Sex Therapists in Boston, MA

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Rich Domenico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, AASECT
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I am an AASECT certified sex therapist and am certified as an Imago couple's therapist.
My work is informed by an optimistic belief in people's resiliency and ability to change and grow. I approach therapy as an opportunity for transformation. I work with high functioning, motivated clients who are ready to take a serious look at the direction of their lives and are open to change. In general, I would describe my style as warm, engaging, direct and interactive. I have developed a wide range of specialties from which to draw in order to meet each client's specific needs. After over 28 years, I continue to find the practice of psychotherapy interesting, rewarding, challenging and fun.
I am an AASECT certified sex therapist and am certified as an Imago couple's therapist.
My work is informed by an optimistic belief in people's resiliency and ability to change and grow. I approach therapy as an opportunity for transformation. I work with high functioning, motivated clients who are ready to take a serious look at the direction of their lives and are open to change. In general, I would describe my style as warm, engaging, direct and interactive. I have developed a wide range of specialties from which to draw in order to meet each client's specific needs. After over 28 years, I continue to find the practice of psychotherapy interesting, rewarding, challenging and fun.
(617) 936-8302 View (617) 936-8302
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Jennifer Traficanti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CST
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02129  (Online Only)
Specialties: Sex therapy, couples/individuals and intimacy, LGBTQ, premarital counseling, self-care and mindfulness, spirituality and faith, depression, mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, cultural struggles, self-esteem and identity issues, college and career counseling and clinical supervision.
I have over 25 years of experience in the social work field working with individuals of all ages, families, LGBTQ and students and come from a strengths-based and solution focused approach. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Therapist committed to building a solid relationship and creating a safe space for anyone to share and explore together. I incorporate various methods of talk therapy, CBT, SFBT, mindfulness, and spiritual guidance.
Specialties: Sex therapy, couples/individuals and intimacy, LGBTQ, premarital counseling, self-care and mindfulness, spirituality and faith, depression, mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, cultural struggles, self-esteem and identity issues, college and career counseling and clinical supervision.
I have over 25 years of experience in the social work field working with individuals of all ages, families, LGBTQ and students and come from a strengths-based and solution focused approach. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Therapist committed to building a solid relationship and creating a safe space for anyone to share and explore together. I incorporate various methods of talk therapy, CBT, SFBT, mindfulness, and spiritual guidance.
(857) 763-3099 View (857) 763-3099
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Emily Eldar
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
I have made a professional study of relationships, sexuality, alternative lifestyles, trauma, and mindfulness.
Most of our struggles are relational in nature. As a relationship expert, I will guide you toward healing your relational wounds; to step into the self-actualized, meaningful, joyful life you dream of. We all sustain traumas which shape our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world. When we understand our protective strategies we can then update our narratives, unburden our traumatized parts, heal attachment wounds, and make room to relate through our highest self. We can learn new skills in communication, somatic regulation, mindfulness, self-awareness, and more fully build the life which best serves our continual growth.
I have made a professional study of relationships, sexuality, alternative lifestyles, trauma, and mindfulness.
Most of our struggles are relational in nature. As a relationship expert, I will guide you toward healing your relational wounds; to step into the self-actualized, meaningful, joyful life you dream of. We all sustain traumas which shape our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world. When we understand our protective strategies we can then update our narratives, unburden our traumatized parts, heal attachment wounds, and make room to relate through our highest self. We can learn new skills in communication, somatic regulation, mindfulness, self-awareness, and more fully build the life which best serves our continual growth.
(617) 936-8285 View (617) 936-8285
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Suzanne M Gable
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, CSCT
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
I am a sex-positive therapist offering a safe no judgement zone.
Has the compulsive use of pornography gotten in the way of having the connections you want to achieve in your life? Has your relationship been affected by adult content or chronic infidelity? Nowadays many people use adult content and can not recognize if they have a problem until it is brought to their attention by a loved one or they may have tried to unsuccessfully limit their use. Many people are simply just trying to escape from depression, anxiety or boredom. You may feel stuck, ashamed and embarrassed keeping this secret. Seeking help is the first step towards wellness.
I am a sex-positive therapist offering a safe no judgement zone.
Has the compulsive use of pornography gotten in the way of having the connections you want to achieve in your life? Has your relationship been affected by adult content or chronic infidelity? Nowadays many people use adult content and can not recognize if they have a problem until it is brought to their attention by a loved one or they may have tried to unsuccessfully limit their use. Many people are simply just trying to escape from depression, anxiety or boredom. You may feel stuck, ashamed and embarrassed keeping this secret. Seeking help is the first step towards wellness.
(857) 597-7028 View (857) 597-7028
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Heather Shannon | Certified Sex Therapist
Counselor, LCPC, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
Is there a disconnect between you and your partner(s) when it comes to your sex life? If so, please do not wait to get support! Because we were taught so little about sex, many of us shy away from the topic, but that just worsens things. Sex can start to feel like a chore and lack of sex can become the elephant in the room. It can even cause the end of your relationship if left unaddressed long enough. Before I became a sex therapist, I also found myself in this situation in my long-term relationship. But after 10,000 hours of coaching and counseling clients and becoming an AASECT certified sex therapist, I am confident I can help!
Is there a disconnect between you and your partner(s) when it comes to your sex life? If so, please do not wait to get support! Because we were taught so little about sex, many of us shy away from the topic, but that just worsens things. Sex can start to feel like a chore and lack of sex can become the elephant in the room. It can even cause the end of your relationship if left unaddressed long enough. Before I became a sex therapist, I also found myself in this situation in my long-term relationship. But after 10,000 hours of coaching and counseling clients and becoming an AASECT certified sex therapist, I am confident I can help!
(508) 545-9639 View (508) 545-9639
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Dallas Sierra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
I have successfully treated anxiety disorders, mood disorders, sexual and sexuality concerns, those who have experienced traumatic events, grief and loss, and relationship problems.
Are you struggling with processing past traumatic events? EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR provides a proven approach to address the symptoms of trauma that can interfere with thriving in your everyday life. EMDR allows individuals to process incredible amounts of material in a shockingly short time.
I have successfully treated anxiety disorders, mood disorders, sexual and sexuality concerns, those who have experienced traumatic events, grief and loss, and relationship problems.
Are you struggling with processing past traumatic events? EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR provides a proven approach to address the symptoms of trauma that can interfere with thriving in your everyday life. EMDR allows individuals to process incredible amounts of material in a shockingly short time.
(857) 420-5911 View (857) 420-5911
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Eric Rosin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116
I am particularly interested in the intersection of sexuality and emotional intimacy. Some of my clients struggle to love well; others struggle with sex. But all of my clients, perhaps all humans, juggle the sometimes contradictory demands of love and sex. They want to feel safe and loved, but they also want the thrill of adventure. They want to feel known, but they are also intrigued by mystery. They want to feel attached, but they are also turned on by novelty. I enjoy helping individuals and couples explore their potential to find deeper emotional connection and greater sexual freedom.
I am particularly interested in the intersection of sexuality and emotional intimacy. Some of my clients struggle to love well; others struggle with sex. But all of my clients, perhaps all humans, juggle the sometimes contradictory demands of love and sex. They want to feel safe and loved, but they also want the thrill of adventure. They want to feel known, but they are also intrigued by mystery. They want to feel attached, but they are also turned on by novelty. I enjoy helping individuals and couples explore their potential to find deeper emotional connection and greater sexual freedom.
(857) 232-8407 View (857) 232-8407
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Meredith Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I graduated from Smith College School for Social Work, did post-graduate fellowships at Cambridge Health Alliance Program for Psychotherapy & the MA Institute for Psychoanalysis and am an AASECT-certified Sex Therapist.
A year from now, you will wish you started today. - K. Lamb - Working with a therapist can provide support, help you foster insight, and build new strategies to identify and address the core issues that interfere with relationships and work. Therapy can increase the flexibility with which you think about and engage in your life. My intent is for us to create a reliable and safe environment in which we can work together to address the issues you've been facing, improve understanding of yourself and help you feel less stuck in existing patterns of managing challenges.
I graduated from Smith College School for Social Work, did post-graduate fellowships at Cambridge Health Alliance Program for Psychotherapy & the MA Institute for Psychoanalysis and am an AASECT-certified Sex Therapist.
A year from now, you will wish you started today. - K. Lamb - Working with a therapist can provide support, help you foster insight, and build new strategies to identify and address the core issues that interfere with relationships and work. Therapy can increase the flexibility with which you think about and engage in your life. My intent is for us to create a reliable and safe environment in which we can work together to address the issues you've been facing, improve understanding of yourself and help you feel less stuck in existing patterns of managing challenges.
