Sex Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Scott D Altamirano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
To me, a large part of therapy is about grieving and acceptance so that we can find peace within ourselves and others; I am particularly good at helping people get in touch with their feelings. I tend to work with the heavier side of therapy, that include drug/ alcohol /cannabis addiction, domestic violence, narcissism, borderline, sex/porn addiction, sex offense, sexual shame, couples in crisis, infidelity, poly relationships, court, and anger management. I tend to work really well with those who enjoy dark humor, who are avoidant by nature, and those who are seeking redemption from guilt/shame.
To me, a large part of therapy is about grieving and acceptance so that we can find peace within ourselves and others; I am particularly good at helping people get in touch with their feelings. I tend to work with the heavier side of therapy, that include drug/ alcohol /cannabis addiction, domestic violence, narcissism, borderline, sex/porn addiction, sex offense, sexual shame, couples in crisis, infidelity, poly relationships, court, and anger management. I tend to work really well with those who enjoy dark humor, who are avoidant by nature, and those who are seeking redemption from guilt/shame.
(512) 641-9596 View (512) 641-9596
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Ashley Cooley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Ashley’s specialities are in sex therapy and eating disorders.
As a therapist, it is my goal to make sure you get the most out of our sessions together. I encourage all my clients to make the treatment plan with me. You are the expert in you and respecting that is essential to meeting your needs. We will identify your own unique strengths in combination with therapeutic skill building to achieve your goals.
Ashley’s specialities are in sex therapy and eating disorders.
As a therapist, it is my goal to make sure you get the most out of our sessions together. I encourage all my clients to make the treatment plan with me. You are the expert in you and respecting that is essential to meeting your needs. We will identify your own unique strengths in combination with therapeutic skill building to achieve your goals.
(858) 533-2627 View (858) 533-2627
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Dr. Alejandra Chayet
Counselor, PhD, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
Bilingual: English/Spanish. AASECT- Certified Sex Therapist. I value being present in the moment, having self-compassion and acceptance for oneself before working on relationships with others. I practice through a holistic lens and a mindful perspective, teaching clients some of the same techniques that I myself practice regularly to cope with the complex challenges life often brings. In my clinical practice, I hold the belief that my client is the expert of their own life and I am here to help you identify your own personal goals and support you on your journey to achieve them.
Bilingual: English/Spanish. AASECT- Certified Sex Therapist. I value being present in the moment, having self-compassion and acceptance for oneself before working on relationships with others. I practice through a holistic lens and a mindful perspective, teaching clients some of the same techniques that I myself practice regularly to cope with the complex challenges life often brings. In my clinical practice, I hold the belief that my client is the expert of their own life and I am here to help you identify your own personal goals and support you on your journey to achieve them.
(619) 597-1002 View (619) 597-1002
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Dana M Cole
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I am a sex positive, harm reduction, science based therapist.
I strongly believe, and studies show, that the connection between you and your therapist is one of the most important aspects of being in therapy. No matter what brings you here, trust and communication are what help you to be comfortable. My goal is to create a safe, judgement free space for whatever you want to unpack. You can do hard things and I'm here to help you.
I am a sex positive, harm reduction, science based therapist.
I strongly believe, and studies show, that the connection between you and your therapist is one of the most important aspects of being in therapy. No matter what brings you here, trust and communication are what help you to be comfortable. My goal is to create a safe, judgement free space for whatever you want to unpack. You can do hard things and I'm here to help you.
(858) 703-5696 View (858) 703-5696
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Peter Roussos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
Are you stuck feeling disappointed, hurt, lonely, or betrayed? Are you confused about what you want in your life? Are you unhappy and unsure of how to make positive changes in your relationships? Do you want to make your life more satisfying? I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT certified Sex Therapist. I help people change behaviors and have more satisfying lives and relationships. I help couples improve intimacy and connection, and heal from hurt, disappointment, betrayal and other violations of trust. I help families improve communication, collaboration, and problem solving, and feel more connected to each other.
Are you stuck feeling disappointed, hurt, lonely, or betrayed? Are you confused about what you want in your life? Are you unhappy and unsure of how to make positive changes in your relationships? Do you want to make your life more satisfying? I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT certified Sex Therapist. I help people change behaviors and have more satisfying lives and relationships. I help couples improve intimacy and connection, and heal from hurt, disappointment, betrayal and other violations of trust. I help families improve communication, collaboration, and problem solving, and feel more connected to each other.
