Ava Cadell - Counselor/Therapist, Dating Coach, Psychologist, Relationship Coach, Sex Coach, Sex Educator, Sex Therapist - West Hollywood, CA
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Ava Cadell (EdD,PhD)


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Phone 310-882-5438 ext. 900

Fax: 310-882-6231

DR. AVA CADELL Clinical Sexologist-Media Therapist-Author-Speaker-Founder of Loveology University Loveologist to Hollywood stars, author of 7 books and acclaimed media personality, Dr. Ava is a pioneer in the field of love, relationships, romance, intimacy and human sexuality. She is known around the world for giving people a complete perspective to different groups as demonstrated by her international media and live seminar appearances. Dr. Ava has appeared on hundreds of Television shows and networks including Good Morning America, The Doctors, Extra, Montel, Geraldo, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC & Fox News, a variety of shows for the BBC, Sky TV, MTV, VH1, Discovery, Lifetime, TLC, ‘E’ and A & E. "If everybody listened to Dr. Ava's relationship advice, this world would be a much better place and we would all be having great sex!" Ms. Terry Murphy, Emmy Award winning journalist, host of TV’s Hard Copy and producer at EXTRA. Dr. Ava has a doctorate in human behavior from Newport University, CA and a Doctorate of Education in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. She is an AASECT Certified Sex Counselor, Clinical Sexologist, Hypnotherapist, Continuing Education Provider for the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences and the CA Board of Registered Nursing. Through her private practice in Los Angeles, Dr. Ava counsels people on main stream issues that range from anger management, fear of commitment, lack of communication to lack of desire. She also specializes in helping singles and couples with personal problems such as performance anxiety, infidelity, sexual compulsion, fetishes, inability to orgasm to parental concerns. As a highly sought after speaker Dr. Ava has traveled to four continents motivating Fortune 500 business owners, doctors, religious groups, students and women’s organizations to create magical relationships and passionate intimate moments. Dr. Ava says, "My mission is to promote the benefits of healthy love and intimacy around the world.” Dr. Ava is the author of seven books and is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of relationships, intimacy and sexuality. She creates unique platforms to help people overcome sexual guilt and shame and to focus on the positive aspects of human sexuality. Her books are candles on the road to enlightenment with emphasis on finding love, rekindling passion and empowering your own sexuality so that you can have the best sex of your life. She also contributes to myriad of national and international periodicals on a regular basis. Establishing Loveology University, The College of Sensual Knowledge and Love Coaching in 2007 was Dr. Ava’s way to share the vast knowledge she has gained in the last twenty years offering students a wealth of information on love, romance, relationships, intimacy and sexuality they may otherwise not have access to. She has created dozens of courses for singles, couples, professionals and entrepreneurs who want to learn how to become a better lover or start their own Love Coaching business helping to improve the quality of other peoples love lives. As a contribution to Sexology, Dr. Ava invented the TriGasm Vibrator to stimulate of 3 points of pleasure simultaneously and empower female sexuality; which was manufactured and distributed by Doc Johnson Enterprises. She also brought Tantric Sex into the mainstream by creating a board game called the Tantric Game for Lovers, which is double-side board game that offers fun, enlightening and sensual exercises for beginners on one side and more advanced sexual Tantric techniques on the other side. The game was manufactured and distributed by Relationship Enrichment Systems. Dr. Ava continues to dedicate her life to helping individuals and couples by creating unique programs, courses and products to promote the benefits of healthy love, relationships, intimacy and sex around the globe on a daily basis to pursue quality and distinction in her career. But Dr. Ava insists that her best qualification for being an expert on love and sex is that she practices what she preaches; She is married to Peter Knecht, a renowned defense lawyer and they have been together for over 20 years.

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The Reason I Became A Helping Professional

I was raised in a repressed environment with sexual guilt and shame. So, I have dedicated my life to helping others overcome their negative programming so that they can experience healthy loving relationships.

Ava Cadell

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Fee Range:

Over $120 per session

Ava Cadell

Quick Stats

Main Specialty:

Couples/Marital Issues

Dating/Being Single Support

Sex Therapy


EdD, PhD

Time in Practice:

10 years +

I practice in:

Multiple states/provinces, please inquire

Additional Expertise:

Dating Coach


Relationship Coach

Sex Coach

Sex Educator

Sex Therapist

I offer my services:

At my office


By Email

Willing To Meet in Public Locations like Starbucks (please inquire)

Via Skype

Other, please inquire

I am fluent in:


Articles by Ava Cadell
From Our Relationship Expert: Is Porn Good For You As A Couple?

Is Porn Actually Good For Your Relationship?

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Loveology University offers CEUs

Loveology University is proud to be a California Continuing Education Provider for the BBS

How To Use Forgiveness To Have Better Sex

Forgiving your partner and losing resentment is a key step towards better sex.

10 Signs You Are Ready for Sex

10 Signs You Are Ready for Sex

Sex is a choice, which means that you can say, “NO”, “Not Now”, “Later” or “Yes”, but when in ...

5 Steps to Self-Pleasuring

5 Steps to Self-Pleasuring

Whether you are single or in a relationship, make time for self-pleasure because it is part of ...

Check Out My New Book
Passion Power
Passion Power is a personal fulfillment and ...
By Ava Cadell
Between the Sheets
Explore your sexuality! Between the Sheets ...
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12 Steps to Everlasting Love
The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Oral Sex (The Pocket Idiot's Guide)
The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Oral Sex
Step-by-step techniques for pleasing a ...
By Ava Cadell Ph.D. Ed.D.
Love Around the House
How to stimulate your love life with helpful ...
By Ava Cadell
Dr. Ava's Tantra Workbook
A relationship enrichment and journey to ...
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Stock Market Orgasm
Confessions to a Sexologist

Ava Cadell

All Specialties

Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Sexuality, Other