Meet Kamara

Kamara McAndrews, MA, LMFT, CST, DAACS
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist

I am a psychotherapist with an expertise in sex, marriage, and intimacy issues. In my private practice, I use a tailored approach to help individuals, couples, and families identify problems and their causes. Together, we work toward solving them so you can feel more ease — and reach your highest potential.

I have a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I am a Diplomate of American Association of Certified Sexologists and a Certified Sex Therapist through the America Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapist. Some of the issues I treat include:

  • anxiety disordersHDEN44842
  • depression
  • relationship & family issues
  • grief/loss
  • drug and alcohol addiction & recovery
  • spirtual/life shifts
  • life altering events

As a AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, I specialize in helping people with a wide range of issues, including:

  •  pelvic pain
  • gap in desire
  • IVF
  • affairs
  • LGBT and poly/swing/open relationships
  • transitioning from FTM/MTF
  • ED/RE/PE
  • post-prostrate cancer rehabilitation
  • performance anxiety
  • sexual abuse recovery
  • post-addiction sexuality

In my psychotherapy sessions, I tailor my approach to meet your needs. To this end, I incorporate many modalities into my therapy practice, including Non-Violent Communication, Existential, Mindfulness, 4-D Wheel, Sensate Focus, Gestalt, Family Systems, Imago dialogue, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and various approaches to differentiation. I attend workshops throughout the year to complete my continuing education requirements and stay on top of our everchanging needs in society.

I teach and train in the 4-D Wheel approach and here is a short video of our Esalen workshop:

EDUCATION

Marriage Family Therapist. California License no. 36101, 1999. Colorado License no. 702. 2005.
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist.
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, 2014-Present.
Masters of Arts in Psychology in Clinical, Feminist, Multicultural and LGBT Studies. New College of California, 1995.
Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in Art. 
San Francisco State University, 1989.
Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Sexologists. The Colorado School for Family Therapy, 2007.
Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR). AASECT Approved, Presenter: Eli Coleman, Ph.D. Phoenix, AZ. May 13-14, 2009.
Spousal/Partner Abuse and Domestic Violence: Clinical Issues. The Colorado School for Family Therapy, Presenter: Evelyn Leslie, LMFT, RPt, CAC III, DAACS Aurora, CO. June 2, 2007.
Marriage and Family Studies: Human Sexuality I: Human Sexuality and Couple Subsystem Dynamics. The Colorado School for Family Therapy Aurora, CO. fall 2006.
Marriage and Family Studies: Human Sexuality II: Disorders and Dysfunctions. The Colorado School for Family Therapy Aurora, CO. winter 2007.
Marriage and Family Studies: Human Sexuality III: Medical and Physiological Issues. The Colorado School for Family Therapy Aurora, CO. Spring 2007.
Marriage and Family Studies: Human Sexuality IV: Sexual Abuse, Deviance, and Trauma. The Colorado School for Family Therapy Aurora, CO Spring 2007.
Marriage and Family Therapy: Supervised Clinical Practicum for Sex Therapy. The Colorado School for Family Therapy Aurora, CO. Summer 2007
Advances in Sex Therapy: Dealing with the Most Difficult Clinical Issues. Professional Psych Seminars San Rafael, CA. July 11, 2004.
“Constructing the Sexual Crucible: Integrating Sexual & Marital Therapy”. CAMFT Conference, Presenter: David Schnarch, Ph. D. San Rafael, CA. Feb. 21, 1998.
San Francisco Sex Information Intensive Training. SFSI San Francisco, CA. April, 10, 1996.
San Francisco State University. Human Sexuality. San Francisco, CA. 1988

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