About Nicoletta

Nicoletta Heidegger is available for psychotherapy, consulting, education, and media opportunities.

Nicoletta Heidegger


Nicoletta Heidegger is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#110256) practicing in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.

Nicoletta received her BA in Psychology from Stanford University, her MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and her Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Nicoletta is currently pursuing her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener. When not working with clients, Nicoletta serves as the Director of Operations for the Golden Coast Sexual Health Alliance The Sexual Health Alliance (SHA) promotes an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to sexuality with the goal of fostering cooperation and dialogue among diverse professionals. Throughout the year, SHA facilitates communication among sexual health providers, general practitioners and advocates through its signature lecture series, roundtable forums, and educational workshops.

Nicoletta also creates monthly videos about issues relating to sexuality and mental health and puts out weekly content via her growing hit podcast and Live Sirius XM show, Sluts and Scholars. Nicoletta contributes regularly to other columns, podcasts, and blogs about sex, relationships, and mental health including The Stanford Daily, Vice, Livestrong, Swingtowns, Playboy Radio, Rebecca Zahler’s Don’t Waste Your Pretty podcast, Karen Lee Poter’s Sex Talk with My Mom, August McLaughlin’s Girl Boner Radio, Dr. Wendy Walsh, and The Positive Results Corporation. See some of her most recent work here.


09/2015-present Widener University, Chester, PA Masters of Education and PhD in Human Sexuality


06/2015 Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Malibu, CA Master of Arts Program in Clinical Psychology Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy


09/2009-06/2015 Stanford University, Stanford, CA Bachelor of Arts Psychology Honor Roll Magna Cum Laude Member


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As a Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in issues relating to sex, I offer counseling services to couples, individuals, and non-monogamous folx, addressing a wide range of presenting issues from anxiety, to depression, trauma, and relational or intimacy troubles. I do my best to be informed and affirming to diverse populations and welcome sex workers, gender non-binary folx, non monogamous people, and Kink or lifestyle persons.

Though I of course welcome clients at any time in their period of growth, I personally urge clients to seek therapy from a preventative standpoint; just as you would learn to ride a bicycle or drive a car, you can learn to maximize your time, energy, relationships and experiences. You don’t have to wait to come to therapy as a last resort and no issue is too small to merit attention and room for growth.

My expertise and passion is in the field of sex therapy. I offer a nonjudgmental approach and though I often incorporate a family systems orientation (which looks at how your upbringing and experiences have shaped you), I help tailor my counseling services to holistically match your religion, spiritual preferences, and lifestyle.

I also offer writing, consulting, education, and media appearance services to individuals and companies. Get in touch to see how I can help you or your company become more sex and mental health informed.

_What Is Sex Therapy?