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Nicoletta Heidegger is available for psychotherapy, consulting, education, and media opportunities.



Nicoletta Heidegger is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#110256) practicing in Los Angeles, California.

Nicoletta received her BA in Psychology from Stanford University, her MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and her Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Nicoletta is currently pursuing her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener. Nicoletta has completed levels I and II of the Trauma Resiliency Model (through the Trauma Resource Institute).


She sees therapy clients (CA residents only) virtually and at her unique ranch office in Los Angeles, where she offers outdoor sessions and Equine Facilitated (also called Equine Assisted) Psychotherapy and Learning (find out more on our Services page). She also offers coaching, consulting, education, and retreats to folks around the world.


Nicoletta also creates weekly content via her growing hit show Sluts and Scholars: a sex positive, shame-free educational podcast where she tries to help keep your sex smart and your smarts sexier. 


Nicoletta contributes regularly to other columns, podcasts, classrooms, and blogs about sex, relationships, and mental health. To find her entire list of credits, please see our Media page.



Widener University, Chester, PA Masters of Education and PhD in Human Sexuality


Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Malibu, CA Master of Arts Program in Clinical Psychology Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy


Stanford University, Stanford, CA Bachelor of Arts Psychology Honor Roll Magna Cum Laude Member



As a Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in issues relating to sex, I offer counseling services to couples, individuals, and non-monogamous folx, addressing a wide range of presenting issues from anxiety, to depression, trauma, and relational or intimacy troubles. I do my best to be informed and affirming to diverse populations and welcome sex workers, gender non-binary folx, non monogamous people, and Kink or lifestyle persons.

Though I of course welcome clients at any time in their period of growth, I personally urge clients to seek therapy from a preventative standpoint; just as you would learn to ride a bicycle or drive a car, you can learn to maximize your time, energy, relationships and experiences. You don’t have to wait to come to therapy as a last resort and no issue is too small to merit attention and room for growth.

My expertise and passion is in the field of sex therapy. I offer a nonjudgmental approach and though I often incorporate a family systems orientation (which looks at how your upbringing and experiences have shaped you), I help tailor my counseling services to holistically match your religion, spiritual preferences, and lifestyle.

I also offer writing, consulting, education, and media appearance services to individuals and companies. Get in touch to see how I can help you or your company become more sex and mental health informed.



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