Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Commitment
At Los Angeles Sex Therapy we prioritize sexuality and pleasure, while centering the experiences of BIPOC, LGBTQIA, gender variant, kink, non-monogamous, polyamorous, BDSM, sex worker and and the intersectionality of all or any. We work to emphasize and celebrate our differences, find real solutions, focus on empowerment, and healthier attitudes around sexuality, race and gender.
A large part of therapy is challenging unhealthy and unhelpful social constructs that impair our ability to connect and relate. At Los Angeles Sex Therapy we are committed to helping you address underlying principles of shame and judgement related to sex-negativity, white supremacy, ableism, body-shaming, and more. We understand that everyone is impacted by these themes in various cultures, and strive to support you in working toward deeper acceptance of yourself and others to better access your own ability to experience peace, acceptance, and joy.
The Best Care for YOU!!
We are a team of pleasure-positive sex-psychotherapists and associates who are ready to work with you.
WE CELEBRATE DIVERSITY
Los Angeles LGBTQIA Queer Couples & Individuals are welcome at Los Angeles Intimacy & Sex Therapy Center. We welcome diversity of all kinds. All of our therapists are trained and sensitive to the unique issues related to LGBTQIA relationships. We are sex-positive and kink friendly. Our LA Couples Counselors and Sex Therapists are skilled in working with the unique needs of poly, kink, trans, and Queer/ LGBTQIA, and sex-worker folks.
SENSITIVE & SKILLED RELATIONSHIP COUNSELORS & SEX THERAPISTS
Our Doctoral and Masters level sex therapists are trained in treating an array of sexual issues, including disparities in libido, erectile dysfunction, sexual trauma, vaginismus and other intimacy issues. Our intimacy coaches are sensitive, knowledgeable, and passionate whose support can reduce distress and help you find a way forward.
HEAL SEXUAL TRAUMA
Our LA Couples and Sex Therapists work with individuals and partners to overcome sexual trauma, body image issues and erotic shame.
YOU ALREADY HAVE THE INNATE ABILITY TO EXPERIENCE INTIMACY & PLEASURE
Our Sex Therapists and Coaches help you to expand your natural capacity for pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, and sexual embodiment.
LOS ANGELES SEX THERAPY AND COACHING SERVICES
Sex Therapy for Partners
Sex Therapy for Individuals
Sex, Relationship and Intimacy Coaching for Partners
Sex, Relationship and Intimacy Coaching for Individuals
LGBTQ+/ Queer/ Polyamorous/ Consensual and Ethical Non Monogamy
Kink / BDSM
IMPROVE YOUR SEX LIFE
DEEPEN INTIMACY & CONNECTION
SEX THERAPY AND INTIMACY COACHING CAN HELP ENHANCE INTIMACY, CONNECTION, AND PLEASURE
Have Better Sex
As extensively trained Sex Therapists, Sexologists, Couples Therapists, and Coaches we work with couples, throuples, alternative family structures & individuals in expanding their capacities for pleasure, joy, intimacy, connection, passion and sexual fulfillment. We invite exploration towards gratifying sexual relationship with yourself and your significant other/s.
A healthy and empowered sex life is created from the intersection of safety, intimacy, trust, openness, communication, pleasure, joy, humor and playfulness. We encourage you to find what you enjoy and support your ability to communicate your needs and wants. We understand that the topic of sex can be uncomfortable or downright scary for many folx. Understanding our relationship with intimacy and sex isvital to our health and wellness, as well as the health of our relationships.
Life is busy, we know, but the cost is significant. Hectic lives are robbing us of our connection to body, and our relationship to pleasure. A constant drive for perfection and acheivement for bigger and better things is causing us to disconnect with our bodies and our sexual selves, leading to to depression, anxiety, loneliness.
Whether alone or with another, sex boosts energy, relieves tension, releases endorphins and elevates mood.
Counseling, Psychotherapy, Sex Therapy
A large part of sex-positive sex therapy is challenging unhealthy and unhelpful social constructs that impair our ability to connect and relate. At Los Angeles Sex Therapy we are committed to helping you address underlying principles of shame and judgement related to sex-negativity, white supremacy, ableism, body-shaming, and more. We understand that everyone is impacted by these themes in various cultures, and strive to support you in working toward deeper acceptance of yourself and others to better access your own ability to experience peace, acceptance, and joy.
We prefer goal oriented counseling, for more action-oriented results! While we may have an ongoing long-term relationship, our belief is that the best therapy focuses on goals. Therefore, we will revisit your goals every 3-6 months.
Our psychotherapy services are meant to support you in your personal, relational, sexual and/or professional growth and development. While ongoing attendance in these can lead to substantial improvement, the process itself may not always be comfortable. You may gain awareness in your experience in psychotherapy, coaching or consulting which may help you decide to make changes in your life as a result. Changes which could in turn affect your relationships, your work, etc. When you consent to participate in our sessions you should take into consideration its potential benefits, risks and nature of the services. It is also important to recognize that while there are no guarantees, commitment and effort both during and in-between sessions will increase your chances for the most beneficial of outcomes.
Sex, Relationship, and Intimacy Coaching
We offer coaching and consulting also at lower fees.
Our coaches can work with you regardless of location.
