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Marty Klein Sex Therapist; Psychotherapist & Couples Counselor; Policy Analyst; Award-Winning Author
Dr. Marty Klein has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist for 37 years--almost 40,000 sessions with women, men, and couples. His entire career has been focused on telling the truth about sexuality, helping people feel sexually adequate & powerful, and supporting healthy sexual expression and exploration.
Marty pursues his goal of a sexually enlightened world through therapy, lectures, writing, lobbying, media, and courtroom work.
Marty has written seven books--published in 13 languages--acclaimed by everyone from USA Today and The California Therapist to Penn & Teller and the Playboy Advisor. Marty has also written chapters in many professional books, such as the Handbook of Clinical Child Psychology and the International Encyclopedia of Sexuality.
A tireless speaker, Marty has given 1,000 keynote speeches, training programs, and popular lectures to groups including the Entrepreneurs Organization, Lutheran Family & Children’s Services, National Association of Social Workers, The Aspen Institute, American College of Surgeons, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, World Association of Sexology, New York Law School, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, American Library Association, Stanford University Medical School, and over 40 colleges across the country.
Marty’s innovative thinking is also recognized abroad: he has trained professionals and policymakers in over thirty countries, including China, Turkey, India, Morocco, Croatia, and Japan. He has been awarded honorary membership in a variety of international professional associations.
A popular guest on the electronic media, Marty has been featured on radio in over 100 cities, and on national TV programs like 20/20, Nightline, and The Daily Show. His Sexual Intelligence and Psychology Today blogs are widely quoted, and his electronic newsletter goes to 8,000 subscribers every month.
Fighting for the sexual rights of all Americans, Marty has been an expert witness, consultant, or invited plaintiff in many state, federal, and international cases involving sexuality, censorship, pornography, and the internet.
Known and respected by his colleagues, Marty has been elected a national board member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Marty has also been honored by the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists. His book America’s War On Sex was honored as Book Of The Year by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, & Therapists.
Marty is that rare professional: truly expert in his subject, comfortable on live TV and in front of both popular and professional audiences, and extremely funny. His wit and expertise make him a frequently-quoted expert appearing in media ranging from National Public Radio to the Dan Savage Podcast. He recently gave two Congressional briefings on evidence-based sex education.
Marty lives in Northern California with his wife, cactus garden, and enormous collection of rock ‘n’ roll albums. He performs Baroque and Renaissance music in a quartet called Behinde The Tymes.