Sex Therapists in San Antonio, TX

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Photo of Rosie Cantu, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Antonio, TX
Rosie Cantu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78213
I am a sex therapist.
I believe that we are all here on borrowed time and that tomorrow is not promised. I would like to sit with you and have a conversation about your struggles, and needs. Let's talk about your happiness and what steps need to be taken to work towards the BEST version of yourself. In a session with me expect for us to explore your thinking patterns because how you think and what you do impacts your everyday life. Expect exploration of goals, a comfortable, and safe place for sharing.
I am a sex therapist.
I believe that we are all here on borrowed time and that tomorrow is not promised. I would like to sit with you and have a conversation about your struggles, and needs. Let's talk about your happiness and what steps need to be taken to work towards the BEST version of yourself. In a session with me expect for us to explore your thinking patterns because how you think and what you do impacts your everyday life. Expect exploration of goals, a comfortable, and safe place for sharing.
(210) 899-6298 View (210) 899-6298
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Sandra Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78230  (Online Only)
I am a sex positive therapist; I focus on sexual health and body positivity.
Choosing a therapist you feel you can work well with is critical to successful treatment. I offer a safe, collaborative, empathic & trusting relational space in which you can explore your issues and concerns without fear of judgment. We will work together to help you develop greater self-understanding, foster close, connected relationships, uncover thought & behavioral patterns that interfere with happiness, master coping skills and achieve the emotional vitality necessary to a healthy, productive and satisfying life.
I am a sex positive therapist; I focus on sexual health and body positivity.
Choosing a therapist you feel you can work well with is critical to successful treatment. I offer a safe, collaborative, empathic & trusting relational space in which you can explore your issues and concerns without fear of judgment. We will work together to help you develop greater self-understanding, foster close, connected relationships, uncover thought & behavioral patterns that interfere with happiness, master coping skills and achieve the emotional vitality necessary to a healthy, productive and satisfying life.
(210) 880-9104 View (210) 880-9104
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Shannon Criswell Peck
MS, LSOTP
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78217
I am a trained therapist/counselor but am also a sex therapist.
*****At this time I made the hard decision to cease taking insurance. I have many reasons for this but feel that it is the best choice for me at this time. My new fees will be in line with people who have medium to higher copays and no one has to meet a deductible. This simplifies the therapy process for all of us and I still seek quick solutions without sacrificing quality. My style is informal and your comfort is important to me as we deal with difficult, often painful subjects. This less formal billing process fits well with my style.
I am a trained therapist/counselor but am also a sex therapist.
*****At this time I made the hard decision to cease taking insurance. I have many reasons for this but feel that it is the best choice for me at this time. My new fees will be in line with people who have medium to higher copays and no one has to meet a deductible. This simplifies the therapy process for all of us and I still seek quick solutions without sacrificing quality. My style is informal and your comfort is important to me as we deal with difficult, often painful subjects. This less formal billing process fits well with my style.
(210) 255-2073 View (210) 255-2073
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Cheryl Camarillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST, AASECT, CSAT, BCIA
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78213
Certified Sex Therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist: Trained professional in sex therapy, infidelity, sex and porn addiction, betrayal trauma, relationship recovery, sexual trauma, erectile difficulties, or other difficult sex issues. Are you seeking a non-judgement zone? No need to be embarrassed or shy. Learn to stop the shame, blame, guilt and anger. Have a clear understanding of the problem and the best options for moving forward. End confusion over what to do and start working on a plan.
Certified Sex Therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist: Trained professional in sex therapy, infidelity, sex and porn addiction, betrayal trauma, relationship recovery, sexual trauma, erectile difficulties, or other difficult sex issues. Are you seeking a non-judgement zone? No need to be embarrassed or shy. Learn to stop the shame, blame, guilt and anger. Have a clear understanding of the problem and the best options for moving forward. End confusion over what to do and start working on a plan.
