About Amy Bouvin LCSW
AMY BOUVIN, LCSW
San Francisco & East Bay Couples Counselor & Sex Therapist
Amy Bouvin, LCSW is a attachment-based San Francisco couples therapist and sex therapist. She works with individuals and partners to facilitate deeper awareness, emotional intimacy and connection.
Amy on sex therapy:
I believe all humans have the capacity to experience joy, pleasure and healthy connection to their sexual identities; however that is defined for them. Sex remains a taboo subject matter, increasing opportunities for feelings of shame, isolation, confusion and miscommunication. Sex therapy can facilitate conversations with the self, with partners and with our communities about our sexual narratives and what we want and deserve to feel and experience.
I am passionate about social justice and believe in the innate potential of all people to realize themselves at their best. I have worked in social services and direct care with youth and families experiencing multiple stressors and challenges for over 6 years. This has inspired my path into private practice and my interest in healthy secure attachment, intimacy and sexuality. I specialize in sexual dysfunction and sexual therapy, and can work with individuals, couples or adolescents experiencing sexual challenges, gender identity issues, LGBTQ connected difficulties and sexual identity discovery..
-Amy Bouvin, LCSW, San Francisco Sex Therapist & Couples Counselor
TRAINING & EDUCATION
Certification in Sex Therapy through The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and California Institute of Integral Studies (in progress, expected 2018)
LCSW #66543 issued 06/2015
City University of New York-Hunter College
Master's, Social Work 2009 – 2011
BA, Psychology and Spanish (can practice therapy in Spanish)
2004 – 2008
Clinician, Program Supervisor, Assistant Director at Seneca Family of Agencies
October 2011 – 2017 (6 years 2 months)
Training in modalities of: EFT (Emotionally Focussed Therapy), Narrative Therapy, Attachment Therapy, Intensive Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Sex Therapy
815 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA