Sex Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Anna K Smith
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I am a Licensed Psychologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and I specialize in couples & sex therapy, affairs, trauma recovery, as well as depression, anxiety, bipolar, & other mental health issues.
I delight in working with couples to repair troubled relationships & find a deeper, more secure connection with one another by helping partners bring their needs into awareness, share those unmasked parts, and transform old patterns of communication & interaction. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space, whatever your orientation, identity, ethnicity, or sexual preference. I meet my clients where they are & am open, compassionate, and curious, whether we are discussing interpersonal conflicts, relationship issues, or other stressors. I am honored by the individuals & couples who have let me join them in those places.
I am a Licensed Psychologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and I specialize in couples & sex therapy, affairs, trauma recovery, as well as depression, anxiety, bipolar, & other mental health issues.
I delight in working with couples to repair troubled relationships & find a deeper, more secure connection with one another by helping partners bring their needs into awareness, share those unmasked parts, and transform old patterns of communication & interaction. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space, whatever your orientation, identity, ethnicity, or sexual preference. I meet my clients where they are & am open, compassionate, and curious, whether we are discussing interpersonal conflicts, relationship issues, or other stressors. I am honored by the individuals & couples who have let me join them in those places.
(984) 205-5731 View (984) 205-5731
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Alyssa Doberstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612
I am also trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, as well as a Sex Therapy Certificate from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Finding a therapist that you connect with and feel understood by is an integral part of therapy. I help people work towards improved connection within themselves, their relationships, and their sexuality. At times we may struggle to communicate and connect with our partners, experience a lack of passion and romance, or have difficulty managing life struggles, distressing events, or conflict in our relationships. Therapy can be a chance to rediscover yourself, your relationships, and heal from painful life experiences while exploring new skills and resources to grow and develop increased relationship and life satisfaction.
I am also trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, as well as a Sex Therapy Certificate from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Finding a therapist that you connect with and feel understood by is an integral part of therapy. I help people work towards improved connection within themselves, their relationships, and their sexuality. At times we may struggle to communicate and connect with our partners, experience a lack of passion and romance, or have difficulty managing life struggles, distressing events, or conflict in our relationships. Therapy can be a chance to rediscover yourself, your relationships, and heal from painful life experiences while exploring new skills and resources to grow and develop increased relationship and life satisfaction.
(984) 217-2820 View (984) 217-2820
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Rebecca Ozment
Counselor, MAEd, LCMHCA, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Hiya! I am Rebecca (they/she), I offer individual, intimacy/sex, and relationship counseling across all of North Carolina via telehealth. Question for you - have you ever felt or thought: “I am so lost! I feel so fucking stuck! I wish I could talk to my partner but we always end up arguing! I want more pleasure/joy/peace/connection in my life! What do I do next with my life/relationship?” These are experiences that countless clients have shared with me! I specialize in helping clients navigate the path of self-discovery, uncovering their dreams and goals in life.
Hiya! I am Rebecca (they/she), I offer individual, intimacy/sex, and relationship counseling across all of North Carolina via telehealth. Question for you - have you ever felt or thought: “I am so lost! I feel so fucking stuck! I wish I could talk to my partner but we always end up arguing! I want more pleasure/joy/peace/connection in my life! What do I do next with my life/relationship?” These are experiences that countless clients have shared with me! I specialize in helping clients navigate the path of self-discovery, uncovering their dreams and goals in life.
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Kate Double
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27605
Focusing primarily on relationships, sexuality and trauma, I seek to meet ALL patients and couples where they are. I believe in a relational and holistic approach that addresses relevant issues that affect current functioning, resilience, coping, and recovery. Patients and couples with diverse gender expressions/identities and sexual orientations are welcome and embraced. Starting with the belief that relationships are central to our well-being, I partner with patients to create a warm & safe space in which to explore patterns that effect individual, sexual & relationship well-being.
Focusing primarily on relationships, sexuality and trauma, I seek to meet ALL patients and couples where they are. I believe in a relational and holistic approach that addresses relevant issues that affect current functioning, resilience, coping, and recovery. Patients and couples with diverse gender expressions/identities and sexual orientations are welcome and embraced. Starting with the belief that relationships are central to our well-being, I partner with patients to create a warm & safe space in which to explore patterns that effect individual, sexual & relationship well-being.
