This is for individuals or couples wanting to address sexual issues/concerns or enhance their sexuality. We are an Evidence-Based Practice which means we integrate the best research or evidence with clinical expertise and patient values (definition from American Psychological Association). Here are some of the areas we can address with sex therapy:
What is sex therapy?
Sex therapy is a specialized form of therapy that focuses intimacy and sexual concerns or issues. It is a solution-focused therapy designed to reach goals that are established by those seeking services. Sex Therapy consists of discussions in the therapists’ office, along with special exercises designed to make you feel more relaxed in your sexual interactions. These exercises are practiced by the individual or couple in the privacy of their own home. At no time does it involve clients performing sexual acts in front of the therapist or sexual contact between the therapist and clients. The goal of sex therapy is to maximize one’s potential for satisfaction, pleasure and happiness.
What is a Sex therapist/Sexologist?
A Sex Therapist, in the State of Florida, is a licensed therapist who has specialized training in Sexology (the science of sexual behavior) and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual issues/concerns. A licensed therapist must meet the State of Florida requirements (additional education/training and supervision) to be called a Sex Therapist. A Sexologist is a clinician that holds a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in the field of Sexology.
Who attends sex therapy?
Sex therapy is for people of all ages, gender, and sexual orientation, who have sexual concerns or want to improve their quality of life by dealing with sexual issues. Sex therapy is for individuals or couples.
Do I need to be in a relationship to see a Sex Therapist?
No, you do not. There are many problems that one can successfully address in individual sex therapy.
If I am in a relationship, should I see a Sex Therapist alone or with my partner?
If you are both available to see a sex therapist, that is highly recommended. No matter which one of you feels “responsible” or “blamed” for the problem, it is a problem that both of you are experiencing. It has become a “couples problem”. If you, as a couple, are interested in having a satisfying sex life, you will benefit from being in sex therapy together.