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Individual Therapy, Couples Counseling, or Sex Therapy with a Therapist or Psychologist in Los Angeles

Now Booking In-Person & Teletherapy Appointments

Modern Intimacy started as a single office in Los Angeles and has grown to a family of practices across the United States. Today, our therapists see clients in Los Angeles and across the state of California. We also have licensed practitioners in New York City, Miami and Chicago.

If you need a Certified Sex Therapist in Los Angeles, our founder Dr. Kate Balestrieri sees patients in her LA office as well as remotely across the US. She has hand-selected the Modern Intimacy team of professionals and everyone associated with Modern Intimacy has evidence-based training and skills to support you in your growth and healing.

Please read below for details on our offices, how to reach out for support and important information on our areas of expertise.

I need therapy, what issues does Modern Intimacy help clients with?

Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process. We are trained to help people with many different concerns, related to mental health issues, individual and couples therapy, family therapy, relationships and sexuality. Our core focus areas include:

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors
  • Sex, Love + Porn Addictions
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Relationships
  • Body Image + Self Esteem
  • Opening Up Your Relationship/Alternative Lifestyles
  • LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy
  • Mood Disorders (Depression, Anxiety & More)
  • Holistic Living
  • Betrayal Trauma + Infidelity
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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

I live in Los Angeles (or California) — can we do in-person or online sex therapy sessions?

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, all sessions are conducted via teletherapy sessions. At Modern Intimacy, only HIPAA-compliant video platforms are utilized, to keep you and your information safe and confidential. Online sex therapy has been demonstrated to be effective for most sex therapy goals.

When guidelines indicate it is safe to return to traditional therapy and in-person sex therapy sessions, you will have the option to maintain teletherapy or work with a provider at one of our locations.

I’m not near your LA office. Could we do sex therapy or other counseling through teletherapy services?

If you are not within a reasonable distance to work with one of our sex therapists in Los Angeles, that is not a problem. Modern Intimacy therapists can work with people in suburban or rural areas, via remote therapy, for all kinds of online sex therapy and coaching services via teletherapy.

All you need is a secure internet connection for live video conferencing. Modern Intimacy currently offers therapy and counseling services with Certified Sex Therapists to people who live in California, Florida, Illinois, and New York. Talking about sex and your sexual health concerns has never been easier.

What should I expect from a teletherapy appointment? How is it different from an in-person session?

Teletherapy has become the new norm when it comes to navigating therapy during the pandemic. There are some ways teletherapy is different than traditional, in-person therapy. One of the major differences is that you meet with your therapist via video instead of in-person at an office. A benefit to this arrangement is that you are in control of your environment, and can create a comfortable setup for therapy in your own home. Another benefit is that you have no commute, freeing up your day to focus on other things.

You will be given a link to access your session at the scheduled time and in most cases, therapy will proceed as it normally would, only virtually. It can be helpful to choose an area of your home that feels comfortable, quiet, free of distractions, and where the wifi works successfully.

While the medium of teletherapy is different from in-person therapy, many people experience the same level of satisfaction and feel just as safe, seen, and heard.

Are there limits to the states in which you offer teletherapy? I really want to work with a sex therapist in Los Angeles, but I live somewhere else.

At Modern Intimacy, we can offer therapy services to people who live in California, Florida, Illinois, and New York. However, if you live outside of these areas, we may still be able to help. While we are unable to offer teletherapy to those outside of CA, FL, IL, and NY, we offer several online coaching programs. These allow you to either work one-on-one with a coach or complete the course at your own pace.

Our course include:

  • Porn Addiction Recovery
  • Revive and Thrive: Healing Trauma
  • Healing from Toxic Relationships
  • Women’s Sexuality

I know something needs to change, and that I need help, even if I’m not sure what yet. Can we just talk about my options?

It is okay if you don’t know where to start. We are here to help. Schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation so we can learn more about your needs, answer your questions, and help you decide the best course of action.

FREE 30 MIN INITIAL CONSULTATION