Therapists Specializing in Sex Addiction in San Francisco Bay Area

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 San Francisco Bay Area 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

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.


Randall  Meadows

Randall Meadows

Online Sessions, CA

Insurances: United Healthcare, Optum, Anthem Blue Cross
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

You have made the brave decision to take better care of yourself and now you need to find the right person and the right setting to help you go to the next level. Congratulations! Your life is about to improve and I am here to help you every step of the way. Whether you need help with depression and anxiety or you’re ready to build your confidence and improve your career or relationships, now is a great time to break free of limitations and thrive.

Your success is the focus of our work and my commitment is to create a safe, supportive and often fun environment for you to grow and change for the better.


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!


Dovid  Meshchaninov

Dovid Meshchaninov

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $200 per session

I know how hard it can be to struggle emotionally, feel lost, and perhaps even hopeless. Frequently, despite our best efforts, we cannot get out of our stuck patterns or reach the well-being that we deserve. I get it. Life is really complex, and it's really hard to navigate all its layers. However, please be assured that healing and thriving is possible. All that's needed is your continued courage for healing and support from the outside. I’ll be honored to be your support on that journey.


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.


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.


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


Liz  Selzer-Lang

Liz Selzer-Lang

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $200 per session

Therapy is an opportunity to slow down—at least for an hour or so—to have a conversation with yourself.  I will be there as an engaged and compassionate guide to help you navigate difficult feelings and conflicts and move toward a closer, more joyful connection with yourself and others.

My goal is to lend you my mind and sometimes my nervous system to help you stay in the present, calm and grounded, so that you feel empowered to be your best self.

As a couple therapist I am an active participant in helping you express feelings and needs to your partner(s); learn new ways to short-circuit conflict; and heal painful ruptures in the relationship.  As a sex therapist for individuals and couples my hope is for you to have access to pleasure and connection and confidence in your ability to make healthy choices.


Monica  Blauner

Monica Blauner

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $200 per session

How I approach treatment varies with each person, depending on their needs.  I see my role as being like a mountain climbing guide: I know how to climb a mountain, what equipment to use, how to deal with ice or rock, when to push forward and when to proceed with caution.  I  always encourage you to tell me how you are feeling in our work together.

I will put your experience into context, so that even seemingly irrational thoughts and feelings make sense. These may include explanations about things such as how the mind works, what makes events traumatic, and what the components of trauma recovery are.  I offer feedback, always checking in to see if it feels right to you.  I “throw the pasta on the wall, and you tell me what sticks.”  Teaching you strategies such as mindfulness, grounding, and communication skills may also be part of our work.

I am a white, cisgender, heterosexual woman, pronouns, she/her, with awareness and sensitivity to culture and race.

You are welcome to contact me for a consultation to see if we’re a good fit to work together.


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