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That was then, this is now. 

Dr. Holly helps survivors of sexual trauma live passionate, pleasure-filled lives through sexual wellness and relationship coaching.

She currently treats women, men, transgender and non-binary identified individuals, as well as straight and gay couples in traditional relationships, and those that identify as open or polyamorous. Treatment options are extensive and include self-guided courses, group sessions, traditional weekly sessions, and monthly checks-ins.

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Dr. Holly leads survivors through a series of grounding exercises meant to calm the nervous system and open to the idea of pleasure.


Reclaiming Pleasure

Are you a survivor of sexual trauma? Join Dr. Holly to learn how to move beyond simply surviving to actually living. Learn how to better understand your trauma, build healthy relationships, and so much more.

Reclaiming Pleasure includes several options to suit your time and budget.

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What to Expect


Coaching is not the same as therapy. Therapy is focused on connecting experiences and traumas of your past in order to better inform your present state, while coaching is aligning your present state to reach your future goals. If you're interested in pursuing therapy with Dr. Holly, please click here.

Sexual wellness and relationship coaching is a collaborative process that is present and future-oriented and uses action-driven, solution-focused techniques to encourage and promote both growth and change. Successful outcomes are dependent upon the client's willingness to clearly define goals, implement recommended strategies or techniques, and give feedback on your experience. As your sexual wellness and relationship coach, Dr. Holly will help you identify your strengths and develop them. You will be given homework after each session to address your sexual or relational concerns. She will be honest, ask direct questions, and offer recommendations based on her experience to help you move forward toward reaching your goals. Coaching is offered both to individuals and couples residing anywhere in the U.S. or abroad. 

Coaching assumes a current state of mental health, and is currently not a regulated industry. It is not psychotherapy or counseling, and sessions should not serve as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, or mental health care. If at any point during your work together Dr. Holly feels that you require a higher level of care and may be better served by another medical or mental health provider, she will discuss this with you directly and assist you in finding an appropriate provider.


 Dr. Holly Richmond

is one of North America’s leading sex therapists, serving women, men, couples and gender-diverse individuals for relationship and sexuality issues. She counsels a broad range of clients including Hollywood’s elite and prominent corporate clientele, and offers consultation services with psychotherapy interns and other therapists. Dr. Richmond works from a sex positive approach, meaning: “all sex is good sex as long as it’s consensual and pleasurable.” She is committed to helping her clients feel better—mind and body—not just behave differently.
Her therapeutic relationships are built on strong rapport, trust, non-judgment and acceptance, though she is directive and results oriented, not simply supportive. Her objective is to help clients meet their goals and move through the therapy process as quickly as possible.

Dr. Holly’s book, Reclaiming Pleasure: A Sex-Positive Guide for Moving Past Sexual Trauma and Living a Passionate Life (New Harbinger) is a groundbreaking examination of both somatic and psychological factors in survivor’s’ recovery.

Dr. Holly has been quoted in publications and media outlets including The New York Times, Prevention, CNN, Shape, Health, Forbes, Wired, NBC, A Current Affair, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and Women’s Health. She is also a recognized writer and media specialist, with over 500 published works since beginning her career in journalism in 1994.

Coaching Options

Reclaiming Pleasure: The Course

This course is a personalized experience in which Dr. Holly presents concepts and exercises--written and body-based--for you to apply at a tempo that’s right for you. The course follows her coaching model and allows you to engage with videos rather than just words.

This course will help you:

  • More deeply and accurately understand your trauma
  • Make sense of your symptoms
  • Rebuild healthy relationships
  • Rediscover--or perhaps discover for the first time--your best sexual self
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Group Sessions

Therapy is incredibly important, but it isn’t always accessible. A quality therapist can cost hundreds of dollars per session, many insurances don’t cover them, and it can take years to unpack the past. This is why Dr. Holly offers group coaching sessions with the express purpose of creating an intimate space for sharing and reflection.

Group sessions will offer:

  • Individual time in consultation with Dr. Holly
  • An opportunity to connect with peers
  • shameless space for cultivating authenticity
  • Honest talk about sex and relationships after surviving sexual trauma
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Private Sessions

If private sessions are what you prefer, Dr. Holly has a limited number of spots available for one-on-one sessions, and for couples wishing to dive in. Private sessions can be scheduled for 50 or 80 minutes.

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Reclaiming Pleasure: The Book

“Finally, a smart and truly helpful book for survivors who want to experience sexual pleasure, passion, and joy. These are your right, and Holly Richmond will help you access them.”

-- Wednesday Martin, PhD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untrue and Primates of Park Avenue

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