Psychotherapists & Counselors Member List

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  • Adrian Scharfetter, Registered Associate MFT, Ph.D.

  • MFT Associate | IMF78210
  • Anastasia Berezovskaya | Psy.D 25100 (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • http://www.atheniancounseling.com
  • 1508 F Street SACRAMENTO, California 95814
  • 1918 Bonita Avenue, Suite 202, Berkeley CA
  • (628) 400-6362
  • About Adrian Scharfetter Registered Associate MFT, Ph.D.

  • Adult Performers, Alternative Sexuality & Lifestyle, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Creativity, Fetishism, LGBQIA, Polyamory & Alt. Relationship Configurations, Sexual Dysfunction, Trauma/PTSD
  • English
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychoanalytic, Sex Therapy
  • Cisgender Male
  • White/European American
  • Hi, my name is Adrian, and I am very happy to connect with you!
    I am here to walk with you towards finding healing through stress, anxiety, depression, and life transitions, as well as difficulty around sex and sexuality. I am happy to be a present and focused ally during these moments of doubt, frustration, and uncertainty.

    We all have to face numerous challenges that life throws at us. Whether it is difficulty with a loved one, challenges around life transitions or upsetting life circumstances, difficulty around intimacy, sexuality, and feeling “othered” due to these circumstances and identities, or difficulty with our own emotions, we all only have three options: resisting the change, just getting through it, or learning from the challenge and growing a bigger life as a result. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential, listen to your own wisdom, and start leading a life that is more of your own making.

    If you see some way that I can be that person for you, please call or email me.

    What I specialize in:

    Sexuality and Sexual Health and Functioning
    Self-Esteem around Sex and Communicating Needs within your Relationships
    Issues around Sexual Abuse & Sexual Trauma
    Male sexuality and intimacy issues
    Poly, Non Monogamy, and Open Relationship Issues
    Kink, BDSM, and LGBTQAI ally
    Work with Sexual Narcissism and Sexual Power Dynamics. I also focus deeply with issues of:
    Integration help around past experiences with psychedelics and other peak experiences that an individual may find difficulty processing alone
    In short, I do a lot of listening. I hold space for you to explore, without getting in your way. I hear your story, and I am a companion beside you on your journey towards wellness. I build with you a space of safety, understanding, and curiosity. I am also willing to help in therapeutic issues such as depression, anxiety, and relational struggles.