Sex Therapists in Detroit, MI

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Photo of Jason Powell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Detroit, MI
Jason Powell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) through AASECT with a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from Antioch University. I am passionate about working with couples and individuals who are experiencing a range of challenges including relational distress, infidelity, a lack of intimacy, depression, desire discrepancy and more.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) through AASECT with a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from Antioch University. I am passionate about working with couples and individuals who are experiencing a range of challenges including relational distress, infidelity, a lack of intimacy, depression, desire discrepancy and more.
(734) 780-2041 View (734) 780-2041
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Lyndi Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48221  (Online Only)
I believe that with support and the right therapeutic relationship you can make the changes you want in your life. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and I attended the Sexual Health Certificate Program at the University of Michigan. I work with folks who want to fully experience sexual pleasure, but aren't sure how. This may be related to sexual pain, sexual trauma, or an upbringing lacking education about sexual health. My approach honors and addresses situations in the past, but also gives you ideas about how to feel better in the here and now.
I believe that with support and the right therapeutic relationship you can make the changes you want in your life. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and I attended the Sexual Health Certificate Program at the University of Michigan. I work with folks who want to fully experience sexual pleasure, but aren't sure how. This may be related to sexual pain, sexual trauma, or an upbringing lacking education about sexual health. My approach honors and addresses situations in the past, but also gives you ideas about how to feel better in the here and now.
(248) 965-4989 View (248) 965-4989
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Birch Snogles
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48221  (Online Only)
I am trained in sex therapy, couples counseling and am kink and polyamory affirming.
Are you considering divorce, worried your relationship cant handle more infidelity and lies? Feeling overwhelmed by the constant conflict, and need a change? We are taught relationships dont take work, and should be hot and spontaneous forever. Just as our relationships change, our sexual functioning and sex lives change, desire discrepancy is a common issue in sex therapy with couples. Whether you are looking to open your relationship, increase intimacy, or want to make a decision, therapy can help. I am LGBTQ+, polyamory cnm, kink affirming. Affirming couples therapy for all genders, sexualities, and relationship types!
I am trained in sex therapy, couples counseling and am kink and polyamory affirming.
Are you considering divorce, worried your relationship cant handle more infidelity and lies? Feeling overwhelmed by the constant conflict, and need a change? We are taught relationships dont take work, and should be hot and spontaneous forever. Just as our relationships change, our sexual functioning and sex lives change, desire discrepancy is a common issue in sex therapy with couples. Whether you are looking to open your relationship, increase intimacy, or want to make a decision, therapy can help. I am LGBTQ+, polyamory cnm, kink affirming. Affirming couples therapy for all genders, sexualities, and relationship types!
(734) 530-4656 View (734) 530-4656
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Charnell Dortch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor and currently obtaining a PhD in Clinical Sexology becoming a certified sex therapist.
Hey Girl Hey, My name is Charnell Dortch, I am a licensed mental health therapist ready to help you live out loud. I am here to help you to move past your traumatic experiences and life's stressors into a healthy, happy, and fulfilling lifestyle.
I am a licensed professional counselor and currently obtaining a PhD in Clinical Sexology becoming a certified sex therapist.
Hey Girl Hey, My name is Charnell Dortch, I am a licensed mental health therapist ready to help you live out loud. I am here to help you to move past your traumatic experiences and life's stressors into a healthy, happy, and fulfilling lifestyle.
(313) 351-1617 View (313) 351-1617
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Rachel Maine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ST, SE
Verified
4 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
As a sex and relationship coach, I specialize in helping individuals and couples with connection and intimacy.
You're seeking to explore and enhance your sexual pleasure, as well as strengthen the connection and intimacy in your relationship(s). You're open and curious about your sexuality, willing to challenge your beliefs and behaviors, and committed to personal growth and development. You value communication and honesty in relationships and desire to deepen the emotional and physical connection with your partner(s). If this sounds like you then you've come to the right place! (Email is the best way to reach me)
As a sex and relationship coach, I specialize in helping individuals and couples with connection and intimacy.