(919) 726-3883 View (919) 726-3883
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Elizabeth Harles
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603
I specialize in life transitions, polyamory, ethical/consensual non-monogamy, sexual dysfunction, sexual exploration, sexuality, LGBTQIA+, kink, alt sex, self-esteem, anxiety and relationship issues.
I am a queer sex therapist, providing a relaxed, open, collaborative and non-judgmental atmosphere. My intention is to support people in the LGBTQIA+, non-monogamy, and kink communities (Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diverse). I will cater my approach to your needs, but my natural style is straight-forward, so I tend to delve into the issues at hand so that you can see improvement in your emotional well-being as quickly as possible. Once immediate stressors have been calmed, we can work on a deeper level together in order to gain insight on underlying beliefs and experiences that may be contributing to your distress.
I specialize in life transitions, polyamory, ethical/consensual non-monogamy, sexual dysfunction, sexual exploration, sexuality, LGBTQIA+, kink, alt sex, self-esteem, anxiety and relationship issues.
I am a queer sex therapist, providing a relaxed, open, collaborative and non-judgmental atmosphere. My intention is to support people in the LGBTQIA+, non-monogamy, and kink communities (Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diverse). I will cater my approach to your needs, but my natural style is straight-forward, so I tend to delve into the issues at hand so that you can see improvement in your emotional well-being as quickly as possible. Once immediate stressors have been calmed, we can work on a deeper level together in order to gain insight on underlying beliefs and experiences that may be contributing to your distress.
(919) 975-5382 View (919) 975-5382
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Katherine Good
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
My desire is to help you reach your goals, manage sexual issues, and improve your relationships using talk therapy, a nonjudgmental stance, and humor. Sex therapy is TALK therapy centered on the intimate thoughts, behaviors, patterns, and history of your sex life. Sex therapy has no exams, no nudity, and no sexual contact. Everyone is a sexual being and everyone has sexual problems at some point in their life. You are not alone and I can help. I can help untangle sexual problems at their core~ from childhood misunderstandings to sexual technique to adult romantic connection problems. www.goodsexthersapy.com
My desire is to help you reach your goals, manage sexual issues, and improve your relationships using talk therapy, a nonjudgmental stance, and humor. Sex therapy is TALK therapy centered on the intimate thoughts, behaviors, patterns, and history of your sex life. Sex therapy has no exams, no nudity, and no sexual contact. Everyone is a sexual being and everyone has sexual problems at some point in their life. You are not alone and I can help. I can help untangle sexual problems at their core~ from childhood misunderstandings to sexual technique to adult romantic connection problems. www.goodsexthersapy.com
(919) 328-3392 View (919) 328-3392
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Corrine Shuster - Sex Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
You can have great sex and a fulfilling relationship. If you are struggling with finding answers to problems with sex and intimacy, then you have found the right place. Sexual problems are among the top couple complaints and are a major concern for many singles in today's dating culture. The mixed and often inaccurate information about sex, intimacy and relationship can leave us feeling overwhelmed and more confused. There is a solution. I'm a sex therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping you find the sex and intimacy that you crave.
You can have great sex and a fulfilling relationship. If you are struggling with finding answers to problems with sex and intimacy, then you have found the right place. Sexual problems are among the top couple complaints and are a major concern for many singles in today's dating culture. The mixed and often inaccurate information about sex, intimacy and relationship can leave us feeling overwhelmed and more confused. There is a solution. I'm a sex therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping you find the sex and intimacy that you crave.
(919) 999-7116 View (919) 999-7116
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Helena Alexis Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27616  (Online Only)
I offer a collaborative approach to foster healing from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sex disorders (male and female), and trauma.
Do you struggle with low libido, sexual dysfunction, depression/anxiety, or the stress of everyday life? Are you struggling to connect physically/emotionally/sexually with your partner? Is communication strained? If so, I am here to help you develop the skills you need to get through life's most challenging moments. Daily, people are searching for relief from internal struggles, personal hardships, and sexual challenges. I want to be the one to help you with any of these issues. Additionally, as a black therapist, I am aware of the struggles people and women of color face on a daily basis. I take pride in helping all heal.
I offer a collaborative approach to foster healing from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sex disorders (male and female), and trauma.
Do you struggle with low libido, sexual dysfunction, depression/anxiety, or the stress of everyday life? Are you struggling to connect physically/emotionally/sexually with your partner? Is communication strained? If so, I am here to help you develop the skills you need to get through life's most challenging moments. Daily, people are searching for relief from internal struggles, personal hardships, and sexual challenges. I want to be the one to help you with any of these issues. Additionally, as a black therapist, I am aware of the struggles people and women of color face on a daily basis. I take pride in helping all heal.
(984) 239-5876 View (984) 239-5876
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Finley Losch
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
There are times when we all need someone safe, objective, and curious to sit with us through the messy parts of life that make us human. Through my training and experience as a queer sex therapist, I have a deep appreciation for the complexity of stress, life changes, internal stories and illness. Our time together would be spent identifying your strengths, challenging some unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, and honoring that you are the expert of your life. Together, we’ll hopefully laugh a ton and learn about your path and story in a safe nonjudgmental space.
There are times when we all need someone safe, objective, and curious to sit with us through the messy parts of life that make us human. Through my training and experience as a queer sex therapist, I have a deep appreciation for the complexity of stress, life changes, internal stories and illness. Our time together would be spent identifying your strengths, challenging some unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, and honoring that you are the expert of your life. Together, we’ll hopefully laugh a ton and learn about your path and story in a safe nonjudgmental space.
(919) 298-8767 View (919) 298-8767
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Awakenings Counseling for Couples and Sex Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LCMHC, AASECT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
We help couples with love and sex.
Do you need online couples counseling, online sex therapy or online marriage counseling near me? Do you feel a lack of sexual desire? Are you missing appreciation? Fighting over sexual frequency? Does he stonewall? Does she not stop criticizing? Anxious and having trust issues because of infidelity? Relationships need both emotional connection, intimacy and sex to be happy. We help repair affairs. Stop the fighting. Stop the criticism and withdrawing. Build a deeper connection, trust, & better communication. Feel love again. We treat erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, anorgasmia, low libido, frequency discrepancy.
We help couples with love and sex.
Do you need online couples counseling, online sex therapy or online marriage counseling near me? Do you feel a lack of sexual desire? Are you missing appreciation? Fighting over sexual frequency? Does he stonewall? Does she not stop criticizing? Anxious and having trust issues because of infidelity? Relationships need both emotional connection, intimacy and sex to be happy. We help repair affairs. Stop the fighting. Stop the criticism and withdrawing. Build a deeper connection, trust, & better communication. Feel love again. We treat erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, anorgasmia, low libido, frequency discrepancy.
(984) 205-4614 View (984) 205-4614
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April Reeves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605  (Online Only)
As well as those who are looking for support from sex therapy, have depression, anxiety, a life transitions and relationship issues.
I offer a safe and non-judgmental space where all parts of you are welcomed to come forward, and will be met with curiosity, empathy and some humor. I am drawn to, and inspired by, the power of human resiliency. I believe we naturally have information, experiences, and tools inside of us, to guide us to a deeper sense of ourselves. I am passionate about helping you discover, explore, and connect to all parts of you, in order to live a more full and embodied life.
As well as those who are looking for support from sex therapy, have depression, anxiety, a life transitions and relationship issues.
I offer a safe and non-judgmental space where all parts of you are welcomed to come forward, and will be met with curiosity, empathy and some humor. I am drawn to, and inspired by, the power of human resiliency. I believe we naturally have information, experiences, and tools inside of us, to guide us to a deeper sense of ourselves. I am passionate about helping you discover, explore, and connect to all parts of you, in order to live a more full and embodied life.
(984) 214-8827 View (984) 214-8827
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Sara Rosenquist
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612  (Online Only)
Emotions, beliefs, religious traditions, culture, and relationships can all get tangled up around having sex and having babies.
Feeling alone and bewildered? Having trouble knowing what to believe in this age of misinformation? DrSara can help. DrSara offers all sessions exclusively through SecureVideo. Visit her website at www.DrSara.com to find out more.
Emotions, beliefs, religious traditions, culture, and relationships can all get tangled up around having sex and having babies.
Feeling alone and bewildered? Having trouble knowing what to believe in this age of misinformation? DrSara can help. DrSara offers all sessions exclusively through SecureVideo. Visit her website at www.DrSara.com to find out more.
