Meet our Team

Emily deAyala, MA, LPC, LMFT // President, Clinical Director

Emily deAyala completed her undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with honors, receiving a BA in Psychology and a minor in Educational Psychology. She then completed her Master of Arts in Counseling at St. Edward’s University, with a dual emphasis in marriage and family therapy and licensed professional counseling. After her graduate program, Emily worked in both private practice and medical settings before eventually opening Houston Sex Therapy, PLLC in 2012.

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Meryl Cohen, M.Ed., LCSW // AASECT Certified Sex Educator

Meryl Cohen, M.Ed., LCSW brings pyschoeducational workshops, groups, short-term counseling and intensives to Houston Sex Therapy clients.   Meryl Cohen is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator with Master's degrees in Education and Social Work. Her programs for Houston Sex Therapy will center on sexual communication by helping individuals and couples enhance their sexual and sensual lives through the lifespan.

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