Mauricio P. Yabar, LCSW, CST

Mauricio P. Yabar, LCSW, CST


Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Area of Focus:

  • Sexual shame and stigma
  • Sexual trauma
  • Atypical sexual interests and identities
  • Sexual violence and sexual offending
  • Relationship concerns
  • Anxiety-related challenges
  • Gay and bisexual men’s sexual behaviors


Ph.D., Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University (Predicted graduation – 2023)
M.S.W., Clinical Social Work from Winder University (2012)
M.Ed., Human Sexuality Education (Clinical Track) from Widener University (2012)
B.A., Psychology from Montclair State University (2009)

Mauricio’s Recent Articles

Professional Background

Mauricio is a licensed clinical social worker in Virginia and Colorado and a certified sex therapist through the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Mauricio is currently working on a doctorate in social work at Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned his master’s degrees in clinical social work and human sexuality education from Widener University and has been a practicing psychotherapist since 2012. Mauricio received formal postgraduate training in narrative therapy from some of the leading practitioners in this therapeutic modality, including its co-founder, David Epston.

As a therapist, Mauricio works with individuals suffering from the effects of sexual shame, trauma, and social stigma. These may include relationship issues, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger and resentment, among other challenges. Through his narrative therapeutic approach, Mauricio assists his clients repair harm to their identities and self-concept, thus enabling a transformative journey toward preferred realities and new possibilities. His current research primarily focuses on the phenomenon of youth sexual offending and the experiences of gay and bisexual men with a history of homophobic bullying. Mauricio has presented on his therapeutic work and his research at numerous conferences, both nationally and internationally.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
  • Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)
  • Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)