Hello…I’m Jacqueline Mendez!
I’m a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist & Supervisor, and a relationship & intimacy expert. I help adults and partners integrate body, heart, mind, and spirit by supporting them in creating open-hearted communication, holistic healing, and unearthing their authentic sexual selves.
I teach my clients to tap into and integrate sensuality and sexuality as pathways into their deepest wisdom, harnessing their own transformational power, embodying aliveness, experiencing more freedom, and feeling more powerfully effective in every aspect of their lives.
My sweet spot is the intersection of sexuality, sensuality, and spirituality. I love supporting my clients breaking free from old stories, opening up to their innate gifts, and stepping more fully into their full potential. And, feeling more comfortable in their own skin.
I also help high-profile entrepreneurs/professionals, therapists, and other healing arts practitioners learn to manage the stresses of leadership and improve their relationships at work and in their personal lives.
One of my greatest joys is being of service to the Latinx and Spanish–speaking communities. My goal is to help break down taboos, and misinformation, and transform rigid male–female sexuality stereotypes. I have done this through segments on Telemundo, Univision, and radio.
Licenses & Certifications
- Licensed Marriage Family Therapist – MFC43228 (California)
- AASECT Sex Therapist
- AASECT Sex Therapy Supervisor
- Four-Dimensional Practitioner, founded by Gina Ogden
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Nonlinear Movement
- Wild Woman’s Way
- M.A., Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University
- M.A., Spiritual Psychology, University of Santa Monica
- B.A., Clinical Psychology, emphasis on Marriage Family Therapy, Pepperdine University
- The Work: Byron Katie
- Couples Institute Basic & Advanced Training
- Intimacy & Attraction
- AASECT Annual Conference Presenter
- Women’s Sexual Stories:
Healing the Wounds, Celebrating the Joy, Co-Facilitator with Gina Ogden & Kamara McAndrews; Rowe, MA & Esalen, Big Sur, CA
- Regular segment contributor for Telemundo
- Interviewed/Segment contribution: Telemundo, New York Times, Univision, OK Cupid, Bustle, Insider, Daily Mail.
- Founder of Center for Relationship & Intimacy Well-Being, CA
Why is certification so important when it comes to finding a sex therapist?
No aspect of the human experience is more intimate and vulnerable than that of sex and sexuality. AASECT Certified Sex Therapists are licensed mental health professionals trained to assess, diagnose, and provide in-depth psychotherapy far beyond the requirements in most psychology programs.
Sex therapists work with sexual concerns, including, but not limited to: sexual function and dysfunction; sexual pleasure; sexual variation; sexuality and disability; sexuality and chronic illness; sexual development across the lifespan; sexual abuse, assault, and coercion; and sexuality across cultures, identity, expression, lifestyle, and gender.
In addition, they are knowledgeable in providing comprehensive and intensive psychotherapy over an extended period in more complex cases. In addition, they go through their own bias and sensitivity training. They are supervised for an additional minimum of 18 months to ensure ethical and clinically indicated application of what they learn.
Because the title Certified Sex Therapist is not a protected or monitored title in every state, some people may use the title without having done such intensive training. Given the sensitive nature of sexual health, it is best to entrust your sexual concerns to a certified professional.
All our clinicians are members of professional organizations at the intersection of mental health and sexuality. Our therapists receive supervision, training, and mentoring in holistic mental health, relationship dynamics, and sexuality.