Sex Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Morgan Enright
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LPC-S, AAMFT-S, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
Enright is currently pursuing certification in Sex Therapy.
Dr. Morgan Enright has been helping individuals, couples, and families over the last decade find health and wholeness. As co-founder of One:12 Counseling, he is passionate about helping people become emotionally and spiritually healthy as individuals as well as in their relationships, working with: couples to develop healthy communication, process anger and disappointment, heal from past hurt, and deal with sexual intimacy difficulties; families in turmoil to be able to heal and reconnect; adolescents and young adults to develop healthy life skills, positive goals, and foster their identity in Christ; men who struggle with pornography and sexual addiction to find freedom and wholeness.
Enright is currently pursuing certification in Sex Therapy.
Dr. Morgan Enright has been helping individuals, couples, and families over the last decade find health and wholeness. As co-founder of One:12 Counseling, he is passionate about helping people become emotionally and spiritually healthy as individuals as well as in their relationships, working with: couples to develop healthy communication, process anger and disappointment, heal from past hurt, and deal with sexual intimacy difficulties; families in turmoil to be able to heal and reconnect; adolescents and young adults to develop healthy life skills, positive goals, and foster their identity in Christ; men who struggle with pornography and sexual addiction to find freedom and wholeness.
(704) 706-9451 View (704) 706-9451
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Patty Virkler
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
I also hold a strong interest in working with individuals concerning sexuality, including sexual dysfunction, homosexuality, and transgendered concerns.
The decision to enter the counseling process may involve letting go of stigmas and fears. I strive to create a safe environment in an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard so that each client feels the freedom to explore intimate concerns. I hold a PhD in counseling from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and am a certified hypnotherapist. My theoretical approach to counseling employs aspects of person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and reality therapy. All are well established and respected therapies.
I also hold a strong interest in working with individuals concerning sexuality, including sexual dysfunction, homosexuality, and transgendered concerns.
The decision to enter the counseling process may involve letting go of stigmas and fears. I strive to create a safe environment in an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard so that each client feels the freedom to explore intimate concerns. I hold a PhD in counseling from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and am a certified hypnotherapist. My theoretical approach to counseling employs aspects of person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and reality therapy. All are well established and respected therapies.
(704) 366-5444 View (704) 366-5444
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Brooke Szitas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCAS
Verified
7 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28205
I use attachment-based approaches, motivational interviewing, emotionally focused therapy, sex therapy, and Gottman Method Therapy to facilitate change, improve communication, foster intimacy, and improve sexual functioning.
Life is full of transitions and challenges that can lead to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and family problems. You may feel frustrated, anxious, and disappointed leading to your desire to seek help. I believe everyone needs a person that supports, advocates, and listens to them. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I strive to build a space of acceptance to promote your growth and honor your strengths. I believe everyone has their own unique experiences and therefore, I adapt my approach to fit your needs and goals.
I use attachment-based approaches, motivational interviewing, emotionally focused therapy, sex therapy, and Gottman Method Therapy to facilitate change, improve communication, foster intimacy, and improve sexual functioning.
Life is full of transitions and challenges that can lead to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and family problems. You may feel frustrated, anxious, and disappointed leading to your desire to seek help. I believe everyone needs a person that supports, advocates, and listens to them. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I strive to build a space of acceptance to promote your growth and honor your strengths. I believe everyone has their own unique experiences and therefore, I adapt my approach to fit your needs and goals.
(704) 741-3502 View (704) 741-3502
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Kim Ronk
Counselor, RN, MA, LPCC, MEd
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
I believe we all deserve healthy sexual relationships whatever that may look like! Couples have an exciting opportunity to create their own sexual and intimacy connection. Healthy sexuality comprises 20% of our relationship, but becomes an unhealthy 90% when it is filled with disappointments. I frequently hear "we are roommates." Our sexuality is interwoven with our self esteem. My therapy approach improves self esteem and the ability to connect. Sexual concerns surrounding desire, arousal, orgasms, erections and pain are treated in my practice. I see individuals as frequently as couples. Change begins with the individual.
I believe we all deserve healthy sexual relationships whatever that may look like! Couples have an exciting opportunity to create their own sexual and intimacy connection. Healthy sexuality comprises 20% of our relationship, but becomes an unhealthy 90% when it is filled with disappointments. I frequently hear "we are roommates." Our sexuality is interwoven with our self esteem. My therapy approach improves self esteem and the ability to connect. Sexual concerns surrounding desire, arousal, orgasms, erections and pain are treated in my practice. I see individuals as frequently as couples. Change begins with the individual.
