When you're struggling with change curiosity, not judgment, is a great place to start. Life is a series of transitions within relationships, sexuality, identity, school and career. Transitions can be uncomfortable, stressful and can leave you feeling anxious and depressed. If you're feeling confused, shame or self-doubt, therapy can be a source of support and discovery.


Therapy can help if:  You feel like you can't talk about your experience as a Person of Color with your White friends or co-workers, they just don't understand. Maybe you're questioning your sexual orientation. Perhaps you are having sexual issues with yourself or as a partner. You feel judged for your alternative views about sex, gender and relationships. You don't subscribe to the social constructs of heternormativity. 


I am a culturally-centered, sex-positive therapist. I specialize in sex therapy and working with LGBTQ+,  sexual fluidity, People of Color, gender & sexual identity, non-monogamous relationships and kink affirming. I provide an affirming space to work with individuals within a social justice and intersectionality framework.


The tools gathered in therapy can help you identify your feelings, better understand yourself and manage uncomfortable emotions.  Through reflection and validation, you can learn to accept yourself for who you are today. Acceptance is a starting point to make changes that can increase your quality of life and resilience.


“It's never too late to be what you might have been."

                                                                  -George Eliot

© 2020 by Jean Pappalardo 


Jean Pappalardo, LMFT

Mental Health & Sex Therapist

License #94424

Tel: 323-553-1971