(210) 625-7873 View (210) 625-7873
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Austin Mcneel Siegel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78213  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and AASECT-certified Sex Therapist providing sex therapy to individuals and couples, helping them to overcome obstacles that interfere with sexual fulfillment to improve their relationships and strengthen their sexual expression. My practice addresses a wide range of issues ranging from erectile dysfunction to difficulty in achieving female orgasm, but much of my practice involves helping couples resolve issues to obtain a fulfilling sex life. Many therapists dislike or are uncomfortable with marital and couples therapy. I consider it to be one of my passions, strengths, and specialties.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and AASECT-certified Sex Therapist providing sex therapy to individuals and couples, helping them to overcome obstacles that interfere with sexual fulfillment to improve their relationships and strengthen their sexual expression. My practice addresses a wide range of issues ranging from erectile dysfunction to difficulty in achieving female orgasm, but much of my practice involves helping couples resolve issues to obtain a fulfilling sex life. Many therapists dislike or are uncomfortable with marital and couples therapy. I consider it to be one of my passions, strengths, and specialties.
(210) 899-5672 View (210) 899-5672
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Rachael Lindberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78250  (Online Only)
I offer individual or couples/partnership counseling as well as sex coaching.
Are you experiencing anxiety, perfectionism, and relationship concerns or having trouble with coping strategies, improving communication, and setting healthy boundaries? Or maybe you are in a relationship that is navigating premarital/wedding prep, conflicts in communication styles, building emotional/physical intimacy, or infertility/reproductive decisions. If so, I would love to work with you! We'd also be a great fit if you are a "recovering" high achiever and an aspiring "good-enough-ist." I'd love to guide you in improving your life satisfaction and well-being through gentle challenges, self-reflection, and self-compassion.
I offer individual or couples/partnership counseling as well as sex coaching.
Are you experiencing anxiety, perfectionism, and relationship concerns or having trouble with coping strategies, improving communication, and setting healthy boundaries? Or maybe you are in a relationship that is navigating premarital/wedding prep, conflicts in communication styles, building emotional/physical intimacy, or infertility/reproductive decisions. If so, I would love to work with you! We'd also be a great fit if you are a "recovering" high achiever and an aspiring "good-enough-ist." I'd love to guide you in improving your life satisfaction and well-being through gentle challenges, self-reflection, and self-compassion.
(210) 972-9413 View (210) 972-9413
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Shaun Telepak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78216
In-person sessions are available! Aren’t you tired of reading profiles? Hi, I'm Shaun, a certified Sex Therapist with a Masters degree in Sexual Health. Finding a therapist can be challenging; it took me almost a year to find the person I felt comfortable with enough to be my therapist. I looked through profile after profile, and they all gave me the same basic information: what type of therapy they practiced, where they went to school, and how long they practiced. They had great resumes, but all I wanted to know was who they were as a person. Am I able to trust this person with my deepest secrets? Do we vibe? Do we connect?
In-person sessions are available! Aren’t you tired of reading profiles? Hi, I'm Shaun, a certified Sex Therapist with a Masters degree in Sexual Health. Finding a therapist can be challenging; it took me almost a year to find the person I felt comfortable with enough to be my therapist. I looked through profile after profile, and they all gave me the same basic information: what type of therapy they practiced, where they went to school, and how long they practiced. They had great resumes, but all I wanted to know was who they were as a person. Am I able to trust this person with my deepest secrets? Do we vibe? Do we connect?
(210) 405-7298 View (210) 405-7298
Photo of Dr. Monte Miller - Christian Psychologist, Psychologist in San Antonio, TX
Dr. Monte Miller - Christian Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
22 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78209  (Online Only)
Infidelity (and/or other sexual issues - porn, performance anxiety, depression, anxiety) can be crushing to you and your family. I know all the steps needed to repair the relationship and make it better than ever. Am a full psychologist & sex therapist. No shaming or judging, but I offer direct, tough, but compassionate, Biblically-based Christian care. I also deal with relationship problems, especially for men who haven't been in therapy before, but for women as well. I work with Performance Anxiety, & PTSD Abuse/Trauma recovery. I have both my Masters & Doctoral degrees. I use CBT. No psychobabble BS. 25 yrs of experience.
Infidelity (and/or other sexual issues - porn, performance anxiety, depression, anxiety) can be crushing to you and your family. I know all the steps needed to repair the relationship and make it better than ever. Am a full psychologist & sex therapist. No shaming or judging, but I offer direct, tough, but compassionate, Biblically-based Christian care. I also deal with relationship problems, especially for men who haven't been in therapy before, but for women as well. I work with Performance Anxiety, & PTSD Abuse/Trauma recovery. I have both my Masters & Doctoral degrees. I use CBT. No psychobabble BS. 25 yrs of experience.
