Hi, I’m Corinne.
I’m a relationship coach and sex coach.
I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. I work with clients from around the world.
I’ve been professionally coaching individuals and couples in relationship and sexuality since 2007 and have studied this core aspect of human experience. I synthesize multiple sexual modalities to create tailored experiences that meet each client’s unique set of needs and goals.
I’m a Certified Relationship and Sexual Empowerment Coach, Sex Educator, and Certified Hypnotherapist with a Solution Focused approach to sexuality and relationship.
As a Relationship and Sexual Empowerment Coach I offer you a nurturing experience of loving attention in an online therapeutic environment that is safe and confidential. Authentic human connection is what I practice and invite from my clients in every session. Authentic connection is the foundation to any relationship you care about.
My clients span every age, ethnicity, sexual diversity and orientation. Whoever you are, and however you express yourself sexually, you are welcome and safe with me.
Love Notes, What Clients are saying
“My partner and I read an article in a magazine that Corinne wrote called Positively Kinky. We were intrigued by the topic and thought it would be great to learn some new things together. It took us a few months before we set up our first session. We ended up doing the 6 session package to learn about erotic power exchange.
In short, what we learned about ourselves changed how we relate sexually.
I’ve never used the word fun to describe sex before, but I do now!”
“I came to see Corinne because I lacked confidence in starting to date again. She asked questions that led me to some insights that really impacted how I relate to women and sexuality. Her kindness and acceptance made it possible for me to get real about some issues I’ve been skirting around for a long time. “
“I didn’t know what to expect in seeing a somatic sex coach but by the end of our session I realized so much about the disconnect I had between my words and my body. It’s like they were saying two different things. Corinne saw what was happening in my body before I do. I found her to be very professional and insightful. I don’t talk to people about my sex life often but when I do I’ll have no hesitation recommending Corinne’s coaching expertise.”
“My partner was desperate for me to understand why I was lacking interest in sex so he bought me some sessions with Corinne. Working with Corinne opened my eyes to the part of me I was hiding from my partner and the world for that matter.
She took me through some exercises that helped me see what was holding me back. At first it felt like a pit in my stomach but by the end of our work together that pit was gone and my natural erotic energy began to flow again.”
“I wanted coaching that was more than solving problems. I wanted to be inspired to learn new things with the hope my boyfriend would follow my lead. By the time he joined us in our third session he couldn’t believe how different I was in the therapy room than I was at home. He was thrilled to see a different side of me that actually looked at him with desire again.”
“Working with Corinne was a deep opening and permission to fully explore all of myself with my partner. To take sex to a place where I ask for what I want, and my desires are on par with my partner’s was deeply satisfying. I have always found pleasure in pleasuring my partner, but now that pleasure is also for me in a bigger and more demonstrative way.”
“Corinne is extremely knowledgeable, deeply approachable, warm and sensitive. She reads body language keenly and intuits exactly what the client needs next. It’s a pleasure to be on the receiving end of her coaching skills. Not only is she all this, but she’s a ton of fun! I left our sessions more empowered, more centered and more rooted in my sexual journey and ready to continue the exploration and connection with my partner, taking our love and relationship to places I’ve only dreamed of.”
“Working with Corinne gave me permission to further explore my sexual journey and thus, these sessions were the very best thing my boyfriend and I could do for our relationship. We learned to explore boundaries, deepen our communication and enhance the play we love so much, which was a gift that will continue unfolding.”
“Working with Corinne allowed me to really explore what I wanted when it comes to sex. Our work together gave me permission to claim exactly what I desired, which has enhanced the pleasure I receive from my partner and also widely expanded the pleasure I give to him.”
“This was meaningful to me because first, I was ready to go further in my sexual journey and throughout the sessions I received gigantic permission to really own my sexuality, express more openly what turns me on and thus to explore more intimately my personal psychology. In addition, these sessions mattered because the openness, the communication and the confidence I received has rippled out into all areas of my life.”
“If you are open to exploring and understanding more of your psyche and your partner’s, you will receive so much more than instruction in working with Corinne. She is a guide, a mentor and a wise woman whose purpose is to give permission to open up and explore sex and intimacy.”
“It is very personal to work with a coach and my mindset at the start was that this is an opportunity to enhance what is already wonderful with my sex life, and get to the bottom of the things that could work better. Why not make it even better? After all, even Olympic athletes have coaches, so why not go for the gold!”
“I had a host of issues after breast cancer that made me feel like I never wanted to have sex again. I even began to wonder if I wanted to stay married to avoid having to deal with it. I’m happy to say I’m still married and so grateful that I decided to take action. I feel closer to my husband than I have in years by learning more about ourselves and how to comfortably talk about sex.”
“I am deeply appreciative of what you are doing for me by totally realigning my mindset on sex. Your caring and openness about sex itself is completely new to me. You have given me a whole new vocabulary, maybe not of new words, but how to use them comfortably. Even more than demystifying the topic, you are enabling me to approach a partner straightforwardly and not on tiptoes.”
“I had intentionally suspended all expectations and anticipation before coming to see you today. Good thing cause you would have blown them out of the box. You led me to some deep, important and brilliant insights that I would never have discovered on my own. Thank you.
I can’t wait till next week.”
“I wish I would have started this conversation many years ago. Thank you for asking all the right questions. I feel so much lighter in even beginning to look at parts of my life that haven’t been working for me for a long time.”
