Stephen L Braveman, LMFT, DST, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey
Founder and Director of the Intimacy, Sexuality & Gender Center of Monterey, California, Stephen has been providing professional top of the field Sex Therapy and Gender Identity Therapy to the Central Coast for over 25 years! ISGC, extensively serves the needs of individuals with sexual dysfunctions, those who have been sexually abused, couples struggling with sexual and intimacy issues, the Transgender/Transsexual community, the LGBT communities and the communities of all other sexual and gender minorities. Stephen also serves Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Compulsivity as well as Sexual Offenders.
Sacred Sexuality/Tantra is taught through both private sessions and in groups. Here at ISGC, Stephen has tailored his Sacred Sexuality/Tantra workshops to meet the needs of the various communities he serves. For example, we have General, Transgender, Sexual Abuse Survivors Couples and Singles Sacred Sexuality/Tantra Workshops. We also offer Sacred Tantra Drumming.
His unique Male Sexual Abuse Survivors Group has been meeting for 25 years. Cited in such places such as Rolling Stone, Newsweek and even the Oprah show, it is the focus of "Boyhood Shadows", a documentary based upon his work. Check out his book "CPR For Your Sex Life", co-authored with Dr. Mildred Brown.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Stephen L Braveman now - (831) 216-6848


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • License No. and State: 28926 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • California Victims of Crime Compensation Program
  • Out of Network
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Stephen L Braveman's Groups

Monterey Transitional Transgender Support

A safe and confidential support group addressing the needs of Trans Women, Trans Men, Gender Queer, Gender Non-Conforming and Intersex People. Pre-op, Post-op and Non-op warmly welcomed! Meets WPATH Standards of Care . Intake required. - Supplemental Group: Womanhood101 - For Transgendered Women. See website for details.

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Care for Caregiver's is a monthly therapy group designed for everyone involved with caregiving, either professional or familial. Led by Stephen and Wanda Braveman and based on her book, "White Knight, Living with Alzheimer's, Moment by Moment" Stephen and Wanda have found a way to humanize caregiving, how to find joy and peace amid the trials, pain and frustration in taking care of another. We explore how to better understand the needs of the patient as well as the caregiver, how to "stay in the moment" with your patient and how to find peace there.

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Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

In this group men find safety, a nurturing place to move beyond pain related to childhood sexual abuse. Participants work through isolation, fear, confusion, depression, low selfesteem and anger with other men who have had similar experiences. Intake required.

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  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender


  • Addiction
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • GenderTherapy
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sacred Intimacy
  • Sex Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017
Stephen L Braveman, LMFT, DST, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey

Stephen L Braveman

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, DST