About Dr. Sara

Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD, is a social psychologist and global thought leader in the fields of couples counseling (with sub-specialization in psychosexual therapy), cross-cultural fluency, diversity and inclusion. She has practiced across the world, including in London, New York and Palo Alto, and currently in Beverly Hills, California.

Throughout her work, there are several common threads, the most fundamental of which is her belief in “loving many through one” and therefore the possibility of creating world peace one relationship at a time. Her commitment to the growth of our human community manifests itself through her multi-dimensional efforts as a clinician, consultant, educator, author, keynote speaker and media influencer. 

Dr. Sara is a sought-after speaker and an expert facilitator. She has presented more than 500 keynote addresses and workshops on a variety of topics across the globe. She has also been a senior cultural advisor and strategic consultant for governments, international NGOs, United Nation-affiliated agencies, Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, and professional organizations across 38 countries.

Dr. Sara is the recipient of multiple awards and accolades. In 2007, she received the World Association for Sexual Health runner-up award for Excellence and Innovation for her international work in the area of human development. In 2011, she was a winner for Pfizer’s Innovation of the Year Award for establishing the company’s Customer Insights Council and for designing an integrative strategic plan to make customers a priority for the enterprise.

Dr. Sara has been featured by the BBC, ABC News, Al Jazeera, Hürriyet, Salamat, CNN, NPR, and Shaw TV. She was named as one of the Best Love Doctors by Harper’s Bazaar, and one of the Women in the Know by Daily Mirror. DatingAdvice.com named her one of the 10 Best Sex and Dating Experts in 2015. In March 2018, she was honored by the British Council as a UK Alumni Award finalist in the category of Social Impact. This award is the most prestigious in the category of Education offered by The British Council. 

Combining her experience as a former member of the International Federation of Journalists and her research expertise, Dr. Sara created and hosted a program on sexuality and relationship issues for BBC World Service called The Whispers, which received the BBC’s Innovation of the Year Award in 2007. The program was the first of its kind in the Middle East and is still being broadcast, continuing to reach millions of Farsi-speaking viewers across the globe.

Dr. Sara is also a prolific and award-winning author with three books, several book chapters, and a multitude of peer-reviewed articles and white papers to her credit. She has served on the board of various professional organizations. Currently, she serves at the Religion and Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights Task Force of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Advisory Board of the World Association for Sexual health (WAS).

Her most recent contribution to the field has been the design and validation of an assessment called the Relationship Panoramic, which is intended to help individuals and couples create and maintain thriving relationships. She is currently based on Southern California and travels widely.

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