(704) 486-1182 View (704) 486-1182
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Dr. Aleida Heinz Phd - Sexologist - Couples Counselor
Counselor, PhD, ACS
Charlotte, NC 28277
I am here to make a meaningful difference in the lives of my clients through my specialized expertise in human sexuality.
I understand that your journey towards seeking sexual and relational fulfillment is a deeply personal and sometimes challenging one. I'm Dr. Heinz, and I'm committed to helping individuals like you enhance intimacy, improve communication, reignite passion, and ultimately, transform your relationship and sex life. Your sexual well-being is of utmost importance to me, and I am here to provide you with the guidance, support, and solutions you need to achieve a fulfilling and satisfying intimate connection. As a seasoned sexologist with decades of experience, I'm here to offer you a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space.
I am here to make a meaningful difference in the lives of my clients through my specialized expertise in human sexuality.
I understand that your journey towards seeking sexual and relational fulfillment is a deeply personal and sometimes challenging one. I'm Dr. Heinz, and I'm committed to helping individuals like you enhance intimacy, improve communication, reignite passion, and ultimately, transform your relationship and sex life. Your sexual well-being is of utmost importance to me, and I am here to provide you with the guidance, support, and solutions you need to achieve a fulfilling and satisfying intimate connection. As a seasoned sexologist with decades of experience, I'm here to offer you a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space.
(704) 313-1598 View (704) 313-1598
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Louise Suggs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, AASECT, CST
Verified
8 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226  (Online Only)
Christian Therapy, Biblical Counseling, Spiritual Abuse, Christian Sex Therapy, Sex Therapy, Low Desire, Arousal Issues, Relationship Enhancement.
My passion is to help individuals and couples reach their therapeutic goals. I have a heart for people and love walking with people as they grow and develop into who they want to become. My ultimate goal is to assist therapeutically and collaboratively with an encouraging and non-judgmental approach. When requested, I am knowledgeable and skilled in biblical integration and Christian counseling.
Christian Therapy, Biblical Counseling, Spiritual Abuse, Christian Sex Therapy, Sex Therapy, Low Desire, Arousal Issues, Relationship Enhancement.
My passion is to help individuals and couples reach their therapeutic goals. I have a heart for people and love walking with people as they grow and develop into who they want to become. My ultimate goal is to assist therapeutically and collaboratively with an encouraging and non-judgmental approach. When requested, I am knowledgeable and skilled in biblical integration and Christian counseling.
(980) 224-5542 View (980) 224-5542
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Chris Bissell
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MACMHC, LCMHCA, CSAT-C, CST-C
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and have experience helping clients find long-term sobriety from sexual acting out.
I started my career as an electrical engineer in the aerospace industry, working and leading teams for the International Space Station and a satellite mission. Wanting to work more closely with people, I switched to business strategy consulting, traveling to Fortune 100 companies on a weekly basis for two years. While I got the chance to solve complex problems, I realized I wanted to help people solve the problems that mattered to them at a deeper level. This, coupled with my own recovery journey, is what drives me to do exceptional therapy work today.
I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and have experience helping clients find long-term sobriety from sexual acting out.
I started my career as an electrical engineer in the aerospace industry, working and leading teams for the International Space Station and a satellite mission. Wanting to work more closely with people, I switched to business strategy consulting, traveling to Fortune 100 companies on a weekly basis for two years. While I got the chance to solve complex problems, I realized I wanted to help people solve the problems that mattered to them at a deeper level. This, coupled with my own recovery journey, is what drives me to do exceptional therapy work today.
(704) 459-1017 View (704) 459-1017
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Lisa Terrell
Counselor, DHS, LCMHC, BSN
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
I offer counseling, therapy, and online resources for your life, relationships, and sex. I am an experienced individual and couples therapist. I work in office or online and am the founder of Sensovi Institute. Sensovi Institute is an online campus the offers classes, assessments, remedial programs, and resources for relationships and sex-related issues. If you want to start, reset, or revive your relationship and sex life the Sex Revive Masterclass will help you (and your partner) work through to the kind of relationship and sex life you want. All at your own computer and at your own pace.
I offer counseling, therapy, and online resources for your life, relationships, and sex. I am an experienced individual and couples therapist. I work in office or online and am the founder of Sensovi Institute. Sensovi Institute is an online campus the offers classes, assessments, remedial programs, and resources for relationships and sex-related issues. If you want to start, reset, or revive your relationship and sex life the Sex Revive Masterclass will help you (and your partner) work through to the kind of relationship and sex life you want. All at your own computer and at your own pace.
