CounselorBarb

Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling and Sex Therapy

Sex Therapy

You may wonder what exactly sex therapy is and whether or not it’s for you. Issues or questions about sex or intimacy are very common and nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about.  According to the Mayo Clinic, about 1/3 of all adults have a question or concern about their sexuality.

Sexual therapy (or sexual counseling) can help.  Sex therapy counseling is talk therapy that provides information, education and/or help with communication and intimacy issues.   There is no physical contact with your sexual counselor.  If you are in a relationship, it is strongly recommended that you come to counseling with your significant other.  In relationships, sexual issues are couple issues.

Types of issues that sexual counseling can address:
  • lack of desire
  • difficulty achieving orgasm
  • premature ejaculation
  • erectile dysfunction
  • concern about sexual practice: “am I normal?”

Possible outcomes:

  • increased intimacy
  • more satisfying sex
  • less anxiety about sex
  • more positive self-image

Here is more information on sexual counseling/sex therapy from the Mayo Clinic:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sex-therapy/MC00065

To find a provider, look for someone who is certified by a board of sexology, such as the American Board of Sexology (ABS) or the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), or someone who is legitimately advertising themselves as a “sex therapist” (can demonstrate that they have had the 120 hours of training required by the state, and 6 months of supervision).

For more information on the services that I provide, including sexual counseling, please visit:

http://www.counselorbarb.com

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you for these thoughts. I think there are a lot of misconceptions about sex therapy. It’s important for people to get a clear understanding of what they can expect and the problem that can be resolved with a little work.

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