Sex Therapists in Lake Oswego, OR

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Deborah A Johanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Limited Openings: My passion has always been to work with people; and I love what I do! By the time a person/couple comes to me, she/he is usually experiencing discomfort, has run out of ideas, and needs help. My favorite client is the one who recognizes this need and has the desire to make change happen. It takes courage to risk involving an unknown person in such an intimate process; and it takes courage to change. I have 25 years experience helping clients with concerns including sex and intimacy, relationship needs, transitional change, personal growth, behavioral difficulties, mood disorders, grief, and others.
Limited Openings: My passion has always been to work with people; and I love what I do! By the time a person/couple comes to me, she/he is usually experiencing discomfort, has run out of ideas, and needs help. My favorite client is the one who recognizes this need and has the desire to make change happen. It takes courage to risk involving an unknown person in such an intimate process; and it takes courage to change. I have 25 years experience helping clients with concerns including sex and intimacy, relationship needs, transitional change, personal growth, behavioral difficulties, mood disorders, grief, and others.
(503) 966-3912 View (503) 966-3912
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Leah Haas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97034  (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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Marriage and Relationship Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MA, MBA
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
I have completed both Masters and PhD Level training in Relationship and Sex Counseling and Post-Doctoral training with Drs.
Hello, my name is Steven Cohn. Since the onset of Covid 19 I am currently conducting all of my couples sessions via teleconferencing. I meet with couples who live anywhere in Oregon, including Bend, Eugene, and Ashland. My clients are reporting that our online sessions feel just as meaningful and productive as our in-office sessions. If love, intimacy, and passion has faded from your relationship, then I'm here to help. Poor communications, financial problems, low sexual desire, blending a family, child rearing, an affair, in-laws, and/or health concerns can slowly erode relationship vitality in even the most loving unions.
I have completed both Masters and PhD Level training in Relationship and Sex Counseling and Post-Doctoral training with Drs.
Hello, my name is Steven Cohn. Since the onset of Covid 19 I am currently conducting all of my couples sessions via teleconferencing. I meet with couples who live anywhere in Oregon, including Bend, Eugene, and Ashland. My clients are reporting that our online sessions feel just as meaningful and productive as our in-office sessions. If love, intimacy, and passion has faded from your relationship, then I'm here to help. Poor communications, financial problems, low sexual desire, blending a family, child rearing, an affair, in-laws, and/or health concerns can slowly erode relationship vitality in even the most loving unions.
(503) 610-5372 View (503) 610-5372
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Melinda Arnold
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
(Now providing supervision for associate counselors) I work with individuals and couples looking for help overcoming trauma, sexual abuse, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, relational distress and life transitions. We can start with a free phone consult to ensure that I am a good fit. I am also happy to help connect you to another therapist if we determine there is a better fit for you. I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Multnomah University in 2012 and have achieved a certification as a sex therapist since. It is my privilege to share in the stories of my clients and do my best to guide them to a place of healing.
(Now providing supervision for associate counselors) I work with individuals and couples looking for help overcoming trauma, sexual abuse, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, relational distress and life transitions. We can start with a free phone consult to ensure that I am a good fit. I am also happy to help connect you to another therapist if we determine there is a better fit for you. I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Multnomah University in 2012 and have achieved a certification as a sex therapist since. It is my privilege to share in the stories of my clients and do my best to guide them to a place of healing.
(503) 406-8848 View (503) 406-8848
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Jennifer M Besst
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
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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Madeline Ball
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTA
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
I specialize in sex therapy and helping people figure out where sex fits into their lives.
Are you an individual or couple looking for more fulfillment? I specialize in working with relationships to create change. Monogamous, poly, or open my desire is to work towards your common goals to create lasting change. I love working with couples developing healthy sexualities, LGBTQIA+ individuals developing their sexual and gender expression, and people on the journey of healing. I use a person-centered approach, with a whole lot of fun and humor, to authentically provide a space for a collaborative, non-judgmental relationship. Creating mindful awareness into your lived experience we gently address patterns and build insight.
