I am a sexologist, integrative psychologist, researcher, and
intuitive. For nearly a decade, I have
been teaching Human Sexuality courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels,
while concurrently facilitating healthy sexuality for my clients in my private
I serve as core faculty at the California Institute for Human Science
Graduate School and Research Center in Encinitas, California. My research here focuses on gender studies,
human sexuality, and sexual healing.
Right now I am studying how people achieve acceptance of their
I have always been interested in sexuality. I was the one everyone knew as the girl who
wanted to talk about sex and relationships.
I grew up and went through college and graduate school, I saw how so many
people suffer because they don't like
some part of their sexuality, or they don't like their bodies, or they want sexual and romantic relationships, but they can't seem to find good partners, or they feel as if their sexuality is
bad and wrong. I wanted to help people find peace with these issues, or any other issue they had with their sexuality, so it was no surprise that when I went into private practice, this is
the area of specialty I chose.
When working with clients, my approach is
warm and accepting, but focused. I am
unshockable and I assure you that what you have to share with me will be met
My orientation is sex-positive. I believe that sex is good and healthy, that
sexual expression is for everyone regardless of sexual preference, age,
physical ability, or marital status, and that all forms of sexual expression
(barring those that are not consensual or cause harm) are a wonderful part of
Sometimes during a session, I will intuitively
feel or think something that may be useful to explore. At such times, I share my insights and we
discuss how and why this might be relevant to you on your healing journey. I encourage my clients to access their own
intuitive inner guidance, as these insights are usually highly valuable in the
I also create and present workshops on human
sexuality, sexual healing, and sacred sexuality for public and private
organizations and academic conferences.
I love being a sex educator and helping people to achieve happy, healthy
I hope to meet you soon, whether you want to experience
healing via my Healthy Sexuality Program, or if you'd like to host a workshop, or if we meet
socially and you would just like to say hello.
Michelle Dexter, Psy.D., NLPCC