Sex Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Dr. A. P. Carmichael
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, MA, LMFT
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108
I hold a PhD in Human Sexuality Research as well as a master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University in Philadelphia.
Relationships are part of what makes us human. We thrive when connected with others. I am passionate about helping people create and maintain healthy and loving relationships. I work with couples, families, and individuals and have strong experience working with LGBTQ clients. I make it a priority to create a safe space for all of my clients. It is through this atmosphere of acceptance that we can work together to create true change and growth. I work with individuals, families and couples who are going through a crisis, or those who are simply looking to strengthen their relationships.
I hold a PhD in Human Sexuality Research as well as a master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University in Philadelphia.
Relationships are part of what makes us human. We thrive when connected with others. I am passionate about helping people create and maintain healthy and loving relationships. I work with couples, families, and individuals and have strong experience working with LGBTQ clients. I make it a priority to create a safe space for all of my clients. It is through this atmosphere of acceptance that we can work together to create true change and growth. I work with individuals, families and couples who are going through a crisis, or those who are simply looking to strengthen their relationships.
(314) 682-4859 View (314) 682-4859
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Kathryn Louise Manley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, CST
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63122
Kathryn Manley is a seasoned licensed mental health practitioner and licensed AASECT sex therapist. For over 20 years, she has helped individuals and couples navigate difficult issues relating to relationships, sexuality, abandonment fears, depression, and anxiety. Kathryn understands the importance of having a safe and trustworthy clinician. Sex therapy can include the many physiological and emotional aspects of intimacy encountered during seasons of life including postpartum depression, differences in sexual desire, infidelity, betrayal trauma, erectile dysfunction, pain, sexless marriage and difficulty with orgasm.
Kathryn Manley is a seasoned licensed mental health practitioner and licensed AASECT sex therapist. For over 20 years, she has helped individuals and couples navigate difficult issues relating to relationships, sexuality, abandonment fears, depression, and anxiety. Kathryn understands the importance of having a safe and trustworthy clinician. Sex therapy can include the many physiological and emotional aspects of intimacy encountered during seasons of life including postpartum depression, differences in sexual desire, infidelity, betrayal trauma, erectile dysfunction, pain, sexless marriage and difficulty with orgasm.
(636) 205-1296 View (636) 205-1296
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Nigel Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Sexuality should be celebrated! Society often makes it difficult for people to express themselves in this way, and therefore I try to offer a space for clients to freely explore all aspects of their sexuality without judgement. In my practice, I work collaboratively with clients to develop sexual communication skills, process shame associated with sexuality, and learn how to practice safer (more pleasurable) sex. I have experience with many types of clients, including LGBTQ+ people, femme-people, sex workers, and people discovering themselves later in life.
Sexuality should be celebrated! Society often makes it difficult for people to express themselves in this way, and therefore I try to offer a space for clients to freely explore all aspects of their sexuality without judgement. In my practice, I work collaboratively with clients to develop sexual communication skills, process shame associated with sexuality, and learn how to practice safer (more pleasurable) sex. I have experience with many types of clients, including LGBTQ+ people, femme-people, sex workers, and people discovering themselves later in life.
(539) 245-6060 View (539) 245-6060
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Nicholas Maio-Aether
MAMFT, MSPSY, LBA, CSC, BCBA
Saint Louis, MO 63139  (Online Only)
Sexual Behavior Analysis (SBA) is an evidence-based and humanistic approach in which empirically-sound best practices from Sex Therapy, Sexuality Education, and Couple's Work are combined and presented within the simple, effective, and practical framework of Behavior Analysis (BA).
Utilizing systemic principles and effective methodology, I work with clients of all backgrounds, sexualities, genders, and relationship dynamics. Clients come to me to work on sexual and/or sociosexual concerns, including low desire, infidelity, lack of partnership skills, poor impulsivity control, coming out, inner shame, exploring new dynamics and/or kinks, and also for vaginal pain and erectile dysfunction.
Sexual Behavior Analysis (SBA) is an evidence-based and humanistic approach in which empirically-sound best practices from Sex Therapy, Sexuality Education, and Couple's Work are combined and presented within the simple, effective, and practical framework of Behavior Analysis (BA).
Utilizing systemic principles and effective methodology, I work with clients of all backgrounds, sexualities, genders, and relationship dynamics. Clients come to me to work on sexual and/or sociosexual concerns, including low desire, infidelity, lack of partnership skills, poor impulsivity control, coming out, inner shame, exploring new dynamics and/or kinks, and also for vaginal pain and erectile dysfunction.