I specialize in sex therapy and helping people figure out where sex fits into their lives.
Are you an individual or couple looking for more fulfillment? I specialize in working with relationships to create change. Monogamous, poly, or open my desire is to work towards your common goals to create lasting change. I love working with couples developing healthy sexualities, LGBTQIA+ individuals developing their sexual and gender expression, and people on the journey of healing. I use a person-centered approach, with a whole lot of fun and humor, to authentically provide a space for a collaborative, non-judgmental relationship. Creating mindful awareness into your lived experience we gently address patterns and build insight.
(971) 217-9162 View (971) 217-9162
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Diana Groener
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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 View (971) 273-5187
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Dr. Tom Murray. Your Sex And Relationship Therapist.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97034  (Online Only)
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!
(971) 273-5215 View (971) 273-5215
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Haley Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCOUN, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Waitlist for new clients
Sex. Intimacy. Pleasure. — These topics feel intimidating and vulnerable to talk about. You’ve googled how to have better sex. You are feeling discouraged about your sex life and wondering if there's more to explore. Maybe you can’t even think about sex without feeling uncomfortable, much less talk about it. You want to feel confident in yourself, reconnect with your partner, and heal from the past. You think you are ready to open up, get curious about yourself, and tell your story. Now what? Let's see if we are a good fit!
Sex. Intimacy. Pleasure. — These topics feel intimidating and vulnerable to talk about. You’ve googled how to have better sex. You are feeling discouraged about your sex life and wondering if there's more to explore. Maybe you can’t even think about sex without feeling uncomfortable, much less talk about it. You want to feel confident in yourself, reconnect with your partner, and heal from the past. You think you are ready to open up, get curious about yourself, and tell your story. Now what? Let's see if we are a good fit!
(458) 203-1531 View (458) 203-1531
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Steve Harper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients as of May 2024. Real world counseling is compassionate, collaborative, and outcome oriented. I rely on evidenced-based therapeutic practices alongside holistic functional approaches. I specialize in modern men's issues, and I work with a variety of orientations. Real-world counseling is for all people. Together we can work towards a greater sense of wholeness and stability. Common concerns involve relationships and communication, sex and dating, attachment issues, substance use, process addictions, trauma, identity crisis, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, loneliness, anger, assertiveness, and weight loss.
Accepting new clients as of May 2024. Real world counseling is compassionate, collaborative, and outcome oriented. I rely on evidenced-based therapeutic practices alongside holistic functional approaches. I specialize in modern men's issues, and I work with a variety of orientations. Real-world counseling is for all people. Together we can work towards a greater sense of wholeness and stability. Common concerns involve relationships and communication, sex and dating, attachment issues, substance use, process addictions, trauma, identity crisis, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, loneliness, anger, assertiveness, and weight loss.
(458) 214-3218 View (458) 214-3218
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CJ Strauss
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Are you living life to the fullest? What do you need to help you thrive? Sometimes counseling is focused on coping and healing. Sometimes it's more about personal or relational growth and awareness. It is an honor when people come and are able to trust enough to begin the counseling work. Counseling is such a courageous undertaking. It begins with listening and respect, evolving into a cooperative effort. I strive to offer my clients a safe place to start and a balanced perspective in the change process. I hope I can help you come to a place of wellbeing.
Are you living life to the fullest? What do you need to help you thrive? Sometimes counseling is focused on coping and healing. Sometimes it's more about personal or relational growth and awareness. It is an honor when people come and are able to trust enough to begin the counseling work. Counseling is such a courageous undertaking. It begins with listening and respect, evolving into a cooperative effort. I strive to offer my clients a safe place to start and a balanced perspective in the change process. I hope I can help you come to a place of wellbeing.
(503) 446-4081 View (503) 446-4081
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Westlake Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA MFT, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
I often hear: "If only we could communicate better, the simplest of discussions become arguments." "I had an affair, I was so stupid, can you help me to heal my relationship?" "My spouse had an affair, I am devastated, I don't know if I should leave or stay?" "I told my spouse everything and the affair is over, why can't we just move on?" If any of these quotes sound true for you, I want you to know that you can learn to reduce conflicts to rebuild trust and intimacy; you can heal and repair your relationship after regrettable incidents, infidelities/affairs.
