As sex-positive therapist , I am knowledgeable, experienced and respect your orientation, gender and erotic preferences. I have been involved in sex education for over 20-years. I've worked with 100s of clients about sexual pleasure, sexual problems and alternative sexuality. Many of my clients come to me to address sexuality related issues and it is a significant part of my practice.
What is Sex Therapy?
A fulfilling sex life is vital to your health for many reasons. The physical and emotional elements of a healthy sex life have far reaching benefits including lower blood pressure, better heart health and stress reduction. Sex is also a natural, fun part of life! However, for some, sex is a source of anxiety and worry. Sexual dysfunction can lead to relationship complications, loss of confidence and other negative effects.
Sex therapy is therapy that focuses specifically on sexual concerns. Some of the issues I treat in my practice include difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection, low libido, delayed or premature ejaculation, difficulty achieving or reaching orgasm, distressing sexual thoughts and decreased sexual desire or pleasure. Sometimes these issues can arise due to trauma, depression, anxiety, hormonal changes, aging or medications. I can help you pinpoint the source of the concerns and work towards a solution. Sometimes people come individually for sexual issues and somethings they bring their partner(s).
What does sex therapy look like?
Sex therapy includes my getting a thorough sexual history, including your solo and partnered sexual experiences which include unwanted sexual contact you have had or are having. I will be interested in when the issue became a problem. Sometimes people have difficulty identifying, accepting or communicating to any person their core erotic themes.
I will assign homework exercises which might be solo or may include a partner and when you return you'll report back on how the exercises went. And often there are other psychological and emotional issues that come up that are related to your thoughts and feelings about sex, so we will discuss those together.
Sex therapy does NOT include physical touch between me as a therapist and you as the patient. There may be times when I feel it is important that you have a physical exam by a medical professional and we will discuss that. What sex therapy does entail is my creating a safe, comfortable and collaborative space for us to speak about what is troubling you.