Sex Therapists in Noblesville, IN

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Craig Pelka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCACA
Verified Verified
Noblesville, IN 46060
I work with early adults (late teens into 40s) on navigating individual, relational, and life challenges, from difficult seasons of life to anxiety, depression, and sexuality. Clients often start working with me during significant life changes, losses, or overwhelm, and to seek momentum towards self-discovery and future goals. LGBTQIA+, kinky, and poly folx find a supportive space here. My style relies more on exploration of experiences and paths and collaboration rather than on answer giving, being highly structured or directive, or imposing my own solutions. It’s important to me that clients are empowered on their own paths.
I work with early adults (late teens into 40s) on navigating individual, relational, and life challenges, from difficult seasons of life to anxiety, depression, and sexuality. Clients often start working with me during significant life changes, losses, or overwhelm, and to seek momentum towards self-discovery and future goals. LGBTQIA+, kinky, and poly folx find a supportive space here. My style relies more on exploration of experiences and paths and collaboration rather than on answer giving, being highly structured or directive, or imposing my own solutions. It’s important to me that clients are empowered on their own paths.
(463) 466-5457 View (463) 466-5457
Angela Marshall
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Noblesville, IN 46062
Are sexual issues causing distress in your life? As one of just a few sex therapists certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) in Indiana, I have trained extensively in issues related to sexuality. Common problems include those related to sexual functioning (desire, arousal, orgasm), compulsive sexual behavior, intimacy concerns, sexual orientation struggles, and transgender issues. My training is as a Clinical Psychologist first, with specializations in areas of sexual and behavioral health. Preemptive therapy, to explore interpersonal and interpersonal issues before they become too problematic, is also a service I offer.
Are sexual issues causing distress in your life? As one of just a few sex therapists certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) in Indiana, I have trained extensively in issues related to sexuality. Common problems include those related to sexual functioning (desire, arousal, orgasm), compulsive sexual behavior, intimacy concerns, sexual orientation struggles, and transgender issues. My training is as a Clinical Psychologist first, with specializations in areas of sexual and behavioral health. Preemptive therapy, to explore interpersonal and interpersonal issues before they become too problematic, is also a service I offer.
(812) 733-4781 View (812) 733-4781
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Donna M Marino
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Noblesville, IN 46060
My areas of interest & specialty are: Relationships, Couples, Marital & Pre-Marital; Family; Mother-Daughter; Father-Son; Life Development, Stages & Transitions; Co-Parenting Issues & Concerns; Divorce; Healing from Abusive Relationships; Personal Growth; Career Exploration; Self-Esteem; Body Image; Weight Management; Anxiety; Depression; Sexuality; Trauma.
Are you experiencing a life-stage transition that is causing you unrest & distress? Communication issues? Career change? Relationship adjustments? Divorce or relationship break-up? An existential life crisis of your own? All of a sudden life was steady to feeling uncertain, overwhelming and chaotic - nothing is how it used to be. With over 40 years of professional experience & a combination of leadership, life-coaching, spiritual direction & therapy work, I'll journey alongside you with a warm, compassionate, nurturing & sometimes humorous style. Together we'll collaborate in designing a life filled with passion, purpose & clarity.
My areas of interest & specialty are: Relationships, Couples, Marital & Pre-Marital; Family; Mother-Daughter; Father-Son; Life Development, Stages & Transitions; Co-Parenting Issues & Concerns; Divorce; Healing from Abusive Relationships; Personal Growth; Career Exploration; Self-Esteem; Body Image; Weight Management; Anxiety; Depression; Sexuality; Trauma.
Are you experiencing a life-stage transition that is causing you unrest & distress? Communication issues? Career change? Relationship adjustments? Divorce or relationship break-up? An existential life crisis of your own? All of a sudden life was steady to feeling uncertain, overwhelming and chaotic - nothing is how it used to be. With over 40 years of professional experience & a combination of leadership, life-coaching, spiritual direction & therapy work, I'll journey alongside you with a warm, compassionate, nurturing & sometimes humorous style. Together we'll collaborate in designing a life filled with passion, purpose & clarity.
(317) 597-8316 View (317) 597-8316
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Kristin Morris
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Noblesville, IN 46060
Let's walk together to embrace change, healing, and growth. True growth, acceptance, and change can happen through the work and hope that therapy provides. I work with couples in crisis, in repair mode, and in maintenance. I welcome couples hoping to reconnect and renew. I also focus on parenting and teens. Personally, I am a parent of two imperfectly perfect humans, was a teacher of many children, and now use my loving nature to examine and hope, as well as, offer opportunities to change with individuals in therapy. Moving through the love of moments and reality of struggles is a test of time.
Let's walk together to embrace change, healing, and growth. True growth, acceptance, and change can happen through the work and hope that therapy provides. I work with couples in crisis, in repair mode, and in maintenance. I welcome couples hoping to reconnect and renew. I also focus on parenting and teens. Personally, I am a parent of two imperfectly perfect humans, was a teacher of many children, and now use my loving nature to examine and hope, as well as, offer opportunities to change with individuals in therapy. Moving through the love of moments and reality of struggles is a test of time.
(317) 210-8603 View (317) 210-8603
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Megan M Oed
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PhD, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Noblesville, IN 46060
I have over 9 years experience working with families, couples, and individuals in school, community, and collaborative care settings. I have worked with clients to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and trauma. I love working with kids of all ages as well as families or couples struggling with communication and conflict. I have a passion for helping parents develop greater enjoyment with both their partner and their children. My individual work focuses on supporting adults with depression and anxiety as well as setting healthy boundaries and change family patterns.
I have over 9 years experience working with families, couples, and individuals in school, community, and collaborative care settings. I have worked with clients to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and trauma. I love working with kids of all ages as well as families or couples struggling with communication and conflict. I have a passion for helping parents develop greater enjoyment with both their partner and their children. My individual work focuses on supporting adults with depression and anxiety as well as setting healthy boundaries and change family patterns.
(463) 219-1144 View (463) 219-1144
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Ronald Martin Westrate
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Noblesville, IN 46062
