Dr. Anya de Montigny, DHS
As a Sexuality Specialist with 20 years experience in the sexuality professions I bring a wealth of knowledge, compassion and empathy to my practice.
My life-long desire to understand how the human body works and how we work together collectively to sustain health and happiness brought me to the world of sexuality education. I paid my way through school by doing massage including Tantra and Kinky erotic massage and learned everything there is to know about human sexuality from an academic, spiritual and hands-on standpoint. I retired from hands-on work but not without a thorough understanding that somatic practices are the best and almost only way to create true change in the human body. I share my knowledge with individuals and couples through custom crafted HomePlay exercises and well-thought out and researched curriculum, and offer insider trade secrets on what "really works" when it comes to having better sex. I began teaching sexuality education at health venues in the Bay Area and abroad and had a podcast - The O Word Sex Talk Radio where I interviewed sexuality experts while getting a Doctor of Human Sexuality degree from The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco.
Anya de Montigny, DHS is a Sexuality Expert with over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples & groups. She teaches adult sexuality education classes, workshops and retreats in the Bay Area and beyond and has a private clinical sexology practicespecializing in individual and couple's sexual heath and wellness. Dr. Anya has her DHS - Doctor of Human Sexuality - degree from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, is certified as a Sex Educator, Clinical Sexologist, Sex Coach, Somatic Sex Educator and Holistic Health Counselor and is trained in the Gottman Method Couple's Therapy (Level 1) and Restorative Justice & Diversity Education. Dr. Anya teaches Affirmative Consent, Boundaries and Personal Safety workshops for students in schools, colleges and universities. Dr. Anya sees individuals and couples along the gender and sexuality spectrum and invites straight and LGBTQI into her practice.
Sex Education, Somatic Sexuality, Sexual Trauma, Healthy Communication, Healthy Body Image, Alternative Love/LifeStyles, Diversity and Interracial Relationships, LGBTQ, Tantra, Kink/BDSM, Tools and Techniques, Women's Sexual Empowerment, Parent Burnout & Sex, Pregnancy and Prenatal sexual concerns, Female Arousal & Orgasmic Response, Pelvic Floor Pain, Older Virgins, Custom-Crafted HomePlay, Re-framing Erectile "Dysfunction" and Early Ejaculation as Differently Functioning Erectile and Orgasmic Response, Shame and stigma free Sex Education, Consent & Boundaries, How to ask for what you want, Bondassage, Erotic Massage techniques, Private Parties, Group Classes.
Doctor of Human Sexuality (DHS) – Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
Certified Sex Educator – San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI)
Certified Sex Coach – World Association of Sex Coaches
Certified Clinical Sexologist – Dr. Patti Britton & Sex Coach U
Certified Bondassage™ Practitioner & Trainer – Bondassage™ University
Certified Sexological Bodyworker – Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
Certified SAR Training (Sexual Attitude Reassessment and Restructuring) – Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1 – The Gottman Institute
Certified Restorative Practices & Restorative Justice Practitioner – CircleUp Education
Tantra Yoga Teacher – 200 hours Diego Del Sol
Drug & Alcohol Studies – San Francisco City College
Female Orgasm Residential Research Center 2005-2007 – One Taste
Certified Massage Therapist & Holistic Health Counselor – The World School of Massage & Holistic Healing Arts
As a Doctor of Human Sexuality (DHS) with certifications in Somatic Sex Education (CSB), Massage Therapy (CMT), Sex Education, Sex Coaching, Bondassage™, The Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy Level 1 and Restorative Justice Practices, I offer somatic sexuality education, consulting, and coaching for individuals, couples and groups.
I am not a psychotherapist or licensed counselor, rather I am a highly trained and experienced sexologist using modalities rooted in somatic methods that have proven successful for individuals, couples, and groups.
My work as a Sex Educator & Clinical Sexologist is a specialty practice that deals with issues specifically around sexuality from a sex-positive, non-judgmental and shame-free paradigm of healing.
If a client has concerns that are outside my scope of practice I will suggest they see someone within my network of allied professionals.
If you are unsure of what is and is not within my scope of practice please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. As there are many wonderful specialists in the Bay Area and our goal is that you work with the appropriate one for you.
1918 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704