I have been interested in the study of human sexuality for most of my life. In my early 20's, a career in radio producing led me to pursue a life as a sex educator. Although I loved radio, I truly found my calling teaching about sexuality. For many years, I worked as a sex educator, and also became an author/writer/podcaster on sexuality and relationships. Because I am a big fan of the growth mindset, I eventually decided that working with individual and couples around specific sexual concerns and relationship issues, was my next step. So now, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 109150). My approach to therapy is similar to how I approach my life. It's a bit eclectic, but full of zest, compassion and curiosity. I have the same training as any other MFT when it comes to traditional talk therapy, but I am most passionate about working with individuals, and couples, around relationship and sexual issues. I am incredibly comfortable working with clients whose sexual orientation, behavior and identity fall anywhere on the spectrum from traditional to alternative.
I have my MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, and an MEd in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. I have also completed the sex educator training at San Francisco Sex Information, and am a current member of SSSS.
Areas of Expertise:
Relationship & Couples Counseling
Mismatched Sexual Desire & Libido
Coming Out and LGBTQ Issues
Alternative Sexual Styles (Kink/BDSM) & Relationship
Inability to Orgasm/Anorgasmia
Sexual Orientation Confusion
Concerns Around Pornography Use or Sexual Preferences
Romantic and Sexual Inexperience
Working with Sexual Surrogates
In addition to being a licensed therapist and sex educator, I am also an author, and former talk radio producer/podcaster. My latest book is called "How to Break Up With Anyone." My other books include "Getting Off: A Woman's Guide to Masturbation," and "Hot Sex: Over 200 Things You Can Try Tonight."