(314) 310-6534 View (314) 310-6534
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Linda Weiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Waitlist for new clients
As a licensed sex therapist I know your sexuality is a legitimate concern and believe that it is your right to receive expert knowledge when seeking assistance for relationship or sexual difficulties. I offer psychotherapy for general concerns, relationship coaching, couples' intensives and retreats as well as educational opportunities for professionals and groups. My couples' intensives and retreats teach and support ongoing intimacy in your relationship through mind/body connection and heart-centered relationship skills. My individual and couples therapy is designed to meet your goals and is a mutual undertaking between us.
As a licensed sex therapist I know your sexuality is a legitimate concern and believe that it is your right to receive expert knowledge when seeking assistance for relationship or sexual difficulties. I offer psychotherapy for general concerns, relationship coaching, couples' intensives and retreats as well as educational opportunities for professionals and groups. My couples' intensives and retreats teach and support ongoing intimacy in your relationship through mind/body connection and heart-centered relationship skills. My individual and couples therapy is designed to meet your goals and is a mutual undertaking between us.
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David T Koch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63141
My clinical passions include sex therapy - treating vaginismus, erectile dysfunction, premature and delayed ejaculation & low desire - anxiety, navigating church hurt & spiritual questions.
If you are anything like me, you have had a moment in your life when you asked yourself "How can I make the pain stop?" For me, therapy is one option for hurting individuals who want to work through pain to find answers to life's experiences & questions. I have had the privilege & challenge to walk alongside individuals, couples and families working to initiate the road to recovery that is so often littered with significant loss & conflict. If you are thinking of starting therapy and are feeling really anxious or hopeless, you are not alone!
My clinical passions include sex therapy - treating vaginismus, erectile dysfunction, premature and delayed ejaculation & low desire - anxiety, navigating church hurt & spiritual questions.
If you are anything like me, you have had a moment in your life when you asked yourself "How can I make the pain stop?" For me, therapy is one option for hurting individuals who want to work through pain to find answers to life's experiences & questions. I have had the privilege & challenge to walk alongside individuals, couples and families working to initiate the road to recovery that is so often littered with significant loss & conflict. If you are thinking of starting therapy and are feeling really anxious or hopeless, you are not alone!
(314) 403-7588 View (314) 403-7588
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Keegan Esping
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Keegan knows the road that leads you into the counseling room can be difficult and painful. Whether the catalyst is some form of trauma, abuse, grief, challenges involving sex and sexuality or a desire to seek greater health and self-awareness, this decision is courageous. In counseling, Keegan blends elements of person-centered theory, internal family systems and knowledge about trauma, attachment and family dynamics into an integrative holistic approach.
Keegan knows the road that leads you into the counseling room can be difficult and painful. Whether the catalyst is some form of trauma, abuse, grief, challenges involving sex and sexuality or a desire to seek greater health and self-awareness, this decision is courageous. In counseling, Keegan blends elements of person-centered theory, internal family systems and knowledge about trauma, attachment and family dynamics into an integrative holistic approach.
(314) 907-0874 View (314) 907-0874
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Jessica Naslund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSE
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63125
I am an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with individuals of all abilities in areas of sexuality, gender identity, relationship building, intimacy, communication and trauma.
I am an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with individuals of all abilities in areas of sexuality, gender identity, relationship building, intimacy, communication and trauma.
(314) 690-1214 View (314) 690-1214
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Marina Klier
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139
If you are navigating sexual, romantic, or emotional difficulties I am here to help. Struggling with identity and authenticity in a sex negative, stigmatizing society can be an isolating experience. You and any partners need an affirming space to explore the full bounds of your potential. A validating and inclusive space can help you feel comfortable questioning the social constructs and relational education you’ve received that may no longer serve you. You will receive guidance in existing confidently and finding the connection you seek. You deserve someone who is on your side, rooting for your success, whatever that may look like.
If you are navigating sexual, romantic, or emotional difficulties I am here to help. Struggling with identity and authenticity in a sex negative, stigmatizing society can be an isolating experience. You and any partners need an affirming space to explore the full bounds of your potential. A validating and inclusive space can help you feel comfortable questioning the social constructs and relational education you’ve received that may no longer serve you. You will receive guidance in existing confidently and finding the connection you seek. You deserve someone who is on your side, rooting for your success, whatever that may look like.