(210) 361-3354 View (210) 361-3354
Photo of Marti Stany, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Antonio, TX
Marti Stany
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78213  (Online Only)
If you're reading this, you're likely feeling overwhelmed, shame, or alone due to trauma or problems in your sex life or relationship. Perhaps you feel confused about your sexual identity or aren’t accepted and celebrated for who you are. Maybe you are stuck in a negative loop of excessive porn use or a compulsive desire for sex that is ruining your relationships and your life. Together, we'll navigate the parts of your life you've buried deep out of shame and pain. I know it can be terrifying to plunge into these depths alone. I'll be by your side every step of the way, offering a loving and non-judgmental space.
If you're reading this, you're likely feeling overwhelmed, shame, or alone due to trauma or problems in your sex life or relationship. Perhaps you feel confused about your sexual identity or aren’t accepted and celebrated for who you are. Maybe you are stuck in a negative loop of excessive porn use or a compulsive desire for sex that is ruining your relationships and your life. Together, we'll navigate the parts of your life you've buried deep out of shame and pain. I know it can be terrifying to plunge into these depths alone. I'll be by your side every step of the way, offering a loving and non-judgmental space.
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Photo of Kizzy Griffin, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX
Kizzy Griffin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78229  (Online Only)
My experience includes working with life transitions (military and civilian), intimacy barriers, sexuality connections, depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA+ challenges, trauma, race-related trauma, Military Trauma, PTSD, and addiction.
Since 2018, I have utilized person-centered and strength-based practices to promote the "Power of Self." These practices empower individuals to direct their therapeutic process. Establishing a safe zone and welcoming client feedback allows methods that are proven to be effective in managing difficulties, promoting personal growth, and accomplishing personal goals. I also provide therapy services to individuals exploring their sexuality; sexually fluent; and those that are experiencing a decrease or increase in sexual functioning.
My experience includes working with life transitions (military and civilian), intimacy barriers, sexuality connections, depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA+ challenges, trauma, race-related trauma, Military Trauma, PTSD, and addiction.
Since 2018, I have utilized person-centered and strength-based practices to promote the "Power of Self." These practices empower individuals to direct their therapeutic process. Establishing a safe zone and welcoming client feedback allows methods that are proven to be effective in managing difficulties, promoting personal growth, and accomplishing personal goals. I also provide therapy services to individuals exploring their sexuality; sexually fluent; and those that are experiencing a decrease or increase in sexual functioning.
(254) 232-5631 View (254) 232-5631
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Yvette Massey - Certified Sex Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78258
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and AASECT - Certified Sex Therapist.
Need help with sexual issues or other life challenges? I help couples and individuals overcome obstacles that interfere with living their best life. Maybe you struggle with anxiety or depression. Maybe you have low sexual desire, or pain during intercourse. Maybe you just had a baby and have postpartum depression. Maybe you want more enjoyable sex, or you want to stop watching porn. Maybe you're haunted by past trauma and can't move forward. Maybe you've never had an orgasm, or you have erection difficulties. Maybe you just need a safe place to talk about life. I can help with all these issues and more. Call me and let's talk!
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and AASECT - Certified Sex Therapist.
Need help with sexual issues or other life challenges? I help couples and individuals overcome obstacles that interfere with living their best life. Maybe you struggle with anxiety or depression. Maybe you have low sexual desire, or pain during intercourse. Maybe you just had a baby and have postpartum depression. Maybe you want more enjoyable sex, or you want to stop watching porn. Maybe you're haunted by past trauma and can't move forward. Maybe you've never had an orgasm, or you have erection difficulties. Maybe you just need a safe place to talk about life. I can help with all these issues and more. Call me and let's talk!
(210) 887-1670 View (210) 887-1670
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Susan Kaye
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78201
Why see a Counselor? Reasons include: desire to improve a relationship, inquiry about your sexuality, alternative lifestyle questions, difficult relationship decisions, senior sexual health, a need to change attitudes, sexual orientation or simply wanting to enrich yourself with regards to relationship needs. I believe that our sex journey begins at birth, "is it a boy or a girl?" Our gender, our sex messages both positive and negative, our religion, culture and society all affect our relationship capabilities as well as the limitations.
