SSSHC therapists have years of experience working in a variety of areas including: couples therapy; compulsive or obsessive sexual behavior; difficulties with erection; rapid or delayed ejaculation; loss or lack of desire and desire discrepancy in the couple relationship; vaginismus (muscle spasms of the vagina that impede penetration); sexual pain; gender identity concerns; issues of sexual identity and orientation; fetishism; sexual trauma; paraphilias; polyamory and non-monogamous relationships; sexuality and illness, aging, and/or physical ability; and sex during and post pregnancy, among others.
Beginning April 4, 2017, the South Shore Sexual Health Center, LLC, (SSSHC) will be providing all of the CEU’s and Skills Training needed to become an American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) certified Sex Therapist. Learn more
Rather than attending therapy in a more ongoing way, busy clients are offered the option to participate in three 90 minute intensive sessions that take place over the course of a weekend. These sessions are highly structured, directive, and focused, allowing for quicker movement through the issue or issues at hand. Common topics include: recovery from an affair, skills to enhance sexual play, rekindling desire in the relationship, sexual communication, and negotiation of a non-monogamous lifestyle, among many others. Therapy is not only directed at dissolution of the identified issue, but ongoing sexual and intimate satisfaction for the lifespan of the couple. Partners should leave with a greater understanding of both their intimate relationship and themselves.
Group therapy offers our clients a unique opportunity to learn from and grow with a small number of others. Participants report feeling supported, accepted, and connected in the group therapy environment in a way that is therapeutic even on its own. We believe strongly in the transformative effect of interpersonal learning and sharing on personal growth. The groups, and the dynamics of the groups themselves, are the primary means of change. We add new groups on an ongoing basis, so visit our group therapy page often for current offerings.
SSSHC will periodically hold workshops that are open to students, supervisees, and clients alike. Topics range from intimacy skill building for couples, to sex-positive parenting. Workshops tend to take place over a weekend timeframe and are designed to be more educational and fun rather than therapeutic and provocative. Like our groups, workshops change and are added on a frequent basis. Check our site often for the latest listings.
Individuals working towards AASECT board-certification as sex therapists are offered individual and group supervision with an SSSHC clinician. It is not a requirement that supervisees be enrolled in SSSHC’s certification training program in order to receive supervision. For more information, please contact Paula Leech at (617) 804-1499.