Anastasia Gorden

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor

Education: PsyD

Industry Expertise: marriage and family therapy

Research Interest: internalized racial-sexual stereotypes and its impact on intimate relationships


Dr. Anastasia Gorden is a recent graduate having completed her doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy at Alliant International University. Her dissertation focus included explore racial-sexual stereotypes and the impact it has on sexual expression. Clinically, her focus includes working primarily with adults in couples and sex therapy. She also facilitates workshops on emotional healing from racial trauma as well as host workshops that address assumptions around sex, sexuality, in addition to healing from sexual trauma. Overall facilitating safe and collaborative spaces where mindfulness, relational growth, and healthy communication for couples can coexist is her passion.