Melissa Fritchle - Author, Counselor/Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Sex Educator, Sex Therapist, Speaker/Presenter - Capitola, CA
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Melissa Fritchle (LMFT,MA)


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Phone 831 471-5797

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Being Depressed Can Ruin A Man's Sex Drive

When Jake sits in the therapy room with me it takes a long time before he will make eye contact. In fact, it takes a long time before he raises his eyes and really seems to see the room around him, or me, at all. When I ask him about any experiences of pleasure he had in the past week – a great smell, ...

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I have you penciled in...for sex

Why do we resist scheduling time for sex? It is as though we believe that if we are truly sexually inspired, time will stop, children, clutter and work commitments will disappear and we will magically fall into bed with our lover. Similarly, I personally have tried the fitness plan in which I just wait for the ...

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Stop Blaming Others: The Power Of Owning Our Imperfections

Do you turn into a shrew when you get stressed out or unnecessarily panic in a crisis? It's OK; no one is perfect—we all have our little idiosyncrasies, quirks, or bad habits that we'd rather repress than own. But in order to have better relationships with ourselves and our partners, it's ...

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5 Sexual Myths That Are Holding You Back

Myth 1: Lube is For old people Actually, lube is for anyone who wants to have a lot of sex. Or sex in a short amount of time. Or anal sex. Or sex with a condom. Or sex when they are feeling a bit stressed and their body is not keeping up with their libido. Or for anyone taking antihistamines… You see ...

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Melissa Fritchle

Quick Stats

Main Specialty:

Couples/Marital Issues

LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)




Time in Practice:

6-10 years

I practice in:

All areas, please inquire

Additional Expertise:



Marriage and Family Therapist

Marriage Educator

Marriage/Couples Counselor

Sex Educator

Sex Therapist


I offer my services:

At my office


I am fluent in:


Licence information:

Expiration 1/31/15
Number CA LMFT#48627

Articles by Melissa Fritchle
Unhappy Couple In Bed

Being Depressed Can Ruin A Man's Sex Drive

Depression has a strong hold on men's appetites for pleasure ..

I have you penciled in...for sex

Ideas about how to make scheduling time for sex actually fun and inspiring for your sex life.

Woman with mirror

Stop Blaming Others: The Power Of Owning Our Imperfections

YourTango Experts help us identify, accept and move beyond the flaws that hold us back from love.


5 Sexual Myths That Are Holding You Back

A second look at old unquestioned ideas about sex that may be negatively impacting your sex life.

Melissa Fritchle

All Specialties

Abuse / Survivors of Abuse, Anxiety Issues, Body Image, Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Empowering Women, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Health/Wellness, Holistic Coach, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Life Transitions, Marriage, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma, Self-Esteem, Sexuality, Spiritual, Wellness, Worry