Don ( "Dr Don" ) Etkes,PhD, MFT

Don ( "Dr Don" ) Etkes,PhD, MFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Sex Therapist, Addictions Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT
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Fees: $65+ SLIDING FEE.
Free Initial Consultation
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1314 Westwood Blvd., Suite 210
Los Angeles, California 90024
414 Yale Ave., Suite G
Claremont, California 91711

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My Approach to Helping

"I offer you over 30 years of experience in giving warm caring nonjudgmental guidance, offering direct insights into how you could improve the quality of your life. My goal is your happiness. My help is client centered. I want to empower you to be your own therapist and make great decisions. I'll show you new ways to discover your inner strength for getting the life you want. Please contact me now."

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 30 years. Originally trained as a sex 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 had a weekly TV show on The Learning Channel (TLC) in 2003. The program, entitled "Love U" ( Love University ) 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 certified Sex Therapist trained at UCLA.

Known as Dr. Don, he is an internationally recognized expert who has entertained, inspired, and excited radio and television audiences across the globe. His expertise has been published in outlets as diverse as The Washington Post and Cosmopolitan.

More Info About My Practice

VIDEO & PHONE $65+ SLIDING FEE. I want you to concentrate on learning how to get a better life and not feeling overwhlemed by the cost of therapy.

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

I'm helped thousands of people cope with relationship Issues, stress, depression, addictions, sexual functioning concerns and sex addiction. I have an open nonjudgmental mind and caring heart.

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Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples, Individuals, LGBT, Adolescents, Seniors, College Students.

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

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