Los Angeles CA 90034
Voice and text: 760-415-4220
Dr. Vena Blanchard, DHS
Helping individuals and couples create happier, healthier, more satisfying lives
I work with adults (18 years and older) on concerns related to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, sexuality, intimacy, and relationship issues of every kind. I am an engaged, non-judgmental listener, a source of nurturing and support, and an active partner in the project of improving your life and your relationships. I approach everyone—every gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, relationship status, and age group, whether in traditional or non-traditional relationships—with compassion and enthusiasm.
For over three decades, it has been my privilege to help my clients know themselves, accept themselves, and express themselves more authentically and effectively in every aspect of their lives. We are able to have candid conversations on topics that might be difficult or unproductive to share with friends and family. Some have avoiding for years, feeling out of control, or suffering from the consequences of past trauma, anxiety, or insecurity. Others are looking to create or recapture love, intimacy, and satisfying sexuality. Together we steadily create the changes you desire in their life.
Whether you need help navigating current challenges, resolving old issues, or launching in a positive new direction, I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your goals.
I hope I can help you on your journey of enriching your life, reducing your anxiety, improving your relationships, and expanding your horizons.
Assisting adults of all ages, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and relationship styles on concerns related to anxiety, relationships, mindfulness, empowerment, and recovery from trauma.
Sex therapy teaches clients how to resolve sexual difficulties, and create pleasure and intimacy. I help couples and individuals resolve the underlying emotional and behavior issues that are getting in the way of enjoying physical and emotional intimacy.
Offering individual counseling and support groups for people who experienced neglect or sexual abuse in childhood. Recovery is possible.
When a client does not a have a personal partner to help them resolve inhibitions and dysfunctions in the areas of physical and emotional intimacy, I may recommend Surrogate Partner Therapy. For some, clients this unique form of therapy is indeed the correct, appropriate and necessary adjunct to counseling. I provide assessment, referrals, guidance, supervision, and support for both client and surrogate partner throughout the therapy.
I work with people of every gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, relationship status and/or style, and age group.