Coaching and consulting may differ from psychotherapy in that these may not directly address serious mental health issues. However, working with a coach can signifcantly reduce distress and can help towards undoing longer-standing issues and concerns. Coaching encourages forward movement through education, practice, discussion and discipline. At LAST we think of coaches as your cheerleader to help you achieve a certain goal or outcome, peeking into your history, past trauma or mental state and focusing on your current situation. All of our coaches are trauma-informed and some of our therapists also offer coaching. Our coaches are not licensed therapists but are knowelgable about appropriate resources.
Coaches work outside of the medical complex and therefore will not give you a diagnosis.
Coaching is not billable via insurance (but our coaches will work with you at lower fees.)
Consulting and coaching do not replace psychotherapy or other medical interventions. Our coaches do not work within the medical and insurance systems.
We believe that coaching is more confidential. Paying out of pocket insures the highest level of confidentiality, and does not require medical diagnosis.
We will provide referrals if we feel our services are not a good fit for you.
You are free to contact your therapist/coach between sessions. There is a fee based on the session fee for all calls lasting longer than 5 minutes. If your coach/therapist is not available to take your call, you can leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. If you need to speak with us immediately, please leave a message indicating that your call is urgent and we will make every effort to return the call within 24 hours. Please do not text regarding personal matters. Texting is reserved for scheduling and rescheduling appointments only. If you need to discuss personal matters please try to reach me via voice. If you are experiencing an emergency call 911.
Session Framework and Payment
Sessions are 50 minutes in length depending on the focus of the work, while the frequency varies depending upon your needs. 75 minute or bi-weekly sessions are common for people working through acute issues. Generally, services will continue until we decide together that the work is complete. Payment is due at the time of service. If you have not taken care of your financial obligation within ninety days, we reserve the right to proceed with formal collection activity.
In order to make my business sustainable we need our time slots filled. We require 48 hours for cancel or reschedule. There are no exceptions to this policy. All first sessions shall be reserved with a credit card. The credit card will be charged if the first session is missed. Should you cancel or reschedule the session within 48 hours your credit card will not be charged. Appointment times are reserved for you in advance. Once you book a day and time I can no longer give that time to someone else. Before making an appointment I ask that you please consider how serious you are about showing up. You may call and leave a message, e-mail or text to cancel or reschedule any day of the week or weekend.
We are under legal and ethical obligation not to let a balance accumulate substantially. This is one of the reasons all sessions are to be paid for at the time of service. If the balance rises substantially this can create a debtor-creditor relationship, which, together with the therapist-patient relationship, can constitute a dual relationship.
Refunds are not provided for services rendered.
Here at Los Angeles Sex Therapy and TRUST Relationship Center we take confidentiality very seriously. Everything you disclose in our sessions is confidential with the exception of what is required by law to disclose it (e.g., where there is reasonable suspicion of child, dependent adult or elder abuse, when you pose a danger to others or when you pose a danger to yourself unless protective measures are taken). Should the necessity of releasing confidential information arise, every reasonable effort will be made to discuss this matter with you first; the preference beingto make any such disclosures together with you in person. If you have any questions about the exceptions mentioned above, or if you need any further clarification, I encourage you to discuss them with us directly.
We recommend working outside of insurance. We cannot assure your confidentiality once you enter the medical system. Insurance companies require a medical diagnosis which stays in the medical system for a long time. Insurance companies can ask for our records at any given time, and this also stays in their system. Paying out of pocket insures the highest level of confidentiality, and does not require medical diagnosis.
If you still desire to bill insurance, our therapists can work out-of-network with most insurance companies, which means we would still require payment by credit card, at the time of your visit. You may then submit my invoice to your insurance company so that they can reimburse you. The amount you will be reimbursed depends on your insurance policy and out-of-network mental health benefits.
A growing number of insurance companies reimburse for psychotherapy. To confirm that your insurance company will reimburse for my services, I recommend calling them by phone and asking: "Does my policy cover mental health visits with out-of-network providers?" and “What is my deductible for these visits and how much will I be reimbursed?”
To simplify the reimbursement process, an invoice will be emailed to you every 4-8 sessions with insurance billing codes, which is a receipt for your visit. You can submit this invoice directly to your insurance company. If the process is unclear, I will be happy to guide you through it.
Payment for services is payable directly to Moushumi Ghose or Los Angeles Sex Therapy as outlined above. Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company. Even when there is such a contract with your insurance company, if they do not cover services, you are responsible for the payment. A separate contract exists between you and us regarding services. We do not place calls to insurance companies. The client must handle all communications related to insurance companies. Please note that insurance companies vary widely in their policies regarding reimbursement for psychological treatment and therapy. If you cancel or reschedule a session less than 48 hours in advance or miss an appointment you will be billed for this session and insurance cannot be billed for the cancelled/missed session. The client is responsible for verifying and understanding the limits of his/her coverage, as well as his/her co-payments and deductibles. PLEASE KNOW AND UNDERSTAND YOUR INSURANCE COVERAGE PRIOR TO ATTENDING YOUR FIRST THERAPEUTIC SESSION.
$80-$350 and are based on the level and experience of the practitioner you are working with. Please discuss the fee with your therapist or coach at the first session, or the intake coordinator prior to the first session.