Sex Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Sierra Tuck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37204  (Online Only)
In addition to anxiety, I focus on working with clients on depression, gender/non-binary exploration, queer-focused sex therapy, church trauma, OCD, ADHD, navigating ethical non-monogamy and internalized fat phobia.
Living in stressful times can make it feel like mental health has to be on the back burner but I believe in prioritizing joy and rest to endure what seems impossible. Using evidence-based, trauma-informed practices, I work with clients to find their true selves and help strip away external stressors so they feel prepared to take on life. I enjoy helping solo clients and any type of partner arrangement in navigating difficult conversations and establishing boundaries. It is normal for the therapy process to feel a bit intimidating but my sessions are informal and individually tailored. Neurodiverse? You'll be right at home!
In addition to anxiety, I focus on working with clients on depression, gender/non-binary exploration, queer-focused sex therapy, church trauma, OCD, ADHD, navigating ethical non-monogamy and internalized fat phobia.
Living in stressful times can make it feel like mental health has to be on the back burner but I believe in prioritizing joy and rest to endure what seems impossible. Using evidence-based, trauma-informed practices, I work with clients to find their true selves and help strip away external stressors so they feel prepared to take on life. I enjoy helping solo clients and any type of partner arrangement in navigating difficult conversations and establishing boundaries. It is normal for the therapy process to feel a bit intimidating but my sessions are informal and individually tailored. Neurodiverse? You'll be right at home!
(629) 258-8822 View (629) 258-8822
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Candi R Kaatz
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
As a sex therapist as well as a sex addiction therapist, I understand the intricacies of intimacy and sexuality.
It can be embarrassing, painful and debilitating to have intimacy or sexual problems. It may be due to physical problems, aging, sexual abuse, strict upbringing, assault or for an unknown reason. You or someone you love may live with out of control pornography or sexual behavior or addiction. You may have difficulty forming a long term intimate relationship with someone and not understand why. You may be looking for solutions and believe no one will understand or you may believe your situation is hopeless. You are looking for healthy intimacy and sexuality in your relationship and may not be sure why this is so difficult.
As a sex therapist as well as a sex addiction therapist, I understand the intricacies of intimacy and sexuality.
It can be embarrassing, painful and debilitating to have intimacy or sexual problems. It may be due to physical problems, aging, sexual abuse, strict upbringing, assault or for an unknown reason. You or someone you love may live with out of control pornography or sexual behavior or addiction. You may have difficulty forming a long term intimate relationship with someone and not understand why. You may be looking for solutions and believe no one will understand or you may believe your situation is hopeless. You are looking for healthy intimacy and sexuality in your relationship and may not be sure why this is so difficult.
(615) 235-6066 View (615) 235-6066
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Lisa R Lyons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37228
If you are an adult and have experienced childhood sexual/emotional/physical abuse, an adult who was recently abused, or a person who has done their abuse work, but wants to restore sexuality, let us work together. If you are a partner who wants to understand, work through your own emotions and responses, I would like to hear from you as well. With 20 years at the Sexual Assault Center, as well as 1 year at the VA working with Military Sexual Assault, I would tell you, the path is hopeful.
If you are an adult and have experienced childhood sexual/emotional/physical abuse, an adult who was recently abused, or a person who has done their abuse work, but wants to restore sexuality, let us work together. If you are a partner who wants to understand, work through your own emotions and responses, I would like to hear from you as well. With 20 years at the Sexual Assault Center, as well as 1 year at the VA working with Military Sexual Assault, I would tell you, the path is hopeful.
(615) 908-3021 View (615) 908-3021
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Valerie Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-500
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
I also offer Gottman Method couples therapy and sex therapy.
You're tired of always feeling overwhelmed, on autopilot, or stuck in your head with anxiety and insecurities. Self-defeating beliefs and patterns are seriously getting in the way of your goals, work, or relationships. And maybe you also struggle with food, body image, or past events / traumas that make you wonder if you'll ever feel okay in your own skin. Did I just just describe you? Let's talk. I'm not a passive therapist— I roll up my sleeves and give you tangible strategies to deal more effectively in the moment with difficult experiences, thoughts, and feelings.
I also offer Gottman Method couples therapy and sex therapy.
You're tired of always feeling overwhelmed, on autopilot, or stuck in your head with anxiety and insecurities. Self-defeating beliefs and patterns are seriously getting in the way of your goals, work, or relationships. And maybe you also struggle with food, body image, or past events / traumas that make you wonder if you'll ever feel okay in your own skin. Did I just just describe you? Let's talk. I'm not a passive therapist— I roll up my sleeves and give you tangible strategies to deal more effectively in the moment with difficult experiences, thoughts, and feelings.
