Sex Therapy

Are you stuck in a sexless relationship?

Do you and your partner have mismatched sexual desires?

Are you having performance issues?

Do you not feel emotionally connected anymore?

Are you concerned about how much time you are watching pornography?

Are you healing from cancer and noticing your sexual drive/desire is impacted?

 

What is Sex Therapy?

Sex therapy is a form of talk therapy designed to help individuals and couples address sexual differences or problems. (Sex therapy involves no exams, touching or nudity).

Why do people need Sex therapy? ​

​Sex can be a fantastic part of a relationship that brings people together, and it can be confusing and cause conflict. At times, we need help sorting out feelings, complications from our past or new changes that have impacted our sex lives.

​Sex therapy can also help individuals address multiple issues related to sex and sexuality.

​ Problems sex therapy can help:

  • Pain during sex
  • Low libido
  • Miss matched desires in partners
  • Premature, delayed, and difficult ejaculations
  • Erectile problems
  • History of sexual abuse
  • Recovery from medical procedures or medication
  • Dealing with sex during pregnancy
  • Navigating open relationships
  • Addressing issues related to gender and orientation

 

How does Sex Therapy work with Couples?

As a sex therapist, I focus on the physical relationship between two people in a relationship, then identify the couple’s attitudes about sex and the sexual problem. From there, I’ll often recommend specific exercises to refocus the couple’s attention and expectations.

Specific objectives may include the following:

  • Learning to eliminate and relax distractions
  • Learning to communicate what you’d like in a positive way
  • Learning nonsexual touching techniques
  • Increasing or enhancing sexual stimulation
  • Minimizing pain during intercourse

 

How does Sex Therapy work with individuals?

As a sex therapist, I can also help people work on and address feelings around sexual health.  We can work together to identify what is the barrier to achieving your goals.

Specific objectives may be:

  • Learning how to calm and relax during sexual activities
  • Identify what activities are pleasurable to you
  • Learn how to be sexual again after recovering from cancers such as breast cancer or prostate cancer
  • Address concerns about sexual behavior that may feel out of control

 

Sex Therapy and Insurance

Sex Therapy is not typically covered by insurance companies. There are rare occurrences in which a mental health diagnosis is causing distress in the areas of sexual health and may be covered.

If you’d like to explore sex therapy, I want you to know that you aren’t alone in having sexual problems and that I can help. Please contact me today for a free consultation.



9669 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

maria@nwsextherapy.com
(253) 426-0763

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