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)
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
I’ve always felt more comfortable as an observer, watching and witnessing others before jumping into the mix. Through my own personal therapy and my lifelong self work, I’ve learned to understand my emotions better and am on a continual journey to feel more deeply connected with myself and with others.
As a sex therapist, I work from a holistic perspective, focusing on creating alignment between your emotional, physical, and existential/spiritual well being. I’m an LGBTQ+ affirmative sex therapist and specialize in working with individual clients who suffer from anxiety and feelings of disconnection. I enjoy working with individuals who are highly motivated and successful but get caught in their minds with swirling thoughts, and who long to have deeper connections with others.
With sex therapy, paying attention to the body can be an integral part of the healing process as painful experiences often get felt and lodged there. Through deep attunement and curiosity, we can learn to reintegrate parts of ourselves that have been shut down, and we can reconnect with our wholeness, our ability to give and receive pleasure, and develop a greater sense of overall vitality and connection.
I’m honored to the do work I do, and look forward to helping you on this particular journey.
During my time off I spend as much time as possible in the mountains, hanging with friends, or relaxing at home with my favorite cat.
Tuesday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 3:30pm
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