(615) 283-4507 View (615) 283-4507
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Michael J Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37214
I have received extensive training in "sex therapy" to assist clients with sexual dysfunction, sexual dissatisfaction or sexual addiction.
I work with individuals, couples and families who are dealing with problems which hinder them from growing in their personal life and their relationships. I use a non-judgmental systems approach to understand all the factors relevant to the issues you are facing. Then, to assist you, in finding the "best" path for your healing and growth. I am glad to offer non-denominational Christian based counseling to anyone who desires to work from that spiritual background. Although, I am happy to work with people of all thoughts and belief systems.
I have received extensive training in "sex therapy" to assist clients with sexual dysfunction, sexual dissatisfaction or sexual addiction.
I work with individuals, couples and families who are dealing with problems which hinder them from growing in their personal life and their relationships. I use a non-judgmental systems approach to understand all the factors relevant to the issues you are facing. Then, to assist you, in finding the "best" path for your healing and growth. I am glad to offer non-denominational Christian based counseling to anyone who desires to work from that spiritual background. Although, I am happy to work with people of all thoughts and belief systems.
(615) 208-5509 View (615) 208-5509
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Santasha Wright-Comer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
I also love working with clients who are struggling with self-image and identity, as well as with challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and reconnecting with sensuality.
I'm passionate about empowering my clients to heal what's holding them back and step into the fullest expression of themselves. Whatever the internal or external challenge is that's getting in your way— I believe you have the power to change your future and your whole family tree by putting an end to intergenerational pain and destructive patterns. The process of personal growth (especially with support) can actually rewire your brain to shift more quickly from automatic negative thoughts to a mindset that’s more supportive of your wellbeing in every way— mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
I also love working with clients who are struggling with self-image and identity, as well as with challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and reconnecting with sensuality.
I'm passionate about empowering my clients to heal what's holding them back and step into the fullest expression of themselves. Whatever the internal or external challenge is that's getting in your way— I believe you have the power to change your future and your whole family tree by putting an end to intergenerational pain and destructive patterns. The process of personal growth (especially with support) can actually rewire your brain to shift more quickly from automatic negative thoughts to a mindset that’s more supportive of your wellbeing in every way— mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
(615) 247-6659 View (615) 247-6659
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Sandi Anders
Counselor, MDiv, E-RYT, CSC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212  (Online Only)
As an AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor working with individuals and couples, I combine evidence-based best practices with experience as a Tantric Sexuality Educator and practitioner, offering a supportive environment for thorough and constructive exploration of sexual matters. Questions and concerns may be talked about openly without fear of embarrassment or criticism. As a Mind-Body Psychotherapist, I help clients talk through issues and learn to utilize emotions as embodied resources for healing and growth, encouraging awareness of connection between body, mind, and spirit. My background as a pastoral psychotherapist and experience with body therapies such as yoga, breath-work, and meditation inform my work.
As an AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor working with individuals and couples, I combine evidence-based best practices with experience as a Tantric Sexuality Educator and practitioner, offering a supportive environment for thorough and constructive exploration of sexual matters. Questions and concerns may be talked about openly without fear of embarrassment or criticism. As a Mind-Body Psychotherapist, I help clients talk through issues and learn to utilize emotions as embodied resources for healing and growth, encouraging awareness of connection between body, mind, and spirit. My background as a pastoral psychotherapist and experience with body therapies such as yoga, breath-work, and meditation inform my work.
(615) 800-7826 View (615) 800-7826
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Daylin Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC, MHSP, (temp)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
As humans, we are wired to seek out pleasurable and passionate experiences, but often in this pursuit, something gets in the way of our enjoyment: shame, stigma, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues...the list goes on. I believe sexuality is a very important part of life, but often we experience mental and emotional struggles associated with who we're having sex with, how often, and how we do it. As a sex-positive and LGBTQIA+ allied counselor, I am passionate about empowering my clients to live their most authentic lives, free of shame, doubt, and the other things that get in the way of our pursuit of pleasure.
As humans, we are wired to seek out pleasurable and passionate experiences, but often in this pursuit, something gets in the way of our enjoyment: shame, stigma, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues...the list goes on. I believe sexuality is a very important part of life, but often we experience mental and emotional struggles associated with who we're having sex with, how often, and how we do it. As a sex-positive and LGBTQIA+ allied counselor, I am passionate about empowering my clients to live their most authentic lives, free of shame, doubt, and the other things that get in the way of our pursuit of pleasure.
