Sex Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Photo of Gwen Lotery, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
Gwen Lotery
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, AASECT
Verified
I am a UCLA trained/certified couples & sex therapist.
Change is possible. With over 20+ years of experience I have successfully worked with individuals, adolescents, couples and families to reduce anxiety, depression and overall conflict, whether it be at home or work. As little as 3-5 sessions my clients have reported that they have higher self esteem and greater confidence in all areas of their life. High stress can hit you during times of change; birth, separation, divorce or death of a loved one. I will help guide you through this difficult time. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative and strength based. I offer 2 hour dive deep intensive couples therapy.
(310) 895-9145 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Sara Barthol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified
Are you having concerns related to anxiety, depression or sexuality , either individually or as a couple? Are you a parent or teen who is having challenges at home/school? Are you an intern looking for supervision for Licensure? If any of this applies to you, I would be happy to discuss if I could be of any help to you. Please feel free to email or call me with questions.
(310) 341-0586 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Kayna Cassard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My areas of specialty include sex therapy , sexually compulsive behaviors, & sexual/gender identity issues.
Life throws us obstacles every day. Sometimes we are able to overcome them on our own. Other times however, it is harder to move through them without support. When life becomes overwhelming & there seems like nowhere else to turn, therapy can be a helpful option. To some, therapy seems scary, uncomfortable, strange, or even stigmatizing. But overall, it takes courage to seek help or to make a change. I have training, education, & experience working with a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, & addiction.
(424) 353-2701 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Alexandra Pinkus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work with individuals and specialize in couples and sex therapy , as well as young adulthood.
Are you ready to feel more connected to your own life? To experience greater agency in your future? I'm here to help you achieve that. I know the importance of a supportive space that allows you to explore yourself, while being challenged with powerful questions. I provide a warm and relaxed environment, where both laughter and tears are welcome - sometimes in unison. My clients have shared an appreciation for my use of gentle directness, humor, and compassion. My aim is to help you get where you want to be in life.
(310) 912-7942 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Nic Harbeck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Self-knowledge is a lifelong journey. The ideal client is one who has willingness to move inward toward deeper understanding. This most effectively occurs as we explore ourselves in relationship to others. The fit between you and your therapist is fundamental to this process. It is imperative for a client to feel safe and supported by their therapist in order to tolerate and receive the compassionate honesty and gentle confrontation, which are the keys to this transformative work. If you are willing and ready to confront your light and shadow, I welcome you to move inward, together. I provide psychotherapy and sex therapy .
(424) 835-1847 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Not accepting new clients
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Thea Harvey Couples Counselor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I am a certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Sex Therapist, and Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher.
Are you and your partner stuck in a negative cycle of interaction? Do you find yourselves constantly fighting, hoping to revive the connection you experienced when you first met? Do you have problems with mismatched sexual desire or premature ejaculation? I specialize in working with couples and individuals struggling with relationship and sexual issues. Step by step, I help couples learn how to communicate effectively, restoring their connection and intimacy. I introduce specific tools engineered to assist couples and individuals in identifying and dissolving core issues. Ever-lasting, passionate love is possible.
(310) 359-9394 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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James D Babl
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have a doctorate in clinical psychology from Purdue University, and most recently spent a number of years as the Clinical Director at the UCLA Counseling Center. I have worked in VA and Community Mental Health settings, and received additional extended training at the UCLA Human Sexuality Program. I come across as warm, down to earth, and easy to trust and talk to. I offer confidential, professional services to adults and couples in a relaxed Santa Monica setting, where I have an integrative approach (using insight-oriented, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and other orientations) tailored to your needs and concerns.
(310) 829-2928 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Eva Clay Sex And Relationship Specialist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Feeling bored or frustrated with the sex in your relationship? Lacking libido or orgasm? You don't have to miss out. Sex is important! It's vital for your wellness, and for your relationship. Sex can be a sensitive topic - so don't worry - I'll put you at ease with a comforting, non-judgmental approach that brings you more pleasure, desire, and emotional connection. I've been in practice for 23 years and I'm passionate about helping you. My background is in neuroscience, so my approach is evidence-based. I know what works, and my goal is for you to have amazing sex and love.
