How do I know if I need a therapist?
What is sex therapy?
What can I expect in sex therapy? Do I have to have a partner? Do I have to bring my partner?
Sex therapy sessions are very similar to other mental health counseling sessions. First, we get to know you either by yourself or with your partner (if you have one). If you have a partner, you don’t have to bring them along, but it can often be helpful to include both partners! we can also help you if you want to engage your partner but aren’t sure how.
we will work on a treatment plan with you and will suggest a schedule of regular therapy appointments. At your appointments, you’ll receive “homework” exercises to practice alone and/or with your partner outside of your sessions. Homework may be general (e.g. activities for working on communication with your partner) or may involve more specific instructions and exercises.
Will my insurance cover sex therapy?
Do you prescribe medication? Is medication a substitute for sex therapy?
While there are some medications that have been found to assist people with their sexual functioning, if the presenting issue is psychological, then sex therapy can be just as effective as medication. For some sexual issues, there are no medications available, so sex therapy is the recommended form of treatment.
What is the difference between a sex therapist and a “regular therapist”?
What are common sex issues that can benefit from therapy?
- Pain during sex
- Lack of sexual desire
- Reduced Libido
- Lack of lubrication
- Difficulty or inability to orgasm
- Premature ejaculation
- Erectile dysfunction or inability to maintain an erection
- Sexual abuse or trauma
- Sexual identity questions
- Unequal sex drives between partners
- Lack of sex between partners
- Difficulty communicating around sexual matters