As a sex therapist, this is a question I hear nearly every time I tell someone what I do. Sex therapy is a specialized field that deals with human sexuality. There are a wide variety of subcategories within sex therapy, including but not limited to:
- Readjusting Sex Life after Transitions (having children, menopause, injury, etc.)
- Low/ No Desire
- Pain During Sex
- Sex Education
- Desire Discrepancies
- History of Sexual Abuse or Trauma
- Lack of Orgasm
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Sexual Identity Issues
- Sexual Orientation Issues
Often times I hear stories from clients who have come from other therapists who were not comfortable addressing sex. Having the ability to openly explore sexuality is extremely beneficial for individuals and couples. In the United States, we have a tendency to be somewhat shaming and sheltered in regards to sexuality. I find that helping people to remove the shame and begin openly talking about their bodies, their sexuality and the issues that they are experiencing can be extremely empowering.
That being said, I am not a sex surrogate. All therapy is talk therapy and done with clothes on!
As a therapist I can help you to explore all the aspects of who you are, including sex, in order to help empower you to become the best you possible. Through talk therapy, goal-setting, and a multitude of other techniques I can help you facilitate a deeper connection with yourself and your partner.