I've spent much of my life grappling with various aspects of human sexuality and its complications. I'm a clinical sexologist now, but at the age of sixteen, I became a pregnancy counselor at a free clinic in San Diego. I performed the old-fashioned lab tests and learned to counsel women who were often distraught or worried.

Later, I trained as a doula and provided post-partum care to new families in San Francisco. I'd already experienced my own difficult adjustments to parenthood and felt good about offering the kinds of practical support and information I wished I'd had as a new mother. At the same time, I was struggling with environmental illness and chronic fatigue, low desire, and the residual effects of sexual trauma. All this had a negative impact on my marriage. 

I know what it's like to experience sexual problems while yearning for pleasure, joy, and intimacy. It took years to find my way back to my own sexual self. Along the way I found many helpful resources and ideas. I studied tantra and explored other energetic practices. However, training at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality - learning everything I didn't know about sex and didn't even know to ask - was the best thing I ever did. The second best thing was learning hypnosis. I've since founded the Intimate Hypnosis Training Center, teach sexological hypnosis at IASHS, and am now certified as a hypnosis instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists, because I know how effective sex counseling plus hypnosis can be!

Personally, I know what it's like to heal and reawaken. Professionally, I now have a wealth of resources, skills, and strategies to offer other sexual seekers - my clients. This is the origin of my service to you.

My Promise

I've been in practice since 2006, helping a wide range of individuals and partners to enjoy themselves with better sex, richer intimacy, and greater self-acceptance. Should I be fortunate enough to work with you, I offer you my training, intuition, creativity, and whole-hearted commitment to your sexual health and wellbeing. Let me assist you as you travel your path toward sexual wholeness.

Sexology, Sex Counseling

  • Certified Sex Counselor through AASECT, July 2012.
  • Certificate in Human Services, Berkeley City College, July 2011.
  • Doctor of Education in Human Sexuality (EdD), IASHS, Oct. 2011.
  • Board Certified, American College of Sexologists (ACS), Oct. 2008.
  • Doctor of Human Sexuality (DHS), Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS), Oct. 2008.
  • Somatic sexology and clinical sexology certificates (included in DHS program), IASHS, 2006.
  • PREP® educator training to conduct premarital, marriage and couples education classes, July 2006.


  • Certified Instructor (CI) through the National Guild of Hypnotists, Feb. 2013.
  • Pain Control certificate, 2010.
  • Emergency Hypnosis certificate, 2010.
  • Medical Hypnosis certificate, 2009.
  • Consulting Hypnotist (CH) Certification, Center for Hypnotherapy, Oakland, Dec. 2008 (formerly Certified Hypnotherapist - CHt). 


  • Level Three practitioner in the Ipsalu Tantra tradition. Ongoing study of tantra.
  • Crisis Hotline Training, 70 hours. Crisis Support Services of Alameda County.
  • Doula Training - 60 Hour provisional certificate. Birth & Bonding International, Albany.
  • Postpartum Doula Training - 20 hours. Third Trimester, San Francisco.