What is a Sex Therapist good for?
This is a question I get asked a lot. Sex therapy, also known as sexuality counselling, is talk therapy created to support individuals and couples in exploring and addressing their sexual and relational concerns.
Some of the most common issues clients contact sex therapists for include:
- Sexual dysfunctions: Sex therapists can assist individuals and couples experiencing problems with sexual function, such as difficulty with arousal, low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and painful intercourse. You can look at the most common reasons clients usually contact me here.
- Sexual trauma: Sex therapy can be an important component of treatment for individuals who have experienced sexual trauma, such as childhood sexual trauma, sexual abuse or assault.
- Relationship issues: Sex therapists can help couples improve communication and intimacy and address any problems that may impact their relationship.
- Gender and sexual identity: Sex therapists can provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore their gender and sexual identity and work through related issues.
- Body image and self-esteem: Sex therapists can help individuals feel more comfortable and confident in their bodies. This can positively impact sexual function and satisfaction.
- Ethical non-monogamy: Sex therapists can help couples who are thinking about opening their relationship and exploring ethical non-monogamy. It assists couples in addressing their concerns and negotiating their boundaries. Moreover, it can help them to co-create a road map to their ideal relationship dynamic.
- Improving sex life: It is also important to note that sex therapy is not only for people who have a problem in their sex life. Many people seek sex therapy to improve their sexual satisfaction and intimacy in their relationships.
Sex therapy is a confidential and non-judgmental process led by an academically trained professional. You can access a sex therapist individually or as a couple. They provide their services either in person or online. It is important to note that sex therapy is not a replacement for medical treatment. So, you need to seek medical attention in addition to sex therapy if you are experiencing a medical condition impacting your sexual function.
I believe we have reached a place in society to see sex therapy as a valuable tool in addressing sexual concerns and improving individuals’ and couples’ sexual and relational well-being. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are struggling with a problem in your sex life or believe you would benefit from seeing a sex therapist.
I wish you all the best.