(571) 520-5893 View (571) 520-5893
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Mark Christopher Harol
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27605
I have advanced sex therapy education through the Institute for Sexual Wholeness in Atlanta, Georgia.
My work is dedicated to helping people develop healthy relationships and productive, satisfying lives. You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, anger issues, or a difficult situation, a sense that somehow your life is not working out as you'd like. I have additional extensive training in Sex Therapy and sex addiction. I have been a corporate CEO, and am retired from the USAF with 22 years of service to this great country. It would be my privilege to work with you. Two office locations; Raleigh and Holly Springs. I offer Video Teletherapy and I'm a certified distance counselor.
I have advanced sex therapy education through the Institute for Sexual Wholeness in Atlanta, Georgia.
My work is dedicated to helping people develop healthy relationships and productive, satisfying lives. You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, anger issues, or a difficult situation, a sense that somehow your life is not working out as you'd like. I have additional extensive training in Sex Therapy and sex addiction. I have been a corporate CEO, and am retired from the USAF with 22 years of service to this great country. It would be my privilege to work with you. Two office locations; Raleigh and Holly Springs. I offer Video Teletherapy and I'm a certified distance counselor.
(984) 333-5796 View (984) 333-5796
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April Reeves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27605  (Online Only)
As well as those who are looking for support from sex therapy, have depression, anxiety, a life transitions and relationship issues.
I offer a safe and non-judgmental space where all parts of you are welcomed to come forward, and will be met with curiosity, empathy and some humor. I am drawn to, and inspired by, the power of human resiliency. I believe we naturally have information, experiences, and tools inside of us, to guide us to a deeper sense of ourselves. I am passionate about helping you discover, explore, and connect to all parts of you, in order to live a more full and embodied life.
As well as those who are looking for support from sex therapy, have depression, anxiety, a life transitions and relationship issues.
I offer a safe and non-judgmental space where all parts of you are welcomed to come forward, and will be met with curiosity, empathy and some humor. I am drawn to, and inspired by, the power of human resiliency. I believe we naturally have information, experiences, and tools inside of us, to guide us to a deeper sense of ourselves. I am passionate about helping you discover, explore, and connect to all parts of you, in order to live a more full and embodied life.
(207) 690-6927 View (207) 690-6927
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Carolina Sexual Wellness Center
Psychologist, PsyD, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612
At Carolina Sexual Wellness Center, we strive to provide a supportive and safe environment where clients can resolve issues related to sex, sexuality and gender. Examples of areas we specialize in include but are not limited to sexual dysfunction, compulsive or impulsive sexual behavior (also known as "sex addiction"), couples and relationship issues surrounding sexuality, sexual identity development, gender orientation concerns, and sexual behaviors or fantasies that may be considered problematic. Although many people with sexual problems feel alone, it is important to know you are not.
At Carolina Sexual Wellness Center, we strive to provide a supportive and safe environment where clients can resolve issues related to sex, sexuality and gender. Examples of areas we specialize in include but are not limited to sexual dysfunction, compulsive or impulsive sexual behavior (also known as "sex addiction"), couples and relationship issues surrounding sexuality, sexual identity development, gender orientation concerns, and sexual behaviors or fantasies that may be considered problematic. Although many people with sexual problems feel alone, it is important to know you are not.
(919) 751-4363 View (919) 751-4363
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Kandice Van Beerschoten Sex Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27606
As a Certified Sex Therapist, my specialties are consensual non-monogamy, polyamory, and BDSM - NO JUDGMENT.
Have you lost control? Do you put the needs of others first? Is it hard for you to say "no" to people? Do you feel disconnected? Are your relationships suffering? Your sex life? You're exhausted, ready for something to change, but need to feel confident that your therapist will understand not only your issues, but your lifestyle. If this sounds familiar, then I would love to help you. For nearly two decades, I've worked with people just like you, helping them sort through the intricacies of life and relationships. It's easy to get stuck when you start making changes, but therapy is a great way to move forward.
As a Certified Sex Therapist, my specialties are consensual non-monogamy, polyamory, and BDSM - NO JUDGMENT.
