Celeste Hirschman, M.A. is the co-creator of the Somatica Method and the co-founder of the Somatica Institute. She received an MA in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University. As a project manager at SFSU’s Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality, Celeste researched adolescent sexuality development and the social roles that girls and boys learn and continue to play throughout their lives. She is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality where she trains professionals in Somatic Sexology.

In her teaching and coaching, she draws on multiple perspectives, including somatic modalities like Hakomi therapy – a mindfulness-based approach to traditional therapeutic models of personality, character styles and development. Celeste advocates embodied learning to help her clients tap into their own wisdom and resources, realize their full potential, and deepen their experiences of pleasure and embodiment.

She brings her unconditional love, presence, erotic energy and insight to her sessions – offering an open, safe and exciting container where her clients can explore every aspect of themselves and create a passionate, joyful and sexually fulfilled life. She uses her training in attachment psychology, sociology, gender and women’s studies, and body-based modalities to engage with her clients in real-time experiences. This is where they learn to transform old patterns and incorporate new possibilities into every aspect of their lives, including their loving and intimate relationships.

Celeste sees clients in her San Francisco office. Learn more about Celeste’s private practice. Fill out this form to find the best practitioner for you.

I can’t express how powerful our meeting has been within my life. I am without a doubt a new person because of the work that we have done together. I am incredibly grateful for your knowledge, your kindness, your beauty, and your ability to teach and lead me through such a wonderful part of our human nature that has been blocked and void in my life for far too long. It has been an incredible journey and I am excited to continue along this path of my personal awakening with you.

San Francisco, CA

Celeste shows a level of caring and gentle sensitivity that I have rarely, if ever, encountered in any therapist or other health care professional anywhere in the world. Her ability to read emotions and identify subtle problems in sexual relationships and intimacy is a rare gift. It is indeed a privilege to have worked with her and I consider myself extremely fortunate to be her client.

San Francisco, CA

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