Sex Therapists in Beaverton, OR

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Diana Groener
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Note: Please don't use the phone number provided by Psychology Today, I never get those messages. Email me instead or call 503-626-6226 ext 104 to leave a private voicemail. These last few years have been hard on everyone, changing relationships, priorities, and perspectives. I am honored to be your guide to building greater connection and meaning in your life. I work with individuals and couples on issues of sexuality, intimacy, and emotional expression. I also work with issues of vicarious trauma and burnout. I can help you reduce the conflict and stress in your life, developing greater resilience in the process.
Note: Please don't use the phone number provided by Psychology Today, I never get those messages. Email me instead or call 503-626-6226 ext 104 to leave a private voicemail. These last few years have been hard on everyone, changing relationships, priorities, and perspectives. I am honored to be your guide to building greater connection and meaning in your life. I work with individuals and couples on issues of sexuality, intimacy, and emotional expression. I also work with issues of vicarious trauma and burnout. I can help you reduce the conflict and stress in your life, developing greater resilience in the process.
(971) 273-5187 x104 View (971) 273-5187 x104
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Leah Haas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
With 15 years of experience in the field of sexuality education and a passion for sex therapy, I specialize in supporting clients address intimacy, desire, healthy relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual trauma, kinks and any other sexuality related topics.
My approach to therapy is collaborative, creative, and compassionate. My goal is to create a safe and warm space, so each client feels comfortable sharing what's on their mind and in their heart. This may include diving into trauma, grief, and other challenging life experiences that prevent a person from feeling at peace and operating at their highest potential. The philosophy that guides my work is that everyone has the inner wisdom needed to thrive. My role is to help clients access this inner wisdom so they can heal, grow and live the fulfilling life they are seeking.
With 15 years of experience in the field of sexuality education and a passion for sex therapy, I specialize in supporting clients address intimacy, desire, healthy relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual trauma, kinks and any other sexuality related topics.
My approach to therapy is collaborative, creative, and compassionate. My goal is to create a safe and warm space, so each client feels comfortable sharing what's on their mind and in their heart. This may include diving into trauma, grief, and other challenging life experiences that prevent a person from feeling at peace and operating at their highest potential. The philosophy that guides my work is that everyone has the inner wisdom needed to thrive. My role is to help clients access this inner wisdom so they can heal, grow and live the fulfilling life they are seeking.
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Jennifer M Besst
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97006
I offer both traditional general therapy and sex therapy, with a current focus in my practice on treating sexual pain disorders (such as dyspareunia and vaginismus), anxiety about sex, coping with low desire in self or partnership, building sexual & relationship security and confidence, and coping with stress brought on by relationship difficulties including: finding a dating partner, moving in together, managing conflict, balancing household responsibilities fairly, break-ups/divorce, and exploring an open-relationship. Please navigate to my website if you'd like to learn more about my therapeutic style and background.
I offer both traditional general therapy and sex therapy, with a current focus in my practice on treating sexual pain disorders (such as dyspareunia and vaginismus), anxiety about sex, coping with low desire in self or partnership, building sexual & relationship security and confidence, and coping with stress brought on by relationship difficulties including: finding a dating partner, moving in together, managing conflict, balancing household responsibilities fairly, break-ups/divorce, and exploring an open-relationship. Please navigate to my website if you'd like to learn more about my therapeutic style and background.
(503) 444-8808 View (503) 444-8808
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The Center for Couple's & Sex Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97003  (Online Only)
Our therapists are highly specialized, compassionate, and dedicated to helping you create more pleasure and connection in your life. We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality, specialized therapeutic care. The Center stands with and supports LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Latinx, AAPI, Immigrant and Native communities. We are gender and trans-affirming, anti-racist, and open to supporting folks in monogamous and non-mongamous relationships of any kind. We pride ourselves on providing sex positive therapy to all individuals in our community.
Our therapists are highly specialized, compassionate, and dedicated to helping you create more pleasure and connection in your life. We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality, specialized therapeutic care. The Center stands with and supports LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Latinx, AAPI, Immigrant and Native communities. We are gender and trans-affirming, anti-racist, and open to supporting folks in monogamous and non-mongamous relationships of any kind. We pride ourselves on providing sex positive therapy to all individuals in our community.
