SEX THERAPY IS FOR EVERYONE
There is no one typical sex therapy client. Sex therapy is for couples in long-term relationships, new couples, and people who are currently not in a relationship. Depending on your concern, therapy will likely include a combination of education, unpacking the elements at play during session, and exercises to do at home. If you are experiencing challenges or have hopes to impact your relationship to your body or to those of others, sex therapy can help.
There are no "typical" issues, but there are some things that we see frequently in some form. Here is a list of some things our therapists work with commonly. Please keep in mind that even if your issue isn't listed here, our therapists have likely seen it before and are ready to help.
DIVERSE IDENTITIES & RELATIONSHIP STYLES
Gender & Sexual Minorities
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, asexual, demisexual, queer and intersex identities
committed, non-monogamous intimate relationships
recreational, non-monogamous sexual relationships
Kink & BDSM
adult role-play between two or more individuals
enjoyment from wearing clothing commonly associated with the opposite gender
sexual arousal based around non-sexual objects, situations, or body parts
sex drive differences between a couple
sex, intimacy, and communication
Stages of Life Counseling
impact of life cycle changes (such as having children, menopause, aging or disabilities) on the sexual relationship
We can help parents talk to children of all ages appropriately and accurately about sex, and help them answer questions related to human sexuality.
inability or loss of ability to achieve orgasm
lack or absence of sexual desire
discomfort or pain with intercourse
involuntary tightening of the vagina during attempted intercourse
Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse
ejaculating sooner than desired
the inability to ejaculate or persistent difficulty in achieving orgasm
Loss of Sex Drive
decreased interest in sex
Sex & Aging, Disabilities or Illness
Contrary to what we see in movies and other media, good sex is not just for the young. People of all ages and abilities have a right to satisfying sex, and we're here to help you achieve your goals, whatever your ability.
Sex changes as the body changes and your body may not operate or respond the same way it once did, but that doesn't mean you have to give up physical intimacy and joy. Our therapists can help you work within your limitations to find ways to enjoy your body the way it is, and connect physically with your partner.
Other Common Concerns
Discovering infidelity can be devastating, and is often followed by intense emotions and difficult decisions. Whether the infidelity was physical or emotional, our therapists can assist in the process of getting you and your spouse to a place of trust, connection and intimacy while supporting the ultimate outcome you choose.
Sexual trauma occurs when people involved in sexual events cannot or do not give their consent, feel scared or helpless, or are injured or threatened. It can happen once or be a series of events that happen over time. Even if the event or events weren't violent, it can still be traumatic and have lasting effects on the person who experienced it and their relationships.
If you have experienced sexual trauma at any time in your life, working with a skilled, trauma-informed therapist can be a key step forward in the healing process.
sSexual addiction is one of the terms used to describe sexual activity that feels "out of control." Having a high sex drive doesn't make you a sex "addict." Neither does watching porn, having multiple partners or participating in cyber-sex. Problems develop when sexual activity occurs in a way that feels uncontrollable or results in harm to you and/or your relationships.
Our therapists can assist you in assessing your behaviors and offer guidance for you and your relationships in relation to sexual behaviors that may be problematic.