Education and Training

  • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists)
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • M.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • B.S. in Psychology
  • Certified Clinical Sexologist
  • Certified in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Disorders
  • Professional Sex Coach
  • Fellowship Training in Sexual Addiction-Compulsivity Treatment
  • Expanding Sex Therapy (Integrating Sexuality and Spirituality) Practitioner

About Dr. Shannon Chavez

Licensed Psychologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in California

Shannon Chavez Qureshi, PsyD, CST  is a nationally recognized expert, therapist, and educator specializing in “all things sexuality” including help for menwomenLGBTQIA, and couples; sex education for conservative religious and cultural groups; and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California (PSY26924) with a private practice (SHAPE Center) where she works with individuals and couples through therapy, coaching, workshops, and retreats.

Learn about her approach to sex therapy here.

Dr. Chavez is also a national speaker on sexual health and has been featured on major news, radio, and television programs as a sex and relationship expert.

She has been featured in the New York Times, GQ, HuffPost, InStyle, CosmopolitanGlamour, Women’s HealthMen’s Health, and Well+Good. 

She works with various organizations as a presenter, spokesperson, media commentator, and consultant on health and wellness.

A Mind-Body Approach to Sexual Health and Pleasure Enhancement

Helping individuals and couples overcome their misconceptions and barriers toward better sexual health