Sex Therapists in Milwaukie, OR

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Anissa Bahrenburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukie, OR 97222
I am enrolled in an advanced certification program for Relationship and Sex Therapy at the Modern Sex Therapy Institute.
Hi, I'm Anissa, I'm a therapist and the founder of Carnelian Counseling, LLC. I'm excited to explore the work that we can do together. I am fortunate to do work that I love. Therapy is one of the greatest gifts that you can give yourself. It is an investment of time, money and most of all ENERGY in yourself. You are worth it and you can do the work! I offer Sex & Relationship Therapy as well as Clinical Supervision. I work from a trauma informed and strengths based perspective. I believe that you are resilient, strong and wise. I am present-focused and have a collaborative and direct approach.
I am enrolled in an advanced certification program for Relationship and Sex Therapy at the Modern Sex Therapy Institute.
Hi, I'm Anissa, I'm a therapist and the founder of Carnelian Counseling, LLC. I'm excited to explore the work that we can do together. I am fortunate to do work that I love. Therapy is one of the greatest gifts that you can give yourself. It is an investment of time, money and most of all ENERGY in yourself. You are worth it and you can do the work! I offer Sex & Relationship Therapy as well as Clinical Supervision. I work from a trauma informed and strengths based perspective. I believe that you are resilient, strong and wise. I am present-focused and have a collaborative and direct approach.
(503) 568-1201 View (503) 568-1201
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Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Our lives evolve in relationship to ourselves, our partners, our families, communities and other beings (e.g. animals & the land). Healing involves allowing a healthy flow of emotion, communication, care and balance in those areas where we find ourselves stuck. I specialize in working with international and interracial couples and families; and anxiety related disorders including traumatic stress, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and social anxiety from a multicultural perspective. I am fully bilingual and multicultural and will bring to our work my life experience across cultures and my professional training.
Our lives evolve in relationship to ourselves, our partners, our families, communities and other beings (e.g. animals & the land). Healing involves allowing a healthy flow of emotion, communication, care and balance in those areas where we find ourselves stuck. I specialize in working with international and interracial couples and families; and anxiety related disorders including traumatic stress, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and social anxiety from a multicultural perspective. I am fully bilingual and multicultural and will bring to our work my life experience across cultures and my professional training.
(443) 214-3166 View (443) 214-3166
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Don Becker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukie, OR 97222  (Online Only)
No matter how difficult the problem you are facing, there is a solution. My therapeutic approach is designed to help you gain awareness and understanding into whatever is troubling you and to assist you in developing the practical skills to handle these issues more effectively. I believe that within our problems lie the keys to further growth and development when they are unfolded with awareness. Together, we will create a treatment plan that is tailored to meet your desired goals in therapy.
No matter how difficult the problem you are facing, there is a solution. My therapeutic approach is designed to help you gain awareness and understanding into whatever is troubling you and to assist you in developing the practical skills to handle these issues more effectively. I believe that within our problems lie the keys to further growth and development when they are unfolded with awareness. Together, we will create a treatment plan that is tailored to meet your desired goals in therapy.
(503) 567-5428 View (503) 567-5428
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Nicki Beiderman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukie, OR 97222  (Online Only)
It takes a lot of courage to call a therapist you don't know. If you have been in therapy before you know how difficult it can be to tell your story again to a complete stranger. If you haven't been in therapy before you wonder how do you begin to trust someone even if they are a professional. I can help you on your journey. I am a committed, caring psychotherapist who has worked with all kinds of emotional problems. I am ready to help you if you are ready to begin this important work.
It takes a lot of courage to call a therapist you don't know. If you have been in therapy before you know how difficult it can be to tell your story again to a complete stranger. If you haven't been in therapy before you wonder how do you begin to trust someone even if they are a professional. I can help you on your journey. I am a committed, caring psychotherapist who has worked with all kinds of emotional problems. I am ready to help you if you are ready to begin this important work.
