Therapy can help if:  You can't talk about your experience as a Person of Color with your White friends or co-workers, they don't understand. You're questioning your sexual orientation or gender. You are having concerns about sex as an individual and 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. The stress of marginalization is overwhelming.


I am a culturally-centered, sex-positive therapist. I specialize in sex therapy and working with BIPOC, LGBTQ+,  sexual fluidity,  gender & sexual identity, non-monogamous relationships and kink affirming. If you identify as queer, kinky, polyamorous, LGBTQ+, sex worker, GNC, you are welcome here! I provide an affirming space to work with individuals within a social justice and intersectionality framework.


 When you're struggling with change curiosity, not judgment, is a great place to start.I approach racial discrimination stress and sexual health concerns holistically. 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, self-trust 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