(615) 805-5941 View (615) 805-5941
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Dr. Mesha Ellis, Relationship & Sex Therapist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I am a Psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist, and Certified Gottman Therapist.
Are you troubled by self doubt, questioning your or your partner's level of commitment, or contemplating walking away from a relationship? Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from others or frustrated by an unsatisfying sex life. Is the conflict in your family extreme? Are you struggling to coparent effectively? You may be single and exasperated by the drama that sometimes comes along with dating. Or, a parent who is helplessly watching your child or adolescent struggle educationally or in social relationships. If any of these statements resonate with you, I can help you navigate your journey to contentment, confidence, and bliss.
I am a Psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist, and Certified Gottman Therapist.
Are you troubled by self doubt, questioning your or your partner's level of commitment, or contemplating walking away from a relationship? Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from others or frustrated by an unsatisfying sex life. Is the conflict in your family extreme? Are you struggling to coparent effectively? You may be single and exasperated by the drama that sometimes comes along with dating. Or, a parent who is helplessly watching your child or adolescent struggle educationally or in social relationships. If any of these statements resonate with you, I can help you navigate your journey to contentment, confidence, and bliss.
(678) 905-7862 View (678) 905-7862
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Restoration Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC, MA, CST
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
A few of our specalties include Trauma and Abuse, Sex Therapy, Sexual Addiction, Marriage Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting, Divorce, Life Transition.
Restoration Counseling Center was founded by three Christian Counselors in Franklin, Tennessee, who share a vision for providing healing, grace and professionalism to those experiencing brokenness in relationship to self, others and God. Our counselors have all been trained through nationally accredited counseling programs with an emphasis on Christian integration. Therapists at Restoration Counseling Center have a passion for helping others attain their goals and consider it a privilege to walk alongside others in healing.
A few of our specalties include Trauma and Abuse, Sex Therapy, Sexual Addiction, Marriage Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting, Divorce, Life Transition.
Restoration Counseling Center was founded by three Christian Counselors in Franklin, Tennessee, who share a vision for providing healing, grace and professionalism to those experiencing brokenness in relationship to self, others and God. Our counselors have all been trained through nationally accredited counseling programs with an emphasis on Christian integration. Therapists at Restoration Counseling Center have a passion for helping others attain their goals and consider it a privilege to walk alongside others in healing.
(615) 656-0432 View (615) 656-0432
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Brock Searcy
Counselor, LPC, MHSP, CST
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
My background includes advanced training in Sexual Disorders, Depression, Anxiety and Trauma. I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist & Certified Sex Therapist in private practice located in Brentwood. I would love to hear your story and be available to help. No two peoples' experiences are ever the same and whether your issue is emotional, behavioral or just life circumstances I'm ready to walk down that path with you (Couples and Individuals). Areas of focus include victims of sexual abuse. I am EMDR trained (Level 1 & Level 2), Gottman Level 1 trained and TF-CBT Certified.
My background includes advanced training in Sexual Disorders, Depression, Anxiety and Trauma. I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist & Certified Sex Therapist in private practice located in Brentwood. I would love to hear your story and be available to help. No two peoples' experiences are ever the same and whether your issue is emotional, behavioral or just life circumstances I'm ready to walk down that path with you (Couples and Individuals). Areas of focus include victims of sexual abuse. I am EMDR trained (Level 1 & Level 2), Gottman Level 1 trained and TF-CBT Certified.
(615) 209-9034 View (615) 209-9034
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Raven O'Rourke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204  (Online Only)
Many of my former clients have felt that other therapists did not understand a component of their sexuality.
Are you a high achiever experiencing a sexuality-related conflict? Did a recent argument cross a line you said you never would? Are you frustrated with therapy sessions filled with trite phrases, artificial sentiments and clichés that don’t result in solutions? You spend your days seeing through others’ BS, so that shouldn’t be part of your therapy. We will talk openly and honestly about your history to help you find your footing and gain insight into the right next step for you. As a result of our partnership, you will have a plan to begin working towards achieving your goals.
Many of my former clients have felt that other therapists did not understand a component of their sexuality.