(858) 367-0946 View (858) 367-0946
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Scott D Altamirano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
To me, a large part of therapy is about grieving and acceptance so that we can find peace within ourselves and others; I am particularly good at helping people get in touch with their feelings. I tend to work with the heavier side of therapy, that include drug/ alcohol /cannabis addiction, domestic violence, narcissism, borderline, sex/porn addiction, sex offense, sexual shame, couples in crisis, infidelity, poly relationships, court, and anger management. I tend to work really well with those who enjoy dark humor, who are avoidant by nature, and those who are seeking redemption from guilt/shame.
To me, a large part of therapy is about grieving and acceptance so that we can find peace within ourselves and others; I am particularly good at helping people get in touch with their feelings. I tend to work with the heavier side of therapy, that include drug/ alcohol /cannabis addiction, domestic violence, narcissism, borderline, sex/porn addiction, sex offense, sexual shame, couples in crisis, infidelity, poly relationships, court, and anger management. I tend to work really well with those who enjoy dark humor, who are avoidant by nature, and those who are seeking redemption from guilt/shame.
(661) 449-2936 View (661) 449-2936
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Cara Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MM, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Seeking support with sexual challenges, relationships, living with cancer, grief, or a combination of these? With 20 years of experience providing therapy and AASECT certification as a sex therapist, you can talk with me about the things others are uncomfortable talking about. You may have experienced the death of a loved one or a different type of life transition. You may be struggling with adjusting to a new relationship or feeling disappointed with an aspect of your current one. I can provide you with support, insights, treatment, education, and guidance during times of transition and beyond.
Seeking support with sexual challenges, relationships, living with cancer, grief, or a combination of these? With 20 years of experience providing therapy and AASECT certification as a sex therapist, you can talk with me about the things others are uncomfortable talking about. You may have experienced the death of a loved one or a different type of life transition. You may be struggling with adjusting to a new relationship or feeling disappointed with an aspect of your current one. I can provide you with support, insights, treatment, education, and guidance during times of transition and beyond.
(619) 866-6219 View (619) 866-6219
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Harry Dixon
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
I also have training in relationship and sex therapy.
Are struggling to find a therapist who understands the intersection of race/ethnicity, culture, and sexuality and gender and your mental health? I am an experienced counselor who specializes in understanding and helping you. I identify as a gay, poly, Korean American counselor (he/him). With my help you can better understand yourself and find healing through my effective use of my cultural awareness, cognitive, and self-compassion based therapies.
I also have training in relationship and sex therapy.
Are struggling to find a therapist who understands the intersection of race/ethnicity, culture, and sexuality and gender and your mental health? I am an experienced counselor who specializes in understanding and helping you. I identify as a gay, poly, Korean American counselor (he/him). With my help you can better understand yourself and find healing through my effective use of my cultural awareness, cognitive, and self-compassion based therapies.
(619) 514-4174 View (619) 514-4174
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Douglas Braun-Harvey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CST, CST-S
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Doug Braun-Harvey's award winning book "Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction" (Springer Publishing Company) was published in 2015.
How do I know if my sexual behavior is out of control? For many men this question is very subjective and they unfortunately wait for a spouse, loved one or their employer to discover their hidden sexual life before considering help. At The Harvey Institute we believe the most important person to evaluate his personal conflict with regulating sexual behavior is the man experiencing the dilemma. We help men contemplate "What is your conflict with your sexual behavior?" and "What is your vision for your sexual health?" We strive to provide a safe, sexually informed and confidential space for sexual health conversations.
Doug Braun-Harvey's award winning book "Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction" (Springer Publishing Company) was published in 2015.
How do I know if my sexual behavior is out of control? For many men this question is very subjective and they unfortunately wait for a spouse, loved one or their employer to discover their hidden sexual life before considering help. At The Harvey Institute we believe the most important person to evaluate his personal conflict with regulating sexual behavior is the man experiencing the dilemma. We help men contemplate "What is your conflict with your sexual behavior?" and "What is your vision for your sexual health?" We strive to provide a safe, sexually informed and confidential space for sexual health conversations.
