SEXUAL HEALTH IS A CRITICAL COMPONENT OF OVERALL HEALTH & WELL-BEING
What is Sex Therapy?
Sexuality is a phenomenon in which biological and psychological factors intersect, so both a person’s physical condition and their psychological well-being represent interdependent cornerstones of sexual health. Therefore, sex therapy is a specialized treatment focusing on sexual issues of concern. These sexual concerns may cause shame, depression, anxiety, stress, and anger. Talking and processing sexual difficulties is the mode of treatment. There are no sexual relations nor nudity in psychotherapy sessions.
Why is choosing a Certified Sex Therapist important? AASECT certification requires a two year training process. The training includes didactic and practicum training to develop the theoretical knowledge and specialized clinical skills needed for psychotherapists to help their clients in addressing sexual challenges. To maintain AASECT certification, Certified Sex Therapists must participate in continuing education programs to enhance their skills and keep current with the latest advances in human sexuality.
Health in Sexuality
Sexual health is a critical component of overall health and well-being, so chances are if you aren’t functioning properly or being fulfilled sexually, other areas of your life are being affected as well (or vice versa). All people have sexual concerns at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, for most people, the topic of sexuality is embarrassing, uncomfortable, or even taboo. But the inability to discuss sexual concerns and problems may be the greatest barrier to achieving sexual health and wellness.
Sex-Positive & Confidential
I offer a safe sex-positive and confidential environment to process sexual problems related to chronic illness, pain, and disabilities, to low or too high of a sexual desire, erection difficulties, premature ejaculation, orgasm difficulties, painful intercourse, sexual trauma, gender, sexual orientation concerns, sexual compulsivity, and relationship issues. I am an LGBTQIA+, kink, BDSM, and polyamorous affirming therapist. I am passionate about working with the kink, People of Color, BDSM, LGBTQIA+, and polyamorous communities. Often people who are members of these communities feel stigmatized. As a certified sex therapist, I provide a non-judgmental environment for all of my clients.