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Psychotherapy & Sex Therapy



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Dr. Lee Phillips


My purpose is to ultimately help my clients achieve the goals they wish to accomplish. I offer a safe, empathetic and warm environment. I use interventions that offer not only symptom relief, but also a means to improve emotional connections to the individual and others.

"Knowing how and when to let yourself be vulnerable brings you closer to opportunity and empowerment."

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  • What benefits can couples get out of sex therapy?
    Couples can learn how to communicate about sex and this may include their sexual needs and desire. Also, couples can learn how to get curious about each other and how to get creative with sex.
  • Why should couples enter sex therapy?
    When there is a disconnect in their sexual experience. This may include desire discrepancy, being in a sexless relationship, infidelity/ cheating, curious about opening up their relationship, closing their relationship, if they are polyamorous and they are having problems with other romantic partners, wanting to get creative with sex because their sex has become routine and boring, wanting to explore kink and BDSM, and sexual challenges such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, sexual challenges due to disability, chronic pain, and disability.
  • What problems should cause a couple to consider couples sex therapy?
    Communication issues centered on sexual desire, emotional disconnection, sexual challenges, cheating/ infidelity, wanting to explore non-monogamy/ polyamory, and couples who are having a difficult time conceiving a child.
  • How often will we meet for couples sex therapy?
    Weekly, every other week, monthly
  • Is couples sex therapy the same as couples counseling?
    Couples sex therapy includes discussing a couple's sexual concerns while couples counseling may not include the discussion of sex.
  • What are the benefits of individual psychotherapy?
    Benefits include improving mood, self-esteem, and overall mental health.
  • What can individual psychotherapy help me with?
    It can help develop coping skills for the following mental health conditions: depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem problems, substance abuse, trauma, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, chronic pain, and illness.
  • How long will we meet in individual psychotherapy?
    This depends on why the client is coming in. Individual psychotherapy can last 6 months- 5 years or longer.
  • Where would we meet for individual psychotherapy?
    In-person or virtual (telehealth).
  • Can I do individual sex therapy?
    Yes, an individual can participate individual sex therapy.
  • Is sex therapy beneficial for couples?
    Yes, sex therapy is beneficial for couples.
  • What type of issues will sex therapy help me with?
    Some of the reasons why individuals participate in sex therapy include healing and gaining coping skills from sexual assault/ trauma, low sexual self-esteem/ confidence, low sexual desire and arousal, erectile challenges, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, painful intercourse, processing kink and fetishes, the need for sexual creativity, and sexual compulsive behavior.
  • Why should my partner and I consider entering sex therapy?
    Partners consider entering sex therapy when there is a disconnect in their relationship with sex. This may include improving communication centered on sex and addressing desire discrepancy.
  • How does sex therapy work?
    Sex therapy is a form of talk therapy to address sexual challenges. There is no nudity or sex in sex therapy sessions.
  • What type of mental health issues does psychotherapy help with?
    Depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem problems, substance abuse, trauma/ PTSD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, chronic pain, and illness.
  • Can I do psychotherapy remotely?
  • Are there any risks in psychotherapy?
    The session content and all relevant materials to the client’s treatment will be held confidential unless the client requests in writing to have all or portions of such content released to a specifically named person/persons. Limitations of such client held privilege of confidentiality exist and are itemized below: 1. If a client threatens or attempts to commit suicide or otherwise conducts him/herself in a manner in which there is a substantial risk of incurring serious bodily harm. 2. If a client threatens grave bodily harm or death to another person. 3. If the therapist has a reasonable suspicion that a client or other named victim is the perpetrator, observer of, or actual victim of physical, emotional or sexual abuse of children under the age of 18 years. 4. Suspicions as stated above in the case of an elderly person who may be subjected to these abuses. 5. Suspected neglect of the parties named in items #3 and # 4. 6. If a court of law issues a legitimate subpoena for information stated on the subpoena. 7. If a client is in therapy or being treated by order of a court of law, or if the information is obtained for the purpose of rendering an expert’s report to an attorney.
  • How should I prepare for psychotherapy?
    It is helpful if the client keeps in mind what they would like to unpack each session. Often, they will keep a journal of the items they would like to process in the session.
  • How long do psychotherapy sessions last?
    45-60 minutes
  • What is psychotherapy for chronic illnesses?
    Psychotherapy for chronic illness can be a non-judgmental safe space where you can receive the support that is needed. Interventions include helping you with processing and managing your emotions related to illness, help with managing energy levels and fatigue, relationships, sexual concerns, process the grief that has occurred due to illness, assist you in navigating appointments, and helping you communicate your needs to your medical providers.
  • When would we meet for psychotherapy for a chronic illness?
    Weekly or every other week.
  • Is psychotherapy for chronic illness like standard therapy?
    Yes, with the focus being on your illness and pain. Interventions on how to cope with it. Interventions include cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, somatic psychotherapy, and mindfulness based therapy.
  • How should I prepare for psychotherapy for chronic illness?
    Take inventory of your pain levels, energy levels, medical appointments, and conversations with medical providers, and it is helpful to journal your thoughts and emotions as it relates to your illness.
  • Is psychotherapy for chronic illness covered by insurance?
    Unfortunately no, most providers with specialties such as this are out of network.

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