(503) 388-9098 View (503) 388-9098

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Marriage and Relationship Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MA, MBA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
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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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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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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Dr. Jessica Moran
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified Verified
Happy Valley, OR 97015
Waitlist for new clients
I am a certified sex therapist that focus on sexual satisfaction for adults and couples.
You are successful. Others often make comments about how "perfect your life is" because from the outside they see someone with a perfect marriage, great kids, and a wonderful job. But on the inside you feel anything but perfect. You are struggling to keep your head above water, you haven't felt connected to your spouse in months, sex has disappeared and you no longer have the energy to even try to initiate intimacy. You're frustrated with most or all areas of your life and feel like you have no one to turn to that will understand.
I am a certified sex therapist that focus on sexual satisfaction for adults and couples.
You are successful. Others often make comments about how "perfect your life is" because from the outside they see someone with a perfect marriage, great kids, and a wonderful job. But on the inside you feel anything but perfect. You are struggling to keep your head above water, you haven't felt connected to your spouse in months, sex has disappeared and you no longer have the energy to even try to initiate intimacy. You're frustrated with most or all areas of your life and feel like you have no one to turn to that will understand.
(971) 351-0738 View (971) 351-0738
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Dr. Tom Murray. Your Sex And Relationship Therapist.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97209  (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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Jennifer M Besst
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97223
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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Leah Haas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205  (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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Kiki Carlstrom
LPC Intern, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oregon City, OR 97045  (Online Only)
Topics I explore with clients: processing trauma, forming body wisdom & relationship w/ self, sex & sexuality (pleasure, barriers, shame, desires, & so much more!), creating healthy relationship dynamics, healing childhood wounds, religious wounds, ancestral & cultural wisdom, anxiety, depression, navigating stress, and symptom mindset shift.
Lasting healing is a subtle & gradual process, & thankfully we don't have to do it alone. In supporting your healing journey, my desire is to see you move from constriction (pain/trauma/symptoms) into expansion (pleasure/liberation/alignment with self). I believe we do this by: recognizing the barriers in our lives, finding the ways in which trauma has been stuck & stored within the body, & gently moving through stagnant pain/symptoms by establishing safety & recalibrating the nervous system together. Therapy is a beautiful co-creative process where we get to support the life you envision; one that honors your most sacred self!
Topics I explore with clients: processing trauma, forming body wisdom & relationship w/ self, sex & sexuality (pleasure, barriers, shame, desires, & so much more!), creating healthy relationship dynamics, healing childhood wounds, religious wounds, ancestral & cultural wisdom, anxiety, depression, navigating stress, and symptom mindset shift.
Lasting healing is a subtle & gradual process, & thankfully we don't have to do it alone. In supporting your healing journey, my desire is to see you move from constriction (pain/trauma/symptoms) into expansion (pleasure/liberation/alignment with self). I believe we do this by: recognizing the barriers in our lives, finding the ways in which trauma has been stuck & stored within the body, & gently moving through stagnant pain/symptoms by establishing safety & recalibrating the nervous system together. Therapy is a beautiful co-creative process where we get to support the life you envision; one that honors your most sacred self!
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Madeline Ball
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97224
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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Holly Richmond
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97225
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, and hold a PhD in Somatic Psychology (body psychology). This unique combination of credentials facilitates a focus on clients' cognitive process as well as mind-body health. I work with a diverse client base including women, men, couples and gender-diverse individuals on relationship and sexuality issues. My treatment specialties include: recovery of sexual health after sexual trauma, sexless marriages/relationships, compulsive sexuality (often called "addiction") and non-traditional sexual expression including fetishes and redefining monogamy.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, and hold a PhD in Somatic Psychology (body psychology). This unique combination of credentials facilitates a focus on clients' cognitive process as well as mind-body health. I work with a diverse client base including women, men, couples and gender-diverse individuals on relationship and sexuality issues. My treatment specialties include: recovery of sexual health after sexual trauma, sexless marriages/relationships, compulsive sexuality (often called "addiction") and non-traditional sexual expression including fetishes and redefining monogamy.
