Amy Marsh, Ed.D., DHS, CH, CI, ACS: Clinical Sexologist, AASECT-Certified Sexuality Counselor, Hypnotist

Allied Professional
Kink Specialist
Sacred Sexuality
Sex Educator

Biography, Degrees and Certifications:

Founder: Intimate Hypnosis Training Center, which offers professional certification in hypnosis and hypnosis for sexual concerns.

Certified Ipsalu Tantra Apprentice Teacher, Sept. 2014.
Certified Sex Counselor through AASECT, July 2012.
Doctor of Education in Human Sexuality (EdD), IASHS, Oct. 2011.
Board Certified, American College of Sexologists (ACS), Oct. 2008.
Doctor of Human Sexuality (DHS), Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS), Oct. 2008.
Somatic sexology and clinical sexology certificates (included in DHS program), IASHS, 2006.
PREP® educator training to conduct premarital, marriage and couples education classes, July 2006.

Certified Instructor (CI) through the National Guild of Hypnotists, Feb. 2013.
Pain Control certificate, 2010.
Emergency Hypnosis certificate, 2010.
Medical Hypnosis certificate, 2009.
Consulting Hypnotist (CH) Certification, Center for Hypnotherapy, Oakland, Dec. 2008 (formerly Certified Hypnotherapist – CHt).

Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (CBS®) through Lactation Education Resources, 2016.
DONA Postpartum Doula Training, Nov. 2015.
Certified Breastfeeding Specialist through Lactation Education Resources, Ongoing 2015-2016.
Basics of Lactation Management, Lactation Education Resources, 2015.
Certificate in Human Services, Berkeley City College, July 2011.
Level Three practitioner in the Ipsalu Tantra tradition. Ongoing study of tantra.
Crisis Hotline Training, 70 hours. Crisis Support Services of Alameda County.
Doula Training – 60 Hour provisional certificate. Birth & Bonding International, Albany, CA, 1995.
Postpartum Doula Training – 27 hours. Third Trimester, San Francisco, 1994.

Presentations at numerous conferences including ACA Pre-Conference Learning Institutes, AASECT, Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabiltiies, Catalyst Con West, Gender Spectrum, Gender Odyssey.

Classroom presentations at Berkeley City College and Mills College.

Online educator at Creative Sexuality and Sex Coach U.

Have also served as an associate professor of human sexuality at IASHS, teaching 150-hour certificate course in sexological hypnosis.


Check website for current rates.
“Kama’aina Discount” offered to residents of Hawai’i.

Professional Philosophy:

Sex and pleasure positive, client-centered. Encouraging and welcoming of gender variance and alternative lifestyles.

Range of Services/Programs Offered:

Sexuality counseling, hypnosis for sexual concerns, Ipsalu Tantra (basic instruction), Sex-positive help for expectant and post-partum families (postpartum doula, prenatal hypnosis, lactation consultation). Classes and workshops on a variety of topics.

Areas of Specialization:

Hypnosis for sexual concerns such as ED, orgasm difficulties, shame, etc.; erotic hypnosis; Kink-Aware Professional; Tantra. Also post-partum services and pre-natal hypnosis. Women’s reproductive rights, transgender rights. Objectum sexuality. Disabilities – environmental illness. “Green” clinical ecosexology.

Primary Audiences Served:

Adults, wide range of orientations, lifestyles, genders.

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Eco-Sexology is a pioneering approach to sexology and sex coaching which applies principles and concerns of environmental health to the consideration of human sexual health, function, and behavior. You’ll learn about the potential adverse effects of toxic chemical exposures on people’s sex lives – an important missing link to restoration of sexual healing and wholeness.

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Intimate Hypnosis is an innovative class which will explores the potential of using hypnotism in clinical sexology and sex coaching to address non-medical sexual dysfunction and support sexual health, pleasure, and enrichment.

Office Hours:

Check website for current office hours:
Services also offered online and via phone.

Skype Name: dr.amymarsh