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
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.