Call Us At (646) 780-8278
All Days 9:00 to 5:00
116 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
Be Curious Therapy
Jean Pappalardo
Psychotherapist, MA, LMFT

Verified by Therapy For Black Men
Primary Location
Los Angeles, California
United States

Accepting new clients?: Yes
Remote therapy available?: Yes
Can prescribe medication?: No

Office Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10-5pm All sessions are conducted virtually via video or phone to California residents only.

Last school: California Institute of Integral Studies, Masters Human Sexuality, 2019
License(s): 94424-California
Years in practice: 8

Cost per session: $160 to $180
Sliding scale pricing?: Yes
Free initial phone consultation?: Yes
Free initial face to face consultation?: No
Payment methods accepted:
  • ACH Bank Transfer
  • Discover
  • Health Savings Account
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Zelle

Insurance types accepted:
  • Health Net
  • MHN
  • MHNet Behavioral Health

Malpractice Carrier: CPH & Associates Expires (MM/YY): 01/22

  • Individuals

Age specialty:
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Communities I am allied with or for which I have experience supporting clients:
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied

I offer special insights for client's of the following ethnicity:
  • Black

Languages spoken:
  • English

I can provide services to CA residents only.

You may feel isolated. Maybe you feel like a floating head, disconnected from your body. Perhaps you feel bad about yourself or have feelings of unworthiness. You want to share your feelings, but it doesn't feel safe to be vulnerable. You're frustrated, overwhelmed, insecure, angry, anxious, or sad. Maybe any or all of the above!

​Let’s talk about: Representation. Visibility. Inclusion. Have you felt? Invisible. Shame. Stigma. Help heal through: Identification. Affirmation. Empowerment. I work within this framework of visibility to address:
Bisexuality. Questioning sexuality.
Sizeism. Diet culture. Internalized fat phobia.
Black men's sexuality & embodiment. Objectification, stereotypes, colorism.

I work from a holistic, intersectional approach, recognizing the whole person. This includes acknowledgment and discussion of Racism, White supremacy, Patriarchy, Misogyny, Diet culture, Heteronormativity, Toxic masculinity, Discrimination, Access to support, Oppressive legacy of sizeism
I work collaboratively and invite you to bring your curiosity and be ready to get to work! This work is challenging and can cause you to push against your growth edge. I'm there to affirm and empower your agency. I offer warmth, authenticity and lived experience through an intersectional, social justice and holistic lens.

​What is sex therapy?

Sex therapy is exclusively talk therapy that addresses psychological or physical sexual difficulties. Sex therapy does not involve any sexual or physical contact. Many people struggle to find a safe place to talk about their sexual concerns or interests and could benefit from sex therapy. From relational issues to individual concerns, sex therapy can help you discover your sexual identity and work through issues that may be hindering the enjoyment of your sexual experiences.
We can discuss: bisexuality, sexual identity, gender identity, sex work, poly, consensual non-monogamy, kink, desire discrepancy, performance anxiety, body image issues.

  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Transgender
Other issues:
  • Body Image Issues
  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression
  • Sizeism
Treatment orientation:
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Humanistic
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength-Based
  • Sex Therapy

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