I have helped many people from ages 12 to 80+ 'weather a personal crisis' regardless of circumstances; in addition, I have acquired special,training in working with returning military personnel in coping with their re-entry issues as well as helping them take 'next steps'. I am also an expert in career 'direction' as well as 'redirection', and regardless of age, I seek those people as clients who desire to become or retain an 'open mind'! I encourage 'self-esteem' as a precious commodity and promote one's own goals and personal values as their keys to happiness.
I have helped many people from ages 12 to 80+ 'weather a personal crisis' regardless of circumstances; in addition, I have acquired special,training in working with returning military personnel in coping with their re-entry issues as well as helping them take 'next steps'. I am also an expert in career 'direction' as well as 'redirection', and regardless of age, I seek those people as clients who desire to become or retain an 'open mind'! I encourage 'self-esteem' as a precious commodity and promote one's own goals and personal values as their keys to happiness.
(317) 854-4907 View (317) 854-4907
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Marni Crabtree-Davison
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Noblesville, IN 46060
Having someone listen who can reflect your thoughts and feelings and help your perspective be heard is the start of our therapeutic relationship. I am here to assist in your understanding as you seek solutions and balance in managing challenges, big or small, affecting daily life functions. My areas of interest include children, young adults, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, faith/spiritual concerns, career transitions, and family relations. My life experiences in education, career counseling, and the arts enrich and support helping families and children seeking mental wellness. I provide in person and telehealth services.
Having someone listen who can reflect your thoughts and feelings and help your perspective be heard is the start of our therapeutic relationship. I am here to assist in your understanding as you seek solutions and balance in managing challenges, big or small, affecting daily life functions. My areas of interest include children, young adults, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, faith/spiritual concerns, career transitions, and family relations. My life experiences in education, career counseling, and the arts enrich and support helping families and children seeking mental wellness. I provide in person and telehealth services.
(317) 548-2586 View (317) 548-2586
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Ellie Mental Health - Fishers
Counselor, LMHC, LCAC, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Noblesville, IN 46060
We are an outpatient mental health clinic that offers individual, family, and couple’s therapy.
We are an outpatient mental health clinic that offers individual, family, and couple’s therapy.
(463) 444-8912 View (463) 444-8912
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Aurora Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Noblesville, IN 46060  (Online Only)
My name is Samantha Wright-Cooksey, MSW, LCSW. I have been a therapist for over 20 years with combined experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families. I have provided professional services in outpatient, home, community and school-based settings. I have worked in addictions as well as end of life issues. I utilize strength-based and solution focused techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and problem solving skills training. I offer in person and telehealth options for therapy. I accept most insurance, EAP, and self pay options.
My name is Samantha Wright-Cooksey, MSW, LCSW. I have been a therapist for over 20 years with combined experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families. I have provided professional services in outpatient, home, community and school-based settings. I have worked in addictions as well as end of life issues. I utilize strength-based and solution focused techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and problem solving skills training. I offer in person and telehealth options for therapy. I accept most insurance, EAP, and self pay options.
(317) 707-9415 View (317) 707-9415
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Zach Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Noblesville, IN 46060
I believe that one of the most healing aspects of therapy is the relationship between therapist and client which is one intended to be that of a traveling companion rather than an "expert"-"advice receiver". This is why I tend to pay special attention to the formation and maintenance of that relationship in order to help others explore what matters to them and engage with that in the face of mental health barriers. I have been able to work with individuals that find themselves struggling with lasting impacts of trauma, depression, anxiety, interpersonal concerns, and life transitions.
I believe that one of the most healing aspects of therapy is the relationship between therapist and client which is one intended to be that of a traveling companion rather than an "expert"-"advice receiver". This is why I tend to pay special attention to the formation and maintenance of that relationship in order to help others explore what matters to them and engage with that in the face of mental health barriers. I have been able to work with individuals that find themselves struggling with lasting impacts of trauma, depression, anxiety, interpersonal concerns, and life transitions.
(317) 648-1139 View (317) 648-1139
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Kristi Turner
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Noblesville, IN 46060
Not accepting new clients
I believe that counseling is best in a relaxed & supportive environment that encourages you to pursue personal growth & goals. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 18 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with individuals, couples, families, & groups dealing with a variety of issues. I am a married mother of 2 & have a passion for working with individuals & couples. I, also, have experience working very well with: anxiety, depression, grief & loss, phase of life issues, anger, abuse/trauma, communication, relationship conflict, parenting issues, domestic violence, & trained in EMDR.
I believe that counseling is best in a relaxed & supportive environment that encourages you to pursue personal growth & goals. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 18 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with individuals, couples, families, & groups dealing with a variety of issues. I am a married mother of 2 & have a passion for working with individuals & couples. I, also, have experience working very well with: anxiety, depression, grief & loss, phase of life issues, anger, abuse/trauma, communication, relationship conflict, parenting issues, domestic violence, & trained in EMDR.
(317) 395-7232 View (317) 395-7232
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Tom Tirman
Counselor, LMHC, LCAC, NCC, PC, DMin
Verified Verified
Noblesville, IN 46060
Not accepting new clients
I am an Anglican priest of over 30 years with degrees in the revitalization of organizations in conflict and in need of transition. I am also a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist as well as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Therapist. I also have the experience of my own journey in addiction in addition to my education. I work with adults who suffer from a variety of areas to develop workable and attainable goals to live life without distress to themselves or their support system.
I am an Anglican priest of over 30 years with degrees in the revitalization of organizations in conflict and in need of transition. I am also a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist as well as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Therapist. I also have the experience of my own journey in addiction in addition to my education. I work with adults who suffer from a variety of areas to develop workable and attainable goals to live life without distress to themselves or their support system.
(765) 204-6263 View (765) 204-6263

