Welcome to the website for the Desert Center for Sexuality Awareness (DCSA)!
Founded in 2011, the mission of the DCSA is to provide services to the people of the Coachella Valley and beyond. These public services are to promote sexual health and happiness, to provide sex education to diverse audiences, to create and sustain community, and to expand the awareness of sexual culture through art.
We are a collective of psychotherapists and others who are here to enhance the sexual well being and happiness of our clients in an ethical, safe, and fun environment. We have the Coachella Valley’s only Certified Sex Therapist. Our staff each have very different educations, experiences and training, and methods of treatment, creating a rich and fertile environment for collaboration. One aspect we all share is that we approach treatment from a client-centered, humanistic framework. We offer a variety of programs for men and women and those in between, for everyone from kids to seniors, and for those of any sexual orientation.
Current and Upcoming Events
Gottman Couples’ Workshop
March 13-14, 2014
Toni Parker, PhD
David Reid-Marr: “Unmade”
Opening and Reception, Saturday December 7th at 6:00pm
David Reid-Marr was born in England and graduated from the Royal College of Art. He sang in a punk band, farmed in Dorset, and moved to the United States to study Zen with Maezumi Roshi, becoming a Buddhist monk for 15 years. He currently teaches painting and drawing at Idyllwild Arts Academy and is an adjunct professor at Cal. State San Bernardino. He recently co-authored a book, Emergent Teaching. His works include painting, drawing, sculpture and performance art.
The title of the show, “Unmade” is taken from the piece “God loves an Unmade Bed.” In that context “unmade” refers to the beauty of imperfection, or as Rumi put it, “The wounded place is where the light enters you.” In other pieces “unmade” implies suspension of authorship. This became most visible during the drawing of “The Parting of the Red Sea” where the figures seemed to appear without agency. In yet another interpretation the title describes the process of art making, which for Reid-Marr is never conclusive.