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Brandy Engler
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Brandy Engler holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. She is author of The Men on My Couch: Stories of Sex, Love and Psychotherapy.
Engler has been featured in media in the US and abroad, including The Times of London, Glamour, The Huffington Post, Men's Health, Women's Health, The New York Post,Panorama Magazine (Italy), Redbook, The New York Post, Cosmopolitan, Italian Vanity Fair, XOJane, and many others.
Dr. Engler has a private practice in Los Angeles.

Entries by Brandy Engler

Sex Therapist On What Women Can Actually Learn From 50 Shades of Grey

(2) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 3:15 PM

Fifty Shades of Grey has been the subject of highly entertaining scorn and mockery -- yet this "terrible" film had a record 94.4 million debut. I'm curious about the intense reaction of both critics and fans. What are we so excited by or uncomfortable with? I don't think...

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The Best Gift for Your Man on Valentine's Day

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 5:30 PM

What do people really want for Valentine's Day? Empty sentimentality? Forced ardor? Anti-climactic grand gestures? No. In my private practice, across the board, from my single hopefuls, to couples bored in the bedroom, and even the womanizers -- they all complain about one missing quality in their sex lives. Passion.

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One Reason Men May Seek Sex Services

(12) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 12:14 PM

Paul, a client mentioned in my book, The Men on My Couch, a memoir about my first year conducing therapy with men, was in love with his new wife, yet he confided in me his use of escorts and massage parlors.

When men are caught patronizing sex services, women...

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What the Kama Sutra Can Teach Us About Seduction

(4) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 2:22 PM

When my clients wrestle with important relationship decisions -- to marry or not, to break up or not, to end an affair or not -- the word "chemistry" often arises. Is it possible to maintain attraction without chemistry? Perhaps the ancient world can provide some insight. But first, I think...

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4 Ways to Love Better

(27) Comments | Posted September 8, 2013 | 11:49 AM

I've sat witness to many people profoundly disappointed in the opposite sex. You know, the hackneyed, men are dogs or women are bitches. Then, they blame love. Love dies. Love sucks. Unfortunately, this line of thinking leads to more alienation.

But the truth is: it's not love's fault.

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What Is Conscious Sexuality?

(18) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 5:16 PM

There are articles about sex all over the web -- with evermore provocative titles attempting to get you to click and like. Most headlines know how to captivate: they lure us in by promising to reveal what women want or how to get a guy to fall in love. There...

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Why We Should We Care About the Sexual Behavior of Our Politicians

(22) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 4:34 PM

It's easy to blow off the dalliances of politicians as personal, private and somehow separate from the public role they play as policy maker.

I've had the opportunity in my private practice to sit down with many powerful men, some of whom have philandered.

In the position of psychotherapist, I've...

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