(617) 431-5853 View (617) 431-5853
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Matthew Sidler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
I work with clients to develop greater comfort around vulnerability, sex, and connection.
Have you been feeling stuck and wondering what’s next? Are you and your partner struggling to be on the same page? Is shame or fear of vulnerability getting in the way of connection? My couples and individuals want to see meaningful change in their lives and they are ready to put in the work. With that, I often describe my style as "caringly confrontational." I provide a validating and nonjudgmental space while calling clients in if something is getting in the way of connection or personal growth.
I work with clients to develop greater comfort around vulnerability, sex, and connection.
Have you been feeling stuck and wondering what’s next? Are you and your partner struggling to be on the same page? Is shame or fear of vulnerability getting in the way of connection? My couples and individuals want to see meaningful change in their lives and they are ready to put in the work. With that, I often describe my style as "caringly confrontational." I provide a validating and nonjudgmental space while calling clients in if something is getting in the way of connection or personal growth.
(857) 597-5506 View (857) 597-5506
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Amanda Elyse Sieferman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02135  (Online Only)
I am a therapist who specializes in increasing sexual communication, pleasure, and satisfaction for my clients. I work with both individuals and couples to achieve the sexual lives they are looking for. People struggle with sex for many reasons such as learning "sex is bad", concern about differences in desire, no desire, struggling with sex/gender identity, trauma, lack of comfort/education about sex, anxiety about having sex/talking about sex with others, pelvic pain, not orgasming, ED, premature ejaculation etc. If this sounds like you I am here to help without judgement, to collaborate on how to create a new sexual narrative.
I am a therapist who specializes in increasing sexual communication, pleasure, and satisfaction for my clients. I work with both individuals and couples to achieve the sexual lives they are looking for. People struggle with sex for many reasons such as learning "sex is bad", concern about differences in desire, no desire, struggling with sex/gender identity, trauma, lack of comfort/education about sex, anxiety about having sex/talking about sex with others, pelvic pain, not orgasming, ED, premature ejaculation etc. If this sounds like you I am here to help without judgement, to collaborate on how to create a new sexual narrative.
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BackBayCounseling
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
My entire practice is dedicated to solving "Relationship problems." The treatment starts with your goals. For some, it is getting the communication skills and best practices for marital happiness. For others, it is helping couples save their marriage after broken trust. I have a unique background. While working at Harvard Medical School and the Human Sexuality & Relationship program at McLean Hospital, I developed and refined highly effective relationship systems and therapies. I am currently offering the sessions only on zoom.
My entire practice is dedicated to solving "Relationship problems." The treatment starts with your goals. For some, it is getting the communication skills and best practices for marital happiness. For others, it is helping couples save their marriage after broken trust. I have a unique background. While working at Harvard Medical School and the Human Sexuality & Relationship program at McLean Hospital, I developed and refined highly effective relationship systems and therapies. I am currently offering the sessions only on zoom.
(617) 553-1351 View (617) 553-1351
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Ashley DeMenna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I take a sex-positive approach to my work so you can assured we will talk about sex in an open and honest way.
Are you struggling with your relationship? Have you tried to figure it out yourself, but keep getting stuck? I can help! I am a therapist who specializes in relationships, sex, LGBTQ, and other mental health concerns. Managing relationships, sexual identity, and/or sexual concerns can be really difficult. You want to find a therapist who has the expertise and strategies to help you navigate this difficult time. At Rhode Island Sex Therapy, all of our therapists understand this complexity so you can be assured we are the top sex therapy practice in New England.
I take a sex-positive approach to my work so you can assured we will talk about sex in an open and honest way.
Are you struggling with your relationship? Have you tried to figure it out yourself, but keep getting stuck? I can help! I am a therapist who specializes in relationships, sex, LGBTQ, and other mental health concerns. Managing relationships, sexual identity, and/or sexual concerns can be really difficult. You want to find a therapist who has the expertise and strategies to help you navigate this difficult time. At Rhode Island Sex Therapy, all of our therapists understand this complexity so you can be assured we are the top sex therapy practice in New England.