Have you lost control? Do you put the needs of others first? Is it hard for you to say "no" to people? Do you feel disconnected? Are your relationships suffering? Your sex life? You're exhausted, ready for something to change, but need to feel confident that your therapist will understand not only your issues, but your lifestyle. If this sounds familiar, then I would love to help you. For nearly two decades, I've worked with people just like you, helping them sort through the intricacies of life and relationships. It's easy to get stuck when you start making changes, but therapy is a great way to move forward.
(919) 343-9591 View (919) 343-9591
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Sophia Dorton Caudle
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHC-S, CSAT-S, CST, CTCT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27616
I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, trained with Dr.
In my clinical practice, I work with adults regarding a wide range of life's emotional and behavioral challenges, and provide services in the areas of trauma, attachment, sex addiction, love addiction, internet and pornography addiction, sex therapy, couples therapy, problematic compulsive behaviors, grief/loss, and more. I offer a highly personalized approach and utilize research based and effective techniques tailored to each of my clients' individual needs to support their personal growth and overall peace and well-being.
I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, trained with Dr.
In my clinical practice, I work with adults regarding a wide range of life's emotional and behavioral challenges, and provide services in the areas of trauma, attachment, sex addiction, love addiction, internet and pornography addiction, sex therapy, couples therapy, problematic compulsive behaviors, grief/loss, and more. I offer a highly personalized approach and utilize research based and effective techniques tailored to each of my clients' individual needs to support their personal growth and overall peace and well-being.
(919) 382-0288 View (919) 382-0288
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Illyana Massey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27610
Deciding to come to therapy can be difficult but deciding on sex therapy can be even harder. There are a magnitude of reasons why you may seek sex therapy. Experiencing low desire? Trauma? Sex makes you anxious? Unhealthy relationship with sex? Struggling to connect with your partner or having differences in frequency? Or just simply wanting more out of sex but unsure as where to go? The reasons why can be limitless, but together let's figure out what you need to achieve a healthy relationship with sex. It is important to know that sex therapy will not solely focus on sex but your entire self.
Deciding to come to therapy can be difficult but deciding on sex therapy can be even harder. There are a magnitude of reasons why you may seek sex therapy. Experiencing low desire? Trauma? Sex makes you anxious? Unhealthy relationship with sex? Struggling to connect with your partner or having differences in frequency? Or just simply wanting more out of sex but unsure as where to go? The reasons why can be limitless, but together let's figure out what you need to achieve a healthy relationship with sex. It is important to know that sex therapy will not solely focus on sex but your entire self.
(984) 217-8877 View (984) 217-8877
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Davis Hodge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27610
I use a relational approach to sex therapy and prioritize connection to form strong bonds of trust and good rapport.
As a sex therapist, I work with clients across identities and orientations, as well as individuals, couples, and partners. My services include supporting those with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, traumas, sexual orientation, gender identity, and polyamory and non-monogamy. My ideal sex therapy client is willing to commit to therapeutic work together in a trusting, empathetic, and honest environment. I have specialized knowledge about those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and am an out queer, trans therapist serving my community.
I use a relational approach to sex therapy and prioritize connection to form strong bonds of trust and good rapport.
As a sex therapist, I work with clients across identities and orientations, as well as individuals, couples, and partners. My services include supporting those with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, traumas, sexual orientation, gender identity, and polyamory and non-monogamy. My ideal sex therapy client is willing to commit to therapeutic work together in a trusting, empathetic, and honest environment. I have specialized knowledge about those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and am an out queer, trans therapist serving my community.
(984) 265-7687 View (984) 265-7687
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Karen L Bieniek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27606
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University College of Behavioral Sciences, Twin Cities, Eagan, MN. I also have been a Licensed Practical Nurse, since 1990. I have completed education in sex therapy, from University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menamonie, WI. I have been working since 2014 as a therapist. I also have experience working with veterans, and have worked in both acute inpatient psychiatric hospital and outpatient intensive therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University College of Behavioral Sciences, Twin Cities, Eagan, MN. I also have been a Licensed Practical Nurse, since 1990. I have completed education in sex therapy, from University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menamonie, WI. I have been working since 2014 as a therapist. I also have experience working with veterans, and have worked in both acute inpatient psychiatric hospital and outpatient intensive therapy.
(919) 635-9072 View (919) 635-9072

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.