Adrian Scharfetter

PhD, AMFT

Holistic psychotherapy, sex therapy, and integration of the body and mind. Dealing with issues around sex and sexual functioning, and trauma

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

Contributor to Planned Parenthood
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

My Background and Approach

I am here to walk with you towards finding healing through stress, anxiety, depression, and life transitions, as well as difficulty around sex and sexuality. I am happy to be a present and focused ally during these moments of doubt, frustration, and uncertainty. We all have to face numerous challenges that life throws at us. Whether it is difficulty with a loved one, challenges around life transitions or upsetting life circumstances, difficulty around intimacy, sexuality, and feeling “othered” due to these circumstances and identities, or difficulty with our own emotions, we all only have three options: resisting the change, just getting through it, or learning from the challenge and growing a bigger life as a result. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential, listen to your own wisdom, and start leading a life that is more of your own making.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe therapy is one of your most critical choices in your journey, and one that could be specialized in your growth and healing. The work that I focus on allows for a greater capacity to explore: Learning to navigate life transitions, especially around sex and sexuality Developing the freedom to express your authentic self within intimacy and sexuality Recognizing barriers to romantic love and removing them Finding your voice and becoming freer to speak your mind Connecting and/or reconnecting to your creative self Having more access to pleasure Building self-esteem Feeling less isolated Replacing depression with a wider range of feelings and experiences Developing skills to cope with anxiety I am a part of various sex positive/kink-aware communities and educational projects, and my goal is to help decrease the stigma of guilt/shame that comes from how various cultures and/or spiritualities see sex and sexuality.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice

Info

6284006362 Email Adrian
1918 Bonita Avenue, Suite 202
Berkeley, CA 94704

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