I provide sex therapy, which is a type of therapy that focuses specifically on sexual concerns. Sex therapy does not include physical touch. It is pretty much like regular psychotherapy, and entails a thorough interview about your sexual history and the history of presenting problem, collaborative discussions, and homework assignments for you and/or your partner(s) to complete between sessions. I may also direct you to educational readings, videos, or other resources to help you better understand your sexual anatomy and sexual response cycle.
Common issues include:
- Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection
- Delayed or premature ejaculation
- Difficulty reaching orgasm
- Unexplained pain during sex
- Decreased sexual desire or pleasure
- Discomfort with own sexual interests and/or partner(s) interests
Sometimes these issues can arise due to trauma, depression, anxiety, hormonal changes, aging, or medications. I can help you identify the cause of the problem and work toward a solution. Some people utilize individual sessions for sex therapy issues, and some find it helpful to bring in their partner(s). Couples sex therapy sessions are billed at the couples therapy rate.
Please note that, while I have taken Sex Therapy coursework in graduate school and am a certified sex educator through San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI), I am not currently certified as a sex therapist. If you would prefer to work with an AASECT certified sex therapist, please see their website for a clinician in your area.