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Hey there! I’m Vanessa Marin, a licensed psychotherapist specializing in all things sex. I help individuals and couples rediscover their spark and learn to love sex again.
Let’s face it – we never get taught how to have great sex! And we all have some degree of shame, embarrassment, and anxiety when it comes to sex. I want that to change. It’s my mission to bring the fun back to the bedroom, and to make the process of getting there just as enjoyable.
I’ve been helping people develop healthier relationships with sex for over a decade. I have a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and a B.S. in Human Sexuality from Brown University.
A: Put very simply, sex therapy helps you have a better sex life! As a professional sex therapist, I help my clients navigate mismatched sex drives in relationships, improve sexual communication, learn how to orgasm, manage performance problems, and work through sexual embarrassment and anxiety. For a longer article on what to expect, hop over here
A: Sex is a pretty hard topic to talk about for most people. I’ve never met a single person who didn’t struggle with their sexuality in one way or another! I work to create an environment that feels relaxing, welcoming, and even fun. I’m pretty easy to talk to, I promise!
A. I sure do! Many people prefer phone or video chat because of the convenience and privacy. Visit my Appointments page to book a video chat consultation. I have greater scheduling flexibility with phone and video chat sessions, and can often make same-day appointments.
I don’t think we give men nearly enough credit for how much pressure gets put on their shoulders (and other body parts) when it comes to sex. What I’m seeing in my office is men that feel suffocated by sexual expectations and performance pressure.
We don’t get taught how to have great sex, and many of us are still quite clueless about what we need in bed. If you’re having sex that doesn’t feel particularly good, of course your brain is going to go elsewhere!
I’m hearing all these women saying “I need a Christian Grey to help me get in touch with my sexuality and help me get more comfortable.” You can do that on your own!
Vanessa Marin, a licensed psychotherapist and sex therapist in San Francisco, says the number one reason couples come to see her is differing sex drives. She thinks [forcing sex] twice a week is terrible advice.
Vanessa Marin is a woman on a mission … a women on the cutting edge of sex therapy in our over-scheduled modern society. Her genius is the ability to bring the at times uncomfortable and taboo subject of sex down-to-earth and make it spontaneous, pleasurable and fun.
Thanks to Vanessa, I finally overcame my fears around orgasming and have had three orgasms in the last 24 hours!
Vanessa made me realize that I deserve to have pleasure in every aspect of my life. Her friendly manner and tone made her easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable immediately.
Vanessa is amazing. You can tell she loves what she does. I put off asking for help for a long time because I was SO nervous. Now I wish I had called her years ago.