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Abby Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Have you had desires of what your sex life or relationships could look like, but never known how to make that a reality? Do you find yourself stuck in navigating relationships with others of varying sexual orientations or sexual lifestyles? Perhaps you struggle with communicating and navigating those differences in desire or needs with your partners. Whether that is an addition of a new partner, a child, a new dynamic in your relationship, or not feeling your most authentic self in your sexuality or relationships, you are ready to take that next step and embrace your identity and sexuality in this phase of your life.
Have you had desires of what your sex life or relationships could look like, but never known how to make that a reality? Do you find yourself stuck in navigating relationships with others of varying sexual orientations or sexual lifestyles? Perhaps you struggle with communicating and navigating those differences in desire or needs with your partners. Whether that is an addition of a new partner, a child, a new dynamic in your relationship, or not feeling your most authentic self in your sexuality or relationships, you are ready to take that next step and embrace your identity and sexuality in this phase of your life.
(971) 265-8082 View (971) 265-8082
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Barcelona Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Neurofeedback, EMDR, Trauma Treatment, Stress, Anxiety and Distress, Depression, Grief, Obsessions, Psychological Abuse, Self-esteem, Sexuality , Relationship Conflicts, Parenting Management, Anger Management, Behavior Modification, Self-Esteem Issues, Weight Loss, Adjustment Disorders, and Family Counseling.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. We have experience working with individuals, couples, and families from different backgrounds and needs. We use different and personalized techniques/strategies to help you get to the root of the problem, make conscious change to find stability, growth, problem resolution, and emotional relief. NEUROFEEDBACK and EMDR modalities to address many issues. Please visit our webpage at www.barcelonacounseling.org
Neurofeedback, EMDR, Trauma Treatment, Stress, Anxiety and Distress, Depression, Grief, Obsessions, Psychological Abuse, Self-esteem, Sexuality , Relationship Conflicts, Parenting Management, Anger Management, Behavior Modification, Self-Esteem Issues, Weight Loss, Adjustment Disorders, and Family Counseling.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. We have experience working with individuals, couples, and families from different backgrounds and needs. We use different and personalized techniques/strategies to help you get to the root of the problem, make conscious change to find stability, growth, problem resolution, and emotional relief. NEUROFEEDBACK and EMDR modalities to address many issues. Please visit our webpage at www.barcelonacounseling.org
(503) 308-7483 View (503) 308-7483
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Taylor Miller
LPC Intern, MA, PCA
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97007  (Online Only)
My specialties are anxiety, depression, men’s issues, sex/pornography addiction, life transitions, and emotional discovery.
Hello my name is Taylor, (He/Him) nice to meet you. I am currently accepting new patients in Oregon and Washington. My goal in our work is to help individuals increase self-awareness by providing a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I can also assist in clients developing a plan of action, and supporting them in implementing new behaviors and habits. I am trained in advanced trauma therapies, allowing clients to do the deeper work that they need to truly heal.
My specialties are anxiety, depression, men’s issues, sex/pornography addiction, life transitions, and emotional discovery.
Hello my name is Taylor, (He/Him) nice to meet you. I am currently accepting new patients in Oregon and Washington. My goal in our work is to help individuals increase self-awareness by providing a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I can also assist in clients developing a plan of action, and supporting them in implementing new behaviors and habits. I am trained in advanced trauma therapies, allowing clients to do the deeper work that they need to truly heal.
(971) 260-9746 View (971) 260-9746
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Shayna MacLean
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97007  (Online Only)
Hello my name is Shayna and it's nice to meet you. I currently have openings for new clients. I am passionate about serving marginalized communities who have previously experienced harm within the mental health system as a result of institutionalized biases. Additionally, I specialize in working with folx transitioning into adulthood, individuals exploring their various identities including gender and sexuality identities, and survivors of trauma related to domestic violence and sexual assault. I have passion in serving the LGBTQ+ community and identify as part of the community. Trauma informed therapy is the basis for my work.
Hello my name is Shayna and it's nice to meet you. I currently have openings for new clients. I am passionate about serving marginalized communities who have previously experienced harm within the mental health system as a result of institutionalized biases. Additionally, I specialize in working with folx transitioning into adulthood, individuals exploring their various identities including gender and sexuality identities, and survivors of trauma related to domestic violence and sexual assault. I have passion in serving the LGBTQ+ community and identify as part of the community. Trauma informed therapy is the basis for my work.
