Have the Most Fulfilling and Successful Career with the Somatica Sex & Relationship Coach Training

You can be an agent for change in people’s lives and relationships by helping them create the sex life and relationships they’ve always desired. By getting trained and certified through Somatica’s prestigious sex and relationship coach training, you will have the key to helping people unlock the deepest intimacy.

As a certified coach, you will guide your clients in overcoming internal barriers, deepening their relationships, and creating a fulfilling life. Start seeing clients as soon as six months after enrolling in the best somatic sexology training program. You will have the tools and credibility you need to help others thrive.

Somatica Institute offers a systematic and efficient pathway to certification for aspiring sex and relationship coaches. The training also provides tools to enhance the practices of already-licensed professionals. Are you ready to embark on a profound educational journey that will lead you to a professional certification and a fulfilling and financially fruitful career?

Find out more about the structure of our globally-recognized certification program, upcoming training dates, and tuition costs below.

What Is The Somatica Sex and Relationship Coach Training?

Using the latest neuroscience research that tells us how people grow, we developed the Somatica Method – a holistic, experiential, and pleasure-based approach to sex and relationship coaching.

Through the certification program, you learn to use the Somatica Method to help your clients better express their emotional needs, move past shame, and live more connected and erotic lives.

The Next Somatica Certification Training Begins October 25, 2024!

Let pleasure be your guide to an exciting new career. Become an in-demand sex & relationship coach and watch your own life transform in the process.

Join our live podcast with the Somatica Institute founders and save $400 on your tuition.

Who Should Enroll?

This training is designed for you – whether you’re interested in fulfilling a lifelong career goal or enhancing your current therapy or coaching practice. You will also experience transformation in your own relationships.

Aspiring Sex and Relationship Coaches

Do all of your friends reach out to you for sex and relationship advice? Our program provides you with the necessary tools to take your interpersonal skills and interests to the next level.

At the Somatica Institute, you will move through a comprehensive sex coach certification process, which will prepare you to help clients make meaningful changes to their relationships in the real world. As a graduate, you will also be a certified sexologist since the Somatica training has been approved by the American Board of Sexology (ABS).

Licensed Professionals and Practicing Coaches

Are you a licensed therapist or a practicing sex, intimacy and relationship coach? Are you looking to incorporate more tools to better serve your clients?

Regardless of your professional background or goals, the Somatica Sex and Relationship Coach Training will help you empower your clients and expand your business in new ways. We are approved by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) to offer CEs to professionals who wish to pursue or renew an AASECT certification. In addition, we are approved by the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) to offer CEs to current LMFTs, LPCCs, and CCSWs.

So, Who is This for?

  • People who wish to become successful sex and relationship coaches.
  • Licensed professionals looking for new tools to help their clients achieve greater intimacy.
  • Practitioners from different backgrounds who are looking to help clients achieve transformational growth in the realm of sex and relationships.
  • Maggie

    The coaching practice and feedback I got during the Somatica Training have been crucial to my success with clients.

    What made the sessions with practice clients doable was that I learned a wide menu of experiential exercises I could refer to. I also felt confident in guiding clients through each one because of the practice with students that takes place during the online training. Focusing on getting as much practice as possible is what helped me pay for both the Core and Advanced trainings, as well as additional Mastery Classes.

Celeste and Danielle invite you to the Somatica Sex Coach Training

Meet the Founders at our Adventures in Sex Coaching Live Podcast

Find out about the latest in cutting-edge sex and relationship coaching and have your questions answered!

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 11am PT

What are the Next Training Dates?

Core curriculum:

  • October 25-27, 2024
  • November 15-17, 2024
  • December 13-15, 2024
  • January 17-19, 2025
  • February 7-9, 2025
  • March 21-23, 2025

Advanced curriculum:

  • September 12-14, 2025
  • October 17-19, 2025


  • Friday – Sunday from 8:30 – 11:00am and 11:45am – 2:15pm Pacific Time (with a break from 11-11:45am)
  • Charlie

    The Somatica Training gave me the tools and skills to work with my clients – as well as deep insight and a pathway into my own and my clients’ hearts.

    Celeste and Danielle are wonderful teachers, and they’ve developed an amazing training that takes experiences that people struggle with and turns them into opportunities for healing, growth, and intimacy. And along the way, you’ll get support and care for your own healing and development.

What Does the Training and Certification Process Include?

The Somatica Training curriculum is comprised of 8 modules and two or more specializations:

Phase 1: Core curriculum (modules 1-6)

The core curriculum will take you on a journey of personal transformation and self-awareness – to be a masterful coach, you need to know how it feels to expand your growing edges. You will also solidify your skills and confidence as a coach and learn how to build and maintain a successful practice. Throughout, you’ll learn essential tools to help your clients deepen emotional and sexual connection, overcome sexual dysfunctions, learn empowered dating, and so much more…

Phase 2: Expert Curriculum

During the 6 months after you finish the Core Training, you will gain expertise in the Somatica Coaching Method and develop specialziations.

Pick 2 or more specializations: In addition to the Core Curriculum, you will also be offered a number of specializations. You can add as many as you want. Specializations include such topics as Body Image, Sexual (Dys)function, LGBTQ+, Sexuality Across the Ability Spectrum, Empowered Dating, Sexuality around Childbirth and Postpartum, Sexuality Across the Lifespan, and Relationship Design.

