Dr. Anya de Montigny: Clinical Sexologist & Sex Educator
Biography, Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Anya is a Sexuality Expert with over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples & groups. She teaches adult sexuality education classes, workshops and retreats in the Bay Area and beyond and has a private clinical sexology practice in the San Francisco Bay Area (and world wide over Skype) specializing in individual and couple’s sexual heath and wellness.
Dr. Anya has her DHS – Doctor of Human Sexuality – degree from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, is certified as a Sex Educator, Clinical Sexologist, Somatic Sex Educator and Holistic Health Counselor, is trained in the Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy (Level 1) and Restorative Justice & Diversity Education.
Dr. Anya teaches Affirmative Consent, Boundaries and Personal Safety workshops for students in schools, colleges and universities. Dr. Anya sees individuals and couples along the gender and sexuality spectrum and invites straight and LGBTQI into her practice.
My approach combines sex education, counseling and somatic practices. I custom craft each client’s curriculum and HomePlay exercises based on the particular concerns they bring to our sessions.
I believe that it’s necessary to have a safe space to talk about issues that are coming up around sexuality including individual and couple identities – race, class, gender, sex, religious upbringing and cultural messages about sexuality – and how they inform one’s current sexual experience. And, I believe that true change happens on a physical level when somatic practices are used to increase one’s awareness of their body. I do not offer any hands-on work, however, I encourage individuals and couples to engage in their own explorations either with themselves or within their relationship and refer out to bodyworkers if and when needed.
I believe that sexual healing is possible when we feel safe to express ourselves and are held with empathy and support in loving containers. I also believe in the expression, “take all the time you need” and never push or advocate for a quick healing process. My motto, Knowledge = Pleasure stems from years of research in the field of sexuality both as a sexuality professional and as a student. What I have seen and what I believe is that the more we know and understand our selves – including our sexual anatomy, our desires, our fantasies and sexual needs – the more pleasure we will have!
Range of Services/Programs Offered:
Sex Education in Colleges and Universities – Consent & Boundaries, Sexual Empowerment, Intersection of Race, Class, Gender & Sex,
Individual & Couple Sexuality Counseling in the San Francisco Bay Area & over Skype
Adult Sex Education Workshops –
SquirtGasms! Female Ejaculation 101
The Big O for Men – P-spot Play for an Expanded Orgasm
Bondassage: Kinky Erotic Massage for Lovers,
Dark Tantra: Honey On The Razor’s Edge,
Queering Tantra – A PlayShop for Every-Body,
The Art of Orgasm – An Expressive Arts Workshop
The LOTUS Method – 5 Steps to and Awakened Female Sexuality Coaching Program
Areas of Specialization:
Couple’s Sexuality and Intimacy
Sexual Trauma Awareness and Sensitivity
Nutrition and Healthy Body Image
Diversity and Interracial Relationships
Primary Audiences Served:
Individuals and Couples
Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm PST