Mou's Story

Mou began her creative and helping journeys simultaneously at a young age. She was classically trained in piano as a young child and began writing poetry in her teens. Composing music and writing songs has always come naturally to her, 

 

Outside of her creative life, her work life and educational journey always focused on the helping professions. As a teen she worked as a summer camp counselor for special ed kids, three years in a row. 

In her early career, Mou lived in San Franciso and then Los Angeles, alternating between jobs in music and social services, working with a variety of populations and diverse lifestyles, including HIV/AIDS, sexual abuse survivors, foster system, and children in day treatment and school settings. She also held jobs in music, media and tech, including working as Production Manager for a company that developed streaming  online music in the very early days of the internet.

 

Finally, she made the choice to work for herself.  She opened her solo practice in 2007 while focusing on her own music and songwriting. Working for herself allowed her to meld creativity and her pleasure activism into all of her work.

Moushumi obtained her Bachelor's of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Human Sexuality, from San Francisco State University and get her Master of Art's degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University. She is licensed by the State of California Board of Behavioral Science, as a licensed psychotherapist. 

To meld her love of creativity with pleasure activism, Moushumi focuses on education via multi media. She has written 3 books on sex and relationships, is the creator of the media/film entities including The Sex Talk Series on Youtube and Temples and Brothels, Documentary Series,  and has created numerous online courses based on her teachings. She formerly hosted the "Sex Love & RocknRoll" podcast and Sexy Saturdays at The Liberace Penthouse workshops. 

Mou created Los Angeles Sex Therapy (LAST) in 2009, a collective of therapists, and coaches who center healthier attitudes around sexuality with special attention given to the experiences of BIPOC, LGBTQIA, Kink, Poly/Ethically Non Monogamous, and Sex Workers She always maintains a sex positive lens. LAST became 100% virtual in 2020. 

 

She has served as an adjunct faculty at Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology, and Pacific Oaks College in Los Angeles, CA. 

Moushumi is a contributor, and is featured in various publications and media outlets including Mens Fitness, Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Oprah Magazine, Hustler, Vice, Elle Magazine, Refinery 29, Playboy TV,  Investigation Discoveries, Oxygen Network, Hollywood Entertainment Today, CBS and more.

Mou has since continued to play in bands, write music for a variety of entities including her own project Ghosha and The Depressionistas coming soon. She has directed and edited numerous music videos as well. 

Today Mou's day-to-day consists of being the CEO of LAST, training new therapists in her methods, selling her courses, writing music solo and with several projects, and hanging out with her partner and their two cats.