I often hear: "If only we could communicate better, the simplest of discussions become arguments." "I had an affair, I was so stupid, can you help me to heal my relationship?" "My spouse had an affair, I am devastated, I don't know if I should leave or stay?" "I told my spouse everything and the affair is over, why can't we just move on?" If any of these quotes sound true for you, I want you to know that you can learn to reduce conflicts to rebuild trust and intimacy; you can heal and repair your relationship after regrettable incidents, infidelities/affairs.
(503) 897-1974 View (503) 897-1974
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Margot Miles, Hypnotherapist
CHT
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Have you been feeling stressed, stuck or overwhelmed? Finding it difficult to stop unhealthy thoughts, habits or behaviors? Hypnosis can help.
Have you been feeling stressed, stuck or overwhelmed? Finding it difficult to stop unhealthy thoughts, habits or behaviors? Hypnosis can help.
(503) 442-6221 View (503) 442-6221
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Ryn Rising
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPCA
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients Tuesday-Thursday. I am passionate about holding a supportive and empowering space for folks who need help understanding themselves, finding compassion and acceptance for themselves and discovering more fulfilling ways to live. I have experience with various identities, backgrounds, and difficulties, my clients tend to be exploring sexual and gender identities, non-traditional relationships, or learning how to cope with neurodivergence in a world not built for them.
Currently Accepting New Clients Tuesday-Thursday. I am passionate about holding a supportive and empowering space for folks who need help understanding themselves, finding compassion and acceptance for themselves and discovering more fulfilling ways to live. I have experience with various identities, backgrounds, and difficulties, my clients tend to be exploring sexual and gender identities, non-traditional relationships, or learning how to cope with neurodivergence in a world not built for them.
(971) 308-5837 View (971) 308-5837
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Dr. Karen Chenier
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, R-DMT
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
I work primarily with adults, couples, and professionals in managing a wide range of mental health issues and challenges, such as Anxiety, Depression, Intimacy, Communication problems, Learning differences, Self-esteem, Health issues, Life Transitions, Grief & loss, Professional/Work issues, Family and Relationship stress and estrangement. We work together toward your goals in discovering and learning new ways of managing stress, anxiety, and depression that limit connection and options to move forward that are unique to you. Clients can develop, learn, and experience joy and meaning.
I work primarily with adults, couples, and professionals in managing a wide range of mental health issues and challenges, such as Anxiety, Depression, Intimacy, Communication problems, Learning differences, Self-esteem, Health issues, Life Transitions, Grief & loss, Professional/Work issues, Family and Relationship stress and estrangement. We work together toward your goals in discovering and learning new ways of managing stress, anxiety, and depression that limit connection and options to move forward that are unique to you. Clients can develop, learn, and experience joy and meaning.
(503) 738-1404 View (503) 738-1404
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Steven P DeLugach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Sexual Addictions & Trauma affects everyone in the Family. Betrayal Trauma is a natural response to secrets & lying. It must be treated as primary for the relationship to heal. Many families experience Multiple Generations of Addictions, Abuse & Neglect. Family participation is strongly encouraged but not required. Couples & Families are often in crisis from a lack of support during discovery & disclosure of Sexual Addictions. Full Disclosure is encouraged in a safe, structured process with support. Accountability is the Cornerstone of Restoring Trust & Intimacy for couples & families recovering from Sexual Addictions. Recovery from Sexual Addictions involves restoration of Healthy Sexual Balance.
Sexual Addictions & Trauma affects everyone in the Family. Betrayal Trauma is a natural response to secrets & lying. It must be treated as primary for the relationship to heal. Many families experience Multiple Generations of Addictions, Abuse & Neglect. Family participation is strongly encouraged but not required. Couples & Families are often in crisis from a lack of support during discovery & disclosure of Sexual Addictions. Full Disclosure is encouraged in a safe, structured process with support. Accountability is the Cornerstone of Restoring Trust & Intimacy for couples & families recovering from Sexual Addictions. Recovery from Sexual Addictions involves restoration of Healthy Sexual Balance.
