Gwen Lotery (she/her)

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Accepting Clients

I'm Gwen, A thoughtful, warm, out-of-the-box thinker and doer. Certified couples and sex therapist. Let's chat, see if we're a good fit.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

About My Clients

Curious, motivated maybe knowing but not quite expressing what you envision for yourself and/or your partner(s).I love working with folks who are wanting more eroticism, fun, desire, change, more or different in your sexual life. Navigating an open relationship. Seeking knowledge and the possibility of incorporating kink. I work well with adolescents and young adults who are blossoming into who they envision themselves to be. I'm well-trained, forward-thinking, creative, and I listen intently.

My Background and Approach

As a solution-focused therapist, I want to know what's not working in your life but I'm more interested and expand on knowing what is working and how we can enhance and bring more of that into your daily life. I believe in deconstructing a worn-out story and rewriting a new one. Words are very important. Learn to feel and say what you feel and want. Therapy can be brief, solution-focused, and designed with an end result in mind. As a certified couples and sex therapist (AASECT) I do believe that we all deserve to live a life full of consensual pleasure, freedom, exploration, eroticism, delicious sexual fun, and fulfillment. Sex and money are the two most difficult topics to talk about. I will not only help you talk about your wants and needs but help you find more pleasure not only for you but for your partner(s) as well. Come on- your sexy self wants out!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I love and feel honored doing my work, especially when talking about sex and sexual issues. Together we get to dive deep into very personal, emotional, raw, risque topics. Often this is the first time a person has felt comfortable with no shame putting these feelings into words and owning them in front of another person. But- work is just one part of my life. I love my family, friends, animals (I'm big into animal rescue), nature, environmental issues, baking, and gardening, - which I've done a lot of during Covid. I'm passionately promoting sex positivity and pleasure- getting rid of slut, and body shaming, and sex negativity. I'm a happy, kind person and that shows in how I live my life and the work I do. If you want to go deep and smile much of the time while doing so- give me a call or email. Thanks for reading at least some of this.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 29 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $160 - 220/session


310.401.0511 Email Gwen
Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tele-health (on line)

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