“After breast cancer treatment I was at a loss with how to return to a healthy sex life with my husband. I knew what the doctors told me about it but felt I needed more personal help in working through my concerns. Corinne was so helpful in laying the groundwork for that to happen. My husband joined us for a few sessions, and we both actually feel like we have a better sex life now than we did before. Along with all the practical things to know, Corinne helped us understand how to work with our differences with better communication, empathy and listening to each other. We know more about each other now than we ever have.”
“Thank you so much for last night! I really appreciate the care and thought you put into the evening for group. There was a wealth of information presented and I know the ladies really appreciated it, as did I.”
“I first walked into Corinne’s office knowing what I was afraid of and knowing what I needed. She made me comfortable enough to ask for it from my partner. Then she heard beyond the words I used to ask her for help and empowered me to heal myself. This was the single most powerful healing activity I have ever engaged in. The benefits have endured and people who know me notice a positive change in my face and my attitude.”
“Corinne, I noticed your name and picture on Linked-In and remembered the kind soul who guided me expertly and compassionately through a difficult life change years ago. I remember the talks in your garden and the sense of rejuvenation, and freedom that you returned to my life. I would just like to finally say a heartfelt thank you for all that you’ve done for me and continue to do for others. You’ve found your true dharma and this is indeed a blessing for all.”
“Sex is not a topic that gets discussed often at an intimate personal level. Cultural and religious taboos, personal hang ups, embarrassment, discomfort with the language and vocabulary of sex can make the conversation almost impossible. The first lesson I got from Corinne was to put all of that behind me; nothing was off the table as long as I was honest about it. Having Corinne as a coach was critical to understanding myself better and my relationship to sex.”
Now I know I can ask for something and he knows how to step up and give it to me. Even if it’s just holding me and calming me down, he knows how to get me out of my work mode back into my body and softer side. If we try to have sex before that happens it never works. Now I feel like there’s nothing we can’t talk about and work through.
My boyfriend told me on our second date that he was into bondage. I didn’t know anything about that world so it made me nervous. Working with Corinne turned our exploring into a beautiful experience of bonding, so to speak. She taught us how to slow down and how to listen to each other. Now I’m the one suggesting new things to explore.
I used to think that BDSM was all about pain, either causing it or receiving it but now my awareness around sensation has widened…It’s created a lot of trust between us. And my partner loves that I trust him. A very deep sense of love and closeness has come out of our work with Corinne. She taught us what it means to be a ‘turned on couple’.
My Garden of Learning
- Trained in the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy at The Couple’s Institute
- Practitioner of The Somatica Method
- Practitioner of The Somatica Method for Couples
- Transformational Coaching with Keith Merron
- Certified in PTSD and Trauma Repair with Mark Tyrell
- Trained in Hakomi for Couples with Rob Fisher
- ACHE Certified Hypnotherapist, Hypnotherapy Training Institute (with a focus on Sexuality)
- Certified Relationship Coach – Strategic Intervention
- 15 years of extensive training in the alternative sexual worlds of kink and BDSM
- Trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Elliott Connie
- Trained in Emotional Freedom Technique by Gary Craig
- Trained by Dr. Betty Martin, Quadrants of Consent, Conscious Touch, and Asking for What You Want
- Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
- Certified Massage Therapist with a focus on the healing art of touch
- Certified Urban Tantra Teacher by Barbara Carrellas
In addition, I draw on these teachings of sex and intimacy in my work with clients:
- Attachment Therapy by Dr. Sue Johnson
- The work of Couple’s Therapist Esther Perel
- Hakomi Therapy
- Peter Levine’s work with Trauma through Somatic Experiencing
- Miss Jaiya’s Paths to Passion and Erotic Blueprints
- Jack Morin’s study of The Erotic Mind
- Senior Sex with Joan Price
- Dr.Wilhelm Reich’s Orgasmic Breathwork
- Mantak Chia Taoist Sexual Orgasmic Practices for men and women
- Steve and Vera Bodansky’s work with female extended orgasm
- Betty Dodson’s trailblazing work with masturbation and solo sex
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Our lives are filled with rituals we inherited from our upbringing as well as rituals we’ve created that are unique to our own lives. Even the most mundane daily activities, like sharing a morning coffee or lighting a candle at dinner, can be elevated to a ritual by empowering the purpose of that activity and bringing meaning to our actions. What rituals do we honor in our relationships that bring meaning and purpose to our actions? The answer to that question is unique to each couple.
Nurturing Your Inner Child for Self-Compassion & Relationship Bliss.
We are, walking, talking memory machines. We draw information from old memories and apply it to our present-day decisions. Every pleasure we’re drawn to, every pain we avoid, every relationship dynamic or conflict is drawing from these memories to guide us in how we react to experiences, physically and emotionally, in the present moment. Interestingly, the memories that most impact our adult emotional state took place long ago, when challenging childhood experiences began to form our strategies for surviving in a dangerous world.
Rekindling Emotional and Physical Intimacy Through Tantra
Tantra/Slow Sex is an antidote to porn-driven sexual style so often represented in adult entertainment. Making love in the Tantric way means to be fully present with your sex partner. It asks us to bring our full attention to each moment. In Tantric lovemaking, there is no goal to be reached, and no race toward orgasm. Instead, there is complete attention to each touch, each breath and each sensation. The ancient practice of Tantra is in many respects the foundation of what we now commonly refer to as mindfulness. Tantric love-making is mindful sex.