Why see a Counselor? Reasons include: desire to improve a relationship, inquiry about your sexuality, alternative lifestyle questions, difficult relationship decisions, senior sexual health, a need to change attitudes, sexual orientation or simply wanting to enrich yourself with regards to relationship needs. I believe that our sex journey begins at birth, "is it a boy or a girl?" Our gender, our sex messages both positive and negative, our religion, culture and society all affect our relationship capabilities as well as the limitations.
(610) 517-8276 View (610) 517-8276
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Jennifer Rae Comeau
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78256  (Online Only)
I can help with issues such as ADHD, anxiety, sexuality and sexual identity, communication issues in relationships, body image issues, and life transitions.
You are reaching out because you are feeling a call towards something more in your life, and you are realizing that your desire for authentic and joyful connection with yourself and others is worth finding. You're ready to clear away stale patterns that no longer serve you, and learn how to create and live your own unique, brave, and meaningful life. I am here to explore with you as you discover how to create and reclaim a life that is in alignment with what you value most. I have seen caring and honest therapeutic relationships change lives, so if you are ready, please call or email me for a consultation and let's get started!
I can help with issues such as ADHD, anxiety, sexuality and sexual identity, communication issues in relationships, body image issues, and life transitions.
You are reaching out because you are feeling a call towards something more in your life, and you are realizing that your desire for authentic and joyful connection with yourself and others is worth finding. You're ready to clear away stale patterns that no longer serve you, and learn how to create and live your own unique, brave, and meaningful life. I am here to explore with you as you discover how to create and reclaim a life that is in alignment with what you value most. I have seen caring and honest therapeutic relationships change lives, so if you are ready, please call or email me for a consultation and let's get started!
(737) 258-7641 View (737) 258-7641
Photo of Allison Maspero, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX
Allison Maspero
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78225  (Online Only)
In addition to anxiety and depression, I treat trauma and those that desire to explore their sexuality and/or have relationship problems.
Society tells us what to feel, enjoy, experience, and what is beautiful. Screw societal norms and expectations. Let's break those barriers and create new norms. Want to try kink, poly, or open marriage? Great! Let's find the best way to do it! Feel that panic growing during confrontation? So do I. Let's find healthy ways to reduce it. Having relationship problems? We all do, no one is perfect; but we can learn to communicate better. Overweight? Me too! I'm beautiful and so are you!
In addition to anxiety and depression, I treat trauma and those that desire to explore their sexuality and/or have relationship problems.
Society tells us what to feel, enjoy, experience, and what is beautiful. Screw societal norms and expectations. Let's break those barriers and create new norms. Want to try kink, poly, or open marriage? Great! Let's find the best way to do it! Feel that panic growing during confrontation? So do I. Let's find healthy ways to reduce it. Having relationship problems? We all do, no one is perfect; but we can learn to communicate better. Overweight? Me too! I'm beautiful and so are you!
(817) 952-6412 View (817) 952-6412
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Christina Hidalgo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78204
I would like to support your journey of finding a stronger connection to your true authentic self by exploring your concerns, strengths, limitations, background, beliefs, desires and goals. You are an expert on yourself and with my support we can facilitate a safe trusting space with curiosity and compassion. I provide individual and couples therapy from a trauma informed, anti-oppression, inclusive space. I support clients navigate through sexuality/sexual wellness, relationships, anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, and grief issues.
I would like to support your journey of finding a stronger connection to your true authentic self by exploring your concerns, strengths, limitations, background, beliefs, desires and goals. You are an expert on yourself and with my support we can facilitate a safe trusting space with curiosity and compassion. I provide individual and couples therapy from a trauma informed, anti-oppression, inclusive space. I support clients navigate through sexuality/sexual wellness, relationships, anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, and grief issues.
(713) 581-3564 View (713) 581-3564
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Julia Ruth Bowman
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78202
I have a sex therapy certification through the Sexual Health Alliance, a Kink Informed Certification in progress, and will be pursuing AASECT certification as well.
Hello and Welcome! It has been a dream of mine to become a therapist since I was about 11 years old. Sexual health discussions have never made me uncomfortable in any way, and I like to provide a safe space for clients to discuss these issues. Many people experience shame about their relationship preferences, kinks, and sexual orientation. I like to help individuals and couples who may be struggling in this area. I also enjoy working with clients who are gender diverse, are thinking about or currently transitioning, and so forth.
