Zoe Sipe, MA, MFT
Program Lead: Spring & Fall
Zoe Sipe, MA, MFT is the Program Lead and an instructor for the Sex Therapy Certificate Program offered by CIIS Public Programs. She is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified sex therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
Zoe is an experienced clinician with an active private practice working with individuals and couples, and in workshop settings, to address complex sexual issues. In particular, she brings a sensitivity and compassion to clients and other professionals working to understand the often confusing and highly-charged areas of eroticism, and has presented widely at local training programs.
Zoe brings a diverse array of experiences to her practice and teaching, including formal training in Gestalt and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, as well as grounding in transformational methodologies. She is a graduate of Reed College and of the Integral Counseling Master's Program at CIIS.
Juan Camarena, PhD
Program Lead: Summer
Dr. Juan Camarena is a bilingual Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and Sex Therapist certified by the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. Dr. Juan is an Assistant Professor at San Diego State University and provides psychotherapy at his independent practice.
Dr. Juan earned his Master of Science degree in Counseling from San Diego State University with concentrations in Multicultural Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, and School Counseling. He also earned his Master of Education degree and PhD in the clinical track of Widener University's Center for Human Sexuality Studies. Dr. Juan worked in outpatient community mental health for the bulk of his career and brings that lens to his teaching at CIIS and various non-profit agencies where he consults.
Dr. Juan is passionate about experiential teaching and learning, social justice-focused research, and combating marginalization within psychotherapy.