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Ten Myths About Sex That Can Wreck Your Relationship
by David Yarian, Ph.D.

Here are ten myths about sex that are common in our culture. These inaccurate ideas lead to much unhappiness and suffering. Be compassionate with yourself as you inquire into the nature of your own beliefs about sexuality. Read more »

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Use Affirmations to Build Self Esteem
by David Yarian, Ph.D.

Most of us carry on a running internal dialogue at all times. It is as if our lives are a sporting event on television and there is a panel of psychic sports commentators hunched over their microphones doing a play-by-play of the action. Read more »

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David Yarian, Ph.D.

Sex Therapist Nashville, Sex TherapyMaking the decision to consult a therapist is not a simple matter, and I commend you for doing your research! Feel free to look around my website to get a feel for my approach. If you have questions, please call me at 615.298.4559.

I've been in private practice in Nashville since 1980, working with people from all walks of life. I enjoy my profession, and feel fortunate to have the privilege of getting to know so many interesting people over the years! I have great respect for those who have the courage to undertake the process of psychotherapy.

Individual Therapy

Persons may seek individual therapy for many different reasons: stress, anxiety, depression, questions about identity, help in navigating a difficult passage in life, self-assessment, and sorting out where you are going in your life. In individual therapy Dr. Yarian listens carefully to understand your struggle, and offers supportive and growth-enhancing interventions to help you move towards your goals. His approach to individual therapy is eclectic, and draws upon family systems work, cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic approaches. Read more about Individual Therapy.

Marital Therapy

Marital therapy, often called couples’ therapy or relationship therapy, is for persons who wish to improve their relationship. Couples may experience conflict over parenting styles, extended family relationships, money, differences in values, infidelity and betrayal, trust issues, and much more. Marital Therapy works to help you improve communication, enhance intimacy and gain greater skills for conflict resolution. Read more about Marital Therapy.

Sex Therapy

Sex Therapy is focused on helping you improve the quality of your sexual relationship. Issues commonly addressed in Sex Therapy include low desire, difficulties with orgasm, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, pelvic pain syndromes, and conflict between the partners about the sexual relationship. Dr. Yarian is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and a kink-aware Sex Therapist. In Sex Therapy it is possible to talk openly about what is troubling you. As an experienced Sex Therapist Dr. Yarian is there to help you work through difficult issues. Read more about Sex Therapy.

Family Therapy

Family Therapy is an option for parents and children (of any age), or for adult siblings who want to look at important family matters. Family Therapy works to improve communication and understanding within the family. Family Therapy also emphasizes healthy boundaries, individual expression, personal growth and conflict resolution skills. Read more about Family Therapy.

Self Help Resources

I've added a number of Resources to this site that you may find helpful. Explore them at your leisure. Many of them are bibliographies, or collections of links to Internet resources that are useful.

Please check out The Guide to Self Help Books if you are looking for something to read about an issue of concern to you. For many years I didn't know what to say when a client would ask me, "Isn't there something I can read on this?" So, I began gathering the best self help resources available, and put together this extensive website with over 900 of the best self help books that I recommend, in 46 different categories. The Guide to Self Help Books includes short book reviews, articles and additional resources.

Also you may want to peruse Articles or full length Book Reviews that are posted inside. And, if you want to hear my voice - there are a number of Recorded Interviews with me, speaking about various topics on radio shows.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about my practice.

David Yarian, Ph.D.