(619) 964-8288 View (619) 964-8288
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Scott Altamirano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
To me, a large part of therapy is about grieving and acceptance so that we can find peace within ourselves and others; I am particularly good at helping people get in touch with their feelings. I tend to work with the heavier side of therapy, that include drug/ alcohol /cannabis addiction, domestic violence, narcissism, borderline, sex/porn addiction, sex offense, sexual shame, couples in crisis, infidelity, poly relationships, court, and anger management. I tend to work really well with those who enjoy dark humor, who are avoidant by nature, and those who are seeking redemption from guilt/shame.
To me, a large part of therapy is about grieving and acceptance so that we can find peace within ourselves and others; I am particularly good at helping people get in touch with their feelings. I tend to work with the heavier side of therapy, that include drug/ alcohol /cannabis addiction, domestic violence, narcissism, borderline, sex/porn addiction, sex offense, sexual shame, couples in crisis, infidelity, poly relationships, court, and anger management. I tend to work really well with those who enjoy dark humor, who are avoidant by nature, and those who are seeking redemption from guilt/shame.
(707) 505-8736 View (707) 505-8736
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Kink-Informed Sex Therapist Renee Santos
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
If needed, I’ll work with you from a sex-positive perspective and can support you, no matter what you’re going through.
I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. If you want to achieve greater self-awareness and understanding, and develop the skills and insights necessary to make positive changes in your life, then let’s talk. I’d love to help you live a fulfilling and satisfying life, free from fear of discrimination or stigma, while cultivating healthy and fulfilling relationships that align with your values and desires. Additionally, if you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I want to provide you with a safe and affirming space.
If needed, I’ll work with you from a sex-positive perspective and can support you, no matter what you’re going through.
I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. If you want to achieve greater self-awareness and understanding, and develop the skills and insights necessary to make positive changes in your life, then let’s talk. I’d love to help you live a fulfilling and satisfying life, free from fear of discrimination or stigma, while cultivating healthy and fulfilling relationships that align with your values and desires. Additionally, if you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I want to provide you with a safe and affirming space.
(619) 494-1944 View (619) 494-1944
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Dr. Eric van der Voort
Psychologist, PsyD, CST, CSWT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
As a kink-identified Psychologist & Certified Sex Therapist, my passion is helping motivated individuals & couples to reignite their intimacy and reclaim their sexuality.
Do you find it difficult to talk openly with your partner about your sexual desires? Are certain barriers to intimacy preventing you from feeling connected to your partner in the ways you'd like? Could you use the help of a trained professional to explore, understand, rethink, and work through your sexual concerns? I specialize in supporting kinky & non-monogamous people of any sexual orientation to address communication difficulties, sexual performance anxieties, desire discrepancies, infidelity, and misuse of porn, sex, or substances. I also help straight-identified men to understand and appreciate their attraction to trans women.
As a kink-identified Psychologist & Certified Sex Therapist, my passion is helping motivated individuals & couples to reignite their intimacy and reclaim their sexuality.
Do you find it difficult to talk openly with your partner about your sexual desires? Are certain barriers to intimacy preventing you from feeling connected to your partner in the ways you'd like? Could you use the help of a trained professional to explore, understand, rethink, and work through your sexual concerns? I specialize in supporting kinky & non-monogamous people of any sexual orientation to address communication difficulties, sexual performance anxieties, desire discrepancies, infidelity, and misuse of porn, sex, or substances. I also help straight-identified men to understand and appreciate their attraction to trans women.
(619) 649-8427 View (619) 649-8427
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Bonni Jane Cardoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
I am excited to announce, I am currently in the process of becoming a Sex Therapist through the Sexual Health Alliance and also becoming certified in EMDR.
*Happiness, love, abundance, health and healing!" Counseling, coaching and consulting to manifest your best life because you deserve. All The Things! I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist for over 10 years in California, Hawaii and Washington State. Offering individual, couples, family and group therapy, I have worked with all populations, offering support in all areas from substance abuse therapy to school based behavioral health. My passion is working with the LGBTIA community, women and girls to build self-esteem, cultivate self-empowerment and help bring about the change to manifest your best life.
I am excited to announce, I am currently in the process of becoming a Sex Therapist through the Sexual Health Alliance and also becoming certified in EMDR.
