Sex therapy or counseling is a specialized form of talk therapy* that focuses on concerns of sexual functioning, expression, or communication about sex.

 
Most couples have sexual problems at some point and most problems are quite fixable. My commitment to each of my clients is to hold a warm and inviting space in order to meet each of them wherever they are on their personal path to pleasure.

An opportunity to voice needs and wants in a safe, contained environment.

Because of feelings of hurt, anger, resentment, disappointment, and inhibition, many partners have a difficult time solving their intimate issues on their own because .
Many couples deeply desire to talk to each other but cannot find the right words or the right time, so they keep quiet, and the problems feel bigger than they are.
Sex a space where we cannot hide from our partners.  If we are not present or enjoying the moment, our partner is aware. If partners are not having sex, everyone is aware of the impact.
Talking through the various elements of sexual experience in a therapeutic setting can help individuals and partners identify obstacles (that might exist beyond the realm of sexual performance) and find solutions to sexual and relationship issues.
A well-trained sex therapist is aware of how overwhelming it may feel to talk about this intimate subject.

We don't just get one sexuality in our lifetime, we get many.

Throughout the lifespan, the body and our sexuality changes.
What turned us on at one time, may not turn is on after life events such as childbirth, career changes, death of a loved one, health issues, or even daily life stressors.
Rather than think that there is something wrong which causes more shutting down, withdrawing and avoidance, sex counseling creates a space to explore what each partner desires and new ways of holding space for one another that can lead to increased intimacy and connection.

Sex therapy becomes an opportunity to explore the stories and beliefs we hold about sex.

Most of us hold misinformation, beliefs, or misunderstandings about sex learned from well-intended parents and cultural or religious traditions. Sex counseling becomes an opportunity to talk, clarify, update and heal misunderstandings from childhood well-intended caretakers as well as misunderstandings that occur in long-term relationships.
As stated before, our sexuality changes throughout the lifespan, and so does the sexuality of a relationship.
Sex therapy is also the space where the sexual stories of the individuals and the partnership can be recreated by expanding what sex and sexuality is for each individual while integrating what is the sexuality of the relationship.

Sex is not just a physical act.

Sex embodies and integrates the physical, the emotional, the mental, and the spiritual aspects of all partners.
Counseling can help individuals and couples explore different facets of sexuality.
Sexuality is not only about functioning but creating more intimacy and pleasure. Ultimately helping you experience amazing sex as your birthright.

Sessions can assist a couple or an individual.

  • Libido differences in partners
  • Loss of desire, Difficult arousal, Performance anxiety
  • Intimacy
  • Sexual abuse
  • Anorgasmia (lack of orgasm)
  • Pain: dyspareunia, vulvodynia, vaginismus, pelvic pain
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Birthing trauma
  • Body image
  • Aging and sexuality
  • Spirituality and sexuality

*Sex therapy/counseling does not involve any form of physical contact, nudity, or sexual behavior between client and therapist.