Welcome to The Buehler Institute!
Sex Therapy and Advanced Human
Sexuality Trainings for Mental Health
and Healthcare Providers

Taking Pleasure Seriously Since 2002

Start Your Certification Journey Today
with The Buehler Institute

The Buehler Institute Advantage

Get all the CEs you need for AASECT certification in one place. Enroll any time.

Engaging, enjoyable learning programs with some of the most recognized experts in the field, tailored for working with today’s client population.

Just two 3-day weekends.
Each weekend is offered three times per year—with option to attend online or in-person.

Go at your own pace for the online portion of the program. Perfect for busy professionals!

Pay in full for savings, or choose a 12-month or 24-month payment plan.

Receive a partially pre-filled AASECT application when you graduate.

We can guide you throughout your certification journey, whether you are looking for a supervisor who is a good fit for you, group supervision with master therapist Dr. Stephanie Buehler, or a Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) Workshop.

The Buehler Institute Specialty Programs
Breadth and Depth of Knowledge in Critical Areas

Why Choose The Buehler Institute?


Our programs are designed with the busy professional in mind. Enroll and access your course material at any time! We also offer flexible dates for our live trainings.


Dr. Buehler has over a decade of supervision experience and trains supervisors in the field. Choose your own supervisor or have us help you find the right supervisor for you!

AASECT Approval

Learn Sex Therapy currently has the longest running hybrid sexuality training program with AASECT approval, designed by an educator AND mental health professional.

Up to Date Material

We review and update our program content every year to ensure we provide the most accurate and current material to our students. 

Engaging Instruction

We offer live, engaging instruction with top speakers in small, intimate class sizes so you get quality time with respected experts and big names in the field.

International Reputation

Students from the United States, Canada, Greece, Cypress, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Hong Kong, India, Mongolia (and more) have taken our programs!

Stand-Alone Courses in Sexuality & Relationships

We have a variety of courses available with many more scheduled. Our courses are designed for graduate students and postgraduate professionals in psychology and allied health fields. The courses can be used to fulfill AASECT requirements and also license renewal--please check with your state to see if they accept AASECT, APA and/or NBCC continuing education.

Our learners believe in us...

"Dr. Buehler's training program provided the grounding needed to earn AASECT Certification, the flexibility required to fit classes into a busy schedule, and the support asked for when I hit some bumps in the road to my goals."

Renee Rivera, MSW, LCSW, CST
The Blended Learning Program was so convenient. I travel a lot and I could do a lot of the program just while waiting at the airport or flying. And I loved the live weekends in Newport Beach
Julie C.
I can't believe how much I learned. I thought I knew a lot about sex, but this program really made me think about so much about human sexuality I never even considered.
Michael L.
Thank you for creating this program. Instead of going around from conference to conference I was able to fulfill all of my AASECT requirements in one program.
Wendy G.
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How do I get AASECT Certified?

AASECT certification can be daunting! In this video, Dr. Stephanie Buehler breaks down the requirements for certification as a sex therapist or sexuality counselor and how we can jumpstart your certification journey.
(Note: Grad students can work on all prerequisites, then submit their applications once they are licensed to practice.)   
Still have questions? Contact us via email at info@learnsextherapy.com.
Dr. Stephanie Buehler
Director, The Buehler Institute
I am a licensed psychologist (CA 17609) and AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor with over 20 years of practice experience. I wrote the book What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex and other texts. I am also a Fellow for the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health.  I have worked as a sex therapist in a variety of healthcare settings including an integrated wellness center and a major regional hospital.  

I have treated hundreds of clients with both simple and complex issues.  I am primarily a systems theorist but I use the approach that is best for the client and the presenting problem, whether that is attachment, CBT, ACT, or existential.

My work as a master teacher for L.A. Unified School District and a writer for an educational publishing company are the background of my passion for educating others whether through coursework or supervision.

What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex
A Textbook Written by Dr. Buehler

Get credit for the third edition of Dr. Stephanie Buehler's bestselling textbook. This book covers sexuality from A to Z in a way that makes sense for every therapist, nurse, educator, and physician.
$129 Special Offer: $19

Assessing Sexual Issues: A Provider's Guide
FREE when you sign up for our Newsletter

Thank you!

LearnSexTherapy.com by
The Buehler Institute

The Buehler Institute was created to provide the highest quality training in human sexuality for mental health professionals and healthcare providers. Its founder, Dr. Stephanie Buehler, is a licensed psychologist and author of a bestselling sex therapy textbook, among others. Our inclusive educational programs are kept up to date and are designed to help people seeking AASECT certification in an effective and engaging format.

We are located virtually but our mailing address is:
31677 Virginia Way, #9327
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The best way to reach us is by email:

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You may receive a text message about contacting us via email when you call this number. Standard rates may apply. 
The Buehler Institute is approved as a provider of continuing education by the following agencies. Many states licensing boards will accept CEs from these agencies for license renewal. It is, however, the responsibility of the enrollee to inquire with their state licensing board.
The Buehler Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Buehler Institute maintains responsibility for all programs and their content.
The Buehler Institute has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. The Buehler Institute is
solely responsible for all aspects of
the programs.
The Buehler Institute is an institutional provider for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
Provider #12-138-Q.
The Buehler Institute is approved as a continuing education provider for the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #CEP 16394.