My clients are smart, savvy, and insightful. They often spend a lot of time in their heads, and have trouble getting into their bodies to actually 'feel' arousal and sexual pleasure.
My clients appreciate a structured approach to learning about sex and relationships, and enjoy humor. They often have a sense of deep connection to the natural world, or a connection with their spiritual selves. Many (but not all) identify as survivors.
I want to work with you. I’d like to help you increase your feelings of pleasure, intimacy and connection.
To get started, ask yourself if any of these statements resonate with you.
My relationship is at a crisis point because of the tension about sex between my partner and me. Talking to my partner about what I need or want is really hard! Sometimes I have sex when I don't want to, or I just go along with my partner's desire. Sometimes I wish we were having a different kind of sex. I want to feel deeply and intimately connected to my partner.
You want a partnership that meets both of your needs and desires: you need help in tackling the problem in a systematic way with measurable results.
I feel disconnected with my body, and I don't know what I want. I feel a block somewhere between my heart and my genitals and I have a hard time feeling turned on. Sometimes, I feel numb down there, or it hurts. I want to be able to feel it, to feel pleasure, when I'm having sex.
You are looking for professional support that can help you reconnect with your body, your sensation and your pleasure.
I don't really feel very confident in bed, and I should be better at sex by now. It's hard for me to have an orgasm with a partner. I'm afraid my new partner is going to reject me because of it.
You need personalized instruction and skills-building practice to increase your sexual confidence and repertoire.
I don't understand why sex is so hard. It didn't used to be. I've spent a lot of time in sex-positive community. I want to feel connected with my sexuality again. I want to feel turned on and have desire!
You are seeking results-driven professional coaching to reclaim your libido, sexuality and erotic connection with yourself.
I know this work is really important. I get that sex impacts every area of my life. I'm just really terrified to start this process! I often tell myself I'll deal with it later, I can't afford it, or I don't have time.
You want gentle, compassionate professional support to help you move through the stuck places in your sexuality, to erotic freedom.
Are you a good candidate for Somatic Sex Therapy with Pavini?
Clients are more likely to experience success from working with me if you...
hope on some level that change is possible. We'll examine your core beliefs about sex, and gently work to create sustained personal change.
have a sense of humor, because if you don't, it's just not funny.
are willing to engage playfully with your resistance to the work. Engaging in a transformative process like Somatic Sex Therapy is always a dance between our willingness to do the work, and our deep resistance to change. We'll welcome resistance with a smile.
understand the value of practice when integrating new skills. Practice over time is how we integrate new skills. We practice being the erotic self we wish to become.
are curious. Curiosity and exploration are the hallmarks of openness to new ways of being in our bodies.
Now that you know the kind of clients I work with, the issues I help them resolve, and what my clients need to do to ensure their success, click here to learn more about How I Workand the resultsyou can expect from Somatic Sex Therapy.
Legal Notice: With reference to California Penal Code section 647(b) and CALCRIM Nos. 1153 to 1155, the services discussed herein do not in any way include or relate to either(1) engagement in any lewd act for money or other consideration, or (2) solicitation, offer, or agreement to engage in any lewd act for money or other consideration. SB577 : Complementary healing arts such as Somatic Sex Therapy and Sexological Bodywork do not require licensing by the state of California. Emancipating Sexuality is the sex therapy practice of Sex Therapist Pavini Moray, located in San Francisco and Asheville. We offer sex therapy, sex coaching, to adult clients and couples seeking sexual healing, especially those in lesbian, gay, queer, and transgender communities. Beyond sex therapy, Pavini offers sex education workshops and trainings. Sex therapy can be helpful for resolving common sexual problems.Centrally located in Asheville, NC and San Francisco CA, we provide easily accessible sex therapy to South San Francisco, the east bay, Oakland and Marin. sitemap