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I’m a sex therapist and sexuality educator with offices in the Los Angeles area. I work with individuals and couples, guiding them as they learn to value their own pleasure and overcome obstacles to satisfying sexual expression resulting in exhilarating sex lives and fulfilling relationships with themselves and others. I am passionate about working with people beyond judgment from a place of acceptance and connection to create remarkable and lasting transformation.
WHAT I'VE DONE
For more than twelve years I have worked, educated and counseled in sexuality and sex education. I am a sexual lifestyle expert and highly experienced in issues of gender, kink, sexual embodiment, sexual orientation and sexual empowerment through self-acceptance. In 2011, I graduated with my Masters in Social Work and became a certified yoga instructor which added a physical and breath-focused level to the work that I do. I am trained in the Somatica Method™ and continue to speak both locally and internationally about sexuality, gender, sexual expression and sexual performativity. I have shared my knowledge in the capacity of professor and lecturer; teaching Human Sexuality andIntegrative Sexuality for Counselors and Social Workers in the Masters program at CIIS and U.C. Berkeley. I frequently contribute to online and print publications writing about all things sexuality and modern relationships. Interested in knowing more about my background and experience? Please email for my CV.
WHAT I DO
I have an extensive background in many different therapy modalities, including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognative-Behavioral Therapy and the Hokomi Method and I integrate those in my current practice of Somatic Sex Therapy, a physically embodied and interactive style of therapy that brings awareness to and explores the experience of your body as well as your thoughts and feelings. Somatic Sex Therapy allows for a therapeutic experience of secure attachment. Secure attachment is being in connection with someone who is sensitive and responsive, a person that provides a secure base to explore from, allowing for the development of a healthy relationship and an understanding of how that feels for you. For adults, a holistic experience of attachment may include intimacy and erotic connection. After we have established secure attachment, I help you recognize and work through obstacles to being fully in the relationships you have or desire to have.
In Somatic Sex Therapy and Relationship Coaching Sessions, you will:
Connect with your best self and discover what you want out of sex and relationships
Receive clear and accurate sex info and sex education
Discover your personal relationship style so you can communicate your desires and teach people how to love you
Work toward having powerful presence and intense desire in every sexual interaction
Learn about the 3 kinds of sex (connection, sensation, and fantasy) and how you can have all of these in every relationship
Learn how to make sex better so you can create connections that replenish and refuel you
Increase your sexual self-esteem and sense of self worth and learn how to bring those elements to a successful relationship
How is Somatic Therapy different than traditional therapy?
Somatic therapy menthods go steps beyond traditional talk therapy, incorporating the fundamental element of embodiment and physicality to to take therapeutic transformation to the next level. Incorporating breathwork and the sensory experience of emotions, desire and self-awareness, somatic therapy facilitates impactful levels of self discovery and growth. As a somatic sex and relationship therapist, I am a trained expert on both sexuality and relating and uniquely qualified to help you explore the subtle connections and differences between sex and intimacy both personally and in relationships, beyond the kind of development offered by talk therapy.
So what kind of things can we work on together?
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•Finding your sexual style
•Discovering your core erotic theme
•Developing your sex skills
•Connecting to your body to
enhance sensation and pleasure during sex
•Ending or transitioning relationships
•Developing alternative relationship structures
•Improving communication in your
•Finding and maintaining intimate connection
•Developing energetic connection
•Learning to connect through vulnerability
•Nurturing intimacy in all your relationships
•Physical and energetic embodiment
•Fully embodied sexuality
•Finding and connecting to your best physical self
•Healing from previous or ongoing abuse
•Reconnecting to your sexuality after the experience of trauma or abuse
•Sexuality and PTSD
•Sexuality and chronic illness or pain
•Learning about your body in connection with physical changes of pregnancy
•Nurturing and renewing desire before, during and after pregnancy
•Connecting to yourself as a woman and mother
•Re-entering the dating scene
•Developing an online dating profile
•Communicating with a new date
•Finding your best self and showcasing that on a date and in a new relationship
•Articulating and expressing desire in dating relationships
•BDSM and kink education and information
•Learning how to craft a safe and consensual play environment
•Alternative sex skills
•How to be dominant
•How to be submissive