There are many reasons why both men and women are interested in sex. A vibrant , healthy, fulfilling sexuality is a life-affirming experience with many rewards! Physically, sex offers many health benefits including improved cardiovascular health, better nervous system functioning, headache reliever, calorie burner, sleep aide, immune system booster, maintenance of genital organs ( have you ever heard the term- use it or lose it!) . Psychologically, sex can be a major stress reliever, mood elevator and can increase your self-confidence, self- esteem and improve your body image. And perhaps most important, sexual intimacy is a way to transcend from daily life and connect with yourself or another to experience pleasure. Data strongly supports the long held assumption that regular sex keeps couples happier!

Our society embraces a myth that sex should happen naturally and without challenges. However, most individuals, at some point in their lives will experience some type of sexual difficulty. Whether you are experiencing a decrease in sexual desire, difficulty with arousal/experiencing pleasure, problems with erections or orgasms, low sexual self-confidence, skill or knowledge, negative body image, conflicts with your partner over sexual matters, sexually related pain or a history of negative sexual experiences, sex therapy can help you in overcoming these issues and move you toward creating a rich and exciting erotic life! Others seek sex therapy further enhance an already satisfying sex life.

Sex therapy can address a wide variety of sexual related difficulties. I treat individuals with issues such as, but not limited to:

  • Low sexual desire
  • Mismatched sexual desire
  • Arousal problems- Difficulty experiencing orgasm
  • Erectile Disorder- Rapid (Premature) Ejaculation
  • Delayed Ejaculation
  • Painful sex- Unconsummated marriages
  • Negative body image affecting sexual intimacy
  • Sexual difficulties related to illness & medications
  • Sexual difficulties associated with aging, infertility, postpartum & other life transitions
  • Sexuality related challenges following sexual trauma & abuse
  • Communication problems regarding sex
  • Lack of time & energy for sexual intimacy
  • Sexual boredom
  • Problematic Sexual Behaviors

You do not need to be in a relationship to benefit from working with a sex therapist; there are specific sexual difficulties that can be effectively treated individually. Commonly, an individual’s sexual problem becomes a couple’s sexual problem. If you are in a relationship and your partner is available and willing to participate, it is frequently a benefit (but not a requirement) that your partner be involved in treatment at some level, so both parties can work together towards a fulfilling sex life.

Depending on the severity of the difficulty, unlike traditional psychotherapy, sex therapy is typically brief; individuals or couples who are motivated for improvement, attend session regularly and complete recommended exercises, generally reach their goals in 3-6 months. In the presence of underlying or longstanding couple’s issues, a history of unresolved trauma or certain medical/medication issues, therapy may last longer.