Therapists Specializing in Sex Addiction in Los Angeles

Sex addiction, or “compulsive sexual behavior,” refers to repeated difficulties controlling strong urges to participate in sexual activities, despite harmful consequences. Compulsive sexual behaviors can disrupt a person’s daily activities and cause distress, both to the person experiencing them and to those around them. Some might also experience other mental health conditions, such as anxiety or depression.

Therapists with specialized training in sex therapy and addictions can help support clients navigating recovery from sex addiction. Below are therapists with this expertise who can help people understand the condition and underlying causes, learn techniques to control urges, and work towards behavior change. Therapists aim to help people work towards a healthier level of engagement in sexual activity so that it no longer adversely impacts everyday life and wellbeing.

Find therapists in Los Angeles who specialize in sex addiction below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Daniel A. Linder

Daniel A. Linder

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

The common denominator in virtually all of my clients' struggles and problems is the lack of relationship with Self.

The relationship with your Self is the most important relationship. It's the “X-factor” for empowerment, change through awareness and action, and what makes transformation possible.

The common denominator in virtually all of the problems and symptoms that bring people to therapy is relationships, past and current and there is a prevailing lack of knowhow to boot.

Most of the relationships I work come in are mired in discord and disconnection due to the backlog of unexpressed feelings and unresolved issues that never get any airtime and a palpable wedge of mistrust and unsafety between them

Relationships are as good as the conversations had. Can you talk to each other? How much do you talk to each other? What can you talk about? But, more importantly, how well do they understand each other and feel in the process.

Usually the first conversation I facilitate and one you can expect to have, one I consider to be perhaps the most standard and basic one every couple needs to be able to have is, How are you feeling in the relationship and towards each other?

I create a safe space for you to begin having these ‘more difficult’ conversations and facilitate a process that ensures that you talk and listen to each other in a way, and about things, you never did before.


Adrienne  Meier

Adrienne Meier

130 South Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, CA, 91101

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 - $250 per session

I always tell everyone the most important part of therapy is the connection with the therapist, so I encourage you to take time to find someone who you are comfortable with and feels like a good fit for you. Having a space where you can be yourself is so important! You’ll find that I am genuine, compassionate and engaged in the therapeutic process. I view therapy as a collaboration so I will pose thoughtful questions and challenge you to think about things differently to progress towards the goals you have. I look forward to the opportunity to work together to optimize and improve your life.


David J  Schlosz

David J Schlosz

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I believe that each of us has a deep-seated desire to know others and be known by others. When this doesn't happen, we often find ourselves isolated and feeling alone - even when surrounded by others.

I will create a safe space where you can explore, know, and understand your whole self, even the parts that you’re sometimes afraid to look at. I will help you remove shame, fear, loneliness, and guilt so that you can manifest your authentic self. I can help you get unstuck and discover who you really are. I can help you overcome the pain of rejection and embrace your authentic self.

Taking the first step to begin therapy can be challenging, but you won’t regret it. By now, you have already learned ways to tolerate life’s painful challenges. You don’t have to do this alone. Take the next step and call me today.


Ryan Scott  Brewer

Ryan Scott Brewer

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

So many of us come to therapy because we are hurting. Whether this hurt manifests as relationship issues, addiction, anxiety, depression, or stress about world events, I love helping people discover their inner strengths by healing the parts inside that hurt. Wounds from the past, coupled with internal conflict and judgements about self and others stifle one's ability to grow and change.

By compassionately healing these wounds and releasing judgments we quite naturally feel more whole, connected, and joyful.  Soon we realize that we are so much more than our perceived issues! From this space we are free to create a deeper, connected, and more meaningful life.


Jaxx  Alutalica

Jaxx Alutalica

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

Welcome to Entwine Therapy. I am Jaxx Alutalica, and I am here to guide you in exploring your innermost self, deepening your relationship to pleasure and desire, and finding your unique expression. It takes courage and commitment to yourself to choose to seek therapy, and I am honored to be invited into that process with you. As humans, we find healing in being witnessed in our pain and our growth, and by having someone to walk along side us as we explore our innermost world, relationships to others, and our awareness of self. Finding someone that can hold space for you while you connect with your vulnerability and honesty in your experience is the first step to beginning.