(424) 241-0993 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Catalina Lawsin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Our sexuality is at the core of who we are as humans, and where we came from – it is our life force. It’s also at the core of our own identity. So many of us are searching for who we truly are. We’re so encapsulated in who we should be being for others, that we end up losing ourselves. This shows up most frequently in intimate relationships. Our desire for unconditional love from another supersedes our need for physical connection. Emotion trumps sexuality . And what goes on within our mind shuts down the abilities of our body. Are you feeling lost in your relationship? Do you desire more sexually?
(347) 658-5471 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Alexandria Holcomb
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Relationship issues exist both in and outside the bedroom. Sex is a topic that is often met with secrecy, embarrassment, or shame. Throughout the course of our lives, we are influenced by cultural and societal messaging about what is and is not acceptable. When something is wrong in our relationships, the weight of judgement leads us to live in quiet desperation rather than seek help. I am dedicated to cultivating a safe and accepting environment for my clients to discover more about their sexuality , transform it into what they want, and affirm who they are.
(310) 807-2634 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Emerald Aueyong
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC, CRC
Verified
The disability community, women, minorities, and LGBTQIA2+ community crave sex and relationships too and it's time to offer services where it’s needed most! To my knowledge, Togetherness Therapy is the first and only private practice in West LA to offer sex therapy services catered to individuals with disabilities and that’s saying something. General society taught us sex and pleasure were reserved for able-bodied, heterosexual individuals, but we believe the contrary. Sex and pleasure is not limited, as it's part of being human. It's time to empower yourself and take full control of your sexuality . Rewrite your story with pleasure!
(323) 676-2951 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Lauren Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified
I help people have more satisfying sex lives, learn effective communicate skills & boundary setting, reduce anxiety and overthinking, and have better overall connections.
Are you struggling to have satisfying sexual connections? Do you feel shame that you're not sexual enough & feel disconnected from your body? Do your sexual worries follow you to other areas of your life, leaving you wondering what others are thinking of you and then burning yourself out taking care of others needs? Wouldn't it be fantastic if you could feel good about your body, stop needing to over function, and slow down your thoughts? Through therapy, I can help you turn down the volume on self criticism, learn to have more satisfying sexual connection, and feel better in your body and in your relationships.
(424) 254-0504 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Dr. Suzanne Pelka
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, PhD
Verified
In need of sex therapy ? Lack of desire? A sex -starved marriage? Sex /porn addiction? Just not on the same page as your partner? As a Sexuality Specialist and CSAT, I have successfully treated clients struggling with many different sexual problems (Men: erectile dysfunction, rapid/premature/delayed ejaculation. Women: low desire, painful intercourse, vaginismus/vulvadynia. Either: sexual inexperience, sexual anorexia, childhood sexual traumas including incest). I often use EMDR to resolve underlying traumas. I have researched and taught at UCLA, SMC, The University of Chicago, DePaul and have been a sexuality expert on NBC, ABC and KCAL 9 news.
(310) 601-6882 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Rossana Sida
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Are relationships supposed to be this hard? When sexual issues keep you from maintaining or obtaining a happy relationship it's time to see a sex therapist. As a sex & relationship specialist, I successfully treat people with issues surrounding sexual desire & performance, sexual trauma, problems with arousal or orgasm, differences in the amount of sex they'd like to have, & sexual pain disorders such as vaginismus. I assist clients in building intimacy by deepening their mutual understanding & compassion (for their often very opposite mate!) and help them stay accountable for taking positive action to improve relationships.
(323) 300-5528 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Kate Balestrieri
Psychologist, PsyD, PACT, CST, CSAT-S, EMDR
Verified
In addition, I have worked at the Center for Healthy Sex , specializing in treatment for sex /love addiction and sexual dysfunction and at Promises Treatment Center in Malibu, CA, as well as several correctional facilities, and as an evaluator and expert witness in the courts.
