Don Etkes


Don Etkes


Professions: Life Coach, Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT


1314 Westwood Blvd., Suite 210
Los Angeles, California 90024
414 Yale Ave., Suite G
Claremont, California 91711

My Approach to Helping

"I offer you over 20 years of experience in giving warm caring guidance, offering direct insights into how you might improve the quality of your life. My goal is your happiness. My work is client centered. I want to empower you to be your own therapist. I'll give you life assignments that can help you discover your inner resources for leading a happier life."

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Life Coach
Phone Counselor
Professional Speaker
UCLA trained Sex Therapist
Author of "Loving With Passion"

Donald Etkes is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a phone counselor, professional speaker, hypnotherapist, life coach, and UCLA-trained sex therapist. The author of Loving With Passion: Your Guide to the Joy of Sexual Intimacy, Dr. Etkes holds a PhD in psychology. He has been in private practice in the Los Angeles, California, area for over 20 years. Originally trained as a sec therapist at UCLA, he is credentialed as a psychology instructor for community colleges. Donald has helped industry leaders, celebrities, and everyday people live more fulfilling and balanced lives.

Dr. Etkes is a professional speaker whose speech topics include enhancing your life, the four keys to happiness, becoming a better lover, building successful relationships, increasing your success, and discovering sexual fulfillment. He trains other healing professionals to manage various success, relationship, sexuality, and addiction challenges.

Dr. Etkes hosted a weekly TV show on The Learning Channel (TLC) in 2003. The program, entitled Love U, put engaged couples through various challenges to test their relationships. Couples received grades on the likelihood of a successful marriage at the end of each episode.

Dr. Etkes is a lifetime member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He is also a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

Known as Dr. Don and as a sex therapist to the stars, Dr. Don is an internationally renowned expert who has entertained, inspired, and excited radio and television audiences across the globe. His work has been covered in outlets as diverse as The Washington Post and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

More Info About My Practice

I work on a sliding fee scale. I want you to concentrate on discovering a happier life and not feeling overwhlemed by the cost of therapy.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I'm adept at helping people with sexual issues. I have a very open mind and was trained at UCLA to be a Sex Therapist.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Focusing
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Journey Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Self-Relations Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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