*Happiness, love, abundance, health and healing!" Counseling, coaching and consulting to manifest your best life because you deserve. All The Things! I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist for over 10 years in California, Hawaii and Washington State. Offering individual, couples, family and group therapy, I have worked with all populations, offering support in all areas from substance abuse therapy to school based behavioral health. My passion is working with the LGBTIA community, women and girls to build self-esteem, cultivate self-empowerment and help bring about the change to manifest your best life.
(808) 460-6382 View (808) 460-6382
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Glenn Allan Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
I am sex-positive, kink, poly, ENM and BDSM-friendly.
I am passionate about helping clients find and explore their authentic selves in a judgment-free space. I am committed to helping you with challenging issues such as relationships, anxiety, depression, past hurts, life/religious transitions, personal growth, sexual health, or even unconscious obstacles that may hold you back. I assist my clients as they define their vision of psychological, emotional, and sexual health for themselves, their partner(s), and their families. Assisting clients to overcome the unique challenges they face in life by encouraging them to become their authentic selves.
I am sex-positive, kink, poly, ENM and BDSM-friendly.
I am passionate about helping clients find and explore their authentic selves in a judgment-free space. I am committed to helping you with challenging issues such as relationships, anxiety, depression, past hurts, life/religious transitions, personal growth, sexual health, or even unconscious obstacles that may hold you back. I assist my clients as they define their vision of psychological, emotional, and sexual health for themselves, their partner(s), and their families. Assisting clients to overcome the unique challenges they face in life by encouraging them to become their authentic selves.
(208) 391-7804 View (208) 391-7804
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Joseph Severino
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Are you searching to find meaning and struggle with negative thoughts about yourself and your life? I believe that given an environment of dignity, respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard, every person can tap into their own resiliency, achieve personal growth and realize their own unique potential.I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience working as a therapist, researcher and educator. I see both individuals and couples with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, grief and loss, aging issues, substance abuse, gender, sexuality, sexual health and out of control sexual behavior.
Are you searching to find meaning and struggle with negative thoughts about yourself and your life? I believe that given an environment of dignity, respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard, every person can tap into their own resiliency, achieve personal growth and realize their own unique potential.I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience working as a therapist, researcher and educator. I see both individuals and couples with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, grief and loss, aging issues, substance abuse, gender, sexuality, sexual health and out of control sexual behavior.
(619) 458-3919 View (619) 458-3919
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Affirming Therapy Center
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92123
Each member of the ATC team is a professionally-trained Psychotherapist qualified to address topics such as gender and identity, sex and sexual health, non-monogamy, trauma, out-of-control sexual behavior, BDSM, kink, and fetishes.
The core value of Affirming Therapy Center (ATC) is in our name. “Affirming” is both the nature and the goal of ATC’s work as a dedicated resource supporting Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) in California. This core value is embodied by providing you with professional, open-minded care in a space that acknowledges and celebrates your unique personhood and distinct challenges. You are welcome and valued here.
Each member of the ATC team is a professionally-trained Psychotherapist qualified to address topics such as gender and identity, sex and sexual health, non-monogamy, trauma, out-of-control sexual behavior, BDSM, kink, and fetishes.
The core value of Affirming Therapy Center (ATC) is in our name. “Affirming” is both the nature and the goal of ATC’s work as a dedicated resource supporting Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) in California. This core value is embodied by providing you with professional, open-minded care in a space that acknowledges and celebrates your unique personhood and distinct challenges. You are welcome and valued here.
(619) 404-5095 View (619) 404-5095
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Sex Therapy San Diego, Dr Silbert RN,CNS,PH.D.
Psychologist, RN, CNS, PhD, FAACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
"RISE ABOVE THE NOISE AND CHAOS FOR CHANGE AND SUCCESS!" Sex Therapy, Sex Addiction, Sex Compulsion, Pornography Addiction, Betrayal, Infidelity, Escort Addiction, Happy Endings Addiction, Extramarital Affairs, Secrets, Cheating are Problems that can be corrected. The therapeutic alliance with Dr Silbert promotes the desirable change the individual is seeking in treatment. Arousal, Erectile Dysfunction, Impotence, Premature Ejaculation, Delayed Orgasm, Anorgasmia, Sex Aversion, Performance Anxiety are Sex problems treated by Dr Silbert. Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Loss, Divorce, Lack of Control, Emotional Overload treated.
