Dr. Holly Richmond

Doctor. Therapist. Author.

Holly Richmond combines 23 years of media experience with a Ph.D. in somatic psychology and expertise in sex therapy. She maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR where she works with individuals and couples on the integration of sexual and somatic health, drhollyrichmond.com.

What I Do
  • Certified Sex Therapist
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • PhD The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Consultant
  • Writer
  • Scholar

Dr. Holly Richmond is a Somatic Psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist (CST), and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). This unique combination of professional credentials enables her to focus on clients’ cognitive process as well as mind-body health. Dr. Richmond is one of North America’s leading sex therapists serving Hollywood’s elite as well as prominent corporate clientele. She works with women, men, couples and gender-diverse individuals on relationship and sexuality issues, and offers consultation to students and fellow therapists. Treatment specialties include compulsive sexuality (often called “addiction”), desire discrepancies in couples, recovery from sexual assault and abuse, and alternative/non-traditional sexual expression. Dr. Richmond’s dissertation The Recovery of Sexual Health after Sexual Assault, is an innovative look at both somatic and psychological factors in survivors’ recovery.

Dr. Richmond sees clients in an integrative healthcare setting in both Los Angeles and Portland, and offers sexual health coaching nationally and internationally.  She has extensive experience and success utilizing tele-therapy, which may be a preferred option for clients due to location, scheduling or simply a preference for being in the comfort of one’s own space. These clients enjoy the accessibility of having a therapy session via a secure web platform at their convenience. In addition to these treatment opportunities, Dr. Richmond also offers “concierge therapy,” a unique, high-level service that provides clients with nearly instant access to support for symptom mitigation.

A trusted authority on sexual health issues with a significant media following, Dr. Richmond has been quoted in publications and media outlets including Prevention, CNN, Shape, Brides, Redbook, Reader’s Digest, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and Women’s Health. She is also a recognized writer and media specialist, with over 500 published works since beginning her career in journalism in 1994.

Dr. Richmond is a sought-after consultant in the adult film industry, seen as a pioneer in bridging the gap between sexual health education and entertainment. Her work with Stephen Duclos through the Next-Sex platform is an exploration of the context of emerging technology on sexuality, and how to positively influence both sexual and technological development. This is also the subject of a forthcoming book—the culmination of their extensive research and involvement in sex/tech field. The Next-Sex platform promises to become a valuable tool for trend forecasting in this multi-billion-dollar industry.

Each interlinked facet of Dr. Richmond’s work is grounded in a sex-positive perspective: all sex is good sex as long as it is consensual and pleasurable. This non-judgmental position allows her to assist clients in discovering their true needs, desires and personal path to wellness. Dedicated to her clients’ total well-being, Dr. Richmond frequently utilizes collateral resources, allowing for a holistic approach to individual, relational and sexual health.


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AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

Stephen Duclos

Therapist. Author. Film.

Stephen Duclos has been engaged in the arena of mental and sexual health for 45 years. He is currently the co-founder of South Shore Sexual Health Center in Boston, MA where he trains and educates therapists, couples, individuals and groups on aspects of sexual health and intimacy, sssexualhealthcenter.com

What I Do
  • Couples & Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Adjunct University Professor
  • Avid Reader
  • Movie Buff
  • Film Critic

Stephen has been working as a couples and family therapist, mental health counselor, and rehabilitation counselor since 1972. He currently holds licenses/national certifications in Sex Therapy (CST), Couples and Family Therapy (LMFT), Mental Health Counseling (LMHC), and Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC). Stephen is an Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), and also the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). He is a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and the American Family Therapy Academy. In 2012, he and Jessica Price won the Patricia Schiller Prize (AASECT) for their work on Fathers, Adolescent Daughters, and Sexuality. Stephen is the co-founder of both the South Shore Family Health Collaborative, and the South Shore Sexual Health Center, organizations dedicated to providing quality family therapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy and education to the Greater Boston area. Stephen is an avid reader, movie buff, and film critic, often offering early film reviews from the Toronto International Film Festival, where he is also a member.

Long a supervisor of other therapists, Mr. Duclos was also on the adjunct faculty of the Graduate School of Counseling at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and is now a principal faculty member in the sex therapy training program at South Shore Sexual Health Center. He is vitally interested in technology and sexuality, father involvement, short and long-term sexual relationships, and training therapists.

Stephen has been involved in civil rights for more than forty years. From registering voters for the Boston Election Commission in 1967, to helping to establish the second Independent Living Center in the United States for persons with disabilities in the 1970’s, to establishing bi-racial councils in Boston Public Schools during desegregation, to supporting equal rights for the LGBTQ community, civil rights has been part of his community work. The South Shore Sexual Health Center was created to provide therapeutic services to an underserved population, namely those citizens struggling with aspects of their sexuality, and to train and certify existing therapists to become Sex Therapists. His work with Dr. Holly Richmond is an exploration of the context of emerging technology on sexuality, and how to positively influence both sexual and technological development.

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