I have a sex therapy certification through the Sexual Health Alliance, a Kink Informed Certification in progress, and will be pursuing AASECT certification as well.
Hello and Welcome! It has been a dream of mine to become a therapist since I was about 11 years old. Sexual health discussions have never made me uncomfortable in any way, and I like to provide a safe space for clients to discuss these issues. Many people experience shame about their relationship preferences, kinks, and sexual orientation. I like to help individuals and couples who may be struggling in this area. I also enjoy working with clients who are gender diverse, are thinking about or currently transitioning, and so forth.
(512) 991-5407 View (512) 991-5407
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Chelsea Kading
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78209
My name is Chelsea Kading, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of clinical experience working with children, individuals, and couples who deal with Sex Therapy, Sex Positive, Adoption, Child Abuse or Neglect, and Codependency. I mainly use Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Client Centered Therapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapies during treatment with clients. I believe that I am here to help you address your mental health concerns with a patient-centered strength approach that is tailored to your needs.
My name is Chelsea Kading, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of clinical experience working with children, individuals, and couples who deal with Sex Therapy, Sex Positive, Adoption, Child Abuse or Neglect, and Codependency. I mainly use Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Client Centered Therapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapies during treatment with clients. I believe that I am here to help you address your mental health concerns with a patient-centered strength approach that is tailored to your needs.
(281) 502-4615 View (281) 502-4615
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Angelica Picado-Sinclair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78240  (Online Only)
Currently, I am working towards my Certification in Sex Therapy.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I specialize in assisting individuals and couples, in overcoming life’s challenges with compassion and professional expertise. In my practice, you will find a supportive and nonjudgmental space to freely explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My holistic, client-centered approach integrates physical, emotional, and mental health, catering to your unique personal growth journey.
Currently, I am working towards my Certification in Sex Therapy.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I specialize in assisting individuals and couples, in overcoming life’s challenges with compassion and professional expertise. In my practice, you will find a supportive and nonjudgmental space to freely explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My holistic, client-centered approach integrates physical, emotional, and mental health, catering to your unique personal growth journey.
(737) 258-9429 View (737) 258-9429
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Paul S Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LSOTP-S
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78217
I have worked with a multitude of issues: anxiety, Depression, relationship issues, trauma, sex abuse, sex addiction, drug addiction, and alcohol addiction.
Sometimes life feels like it gets so big that we feel that getting a solid grip on it is impossible. I work with the individual to help them see that the problem is not as big as it may seem. We work together, by using their tools and strengths, to break it down to a manageable size. This allows the client to create a better way of coping with the issues.
I have worked with a multitude of issues: anxiety, Depression, relationship issues, trauma, sex abuse, sex addiction, drug addiction, and alcohol addiction.
Sometimes life feels like it gets so big that we feel that getting a solid grip on it is impossible. I work with the individual to help them see that the problem is not as big as it may seem. We work together, by using their tools and strengths, to break it down to a manageable size. This allows the client to create a better way of coping with the issues.
(210) 756-9369 View (210) 756-9369
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Transformation:Chaos to Calm for Intimacy Betrayal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78213
You want education about sex addiction.
Transformation: Chaos to Calm for Intimacy Betrayal. This is my newest group for women who are in a state of shock and need to find the way forward. Anger, sadness, confusion, numbness....so many feelings across a short span of time. It's overwhelming and someone needs to throw you a life preserver quickly. I have designed a course that is specifically for women who need coaching to get through this. Day 1 of finding out about infidelity, porn addiction, or sex addiction is commonly called "D" day - short for discovery day. My coaching groups are directed toward those first 60 days- this is "Crisis" phase.
You want education about sex addiction.
Transformation: Chaos to Calm for Intimacy Betrayal. This is my newest group for women who are in a state of shock and need to find the way forward. Anger, sadness, confusion, numbness....so many feelings across a short span of time. It's overwhelming and someone needs to throw you a life preserver quickly. I have designed a course that is specifically for women who need coaching to get through this. Day 1 of finding out about infidelity, porn addiction, or sex addiction is commonly called "D" day - short for discovery day. My coaching groups are directed toward those first 60 days- this is "Crisis" phase.
(210) 940-0431 View (210) 940-0431


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.