Meet Lauren

I am thrilled that you are considering investing in your relationship and sexual health! Maybe you’re experiencing a happy, stable period in your life and are hoping to enrich yourself and your relationships. Or perhaps you’re experiencing something painful and scary and are desperate for help, hope, and relief. Regardless of what brings you here today, psychotherapy is an investment worth making, and I would be honored to join you on the journey.

Lauren Goldstein, MSW, LCSW, CST
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

(she / her / hers)

Professional Certifications:


Certificate in Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program


Interanalytic Couples Therapy, Neuropsychiatric Institute UCLA


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certificate, Wright Institute Los Angeles



Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Vassar College


Masters in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

My Mission…

As a therapist, my goal is to help you reconnect with your full self, shed unwanted patterns that are causing you pain, and allow yourself to openly move toward your desires. I aspire to help you be at ease with yourself by increasing your capacity for presence, enhancing your tolerance for all emotional experiences, and facilitating a deeper and more meaningful connection with yourself and with loved ones.

My Journey…

I’ve always been drawn toward depth and understanding, perhaps in part because I didn’t feel particularly valued growing up. I was always more of an observer, curious to understand other people’s feelings, actions, and behaviors. As I learned to connect more deeply with others, I became a much stronger and more compassionate person and have brought those qualities into my work as a therapist. And as I strive to help others, I am continually working on myself.

As a sex therapist, I will be by your side to guide you (& your partner/s) through sexual blocks, trauma, pain, & disconnection so you can reconnect with your body and experience pleasure again. I will aid you in reflecting on your challenges and obstacles in a loving and curious manner and will provide you with new ways of thinking, feeling, and perceiving your issues.

I welcome those who identify as gender or sexual minorities and have a particular passion for working with women’s sexual health and with women who identify as queer.

Professionally, I’m interested in integrating work that melds understanding with emotion. I utilize psychodynamically oriented theories, emotionally focused techniques, and mindfulness based practices.

In my free time you might find me rock climbing, hiking, cooking, or relaxing with my favorite people and my favorite cat.

Office Hours

Monday: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 3:30pm



$180 per 50-minute session

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