(704) 216-4068 View (704) 216-4068
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Cara Lima
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
With specialized training in relationship, gender, & sex therapy, I use a modern, evidence-based, & person-centered approach to heal both the individual & their relationships.
Feeling disconnected from yourself, friends, family? Experiencing a life transition? Struggling with depression or anxiety? Do you feel like something is missing from your sex life? Are you longing to re-ignite your intimacy and/or sexuality? Would you like to repair or strengthen your relationship? Are you single & looking to discover your potential for pleasure? I believe people have the desire & capacity to heal & grow, & that our quality of life is impacted by our relationship with others. I help clients increase intimacy, passion, sexual satisfaction, & pleasure so they can develop a deeper connection with Self & others.
With specialized training in relationship, gender, & sex therapy, I use a modern, evidence-based, & person-centered approach to heal both the individual & their relationships.
Feeling disconnected from yourself, friends, family? Experiencing a life transition? Struggling with depression or anxiety? Do you feel like something is missing from your sex life? Are you longing to re-ignite your intimacy and/or sexuality? Would you like to repair or strengthen your relationship? Are you single & looking to discover your potential for pleasure? I believe people have the desire & capacity to heal & grow, & that our quality of life is impacted by our relationship with others. I help clients increase intimacy, passion, sexual satisfaction, & pleasure so they can develop a deeper connection with Self & others.
(704) 327-0308 View (704) 327-0308
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Bruce Wayne Knight
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCMHC, CSAT, CST, PRT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Specialities include premarital assessment and counseling, marital, discernment counseling, affair recovery, intimacy issues, sexual dysfunction, sex addiction/trauma recovery, and spiritual formation, direction, and healing.
The typical clients I work with are like you and me, usually have successful careers, have a faith orientation, although not always, and have a tremendous longing to find, repair, or revitalize something gone wrong in themselves or in relationship with those closest. They are individuals and couples who are hurting at their core, who want more than just a quick fix, a few techniques, or merely a listening ear. They want answers, real, deep, transforming answers. They realize deep down that it is probably going to take longer than they want or expect. But, they are longing and willing to do whatever it takes to get to a better place
Specialities include premarital assessment and counseling, marital, discernment counseling, affair recovery, intimacy issues, sexual dysfunction, sex addiction/trauma recovery, and spiritual formation, direction, and healing.
The typical clients I work with are like you and me, usually have successful careers, have a faith orientation, although not always, and have a tremendous longing to find, repair, or revitalize something gone wrong in themselves or in relationship with those closest. They are individuals and couples who are hurting at their core, who want more than just a quick fix, a few techniques, or merely a listening ear. They want answers, real, deep, transforming answers. They realize deep down that it is probably going to take longer than they want or expect. But, they are longing and willing to do whatever it takes to get to a better place
(704) 870-0802 View (704) 870-0802
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Daniel Miles
Counselor, MA, MDiv, LCMHC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
I work with adults and couples dealing with anxiety and depression; grief and loss; relationship struggles; life transitions; spirituality and faith concerns; and issues related to sexuality and identity.
It has been a trying few years, and it just seems to get worse. The world is still filled with anxiety, uncertainty, and confusion. If you need some human connection in these frightening times, I am available to you. Whether you're anxious about the country and world, struggling to maintain relationships, or feeling lonely and isolated, I can help you.
I work with adults and couples dealing with anxiety and depression; grief and loss; relationship struggles; life transitions; spirituality and faith concerns; and issues related to sexuality and identity.
It has been a trying few years, and it just seems to get worse. The world is still filled with anxiety, uncertainty, and confusion. If you need some human connection in these frightening times, I am available to you. Whether you're anxious about the country and world, struggling to maintain relationships, or feeling lonely and isolated, I can help you.
(704) 586-9363 View (704) 586-9363
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Luree Benjamin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204  (Online Only)
I work with you to normalize sex, arousal, desire, and the diversity of human sexuality.
Whether you are 20 or 90 years old, single, heterosexual, or in a same-sex partnership, wanting and needing connection is a healthy thing. After all, intimacy is not just about sex. It is about feeling connected to your partner through sensual touch and the simplicities of hugs, kisses, compliments, being and feeling desired, and affirmed. Our work together will be to improve communication and to increase those interactions that help you be seen, whole, and known. With clarity and healing, you will increase your connection, intimacy, and healthier sexual interactions with your partner.