Coaching Excellence: Weekly meetings with Co-founder Danielle Harel, PhD. In these meetings you will grow your coaching excellence skills through supervision on client cases, learning advanced coaching approaches, practicing,and getting feedback. This will  you for the certification exam.

Business & Marketing: Master the key tools of business and marketing so that you can join the ranks of successful professionals in this exciting and cutting edge field. Learn how to attract clients and sign them up for coaching, build a website, start your social media platform, and get clients out in the world.

Phase 3: Advanced Curriculum (Modules 7 & 8)

The advanced curriculum will solidify the essential Somatica coaching skills and deepen your confidence as a coach. You will prepare for your certification exam and be ready to work with whatever client comes through your door!

What is the Certification Pathway?

To become certified in the Somatica Method, you must complete the following:

Check out the curriculum.

You can begin seeing clients after the first six months of training and become certified as a sex and relationship coach by the Somatica Institute and the ABS after you complete your specializations and pass the certification exam. Join the global Somatica alumni network after the Core Training, and be added to the Somatica certified sex coach directory as soon as you are certified.

This sex coach training program is designed for busy professionals. Each module will take place over three days (Friday to Sunday) once a month from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. PT and 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. PT. There is a lunch break from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Learn more about the certification pathway.

What Can I Offer Clients as a Certified Sex and Relationship Coach?

What distinguishes the Somatica Training from other programs is how we prepare you to coach clients on both sex and relationships, which are deeply intertwined. Teaching you the skills to resolve emotional and sexual issues ensures your clients build loving and passionate connections.

As a certified sex and relationship coach, you can help your clients:

  • Connect to their emotions and sexuality
  • Develop deeper acceptance of who they are and their desires, needs, and boundaries
  • Learn how to advocate for themselves and live their lives fully and unapologetically
  • Reduce shame and understand how it limits joy and self-expression
  • Understand what they want from their sexual experiences, and how to negotiate their desires with a partner
  • Build resilience in facing the fears that paralyze them, including fear of disappointment, abandonment, loss, and rejection

How Much Does it Cost?

Start your journey

Or 10 payments of $775/month after $500 deposit

  • 6 online 3-day weekend training modules with live instruction, for a total of 18 days
  • A training manual full of experiential exercises
  • 2 free books by Celeste & Danielle
  • 6 months of weekly peer coaching
  • All foundational Somatica tools
  • Video examples of the touch tools
  • Small home group (~9 students)
  • A global community of like-minded people
  • Access to Somatica Mastery Classes
  • Upon completion, become Trained in the Somatica Method and start seeing clients

Most recommended

Embark on your dream career

Or 12 payment of $995/month or 24 payments of $522/month after 500 deposit.

  • Everything in the Core Training, plus:
  • The full Advanced Training to create your successful coaching practice:
  • Access to ALL the Specializations – do as many as you want!
  • 2 additional online 3-day weekend training modules with live instruction, for a total of 24 days, taught by Celeste & Danielle, Somatica Founders.
  • Example videos of successful certification sessions
  • 6 months of advanced weekly business & marketing training and support to launch your career with Celeste Hirschman, MA
  • 6 months of advanced weekly supervision with Danielle Harel, PhD
  • Ability to join the Somatica referral program
  • Upon certification, become Certified in the Somatica Method and earn the title of Certified Somatica Sex and Relationship Coach
  • Once certified, you can join the American Board of Sexology and earn the title of Certified Sexologist

+ Mastery
Achieve mastery

Or 16 payments of $892/month or 24 of $615/month after a $500 deposit.

  • Everything in the Certification Pathway, plus:
  • The Couples Mastery Class
  • Learn the advanced tools for working successfully with couples
  • Understand how to lower conflict and deepen attachment
  • Gain tools to help couples overcome sexless marriage, bridge incompatibilities, and have the hottest sex of their relationships
  • Special topics such as opening up, dysfunction in couples work, and recovering from an affair


  • $500 Extra early bird discount for Full Certification if you apply by July 31
  • $400 discount for attending a live podcast
  • $300 per person discount if you take the training with your partner
  • $500 discount when paying in full for the Certification Pathway (already reflected in the package price)
  • $250 discount when paying in full for the Core Training (already reflected in the package price)
  • $2,000 bundle discount for Certification Pathway (already reflected in package price)
  • $400 bundle discount for Certification + Mastery (already reflected in package price)


$250-$500 scholarships available for students with financial need.

Payment Plans

Make monthly payments based on your chosen package (10% APR included).

Mastery Classes

Mastery classes are priced separately. See the mastery classes details page for more information.

Refund Policy

If you choose to withdraw from the training 45 days or more prior to the first day of the Core training, you will be refunded all tuition paid minus the non-refundable $500 tuition deposit (minus any related fees we had to pay to process your payment – for example, 3.5% credit card processing fee).

If you choose to withdraw from the training for any reason less than 45 days before the first day of the program, you will be responsible for the full tuition payment. If you sign up for a package, you will not be reimbursed for the individual mastery classes if you decide not to take them.

  • Dr. Recommend Somatica

    Simply put, you have changed my life.

    I want to express my deepest personal and professional gratitude to the both of you. I am sincerely blown away by the profound impact my experience with the Somatica modules have had on me personally, in my relationship with my wife, and with my patients in my primary care practice. For the first time ever, I am truly getting to know myself and my wife, and to see a much more enjoyable way to serve my patients through what you have taught me in Somatica. I cannot envision a time in my life when I will not be living out of, teaching, or be connected to Somatica.

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