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Compassionate & Competent Sex Therapy

Have you been struggling for months or even years with a sexual problem? Sexual problems are actually very common, so please don’t be embarrassed. We have specialized training to help with those common problems—and uncommon ones, too. Whether you are traditional or experimental, or whatever your identity, we are here for you.

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Continuing Education

The Buehler Institute (TBI) is an approved institutional provider for the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Therapists through a separate website, TBI offers programs for therapists seeking AASECT certification as well as standalone courses on various areas of interest. TBI is also APA, NBCC, and California BRN approved, visit for details.


Even partners that get along well can stumble when they enter the bedroom, and treatment can focus just on issues related to sex. Other couples need more of a relationship tune-up that includes their sex life. Either way, we can help you have a better relationship. Don’t worry—if you’re in a nontraditional relationship, we can help you, too!

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Books & Speaking

I love to write! I am the author of several books, including What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex. I also love speaking to professional groups and I’ve been invited to places around the globe from Dublin to Singapore. Have a meeting or project in mind? Contact me.



Judgment Free.

Dr. Stephanie Buehler

Psychologist Specializing in Sexuality & Relationships

I am a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of UCLA, USC, Peppderine, and Alliant University. I trained in a variety of settings, including UCI, MCAS El Toro, and Rady’s Children’s Hospital. I’ve worked at Hoag Hospital and am still affiliated with Hoag. I will work with most any sex and relationship issue, but I am highly specialized in helping women overcome painful intercourse, cancer survivors, infertility, and recovery from trauma and infidelity.

Publications and Media

In addition to my textbook, I have written other books and many articles, including book chapters and encyclopedia entries. I have been quoted as an expert many times in media from The Atlantic and WebMD to Orange Coast Magazine. I am a frequent podcast and radio guest as well. Need an expert for a quote or your next project? Contact me.

All Are Welcome

My practice is inclusive.  Having grown up in Los Angeles, CA I am familiar with people from most every part of the world and every major religion.  However you identify your gender or orientation, you are welcome to my practice.

Learn Sex Therapy

The Buehler Institute is an approved provider of continuing education for psychotherapists and nurses. Dr. Buehler also supervises therapists who are seeking AASECT certification.

Reconnect with your partner.

You deserve a happier, more intimate relationship.

What Happens in Sex Therapy?

I approach each person and every couple as being unique.  I want to learn all about you, and work together with you to find solutions.  What people say most often about their work with me is first, they learned so much about themselves, and second, that they found therapy with me to be effective.  (“One session with you is like two sessions with the first therapist we saw!”).  I often assign homework of all different kinds, from journaling to touching activities, reading books to trying new behaviors.  I encourage people to come to therapy weekly or biweekly in order to make the best progress.  

One thing you should know about me:  I was invited to locate my practice at a Hoag clinic, and I grabbed the opportunity.  I believe in a mind-body approach to most sexual difficulties, and we have a yoga and meditation teacher, dietitian, Pilates instructor and massage therapist who may also be helpful to you.  

I intentionally keep my practice small so that I can give each client the best of me.  I also personally speak to everyone on the phone to find out whether my practice is the right fit for you.  Call me today at 800-769-0342. 


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