Are you a high achiever experiencing a sexuality-related conflict? Did a recent argument cross a line you said you never would? Are you frustrated with therapy sessions filled with trite phrases, artificial sentiments and clichés that don’t result in solutions? You spend your days seeing through others’ BS, so that shouldn’t be part of your therapy. We will talk openly and honestly about your history to help you find your footing and gain insight into the right next step for you. As a result of our partnership, you will have a plan to begin working towards achieving your goals.
(615) 379-9850 View (615) 379-9850
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Chelsea Nixon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37209
I'm a sex positive and secular therapist.
Clients often come to me because they have relational goals or challenges that have them feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Whether navigating the complexities of non-monogamy, figuring out relationships in the context of your sexual or gender identity, struggling with communication and conflict, working through relational traumas, or trying to achieve more sexual fulfillment, you deserve a therapist who is competent and respectful and who will partner with you in your work to be a happier human. That is my goal.
I'm a sex positive and secular therapist.
Clients often come to me because they have relational goals or challenges that have them feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Whether navigating the complexities of non-monogamy, figuring out relationships in the context of your sexual or gender identity, struggling with communication and conflict, working through relational traumas, or trying to achieve more sexual fulfillment, you deserve a therapist who is competent and respectful and who will partner with you in your work to be a happier human. That is my goal.
(615) 200-1197 View (615) 200-1197
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Payton Nicolette Keith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37201  (Online Only)
Although I am accepting clients with a variety of needs my areas of focus include military issues, trauma therapy, couple’s counseling, sex therapy, Intimacy issues, sexual identity and Women's issues.
Working on yourself is the most important work you will ever do. I believe we are all in this life together, and we all need a little help sometimes. I want to be the person who helps you. We will discover, together, what goals are most important to you, then we will then work on building the tools to help you change your life. It may not be easy at times, but that is why I'm here to guide you. I've got your back. We will do this by working on possible traumas, anxieties, or other road blocks that need to be examined and broken through. I'm here to help adults of all ages and gender, as well as couples to make the most of their life
Although I am accepting clients with a variety of needs my areas of focus include military issues, trauma therapy, couple’s counseling, sex therapy, Intimacy issues, sexual identity and Women's issues.
Working on yourself is the most important work you will ever do. I believe we are all in this life together, and we all need a little help sometimes. I want to be the person who helps you. We will discover, together, what goals are most important to you, then we will then work on building the tools to help you change your life. It may not be easy at times, but that is why I'm here to guide you. I've got your back. We will do this by working on possible traumas, anxieties, or other road blocks that need to be examined and broken through. I'm here to help adults of all ages and gender, as well as couples to make the most of their life
(615) 880-9941 View (615) 880-9941
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Emily Ector-Volman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist who works with individuals and couples using Imago and Attachment theories, as well as sex therapy techniques.
Whether you're seeking therapy for yourself or your relationship, you may be feeling disconnected, exhausted, embarrassed, angry, or many other emotions. Perhaps you long for better communication, greater intimacy, and rebuilt trust. In addition to working toward re-connection and love in your relationship, sex and sexuality are often difficult to talk about between couples. Creating a judgement-free space where you can explore these thoughts, feelings, and personal values is my highest priority as a therapist.
I am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist who works with individuals and couples using Imago and Attachment theories, as well as sex therapy techniques.
Whether you're seeking therapy for yourself or your relationship, you may be feeling disconnected, exhausted, embarrassed, angry, or many other emotions. Perhaps you long for better communication, greater intimacy, and rebuilt trust. In addition to working toward re-connection and love in your relationship, sex and sexuality are often difficult to talk about between couples. Creating a judgement-free space where you can explore these thoughts, feelings, and personal values is my highest priority as a therapist.
(615) 905-1537 View (615) 905-1537
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Leah Discenza
Pre-Licensed Professional, MAMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37206
Maybe you are feeling stuck in your life and are suffering in silence. For those that have a pelvic floor dysfunction or struggling with their sex life it can feel isolating at times. Intimacy can be difficult, and I want to help women and couples that need healing in areas ranging from relationship issues to sex therapy. My mission is to create a safe and nurturing environment where women and couples can openly share their stories while incorporating their spiritual beliefs. I seek to provide unwavering support while also helping you achieve the peace desired in yourself and your relationships.
Maybe you are feeling stuck in your life and are suffering in silence. For those that have a pelvic floor dysfunction or struggling with their sex life it can feel isolating at times. Intimacy can be difficult, and I want to help women and couples that need healing in areas ranging from relationship issues to sex therapy. My mission is to create a safe and nurturing environment where women and couples can openly share their stories while incorporating their spiritual beliefs. I seek to provide unwavering support while also helping you achieve the peace desired in yourself and your relationships.
