dr anya sex therapy

Hello and Welcome!

Let me introduce myself. As a sexuality and relationship specialist with 26 years experience I bring a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and empathy to my practice.

My lifelong desire to understand how the human body works and how we work together to sustain health and happiness brought me to the world of sexuality education.

I grew up in a Hindu-based Meditation Ashram long before yoga was cool and hip!

What was missing from my spiritual education in the Ashram was teachings of sexuality and how sex can be sacred and pleasurable.

By traveling the world at a young age, as well as living for a time in India, I learned that many cultures, religions, and societies omit basic sex education and leave people confused about their own bodies and how they work.

Because my mother was a physician, my early education about the body came from a very non-judgmental yet scientific viewpoint, and with the lack of permission to discuss sexuality in the Ashram, I decided to go off on my own and explore this fascinating topic.

My quest for knowledge brought me to physical research of the human body and I spent many years doing therapeutic massage as well as Tantra, Sexological Bodywork, and Bondassage (a hybrid of kink & erotic massage).

My desire to learn everything there is to know about human sexuality eventually led me to some of the world’s best sexuality schools where I studied and trained for many years.

I began teaching sexuality education at health venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, NYC, Los Angeles and London and hosted The O Word – Sex Talk Radio interviewing sexuality experts from around the world. In 2016 I finished my academic training with a Doctor of Human Sexuality degree from The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco.

I eventually added in certifications from The Gottman Institute as I wanted to offer my clients research-based tools that can help them further their intimacy, communication and conflict resolution.  Thus, creating an even better sex life.

I continue to study and research Human Sexuality by working with clients and students and gathering information about their own lived experience.  My passion and desire in life are to disseminate non-judgmental, accurate, and sex-positive information about human sexuality and intimate relationships and help create a culture of pleasure, happiness, and acceptance in our world.

Because my background is so diverse I love working with people from all over the world with lots of unique and interesting stories.  Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions about my life so that you feel comfortable and safe discussing yours.


Professional Affiliations

world association of sex coaches

Diplomas & Certifications

If you have any questions about these schools and institutions and their certification specifics please do not hesitate to ask.

Doctor of Human Sexuality, DHS – Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality

Certified Sex Educator – San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI)

Certified Sexological Bodyworker & Somatic Sex Educator  – The Somatic Sex Educators Association

Certified Clinical Sexologist – Dr. Patti Britton (creator of Sex Coach University)

Certified Clinical Sexologist – The American College of Sexologists

Certified Bondassage Practitioner & Trainer –  Bondassage University

Sexual Attitude Reassessment and Restructuring (SAR) –  Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality

Certified Gottman Method Leader – 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work – The Gottman Institute

Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 & 2 –The Gottman Institute

Currently enrolled in Treating Trauma & Affairs – The Gottman Institute

Certified Restorative Practices & Restorative Justice Practitioner–  CircleUp Education

Addiction & Recovery Counseling – San Francisco City College

Certified Massage Therapist & Holistic Health Coach – The World School of Massage & Holistic Healing Arts

Residential Program – One Taste Female Orgasm Research Center 2005 – 2007

Certified Tantra Yoga Teacher  – Diego Del Sol

Certified Tantra Practitioner – Ngakpa International



UC Berkeley, CA

Berkeley High School, CA

Hult Business School, CA

California College of the Arts, CA

Mills College, Oakland, CA

Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium, London, England

SF Armory/Kink.com, San Francisco, CA

The Pleasure Chest, Los Angeles, CA

Pure Pleasures, Santa Cruz, CA

Stockroom, Los Angeles, CA

Good Vibrations, San Francisco, CA

The Sunrise Center, Corte Madera, CA

Essence, San Francisco, CA

Vagina Monologues & Workshops, Los Angeles, CA

FEM Talks, Oakland, CA

Feelmore510, Oakland, CA

Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco, CA

The Looking Glass, Oakland, CA

Black Thorn, Oakland, CA

Private Workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York & London

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