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About David Yarian, Ph.D.

Sex Therapist and Psychologist David Yarian, Ph.D.Dr. David Yarian received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan. He has been a Psychologist in private practice in Nashville, Tennessee since 1980, specializing in marital and family therapy, the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression, grief and bereavement, stress management, and recovery from child sexual abuse. He is a Certified Sex Therapist.

Dr. Yarian has been Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, as well as clinical supervisor at the Vanderbilt University Psychological and Counseling Center. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Family Therapy Academy, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute.

David Yarian, Ph.D.

Publications, Websites and Media Products from David Yarian, Ph.D.

The Guide to Self-Help Books - Dr. Yarian produced this extensive, annotated guide to recommend the best books for self-help, personal growth and self-improvement.

Saving The Earth - Dr. Yarian's newest project, this annotated resource for environmental books includes sections on ecology, global warming, conservation, renewable energy, ecopsychology as well as a chronological survey of classic and award-winning nature writing.

The Alchemy of Peace & Love: Magical Meditations to Calm the Mind and Lift the Spirit - Dr. Yarian co-wrote the text for this 2 CD set which provides a guided relaxation meditation and a self-esteem building meditation.

"Tantric Sexuality Education," invited chapter in Earning a Living Outside of Managed Mental Health Care: 50 Ways to Expand Your Practice, ed. by Steven Walfish. American Psychological Association, 2010.

The 50 Greatest Self-Help Books - In this Self-Help resource, Dr. Yarian profiles the books that he believes are “The Fifty Greatest Self-Help Books.” He also describes his approach to selecting and evaluating self-help resources.

"All I Want Is to Be Wanted" chapter 4 in He Said/She Said: What's the One Thing That Men and Women Want in the Bedroom, ed. by Liberty Kontranowski. AccessRX.com, 2010.