CA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #50718), human sexuality professor, sex columnist, past president of the Western Region for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) with a Doctor of Human Sexuality degree (D.H.S.) from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS). My philosophy is centered on empathetic, sex-positive support with a special emphasis on pleasure enhancement. People deserve erotic fulfillment within their relationships & a place to explore ways to live a more authentic & enjoyable sexual lifestyle free of guilt, shame, & self-judgment.
My work with erotic communities focuses on lifestyle introduction, exploration, & acceptance of unique of sexual expression, processing interpersonal relationships & experiences such as identity formation, coming out, & internalized anxieties for individuals, couples, & families of GQQ, Straight, Ally, BDSM, kink, fetish, sex work, adult industry, alternative sexual expression, poly, people of unique gender identities, orientations, & erotic communities.
My work with sex therapy/sexual concern clients focuses on anxiety reduction, mindfulness, challenging sexual discomfort, sensate focus exercises, & pleasure education using insight-oriented psychotherapy methods for erection difficulties, early/premature ejaculation, performance anxiety, inhibited/delayed ejaculation, pre-orgasmia, low sexual desire, intimacy difficulties, communication problems, & partner relational concerns.
Call or Email Hernando Chaves for a free phone consultation now - (310) 707-1864


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: University of San Diego
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: 50718 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): up to $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check


  • Sex Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Gay Issues


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • GQQ, Ally, Poly, BDSM, Kink, Alt, Fetish
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2015
Hernando Chaves, MFT, DHS, Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills

Hernando Chaves

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, DHS