Sex therapy Overview

Sex therapy addresses the psychological issues underneath sexual problems. We will work together  to explore your concerns and feelings about sex and intimacy. Sexual problems can develop as a result of your ideas and beliefs about sex, relationship struggles, biological functioning, and cultural pressures. Depending on the issue being worked on, individuals or couples come for sex therapy. 

 

 
 

Sex Therapy

Sex therapy may sound strange, awkward, or intimidating to you, but that's because most people don't know what sex therapy entails.  Sex therapy is just like regular psychotherapy, except that sex therapists have specialized training  in sexual health, and diagnosing and treating sexual disorders. Sex therapists help couples and individuals identify and work through emotional issues that contribute to sexual problems by using  cognitive therapy to change thoughts and attitudes, along with behavioral techniques that change physical symptoms and behavior.  Sex therapy interventions can include:

  • Psychoeducation about sexual functioning and the sexual response cycle 
  • Mindfulness exercises
  • Repairing relationship issues
  • Intensive  therapy if necessary
  • Exercises and homework 

 


Common Issues 

  • Painful Sex
  • Low Desire
  • Alternative lifestyles
  • Shame around sexuality
  • Mismatched sex drives
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Delayed ejaculation 
  • Difficulty achieving orgasm
  • Wanting to explore your gender identity or sexual orientaiton 
  • Past experiencec with sexual trauma that is currently affecting your sex life

 

 

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What to Expect 

Sex therapy never involves any sexual contact between you and me. If you're nervous about talking about sex, don’t worry, I'll make you feel comfortable, and you’ll feel supported and empowered.  You can expect straightforward and compassionate guidance and feedback from me. We will work collaboratively to help you feel comfortable and happy with your sexuality.