Sex therapy tends to be focused and brief, so you can generally expect anywhere from five to twelve sessions on average. Meetings with your therapist are an hour long and do not involve any touch from the therapists themselves (a common misconception). Sex therapy is talk therapy with take-home exercises to be completed before the next meeting.
Who goes to sex therapy?
Anyone and everyone! We frequently treat couples, individuals, and even work with adolescents toward proper sex-positive education. Sexuality is a fundamental aspect of couple relationships, and yet many couples therapy training programs are lacking in proper education around sexual issues. We cover all the bases with both licensure in couples therapy and certification in sex therapy.
What brings people to sex therapy?
Our sexual relationships, as well as who we are sexually, develop and change over time. This leaves this aspect of life just as vulnerable to bumps in the road and areas of struggle as our work lives and family relationships. Whether it be difficulties with sexual functioning; self esteem and anxiety; or the consequences of sexual trauma; therapy offers the opportunity to address and overcome whatever struggles bring our clients through the door. The need for intimacy and connection is fundamental to who we are as human beings, why not invest in making the most out of this aspect of our lives?
How do I find the right therapist for me?
We understand that sex is a deeply personal subject and can be very difficult to talk about. Part of our process is to work with new clients to find the therapist who may be the right fit for them. Clients are encouraged to consult with our clinicians, either through a phone conversation, email exchange, or in-office visit, in order to assess what feels like the most comfortable match.