"RISE ABOVE THE NOISE AND CHAOS FOR CHANGE AND SUCCESS!" Sex Therapy, Sex Addiction, Sex Compulsion, Pornography Addiction, Betrayal, Infidelity, Escort Addiction, Happy Endings Addiction, Extramarital Affairs, Secrets, Cheating are Problems that can be corrected. The therapeutic alliance with Dr Silbert promotes the desirable change the individual is seeking in treatment. Arousal, Erectile Dysfunction, Impotence, Premature Ejaculation, Delayed Orgasm, Anorgasmia, Sex Aversion, Performance Anxiety are Sex problems treated by Dr Silbert. Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Loss, Divorce, Lack of Control, Emotional Overload treated.
(858) 863-6986 View (858) 863-6986
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Psychotherapy of San Diego, Dr Silbert RN,CNS,PHD
Psychologist, RN, CNS, PhD, FACCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
A therapeutic relationship develops to treat issues of attachment, angst in living, childhood abuse, betryal, infidelity, sex addiction.
Dr Silbert promotes healing and strengthening of the capable inner self. The individual is enhanced positively by a belief in the ability to cope with the human condition and the emotional upheaval exacerbated by the winding road of life's journey. From the initial consultation with Dr. Silbert she remains an active verbal participant in your treatment. She most emphatically "listens" and "sees" you in a genuine attempt to validate the importance and significance of what you say and how you are feeling. Evaluation of the problems and strategies for effective intervention are discussed with the individual from the first consult until completion of treatment.
A therapeutic relationship develops to treat issues of attachment, angst in living, childhood abuse, betryal, infidelity, sex addiction.
Dr Silbert promotes healing and strengthening of the capable inner self. The individual is enhanced positively by a belief in the ability to cope with the human condition and the emotional upheaval exacerbated by the winding road of life's journey. From the initial consultation with Dr. Silbert she remains an active verbal participant in your treatment. She most emphatically "listens" and "sees" you in a genuine attempt to validate the importance and significance of what you say and how you are feeling. Evaluation of the problems and strategies for effective intervention are discussed with the individual from the first consult until completion of treatment.
(858) 771-0252 View (858) 771-0252
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Jerry Moreau
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Our personal journey is both joyous and challenging. Life brings us things where sometimes we become lost and struggle. During these times, we may need to reach out to someone who is caring and nurturing - someone who will listen and is knowledgeable. These are just some of the things that you may find challenging and cause us to suffer: Life Transitions Relationships Issues Depression, Anxiety, & Loneliness Low Self-Esteem Lack of Clear Purpose Grief & Bereavement LGBTQ & Coming Out Issues Issues of Sex, Sexuality, & Alternative Sexuality Trauma Related Issues.
Our personal journey is both joyous and challenging. Life brings us things where sometimes we become lost and struggle. During these times, we may need to reach out to someone who is caring and nurturing - someone who will listen and is knowledgeable. These are just some of the things that you may find challenging and cause us to suffer: Life Transitions Relationships Issues Depression, Anxiety, & Loneliness Low Self-Esteem Lack of Clear Purpose Grief & Bereavement LGBTQ & Coming Out Issues Issues of Sex, Sexuality, & Alternative Sexuality Trauma Related Issues.
(619) 376-1142 View (619) 376-1142
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Dr. James DiGloria, PsyD., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102
Are you or a loved one struggling with anxiety or depression? You may be in the process coming out for yourself or to loved ones. Dealing with issues related to sexuality and relationship issues. Do you struggle with issues related to your sexuality and/or gender expression? Whether you are single, married, poly or straight, gay, queer, or bi-, having difficulty in work, intimate or lifestyle relationships, or just stuck in what seems like a never ending struggle, I am fully committed to helping you find your authentic Self. Let's talk to see if we are a good match.
Are you or a loved one struggling with anxiety or depression? You may be in the process coming out for yourself or to loved ones. Dealing with issues related to sexuality and relationship issues. Do you struggle with issues related to your sexuality and/or gender expression? Whether you are single, married, poly or straight, gay, queer, or bi-, having difficulty in work, intimate or lifestyle relationships, or just stuck in what seems like a never ending struggle, I am fully committed to helping you find your authentic Self. Let's talk to see if we are a good match.
(619) 356-3455 View (619) 356-3455
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.