Sex therapy addresses the psychological issues that lie beneath the surface of sexual problems. Often our physical “performance” is directly related to our deep-seated concerns, feelings, ideas, and beliefs about sex—in addition to our relationship struggles, biological functioning, and socio-cultural influences.
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 can diagnose and treat sexual disorders.
Sex therapists help 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 is effective with individuals as well as couples, depending on what is being addressed.
Sex therapy interventions can include:
Psychoeducation about sexual functioning and the sexual response cycle
Repairing relationship issues
Intensive therapy if necessary
Exercises and homework
Common issues that I can help you with
Shame around sexuality
Mismatched sex drives
Difficulty achieving orgasm
Wanting to explore your gender identity or sexual orientation
Past experience with sexual trauma that is currently affecting your sex life
What can you expect?
To be very clear: Sex therapy never involves any sexual contact between a therapist and a patient. If talking about sex makes you feel nervous, you will be constantly assured that you are in a safe, supportive place where you can feel empowered to articulate your needs and desires in a way that is true to you. You can expect straightforward and compassionate guidance and feedback from me. We will work collaboratively to build your confidence and satisfaction with your sexuality and its role in your authentic, powerful life.
60 min $175 | 90 min $255
60 min $190| 90 min $285