Today we’d like to introduce you to Moushumi Ghose.
Moushumi, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I came to LA almost 20 years ago from San Francisco to pursue a more creative lifestyle. I had a BA in Psychology, and was working as a counselor but wanted to dive into music, and to be more creative in general. The tech industry was in it’s infancy at the time and many of the startups seemed to have all the creative qualities I craved, so I took a job at a tech company to get my start in LA. which led to a start in working in music. I also began playing in bands, writing music, and performing. The tech world actually convinced me to go back to school to get my masters become a therapist – I realized I didn’t want to sit behind a desk and push papers.
Ultimately, I opened my psychotherapy practice specializing in sexuality because encouraging people to live openly, without restraints, to embrace and fly their freak flag seemed a natural world for me, as it has always been my thing as well.
Has it been a smooth road?
So many struggles! At time, it has felt that my psychotherapy pulled me away from music and creativity. The marketing side of any business can be that way, whether it be my writing business, my band or my therapy business, marketing which I am actually pretty good at, has that effect of robbing your soul, so to speak. It is important to find balance.
Not to mention, people don’t understand the idea that one can have several passions and thus several businesses, so getting support is not always easy. The creative process varies for everyone, and as business people who are also artists, again it’s important to find balance. It always comes down to balance.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
I am a sex-positive psychotherapist, published author and a musician and am currently making a documentary film, Temples and Brothels about sexual practices in the wild west corner of the US.
I love working with people helping them around their sexuality issues. Helping people find new ways of expressing their sexuality, talking about sex and helping them navigate the waters of all the social pressures of dating and relationship is a passion of mine. I do specialize in alternative relationships, and do encourage people to look outside of the box when it comes to things like heterosexuality and monogamy. I believe that there is more to sex and relationships than the typical hetero-normative story we are all spoon fed here in the US.
I started out seeing clients, doing this one-on-one which then grew to doing TV appearances including Playboy TV and Investigation Discovery, writing books and getting published, creating and producing a web series (The Sex Talk Series), writing for various publications, being interviewed for numerous outlets on the topic of sex and relationships, and to my most recent endeavor directing a documentary film on the subject, and another in the preliminary stages as well. I feel proud that my message is one that is recognized as an important matter in our society and that people take it seriously. Too many people feel shame and lack knowledge about sex and it is ultimately my clients and audience who have given me this platform to effect change on a broader scale.
I also love to write. Creating this movie, writing books, and making music have also been a major part of my journey and I truly feel grateful for all the opportunities that have opened up for me.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Yes, I would love to transition into doing more media work, directing documentary films, and writing music are things I feel very strongly about, and would like this to become an integral part of the business model.
- Face-to-face session is $250
- Online session is $200
- Website: www.MoushumiGhose.com
- Phone: 323-739-4250
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: moushumiamour
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesSexTherapy/
- Twitter: moushumiamour
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