Discovering the sex life and relationship you want to have - where you feel validated, fully alive, and in alignment with your deepest values - is about becoming aware and learning to pay close attention inside. It is about finding intimacy and vulnerability above all else. It is about learning trust.


My practice is located in Sacramento California, and the East Bay area in Berkeley, California.  I am a sex therapist who loves helping you explore new levels of awareness, self-empowerment, flow, and understanding. My goal is helping you create consensual, safe, pleasurable sex and communication in your relationships. 

I am here to support you in finding your understanding of what love and sex means for you and your relationship, as well as strategies in asking for your what you need, and how to discover what self-worth and validation mean for you. I come from an approach of sexual empowerment and sex-positivity as I help my clients come to a better understanding of their own sexual and intimate needs and boundaries.

Adrian Scharfetter, PhD, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
CA License # 113824

Sacramento Office - 1508 F Street Sacramento, California 95814

Berkeley Office - 1918 Bonita Ave Berkeley California 94704

Phone: (628) 400-6362
Business Hours: Call or Email for Appointments
Facebook: Athenian Counseling


my approach

I specialize in working with individuals suffering from sexual dysfunctions, relationship struggles and infidelities, the impact of stress, anxiety, depression and those going through major life transitions.


appointments & fees

Ready to take the next step? Call now for a free 15 minute consultation to explore how we can work together.

“So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.”
— Alan Watts