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Lonnie Barbach, Ph.D.

About Dr. Barbach

 Dr Barbach's work as a couple’s therapist for more than three decades and the publication of Going the Distance: Finding and Keeping Lifelong Love crafted with David Geisinger, Ph.D., her partner of 32 years, has defined her as an acknowledged expert on intimate relationships.  Her vast experience with the subject matter as well as her natural communication skills have made Dr. Barbach a much sought after therapist, speaker and media personality.  

  

She has been the recipient of The Millies, Creative Achievement Award; Santa Clara County Psychological Assn. Significant Contributions to the Field of Psychology Through the Media; and The American Medical Writers Assn. Award.

Background

 As one of the first co-directors of clinical training at the University of California San Francisco, Human Sexuality Program, Dr. Barbach created the women's preorgasmic group treatment program.  Considered a pioneer in her field, her dozen books, translated into an equal number of languages, have sold over 4 million copies in the U.S. alone.  She is a life member of the American Psychological Association and is currently Director of Content for Happy Couple, a quiz-style game that takes you from dating to building a healthy and sustainable relationship (happycouple.co

Books

 Her first book, For Yourself: the fulfillment of female sexuality was recently (2012) ranked the #1 self-help book across all surveys carried out by the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology, the major credentialing organization for psychologists.  For Each Other: sharing sexual intimacy was ranked #4. 

  

She has authored books, videos or CDs on the following subjects:   

  • Relationship      Communication
  • Female Sexuality
  • Sexual Desire
  • Erotica
  • Menopause
  • Sex after 50
  • Rapid      Ejaculation
  • Erectile      Dysfunction

Media & Internet Accessible Presentations

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Dr Barbach has appeared on hundreds of local radio and television programs as well as most nationally televised talk shows, many several times, including Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Morning News, Charlie Rose.  Donahue and The Late Show. She had her own bimonthly segment on San Francisco's KPIX Morning Show for more than 18 months.

 

Lonnie Barbach on Sex Therapy with David Bullard

Psychotherapy.net Interview



KQED Forum 88.5 FM Radio with Michael Krasny on Relationships


Sexology with Dr. Moali

How to Please Your Lover, April 2, 2019 


Sexology with Dr. Moali

Demystifying Female Sexuality,  March 7, 2017  


Parent Lab

Chat, Yak, or Attack: The Art of Communication Ep6 Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby


Jessical Higgins:  ERP 184: How to deal with sexual incompatibilities and interview with Dr. Lonnie Barbach


Magazine Articles

Dr. Barbach’s contracted advice columns have appeared in Playgirl Magazine, New Woman Magazine, eternelle Magazine and McCall’s. She was featured as the lead story, her photograph on the cover, of the 25thanniversary edition of San Francisco Magazine.  Articles and excerpts from her books have been published in magazines ranging from Family Circle and Redbook to Cosmopolitan and Men's Health. And her edited compilations of female oriented erotica initiated a new literary genre.      

 


Female Sexuality

For Yourself

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 For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality  - Self help guide for women who want to become orgasmic.  Rated the #1 self-help book, across all surveys by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. .

For Each Other

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  For Each Other: Sharing Sexual Intimacy  - Self help guide for expanding orgasm, heightening sexual desire, and eliminating painful sex.  Rated the #4 self-help book, across all surveys by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.  

Shared Intimacies

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  Shared Intimacies: Women's Sexual Experiences (with Linda Levine)  -  Have you ever wondered about how other women make love?  Shared Intimacies is the result of interviews with women who feel good about sex.   

Women Discover Orgasm

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  Women Discover Orgasm: A Therapist's Guide to a New Treatment Approach  📷  This book is designed for therapists who are leading or want to lead sex therapy groups for preorgasmic women.  

Erotica

Pleasures

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 Pleasures: Women Write Erotica   True erotic stories reveal women's sexuality as it is experienced by the women themselves.  

The Erotic Edge

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 The Erotic Edge: 22 Erotic Stories for Couples  - Explore the differences in erotica when written from a male or female point of view. 

Erotic Interludes

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 Erotic Interludes: Tales Told by Women  - This passionate and provocative, finely crafted anthology of erotic fiction was written by women aged 23 to 58.  

Seductions

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 Seductions: The Art of Erotic Persuasion  - From the subtle to the graphic, the stories showcased cover the full spectrum of sexual experiences. 

Turn Ons

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  Turn Ons: Pleasing Yourself While You please Your Lover Original and exciting ways to please your lover accompanied by erotic vignettes.  

Other Books

Relationships

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  Going the Distance: Finding and Keeping Lifelong Love (with David Geisinger, Ph.D.) - This is not just another marriage manual; it is an essential guide to navigating life's potentially most fulfilling and exciting journey - Mateship.  

Menopause

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The Pause: Postive Approaches to Perimenopause and Menopause    Shows women how to effectively manage this period of hormonal transition to make it one of the most productive and fulfilling years of their lives. 

Male Sexuality

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 The Intimate Male: Candid Discussions about Women, Sex & Relationships (with Linda Levine)  Men who feel good about their sexuality talk openly about their most intimate sexual relationships. 