You're seeking to explore and enhance your sexual pleasure, as well as strengthen the connection and intimacy in your relationship(s). You're open and curious about your sexuality, willing to challenge your beliefs and behaviors, and committed to personal growth and development. You value communication and honesty in relationships and desire to deepen the emotional and physical connection with your partner(s). If this sounds like you then you've come to the right place! (Email is the best way to reach me)
(313) 788-1330 View (313) 788-1330
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Chrystal Westbrook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC, NCC, CCS
Verified
Detroit, MI 48228  (Online Only)
As a professional and a LGBTQ ally, I focus on human sexuality and all the many variables.
Struggling with the demands of life can become heavy, and at times we can feel stagnant. Do you feel alone in a crowded room? Can't connect with anyone to share your most intimate thoughts? I'm here for you, I'm here to listen empathetically and support you in viewing life from a different perspective. Over the last 10 years, some of my areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, stress related issues, domestic violence and sexual trauma.
As a professional and a LGBTQ ally, I focus on human sexuality and all the many variables.
Struggling with the demands of life can become heavy, and at times we can feel stagnant. Do you feel alone in a crowded room? Can't connect with anyone to share your most intimate thoughts? I'm here for you, I'm here to listen empathetically and support you in viewing life from a different perspective. Over the last 10 years, some of my areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, stress related issues, domestic violence and sexual trauma.
(313) 546-0153 View (313) 546-0153
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Erin Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CST
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48201
Waitlist for new clients
Specializations include sex therapy and trauma-informed treatment.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for those who have the wisdom and courage to seek support through therapy and I work hard to help them learn to listen to themselves. I believe that my work as a therapist is to provide an experience of support, challenge, trust, and experiential knowledge that individuals may take forward in the world. I view the individuals who enter therapy from a multi-systemic lens, their strengths and challenges are influenced by their interaction with the world around them.
Specializations include sex therapy and trauma-informed treatment.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for those who have the wisdom and courage to seek support through therapy and I work hard to help them learn to listen to themselves. I believe that my work as a therapist is to provide an experience of support, challenge, trust, and experiential knowledge that individuals may take forward in the world. I view the individuals who enter therapy from a multi-systemic lens, their strengths and challenges are influenced by their interaction with the world around them.
(313) 908-6917 View (313) 908-6917
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Lisa Olinger: Certified Sex Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSMSW-C, MA, CST
12 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Offering a holistic approach, I have specialized training in sex therapy, the Gottman Method of couples therapy and EMDR for healing relational trauma (infidelity, divorce, childhood trauma, narcissistic abuse).
Many people are in their heads rather than in their body during intimacy. You may be thinking about things so much that you can’t enjoy pleasure in the moment. Maybe you are thinking about your performance or playing mental gymnastics during intimacy taking away from your pleasure and connection. 

Previous trauma can also stand in the way of enjoyment and bring unexpected pain. 

Maybe you lack desire and have a low libido, wishing you enjoyed intimacy as much as your partner does. Everyone deserves pleasure and connection and you are not alone.
Offering a holistic approach, I have specialized training in sex therapy, the Gottman Method of couples therapy and EMDR for healing relational trauma (infidelity, divorce, childhood trauma, narcissistic abuse).
Many people are in their heads rather than in their body during intimacy. You may be thinking about things so much that you can’t enjoy pleasure in the moment. Maybe you are thinking about your performance or playing mental gymnastics during intimacy taking away from your pleasure and connection. 

Previous trauma can also stand in the way of enjoyment and bring unexpected pain. 

Maybe you lack desire and have a low libido, wishing you enjoyed intimacy as much as your partner does. Everyone deserves pleasure and connection and you are not alone.
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Radha K Bhatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48201
Hi there! My name is Radha, I am a sex therapist who provides an affirming space for BIPOC Transgender, Non-binary and Queer/2SLBGIAA+ identified individuals and couples/triads/polycules to explore and understand sex/intimacy/sexual health and gender through trauma informed care. I provide a Feminist and Multicultural framework centering Pleasure as an everyday experience. I provide somatic and sensorimotor focused work exploring how current or past trauma impacts feeling present in your body and feeling attuned in your relationships. We will also explore how larger oppressive systems can interfere with pleasure.