(339) 330-1054 View (339) 330-1054
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Marissa Dungan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02131
Focusing her practice on couples, sexuality, and family systems, Marissa works with couples and families navigating relational dynamics. Marissa has worked with couples to rebuild trust and create new relational agreements. She has experience working with interracial, interfaith, and multicultural families. Marissa is trained in the developmental model of couples therapy via South Shore Sexual Health Center. Her training includes working with desire, intimacy, infidelity, conflict management, and parenting.
Focusing her practice on couples, sexuality, and family systems, Marissa works with couples and families navigating relational dynamics. Marissa has worked with couples to rebuild trust and create new relational agreements. She has experience working with interracial, interfaith, and multicultural families. Marissa is trained in the developmental model of couples therapy via South Shore Sexual Health Center. Her training includes working with desire, intimacy, infidelity, conflict management, and parenting.
(781) 886-7902 View (781) 886-7902
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Lee Kinsey
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC-S, CST
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I am a humanistic, certified sex therapist with a sharp wit, a generous dose of humor, and an intense but kind focus on core issues. Some of my clients are working toward feeling more connected in their relationships. Some are working to heal from traumas of the past. Most are looking for an expert therapist, who having tried multiple therapists, need a more comprehensive, philosophically grounded, deeper, and richer experience of self-exploration and healing. My goal is for my clients to experience a connection they may have never felt that helps them build insight, understanding, and the courage and power to heal and grow.
I am a humanistic, certified sex therapist with a sharp wit, a generous dose of humor, and an intense but kind focus on core issues. Some of my clients are working toward feeling more connected in their relationships. Some are working to heal from traumas of the past. Most are looking for an expert therapist, who having tried multiple therapists, need a more comprehensive, philosophically grounded, deeper, and richer experience of self-exploration and healing. My goal is for my clients to experience a connection they may have never felt that helps them build insight, understanding, and the courage and power to heal and grow.
(857) 887-2787 View (857) 887-2787
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Annika L. Yokum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02210  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with clients who are struggling with sex, intimacy, and anxiety specific to relationships.
I am dedicated to helping couples and individuals strengthen their relationships, build security, and navigate the challenges that can arise in intimate partnerships. We are wired to connect with others, yet emotional and physical intimacy can be so tough at times. Often couples are impacted by differences in desire, emotional expressiveness, upbringing, communication, broken trust, or past traumas. It makes sense why relationships can be so hard to do on our own, but we are all capable of loving, safe, and healthy intimacy. I would love to help you break out of the frustrating relationship cycle you may feel stuck in.
I specialize in working with clients who are struggling with sex, intimacy, and anxiety specific to relationships.
I am dedicated to helping couples and individuals strengthen their relationships, build security, and navigate the challenges that can arise in intimate partnerships. We are wired to connect with others, yet emotional and physical intimacy can be so tough at times. Often couples are impacted by differences in desire, emotional expressiveness, upbringing, communication, broken trust, or past traumas. It makes sense why relationships can be so hard to do on our own, but we are all capable of loving, safe, and healthy intimacy. I would love to help you break out of the frustrating relationship cycle you may feel stuck in.
(617) 334-5061 View (617) 334-5061
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Levi Rhodes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02125  (Online Only)
I'm passionate about offering sex therapy, redefining relationship structures, and processing life transitions.
Are you finding it hard to break free of the same disagreements, while feeling unheard or unrecognized by your partner? I enjoy working with couples and individuals that are struggling with communication, trust, anxiety, depression, recurring disagreements, infidelity and affair recovery, sexual challenges, performance anxiety, and evolving relationship structures. If you want to improve your relationship while addressing what's been avoided in the past, I think we could be a good fit. For couples in crisis, we could discuss Discernment Counseling or an Intensive as a way to address concerns immediately.
I'm passionate about offering sex therapy, redefining relationship structures, and processing life transitions.
Are you finding it hard to break free of the same disagreements, while feeling unheard or unrecognized by your partner? I enjoy working with couples and individuals that are struggling with communication, trust, anxiety, depression, recurring disagreements, infidelity and affair recovery, sexual challenges, performance anxiety, and evolving relationship structures. If you want to improve your relationship while addressing what's been avoided in the past, I think we could be a good fit. For couples in crisis, we could discuss Discernment Counseling or an Intensive as a way to address concerns immediately.
(617) 440-7928 View (617) 440-7928
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Dr. Ashley Sweet, Certified Sex Therapist
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CST
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
I specialize in sex and sexuality, and support all relationship styles, as long as they include consenting adults.