I work with you to normalize sex, arousal, desire, and the diversity of human sexuality.
Whether you are 20 or 90 years old, single, heterosexual, or in a same-sex partnership, wanting and needing connection is a healthy thing. After all, intimacy is not just about sex. It is about feeling connected to your partner through sensual touch and the simplicities of hugs, kisses, compliments, being and feeling desired, and affirmed. Our work together will be to improve communication and to increase those interactions that help you be seen, whole, and known. With clarity and healing, you will increase your connection, intimacy, and healthier sexual interactions with your partner.
(919) 980-9725 View (919) 980-9725
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Breanna Butler
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, QS
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Bouts of family issues, career changes, relationships and sexuality amongst other things, can create questions of who you are and where you are going.
Finding a safe space to navigate diverse relationships, sexual experiences, and wavering moods can be challenging but also rewarding. You may want to explore different relationship dynamics without judgment. You may want uncover your own secrets in order to show up more whole for yourself and others. If you are ready to take action and uncover your best self, then it is time to begin your therapeutic journey.
Bouts of family issues, career changes, relationships and sexuality amongst other things, can create questions of who you are and where you are going.
Finding a safe space to navigate diverse relationships, sexual experiences, and wavering moods can be challenging but also rewarding. You may want to explore different relationship dynamics without judgment. You may want uncover your own secrets in order to show up more whole for yourself and others. If you are ready to take action and uncover your best self, then it is time to begin your therapeutic journey.
(704) 272-2126 View (704) 272-2126
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Jerome Triplin II
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28269  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialization in Systemic Sex Therapy.
It's not too late! It can be difficult looking for a therapist while dealing with all of life's challenges. As a sex positive, LGBTQIA+ affirming, kink & BDSM competent, and ethical non-monogamous competent therapist, my goal is to create a safe space for all of those who come into my care. Whether it’s relationship issues, trust, depression, anxiety, or any other life stressor, therapy can be a helpful tool.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialization in Systemic Sex Therapy.
It's not too late! It can be difficult looking for a therapist while dealing with all of life's challenges. As a sex positive, LGBTQIA+ affirming, kink & BDSM competent, and ethical non-monogamous competent therapist, my goal is to create a safe space for all of those who come into my care. Whether it’s relationship issues, trust, depression, anxiety, or any other life stressor, therapy can be a helpful tool.
(980) 655-2570 View (980) 655-2570
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Stephanie Walthour
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
Stephanie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) who specializes in improving the relationships and quality of life for her clients. She is dedicated to helping couples, families & adolescent clients deal with concerns ranging from sexual issues, abuse, anger management, depression, anxiety, LGBT, behavioral and self-esteem issues.
Stephanie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) who specializes in improving the relationships and quality of life for her clients. She is dedicated to helping couples, families & adolescent clients deal with concerns ranging from sexual issues, abuse, anger management, depression, anxiety, LGBT, behavioral and self-esteem issues.
(678) 730-0159 View (678) 730-0159
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Judy Scheel, Ph.D., LCSW, CEDS
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CEDS
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202
Treating eating disorders or sexuality issues require understanding psychological & interpersonal issues underlying conditions while addressing symptoms & behaviors via Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
With years of training & personal analysis, I am solidly qualified to treat individuals/couples/families for mental health issues like anxiety & depression & interpersonal issues. I am certified as an EATING DISORDER expert (CEDS) & provide treatment for SEXUAL ISSUES with training from NYU Langone Medical. I am an Associate Member of SSTAR (Society for Sex Therapy & Research.) My approaches are fueled by many years of training in psychological theories. I am licensed in NC, NY & CA with offices in Charlotte, NC, New York, NY & offer video sessions for CA residents. I write two Blogs for psychologytoday.com on Sex & Eating Issues
Treating eating disorders or sexuality issues require understanding psychological & interpersonal issues underlying conditions while addressing symptoms & behaviors via Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
With years of training & personal analysis, I am solidly qualified to treat individuals/couples/families for mental health issues like anxiety & depression & interpersonal issues. I am certified as an EATING DISORDER expert (CEDS) & provide treatment for SEXUAL ISSUES with training from NYU Langone Medical. I am an Associate Member of SSTAR (Society for Sex Therapy & Research.) My approaches are fueled by many years of training in psychological theories. I am licensed in NC, NY & CA with offices in Charlotte, NC, New York, NY & offer video sessions for CA residents. I write two Blogs for psychologytoday.com on Sex & Eating Issues
(914) 352-5131 View (914) 352-5131
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Dr. Erica A Merrill
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28205
Elevated Wellness Counseling, LLC, is based on helping people develop a working definition of wellness through a multifaceted lens, incorporating personal development, confronting fears, identifying strengths, and increasing capacity for problem solving and meaning making in life. Often, the human experience leaves us feeling burnt out, disconnected, and looking for meaning. Seeking therapy is the first step in building the skills necessary to thrive. Areas of expertise include: Anxiety, depression, coping with transition, relationship issues, sex therapy, religion and spirituality, achieving wellness, and professional development.