(314) 938-2418 View (314) 938-2418
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Healing Exchange LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63130  (Online Only)
Are you ready to set healthy boundaries in your relationships? Have you been wanting to explore your sexuality but didn't know where to start? Is your non-monogamous relationship experiencing friction? Maybe you are the survivor, strong friend, and problem solver who appears to have it all together. Yet on the inside you feel overwhelmed while also wondering, "Is this worth going to therapy for?" If your boundaries leave you questioning yourself, if you want to explore your sexuality, or if you and your partner(s) want support, it's worth going to therapy for. Our relationship, sexuality, and trauma experts are here for you.
Are you ready to set healthy boundaries in your relationships? Have you been wanting to explore your sexuality but didn't know where to start? Is your non-monogamous relationship experiencing friction? Maybe you are the survivor, strong friend, and problem solver who appears to have it all together. Yet on the inside you feel overwhelmed while also wondering, "Is this worth going to therapy for?" If your boundaries leave you questioning yourself, if you want to explore your sexuality, or if you and your partner(s) want support, it's worth going to therapy for. Our relationship, sexuality, and trauma experts are here for you.
(314) 593-2416 View (314) 593-2416
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Rachel Benson
MEd, BCBA, LBA, CSE
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139  (Online Only)
Sexual Behavior Analysis (SBA) is an evidence-based and humanistic approach which uses empirically-sound practices from Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education.
I work with clients of all backgrounds, sexualities, genders and relationship dynamics. Utilizing effective methodology, I work with clients on sexual and/or sociosexual concerns, including low desire, vaginal pain, poor impulsivity control, coming out, inner shame and exploring new dynamics and/or kinks.
Sexual Behavior Analysis (SBA) is an evidence-based and humanistic approach which uses empirically-sound practices from Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education.
I work with clients of all backgrounds, sexualities, genders and relationship dynamics. Utilizing effective methodology, I work with clients on sexual and/or sociosexual concerns, including low desire, vaginal pain, poor impulsivity control, coming out, inner shame and exploring new dynamics and/or kinks.
(314) 526-3920 View (314) 526-3920
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Megan MacKenzie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108
I am a relationship, sex, and gender therapist working with individuals and couples who are seeking greater authenticity, self-compassion, and capacity for intimacy, embodiment, and eroticism. I am particularly passionate about supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community in healing from the impacts of white cishetero patriarchal systems of oppression, especially as they are internalized as shame, guilt, and low self-esteem. My approach focuses on building self-awareness, resiliency, empowerment, and joy through a trans- and queer-affirming framework.
I am a relationship, sex, and gender therapist working with individuals and couples who are seeking greater authenticity, self-compassion, and capacity for intimacy, embodiment, and eroticism. I am particularly passionate about supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community in healing from the impacts of white cishetero patriarchal systems of oppression, especially as they are internalized as shame, guilt, and low self-esteem. My approach focuses on building self-awareness, resiliency, empowerment, and joy through a trans- and queer-affirming framework.
(314) 626-0543 View (314) 626-0543
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Steven J Fields
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CFT
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63101  (Online Only)
I am a sex therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri and Virginia, who is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Family Counselor (CFT), and a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS).
As we live, we write the stories of our lives. Sometimes the pen gets too heavy. Sometimes we don’t know where to start… or how to continue. And then there’s writer’s block, the faltering of the creative process somewhere in our hearts, our minds, our bodies producing dis-orders and dis-eases. Maybe you have lost a Loved one. Maybe you’re starting a new relationship. Maybe you want a new job. Maybe you just want change. I believe the remedy is in the beliefs/feelings, thoughts, and behaviors fueling the writer’s block or dis-ease, and I am a dis-ease specialist.
I am a sex therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri and Virginia, who is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Family Counselor (CFT), and a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS).
As we live, we write the stories of our lives. Sometimes the pen gets too heavy. Sometimes we don’t know where to start… or how to continue. And then there’s writer’s block, the faltering of the creative process somewhere in our hearts, our minds, our bodies producing dis-orders and dis-eases. Maybe you have lost a Loved one. Maybe you’re starting a new relationship. Maybe you want a new job. Maybe you just want change. I believe the remedy is in the beliefs/feelings, thoughts, and behaviors fueling the writer’s block or dis-ease, and I am a dis-ease specialist.
