About Dr. De Villers

I am a Licensed Psychologist, professor, and author of two books. I am one of just four AASECT members who serves as a Certified Diplomate in Sex Therapy, Certified Supervisor, and Certified Sexual Educator.

For thirty years, I have maintained a private practice specializing in helping people to overcome a wide range of sexual and relationship difficulties. I support individuals and couples in their desire to create passion in their relationships to achieve a happy, healthy sex life.

In my role as an educator, I have taught human sexuality, health psychology, personal and social awareness  and general psychology courses at multiple major universities including Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Loyola-Marymount Marriage and Family Graduate Program, California State University Long Beach, USC School of Social Work, and Santa Monica College.

Dr Linda De Villers

I believe in a holistic body-mind approach in my work that incorporates both psychological and physical dimensions. In addition to addressing psychological concerns, regular exercise and balanced nutrition are an integral part of the therapeutic process.

Articles, Media, Credentials


Simple Sexy Food: 101 Tasty Aphrodisiac Recipes and Sensual Tips to Stir Your Libido and Feed Your Love. (2012). Marina del Rey, CA: Aphrodite Media.

Love Skills: A Fun, Upbeat Guide to Sex-cessful Relationships. (6th Ed). (2016). Marina del Rey, CA: Aphrodite Media.

Love Skills: More Fun Than You’ve Ever Had With Sex, Intimacy and Communication. (1997). San Luis Obispo, CA: Impact Publishers. (1st ed).

Buy these books.


American Health: A sexual second wind?

Better Homes and Gardens: Fitness Matters

Consumer Reports on Health: Can Exercise Help Your Sex Life? 

Contemporary Sexuality (professional newsletter of AASECT): Lost in Space

Cosmopolitan: Shaping Up for Love, A Question of Impotence

Fitness: Losing Sexual Hang-Ups

Longevity: Love and Longevity

Los Angeles Magazine: Is that a Reebok in Your Pocket?

Mademoiselle: The Beauty Power of Orgasm, Ask the Sex Doctor

McCalls: How to Feel Sexier at 10PM

Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality: Q&A

Muscle & Fitness: Pillow Talk

Men’s Journal: Horizontal Fitness

Moxie: When Old Faithful Flags

New York Post: Gym-Dandy Sex                                                

Reader’s Digest: Shape up Your Sex Life

Redbook: Fit for Sex

Rodale Press-many of their publications

Shape: Turn-Ons, How Do You Feel?

USA Today: Working Out Builds Women’s Sexual Drive

Walking: Why Walkers Make Better Lovers

Washington Post: Sexercise

Weight Watcher’s Magazine: In the Mood


2007-2008: In-house sex columnist for Health magazine (Time, Inc).

2000-2001: Weekly Columnist for Playboy on www.playboy.com for over a year


Berman & Berman

Discovery Health

Eyewitness News


Jenny Jones Show

Kelly and Gail Show


Midmorning Los Angeles

Montel Williams Show

Real Personal

USA Today


Beneath the Surface with Sam Brown, Los Angeles (KPFK)

Dan Lehrer, KPIX- San Francisco

Dick Wittington Show, Los Angeles

JoJo Radio Network (#1 rated Night Show), Lancaster, PA serving Harrisburg, area)

John and the Bean Show, KOB-FM-Albuquerque

Kenny Treece Show, KDKD-FM Clinton, MO

KCRW-Good Food-Evan Kleiman, Los Angeles

Sam Elliott Show, WIBW-Topeka, KS

Ted and Jay Show, San Bernardino

Wake up to Success, Santa Monica


Dr. De Villers has presented internationally, nationally, and locally on a variety of sexual topics to both general and professional audiences.

General audiences:

The Learning Annex

Great Expectations

Barnes and Noble


Colleges and universities throughout Southern California

Church groups and other social groups.

Corporate audiences:



Atlantic Richfield


International professional audiences:  

World Congresses of Sexual Health:

Prague, Czech Republic 2017

Singapore 2015

Glasgow, Scotland, 2011

Goteberg, Sweden, 2009

Sydney, Australia, 2007

Montreal, Canada, 2005

Havana, Cuba, 2003

Paris, France, 2001

Valencia, Spain, 1997

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1991

Buenos Aires Clinic and Rosario Hospital, Rosario, Argentina 1989

United States professional audiences:

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, ongoing; 2005-present


Los Angeles County Psychological Association

Los Angeles Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Group Psychotherapy Association of Southern California

University of Southern California, School of Social Work, ongoing, 2003-present

Professional Psych Seminars and Alliant University (Pre and Post-licensure Human Sexuality Workshops throughout California)

Licenses and Certificates

State of California Licensed Psychologist

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT):

  • Certified Supervisor
  • Certified Diplomate in Sex Therapy
  • Certified Sex Educator

Professional Offices Held

Elected Far Western States District Representative, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, 2013 – present and 2001-2004.

Appointed Member, Sex Therapist Certification Committee, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, 2008-present (Chair of committee 2012-2013).

Elected Secretary, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Western Region, 2004-2006.

Appointed Member, Professional Education Committee, American Association of Sex Educators,

Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) 1998-2001.

Elected Member, Board of Directors, Los Angeles County Psychological Association, 1999-2001.

Professional Education Chair, Group Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, 2000-2003.

Elected President, Los Angeles Chapter of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, 1988-89 and 1991-92.


BA Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder

MA Psychology, California State University, Sacramento

PhD. Psychology, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

UCLA School of Medicine Neuropsychiatric Institute
       Post-Doctoral Professional Training Program: Sexual Therapy Internship – Joshua Golden, MD, Director
I had an early opportunity to teach Human Sexuality when courses were just beginning to be offered on college and university campuses. While teaching these courses, I embraced sex positive stance of the 1960s-70s and became part of the third-wave vanguard of sexuality professionals. From this experience, I have developed a creative, collaborative approach to helping my clients by using their own strengths to get through difficulties and move beyond harmful sexual myths.

I grew up in a medical household in which healthy, delicious eating ruled the day. My marriage to a Frenchman introduced me to French cuisine and Julia Child, and the passion grew within me to continue exploring new places and creating dishes from around the world. For nearly twenty years my partner Dennis and I have ventured far and wide, visiting every continent except Antarctica. In my spare time, I nurture a lifelong passion for tennis, skiing, the outdoors, film, and art.

As an extension of my passion for skiing and the outdoors, I pioneered survey research on women that first established a connection between regular exercise and a healthy sexual appetite. My findings fueled immediate interest in the topic and influenced mainstream media in the 1980s and 1990s. Major universities subsequently conducted clinical studies that confirmed the initial results and extended them to both sexes.

In a tasty marriage of my foodie interests and professional sexuality research, I have also conducted research into aphrodisiac food, including a major survey of aphrodisiac food preferences and literature review. The research culminated in the publication of Simple Sexy Food and a number of professional, national and international presentations. It is also the basis of my new Simple Sexy Food course taught online at SexologyU. You can learn more and sign up for the course here!

© 2017 Dr. Linda De Villers