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1-805-699-6834 1515 State St, Suite 7, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

About Riviera Therapy

Jenn Kennedy PhD, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and board certified Sex Therapist.

My career path has been varied. I started as a publicist — then worked as a freelance journalist for over a decade. Both these careers were about my love of people. I had a burning desire to understand what made people expand and retract, struggle or thrive. I’ve interviewed hundreds of fascinating people throughout my professional life.

I earned a PhD in Clinical Sexology and work as a Sexologist. Prior to this, I also earned a Masters in Clinical Psychology and trained with both Community Counseling and Education Center (CCEC) and Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF) in Santa Barbara. Additionally, I use use Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Terry Real’s concepts in my work. I am trained to work with trauma via Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and I’m certified in Sex Addiction Therapy (CSAT). I am also a board certified Sex Therapist.

I have considerable experience working with LGBT individuals and couples. From 2017-2022, I taught as adjunct faculty in the masters program at Antioch University Santa Barbara, and I’m past president of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SB-CAMFT). In addition to one on one,  couples therapy and intensives, I also run a small group offering focused on sexual health for women called The Pleasure Circle. I write and podcast on the topic of sexual health through The Pleasure Project.

Please email Jenn(at) or call for a free consultation 805-699-6834. My fee is $300.

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