(757) 300-5901 View (757) 300-5901
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Matthew Sosa
MS, BCBA, CBS
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139
Sexual Behavior Analysis (SBA) is an evidence-based approach in which empirically-sound best practices from Sex Therapy, Sexuality Education, and Couple's Work are combined and presented within the simple, effective, and practical framework of Behavior Analysis (BA).
Behavior Analysis is a powerful science based modality that examines the behaviors that we all engage in on a daily basis. Being rooted deeply in science, that means we leave dreams and horoscopes at the door. Treatment is focused and purposeful, addressing both behavioral deficits and/or excesses. I offer specialization specifically in sexual behaviors (low desire, infidelity, impulse control etc). Clients will be asked to take data, which helps to ensure progress towards goals, and ensures skills developed in sessions are generalized outside of sessions, allowing you to be able to live your best life, even when services end.
Sexual Behavior Analysis (SBA) is an evidence-based approach in which empirically-sound best practices from Sex Therapy, Sexuality Education, and Couple's Work are combined and presented within the simple, effective, and practical framework of Behavior Analysis (BA).
Behavior Analysis is a powerful science based modality that examines the behaviors that we all engage in on a daily basis. Being rooted deeply in science, that means we leave dreams and horoscopes at the door. Treatment is focused and purposeful, addressing both behavioral deficits and/or excesses. I offer specialization specifically in sexual behaviors (low desire, infidelity, impulse control etc). Clients will be asked to take data, which helps to ensure progress towards goals, and ensures skills developed in sessions are generalized outside of sessions, allowing you to be able to live your best life, even when services end.
(702) 670-0440 View (702) 670-0440
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Nick Harper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63101  (Online Only)
As a queer-identified, trauma-informed, and sex-positive professional, my expertise lies in supporting individuals living with HIV, addressing substance use disorders, and working with a broad spectrum of relationship dynamics.
Ever feel like you're navigating through a fog when it comes to understanding your emotions, needs, or desires? Imagine a life where you truly connect with yourself and those around you, where past traumas become stepping stones to a brighter future. At Inclusive Therapy and Consulting Services LLC, we don't just offer therapy — we open doors to a transformative experience. Specializing in supporting the LGBTQ+ community, individuals living with HIV, and their allies, our mission is to bring you world-class psychotherapy that's not just compassionate but deeply tailored to your unique journey. Early morning appointments 7am EST.
As a queer-identified, trauma-informed, and sex-positive professional, my expertise lies in supporting individuals living with HIV, addressing substance use disorders, and working with a broad spectrum of relationship dynamics.
Ever feel like you're navigating through a fog when it comes to understanding your emotions, needs, or desires? Imagine a life where you truly connect with yourself and those around you, where past traumas become stepping stones to a brighter future. At Inclusive Therapy and Consulting Services LLC, we don't just offer therapy — we open doors to a transformative experience. Specializing in supporting the LGBTQ+ community, individuals living with HIV, and their allies, our mission is to bring you world-class psychotherapy that's not just compassionate but deeply tailored to your unique journey. Early morning appointments 7am EST.
(303) 493-9574 View (303) 493-9574
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Melony Crayton
PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108
I work with clients through trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, sex therapy, and marriage counseling.
Do you struggle with really saying what it is you want? Is not saying how you feel causing tension and conflict in your relationships? Are you exhausted and frustrated by feeling like you can’t live the life you want? And it seems like almost everyone expects you to do it all and be someone completely different than who you really want to show up as. Maybe you’ve been daydreaming about how it would feel for your relationships to be even a fraction better? But now, more than ever, you are feeling stuck, anxious, or hopeless about overcoming your different relationship stressors at work, with your kids, or even in bed.
I work with clients through trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, sex therapy, and marriage counseling.
Do you struggle with really saying what it is you want? Is not saying how you feel causing tension and conflict in your relationships? Are you exhausted and frustrated by feeling like you can’t live the life you want? And it seems like almost everyone expects you to do it all and be someone completely different than who you really want to show up as. Maybe you’ve been daydreaming about how it would feel for your relationships to be even a fraction better? But now, more than ever, you are feeling stuck, anxious, or hopeless about overcoming your different relationship stressors at work, with your kids, or even in bed.
(314) 912-2581 View (314) 912-2581
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Dr. Britt Lindon: Individual And Couples Counselor
Psychologist, PhD, Anxiety, Couples, Trauma
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108
I am a psychoanalyst & sex therapist comfortable working with kinks, non-traditional relationships, and poly people (including couples where one person is gung-ho and the partner is oh-no).