Videos and CDs

Sex after 50

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 Sex after 50 -  Video about how aging can affect sexual functioning and what you can do about it. 

Falling in Love Again

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  Falling in Love Again: Marital Enhancement Workbook and video Program  -  Uses real couples talking about real problems coupled with a step-by-step five stage program with personal workbooks.  

Lasting Longer

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  Lasting Longer (hypnosis CD with Joel Block)  - Exercises coupled with hypnotic techniques to help end rapid ejaculation.  

Maintaining Pleasure

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   Maintaining Pleasure (hypnosis CD with Joel Block)  - Exercises and hypnotic techniques help to overcome erectile dysfunction by teaching you how to focus on pleasure rather than performance.  



 


 

 

Media & Internet Accessible Presentations

  

Dr Barbach has appeared on hundreds of local radio and television programs as well as most nationally televised talk shows, many several times, including Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Morning News, and Charlie Rose. She had her own bimonthly segment on San Francisco's KPIX Morning Show for more than 18 months.


Psychotherapy.net

http://www.psychotherapy.net/interview/lonnie-barbach-sex-therapy


KQED Forum 88.5 FM Radio

Relationships

http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201108041000

 
Sexology with Dr. Moali

How to Please Your Lover, April 2, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2TrIKh_MTY

 

Sexology with Dr. Moali

Demystifying Female Sexuality,  March 7, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNNUtjkzR_A


Parent Lab

Chat, Yak, or Attack: The Art of Communication Ep6 Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

https://soundcloud.com/parent-lab/kit-14-chat-yak-or-attack/s-NkSXs?in=parent-lab/sets/kit-14-chat-yak-or-attack-the-art-of-communication/s-WxrI6
 

Dr. Barbach’s contracted advice columns have appeared in Playgirl Magazine, New Woman Magazine, eternelle Magazine and McCall’s. She was featured as the lead story, her photograph on the cover, of the 25thanniversary edition of San Francisco Magazine.  Articles and excerpts from her books have been published in magazines ranging from Family Circle and Redbook to Cosmopolitan and Men's Health. And her edited compilations of female oriented erotica initiated a new literary genre.      

TESTIMONIALS

 Quotes from letters of appreciation:

   I think of you often as my life gets more wonderful each day.  My love for Bob (and attraction to him) continue to grow as well....I remain forever grateful to you for guiding me in the right direction.
 

    I feel fortunate I had such a "strong" woman as a therapist that could help me thru such murky, ever changing stages. I was slow, but at last it's coming together and it feels really good and I owe it to you!  
 

    I can't thank you enough for the help you've given me since we met.  I've never met a "doctor" I've like seeing as much as you.  I actually look forward to my appointment and leave feeling better each time.  ... Thank you for your wisdom. ...I never thought I'd come this far.
 

   I often think:  just how out-of-touch I was.  Amazing!!! You hung-in with me ... You were my STAR.  You stayed with me thru hell.  Again, I thank you so and those close to you who had to deal with all those CALLS - Much Appreciation.
 

   Thank you Lonnie Barbach.  I am 42 years old.  10 years ago I had my first orgasm with "For Yourself" beside me. ...You and your book made the difference!  It has been a great 10 years!  Thanks!
 

  I just had to write you to let you know how much your book "The Pause" has become a part of my life.  Sometimes I feel that if I didn't have that book, I'd be going crazy.  The valuable medical information that it contains has become a reference that I sometimes read over and over again.
 

   I have just finished reading your book Going the Distance and feel so excited by it that I just had to write and tell you.  It has helped me work successfully through so many situations in my very new marriage, and for that I say a HUGE thank you.
 

   I want to thank you, first of all, for the book Pleasures.  Before I read it, the erotic writing I had seen had been written almost exclusively by men.  My subjective experience and my view of what was erotic were so different from what they were describing that I concluded I was strange.  In Pleasures I found my experience described, as well as experiences that were not mine but were recognizable as ones I could imagine having.  This was very freeing for me.

    I am writing to thank you for writing The Pause, and to tell you how much the book means to me. ...Your book has truly improved the quality of my life.
 

   I had to write to thank you for your wonderful book, "The Pause".  ...I shall recommend your book(s) with enthusiasm to other women.  Many thanks for telling it like it is.
 

   What a delight it is to have the opportunity to contact you.  Over the years, I have read your books starting with For Yourself, many years ago.  I have also seen and read many of your interviews and think you are a fabulous inspiration!!!
 

  First let me tell you how much I like The Pause.  Of all the books out on the topic I found it the most interesting and most importantly, the most useful.  I have recommended it to many clients and friends and hope you do well with it. As far as I'm concerned it was a gift to all of us.
 

   I am writing  to tell you how much I enjoyed your book, The Erotic Edge. I have to say some of the stories were out of this world
 

  Over the years I have been impressed with your growth as a therapist.  You have learned a lot from your various training  experience and clients and you have become -- wise is the only word I have for it. ...This is a serious compliment.  I'm not a flatterer.  Just wanted you to know I think you're the best.
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Lonnie Barbach, Ph.D.

60 Palm Way Mill Valley, CA 94941 US

(415) 383-0755 DrBarbach@Lonniebarbach.com

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