(503) 212-6681 View (503) 212-6681
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Stephani Robles
LPC Intern, PCA
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97007  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adolescents 14+ and adults with issues relating to anxiety, depression, life transitions, communication breakdowns, stress, generational dynamics, trauma, self esteem, women's issues, parenting/parenting skills, non heteronormative relationships, sexuality, relationships both monogamous and non monogamous, ADHD, loss/grief.
Hello my name is Stephani and I am taking new clients in Oregon. I believe that clients are the experts of their own lives. As a counselor, I work collaboratively with clients to identify strengths and challenges, provide new perspectives, and help identify tools and skills to work towards goals. My clinical approach draws upon various therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
I specialize in working with adolescents 14+ and adults with issues relating to anxiety, depression, life transitions, communication breakdowns, stress, generational dynamics, trauma, self esteem, women's issues, parenting/parenting skills, non heteronormative relationships, sexuality, relationships both monogamous and non monogamous, ADHD, loss/grief.
Hello my name is Stephani and I am taking new clients in Oregon. I believe that clients are the experts of their own lives. As a counselor, I work collaboratively with clients to identify strengths and challenges, provide new perspectives, and help identify tools and skills to work towards goals. My clinical approach draws upon various therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
(503) 966-3203 View (503) 966-3203
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Jason Durtschi, LCSW (Tree of Life Counseling)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005
While I work with a wide range of clients and issues, I have extensive experience treating anxiety/mood disorders, as well as relationship conflict, sex/sexuality.
I work together with my clients toward more self-compassion, awareness, and understanding. These bring about lasting positive change. I treat a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, addictions, interpersonal issues (i.e. couples counseling), psycho-spiritual/religious conflicts and abuse, sexuality, and pragmatic life-coaching, to name a few. I have extensive experience working with the LGBT community, some "out," others not; some religious, others not. I use Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT) when indicated, coupled with mindfulness techniques. I also explore with my clients deeper-seated issues, including exploring our "shadows" and the roots of addiction and shame. I serve adolescents and adults.
While I work with a wide range of clients and issues, I have extensive experience treating anxiety/mood disorders, as well as relationship conflict, sex/sexuality.
I work together with my clients toward more self-compassion, awareness, and understanding. These bring about lasting positive change. I treat a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, addictions, interpersonal issues (i.e. couples counseling), psycho-spiritual/religious conflicts and abuse, sexuality, and pragmatic life-coaching, to name a few. I have extensive experience working with the LGBT community, some "out," others not; some religious, others not. I use Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT) when indicated, coupled with mindfulness techniques. I also explore with my clients deeper-seated issues, including exploring our "shadows" and the roots of addiction and shame. I serve adolescents and adults.
(202) 813-1499 View (202) 813-1499
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Erica Tan
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005
I appreciate the complexity of sexuality and spirituality and have received training with respect to working in both areas.
As a clinical psychologist trained as an integrationist, I enjoy working with people from a holistic perspective. I believe it is important to consider not only what is going on in the present, but also what has happened developmentally, biologically, interpersonally,and cognitively. In addition to conceptualizing our experiences as people from a systems perspective, I conduct individual, group, and family therapy using a DBT-informed frame of practice. What this means is that change comes about by learning new behaviors in a variety of contexts while balancing the reality of a person's situation and skill level with acceptance.
I appreciate the complexity of sexuality and spirituality and have received training with respect to working in both areas.
As a clinical psychologist trained as an integrationist, I enjoy working with people from a holistic perspective. I believe it is important to consider not only what is going on in the present, but also what has happened developmentally, biologically, interpersonally,and cognitively. In addition to conceptualizing our experiences as people from a systems perspective, I conduct individual, group, and family therapy using a DBT-informed frame of practice. What this means is that change comes about by learning new behaviors in a variety of contexts while balancing the reality of a person's situation and skill level with acceptance.
(503) 980-1301 View (503) 980-1301
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Holly K Severson Herzog
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
I have training in sex therapy as well.
Are you in the midst of a major life transition, like a divorce or job loss, and feel confused about how to move forward? Do you struggle with relationship issues like how to communicate better with a loved one, have trouble navigating conflicts, or have a desire to have more joy-filled relationships? Not only do I have book knowledge about these issues, I have lived many of them, just like you. I believe that we all need a little coaching and encouragement at times. I have a direct, compassionate and solution focused style and have 30 years experience in the field.
