What is sex therapy?
Sex therapy is a form of therapy which focuses on sexuality, including behaviors, physiological, and psychological issues that an individual or couple/open/poly relationships may encounter. Working through the lens of sexuality allows for an exploration of various themes including intimacy, problematic sexual behaviors (including overconsumption of dating/hook up applications and pornography), and physiological issues such as erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, and painful intercourse.
Sex therapy is for individuals who seek to create deeper intimacy either with self or with others. Sex therapy is also for couples/open/poly relationships who seek to create deeper intimacy in their lives.
Sex therapy is for all orientations and genders.
When working with individuals and couples/open/poly relationships there are many techniques that can be used. Sometimes talk therapy works best, at other times homework assignments will be given to explore various themes that are present during a session.
While the issue of sex and sexuality can feel serious, it can also be viewed in a playful, humorous and engaging way. I make room for both in my practice.
I am a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and abide by their code of ethics.
I do not practice nor do I support conversion or sexual orientation change theory.
For those that are struggling with problematic sexual behavior, I work through the lens of Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OSCB), a holistic approach to working with problematic sexual behavior. OSCB focuses on an adherence to six sexual health and wellness principles.
I invite you to ask any questions you may have.