What is Sex Therapy?

Have you ever worried about sexual performance? Why your relationship is suffering? Or wondered if you have a sexual dysfunction?

Is it time to make a commitment to improve your sex life?

If so, I want to help.

Sex Therapy is a specialized form of therapy that allows the client (individual or partnered) to explore the origins of his/her/their sexual issues. Sex Therapy is based on the assumption that sex is positive and a meaningful part of a healthy life. Both males and females have the right to equality within the realm of sexuality. The primary mode of treatment encompasses talk therapy, emotional and mental exploration, as well as take home exercises when needed.

An important goal of Sex Therapy is developing a meaningful relationship with the self as well as meaningful relationships with others. Sexual issues can range from emotional, biological/physiological, behavioral, and psychological. Sexual issues can play havoc on an individual’s self identity, level of functioning and outlook on life. It is because of this that the etiology of Sex Therapy helps individual’s integrate healthy sexual expression into their lives.

Sexual issues can also be the product of other things happening in an individual’s life, i.e. relationship issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, health issues, medications to name a few. When in a relationship (no matter how that relationship is defined), it is important for the other partner(s) be supportive of Sex Therapy. The number one reason for this is that it allows both partners to take responsibility for improving the relationship.

With the above stated, the success of treatment depends on the client’s motivation, the client’s goals for treatment, the issue presented, and the underlying issues.

It is really important to remember- the ACTION you take is key to success.  You can be in therapy for 20 years and if you don't take action you will be in therapy another 20 years.  Taking action can be difficult as it often takes people out of their comfort zones- I get that- however, even small steps will accumulate into BIG changes in the long run!

What small (or big) step will you take today?