Sex Therapy in San Jose, CA

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Amanda Walters
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
I specialize in sex therapy , which means that I enjoy working with individuals and people in relationships who may be struggling with any sex -related issues. The types of issues that people tend to see me for include sexual dysfunctions (like problems with orgasm, erection, or sexual pain), intimate relationship concerns, sexual orientation or gender identity, and sexual trauma. I also see folks who are dealing with other issues, such as anxiety or depression. Some of the people I work with have a very specific goal for treatment, while others need more ongoing treatment for deeper, more lifelong concerns.
(408) 317-1302
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San Jose, CA 95131
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Lauren Consul
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, JD
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and am working towards my certification as a Sex Therapist.
You deserve to feel seen, heard, and to know you matter in your relationships. Connection is key to good mental health. Connection with ourselves, our romantic partner(s), our family, and our friends. Many of our issues stem from our relationships. Whether it is a current relationship or trauma hanging around from childhood or past experiences. I want to help you achieve the relationship you deserve whether that is with your partner(s), self or, family, grieving the loss of a relationship, breaking negative patterns, deciding to stay or go, dating, or exploring your relationship orientation or structure.
(562) 526-1532
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San Jose, CA 95120
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Daniela Stevens (She They)
MA, RYT
If you are disconnected from yourself and your partner, feel distant or numb when it comes to sex , realize you’re sharing a life, but you’re not sharing yourself, it can be difficult to know what you need to move toward the connection you desire. Instead of continuing to avoid it or hoping it changes, you know it's time to take a proactive approach to getting the support you need. You are ready to co-create a relationship and sex life that supports you by working to clarify, connect, communicate, and heal. I guide you to create and sustain a meaningful life filled with deep connection in all areas of your life.
(562) 374-7508
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San Jose, CA 95125
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South Bay Sex Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Are you feeling dissatisfied with your sex life? Are you anxious about your sexual performance? Are you consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel that you have no one to talk to and aren’t sure how to get help. I welcome my clients into a friendly, and non-judgmental environment. I work with people struggling in their personal life, relationship or sex life. I especially enjoy working with couples who have difficulty connecting, have mis-matched libidos, those struggling with erectile dysfunction, people suffering through a breakup or struggling to find a relationship.
(408) 341-6892
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San Jose, CA 95116
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Kate Sutton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Let’s talk about sex and relationships! I am here to help you feel comfortable working through the hard stuff, and sex and relationship issues can be some of the hardest stuff for people to talk about. Together, we’ll create a comfortable, judgment-free space to explore your wants and needs, improve communication with others in your life, and promote intimate, meaningful, and healthy (sexual) relationships. My aim is to help you, and any potentially involved partner(s), to reach your full personal, relationship, and sexual potential in order to lead your happiest and most fulfilling life.
(833) 922-1505
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San Jose, CA 95120
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Ellen Noon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, CEMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a sex therapist and couples counselor. I provide expert care for couples’ issues, intimacy struggles, sexual struggles, infidelity, sexual compulsivity, sexual addiction and trauma. My goal is to create an intimate space where both partners can share their experience and feelings. I also work with individuals on their relationship issues. My intention is to share a journey that will allow you to unlock the whatever it is that is keeping you from having a happy, fulfilling life. The work that you do now can positively impact you and your partner for a life time. If you are serious about change deep transformation is possible.
(669) 254-3007
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Bryna Barsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I also specialize in sex therapy and help couples and individuals struggling with: low desire, desire discrepancy, sexual trauma, difficulty with arousal/orgasm, painful sex , inability to accomplish penetration, and erection/ejaculation problems.
Welcome to my practice. I have over 30 years of experience providing therapy to individuals and couples from very diverse backgrounds with regards to ethnicity, religion, age, country of origin, and sexual orientation. The therapy I do tends to be short-term, "here-and-now" focused, goal oriented, and skills based. I believe my clients want to change their behaviors, and not just "talk" about what's going wrong. My therapeutic style is collaborative, non-judgmental, warm and compassionate. I'm not a "one size fits all" therapist because every client is unique. I offer a Good Faith Estimate at the client's request.
(510) 730-3704
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San Jose, CA 95123
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Daniel Allen Burgess
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
Do you have a strong desire to fully love and be loved?Do you find that something always gets in the way of healthy relationships, whether that’s with romantic partners or friends and family?Maybe you have a partner, but find that you’re always fighting or keeping your distance from each other. Perhaps you feel lost and alone, without purpose or meaning in the world.Many people I work with have struggled with distracting behaviors, like sex or porn issues, which are really about anxiety and a fear of true connection. I help people overcome challenges, so they can find loving connections with themselves, with others, and their faith.
(408) 542-0564
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San Jose, CA 95121
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Grace Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My approach to therapy is rooted in modern research on the brain, trauma and attachment. I work with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships and their sexuality . I am experienced working with couples, adult individuals as well as children. I am LGBTQQA and kink friendly.
(650) 273-9823
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San Jose, CA 95124
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A Flood of Love
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I counsel couples and individuals for both relationship therapy and sex therapy .
Are you having trouble expressing your needs in the intimacy department of your relationship? Does it feel you and your partner are not on the same page? Are you struggling do you end up in a fight or ignoring the problem? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here. And I know this is hard. You've likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years. But I'm so glad you found me and have taken the courageous step of being here.
