What can you expect when working with me as a marriage and family therapist specializing in sex therapy?
I follow the work of Virginia Satir, but bring my sense of humor and zest for life into the therapy room with me. I deal with various issues in an open, honest, and educational way through a systemic approach meaning––I look at a variety of factors and influences unique to a client’s life. This helps me create a boarder sense of what it’s like to walk in your shoes.
I’d like to think my clients and I have a good time in therapy, but when it’s time to face life’s challenges, we work hard together and tackle difficult issues as a team.
I’m also bilingual with fluency in both English and Spanish. I’m lucky to work with different people in two languages––it enriches my practice in many ways. I love working with multicultural clients from around the world!
Area of expertise: SEX THERAPY
As a certified sex educator I get a lot of questions about being a sex therapist and how it manifests in my private practice. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking to work with a sex therapist:
What is it?
A mental health therapist who provides systemic and contextual psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families, or groups of people who are suffering from psychological, medical, or social issues of sexuality; including the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions within the scope of their practice.
What you can expect help with, but not limited to:
-Lack of Desire/Interest
-Pain in Sexual Activity
-Anxiety/Panic Disorders surrounding Sex
All of these issues (and more) are explored through talk therapy. I believe we can create change together by talking about the issues openly in session. I sometimes give homework for you to explore at your own pace if the subject lends itself to such exercises. I will never ask you to do something or discuss anything you’re not comfortable with; we go as slow or as fast as you dictate. However, that doesn’t mean I won’t challnege you from time to time.
Please note that a certified and ethical sex therapist will never ask to have sex with you or to watch you partake in the act. If you know of this happening please contact your governing licensing board (AAMFT).
I’ve written extensively about different sexual topics and showcased my work at different conferences around the United States. Feel free to search for articles like “10 Ways to be Sex Positive” to get a taste of what it’s like to work with me.