Los Angeles Sex Therapist & Psychotherapist
As a Los Angeles Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I provide Sex Therapy, Erectile Dysfunction Therapy and General Psychotherapy in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. My approach includes challenging self defeating thoughts, uncovering how your family and childhood impacted you, incorporating mindfulness techniques, and learning new behaviors to begin to live the life you deserve!
In addition to being a Los Angeles Sex Therapist, I also provide general psychotherapy. I work with clients struggling with:
- Grief and Loss
- Adult Children of Alcoholics or Dysfunctional Families
- Relationship or Couple Issues
- Premarital counseling
Couples Sex Therapy concerns can include: Lack of Sex, Decreased Desire, Coping with a Partner’s Sexual Concerns, Recovering from Infidelity & More
General Psychotherapy concerns can include: Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Addiction and Recovery, Codependency, Intimacy Issues, EMDR Therapy, History of Abuse & More
Certified Los Angeles Sex Therapist & Marriage and Family Therapist
Natalie is a Los Angeles Sex Therapist certified through the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Natalie is an active member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). MFC 53017. Click Here to learn more about Natalie’s Sex Therapy and Psychotherapy training.
Sex Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses more specifically on sexual concerns. It requires special training and knowledge to address sexual dysfunction concerns. This can include exploring sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender, and providing education and access to sexuality resources.
A Certified Sex Therapist is a licensed mental health professional who has also completed training supervised by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). This includes 150 hours of specialized sexuality education, 5o hours of supervision with a Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor, and 300 hours of clinical experience working with sexual concurs. To learn more about the requirements to be a Certified Sex Therapist click here
I work with both individuals and couples. After conducting an assessment with either the individual or couple, I will have a better sense of what will be the best course of action. I will let you know how I believe would be best to proceed at that point.
I do provide treatment for problematic or compulsive sexual behavior. Some people refer to this as Sex Addiction
, whereas others do not believe in the title of “addiction.” Either way, I am trained in addressing these sexual concerns.
I am trained in both sex therapy and general psychotherapy, so I am trained to help you with all of the above. Sometimes sexual concerns might be at the forefront of your stress. Other times it might be challenges at work, with your family, or the pain of a recent loss. Because we are human and cannot “compartmentalize” these issues, I believe in being flexible to address whatever is most pressing for you as the client.
Therapy is most beneficial when attended weekly. The first few sessions address questions about your health, mood, family history, personal beliefs, and sexual and relationship histories. After this, I will have a better picture of who you are and how I can help. There may be weeks when it feels like “I have nothing to talk about today.” These are often the days we will be able to dive the deepest. After awhile, it may appropriate to reduce to every other week.
My fee for therapy is $195 per session (50 minutes) for individuals and couples. Eighty minute sessions are also a possibility if clinically necessary. The fee for those sessions is $310.
I am not “in network” with any particular insurance provider. However, I can provide you a with a superbill at the end of each month. You’ll need to speak to your insurance company to verify if therapy is covered. I offer a few sliding scale spaces in my practice. Sliding scale is determined by your household income as well as my availability.
I am currently an AASECT Supervisor-in-Training, and as such I can offer supervision towards AASECT certification. If you are not interested in AASECT certification but need some Sex Therapy Consultation, this can also be arranged. I also on occasion provide CEU trainings for therapists
Interested in getting help now?
Contact Los Angeles Sex Therapist Natalie for a free phone consultation