Who seeks sex therapy?
Heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals are counselled by Certified Sex Therapists for concerns which include:
Sex Therapists facilitate a person's ability to be creative in reaching his or her sexual potential.
- absence of orgasm
- erection or ejaculation difficulties
- illness/surgery, and medications, diabetes, M.S., high blood pressure physical injury or difficulties
- sexual trauma (incest, sexual abuse/ assault)
- mismatched levels of sexual desire
- fear, anxiety, depression, infidelity
- natural aging processes
Sex therapy is appropriate for:
- partners wishing for more intimacy
- partners unable to talk about sex
- individuals with sexual inhibitions
- compulsive sexual behaviour
- sexual identity questions
- talking to children about sex
- fostering healthy sexual development
- individuals wanting to improve their sexual functioning
- sexual orientation concerns
A qualified sex therapist:
- is knowledgeable
- is at ease talking about sexuality
- is sensitive to relationship issues
- is non-judgmental
- is respectful of your feelings, cultural beliefs, values and privacy.
- never asks you to engage in any form of sexual activity with your therapist present.