MEET THE TEAM

Hi, I’m Kayna.

I’m not just a specialist, I struggled with a physically (+ emotionally) painful sex life too for over a decade.

Even though I was a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Sex Therapist, there weren’t obvious answers for relief in textbooks, lectures, or courses. But I wasn’t going to settle for a mediocre (painful) sex life. I dug deep, spending years and thousands of hours studying a wide range of healing modalities to find solutions that actually worked.

After a mind-blowing amount of personal and professional research and feeling like a totally new person when it came to my sex life I finally created the NeuroSomatic Method™ for Sex Therapy & Coaching for you: a trauma-informed model for sex therapy and intervention.

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Kayna Cassard

As an entrepreneur, I poured hundreds of thousands into coaching programs, transforming into the CEO I am today. These crucial lessons were absent from my Clinical Psychology Masters Program.

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Recognizing the potential, I integrated these skills into my client work, leading to remarkable progress for them and allowing us to help more people in ways that fit their lifestyles and budgets.

MY CREDENTIALS.

Bachelors of Arts, Psychology
University of California, Santa Barbara

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
Pepperdine University

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Kayna Ambroz – CA#87291

Sex Therapist & CliniCoach ©

Certified Trauma Therapist
Trauma Resource Institute

NeuroSomatic Method Sexual Solutions Coach™

CEO & Founder of Sex, Answered™

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We help clients struggling with painful or dissatisfying sex lives shift from burnout and disappointments, to hope and new possibilities.

MEET OUR CLINICIANS.

Elizabeth Hawkins
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ELIZABETH “ELLE” HAWKINS,
MSW, LCSW (THEY/THEM)

AASECT CERTIFIED SEX THERAPIST, EMDR THERAPIST & CLINICAL SUPERVISOR | Licensed in Calif LCSW #85916, Texas LCSW #108914 + Florida LCSW #SW21985

Elle’s expertise includes trauma and diverse populations including chronic illness, gender spectrum, disabilities, survivors of domestic violence, substance use and grief.

Their passion for sex therapy is rooted in helping others to break free from how we “should” show up and move toward authentic and joyful connection and expression. Elle is trained in sex therapy, attachment theory and somatic interventions, and EMDR.

“When not working, you can find me exploring and eating my way through new cities and areas. I’ve been living nomadically for the past 2+ years and I’ve loved getting to know so many places across the continent.”

SIDNEY GEORGE,  MA, AMFT (SHE/THEY)
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SIDNEY GEORGE,
MA, AMFT (SHE/THEY)

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE SEX THERAPIST | Registered in Calif #137197, SUPERVISED BY ELIZABETH HAWKINS, LCSW (CA #85916)

Sidney chose to specialize in sex therapy after experiencing and witnessing the impact shame and anxiety has on people’s sexual practices and desires.

She is experienced in working with survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence, queer and trans folks, individuals along the monogamy-polyamory spectrum, as well as anyone identifying as kinky or sex-inquisitive.

Sidney is dedicated to helping clients discover their authentic expression and uncovering what brings them sexual fulfillment and excitement.

JESSICA “JESSIE” HOFFER,  MSW, ACSW
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JESSICA “JESSIE” HOFFER,
MSW, ACSW (She/Her)

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE SEX THERAPIST & PELVIC PAIN SPECIALIST

Jessie is a Sex Therapist whose passion was ignited during her previous career in pelvic floor physical therapy. Holding a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California, Jessie integrates her background in social work and kinesiology (human movement) to specialize in mind-body psychotherapy.

She uses a collection of unique somatic practices and pain psychology techniques to help you connect more confidently to your body and sexuality. As a Sexual Solutions Coach, Jessie leads our monthly Sex & Somatics workshops, exploring the profound mind-body connection through the use of breathwork, stretching, and movement to release tension held in the body, paving the way for relief and possible pleasure.

When not working, you can find Jessie taking dance classes, hiking, enjoying time with friends and family, or listening to Beyoncé on repeat.

Jessie empowers clients to unravel tension from past experiences and embrace their strengths.

Ryan Becker Cassard Center
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Ryan Becker,
MA, AMFT, (She/they)

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE SEX THERAPIST | Registered in Calif #143782, SUPERVISED BY ELIZABETH HAWKINS, LCSW (CA #85916)

Ryan is a Sex Therapist who is inspired to challenge societal expectations that dictate who people are sexually and how they share intimacy. Ryan is dedicated to opposing norms and validating others’ sexual identities and experiences while encouraging sexual autonomy. She specializes in working with chronic pain sufferers and queer and neurodivergent populations. Ryan is kink and ethical non-monogamy-affirming.

Ryan utilizes a trauma-informed Feminist-Multicultural framework along with others such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and somatic strategies to work holistically with you. She aims to create an empathetic therapeutic relationship where you feel respected, validated, seen, and in control of your journey.

In her free time, Ryan spends a lot of time being creative through drawing, fabric arts, or making music. She also enjoys spending time in nature by hiking and camping, horseback riding, and racing sailboats. Ryan also loves dancing, reading, and playing video games.

Ryan has dedicated herself to authenticating experiences while supporting individual autonomy.

WORK WITH SOMEONE WHO TRULY GETS IT

Sexual issues lasting longer than 6 months need a trauma-informed neurosomatic approach to sex therapy + intervention.

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Psychotherapy
Program + Intensives

Coaching
Program

TRAUMA + EMDR
SEX THERAPY

Support
Groups

Self-paced
Courses

ALL OF YOUR SEX QUESTIONS HAVE ANSWERS.

Book a Consultation Call with Kayna for an in-depth assessment and your personalized action plan.