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Stella Resnick, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Los Angeles, California specializing in relationship and sexual enrichment. Her latest book is Body-to-Body Intimacy: Transformation Through Love, Sex, and Neurobiology. Her previous two books are, The Heart of Desire: Keys to the Pleasures of Love and The Pleasure Zone: Why We Resist Good Feelings which has been translated into six different languages, and is considered a classic.


Since 2001, Dr. Resnick has been studying interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory, particularly the work of the world-renowned neuropsychologist, Dr. Allan Schore. For the last fourteen years, she has been in a peer study group with Dr. Schore. This work has lent enormous support for Dr. Resnick’s body-based, present-centered and experiential Gestalt therapy practice and her long-term focus on the importance of pleasure and play in mental health in general and in emotionally and sexually healthy and happy relationships in particular.


A prominent speaker and seminar leader, Dr. Resnick created the Embodied Relational Sex Therapy Training (ERST) with programs for both professional therapists and non-professional growth-oriented individuals and couples. She currently runs online Zoom supervision groups for therapists in her Embodied Relational Sex Therapy approach and periodically offers trainings on Zoom for professional and non-professional groups. Most recently she ran a series of 4 interactive Zoom webinars for a therapy center in Moscow. For more information on these programs please contact Dr. Resnick by email at


Dr. Resnick is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. She has been honored to receive the 2020 AASECT Award for Integrative Approaches to Sex Therapy.

My work has been more than a professional and intellectual study; it’s a lifetime commitment. My personal insights have informed my therapeutic approach. The insights I’ve gained at the office and in studying the research have helped my partner and me at home. My books are the culmination of all of the work I have done so far to integrate everything I know about love sex, and the body.


Taking a relationship to a new level of satisfaction entails more than just resolving problems. As people work on their insecurities and come to a loving and trusting place in their relationship, the emphasis in life becomes not fixing what’s not working, but enhancing what they have.

– Dr. Stella Resnick



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