Mistress Damiana Chi, Ph.D. has been a full-time practicing Professional Dominatrix in Los Angeles since 2000 and has one of the most highly-regarded reputations in the U.S. pro domme community. Trained in traditional BDSM techniques, Mistress Damiana has incorporated these skills into developing her own style of domination that is very unique and personalized, resulting in an experience that is profound, cathartic, as well as grounding for her submissives.  Because she is naturally psychologically-minded and has an educational background and clinical training in psychology, her practice of the art of domination is very psychological in nature.
Dr. Chi holds a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology, M.A. degree in counseling psychology, and a B.A. degree in behavioral studies. Her educational background, clinical training, and post-graduate studies were rooted in depth psychology (Jungian and archetypal) and is at the heart of her understanding and teachings of BDSM dynamics. The marriage of her two long time passions–depth psychology and BDSM–gave birth to her Dominatrix training course, called The Dominatrix Archetype: A Psychological and Practical Methodology Workshop.  The success of her signature course and its evolutionary teachings led to founding her FemDom training academy, The Evolutionary Dominatrix™ Academy, where she offers a one-of-a-kind, psychologically-based, comprehensive, high-level mentorship and certification program in the art and mastery of Conscious Female Domination to Women all around the world.
Dr. Chi is a Certified Sexologist, specializing in kink-knowledgeable life coaching and BDSM psychodrama play therapy. She does not offer psychoanalytically-based psychotherapy (as per her academic and clinical training) because she does not work with clients in the way of analyzing “why” one is into BDSM, or speculate the sources of or reasons for one’s kinks, for she does not feel that assists in one’s healing and personal growth.  She works with clients in an empathic, coaching-style approach in support of a sex-positive kink/BDSM lifestyle, focusing on building a healthy self-image and self-acceptance, and nurturing relationships. In couples sessions, she helps the couple foster their relationship as two humans who care about one another as well as two people who identify with and relate to one another in their kink dynamic.
Dr. Chi endeavors to support those who are exploring BDSM privately, as well as the kink community at large, by way of her many years of experience and expertise in integrating the fields of BDSM and psychology, celebrating this unique and profound level of connection in the human experience.