Sex therapy is a form of talk therapy that addresses the relational, cognitive, emotional, physical and psycho-social factors influencing one’s sexual experience. No sexual activity or sexual surrogacy is performed during sex therapy. A Sex Therapist is a licensed psychotherapist with extensive and very specialized training in treating clients with sexual concerns. Sex Therapists have a vast sexual education and therefore have an expanded awareness of sexuality that surpasses personal opinions and cultural narratives.
Creating a safe setting where you can discuss your sexual concerns without judgment, embarrassment or shame is essential in Sex Therapy.
Your process begins with a thorough assessment that includes a sexual history. Following this assessment, you will create a meaningful treatment plan with specific goals for your therapy.
Some of the more common sexual concerns treated in Sex Therapy include:
-Incompatible Sexual Styles
-Depression & Anxiety Associated with Sex
-Emotional Intimacy and Couples Communication
-Alternative Relationship Styles
-Aging and Sexuality
-Sexual Abuse Recovery & Reclaiming Sexuality
-Problematic Sexual Behaviors
-Internal Erotic Conflicts
-Bridging Spirituality and Sexuality
-Low Sexual Confidence
-Sexless or Low Sex Relationships
-Postpartum/Parenting & Sexuality
Women and men experiencing sexual discord often experience depression, anxiety, relational problems and diminished self-esteem. If you are in need of assistance or support with a sexual/relational concern don't hesitate to reach out.