Hi there! My name is Radha, I am a sex therapist who provides an affirming space for BIPOC Transgender, Non-binary and Queer/2SLBGIAA+ identified individuals and couples/triads/polycules to explore and understand sex/intimacy/sexual health and gender through trauma informed care. I provide a Feminist and Multicultural framework centering Pleasure as an everyday experience. I provide somatic and sensorimotor focused work exploring how current or past trauma impacts feeling present in your body and feeling attuned in your relationships. We will also explore how larger oppressive systems can interfere with pleasure.
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Joel Lucio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48203  (Online Only)
My clinical interests include concerns related to sex and sexuality, LGBTQIA2S+ and racial/ethnic identity, intergenerational trauma, family conflict, and parent-child relationships, including adult children and their parents.
I provide culturally-responsive and affirming individual therapy to youth and adults. My therapeutic practice is based on radical honesty and collaboration, grounded in trauma-informed practices and mind-body connection. I center your voice and experiences to support healing, empowerment, and self-compassion. I'm also committed to social justice, and I recognize the many ways a person’s health and wellbeing can be impacted by social challenges. Together, we can work towards healing and self-determination.
My clinical interests include concerns related to sex and sexuality, LGBTQIA2S+ and racial/ethnic identity, intergenerational trauma, family conflict, and parent-child relationships, including adult children and their parents.
I provide culturally-responsive and affirming individual therapy to youth and adults. My therapeutic practice is based on radical honesty and collaboration, grounded in trauma-informed practices and mind-body connection. I center your voice and experiences to support healing, empowerment, and self-compassion. I'm also committed to social justice, and I recognize the many ways a person’s health and wellbeing can be impacted by social challenges. Together, we can work towards healing and self-determination.
(734) 270-6473 View (734) 270-6473
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Toni Crocilla PsyD PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48203
I do my best work with folx who can relate to these communities/areas: LGBTQIA+, alternative sexualities, kink, BDSM, various relational structures/orientations (ethical non-monogamy, polyamory couples, throuples, families, etc.), gender/sexual identity and expression, sex therapy, traumatic sex, psychedelic preparation/integration, and end of life processing. If requested, I can offer a free initial consult to briefly review your concerns, answer any questions, and see if we are likely to be a good fit to do this work together. I also have locations in Roseville, Westland, and Monroe, MI.
I do my best work with folx who can relate to these communities/areas: LGBTQIA+, alternative sexualities, kink, BDSM, various relational structures/orientations (ethical non-monogamy, polyamory couples, throuples, families, etc.), gender/sexual identity and expression, sex therapy, traumatic sex, psychedelic preparation/integration, and end of life processing. If requested, I can offer a free initial consult to briefly review your concerns, answer any questions, and see if we are likely to be a good fit to do this work together. I also have locations in Roseville, Westland, and Monroe, MI.
(734) 767-0674 View (734) 767-0674
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Chey Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48214  (Online Only)
Working specifically with clients on: Sexuality: Kink-informed. Identity: Racial identity formation and stress. LGBTQIA identity formation and stress. Religious trauma and recovery. Academic success: College, Grad school. Work-related stress.
Working specifically with clients on: Sexuality: Kink-informed. Identity: Racial identity formation and stress. LGBTQIA identity formation and stress. Religious trauma and recovery. Academic success: College, Grad school. Work-related stress.
(989) 756-0483 View (989) 756-0483
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Dee Church
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48216
I have experience providing therapeutic services for LGBTQIA+ youth and adults, people living with HIV/AIDS, survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, kink/BDSM practitioners, people in polyamorous and non-monogamous partnerships, and sex workers.
Reaching out and seeking support for yourself can be extremely vulnerable and taxing, especially when you've already been trying to manage overwhelming emotions and the issues of every day life. Even if we do not end up working together, I am glad that you are out here exploring what kind of help is available to you. Shopping for therapists can be tricky. Wherever you are in your journey, my goal is to meet you there and help you discover safe and inviting possibilities towards your goals.
