What is sex therapy?
Sex therapy is a type of psychotherapy that addresses mental health issues and/or emotional concerns affecting a person’s sexual function, drive, and/or desire for intimacy.
Sessions are strictly instructive and verbal, and all exercises that involve physical contact are performed outside of the session.
Sex therapy does not involve having sex with the therapist or being forced to have sexual contact with anyone else.
Therapists may, as part of the process, encourage those in treatment to consider participating in certain intimate activities or exercises with their partner, but a person is never made to do so as part of therapy.
How Can Sex Therapy Help?
Sex therapy can be used to address:
- A lack of sexual desire
- Intimacy after infidelity
- A couple’s disparity in sex drives
- Intimacy after having children
- Painful intercourse
- A paraphilia, or desire that cause a person distress
- Sex addictions and/or compulsive behavior
- Difficulties achieving orgasm
- Sexual dysfunction (erectile difficulty, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation)
- Aging and Chronic illness (menopause, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, etc.) and sexual functioning
Sex therapy is not limited to these issues, but these are some of the most common reasons a person or couple may choose to seek out a qualified sex therapist.
What issues can Couples Counseling help with?
Couples Counseling helps two people involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction.
Some reasons to seek relationship counseling are the following:
Infidelity and Unfaithfulness
Assistance Managing Relationships with In-Laws and others
Blended Families and Parenting
The End of a Relationship and Co-parenting
Digital Age Issues and Relationships
Is couples therapy covered by insurance?
Insurance does not cover couples therapy.
I am an Out of Network Provider. This means that I do not accept insurance and you are responsible for paying for your full session fee but you could be fully or partially reimbursed for my services depending on your insurance and your plan. I can provide invoices and receipts but you will have to check with your insurance.
Being an out of network provider allows my clients to decide the frequency and length of their treatment while maintaining their privacy. Sessions are by appointment only.
How long will it take for things to get better?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say.
Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
In my experience therapy offers deeper change and faster results if it happens on a weekly basis in order to create momentum.
Can I go to couples therapy alone?
Most couples report that even if the changes take some time, when one partner changes and chooses to focus on being a better partner, the negative pattern shifts.
You can go to relationship counseling by yourself. If your partner refuses to attend couples counseling sessions, you can still attend.
Free Phone Consultation
The best way to start a therapist-client relationship is to talk. I offer a free initial 15 minute consultation over the phone so we can determine what your needs and goals are, and if I’m the right therapist for you.
I will ask you some questions about why you are considering psychotherapy at this time and you can ask me clarifying questions about how I can best be of help to you.
If you decided that I could be of help to you then we can set an appointment!
- Individual Session: $140 per 55 min
- Couples Session: $160 per 55 min
- Extended Couples Session:$230 per 80 min
Accepted forms of payment are cash, check and credit cards. Payment is due at beginning of the session.
Appointments must be canceled or changed at least 48 hours in advance. If a client fails to show or cancel an appointment in the allotted time they will be billed for the full session.