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Meet the Team at Modern Intimacy

Meet Our Founder

Dr. Kate Balestrieri sex therapist Los Angeles, NYC, Miami and Chicago.

Kate Balestrieri, Psy.D.


Licensed Psychologist

Certified Sex Therapist

PACT III Couples Therapist

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist – Supervisor

(CA, FL, IL, NY)

Meet Our Therapists + Coaches

Elena Bahar, LMFT ready to see clients.

Elena Bahar, LMFT


Clinical Associate

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

(CA, CO, FL)

Brooke Brownlee is a therapist in Los Angeles.

Brooke Brownlee, APCC


Clinical Associate

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor


Hunter English is a graduate student at University of Miami, and Clinical Extern at Modern Intimacy.

Hunter English


Clinical Practicum Extern

(CA, FL, IL, NY)

Dr. Theresa Gallagher is a psychologist in NYC.

Theresa Gallagher, Psy.D.


Clinical Associate

Licensed Psychologist


Heather Mazzei us a therapist at Modern Intimacy.

Heather Mazzei, ACSW


Clinical Associate

Associate Clinical Social Worker


Rachel Overvol, a Certified Somatic Sex Coach

Rachel Overvoll


Certified Somatic Sexuality Coach

Imani Reynolds is a Black Therapist CA, specializing in sex and relationships.

Imani Reynolds, AMFT


Clinical Associate

Associate Marriage + Family Therapist


Ashley Robinson is a Life Coach at Modern Intimacy.

Ashley Robinson


Certified Life Coach

Raquel VanLoon is a therapist at Modern Intimacy.

Raquel VanLoon, LPC, CADC


Clinical Associate

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Alcohol + Drug Counselor


The team at Modern Intimacy has various levels of training.

Some are Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, or Certified Life Coaches.

In addition, Modern Intimacy may employ some clinicians who are pre-licensed and working towards their hours for licensure.

They are supervised by a licensed therapist on a weekly basis, to ensure everyone receives the best quality of care.

Some of our clinicians have additional training and certifications, including:

Meet Our Administrative Team

Kayla Tricaso, sits on a couch at Modern Intimacy.

Kayla Tricaso


Intake Specialist

Office Manager

Claudia Vera stands in front of a desk.

Claudia Vera


Digital Media Coordinator

Zenza keeps the team laughing with her colorful hair and big personality.


Therapy Dog


Free 30-Minute Consultation

Teletherapy Service Available

Judgement-Free Counseling

Everyone has the right to empowered, healthy, and thriving relationships. That includes you.

mental health | relationships | sexuality | healing + recovery

We are hiring Licensed Clinicians.

Join the Team at Modern Intimacy


Our team is always expanding.


If you enjoy working with with a diverse team of forever students, who prioritize mental health and work/life balance, send your CV to [email protected].


Click here to learn about our open positions and how to apply.


Applications from BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities are prioritized.