“We construct emotional knots until, eventually, we are willing to go through them. It may sound farfetched, but sexual dysfunctions are blessings to those who use them well.” – David Schnarch, PhD

Natalie Finegood Goldberg, LMFT, CST

Los Angeles Sex Therapist Natalie Finegood Goldberg is an AASECT Certified Los Angeles Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #53017) specializing in sex therapy and psychotherapy. Working with individuals and couples, Natalie offers therapy services at her private practice in Beverly Hills. Previous work experience include being a staff clinical associate at Center for Healthy Sex in West Los Angeles, as well as having previously worked at Cliffside Malibu, a dual diagnosis inpatient drug and alcohol rehab. Natalie was born and raised in Los Angeles and is familiar with the variety of pressures that come with living in LA.

Education

Natalie is a graduate of Antioch University Los Angeles with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy, and received her BA in psychology from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

 

Professional Activities and Memberships

Natalie completed her internship hours at the Women’s Clinic and Family Counseling Center, and prior to that spent 4 years working with clients who suffer from dual diagnoses and drug and alcohol addiction at an inpatient treatment facility. She also worked as a school counselor, offering support to high school students through Outreach Concern. Natalie is a member of CAMFT, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, LAGPA, the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles, and AASECT, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

Additional Training

In addition to her degrees, Natalie has participated in a variety of trainings including a Clinical Sexology training with Dr. Patti Britton, Bridging the Couple Chasm: A Research Based Approach by Drs John and Julie Gottman, and the Sex Addiction Treatment Training Program with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S. Natalie completed the rigorous requirements to become a sex therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) under the supervision of Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S and Dr Tammy Nelson, CST-S. Natalie is trained in EMDR Therapy with advanced training in AF-EMDR (Attachment Focused EMDR) with Dr Laurel Parnell.

Session Information

Sessions are 50 minutes in length, and the fee for therapy is $185 per session. Unfortunately, Natalie is not in-network with any particular insurance companies. A superbill (receipt for services) can be provided at the end of each month to be submitted to your insurance company. It will depend on your plan, benefits, and insurance provider as to whether or not they will reimburse. It is recommended that you contact your insurance company to find out what your “out of network mental health benefits” are. If you are in need of sliding scale fees, please contact Julie Morris, MFTI.

My Staff: Julie Morris, MFTI

If fees are a concern, or scheduling with Natalie is unavailable, Julie Morris, MFT Intern #92922 is directly supervised by Natalie and is available to work with individuals and couples to help facilitate growth, intimacy, and self awareness. Julie works with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, codependency, and relationship issues, and she has begun the process of obtaining certification as a sex therapist through AASECT. You can learn more about Julie on her website www.JulieMorrisCounseling.com.

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