I have training in sex therapy as well.
Are you in the midst of a major life transition, like a divorce or job loss, and feel confused about how to move forward? Do you struggle with relationship issues like how to communicate better with a loved one, have trouble navigating conflicts, or have a desire to have more joy-filled relationships? Not only do I have book knowledge about these issues, I have lived many of them, just like you. I believe that we all need a little coaching and encouragement at times. I have a direct, compassionate and solution focused style and have 30 years experience in the field.
(971) 407-5253 View (971) 407-5253
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Hanna Zipes Basel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LADC, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97006  (Online Only)
Additionally, I am a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Narrative therapist and Certified Sex Therapist.
Couples therapy is my passion. Given the chaos and the way in which human relationships are being undermined in our world today, I feel this work is particularly needed. As far as human happiness goes, I see time and time again that it is the quality of a person’s relationships that makes it or breaks it. This is really the foundation of my couples therapy practice. More than ever, the world needs couples who have each other’s backs, and can bring empathy and intelligent action into the world.
Additionally, I am a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Narrative therapist and Certified Sex Therapist.
Couples therapy is my passion. Given the chaos and the way in which human relationships are being undermined in our world today, I feel this work is particularly needed. As far as human happiness goes, I see time and time again that it is the quality of a person’s relationships that makes it or breaks it. This is really the foundation of my couples therapy practice. More than ever, the world needs couples who have each other’s backs, and can bring empathy and intelligent action into the world.
(503) 300-2720 View (503) 300-2720
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Italia Hensley : Congruent Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CNM-C
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97008  (Online Only)
I am enrolled with MSTI for my PhD in Sexology to be a sex therapist and am in supervision to see clients to address sexual issues.
You are in a relationship with your partner(s) or a part of a family unit. You have gotten to a place you never thought you could get to with yourself or loved one(s); you feel unheard, unloved, and undervalued, but you love them, and that is why you are here seeking me, a couple, polycule, and family therapist. I have been where you are now; it is overwhelming, painful, and discouraging. I am here to tell you this happens for so many people, and there is hope and a path to where you want to be.
I am enrolled with MSTI for my PhD in Sexology to be a sex therapist and am in supervision to see clients to address sexual issues.
You are in a relationship with your partner(s) or a part of a family unit. You have gotten to a place you never thought you could get to with yourself or loved one(s); you feel unheard, unloved, and undervalued, but you love them, and that is why you are here seeking me, a couple, polycule, and family therapist. I have been where you are now; it is overwhelming, painful, and discouraging. I am here to tell you this happens for so many people, and there is hope and a path to where you want to be.
(458) 204-0197 View (458) 204-0197
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Natalie (Nat) Day
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97003  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Natalie (Nat) Day is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from Boise State University with a Masters in Social Work in 2018. Over the last decade she has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, on-campus college counseling, substance abuse treatment, inpatient psychiatric care, and community mental health. Specializing in the treatment of trauma, addictions, and sexuality (with special focus on kink/BDSM/sex work), her approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing on a variety of evidenced based practices.
Natalie (Nat) Day is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from Boise State University with a Masters in Social Work in 2018. Over the last decade she has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, on-campus college counseling, substance abuse treatment, inpatient psychiatric care, and community mental health. Specializing in the treatment of trauma, addictions, and sexuality (with special focus on kink/BDSM/sex work), her approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing on a variety of evidenced based practices.
(256) 813-9497 View (256) 813-9497
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Abbie Nederhoed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have training in sex therapy.
Folks I often work with: non-monogamous relationships whether you are exploring opening a relationship or have been practicing non-monogamy for years, Kink and BDSM, relationship conflict and attachment wounding, painful sex, desire discrepancy, sexual trauma, gender and sexual identity. I enjoy working with complex trauma and have a background in mental health crisis work, I approach this work with understanding that the systems we navigate can at times be helpful, but can also cause harm.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have training in sex therapy.
Folks I often work with: non-monogamous relationships whether you are exploring opening a relationship or have been practicing non-monogamy for years, Kink and BDSM, relationship conflict and attachment wounding, painful sex, desire discrepancy, sexual trauma, gender and sexual identity. I enjoy working with complex trauma and have a background in mental health crisis work, I approach this work with understanding that the systems we navigate can at times be helpful, but can also cause harm.
