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Therapist Referrals


Listed below are a few therapists in the San Francisco Bay Area that work with Surrogate Partners.


Dr. Heather S. Howard, Sexologist, MBA, Ph.D., ACS
Board Certified Sexologist
San Francisco, CA


Barbara Gabriel, MA, MFT


Greg Bodin, MS, LMFT

Sebastian Earl, MFT

Dr. Rhea Orion, PhD, MFT, CST


Isadora Alman, MFT


Tina DeMattia, MA, MFT


Mark Hirschfield, MFT



If you are a therapist and would like to be added to this list or would like to know more about working with Surrogate Partners, please email me.



The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization. 

International Professional Surrogates Association
IPSA is a non-profit organization providing information, referrals, support, and education to therapists
, clients, and surrogate partners.

"Body Talk" by Elizabeth Costell, SF Weeekly (2016)
Read this 2016 article about Surrogate Partner Therapy. 


San Francisco Sex Information Helpline

SFSI provides free, confidential, accurate, non-judgmental information about sex and reproductive health.  415-989-SFSI (7374)

Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
SIECUS was founded in 1964 to provide education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. SIECUS affirms that sexuality is a fundamental part of being human, one that is worthy of dignity and respect.

The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) 
Founded in 1957, The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality is the oldest professional society dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality.

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