dr anya bio

As a sexuality specialist, I offer sex education, coaching, and consultation for individuals and couples.  I am not a psychotherapist, rather I am a highly trained specialist in my field who offers a short-term, goal-oriented approach. Most of my clients see results within several weeks to several months although the time varies from client to client.

As a consultant I offer my expertise and years of study in sexuality, as a coach I partner with my clients in a thought-provoking process to inspire them towards their potential, as an educator I teach tools and techniques, anatomy/physiology, mindfulness approaches, positive thinking and other relevant material towards sexual empowerment. My motto is: Knowledge = Pleasure.

Here is a tool to help guide you in an understanding of some of the  differences between coaching and therapy.

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Clients are viewed as naturally creative, resourceful and whole. May view clients from a medical or pathology model.
Does not diagnose or treat. Diagnoses and treats.
Trained to work with functioning clients. Trained to work with major mental illness.
Works with clients that are able to form an alliance and have common goals. Works with clients with entrenched problems.
Collaborative approach. Therapist is the “expert.”
Coach and clients on a peer basis. Hierarchical difference between therapist and clients.
Treatment designed by coach and client together. Treatment plan largely designed by therapist.
Focus on evolving and manifesting potential. Focus on healing and understanding.
Emphasis on present and future. Emphasis on past and present.
Action and being oriented. Insight oriented.
Solution oriented. Problem oriented.
Explore actions and behaviors that manifest high self-esteem. Explore genesis of behaviors that create low self-esteem.
Regard and coach negative self-beliefs as temporary obstacles. Analyze and treat origins and historical roots of negative self-beliefs.
Coach and client ask: “What’s next/what now?” Therapist and client ask: “Why and from where?”
Works mainly with external issues. Works mainly with internal issues.
Discourages transference as inappropriate. Encourages transference as a therapy tool.
Accountability and “homework” between sessions held as important. Accountability less commonly expected.
Contact between sessions for accountability and “wins” expected. Contact between sessions for crisis and difficulties only.
Uses coaching skills. Uses therapy techniques.