I’m Dr. Juliana. I stepped away from social media professionally this past year to focus on some healing in my personal life and worked tirelessly until I arrived to a place of thriving. I am back. And excited!
I’d like to reintroduce myself to you.
I am a therapist who is super comfortable with all things sex and sexuality related and a sex educator who has the counseling background that enables me to handle all the emotions and complexities that bubble up when diving into the world of sex and sexuality. That makes me unique in the sexuality world.
I LOVE what I do. I’ve heard many times as I built my career, “Find what you love to do and figure out how to get paid for it.” I’m one of the fortunate ones who is able to bring that to fruition. I count my blessings daily.
I got into the world of sexuality because I’ve always been curious about sexuality and always had an unusual comfort level with the topic. As long as I can remember, I asked a lot, talked a lot and listened a lot. About sex. About sexuality. To everyone and anyone who would have the conversation with me.
I know this is my calling. My purpose. My gift. And I’m passionate about my work.
My mission? I want to be an international expert on a positive and holistic view of sexuality. I want to talk to, work with, help and inspire as many people as possible.
My vision? To teach the world a holistic view of sexuality. To give the world my tools to define your sexuality on your terms based on your own values, desires, and relationships. To teach everyone how to Be Your Own (S)expert. To infuse the birthright of pleasure on your terms into the sexuality conversations. To inspire the world to see sexuality as positive, fun, ever changing and worthy of exploration, examination and education.
As you can see, I think big. And I don’t apologize for it.
A bit about me personally?
I’m a mom of two kiddos. A son, 19, and a daughter, 4. Take a moment to let that sink in. I usually get a ‘hmp!’ or ‘wow’ or ‘that’s quite an age spread!’. Yep! It is and I love it. Raising a teenager and toddler is not for the faint of heart and luckily for me, I’m not faint at heart.
Yes I have fancy degrees and credentials which helps me have a solid foundation to give support to others but you know why people REALLY work with me?
Because I get it. I haven’t lived an unscathed life. And I’m not ashamed of it. I am you. Our life details may be really different but I’ve been in the trenches. Like you. Hell, all of us have. I’m not afraid to admit it and, in fact, I feel freed by it!
I’ve gone through two divorces, lost the love of my life in an unexpected death, survived parenting a teenager, worked two jobs while finishing my last degree, experienced an abusive relationship that would seem ridiculously unreal for a Lifetime TV movie and struggled against many odds to get to where I am in life. I’ve found the lessons and silver linings throughout all of it. I may have been a messy mess at times but I saw my way through all of it. It can’t and isn’t all rainbows and unicorns.
And I still smile. I still have happiness. I still believe in love.
I am not a victim and I am not perfect. Lord knows, I am FAR from perfect.
I live what I teach. I’m not full of shit. I know what I teach works because I’ve done it in my own life. And that work has saved my life and soul numerous times. I practice self love. I protect my spark. I work on trusting others and opening my life to joy, sexual authenticity and pleasure fulfillment.
I cuss, I prank people, I keep it real.
I’m terrible about answering my phone, bite off more than is humanely possible, am a social introvert which confuses and frustrates people, and have a serious problem keeping anything sentimental. I. Keep. It. ALL!!!
I love football, rock climbing and love singing in the car with my kids.
I love to travel. Intensively. Love. To. Travel. And then immerse myself in that culture. I always grieve leaving a new country or culture.
I am in awe of human kind.
I’m loyal to Bud Light, fruit forward Cabs, a crispy Pinot Grigio and vodka tonics with two limes but I wish I also loved a sexy bourbon. If you’ve ever see me ‘chew’ a bourbon you will laugh.
I’m a great tennis player, will convince you I’m fantastic at pool (but I am terrible), and am always game for karaoke.
I love sex. I love being sexual. And I’m not afraid to own that. I am also very choosy with whom I share that part of myself with and I couldn’t care less what you think of that either.
I know my values and needs. Because I’ve done the work.I know what I like and what I don’t like. Because I’ve done the work.
The details of my sexuality are not relevant to you. Nor are yours to me.The How and Why’s are. That is where the journey begins and grows. This is where my work resides.
I know that sexuality is FAR more than sexual behaviors and love to enlighten people with what that means. I also like giving nuts and bolts tips that help improve sexual lives.
I am a keeper of people’s secrets, witness to individuals’ and couples’ journeys, teacher of a sex positive view of sexuality, and cheerleader to those who want to learn a different way of relating to others, to themselves and to the essence of who they are—their sexuality.
I don’t have all the answers but I will help you figure out yours.
Follow me on FB and Instagram. Sign up for my newsletter on my website. Read my articles. Come to a workshop or retreat. Attend my speaking gigs. Write me. Comment during my live videos. Connect.
I am Dr. Juliana. I work with all genders and orientations, singles and couples, the kink and polyamorous communities, all ages and with people all over the world.
I’d love to be a part of your journey too.
X oh. Dr. J