"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety." - Abraham Maslow. Deciding to make changes in one's life takes courage, and you have taken the first step! My goal is to empower you to find relief from distress and to help you grow in concert with your goals. I specialize in treating a variety of concerns, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, addiction (substance and behavioral), eating disorders, body image issues, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety, as well as difficulties with anger management, relationships, interpersonal communication, recovery and relapse prevention.
(424) 295-7390 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Vanessa Harvell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a licensed psychotherapist specializing in sex therapy & sexual health. I help my clients work through sexual shame, trauma, anxiety, painful sex , issues around arousal, orgasm & desire, compulsive behavior/”porn or sex ” addiction, & sexual inexperience or anorexia. I believe my first job is to create a sense of safety by attuning to you and ensuring you a shame-free/judgment-free space. My second job is to help you identify the obstacles that are blocking you from sexual well-being and use my expertise, training and education so that you can get unstuck, reach your goals & find deep healing with sustained change.
(619) 517-1031 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Shereen Hariri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CST
Verified
Additionally, I specialize in sex therapy and can help you work through issues of intimacy, relationships, sexuality , libido, desire, compulsivity, performance, shame, identity, gender transitions, kink/lifestyle, sex education, fertility, and overcoming fears or trauma.
Sometimes things are too big for you to handle alone. Whatever it is that brings you to my door, whatever your lifestyle, your challenges, or your hurts, I'm here to help you change what isn't working. Let's get you to the healthiest, most empowered version of your true self, both individually and in your relationships with others. I welcome individuals and couples, adults and teens, and have an open, collaborative, holistic, proactive style. I can help with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, self-esteem, spirituality, career planning, and creative/life coaching.
(424) 222-9981 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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'Online Therapy Until Midnight by Dr. John Silver'
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
In addition to many years of experience as a Modern Psychoanalyst, Sex Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, we have over 25 Years practicing as a Certified Online Therapist, helping people locally here in West Los Angeles, Nationally and Internationally.
Dr. John Silver says, “If you'd like to know why you do what you do, Modern Psychoanalysis may be for you”. Do you want to deal with the causes of your obstacles to happiness and fulfilment or the effects (symptoms)? Do you have the courage, curiosity and intelligence to look into the corners of your mind? It is where we store our baggage, in our Unconscious. Using Certified Modern Psychoanalysis together we explore your unhealthy behaviors and patterns. Using Existential Analysis we embolden your special unique talents, desires and abilities to find purpose and meaning in your life. Take the journey. Together.
(424) 397-2726 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Cira Winarto
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I specialize in helping individuals and couples tackle the underlying issues behind relationship difficulties, sexual inexperience, infidelity/betrayal trauma, sex /porn/love addictions, and common sex therapy issues including erectile dysfunction, rapid ejaculation, mismatched libidos, compulsive sexual behaviors, and painful, awkward, or unfulfilling sex . I'm passionate about supporting adults and adolescents struggling to navigate marriages and dating in the digital age. My clients want to modify maladaptive patterns, move away from codependency, increase coping/emotional regulation skills, and redefine healthy intimacy.
(424) 395-3765 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Not accepting new clients
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Hana Esfandiari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , MA, LMFT, CSAT-C
Verified
Sex /porn addiction and sexually acting out are often fueled by secrets and isolation.
"Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference." I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist specializing in relationship and intimacy issues, sex therapy , infidelity, betrayal trauma and sex and porn addiction . I work collaboratively with my clients to facilitate recognition of their strengths so they can actualize self-growth, meet therapy goals, find peace and develop healthy relationships.
(818) 839-2504 
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Sex Therapy
Sex therapists in Santa Monica offer help with sexual concerns by educating, using talk therapy, offering homework exercises and resources for further exploration to either individuals or couples. Sex therapy helps couples talk about sex with each other. A sex therapist feels comfortable talking about sex and is aware of how anxious you might feel talking about this intimate subject with each other and with a near-stranger. They will help set you at ease and guide you into talking about sex. While sex therapists can help with many problems, low sexual desire and frequency disagreements between partners are two of the most frequent concerns they address.