WHAT IS SEX THERAPY?
Sex therapy is a unique and specialized type of professional counseling which focuses on helping people address their concerns about sex. This includes issues such as:
*Low Desire or Desire Discrepancies
*Difficulty with getting aroused
*Inability to reach orgasm
*Pain with intercourse
*Vaginismus (vaginal spasms which make intercourse impossible)
*Early or Delayed Ejaculation
*Unusual sexual desires or behaviors
*Sexually compulsive behavior
*Feelings of inhibition, or even aversion to sex
*Sexual identity or orientation issues
In Sex Therapy, we talk about your concerns. Sexual activity is NEVER a part of your actual therapy session. I will give you and your spouse exercises to do at home, which we will talk about in your sessions. Any therapist who engages in any form of sexual activity in session (or with clients at any time) is breaking a fundamental ethical rule. I will help you understand more about your sexual functioning and feelings, and help move you to a better relationship with sex and your sexuality. I may also provide information about anatomy, sexual response, and healthy sexual functioning.
Sex Therapy is a very specialized field, which requires considerable training. Many therapists say they work with sexual issues, but not all have adequate training to provide effective sex therapy. I have earned full certification as a Certified Sex Therapist from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), after working towards this for many years. The training includes education about sexual functioning, sex therapy techniques, and supervision by another Certified Sex Therapist. I am very proud to have earned this credential, and to be a member of AASECT.