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Vena Blanchard, DHS

Vena completed her Doctorate in Human Sexuality at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. After joining the International Professional Surrogates Association (IPSA), she began training surrogate partners and sex therapists, and nearly all the certified surrogate partners currently working in the United States were trained by Vena. Vena Blanchard is a nationally recognized expert in surrogate partner therapy and sex therapy. She is a professional member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS); certified in both Sex Education and Clinical Sexology, and elected to office in all of her professional organizations. Every year Vena teaches undergrads and graduate students at universities and colleges throughout Southern California -- UCLA, UCSD, San Diego State, University of Pheonix, Pepperdine University, etc. and honored repeatedly with invitations to conduct educational seminars, workshops, and participate in symposia at professional conferences. She may be reached at