About Kate

Kate SuttonKate Sutton, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who can help you with anxiety, depression, and…sex life.

Let’s talk about sex… or relationships, or any other topic that is on your mind! I am here to help you (and possibly your partner) feel comfortable working through the hard stuff. Together, we’ll create space to explore your wants and needs, improve communication with others in your life, and promote intimate, meaningful, and healthy (sexual) relationships. I aim to help you reach your full personal, relationship and sexual potential to lead your happiest and most fulfilling life.

I am experienced exploring topics such as pain during sex, low desire or desire discrepancy in your relationship, hypersexuality, concerns about pornography, LGBTQ+ issues, managing sexual interests that concern you or your partner, infidelity, and more.

I completed my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and my clinical residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto working in the sexual disorders clinic, the gender identity clinic, and the work, stress, and health clinic. I am the recipient of multiple academic awards, have published scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals, have authored several textbook chapters, and have given numerous talks at conferences and to the public, on topics related to sexuality. I am particularly passionate about working with those experiencing sexual difficulties because it is an area that matters so much to life satisfaction, and is such a difficult topic for many people to discuss.

I have been doing therapy for over a decade with women, men, and couples, dealing with sex and relationship-specific issues, as well as more general concerns around personal growth, stress-related difficulties, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem, and chronic pain. I look forward to meeting you to talk about how we might work together to optimize your life satisfaction and help you to find more inner peace and happiness.




Adult women (18-64) – Particular interest in sex and relationship therapy. Within this area I enjoy focusing on women who have pain during intercourse, as well as with couples where there is a discrepancy in desire or sexual interest or one partner has found out about the other’s sexual paraphilia. I also have a lot of experience and enjoy working with individuals with gender dysphoria. I also would love to work with older women on helping them to maintain their sexuality (or to express it in new ways or (re)discover it).

Adolescent Girls — Relationship and sexuality issues. Self-esteem.

Adult Men (18-54) — Relationship therapy, including paraphilias and hypersexuality/excessive pornography viewing. Gender dysphoria.

Adolescent Boys — Sexuality and relationship issues.

Call the Women’s Therapy Institute at (650) 272-0388 or Schedule A Free Consultation