About Dr. Buehler

Stephanie Buehler, MPW, PsyD, CST-S

Licensed Psychologist 17609
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor
I am a licensed psychologist and I am certified as a sex therapist and supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.  I attended UCLA, USC, Pepperdine University, and California School of Professional Psychology.  I am the author of a few books, most recently What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex, 2nd Edition.  I have spoken at major conferences across the country and around the globe–and to small support groups right here in Orange County.   I am affiliated with Hoag Hospital and my practice is now co-located with Hoag Pelvic Health Program with locations in Newport Beach and Irvine, CA.

I have successfully treated hundreds of couples and individuals with sexual problems of every type, including:

  • Low or mismatched sex drive
  • Problems with orgasm and arousal
  • Problems with ejaculation, both premature and delayed
  • Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
  • Psychological causes
  • Counseling with medications don’t work
  • Painful sex
  • Vaginismus (unable to have penetration)
  • Dyspareunia (penetrative intercourse painful)
  • Sexual problems related to the stress of infertility treatment
  • Sexual problems after delivery (and during pregnancy, too)
  • Hypersexual desire or sex addiction
  • Erotic recovery after infidelity
  • Overcoming sexual problems due to trauma of any kind
  • Sexual problems related to mental health, e.g., ADD, Asperger Syndrome, or mood disorders
  • Sexuality after cancer or chronic illness
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer

I am the author of multiple articles in scientific journals and popular magazines.  I have been interviewed for various media outlets, including Men’s Health, New York Times, WebMD, and even a Scientific American psychology textbook. Throughout my entire career as a teacher and psychotherapist, I have enjoyed working with people from every walk of life and multiple cultures.  I work with adults of any age from 18 up, and with individuals as well as couples.


Please call me at 800-769-0342 for help today.