My approach to therapy is unique in that I blend contemporary evidence based therapeutic approaches with traditional healing techniques, like mindfulness and body awareness, that have been passed through generations of healers. In our sessions, we will balance the mind and the body to create an integrated awareness of who you are and what you need to flourish. I have specialized training in working with issues surrounding sexuality and intimacy as well as sexual trauma and relationship dynamics. In our work together, we will collaborate together to find the path best suited for your journey. I cant wait to meet you, let’s begin!


Christina  Stein

Christina Stein

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $195 per session

Welcome and thank you for deciding to invest some energy in the quality of your life, sexual satisfaction, and your overall happiness. I am passionate about my work and believe that you get out what you put in. If you are willing to commit to therapy and choose to discover yourself in a way that will allow you to be fully present and happy on a daily basis I give you credit.

I believe we all have the strengths and abilities to accomplish our dreams. I also believe that having a guide or a teacher facilitate your discovery process is tremendously valuable. You may know yourself very well, and still, to gain the perspective of another is an awareness that revitalizes your connection in relationships and in the world. I will support you, challenge you, and guide you to create a more authentic and purpose-driven life. I will help you heal from past hurts and develop skills to experience more passionate loving relationships.


Online Virtual Counselors

Online Virtual Counselors

Online Sessions, CA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Online Virtual Counselors is a group practice whose providers offer online therapy and psychological support to clients living in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, DC, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts Maryland, Colorado, California and Washington. They specialize in working with all childhood disorders, individuals and couples for anxiety, trauma. relationship counseling, addictions, and infidelity.

Online Virtual Counselors are committed to providing supportive and highly individualized care for their clients, and helping them navigate times of transition and change within their relationships, family, career, and identities.


Paul-Roy  Taylor

Paul-Roy Taylor

Online Sessions, CA

8255 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA, 90046

Insurances: Beacon Health Options, Emblem Health, Medicare, Kaiser Permanente PPO, Kaiser Permanente HMO, MHN/Health Net
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

In every challenge, there's an opportunity to help you create the life you want to live.

So many of my clients look around at their careers, relationships, and behaviors and find themselves wondering, "How did I get here?" From reliance on substances to decompress or distract from problems; struggling to develop or maintain romantic relationships; or just not living the life they know they can have. I aim for clients to make fundamental change. Once you start taking charge of your life, you never stop.

Therapy isn't safe. If change were safe and easy, everyone would be living their most optimal lives. Therapy is about taking healthy risks, facing tough challenges, and tackling short-term discomfort for long-term, satisfying growth and personal fulfillment. But I will be there with you along the way, helping you develop your innate ability to solve these problems and move toward your ultimate goals.


Zev  Berkowitz

Zev Berkowitz

Online Sessions, CA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

All you need to bring to therapy is an open mind and a willingness to explore. I am a very interactive therapist; I give a lot of feedback and guidance. In my work with individuals, I help people see how they developed the coping skills and defense mechanisms they did, and how to begin recognizing them in a less judgmental way. I also teach couples new communication skills: how to rebuild trust and safety after a breach, how to mirror one another, ways to validate and empathize. We work on breaking bad patterns and create healthier ones using positivity and appreciations.

It's so rewarding to help children, couples and families heal old and current wounds, and to see my clients use therapy as a way to soar to new emotional freedoms. Please don't be in pain anymore: contact me so we can set goals together, develop healthier ways of coping, and watch you blossom


Ron  Gad

Ron Gad

9014 1/2 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $400 per session

I know how overwhelmed you are as you watch the world change around you. Things seem different and scary and you're not sure how to handle it, let alone who you need to be. Being a parent, a professional, a friend, or a partner is never as simple as people make it out to be, but I know that you have it in you to discover your true self. You don't have to go through any of this on your own.

It's not easy to open up about your innermost thoughts and fears, especially to the people around you who are counting on you to be this infallible force of strength. You can't possibly be everything to everyone, and our work together will be about you being YOU.

We will create the space for you to share, to be honest, to be open, to cry, to laugh, and to dig deep as we find your true happiness. Feeling happy and successful can be challenging when society paints them as one picture, your family expects another, and you have been living up to your own set of impossible expectations. Don't worry, we'll help you find your own definitions of happiness and success. And most importantly, we'll help you get there!


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