(629) 263-7195 View (629) 263-7195
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Jared Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC, CSTIP, CEAP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37201  (Online Only)
I specialize in couples/relationship therapy and am a Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional pursing a PhD in clinical sexology.
The most important parts of mental wellness are the ability to increase one’s self-awareness and broaden one’s perspective. As your counselor, I will provide a safe and judgment free environment for you to gain a better understanding of whatever issues you are dealing with as an individual, couple, or in any other types of romantic relationships. The main goal of most clients is "to feel better," and I am here to help you make that goal more specific so that you can grow in the areas most important to you. I also strive to destigmatize counseling for men, Black / African-Americans, and other minority groups.
I specialize in couples/relationship therapy and am a Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional pursing a PhD in clinical sexology.
The most important parts of mental wellness are the ability to increase one’s self-awareness and broaden one’s perspective. As your counselor, I will provide a safe and judgment free environment for you to gain a better understanding of whatever issues you are dealing with as an individual, couple, or in any other types of romantic relationships. The main goal of most clients is "to feel better," and I am here to help you make that goal more specific so that you can grow in the areas most important to you. I also strive to destigmatize counseling for men, Black / African-Americans, and other minority groups.
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Meg Miller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, (Temp)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37211
Waitlist for new clients
When it comes to sex therapy, every client deserves a non-judgemental and accepting therapist.
Sex, and the many complexities that come with it, can be difficult to talk about- that’s what I am here for! You don't have to continue living with your sexual pain, dissatisfaction, or dysfunction. Whether the sexual intimacy in your marriage has been hit hard by the stress of life, you want to understand your kinks and process sexual identity, or you are struggling with pain during intercourse, there is hope. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples to create the sexual life that they want without embarrassment or shame.
When it comes to sex therapy, every client deserves a non-judgemental and accepting therapist.
Sex, and the many complexities that come with it, can be difficult to talk about- that’s what I am here for! You don't have to continue living with your sexual pain, dissatisfaction, or dysfunction. Whether the sexual intimacy in your marriage has been hit hard by the stress of life, you want to understand your kinks and process sexual identity, or you are struggling with pain during intercourse, there is hope. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples to create the sexual life that they want without embarrassment or shame.
(423) 397-4211 View (423) 397-4211
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Caleb Bagwell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37207
I believe in the importance of accepting and loving yourself and reframing negative self-talk and core-beliefs. I prioritize diving deeper into the root causes of these negative core-beliefs and working to heal their source, instead of taking a band-aid approach to remedying symptoms. I feel particularly called to work with men seeking help from the pressures of societal and/or familial and cultural norms and often work with issues including trauma recovery, military-related issues, intimacy disorders & sex and love addiction, substance abuse disorders, anxiety and depression, and self-medicating tendencies.
I believe in the importance of accepting and loving yourself and reframing negative self-talk and core-beliefs. I prioritize diving deeper into the root causes of these negative core-beliefs and working to heal their source, instead of taking a band-aid approach to remedying symptoms. I feel particularly called to work with men seeking help from the pressures of societal and/or familial and cultural norms and often work with issues including trauma recovery, military-related issues, intimacy disorders & sex and love addiction, substance abuse disorders, anxiety and depression, and self-medicating tendencies.
(615) 701-6884 View (615) 701-6884
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J. Gregory Briggs, Ph.D., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
My areas of research and special clinical interest include marriage and health, research informed clinical practice, couple therapy, trauma, sex therapy, parenting issues, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
My private practice is different than most therapy practices. First, my personal practice is small. My role as President of The Briggs Institute, Inc. allows me to limit my caseload size. This assures that my clients receive the attention they deserve. Second, my experience in academia places me at the forefront of the field of marriage and family therapy. This means that my practice is informed by scientific research that most private practice therapists can't easily access.
My areas of research and special clinical interest include marriage and health, research informed clinical practice, couple therapy, trauma, sex therapy, parenting issues, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
My private practice is different than most therapy practices. First, my personal practice is small. My role as President of The Briggs Institute, Inc. allows me to limit my caseload size. This assures that my clients receive the attention they deserve. Second, my experience in academia places me at the forefront of the field of marriage and family therapy. This means that my practice is informed by scientific research that most private practice therapists can't easily access.
(615) 593-3999 View (615) 593-3999
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.