More Therapists Nearby

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Megan Elizabeth Corcoran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fishers, IN 46038
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and AASECT certified sex therapist (CST) who enjoys working with older adolescents and adults. I am dedicated to providing clients with thoughtful, compassionate, and individualized therapy in order to assist them in meeting their own personal goals. I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of adolescents and adults with a range of needs: ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Life Changes, Mood Disorders, Parenting Support, Sexual/Intimacy Issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and AASECT certified sex therapist (CST) who enjoys working with older adolescents and adults. I am dedicated to providing clients with thoughtful, compassionate, and individualized therapy in order to assist them in meeting their own personal goals. I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of adolescents and adults with a range of needs: ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Life Changes, Mood Disorders, Parenting Support, Sexual/Intimacy Issues.
(317) 282-0734 View (317) 282-0734
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Katherine Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel, IN 46032
I'm a Certified Sex Therapist and member of AASECT, current with the latest treatment, therapies, and practice modalities to enhance sexual health and enrichment of individuals/ couples.
I believe the process of therapy will help you clarify your feelings, understand yourself and others, explore options, and make changes in your life. My orientation as a therapist is both psychodynamic and interactive--gaining an understanding of your past to enhance your future. I consider self-knowledge and self-acceptance the best ways to overcome challenges encountered throughout life. Therapy should be tailored to a client's needs as no two people are alike, therefore I employ a variety of theories, techniques, and practices which customize treatment to the uniqueness of each individual.
I'm a Certified Sex Therapist and member of AASECT, current with the latest treatment, therapies, and practice modalities to enhance sexual health and enrichment of individuals/ couples.
I believe the process of therapy will help you clarify your feelings, understand yourself and others, explore options, and make changes in your life. My orientation as a therapist is both psychodynamic and interactive--gaining an understanding of your past to enhance your future. I consider self-knowledge and self-acceptance the best ways to overcome challenges encountered throughout life. Therapy should be tailored to a client's needs as no two people are alike, therefore I employ a variety of theories, techniques, and practices which customize treatment to the uniqueness of each individual.
(317) 443-9593 View (317) 443-9593
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Ex Nihilo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Carmel, IN 46032
Creation is in the process of completing a formal credential in Sex Therapy, (ASSECT), and has recently begun working on a formal credentialing in Emotion Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
Creation Desautels is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist As a clinician, Creation works from a spiritually integrated family systems and psychoanalytic perspective. She is seeking to live, and guide others toward relational health and wholeness.. She seeks to live and work, in other words to do-relationship with self and other, in ways that reflect these integrated principals. To best align with these principal Creation sees a limited number of clients and centers her practice around long-format and intensive treatment formats. Though virtual appointments are available, Creation focuses on face-to-face in person care.
Creation is in the process of completing a formal credential in Sex Therapy, (ASSECT), and has recently begun working on a formal credentialing in Emotion Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
Creation Desautels is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist As a clinician, Creation works from a spiritually integrated family systems and psychoanalytic perspective. She is seeking to live, and guide others toward relational health and wholeness.. She seeks to live and work, in other words to do-relationship with self and other, in ways that reflect these integrated principals. To best align with these principal Creation sees a limited number of clients and centers her practice around long-format and intensive treatment formats. Though virtual appointments are available, Creation focuses on face-to-face in person care.
(765) 764-9608 View (765) 764-9608
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Kathy G Slaughter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fishers, IN 46038
Feeling disconnected from yourself or those closest to you? Not sure why? Are you ready to get more out of life, sex, and relationships? I’m here to help you do just that. Let’s unpack what’s not working for you, while also identifying and building on your strengths. Together, we’ll guide you towards new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting that align with your true self. I specialize in helping thoughtful, self-aware individuals like you discover your path to pleasure, agency, and love, leading to sincere and fulfilling connections.
Feeling disconnected from yourself or those closest to you? Not sure why? Are you ready to get more out of life, sex, and relationships? I’m here to help you do just that. Let’s unpack what’s not working for you, while also identifying and building on your strengths. Together, we’ll guide you towards new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting that align with your true self. I specialize in helping thoughtful, self-aware individuals like you discover your path to pleasure, agency, and love, leading to sincere and fulfilling connections.
