Sexuality and Therapy
Sex therapy is a form of talk psychotherapy with an emphasis on sexuality. Most sex therapists have education and training in the physiological processes that are part of human sexuality, sexual response cycles and ways to assess and treat various sexual difficulties, often within the relational context. Sex therapists collaborate with physicians, nurse practitioners and physical therapists to provide comprehensive treatment for sexual difficulties.
AASECT (American Association of Sex Education Counseling and Therapy) is the national certifying body that certifies sex therapists and supervisors.
Professional and Experienced
I have many years of experience not only as an AASECT certified sex therapist but also as an AASECT approved supervisor who trains and supervises aspiring sex therapists. In my sex therapy sessions, I learn about the developmental, relational and sexual history of my clients. This serves as a roadmap to interpret current sexual challenges, expectation and satisfaction. In my sex therapy treatment, I use talk therapy, coaching, mindfulness, guided imagery and EMDR. I also use homework to encourage couples to work towards their goals between sessions. Some homework assignments could include assigned reading, experimentation with role-plays and sex toys, sensate focus, sexual communication and exploring interesting aspects of kink within their comfort level.
I have successfully treated individuals and couples with numerous sexual difficulties
- Low or mismatched sex drive
- Orgasmic issues
- Sexual pain (Vaginismus, Dyspareunia, Vulvadynia)
- Erectile issues
- Performance anxiety
- Sexual inhibition
- Sexual trauma and related sexual difficulties
- Sexual difficulties related to infertility
- Postpartum sexual adjustment
- Sexual concerns related to aging, menopause and andropause
- Sexuality after different forms of cancers and other illnesses