North Berkeley Couples Therapy Center is proud to serve the greater San Francisco Bay Area while providing cutting edge modalities in sex therapy, marriage and couples counseling and relationship coaching.
Dr. Anya de Montigy, DHS
Dr. Anya is a clinical sexologist who works with San Francisco East Bay individuals and couples issues specifically around sexuality from a sex-positive, non-judgmental and shame-free paradigm of healing.
sShe teaches adult sexuality education classes, workshops and retreats in the Bay Area and beyond and has a private clinical sexology practice specializing 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.
Amber Shevon, MFT
For over a decade, I have been providing therapy to diverse populations while working in community based non-profit organizations, several public and private Bay Area schools, as well as in my own private practice. I have successfully helped individuals, couples and families experience healing through therapeutic services such as Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Support Groups, Teaching Mindfulness Techniques, and the use of Guided Imagery.
AMBER SCHEVON, LMFT #52498
Sunny Sabbini, MFT
East Bay Couples & Sex Therapist, Marriage Counselor & Individual Psychotherapist, Interpersonal Dynamics Coach for Stanford University MBA Program.
I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 49634. I have Couples Therapy Specific Training with the Couples Institute, Couples Therapy Specialty Training (CIP), and Tavistock Group Relations Conference (GREX). My clinical experience includes (designing and) running the Family Program at Bayside Marin, an addiction treatment program. I’ve created in clinical training intern program and trained other therapists.
I love helping partners resolve and transcend conflicts, create shared visions, and build more love, trust and respect in their relationships, and make an impact on the world via their relationship and business enterprise. I help them transform conflict into connection, create powerful alignment between values and actions, and generate more momentum to achieve their goals. I’ve helped many partners create an inspiring personal and professional partnership. I fascinated and awe-inspired by how we can transform ourselves, our relationships, and the world around us; and I think we need to do both throughout our lives.
Victoria King, MFT
I work with couples and individuals to empower themselves around their sexuality and to deepen intimacy in all their relationships. I especially love helping couples who find themselves feeling disconnected or in sexless relationships to re-awaken passion and desire so they can experience more love, pleasure, and hotter, juicier sex!
Lafayette & Berkeley East Bay Sex Therapist & Couples Counselor
Amy Jo Goddard, MA
Amy Jo Goddard is a Sexual Empowerment Coach & Renown Author. She guides people in connecting to their full sexual expression and intimate understanding of themselves. She earned her Master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education from New York University and has over 20 years of experience in the sexuality field. As a renowned speaker and teacher, Amy Jo travels to colleges, communities, and conferences teaching classes and offering keynotes that help people to connect the dots around sexuality and money, expand their creativity, grow their confidence and learn to be bigger in their relationships, in business, and in the world. She delivered her TEDx talk “Owning Your Sexual Power” in March, 2014 in Napa Valley, was named one of GO! Magazine’s “100 Women We Love” in 2010 and one of Kinkly’s ”100 Sex Blogging Superheroes” in 2013.
Beth Nelsen, MA
Beth Nelsen, MA is a life coach, activist, world traveler, lecturer and an internationally acclaimed award winning documentary filmmaker. Her work juxtaposes her personal passions and experiences pertaining to social impact, Native American and Latinx cultural identity, LGBTQ rights, adoption issues and authentic storytelling.
In her coaching, Beth helps individuals and families get in touch with their personal narratives, develop and meet personal or creative goals, and explore their personal power as people of color, adoptees and/or LGBTQIA+ identified folks. She assists parents in understanding the perspective of their queer or adopted children. Beth also helps people with artistic blocks, personal identity issues and other matters of the heart.
Dr. Annice Ormiston, Psy.D.
Dr. Ormiston has been working in the field of psychology since 2003. She received her doctorate and master’s in psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Barnard College in New York City. She has worked in outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential, community mental health, and university counseling settings over the last ten years. In addition to working with couples, she also enjoys working with individuals and has additional interests in the areas of identity, the body, gender, disordered eating, and trauma.
