Sex Therapy Associates in Los Angeles
Meet the Sex Therapy Associates at Creating Change LA. All staff therapists at Creating Change LA are active AASECT members specializing in sex therapy, couples therapy, relationships, and intimacy.
Patricia Lamas, LCSW
Patricia Lamas, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #85547) specializing in couples therapy, sex therapy, trauma informed care, life transitions, and mood disorders. She specializes in working with couples through the bio-psychological approach to couples therapy (PACT) by Stan Tatkin. Patricia completed PACT level 2 training Gottman Method level 1. PACT gives couples tools to better communicate and increase intimacy. The Gottman Method is an evidenced-based practice to improve communication and intimacy between couples. Patricia received her masters in Social Work from Syracuse University in New York and completed her hours in community mental health at Pacific Clinics.
In her work with individuals, Patricia offers support and curiosity. With a direct yet compassionate approach, Patricia focuses on holding couples accountable to one another. By focusing on the attachment, she helps couples learn how to best support one another. Patricia is currently working towards becoming an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist under Natalie Goldberg’s supervision and is enrolled in the University of Michigan Sex Therapy training program. She is a Bilingual Spanish clinician and can provide services in Spanish. Additionally, Patricia is as an LGBTQIA Ally. Email Patricia any inquiries at [email protected].
Jessica Idoine, AMFT
Jessica Lynn Idoine is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #124600) working under the supervision of Natalie Finegood Goldberg, LMFT #53017. She uses a cognitive-behavioral and strengths-based treatment approach. Her primary goal is to help clients gain insight and develop tools to improve their relationships. Jessica uses Gottman Method of couples therapy (levels 1 & 2) and Integrated Behavioral Couples Therapy. Furthermore, Jessica works with clients who are sexual/relationship minorities or ascribe to alternative sexuality/relationships (LGBTQIA+, nonmonogamy, kink, BDSM, etc.).
Jessica concluded the education component of her Sex Therapist training through the Buehler Institute. In addition, she is completing her BBS hours and sex therapy certification under the supervision of Natalie Finegood Goldberg, LMFT. Jessica earned her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University in Orange County, California. With a sex-positive and non-judgmental perspective, Jessica believes sexual thoughts, behaviors, and fantasies are fundamentally healthy as long as all parties are consenting and feel safe. Additionally, by drawing from traditional psychotherapy and couple therapy, Jessica can help couples and individuals in sex therapy achieve greater sexual and relationship satisfaction. Email Jessica any inquiries at [email protected].
Meleeya Schwartz, MA
Meleeya completed her Master’s degree at Antioch University Los Angeles and is awaiting registration with the BBS to be an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. As the Intake Coordinator, Meleeya supports clients in taking that most difficult first step: asking for help. Meleeya is pursuing her certification in Sex Therapy through the Buehler Institute’s Learn Sex Therapy program. Email Meleeya any inquiries at [email protected].