You feel like things in your relationship are going great. You are very much in love with your partner. Communication is a strength in your relationship. On the surface and to your friends, your relationship is near perfect. Then why can’t you and your partner connect and enjoy sex with one another. You have tried so many times and are often left disappointed and hurt. You may even avoid going to bed at the same time so you are not reminded of the pain you each have felt over this. If you are experiencing difficulties with sex, we strongly recommend that you are your partner come to sex therapy together. You may feel like it is your problem to figure out and you do not feel like you can or should ask your partner to come with you. Sex is by nature a relational and interactional experience that involves both of you, and therefore you both will have a role in the treatment.
If you are not in a relationship and are wanting to work through sex-related topics, sex therapy can still be beneficial for you, too! All our therapists who practice sex therapy are kink, poly and LGBTQIA+ friendly.
What is Sex Therapy?
Sex therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that focuses on helping individuals, couples and partnerships experience more fulfillment in their sex lives. Sex therapists strive to help their clients embrace their sexualities and experience the pleasure that we all deserve! This may involve:
- Treating dysfunction, such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, inability to orgasm, low desire, etc.
- Overcoming sexual shame
- Learning how to communicate about sex with each other
- Processing sexual trauma
- Examining cultural myths about sex and sexuality
- Exploring one’s sexual orientation or gender identity
- Learning how to navigate consensual non-monogamy
So what does sex therapy actually look like in the therapy room?
Like other forms of talk therapy, sex therapy is simply meeting with and discussing these topics with a therapist. Your therapist may assign you “homework” to complete at home, and may provide educational resources throughout the process.
How can I make an appointment?
Caitlin, Carly and Kristin are our therapist who offer sex therapy. If you are interested in working with one of them, fill out our contact form or click here to schedule online or call 206-747-0817 and let us know who your are interested in working with.