Sex & Relationship Therapy

Intimacy…in & out of the bedroom

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Sex Therapy for Adults

(Sorry, no teens, please.)

Dr. Stephanie Buehler is recognized around the world as a master therapist.  She is affiliated with Hoag Hospital, where she practices in their clinics.   As the author of a bestselling textbook, she  is up to date on evidence-based, effective treatment for all types of sexual concerns.


Continuing Education

Innovative programs to meet AASECT certification requirements, all AASECT, APA, and California BRN approved.  An e-learning program and blended program are both available–join today, start learning right away.  Plus, see new independent CE courses!  Click below to visit



Sex therapy is also relationship therapy.  Single, dating, married, recently divorced–you can have a healthier intimate relationship.  Dr. Buehler has two decades of experience working with traditional and non-traditional relationships.  Find out why people say, “One session with Dr. Buehler is worth two with another therapist!”


Books & Speaking

Dr. Buehler is the author of What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex and an upcoming book, Counseling Couples Before, During, and After Pregnancy.  She has been invited to speak in almost every state and overseas to both lay and professional audiences. Contact her to learn more.




Judgment Free.

Psychologist Specializing in Sexuality & Relationships

Dr. Buehler is a graduate of UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, and Alliant.  She trained in a variety of settings, including UCI, MCAS El Toro, and Rady’s Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Buehler will work with individuals and couples on almost any sex and relationship issue.  She is specialized in helping women overcome painful intercourse, cancer survivors, infertility, chronic illness, and recovery from sexual trauma and infidelity.

Dr. Buehler's Writings

Dr. Buehler has written books about sexuality and sex therapy, but has also been invited by major publishers to contribute journal and encyclopedia articles and book chapters about her work.

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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