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I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Spiritual and Depth Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. I received my basic EMDR training and have pursued additional training in sexology and somatic sex education. I am fluent in Spanish and am currently studying Andean Medicine and Herbalism with the Escuela de Medicina Andina in Chile. 

In my free time, I love to dance, spend time in nature, read philosophical and political literature, and spend time with my friends, cats, and partners. Prioritizing self-care and community-care keeps me grounded and energized. I have found pleasure to be an indispensable ally in my own process of healing from trauma.

About Elena Equsquiza, AMFT

All too often, sex and spirit are completely neglected in the therapy room. When I tell people my primary therapeutic focuses are sexuality and spirituality, I am typically met with confusion. For many, these two aspects of life are entirely unrelated. What’s more, sex and spirit are almost entirely split off from one another within the collective unconscious. This split can leave us feeling empty, and we may struggle to find meaning in our lives. Yet I have found sexual and spiritual crises seem to go hand in hand, and tending to both our erotic and spiritual needs is essential in our pursuit of wholeness.

My goal as a therapist is to help you reclaim your birthright to sexual and spiritual liberation. I facilitate this process by integrating the principles of spiritual and depth psychology, feminist and mujerista psychology, liberation psychology, EMDR, and narrative therapy. Prioritizing pleasure is a radical act of resistance in a society that works to grind down our spirits and rob us of our joy. Together we can identify and challenge the oppressive forces that are stopping you from feeling fully alive.

I am open to working with couples, individuals, and adolescents from all walks of life. I especially love working with clients who resist sexual repression by embracing expansive sexual identities. I welcome people practicing ethical non-monogamy, sex workers, kinksters, and members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. As a Peruvian-American woman, I love to explore the challenges and strengths that come with multicultural identity. I believe my role as a therapist requires me to address the way ideas about race, gender, sexuality, size, ability, and class shape individual experience. When we realize we are not solely responsible for our shortcomings, but rather it is our oppressed position within society that causes distress, we can reclaim our power and begin to heal.

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Areas of Focus

Ethical Non-Monogamy

Sex Work

BDSM & Kink


Sex and Relationship Concerns

Mindfulness & Spirituality

Latinx Therapy

Complex Trauma

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