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Shamaine Cardoza, LMFT, CST 

Shamaine has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 2008 and is also an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist.  During her career, she has worked with chronically mentally ill adults; intellectually disabled adults; and emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children along with their families.

Shamaine participated in an Advanced Training Program with Doug Braun-Harvey, sexual health author of "Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction".  In addition to this program, Shamaine conducted assessments, provided individual therapy, and co-lead group therapy for Out of Control Sexual Behaviors in a private practice setting.  Shamaine continues to provide assessments and therapy for individuals with OCSB.  However, her practice also includes individual and couples therapy for those struggling with sexual health concerns, intimacy issues, and sexual trauma.


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Mike Giancola, MA, MS, LMFT


Mike has been working with people experiencing Out of Control Sexual Behavior in clinical and community settings since 2005. Mike helps people understand their motivations, conflicts and values around their sexual behavior. Mike takes pride in supporting people and their loved ones during difficult moments in their lives.

Services offered: screening, assessment, and collaborative, sexologically informed outpatient psychotherapy

Mike leads in depth conversations about:

- sexual turn-ons that may provoke shame or secrecy

- ways that people can better align their values with their actions

- relationships to masculinity, and the effects of masculinity

Mike offers services in English, Spanish and Portuguese and is formally trained in the Doug Braun-Harvey/ Michael Vigorito Out of Control Sexual Behavior Pathway Model. 


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Hans Reihling, PhD, LMFT

As a medical anthropologist, Hans has studied the effects of toxic masculinity on men’s relationships and sexual health for over a decade. This work motivated Hans to offer socio-emotional support groups and counseling tailored to men. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Hans offers a safe space for couples to reconnect and offer support for men in overcoming trauma, addiction, and out of control sexual behavior.

Hans' approach is based on research, clinical practice, and personal experience. He started his journey about twenty years ago when he was introduced to mindfulness meditation and later became interested in Tantra. Based on everything he's learned, Hans is convinced that an individual is so much more than the sexual problems they are facing; he looks forward to guiding you on the journey to uncovering your full potential.


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Joseph Severino, PhD

Joseph is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience working as a therapist, researcher, and educator.  In addition to his private practice, he works as a supervisor and trainer at the San Diego LGBT Community Center, and he currently serves as the President of the San Diego Psychological Association.  He earned his bachelor’s degree at Hunter College in New York City and completed his doctorate at the California School of Professional Psychology where he specialized in gender and human sexuality.  His areas of specialty include substance abuse, LGBT issues, gender and gender identity, sexual health, HIV and men with out of control sexual behavior.  He uses a culturally informed, collaborative approach that values and respects diversity and appreciates the impact of marginalization and oppression. He works with individuals of all gender and sexual identities.


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