(971) 265-3220 View (971) 265-3220
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Ghesline DePedro
LPC Intern, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005
Areas I treat include PTSD, trauma, bipolar disorder, sexuality and relationship issues, lgbtqia+ concerns, suicidal ideation, depression and anxiety.
Finding the right fit can be daunting, sometimes even traumatizing. In order to facilitate a genuine connection with clients. I meet clients where they are at using trauma-informed care, cultural competency, and a person centered approach. This means I am carful to avoid re-traumatization, I respect clients’ personal values, and I approach clients with unconditional positive regard even when discussing potentially difficult topics such as suicidal ideation or sexuality. I prioritize developing a safe, confidential space for clients to explore the challenges that brought them into therapy.
Areas I treat include PTSD, trauma, bipolar disorder, sexuality and relationship issues, lgbtqia+ concerns, suicidal ideation, depression and anxiety.
Finding the right fit can be daunting, sometimes even traumatizing. In order to facilitate a genuine connection with clients. I meet clients where they are at using trauma-informed care, cultural competency, and a person centered approach. This means I am carful to avoid re-traumatization, I respect clients’ personal values, and I approach clients with unconditional positive regard even when discussing potentially difficult topics such as suicidal ideation or sexuality. I prioritize developing a safe, confidential space for clients to explore the challenges that brought them into therapy.
(503) 966-8960 View (503) 966-8960
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Melissa Ellsworth
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97003  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel stuck in a body that doesn't feel, act or look the way you want it to? Does it feel like your brain and body are out of sync? Whether it be chronic pain, sexual difficulties or gender incongruence - I'm here to help you get your mind and body back into alignment. When working with me, I will tailor therapy to meet your unique needs, and offer the tools and support you need to feel less pain, more sexual freedom and gender affirmation.
Do you ever feel stuck in a body that doesn't feel, act or look the way you want it to? Does it feel like your brain and body are out of sync? Whether it be chronic pain, sexual difficulties or gender incongruence - I'm here to help you get your mind and body back into alignment. When working with me, I will tailor therapy to meet your unique needs, and offer the tools and support you need to feel less pain, more sexual freedom and gender affirmation.
(971) 396-3205 View (971) 396-3205
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Michelle Ficalora
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, CSWA
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97008
Hi there! I’m Michelle Ficalora, and I’m a mental health clinician intern here at Positive Inner Self, working towards becoming a LCSW. I’m currently a Clinical Social Work Associate. My pronouns are she/they, and I am trauma-informed and LGBTQIA+ allied. I specialize in working with clients of all ages, helping to address both the symptoms and root causes of your stressors in individual or group sessions. I’ll help guide you on the way to reaching your goals, using humor, play, and light physical engagement to keep things moving.
Hi there! I’m Michelle Ficalora, and I’m a mental health clinician intern here at Positive Inner Self, working towards becoming a LCSW. I’m currently a Clinical Social Work Associate. My pronouns are she/they, and I am trauma-informed and LGBTQIA+ allied. I specialize in working with clients of all ages, helping to address both the symptoms and root causes of your stressors in individual or group sessions. I’ll help guide you on the way to reaching your goals, using humor, play, and light physical engagement to keep things moving.
(971) 251-2355 View (971) 251-2355
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Jaxon Shaffer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005
Do you find yourself caught in a cycle of self-doubt and negative self-talk? Do you feel disconnected from yourself or others? Are you seeking a safe space to process past traumas and heal emotional wounds? Not even sure where to start? I would be glad to meet with you and understand more about what you are seeking and needing in therapy. I support clients existing within the margins of society, facing unique challenges and societal pressures that exacerbate mental health struggles; I work with gender-diverse youth and adults, queer couples, and those with insecure attachments, social anxiety, and neurodivergence.
Do you find yourself caught in a cycle of self-doubt and negative self-talk? Do you feel disconnected from yourself or others? Are you seeking a safe space to process past traumas and heal emotional wounds? Not even sure where to start? I would be glad to meet with you and understand more about what you are seeking and needing in therapy. I support clients existing within the margins of society, facing unique challenges and societal pressures that exacerbate mental health struggles; I work with gender-diverse youth and adults, queer couples, and those with insecure attachments, social anxiety, and neurodivergence.
(503) 660-3639 View (503) 660-3639
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.