Michael Ra Bouchard, M.A., Ph.D.
Doctor of Human Sexuality
Clinical Sexologist & Relationship Therapist
Michael Ra Bouchard
is a board-certified clinical sexologist, sex therapist, relationship
counselor and founder of Aloha Sexual Health & Happiness, LLC counseling
He is a Diplomate of
the American Board of Sexology and the American
of Sexology, and Member of the Society for the Scientific Study of
Sexuality, Association for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and
American Counseling Association.
For over 25 years he has maintained a global private practice—while
variously based in New Orleans, San Francisco, Manhattan and
Hawaii—helping thousands of individuals and couples enrich intimacy and
experience greater happiness by overcoming sexual, marital and
Dr. Michael is a
seasoned sex therapist and relationship counselor. In addition to being
an acclaimed sex, love, and relationship expert, he is a board-certified
erotologist, sex researcher, graduate school professor of counseling
psychology and human sexuality, author, sexual advice columnist, and
sexual health educator. He is an early adaptor of telephone counseling
and online guidance, since 1981 and 1995, respectively.
Dr. Michael returned to his early childhood home of Hawaii and founded Aloha
Health & Happiness
counseling services. Specializing as a Rational
Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) clinician, Dr. Michael utilizes only the
most effective and proven approaches in cognitive behavioral counseling
and psychological empowerment. From his Hawaiian Island-based global
counseling practice he devotes his major time to providing discreet and
confidential treatment to clients locally, nationally, and
internationally via face-to-face office visits and telephone distance
home consultations are also available.
Dr. Michael is available for worldwide travel to clients seeking
intensive in person treatment within the privacy and comfort of your
home. Dr. Michael specializes in providing accelerated intensive therapy
and discreet treatment to celebrities and high-profile individuals.
Please call for details.
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Holding a Masters of Arts
Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from the
University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. from the Institute for
Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in
San Francisco, Dr. Bouchard brings over thirty
years of training, experience and heart to his healing work as a
In addition, Dr. Bouchard is
Faculty with the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in
San Francisco, as well as Graduate School
Professor of Counseling for the University of Phoenix, Hawaii Campus.
Dr. Bouchard is also an Honorably Discharged 1970's era United States
Marine Corps veteran.
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FAQ’s about Sexology
What is a sexologist?
sexologist is a sexual scientist with specialized training and advanced
degrees in human sexuality. As sex researchers and educators, Dr.
Michael and other research sexologists are recorders and reporters of
the facts--what people do, think and feel sexually--and not judges of
the behavior they describe. As a trained counselor, Dr. Michael offers
therapeutically healthy and balanced perspective on all matters of
sexuality and intimacy. With his dual specialization of sexology and counseling Dr.
Michael is particularly well-equipped to bridge the realms of sexual and
Michael encourages each client to best make his or her own informed
choices according to his or her own personal value system. As a clinical
sexologist, he is specifically trained to assist clients in achieving
optimum levels of sexual health and happiness, along with increased
capacity for intimacy. Dr. Michael helps clients within a professional,
non-judgmental, sensitive, sex and pleasure positive manner so that they
experience more of what they want and less of what they don't in every
realm of life.
Why seek counseling from a sexologist?
Dr. Michael is a practicing clinician, sex
researcher, graduate school professor of human sexuality and counseling
psychology, author and expert in the respective fields of sexology and
relationship counseling. His therapeutic focus is always
results-oriented and applicable to everyday living in the here and now.
Dr. Michael's candid one-of-a-kind thought provoking style teaches and
assists clients to recognize and reframe their thinking errors and
cognitive distortions of perception.
Specializing as an REBT clinician, Dr. Michael
utilizes only the most effective and proven approaches to counseling.
From 1991-95, Dr. Michael perfected his REBT clinical skills in his
Manhattan private practice. During this same period he was also a
student and counseling client of the eminent sexologist, world renowned
psychologist, and acknowledged "father" of Rational Emotive Behavior
Therapy, the late Dr. Albert Ellis. As a care giver today, Dr. Michael
continues to embrace the philosophy of empowering his clients to
consciously live at cause in their life so as to bring about more of
what is wanted and less of what is not.
What is Rational Emotive
Rational Emotive Behavior
Therapy (REBT) is a theory of personality and system of psychological
training and treatment that emphasizes the role of unrealistic
expectations and irrational beliefs. REBT is based upon the precept that
emotions follow from our thoughts and judgments about people and events,
and not from people or events themselves. REBT seeks to address
disturbances caused by false and distorted beliefs towards overcoming
the predisposition towards faulty thinking. As a skilled and seasoned
REBT counseling expert, you can trust discussing your most private
matters frankly and openly with Dr. Michael.
Dr. Michael respects each client’s personal values
and does not judge or discriminate against anyone.
He is committed to providing excellence in every session,
whether meeting face-to-face in his office
or globally via phone counseling and online guidance.
Know Your Therapist
As a board certified clinical
counseling sexologist in private practice for
over 25 years, Dr. Michael Ra Bouchard has
frequently heard clients speak about difficulties in locating a trained
and talented counselor to help with their sensitive sexual concerns and
private relationship problems. With all the talk and attention given to
sex and relationships today, one might expect that a professionally
qualified "sexdoc” would be about as common as your neighborhood corner
Michael is a Doctor of Human Sexuality, holding both a Ph.D. in human
sexuality and a Master of Arts in clinical counseling psychology. He
specializes in all matters of sexuality, intimacy, and relationship
there are at most only a couple of thousand professionally trained and
board-certified sexologists in the entire world, with the vast majority
of them working in a multitude of disciplines outside of the counseling
field. As for the handful of sexologists specializing in sex therapy and
relationship counseling, even fewer in number are the tiny minority of
us possessing both an
advanced counseling psychology degree and an advanced sexological
degree. Apparently, we "full pedigree" counselor-sexologists are spread
rather sparsely around the planet!
Nothing replaces a face-to-face visit with
your doctor. While it would be ideal to meet together in Dr. Michael's
office, for anyone outside of Hawai'i, this could prove expensive and
impractical. If you're local or planning on visiting the Hawaiian
Islands, by all means call to make an office appointment. For everyone
else, be assured Dr. Michael’s nearly three decades of work by telephone
and over 15 years online reflect every bit as much of the same care,
concern, and effectiveness as his face-to-face consultations.
When it comes to such important matters
as your personal sexuality and intimate relationships, it’s essential to
know that you’re working with an accomplished, skilled, and seasoned
clinician you can trust. Whether you seek counseling, therapy, or online
consultations individually or as a couple, Dr. Michael will assist you in
a safe, relaxed, and open environment. You can depend on receiving
competent, confidential care and above all, informed and effective
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