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Dr. Leyla Gulcur, Ph.D.

Multicultural sex and relationship therapist


You might be thinking: is multicultural sex and relationship therapy right for me?

You may struggle with your sexual identity, feel stuck in a passionless marriage, experience performance anxiety, have trouble feeling pleasure, or are distressed because you and your partner seem to have mismatched sexual desires.


You may be frustrated by the quality of your close relationships. Perhaps you get stuck in repeating arguments that never seem to go anywhere. Or, you have trouble communicating your needs and wants and regularly end up disappointed and resentful.

You are a multicultural or multiethnic individual, an expat, or a sexual outsider who gets caught between two or more cultures or communities.


Perhaps you are in an intercultural relationship and find it challenging to navigate among different cultural norms and societal expectations around sexuality and relationships.


Or perhaps you are in an open, consensually non-monogamous partnership and struggle to negotiate your needs and boundaries within a non-traditional setting.


You are single, partnered -- or anything in between.  Whatever your status, you are probably here because something about your past or current relationships does not feel quite right.   

If so, I am here to provide you with culturally competent sex therapy and relationship counseling.


Whether you're single or partnered, dating casually or in a committed relationship:


I will help you communicate powerfully and clearly to ask for what you want, build emotional connection, access passion and boost your skills for optimal sex.

Schedule your free consult, and see how you can change your life starting today.

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Sex Therapy

If you are experiencing loss of desire, trouble getting or staying aroused, or dissatisfied with sex in general, if you would like to to enhance your sexual health and create an optimal sexual life, sex therapy may be right for you.

Relationship Therapy

If you are looking to get "unstuck" from repeating patterns of conflict, learn healthy ways of communicating, and create a relationship template of shared dreams and desires, relationship therapy may be  the right choice for you.

Multicultural Therapy

If you are a bicultural or multicultural individual, expat, sexual outsider, or in a cross-cultural or non-traditional relationship, you may be struggling with a variety of acculturation challenges. If you would like help navigating and integrating these challenges to reach a fuller, more expanded way of life, multicultural therapy may be the right choice for you.

Dr. Leyla Gulcur, Ph.D.

How I work with people

I use a results-oriented approach to help build authentic, pleasurable relationships. Together we will co-create a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs. You will practice the skills you learn in between sessions, via weekly homework.


In our sessions together, I will use a client-centered, integrative, mind-body approach involving techniques from positive psychology, attachment theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy, the Gottman Method, brainspotting, mindfulness, sex therapy and slow sex. I also incorporate breathing and movement practices based on qigong, martial arts and Chinese medicine. These approaches come from my training in sex therapy, the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, non-violent communication, focusing, brainspotting, tantra, taichi, bagua and qigong.

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