear and anxiety around intimacy, stress, trauma, anxiety, self worth, guilt and shame, neurodivergence/ADHD, chronic pain and chronic illness, as well as medical trauma, and manifestation of stress physically in the body. I am kink affirming and knowledgable, LGBTQ+/sexual and gender minority inclusive, and a sex positive provider.
I am a Certified Sex Therapist, and also Certified in EMDR Therapy. My primary focus includes: intimacy and sexuality concerns, pelvic pain, fear and anxiety around intimacy, stress, trauma, anxiety, self worth, guilt and shame, neurodivergence/ADHD, chronic pain and chronic illness, as well as medical trauma, and manifestation of stress physically in the body. I am kink affirming and knowledgable, LGBTQ+/sexual and gender minority inclusive, and a sex positive provider.
(408) 478-3890 View (408) 478-3890
Sex Therapy

Who is sex therapy for?

Sex problems are common in relationships. Many people want a better sex life and want to feel loved and desired by their partner. It is difficult for couples to resolve sexual problems on their own because people often feel ashamed to talk about their sexual desires fearing they are not normal, when in fact a very broad range of preferences and behaviors are normal. A sex therapist can help clarify this and other matters.

Why do people need sex therapy?

Many people do not know how to talk about their erotic needs or their emotional needs, both of which are addressed in sex therapy. Couples often live with sexual difficulties for years before seeking help, and in that time, partners may experience so much disappointment and alienation that they may fear their problems mean they are incompatible. Once people experience disappointment, it is difficult to find resolution without help.

What happens in sex therapy?

People have many misconceptions about what takes place in sex therapy. First, it is a form of talk therapy in which partners discuss their sexual concerns; it does not involve touching or physical exploration of any kind. Sex therapy typically helps couples get comfortable talking to each other about sex so that, in the privacy of their home life, they can openly discuss their sexual desires and make decisions about what they want to do. Couples are typically assigned activities to do at home that build intimacy skills.

What kinds of problems do sex therapists treat?

Very often, partners differ in their degree of sexual desire and struggle over how often to have sex. Or they may have fights about porn use or have difficulty connecting sexually after one partner is unfaithful. Men may have problems with premature ejaculation. Women may find themselves struggling to become aroused or to achieve an orgasm. Sometimes partners feel like they have lost the sense of attraction to their partner. These are all common issues dealt with in sex therapy.