(408) 706-2527
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San Jose, CA 95129
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Holly Osment
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
I teach a graduate-level class on Human Sexuality in the Counseling Psychology Department of Santa Clara University.
Life is complex at all ages, but we know that...right? Yet knowing this does not necessarily help or give us direction. In my work, I try to help guide people through this murky life, examine choices and explore options, personal history, and experience. I have a deep respect for my clients, for their wisdom and their struggles. I provide an encouraging and non-judgmental space to look at each unique concern and situation. I often explore the role of meaning and choice in our lives, and how both powerfully (but often invisibly) affect how we live our days.
(408) 550-5101
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Cynthia Haartman: Psychotherapy, EMDR, Sex Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
13 Endorsed
Verified
13 Endorsed
I am kink affirming and knowledgable, LGBTQ+/sexual and gender minority inclusive, and a sex positive provider. My primary focus includes: anxiety and trauma, self worth, guilt and shame, intimacy and sexuality concerns, chronic pain, and how emotions can manifest physically in the body.
(408) 478-3890
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San Jose, CA 95118
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Connie Kay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself having the same conversation with your partner and getting nowhere? Do you have changes you want to make but don't know where to start? Do you have addictions or patterns of behavior that you would like to change? Are you down, frustrated, tired, depressed, angry, sad? Are you in transition and need help sorting things out? Do you need help in communicating with a family member or friend? Are you unhappy with your initmate relationship, or want to explore new things? Do you experience shame or guilt related to your sexuality and unspoken desires? Are you wondering "Is there more to life?"
(408) 868-5498
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95125
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Carmen Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sexuality .
We all have behaviors and beliefs that stem from our early years, and we often remain stuck in those unconscious patterns in our adult lives. Whether processing grief and trauma, building more satisfying partner intimacy, communicating better with family, lovers, or peers, or learning to be grounded and empowered in your true Self, I'm committed to helping you identify and commit to changes you'd like to make in your life and in your relationships. I also welcome the challenge of helping couples learn to really listen and be heard as separate individuals, and then collaborate on a shared vision that works for both (or all) parties.
(831) 920-4318
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95101
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Liberate Via Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
As a kink affirming & sex positive therapist, establishing a strong therapeutic alliance with you and creating a safe environment is part of what I offer to support you.
Have concerns about sexuality or sexual functioning with your self or in relationships? Experiencing out of control sexual behaviors, such as porn or sex addiction and it creates problems in your relationships? Are you a kinky person who needs a kink affirming therapist to hold a safe space for you? Do you and your partner struggle with sexual communication or unmatched sexual desire? Has misogyny or patriarchy gotten in the way of your relationships with others and now ready for change and unlearning hurtful habits. If so, I believe I can help.
(209) 219-2306
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95122
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Liz Dietrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer EMDR, Sex Therapy , EFT for Couples, and psychodynamic process groups, all from a relational, psychodynamic orientation.
I love working with clients who are curious about what more there is to experience in this life, who are ready to do the work of diving within in order to heal past wounds and create a life that they truly love. Sometimes trauma, relationship problems, work, or other life circumstances can result in our lives shrinking. We can become fearful or lose touch with what it is that we love, prioritizing other things. I'm committed to walking with you while you get back to yourself by processing all that you've been through.
(650) 405-0409
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95110
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Misty Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, WGS
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Are you experiencing challenges with communication in your relationships? Challenges with sex or intimacy? Are you questioning or exploring gender and sexuality ? I am here to support you and offer you tools and a place to process your current experience. I provide a safe space to explore who you are becoming and to discern old thought patterns that are no longer of service. I provide a healing space free of judgement and offer tools that you can immediately integrate into your current experience. I will collaborate with you and work with the intersections of your unique experience. I offer evening & weekend appointments.
(408) 583-5606
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Ellen Hersam
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
It takes great courage to recognize when you need help and even more to ask for it. Even the strongest and most healthy need a trusted mentor, healer, and guide in their life at some point. Do you find yourself asking questions about sex , sexual health, sexual relationships, or intimacy within your relationship? Do you feel you have a place to ask and explore sexual topics and understand your sexual body? Understanding this part of yourself is an important part of your ability to relate and interact with yourself AND to connect, relate, and interact with others throughout your life. Here is a space for you.
(408) 547-2354
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San Jose, CA 95126
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"Sex Addiction"-Sexual Misbehavior Absolute Expert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SOTS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Absolute " sex addiction " elite level expert 25 years 40,000 hours sexual misbehavior specialist psychotherapy provided brings faster recovery. Evidence based research oriented treating of Infidelity/Cheating/Affairs, Prostitution Use, "Seeking Arrangements", Sex Apps, Strip Clubs,Massage Parlors, Sex Misconduct, Certified Specialist. I created government funded sexual misbehavior programs, utilizing highly effective clinical models. I use most up to date understanding to have you change your thinking and learn how to not act out these self destructive actions while simultaneously loving yourself and the life you have. I love to he
(415) 639-5474
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San Jose, CA 95128
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Annika Leah Yokum
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I am especially passionate about helping people heal from traumatic experiences related to sex and interpersonal trauma.
Are you struggling to reclaim a sense of wellbeing with yourself or in your relationship? It can feel daunting to find yourself caught in the same patterns and wanting to overcome painful challenges that are impacting your personal life or your relationship. I support people struggling to navigate past or present experiences that have wounded their identity or relationships. I love helping both individuals and partners to feel more present and empowered. 
(916) 619-7744
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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95120
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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.