Dr. Lanae St.John, DHS, ACS, is a board-certified sexologist, sexuality educator, and writer. She received her Doctorate in Human Sexuality from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality where she focused on Child and Adolescent Sexuality.
She develops curriculum, teaches classes, and works with clients to normalize conversations about sexuality between parents and children. Her writing and sex expertise have been featured in various publications, websites, radio shows, and on YouTube.
She believes that we must help adults discover a positive outlook on sexuality before they can impart wisdom to the young people in their lives. By teaching parents to nurture the budding sexuality of their children in ways that foster self-respect and acceptance for the totality of their personhood, she helps them raise children who become empowered, beautiful, strong, sexually healthy adults.
She often incorporates pop culture, current advertising, music, and movie references into her teachings and blogs about sex, parenting, relationships, and gender at TheMamasutra.net.
Dr. Shannon Chavez Qureshi, PsyD, CST is a nationally recognized expert, therapist, and educator specializing in "all things sexuality" including help for men, women, and couples, the treatment of sexual disorders, sex education for conservative religious and cultural groups, sexual trauma and abuse, and compulsive behaviors surrounding love, romance, and sex.
She is a Licensed Psychologist in California (PSY26924) and Arizona (4290) and has a private practice in Beverly Hills, California where she works with individuals and couples (of all genders and orientations) to address sexual concerns and build sexual awareness through therapy, coaching, and education.
Dr. Shannon is also a national speaker on women's sexual health and has been featured on major news, radio, and television programs as a sex and relationship expert. She has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Glamour, HuffPost, Refinery29, Prevention, Reader's Digest, Shape, Women's Health, Men's Health, Latino Perspectives, and Self Magazine, and is a frequent contributor to the websites SheKnows.com, Kinkly.com, and SimplySxy.com.
She wrote a guide for clinicians on the treatment of love addiction through the use of attachment-oriented psychodynamic therapy, proving she has actually "written the book on it"! She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Master's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
She completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Institute for Sexual Health in Beverly Hills, California treating sex addiction-compulsivity and sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Shannon Chavez is an active member of the International Society for the Scientific Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH), the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), and the American Psychological Association (APA).