Elevated Wellness Counseling, LLC, is based on helping people develop a working definition of wellness through a multifaceted lens, incorporating personal development, confronting fears, identifying strengths, and increasing capacity for problem solving and meaning making in life. Often, the human experience leaves us feeling burnt out, disconnected, and looking for meaning. Seeking therapy is the first step in building the skills necessary to thrive. Areas of expertise include: Anxiety, depression, coping with transition, relationship issues, sex therapy, religion and spirituality, achieving wellness, and professional development.
(704) 270-3615 View (704) 270-3615
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Dr. Sharesa H. McCray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LISW-CP, LCAS, LAC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216
We specialize in sex therapy, comprehensive sex education, and trauma recovery-wellness.
Beyond fear are pathways of hope and new beginnings! Essential Pathways Counseling, Wellness and Consulting, PLLC strives to foster an environment that promotes healing, wellness, and positive transformation. Recognizing that trauma, substance misuse, depression, and anxiety can complicate building a life worth living, we promote recovery and healing by diminishing fear and creating new pathways and skills towards intentional living.
We specialize in sex therapy, comprehensive sex education, and trauma recovery-wellness.
Beyond fear are pathways of hope and new beginnings! Essential Pathways Counseling, Wellness and Consulting, PLLC strives to foster an environment that promotes healing, wellness, and positive transformation. Recognizing that trauma, substance misuse, depression, and anxiety can complicate building a life worth living, we promote recovery and healing by diminishing fear and creating new pathways and skills towards intentional living.
(843) 483-6388 View (843) 483-6388
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Dr. Tom Murray Sex Therapist | Couples Counselor
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LCMHCS, CFMHE, CSTS
Verified
15 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28281
With my brief-oriented approach, backed by the science of what works in sex therapy and couples counseling, you'll gain clarity, break old patterns, tackle mind-chatter, and experience satisfying sex and intimacy.
Should I stay or should I go? A huge question that's weighed on you. It keeps you up at night, stressing you out. Life would be so much easier if your relationship wasn't so hard. You wish you could communicate better; feel understood. But, damn, your shit and their shit get in the way. Not to mention the pressures of career, aging parents, or demanding children. It all gets thrown in the mix, leaving you exhausted, distracted, and disenchanted by the status quo. You want things to change (better sex, intimacy, connection); you're finally ready to take charge of your life in a new and meaningful way. You've come to the right place!
With my brief-oriented approach, backed by the science of what works in sex therapy and couples counseling, you'll gain clarity, break old patterns, tackle mind-chatter, and experience satisfying sex and intimacy.
Should I stay or should I go? A huge question that's weighed on you. It keeps you up at night, stressing you out. Life would be so much easier if your relationship wasn't so hard. You wish you could communicate better; feel understood. But, damn, your shit and their shit get in the way. Not to mention the pressures of career, aging parents, or demanding children. It all gets thrown in the mix, leaving you exhausted, distracted, and disenchanted by the status quo. You want things to change (better sex, intimacy, connection); you're finally ready to take charge of your life in a new and meaningful way. You've come to the right place!
(336) 728-6066 View (336) 728-6066
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Holly Mackin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, AASECT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28216
Is your sex life causing issues between you and your partner? Would you benefit from better communication with the important people in your life? Are you experiencing a situation that has made it difficult to cope? I believe that anyone can benefit from support and a nonjudgmental perspective, to access the best version of themselves. I offer a high degree of respect for you, meet you where you are in your life, and work on what you consider to be important. Email me today to schedule a free 15 minute video consultation.
Is your sex life causing issues between you and your partner? Would you benefit from better communication with the important people in your life? Are you experiencing a situation that has made it difficult to cope? I believe that anyone can benefit from support and a nonjudgmental perspective, to access the best version of themselves. I offer a high degree of respect for you, meet you where you are in your life, and work on what you consider to be important. Email me today to schedule a free 15 minute video consultation.
(704) 419-8636 View (704) 419-8636

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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.