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Sex Therapy

"Sex plays an extraordinarily important part in our lives because it is perhaps the only deep, firsthand experience we have." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

 

What Is It?

Sex therapy refers to the exploration and treatment of a wide range of presenting problems within the field of human sexuality.  Just like in traditional psychotherapy or counseling, you sit in your chair, I sit in mine, and we talk about what's going on for you.  Unlike traditional therapy, however, I intend to offer you safety, power, and permission to discuss your experiences, hopes, desires, and concerns pertaining to sex and sexuality.  Here, you are both encouraged to view your sexual life on center stage and empowered to reshape the kind of sexual life you want to live with the guidance of a therapist with years of clinical training and education

in sexuality, a topic often barely (if at all) covered in most mental health

programs and settings.

 

While sex therapy is most often associated with the treatment of sexual

"dysfunctions" in men and women in relationships, it can absolutely benefit

individuals, couples, or larger groups struggling with any number of concerns

with regards to sex and sexuality.  Sex is with us from the womb until the

tomb.  It knows no borders, be they age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender,

sexual orientation, disability, or relationship status.  Whether you are an 

individual struggling with your gender or sexual identity, a couple looking to

spice up or redefine a waning sexual relationship, or a larger group interested

in creating new strategies for fostering safety in the relationship, sex therapy

can be a wonderful tool to aid in your journey toward exploring, expressing,

and embracing your sexual and intimate life.

 

Feel free to see the Frequency Asked Questions section to learn more about

what to expect from a sex therapist. 

Possible Issues Addressed in Sex Therapy
 
Mismatched partner sexual or erotic desire
The unexpected loss of your sex drive
Intense fear around the topic of sex
Inability to focus or concentrate during sex
Betrayal or infidelity in your relationship
A traumatic or painful coming out experience
Struggles around sexual orientation and gender identity
Difficulty navigating your sexuality and your religion
Physical or medical obstacles to a fulfilling sexual relationship
Shame or guilt over your sexual thoughts, feelings, or desires
Anxiety around the integration and experience of your sexuality
Confusion around sexual morality and beliefs about right and wrong
Sexual assault, domestic violence, rape, or other forms of sexual abuse
Facilitating the exploration of alternative sexual practices