(463) 232-6583 View (463) 232-6583
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Cherish Asha Bolton
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46280
I also focus on sex therapy, working with BDSM/kink, polyamory, purity culture, and LGBTQ+.
I help individuals and couples working to find who they are in relationship with themselves and within their larger world. I am passionate about supporting clients through changes and challenges encountered throughout their lifetime (i.e. school, work, marriage/intimate partners, loss, and other issues that arise. I work with adolescents (15+), and adults, inclusive of all genders, abilities, cultures, and expressions. As an intercountry, transracial adoptee, I understand and work with clients who struggle to form a strong identity and self-worth due to push and pull and expectations of everyone else in their lives.
I also focus on sex therapy, working with BDSM/kink, polyamory, purity culture, and LGBTQ+.
I help individuals and couples working to find who they are in relationship with themselves and within their larger world. I am passionate about supporting clients through changes and challenges encountered throughout their lifetime (i.e. school, work, marriage/intimate partners, loss, and other issues that arise. I work with adolescents (15+), and adults, inclusive of all genders, abilities, cultures, and expressions. As an intercountry, transracial adoptee, I understand and work with clients who struggle to form a strong identity and self-worth due to push and pull and expectations of everyone else in their lives.
(463) 466-5986 View (463) 466-5986
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Jennifer Warr
Counselor, MA, LHMCA, NCC, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fishers, IN 46037
I work with individuals and couples experiencing a broad range of emotional and behavioral issues. I am passionate about working with clients through all the challenges and problems that arise during their lifetime. I am also a sex therapist, and I enjoy working with clients who need healing or work with kink, eroticism, intimacy, problem sexual behavior, ethical non-monogamy, recovering from affairs, low libido, and orgasm difficulties.
I work with individuals and couples experiencing a broad range of emotional and behavioral issues. I am passionate about working with clients through all the challenges and problems that arise during their lifetime. I am also a sex therapist, and I enjoy working with clients who need healing or work with kink, eroticism, intimacy, problem sexual behavior, ethical non-monogamy, recovering from affairs, low libido, and orgasm difficulties.
(317) 648-5062 View (317) 648-5062
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Melissa Burnell
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fishers, IN 46038
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in sex therapy, stress management, trauma, substance use, and relationships.
Ever feel like you need some assistance in working through a particular issue or topic? Throughout my work, I have worked with a variety of diverse clients. Individuals struggling with life transitions, trauma, relationships, sexual concerns, and managing every day life is what many of my clients work on in therapy. My background in business leadership gives me a different perspective in assisting individuals with managing stress and pressure.
I specialize in sex therapy, stress management, trauma, substance use, and relationships.
Ever feel like you need some assistance in working through a particular issue or topic? Throughout my work, I have worked with a variety of diverse clients. Individuals struggling with life transitions, trauma, relationships, sexual concerns, and managing every day life is what many of my clients work on in therapy. My background in business leadership gives me a different perspective in assisting individuals with managing stress and pressure.
(463) 264-4561 View (463) 264-4561
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Maria Papachrysanthou Hanzlik
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Carmel, IN 46032
I am one of the few AASECT-Certified Sex Therapists in the state of Indiana.
Whether I'm working with children, adolescents, or adults, my goal is to create a safe and accepting therapeutic space. It is within the context of interpersonal safety that the healing process can freely occur. Although I work with a variety of concerns and individuals of all ages, I specialize in trauma treatment, couples therapy, perinatal mood disorders, & sex therapy, serving the Indianapolis area. I provide psychological testing to clarify diagnoses (ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, autism, & learning disorders). I also provide bilingual (Spanish) evaluations, immigration/extreme hardship evaluations, & FAA airman evaluations.
I am one of the few AASECT-Certified Sex Therapists in the state of Indiana.
Whether I'm working with children, adolescents, or adults, my goal is to create a safe and accepting therapeutic space. It is within the context of interpersonal safety that the healing process can freely occur. Although I work with a variety of concerns and individuals of all ages, I specialize in trauma treatment, couples therapy, perinatal mood disorders, & sex therapy, serving the Indianapolis area. I provide psychological testing to clarify diagnoses (ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, autism, & learning disorders). I also provide bilingual (Spanish) evaluations, immigration/extreme hardship evaluations, & FAA airman evaluations.
(317) 550-3221 View (317) 550-3221

