What is sex therapy?

Sex therapy is a form of counseling that addresses a person's psychological or physical sexual concerns. It is intended to help individuals and couples resolve sexual difficulties such as:

  • Sexual and relational trauma
  • Concerns about sexual functioning, such as problems with arousal, orgasm, and painful sex
  • Compulsive sexual behavior
  • Low desire/changes in desire
  • Interest in exploring kinks, like BDSM
  • Enhancement of sexual relationships
  • Sexless marriage
  • Intimacy anorexia
  • Questions about identity and preferences
  • Interest in exploring different love styles
  • Difficulties related to infertility and pregnancy
  • Redefining sex for those with chronic health concerns/disabilities
  • Difficulty communicating about sex and body image
  • Basic sex education (includes advice for educating children about sex)

A type of traditional psychotherapy, sex therapy is only "talk therapy" and helps couples talk about sex with each other.

What goes on during sex therapy?

It is normal to feel anxious when reaching out to a sex therapist for the first time. The frequency of sessions vary depending on client schedule and the type of concern being addressed. It's important to note that sex therapy sessions do not involve any physical contact or sexual activity between client and therapist.

We will start our first session by talking about your general health, sexual background, sex education, beliefs about sex and your specific sexual concerns. Contact me for your free 15-minute consultation.