Sex therapy is a specialty area of psychotherapy. It focuses on the relief sexual symptoms, often related to a sexual dysfunction. The main goal is to improve sexual functioning, communication between partners, and overall wellness. Sex therapy is talk therapy and employs many of the same principles as other therapeutic modalities, but the presenting problem related to a sexual concern.
While there are many kinds of sexual concerns that people bring to our sessions, some of the most common I see are:
- Lack of desire/libido (not wanting sex)
- Desire discrepancies (one partner wanting sex more)
- Couples communication issues
- Post-partum concerns
- Sexual identity exploration
- Dealing with sexual abuse or other negative sexual experiences
- Sex & sexually transmissible illnesses
- Sex after cancer (or other chronic illnesses)
- Lack of orgasm
- Pain with intercourse
- Sexual aversion (avoiding sex or sexual situations)
- Problematic sexual issues such as pornography use and/or sexual addiction
This list is in no way exhaustive! If you don’t see your exact problem listed here, don’t feel embarrassed. Please contact me and I’ll let you know how I might help.