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dr anya somatic sex therapy

As a Doctor of Human Sexuality (DHS), I work with individuals and couples who desire more pleasure, happiness, and excitement in their sex lives.

My work is trauma-informed and I believe that going slow, building confidence, learning new skills and “taking all the time you need” works best when it comes to sexual health and empowerment.  We do not need to rush to the finish line or have a cathartic experience to get the maximum benefit out of working together.

Women

Are you struggling with body image, discomfort during sex and/or an inability to let go and find pleasure in your body? Do you wish you could experience a full body orgasm? Or, is sex fun and exciting already and you are ready to take it to the next level?

Men

men sex coaching

Are you experiencing a loss of sexual desire for your partner? Are you grappling with erectile dysfunction or early ejaculation? Do you only have orgasms or erections with porn us? Are you frustrated with body image or performance anxiety?

Transgender

transgender and gender non conforming sex coaching

Do you need a safe space to discuss issues related to gender identity, gender identity expression, and your sexuality? Are you having a hard time connecting to your partner now that you’ve transitioned or have made the decision to transition? Are there issues specifically related to your body image that you find hard to discuss with health care providers?

Couples

Have the flames died down in your relationship? Are you struggling to connect, communicate and find intimacy again? Does one of you desire sexual activities more than the other?

Groups

Would you like to attend a class? Do you want to host a private class? Please send a request through my contact form.

Testimonials

Anya is a healer. Through counseling and education, Anya helped me find my libido. I was experiencing some suffering do to the ending of a relationship. Anya was able to create a loving container that helped me feel safe and supported as we explored what was at the root of my lack of sex drive. She taught me practical ways to create safety for myself when in sexual situations with my partners. She also helped me to become more embodied which has led to more joy in my romantic life. Anya is a knowledgeable counselor with a tremendous amount of wisdom to bestow. I recommend her highly”! – Makana

testimonials and reviews

Anya is a miracle worker! My husband and I have been together 14 years, work full time, and have two kids under the age of 2. Needless to say, our intimate relationship has taken a backseat to more pressing responsibilities. Well, we finally got tired of being just partners and co-parents for the past few years and decided we wanted to be a couple again, in every sense of the word. We tried, but couldn’t do it alone so we reached out to Anya. 3 sessions in and our love life has done a complete 180. Anya really changed the way we perceived and approached intimacy. It’s as if we’re college students again. We both have HUGE crushes on each other and I don’t see us running out of steam anytime soon. Anya’s wisdom is pure gold and seeking her counsel was one of the best things we’ve ever done for our relationship. Thanks, Anya! If we could, we’d give you more stars!” – Catherine Powell, Alameda

Anya is simply fantastic and has helped us tremendously.  She helped us with an issue that we couldn’t seem to fix in our relationship.  We went to her for about 3 or 4 months until the problem was solved.  If you are even contemplating about going that probably means you should talk to your partner and give her a call.  Anya is really nice and knows the ins and outs of relationships and how to improve on it to enjoy a healthier and better sex life.  I would highly recommend her and would work with her again in an instant.” – Travis & Maricela

Working with Anya was an amazing experience. My husband and I both felt that our sessions with Anya brought us much closer and helped us in moving past old energetic blocks between us. To this day, a year later, we enjoy a far greater intimacy and trust, and a much better sex life. Anya was gentle and encouraging while firmly helping us see the ways that we could let go of old baggage and move into the present. As a result, we are ever grateful to her”. – Emma & Mark

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Clinical Sexology?

A clinical sexologist is a sexologist who offers sex counseling, coaching, and education to assist people towards understanding and accepting themselves as sexual beings and to encourage them towards their sexual goals.

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What is Adult Sex Education?

For many years, I have taught adult sexuality education classes and workshops.  I have also given lectures, presentations, and workshops for college-level students. What I see time and again is that people have grown up without basic knowledge of human sexuality.

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What is your approach to sexuality counseling? 

My work as a Sex Educator & Clinical Sexologist is a specialty practice that deals with issues specifically around sexuality from a sex-positive, non-judgmental and shame-free paradigm of healing.

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LGBTQ individuals and couples

Do you work with LGBTQAIQ folks?

Yes! I work with everybody and have extensive knowledge and training with the LGBTQ population.  If you are an individual or a couple you will find that I hold a safe container for discussing issues that may be specifically relevant to your gender identity and expression and sexual preference. If you identify as questioning or asexual you will find that I hold a non-judgemental space to explore those themes and questions in your life.


do you take insurance?

Can I do individual work if I am in a relationship? 

Yes, I often see individuals who are in a relationship and who choose to first work on their own issues related to sexuality and intimacy before doing couples work.

is this hands on or just talk therapy?

Is this hands-on therapy or coaching

I do not offer hands-on work. Most of the work we do together involves talking, setting goals and suggestions of HomePlay activities.  If you are interested in working with someone who is a hands-on practitioner, I suggest you visit the Sexological Bodywork & Certified Sex Surrogate databases for a practitioner near you.

do you take insurance?

Do you take insurance?

I do not accept insurance at this time.  As a sexuality specialist, my work is outside the scope of insurance carriers.  Hopefully, one day this will change.

i am ready how do i get started?

I am ready for sex education & consulting.  How do I get started? 

I’m glad you asked! I accept new clients who are ready and willing to do the work and who are a good match for working with me and my approach to sexual healing and empowerment.  After an initial phone consultation, and if we are a match for working together, we will meet in person for a minimum of 5 sessions.

free resources

I am not ready for sessions right now.  Do you have any free resources?

Yes! I highly recommend the San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI) hotline for accurate, shame-free and confidential answers to your questions around sexuality.

415-989-SFSI (7374)

Our hours are (US/Pacific time)
Monday 6-9
Tuesday 3-9
Wednesday 3-9
Thursday 6-9
Saturday 1-4
Not open holidays or holiday weekends.