Hi, I'm Molly Papp, and I'm a sex and relationship therapist.
Not every therapist provides an inside look at their background. However, I think it's important for my patients to understand who I am, and where I've been.
I absolutely love what I do. And I have been through the experience of having addiction, depression and anxiety, so I know what it's like to be so stuck that even getting out of bed and looking at yourself in the mirror every day is torture. Sometimes it's remarkable just to be able to share your pain with a kind therapist who is trained to help you. Someone who has walked in your shoes and can lend you a hand from the other side. There is hope! It doesn't have to always be like this.
My therapeutic style is very supportive. I believe in nurturing those who cannot nurture themselves. I promote self-love and improving self-esteem so one day you can be your own cheerleader and won't need me anymore.
I often encourage taking small steps towards taking care of yourself, from exercise to building a spiritual connection, to taking time for adequate sleep and free time daily.
In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading, cooking plant based food, going to the beach, and exercising by going for long walks or taking my dog and toddler to the park.
I can not promise to 'fix' your pain or solve your problems. But I can promise you that you will not have to face them alone. I want to empower YOU to be able to heal yourself with my help. That's why therapy is so effective. We are not witch doctors or magicians. We simply show you the beautiful person you have been hiding deep inside that is worthy of your love.
I have a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills, a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Human Sexuality from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, and I am an IITAP Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT).