- Years in Practice: 7 Years
- School: University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
- Year Graduated: 2005
- License No. and State: PSY25902 California
- Certificate in EMDR therapy (2017; EMDRIA ID: 43607297)
- Certificate as Clinical Partner Specialist (2016)
- Certificate: American Board of Christian Sex Therapists/Certificate # 0164 (2014)
- Certificate: Int. Institute of Trauma&Addiction Professionals/CSAT2014-1175 (2014)
- Alternative Languages: French, German
I am licensed clinical psychologist and founder of The Leadership Practice and its affiliate Sexual Health of Orange County.
As a certified sex therapist (CST), focusing on both female and male sexual health. I am grateful to having been mentored by Dr. Cliff and Joyce Penner, renown sex therapists in Pasadena, CA. I am also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT®) and have received training developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes.
I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy and have received training in the multidimensional partner trauma model by the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS). APSATS’ treatment model acknowledges and responds to the traumatic stress found in partners affected by sex addiction. APSATS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional training and certification, public education, research and advocacy for treatment of sex addiction-induced trauma. APSATS is the only organization that specializes in the preparation and certification of Partner Specialists.
Visit my Website to watch videos that summarize my treatment strategies and offer insight into how I work with individuals.
7 Ways to (Re)Kindle Desire is a quick reference addressing myths commonly assumed about a romantic relationship. It is ideal for any couple that is looking for practical ways to reconnect.
I provide online courses to boost resilient coping, to augment my clients' recovery from compulsions, and to help my clients decrease their stress response. Closed Facebook groups provide a safe space to share and to be inspired.
One of the courses, the More and More Calm program, is my complimentary online mini-course with videos, audio files, and cheat sheets featuring tools to practice calmness, which has been shown to increase the body's capacity to heal itself, improve problem solving and overall decision making. Those capacities are especially important in today's disaster and stress stricken world. The More and More Calm program is my way to give back to the community- in particular, to empower you to be at your best, with healthy power and control: despite of uncontrollable events and life as it presents itself. To role-model the best to those around you. I would be honored to have you in More and More Calm.
The Leadership Practice:
My company, The Leadership Practice, provides holistic leadership and health development in individuals and organizations. Healthy sexuality is just one component of holistic health, that is why Sexual Health of Orange County, CA, is devoted to this component. To learn more about holistic development of leadership and health via webinars, trainings, online classes and consultations, visit TheLeadershipPractice.Biz
My expertise includes the treatment of sexual pain, internet and pornography addiction, emotional/sexual affairs, trauma, and financial betrayal.
Marital and Premarital
Trauma and PTSD
Unconsummated Marriages and Sexual Pain
Video Game Addiction
Impulse Control Disorders
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Are you stressed about your/your loved one's sexual behaviors? Do you feel confused or overwhelmed by what you are facing (ranging from relationship distress to complex physical conditions)? Trying to make sense of what is going on? Affected by betrayal or simply looking for tools to navigate the holidays? I help adults, couples, and adolescents to eliminate problem behaviors or issues related to sex, love, and relationships.
Healing happens through a systematic assessment of your situation and customized recovery tasks to increase coping, reduce your stress response, and optimize your health and well-being holistically. I use EMDR therapy and a trauma based approach to treatment.
I help individuals and couples to develop health and wholeness through skill building and stress reduction. As a Certified Sex Therapist I work with couples to implement demand-free intimacy. As Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Clinical Partner Specialist I help individuals eliminate problem behaviors and associated trauma responses.
- Carne's Task Based Treatment of Sexual Addictions
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- EMDR Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Master's & Johnson's Sensate Focus
- Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Psychological Testing and Evaluation
- Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
- Strength Based
- Trauma Focused
- Trauma Focused Treatment of Sex Addicts' Partners
Avg Cost (per session):
$130 - $180 (Sliding Scale)
Accepted Payment Methods:
Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, MasterCard, PayPal and Visa.
Electronic submissions to insurance carriers as out of network provider.
28202 Cabot Road, Suite 300, Laguna Nigel, CA 92677