I have experience providing therapeutic services for LGBTQIA+ youth and adults, people living with HIV/AIDS, survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, kink/BDSM practitioners, people in polyamorous and non-monogamous partnerships, and sex workers.
Reaching out and seeking support for yourself can be extremely vulnerable and taxing, especially when you've already been trying to manage overwhelming emotions and the issues of every day life. Even if we do not end up working together, I am glad that you are out here exploring what kind of help is available to you. Shopping for therapists can be tricky. Wherever you are in your journey, my goal is to meet you there and help you discover safe and inviting possibilities towards your goals.
(734) 822-4829 View (734) 822-4829
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Alkebulan’s (Africa's) Counseling & Group Service
Counselor, MA, LMHC , LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48205  (Online Only)
My approach is a combination of many skills including solution focused, sex therapy & EMDR.
Are you dealing with a past trauma such as a physical assault or accident? Has this experience hurt you and you're having a difficult time dealing with the memories, being in particular places, with certain people or even difficulty sleeping? If your goals are to reduce negative emotions or process traumatic events, you are at the right place. I am available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays till sundown. I am not available on Biblical Holy Days (New Moons, Sabbaths, Purim, Feast of Dedication, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacle or Passover)
My approach is a combination of many skills including solution focused, sex therapy & EMDR.
Are you dealing with a past trauma such as a physical assault or accident? Has this experience hurt you and you're having a difficult time dealing with the memories, being in particular places, with certain people or even difficulty sleeping? If your goals are to reduce negative emotions or process traumatic events, you are at the right place. I am available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays till sundown. I am not available on Biblical Holy Days (New Moons, Sabbaths, Purim, Feast of Dedication, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacle or Passover)
(586) 930-6102 View (586) 930-6102
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Somatic Psychotherapy Michigan—Faith Elie
Counselor, LLPC, MA, MS, SEP, NARM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48221
In training to become a sex therapist.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are -Joseph Campbell. Together, we can really hone in on what it is you are wanting for yourself and finding a path forward, that best suites you. Often, the work is getting back in touch with your Self in a deeper way—like re-calibrating your inner compass. My understanding of counseling comes from holistic, somatic and trauma-informed approaches that incorporate mind, body, and soul such as Somatic Experiencing, Jungian, IFS, transpersonal, mindfulness and social justice oriented. I have both a in person and virtual sandtray!
In training to become a sex therapist.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are -Joseph Campbell. Together, we can really hone in on what it is you are wanting for yourself and finding a path forward, that best suites you. Often, the work is getting back in touch with your Self in a deeper way—like re-calibrating your inner compass. My understanding of counseling comes from holistic, somatic and trauma-informed approaches that incorporate mind, body, and soul such as Somatic Experiencing, Jungian, IFS, transpersonal, mindfulness and social justice oriented. I have both a in person and virtual sandtray!
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Clifford J. Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, CSAT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48235  (Online Only)
With more than 15 years of working with diverse populations in marriage and relationships, inpatient psychiatry, community centers, health care, and church settings, my specialty is Sex Addiction and Marriage/Couples. I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist treating the full spectrum of sexually addictive behaviors and paraphilic disorders. My integrative therapy style is customized to the personality and presenting needs of my clients as I am motivated to help them achieve their optimum goals.
With more than 15 years of working with diverse populations in marriage and relationships, inpatient psychiatry, community centers, health care, and church settings, my specialty is Sex Addiction and Marriage/Couples. I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist treating the full spectrum of sexually addictive behaviors and paraphilic disorders. My integrative therapy style is customized to the personality and presenting needs of my clients as I am motivated to help them achieve their optimum goals.
(248) 237-7709 View (248) 237-7709
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Brodie J. Lobb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48275
Waitlist for new clients
No matter where your sexuality or gender identity falls, I look forward to partnering with you on your adventure towards a more positive mental health.
If you are LGBTQ+, you may be feeling lost and struggling to find someone who “gets” you. As a queer transgender man, I have a unique perspective into the challenges of navigating our world, and I feel empowered to support folks who are exploring what it means to live as their authentic selves. I’m invested in supporting folks at any age who are like us. I encourage you to bring anything into our sessions so we can process things together. All vibes are welcome with me: if you’re having a particularly difficult day, if you’re nervous about starting therapy, if you feel like you should be able to handle this on you own.