Modern relationships are HARD. It’s a struggle to find the right person OR to wonder if your current partner is possibly the wrong person. It’s tough when you feel burned by or totally confused about your path. Maybe you’ve even made choices or overlooked things you now regret. Or, maybe it’s a relationship with a boss or coworkers who undervalue you or play favorites with others. Your work ethic and good ideas have long taken a backseat to putting out fires or just avoiding things way more than you should. You’re past thinking that life’s fair. But, you never thought that things could go THIS wrong or get under your skin THIS much.
I am a psychoanalyst & sex therapist comfortable working with kinks, non-traditional relationships, and poly people (including couples where one person is gung-ho and the partner is oh-no).
Modern relationships are HARD. It’s a struggle to find the right person OR to wonder if your current partner is possibly the wrong person. It’s tough when you feel burned by or totally confused about your path. Maybe you’ve even made choices or overlooked things you now regret. Or, maybe it’s a relationship with a boss or coworkers who undervalue you or play favorites with others. Your work ethic and good ideas have long taken a backseat to putting out fires or just avoiding things way more than you should. You’re past thinking that life’s fair. But, you never thought that things could go THIS wrong or get under your skin THIS much.
(202) 915-1388 View (202) 915-1388
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Greg Tissi
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA Ed, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63141  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself at a moment where you are wondering how to refine how you hold space for yourself and others around you? Get off the exhausting treadmill, move with intention, and realign with the trust you have envisioned for yourself. Expect your space to be held just for you, room to breathe, and authentic, non-judgmental support. In a sex-positive, trauma-informed, and integrative space, all genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, ages, and bodies are welcome. If not right now, then when will it be time for you to give yourself permission to transform? Success can take many forms.
Do you find yourself at a moment where you are wondering how to refine how you hold space for yourself and others around you? Get off the exhausting treadmill, move with intention, and realign with the trust you have envisioned for yourself. Expect your space to be held just for you, room to breathe, and authentic, non-judgmental support. In a sex-positive, trauma-informed, and integrative space, all genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, ages, and bodies are welcome. If not right now, then when will it be time for you to give yourself permission to transform? Success can take many forms.
(314) 208-3566 View (314) 208-3566
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Kristin Hall
MA, LPC, CCPT, CCHT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63105
My specialties include narcissistic abuse recovery, couples and relationship counseling, trauma and PTSD, sexuality and intimacy issues, professional growth coaching, and hypnotherapy for phobias, life changes and athletic performance.
Negative events, unhealthy relationship patterns, self-destructive behaviors and an overall sense of feeling "stuck" can hold you back. Through customized and collaborative therapy, we will explore current issues of concern and relevant past experiences to help put the missing pieces of the puzzle back together for a happier, healthier you. The overall plan is to work together towards your goals with honesty, vulnerability and commitment.
My specialties include narcissistic abuse recovery, couples and relationship counseling, trauma and PTSD, sexuality and intimacy issues, professional growth coaching, and hypnotherapy for phobias, life changes and athletic performance.
Negative events, unhealthy relationship patterns, self-destructive behaviors and an overall sense of feeling "stuck" can hold you back. Through customized and collaborative therapy, we will explore current issues of concern and relevant past experiences to help put the missing pieces of the puzzle back together for a happier, healthier you. The overall plan is to work together towards your goals with honesty, vulnerability and commitment.
(314) 818-0916 View (314) 818-0916
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Amy Studer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116  (Online Only)
Our clients often identify as LGBTQIAs2+ / Queer, Non-monogamous, sex positive or sex neutral, neurodivergence, and or disabled and living within Missouri ir Kansas. However, identifying in these communities is not a requirement for services through AAC. Clients often start therapy to work on goals to learn more about identities, setting boundaries with others in their lives, opening up their relationship, learning more about themselves or others gender or sexual expression. Through individual, relationship, or family counseling we work to increase healthy communication based on our values, instead of assumed social norms.
Our clients often identify as LGBTQIAs2+ / Queer, Non-monogamous, sex positive or sex neutral, neurodivergence, and or disabled and living within Missouri ir Kansas. However, identifying in these communities is not a requirement for services through AAC. Clients often start therapy to work on goals to learn more about identities, setting boundaries with others in their lives, opening up their relationship, learning more about themselves or others gender or sexual expression. Through individual, relationship, or family counseling we work to increase healthy communication based on our values, instead of assumed social norms.
(573) 577-3368 View (573) 577-3368

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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.