(424) 255-3638 View (424) 255-3638
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Haley Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCOUN, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97086
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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Melinda Arnold
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219
(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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Violet Vorlet
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97201
I am a health at every size, body positive, and sex positive therapist.
I help couples at an impasse move to a place of clarity. The love is there, but the issues between them feel insurmountable. My approach is systemic to ensure that the individuals in every relationship I work with feel heard while working toward a resolution.
I am a health at every size, body positive, and sex positive therapist.
I help couples at an impasse move to a place of clarity. The love is there, but the issues between them feel insurmountable. My approach is systemic to ensure that the individuals in every relationship I work with feel heard while working toward a resolution.
(434) 205-6663 View (434) 205-6663
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Emily Eldar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
I have made a professional study of relationships, sexuality, alternative lifestyles, trauma, and mindfulness.
Most of our struggles are relational in nature. As a relationship expert, I will guide you toward healing your relational wounds; to step into the self-actualized, meaningful, joyful life you dream of. We all sustain traumas which shape our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world. When we understand our protective strategies we can then update our narratives, unburden our traumatized parts, heal attachment wounds, and make room to relate through our highest self. We can learn new skills in communication, somatic regulation, mindfulness, self-awareness, and more fully build the life which best serves our continual growth.
I have made a professional study of relationships, sexuality, alternative lifestyles, trauma, and mindfulness.
Most of our struggles are relational in nature. As a relationship expert, I will guide you toward healing your relational wounds; to step into the self-actualized, meaningful, joyful life you dream of. We all sustain traumas which shape our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world. When we understand our protective strategies we can then update our narratives, unburden our traumatized parts, heal attachment wounds, and make room to relate through our highest self. We can learn new skills in communication, somatic regulation, mindfulness, self-awareness, and more fully build the life which best serves our continual growth.
(971) 236-5052 View (971) 236-5052
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Gary Neil Reiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, , LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97209
My specialties include working with body symptoms; dreams; couples and family issues; sex therapy and intimacy work; trauma personal and collective; and working with money issues.
I work with a wide range of people. My clients like deep work, As a Process Oriented therapist and teacher I use dreamwork, symptoms work, bodywork, movement, relationship work, conflict work, inner work and meditation, art and creativity, and many other methods based on the individuals client's process. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have helped develop Process Oriented family therapy; Process Oriented sex and intimacy work; Process Oriented personal and historical trauma work; Process oriented coma and brain injury work, I have written 11 books on these topics. My work integrates mind body and spirit.
My specialties include working with body symptoms; dreams; couples and family issues; sex therapy and intimacy work; trauma personal and collective; and working with money issues.
I work with a wide range of people. My clients like deep work, As a Process Oriented therapist and teacher I use dreamwork, symptoms work, bodywork, movement, relationship work, conflict work, inner work and meditation, art and creativity, and many other methods based on the individuals client's process. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have helped develop Process Oriented family therapy; Process Oriented sex and intimacy work; Process Oriented personal and historical trauma work; Process oriented coma and brain injury work, I have written 11 books on these topics. My work integrates mind body and spirit.
(458) 218-8186 View (458) 218-8186
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Seth Chapman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
I use humor, empathy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help people struggling with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to trauma, co-dependency and sex & love addiction / compulsivity.
I help individuals and couples clarify and strengthen their relationship goals. Learning how to build more satisfying relationships leads to lasting change and empowerment. Old, less helpful ways of thinking are replaced with new, more realistic ideas of self-acceptance and how to rely on others. The result is a clearer picture of one's strengths, limitations, and belonging in the world.
I use humor, empathy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help people struggling with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to trauma, co-dependency and sex & love addiction / compulsivity.
I help individuals and couples clarify and strengthen their relationship goals. Learning how to build more satisfying relationships leads to lasting change and empowerment. Old, less helpful ways of thinking are replaced with new, more realistic ideas of self-acceptance and how to rely on others. The result is a clearer picture of one's strengths, limitations, and belonging in the world.
(971) 306-4814 View (971) 306-4814
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.