About Dr. Buehler
Stephanie Buehler, MPW, PsyD, CST-S
Licensed Psychologist 17609
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor
I am a second generation Angeleno and I am proud of my California heritage. I attended school and received degrees from UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, and CSPP/Alliant University. I trained as a psychology intern in a variety of settings, including UCI Child Development Center and MCAS El Toro.
I became a sex therapist while working with an endocrinologist, a doctor who helps people balance their hormones, and I haven’t looked back. Offering sex and relationship therapy allows me to help all kinds of people with all kinds of issues, from sadness, worry, and trauma to recovering sexual function after cancer.
My approach is varied because different people need different types of therapy. I sometimes use cognitive behavioral therapy to help people who have negative thoughts or problem behaviors. I may use a systemic approach if a person’s family or social beliefs are getting in the way of happiness. Sometimes I am psychodynamic, working with a person to understand how to resolve issues from their younger years so that things are better in the present.
Mostly, though, I am collaborative. I work with my clients so that we become a team, being curious together about what doesn’t and what does help the current situation. I am animated and interactive. I also have a sense of humor so if you want someone who is very serious, I am probably not the right therapist for you!
Then there’s the stuff I’m kind of famous for among my colleagues. I am an author and I’m best known for my textbook What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex, with a third edition coming out in 2021. I have spoken all over the States and around the globe to other professionals, from Singapore to Dublin. I have been quoted in tons of publications and featured on many podcasts—the Atlantic, WebMD, and Huffpost just to name a few.
Until March 2020, my practice was at the Hoag Wellness Center. In part due to the COVID crisis, I decided to keep my practice both safe and convenient for myself and my clients. I love working online, and I think you will, too. Give it a try!
Call me today at 800-769-0342. I look forward to speaking with you!