No matter where your sexuality or gender identity falls, I look forward to partnering with you on your adventure towards a more positive mental health.
If you are LGBTQ+, you may be feeling lost and struggling to find someone who “gets” you. As a queer transgender man, I have a unique perspective into the challenges of navigating our world, and I feel empowered to support folks who are exploring what it means to live as their authentic selves. I’m invested in supporting folks at any age who are like us. I encourage you to bring anything into our sessions so we can process things together. All vibes are welcome with me: if you’re having a particularly difficult day, if you’re nervous about starting therapy, if you feel like you should be able to handle this on you own.
(248) 213-7702 View (248) 213-7702
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Shuntai Allen-Bey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
10 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48202
Allow my expertise in Forgiveness, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Sex therapy to help you overcome issues in your life.
Do you desire to make a change in your life? Do you feel like you are not in control of anything? Have you been betrayed or harbored resentment or anger towards yourself or someone else? Are you struggling with sexual issues? Need help to heal wounds from the past? Are you in a never-ending cycle of worry, guilt, denial, and regret? Is being around others without feeling judged or ridiculed hard for you? Are you unable to sleep because your thoughts are racing at night? Are you not able to have a healthy sex life? If you answered yes to any of the above questions. Let me help you.
Allow my expertise in Forgiveness, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Sex therapy to help you overcome issues in your life.
Do you desire to make a change in your life? Do you feel like you are not in control of anything? Have you been betrayed or harbored resentment or anger towards yourself or someone else? Are you struggling with sexual issues? Need help to heal wounds from the past? Are you in a never-ending cycle of worry, guilt, denial, and regret? Is being around others without feeling judged or ridiculed hard for you? Are you unable to sleep because your thoughts are racing at night? Are you not able to have a healthy sex life? If you answered yes to any of the above questions. Let me help you.
(810) 344-4656 View (810) 344-4656
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Khesed Wellness
LPC
Verified
10 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48213
We believe everyone deserves access to quality mental health therapy they can afford. Our team of therapists offer a variety of expertise, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and substance use, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, faith, sexuality, boundary setting, identity exploration, and more. We offer individual, couples, and family sessions. Our goal is to match you with the therapist who is the best therapeutic, cultural and relational fit to meet your needs. We return all outreaches within one business day and match you with a therapist within one week so you don't have to wait for care. We're here for you.
We believe everyone deserves access to quality mental health therapy they can afford. Our team of therapists offer a variety of expertise, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and substance use, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, faith, sexuality, boundary setting, identity exploration, and more. We offer individual, couples, and family sessions. Our goal is to match you with the therapist who is the best therapeutic, cultural and relational fit to meet your needs. We return all outreaches within one business day and match you with a therapist within one week so you don't have to wait for care. We're here for you.
(972) 544-4168 View (972) 544-4168
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Greg Dudzinski
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Detroit, MI 48226
My passion is helping couples grow more connected, deeper in love than they have ever experienced! I also help individuals become more self-assured, move beyond past traumas and heart aches. I work on healing the devastation of an affair and rebuilding trust. YES It is possible! Ultimately, it's my purpose to improve your relationship or personal life! Most importantly, I don't place "band-aids" over difficulties; I strive to help you instill healthy changes that last a life time! My services are prided on non-biased, caring approaches, using scientifically proven methods, in a Down-to-Earth setting. I do see many people of color.
My passion is helping couples grow more connected, deeper in love than they have ever experienced! I also help individuals become more self-assured, move beyond past traumas and heart aches. I work on healing the devastation of an affair and rebuilding trust. YES It is possible! Ultimately, it's my purpose to improve your relationship or personal life! Most importantly, I don't place "band-aids" over difficulties; I strive to help you instill healthy changes that last a life time! My services are prided on non-biased, caring approaches, using scientifically proven methods, in a Down-to-Earth setting. I do see many people of color.
(313) 614-9498 View (313) 614-9498

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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.