Laura with a tree

About Me

Hi, I’m Laura. I specialize in helping people reinvent their relationships with themselves, their bodies, their pleasure, their emotions, and their partners. My approach is de-shaming, sex-positive, and playful. I myself am bi-sexual and polyamorous, but you don’t have to be any of those things. 

Training and Approach

I am trained through the Somatica® Institute, the global leader in sex, intimacy, and relationship coaching (certified by The American Board of Sexologists International and approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to offer continuing education credits).  I am also certified through The Life Coach School in cognitive-based coaching. My Ph.D. is from the University of California Davis (2015). 

I use, and teach clients how to use, evidence-based, scientifically grounded somatic (body-based) and cognitive (mind-based) tools to get the results you want as quickly as possible.

My Story

I am both a coach and a professional research scientist trained in biology and ecology. I’ve also been a lot of other things: a high-school dropout, a homeless youth, a train-hopping hobo, a roller-skating fast-food server, and a scuba divemaster, among others. It’s been a winding path. Yours might have been too.  I had a lot of trauma growing up, and we all have some just by virtue of living in a society that wants us to fit into certain molds and shames us for being unique, sexual beings. 

For me, I had a hard time asking for (or even knowing) what I wanted, let alone how to get it. I was disassociated from my emotions and my body. But I learned. I came home to the power of my body, my pleasure, and my ability to connect. So can you.

Once I found the right tools, I was amazed at how quickly I was able to radically change my relationships and the enjoyment I get in my own erotic nature. Sharing these tools to help people love themselves and others better is the most fulfilling thing for me. 

My Mission

There is so much shaming around who we are. It’s 10 times worse when it comes to our sexual selves. On top of that, we live with a lot of disconnection in modern society — even between people who love each other.

My mission is to help you defeat shame, embrace your full nature and your sexual self, be fully in your own empowerment, and learn to connect authentically and effectively with others. I want you to live your absolute best life. I am thrilled to help you find and celebrate your unique nature and your full capacity for pleasure. It’s what I love to do.

Ready to take the next step towards what you want?