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Sex Therapy

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Are you feeling disconnected during sex?

Have you or your partner lost interest in sex?

Are you having trouble performing?

Do you have concerns or questions about your sexuality?

Are you having trouble talking about sex with your partner?

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.

Although many sexual issues originate from biological causes, the feelings that develop around them can also have a negative effect on your sex life. You may notice that once the physical cause is addressed, the “problem” is still there. This is not unusual.

Sex therapy can help.  Sex therapy is talk therapy (there is no physical contact with your sex therapist). It provides information, education and/or help with communication and intimacy issues, and also addresses the negative thought and feeling patterns that may have developed as a result of the original problem. If you are in a relationship, it is strongly recommended that you come to counseling with your significant other.  When occurring within the context of a relationship,  sexual issues are also couple issues.

Types of Issues Addressed:

  • Lack of desire
  • Lack of physical intimacy
  • Difficulty achieving orgasm
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Concern about sexual practice: “am I normal?”
  • Compulsive sexual behaviors

Possible Outcomes:

sex therapy, improved intimacy, good sexual communication

  • Increased intimacy
  • More satisfying sex
  • Less anxiety about sex
  • More positive self-image
  • More sexual confidence
  • Improved relationship
  • Less arguing

 

 

Still not sure what sex therapy is? Read “The Secrets of Sex Therapy.”

Not sure if you need a sex therapist? Try this quiz from a Seattle sex therapist.

To see how I have helped others, read my Testimonials.

For more information on sex therapy visit:  The Secrets of Sex Therapy and the definition of Sex Therapy by the Mayo Clinic.

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