Sex Therapy

Who is sex therapy for?

Sex problems are common in relationships. Many people want a better sex life and want to feel loved and desired by their partner. It is difficult for couples to resolve sexual problems on their own because people often feel ashamed to talk about their sexual desires fearing they are not normal, when in fact a very broad range of preferences and behaviors are normal. A sex therapist can help clarify this and other matters.

Why do people need sex therapy?

Many people do not know how to talk about their erotic needs or their emotional needs, both of which are addressed in sex therapy. Couples often live with sexual difficulties for years before seeking help, and in that time, partners may experience so much disappointment and alienation that they may fear their problems mean they are incompatible. Once people experience disappointment, it is difficult to find resolution without help.

What happens in sex therapy?

People have many misconceptions about what takes place in sex therapy. First, it is a form of talk therapy in which partners discuss their sexual concerns; it does not involve touching or physical exploration of any kind. Sex therapy typically helps couples get comfortable talking to each other about sex so that, in the privacy of their home life, they can openly discuss their sexual desires and make decisions about what they want to do. Couples are typically assigned activities to do at home that build intimacy skills.

What kinds of problems do sex therapists treat?

Very often, partners differ in their degree of sexual desire and struggle over how often to have sex. Or they may have fights about porn use or have difficulty connecting sexually after one partner is unfaithful. Men may have problems with premature ejaculation. Women may find themselves struggling to become aroused or to achieve an orgasm. Sometimes partners feel like they have lost the sense of attraction to their partner. These are all common issues dealt with in sex therapy.