Sex Therapy

Sex therapy is a form of psychotherapy designed to remedy barriers to intimacy and sexual problems. In the process of sex therapy, a wide variety of questions will be asked. Topics may include marital or relationship conflicts, communication problems, specific health and medical issues, traumatic experiences, lifestyle and hobbies, work and family information, specific aspects of sexual functioning, emotional concerns involving anxiety, depression, anger, shame, and/or guilt.

Is sex therapy right for you?

Sex therapy can be for anyone, of any orientation in any relationship structure. The only requirement is that there is a sense of commitment and motivation to improve the quality of intimacy. Sex Therapy is appropriate for:

Individuals wanting to deal with sexual identity issues.
o People in relationships wanting to increase sexual intimacy.
o People who want to deal with sexual inhibitions.
o People who are dissatisfied with their sexual functioning.

What sex therapy can help with

People considering a sex therapist may experience, or have a partner experiencing, one or more of the following:

Lack of interest in sex.
o Inability to have intercourse.
o Painful sex or difficult entry.
o Problems with orgasm.
o Erection difficulty.
o Premature ejaculation.
o Issues related to rape, incest, sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse.
o Sexual performance issues related to the stress of infertility or menopause.
o Coping with a chronic sexually transmitted disease or medical condition.
o Relationship conflict and lack of emotional intimacy.
o The impact of anxiety and depression on sexual functioning.
o Lack of time and energy for sex.
o Problems with out of control sexual behavior.

Common Questions

The best way to select a therapist that would be a good fit for you is to ask questions during a phone consultation and/or come in for an in-person meeting with a therapist whose specializations seem right for you. While you are talking with a potential therapist, the therapist can get to know your circumstances to see if they can help and that is also a good opportunity for you to evaluate them and see if they seem like they could be helpful for you.
We do not have sex surrogate contacts available for recommendation. In addition, we work to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in each session but there is no physical touching during session.
This depends on your presenting issues and who you are as a person. Most clients come weekly or every other week depending on their needs or financial constraints. According to research, most clients know by the 6th to 8th session whether therapy is good/right for them. The best approach to therapy for yourself is to give the process about a 6-month commitment. Depending on the issue being treated and how much work you put into yourself, therapy can go longer or shorter.
We offer reasonable rates based on what times are needed for appointments and your income. We try to be as financially accommodating as possible. Payment is taken care of at the start of each session and you can have a billing statement provided to you for insurance reimbursement. Payment can be provided through Cash, Credit, or Checks. We do not handle insurance directly but you may receive reimbursement for services provided depending on your insurance plan. Give your insurance a call and determine what your coverage is to find out if you are eligible for mental health reimbursement benefits.
Sexual problems can occur in all types of relationships and all relationship structures, whether heterosexual, gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Additionally, people of all relationship styles, including polyamorous, open, or separated partners can experience relationship or sexual concerns. We respectfully work with people to find solutions that meet the unique needs of their relationships.
If you are single and feel there are specific sexual concurs or issues that you can't figure out on your own or work through with the support of friends of family, then working with a sex therapist can be a helpful new way to approach the issue.
Sometimes people come to counseling to try and define their problems. Often anxiety or depression and loss of self esteem accompany sexual concerns and it is difficult to figure out what's wrong. We will work closely with each individual or couple to identify the source of the concern in order maximize positive results.
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