Therapist Profile

Stephen L. Braveman, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
494 Alvarado Street, Suite A Monterey, CA 93940 UNITED STATES
(831) 375-7553
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (L.M.F.T.)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Here at the Intimacy, Sexuality & Gender Center of Monterey, the General Public and Professional Communities will discover comprehensive information about, Psychotherapy, Sex Therapy, Gender Therapy, Sexual Abuse Therapy and Sacred Sexuality, Professional Supervision, Groups, Workshops and Retreats in Monterey, California. In addition to General Sex Therapy, ISGC offers a unique and specialized focuses on the LGBT, KINK and other sexual and gender minorities. ISGC is most famous for its innovative work with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse. We are the home of the first and longest running Male Survivor Support Group on the Central Coast. ISGC is unique, offering the first and only Professionally led Transgender Support Group that meets the WPATH Standards of Care. We have designed a myriad of treatments and groups to meet the specific needs of every patient. We are innovative in our response by offering groups and workshops that reflect the needs of the community. ISGC is very proud to now offer Caregivers a home. We have designed groups and workshops for their specific needs. Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST, Founder and Director, has been a leader in his field for over thirty-two years. Now, he and his partner, Wanda M. Braveman, Office Manager and Patient Advocate, have reinvented the Center, offering more groups and services to meet the needs of the community! A Certified Diplomate of Sex Therapy, Gender and Sexual Abuse Specialist, and Tantra Educator, Stephen’s work speaks for itself. Stephen’s book, “CPR for Your Sex Life: How to Breathe Life into a Dead, Dying or Dull Sex Life” continues to teach, fascinate and enthrall readers! Stephen has been nationally recognized by the National Organization On Male Sexual Abuse for co-leading the first national retreat for men who have been sexually abused. He has frequently lectured in the public on a variety of abuse issues and his writings and interviews have appeared in such places as Men's Health Magazine, KSBW T.V. and KSGO Radio. He wrote for The Healing Woman Foundation, Treating Abuse Today Journal and the Survivors of Educator Sexual Abuse and Misconduct Emerge Organization. Stephen was the President of the Monterey County Chapter of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, a active member of the American Association of Sex Educators , Counselors and Therapists and The California Coalition On Sexual Offending. Finally, Stephen has taught Sex Therapy courses at Chapman University and Undergraduate Sexuality courses at Hartnell College for many years. Finally, he was the President of the Monterey County Chapter of CAMFT - year 2002.

About My Practice

Office Hours
M-TH: 11 a.m. to 8p.m. Sat. & Sun, workshops/retreats
Private Practice Specializing in Sexuality: Adults Molested as Children (AMAC) Sexual Abuse, Living with a Survivor of Sexual Abuse, Transgender, Sexuality, Sacred Intimacy Tantra, Alternative Lifestyles, Kink & LGBTQ+, Patient Advocacy, Professional Supervision, Caregiver Support, Couples Therapy.
Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone


M.A., Clinical Psychology 1989

Area of Specialty

Alzheimer's Families
Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention
Domestic Violence
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Group Therapy
HIV Related
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Men's Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Transpersonal Psychology
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Diplomate and Supervisor
Languages Spoken

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