(503) 476-9557 View (503) 476-9557
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Barry W. McVay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
I specialize with individuals and couples who desire to heal emotional problems associated with lack of trust, intimacy difficulties, ineffective communication, anger, silence and distance, sexual matters/addictions or infidelity. My services help people deal, heal, and grow through the inevitable seasons of change inherent to our lives. My approach is collaborative with the client, helping you reveal who you are, what you seek, supporting you in critical examination of the challenges you face. Together we create goals, develop strategies, and engage in ongoing interaction that moves you toward meaningful paths of change.
I specialize with individuals and couples who desire to heal emotional problems associated with lack of trust, intimacy difficulties, ineffective communication, anger, silence and distance, sexual matters/addictions or infidelity. My services help people deal, heal, and grow through the inevitable seasons of change inherent to our lives. My approach is collaborative with the client, helping you reveal who you are, what you seek, supporting you in critical examination of the challenges you face. Together we create goals, develop strategies, and engage in ongoing interaction that moves you toward meaningful paths of change.
(503) 451-3979 View (503) 451-3979
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Lucas A. Klein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
I provide useful and in-depth psychotherapy in Connecticut, New York, Oregon, & California. People are in a constant developmental process, whereby symptoms are signs of ongoing struggles to sort through past experiences while organizing oneself in present living. Depression, anxiety, & personality traits are markers of this process. Therapy with me would seek to aid in your understanding of how & why you live the way you do, and hopefully lead to change. My hope is that we can find a way for you to live more fully and for problems to be comprehensively understood, formulated and articulated, and resolved in a sustained way.
I provide useful and in-depth psychotherapy in Connecticut, New York, Oregon, & California. People are in a constant developmental process, whereby symptoms are signs of ongoing struggles to sort through past experiences while organizing oneself in present living. Depression, anxiety, & personality traits are markers of this process. Therapy with me would seek to aid in your understanding of how & why you live the way you do, and hopefully lead to change. My hope is that we can find a way for you to live more fully and for problems to be comprehensively understood, formulated and articulated, and resolved in a sustained way.
(503) 208-7881 View (503) 208-7881
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DeLyn Griffin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
I welcome children, individuals, couples, and families dealing with relationship conflicts, parenting, depression, anxiety, trauma, life stress & balance, developing sexual health, or personal identity. I was a teacher for many years and welcome children ages 3 and up for play therapy to help them communicate their inner experiences as they learn new skills and practice new ways of coping.
I welcome children, individuals, couples, and families dealing with relationship conflicts, parenting, depression, anxiety, trauma, life stress & balance, developing sexual health, or personal identity. I was a teacher for many years and welcome children ages 3 and up for play therapy to help them communicate their inner experiences as they learn new skills and practice new ways of coping.
(503) 782-9423 View (503) 782-9423
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Marijana Knez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Do you feel stuck, confused, exhausted and hopeless that life can get better for you? Do you seek to find more peace, joy, maybe more intimacy? I am a European-born therapist with close to two great decades of counseling individuals and couples challenged with life stressors and transitions, trauma, lack of intimacy, relationship issues, self-esteem and image, mood, focus, grief, addictions... Over the years I have successfully supported youth, adults, couples and families from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. Please note, the demand for services can be overwhelming, I try to respond to each inquiry if at all possible.
Do you feel stuck, confused, exhausted and hopeless that life can get better for you? Do you seek to find more peace, joy, maybe more intimacy? I am a European-born therapist with close to two great decades of counseling individuals and couples challenged with life stressors and transitions, trauma, lack of intimacy, relationship issues, self-esteem and image, mood, focus, grief, addictions... Over the years I have successfully supported youth, adults, couples and families from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. Please note, the demand for services can be overwhelming, I try to respond to each inquiry if at all possible.
(541) 449-9684 View (541) 449-9684

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.