Alex Hoeplinger, MFT
Alex is interested in depth psychology. He works with couples, individuals and siblings.
Dr. Emily Garner, PsyD
As a therapist informed by existential and holistic approaches, I strive to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health and its treatment, and I truly believe we all have the ability to enhance our well-being by working hard for ourselves with the help of each other.
Bethany Gurrola is a Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Youth Empowerment Coach, and professional Henna Artist & Life Coach. As your Doula, I will support you in every choice you make for your family. I am here to provide evidence based information and comfort measures that will help ease the discomfort of labor and help welcome the serenity of birth in which ever form that may be. I will help you and your partner come together to make a birth preference sheet of all of the things important to you for whatever avenue your birth may go. I like to focus a lot on connection and the mind set needed for birth, as well as bringing up the tough questions that really make you think, so you feel confident in times of change or stress. I hear you. I see you. I support you.
Terra Pepper, Intake Coordinator
Terra Pepper, is on our Admin Team and is the Head Intake Coordinator. She is also an Independence Facilitator at Napa Valley Unified School District and specializes in working with kids on the Autism Spectrum.
CHINA ROSE ZAMORA, NTP, CCH
In 2009 I was certified as a nutritional therapist. I had learned a lot about holistic nutrition over the years, but I was looking to gain the deepest understanding possible. I found the program I was seeking with the Nutritional Therapy Association. They taught me how to discover each client’s individual health needs through both in depth consultation and physical assessment.
My most recent training has been in holistic approaches to hormonal imbalance. When I began to learn about the intricacies of male and female hormones a light went on! I was immediately intrigued because I had found a way that I could support my clients on a deeper level.
Dr. Miguel-Hidalgo-Barnes, PsyD
Dr. Hidalgo-Barnes is a licensed clinical psychologist who is trained in Gestalt Therapy, and CBT. He specializes in helping men with issues related to anger, relationships, gender and mental health.
AJ ZAMORA, CPT
After more than twenty years in this field, I advise professional athletes, public education, and support both naturopathic and medical doctors as a nutritional supplement consultant. I’ve always loved being active. At any given time I was out climbing rocks or trees, surfing, rafting, hiking, snowboarding, or rollerblading. Throughout my life several of my loved ones have been unwell or clinically obese. My goal was to inspire them and help them learn how to take care of themselves. While gathering as much knowledge as I could to help them, my passion eventually turned into a lifestyle, and then eventually into my profession as a personal trainer and wellness coach. I was certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and I am currently pursuing a Masters in Kinesiology with a focus on exercise science, wellness, & nutrition.
If you're ready to schedule an appointment with one of our highly specialized San Francisco Bay Area Couples & Sex Therapists at California Relationship Centers, LLC, we can get you started right now. Click here to book your initial free phone consultation session and then we'll get you matched up with the best therapist or coach for your needs. Your first session can be booked at the time of your consultation. We try to get back to you within 1-4 hours, but sometimes it may take up to 24 hours.
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North Berkeley Couples Therapy Center provides modern integrated approaches to couples counseling, partner therapy, relationship & sexual empowerment coaching, sex therapy and individual psychotherapy for folks across the San Francisco Bay Area.
RELATIONSHIP & SEX THERAPY AND COACHING DOES NOT EVER INCLUDE TOUCH BETWEEN CLIENT AND THERAPIST. SEX THERAPY IS A FORM OF TALK PSYCHOTHERAPY PROVIDED BY LICENSED PSYCHOLOGISTS, SEXOLOGISTS, AND OTHER CLINICIANS.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is intended to be educational but is not a substitute for a relationship with a licensed mental health professional.
Legal Notice: With reference to California Penal Code section 647(b) and CALCRIM Nos. 1153 to 1155, the services discussed herein do not in any way include or relate to either (1) engagement in any lewd act for money or other consideration, or (2) solicitation, offer, or agreement to engage in any lewd act for money or other consideration.