As a clinical sexologist and Certified Sex Therapist, I help folks explore pleasure and better communicate in intimate relationships. As a relationship counselor, I work with couples and people in ENM relationships to improve their communication and connection. As a feminist therapist, I help clients dig deep to uncover their personal power, untangle anxiety and heal from trauma. I'm pro-choice, queer/bisexual identified, and welcome LGBTQ+ clients. I'm a curious counselor, and I help people dig to the roots of their pain. Fees are $200/session for individuals and $250 for couples (self-pay only, NO insurance).
I specialize in sex and sexuality, and support all relationship styles, as long as they include consenting adults.
As a clinical sexologist and Certified Sex Therapist, I help folks explore pleasure and better communicate in intimate relationships. As a relationship counselor, I work with couples and people in ENM relationships to improve their communication and connection. As a feminist therapist, I help clients dig deep to uncover their personal power, untangle anxiety and heal from trauma. I'm pro-choice, queer/bisexual identified, and welcome LGBTQ+ clients. I'm a curious counselor, and I help people dig to the roots of their pain. Fees are $200/session for individuals and $250 for couples (self-pay only, NO insurance).
(617) 539-2895 View (617) 539-2895
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Aline P Zoldbrod
Psychologist, PhD, AASECT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02111
I see individuals and couples for psychotherapy and sex therapy.
I am a well known, respected psychologist and sex therapist with a national and international reputation, AASECT certified since 1996. Clinically, I am warm, innovative, active, and effective. Multiple certifications in types of therapy, including EMDR, Sensorimotor therapy for trauma. Training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, hypnosis, and AEDP for couples. Author of 3 commercially published books, I have been cited by my peers in the literature on sexuality and relationships since 1992. You will know if I am right for you in one session, promise! See website for a wealth of information and articles. SexSmart.com
I see individuals and couples for psychotherapy and sex therapy.
I am a well known, respected psychologist and sex therapist with a national and international reputation, AASECT certified since 1996. Clinically, I am warm, innovative, active, and effective. Multiple certifications in types of therapy, including EMDR, Sensorimotor therapy for trauma. Training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, hypnosis, and AEDP for couples. Author of 3 commercially published books, I have been cited by my peers in the literature on sexuality and relationships since 1992. You will know if I am right for you in one session, promise! See website for a wealth of information and articles. SexSmart.com
(781) 350-4454 View (781) 350-4454
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Amber Considine
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a pre-Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in relationship and sex therapy. Many people tell me that I am the first person they have ever talked to about "this stuff". I primarily enjoy working with motivated clients who are interested in navigating the complexities of their intimate lives with openness and honesty. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and multi partner relationships exploring intimacy, sexual functioning, power dynamics, and communication. My passion lies with helping others feel empowered by their sexuality and supporting the creation of sexual authenticity.
I am a pre-Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in relationship and sex therapy. Many people tell me that I am the first person they have ever talked to about "this stuff". I primarily enjoy working with motivated clients who are interested in navigating the complexities of their intimate lives with openness and honesty. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and multi partner relationships exploring intimacy, sexual functioning, power dynamics, and communication. My passion lies with helping others feel empowered by their sexuality and supporting the creation of sexual authenticity.
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Erica N. Thrower
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116
I am certified in sex therapy and I specialize in treating individuals and couples who present with sexual concerns.
As a social worker and psychotherapist, I see adults and couples with the aim of providing a safe and accepting environment for everyone. I work with people seeking therapy for a wide range of reasons, including trauma, relationship issues, and sexual concerns. I believe that therapy can be helpful to any person who is willing to examine and improve upon their thoughts and behaviors. My goal is that through a collaborative therapeutic relationship, I can help my clients meet their personal and relational goals for growth.
I am certified in sex therapy and I specialize in treating individuals and couples who present with sexual concerns.
As a social worker and psychotherapist, I see adults and couples with the aim of providing a safe and accepting environment for everyone. I work with people seeking therapy for a wide range of reasons, including trauma, relationship issues, and sexual concerns. I believe that therapy can be helpful to any person who is willing to examine and improve upon their thoughts and behaviors. My goal is that through a collaborative therapeutic relationship, I can help my clients meet their personal and relational goals for growth.
(213) 372-0513 View (213) 372-0513
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.