Sex Therapy in Vancouver, WA

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Photo of Marissa Talarico, Marriage & Family Therapist in Vancouver, WA
Marissa Talarico
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer individual and relationship counseling focused on sex , pleasure, relationships, open or poly relationship, and sexual fantasy.
Shame, guilt, hiding from those around you or who you really are? Are you tired of living a lie? Are you tired of constantly feeling like you can’t be your most authentic self? Do you feel as though you ruin or sabotage all your close relationships? All the while you are feeling low self esteem, less than genuine, or are just plain tired from hiding. Not only are you welcome, but you will find quick relief of finally feeling understood with me.
(844) 250-7180
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Vancouver, WA 98660
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Renee Fitzpatrick
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, CST
Verified
Verified
You have a right to healthy and shame-free sexuality —it’s part of your nature. You may be seeking help on your own—to process past experiences and beliefs, strengthen your support system, or gain support in accessing affirming healthcare. You may be seeking help with family—longing for acceptance from family members, or needing guidance with discussing sexual health with your children. You may be seeking help with your relationship—wanting to deepen intimacy, unpack inequity impacting your relationship, explore shared sexuality , or establish clear boundaries. My mission is to support your relationship with your sexuality .
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Vancouver, WA 98661
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Allison Sturges
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFTA
Verified
Verified
I also specialize in working with those who identify as LGBTQ+ and couples who are experiencing problems in their relationships surrounding communication, intimacy and sex .
I am currently accepting new clients. - - - As a therapist, I work with individuals and couples who are seeking positive change in their life and relationships. Change can feel daunting, and finding the right person to help you through the process is important. I offer a relaxed atmosphere for therapy, where humor and lightheartedness can be incorporated into our professional relationship, when appropriate. If this appeals to you, and if you’re ready to work towards change, I may be the right therapist for you.
(425) 510-5386
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Vancouver, WA 98660
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Sexuality and Gender Specialist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Understanding of Queer, Trans, Kink, Poly, Sex Positive and BDSM lifestyles.
You can find a safe space with therapy when you can find it nowhere else. Finding trustworthy professionals to help you with intimate issues is embarrassing and difficult. This is my most important skill, something not learned in school: unconditional positive acceptance and honest, non-threatening communication about intimate problems. Here you will find sensitivity to private behaviors which are regarded with non-judgmental acceptance and respect, never shame nor intolerance.
(360) 209-2950
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Vancouver, WA 98666
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Terra Anderson
LPC Intern, MA, R-DMT
Verified
Verified
As a somatic sex therapist, I help you tap into what your body needs to relax, unfurl, and connect to pleasure.
So... you want more ease, confidence and connection in your intimate relationships? You want to feel more awake to pleasure, present in your body, and clear about what you want and how to ask for it. Are you ready find more freedom in your sex life without feeling weighed down by shame, fear, or the past? If you're looking for a queer, trans, poly-experienced, kink-affirming, and somatically-oriented counselor to help you navigate the hard stuff on your path towards your most empowered sexual expression - I'm here for you.
(971) 259-6680
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Kelly R. Fielding
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with a wide variety of clients, and have done so since I began practicing in 1994. Psychotherapy can be an uncomfortable experience, and I see myself as a fellow traveler in that journey. I have worked extensively with sexual abuse victims, anxiety, and depression. I am also a sex offender treatment provider.
(833) 988-4273
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Vancouver, WA 98663
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Not accepting new clients
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Susan Keene
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am currently not accepting new clients. Please check back, as this changes frequently. Thanks! You are the expert on your own life. But, when life does not follow your best laid plans, you sometimes need help to work through the changes to become stronger than before. In the space we create together, you can examine your life journey and find ways to use your strengths to make a better life. In my practice, I use a strengths-based approach for individual therapy that is appropriate for adults of all genders, orientations, and ages. Together, I can to help you with life changes, sexuality , relationships, and self esteem.
(206) 207-3024
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Vancouver, WA 98683
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Caroline Gearing
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a licensed marriage and family therapist I specialize in sexual addiction work for men and women transitioning from sexual addiction to healthy sexuality , and partners and couples dealing with sexual addiction. Groups provided: sex addiction, partner of sexual addict, couples dealing with sexual addiction, and love addiction. Strong focus on couples counseling, premarital counseling using Prepare/Enrich assessment tools. Expertise with sexual therapy for couples and individuals. Specialty dealing with narcissistic people and assisting clients with great transitional challenges. I am a highly dedicated counselor and therapist partnering with my clients to successfully move forward in their lives.
(360) 450-4373
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Vancouver, WA 98660
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Not accepting new clients
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Craig Griffin
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I treat behavioral addictions like sex /porn, gambling and shopping and substance addictions with ImTT.
***************** Currently not accepting new clients**************** I treat mood disorders, depression, anxiety, Anger, OCD, trauma and addictions with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I integrate faith in therapy and consider myself a Christian Counselor. I respect those that would not like faith to be a part of treatment, and I will not impose my faith or values upon you.
(360) 523-7182
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Vancouver, WA 98660
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Aspire Behavioral Health, Michelle Newton
Counselor, MA, MFT, LMHC, CMHS, MHP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Focus on: communication; couples therapy; family therapy; individual therapy; Trauma & PTSD; anxiety; fear; depression; human sexuality & gender (LGBTQ); sand tray, art and play therapy; skill building for children & adults with Autism and Asperger's; reducing and eliminating explosive episodes & self-harm behaviors; drug & alcohol.
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans". With over 18 years in the field, I am an experienced clinician. Challenges in your relationship as a couple, dealing with an explosive child or teenager, depression, anxiety, trauma, and struggling to have a healthier, happier relationship as a couple, family or individual? Here's where you can take your first step. There is hope and things can change. I am a down-to-earth therapist with a warm and caring nature. I provide an empathetic and safe place where you can be yourself without fear of judgment.
(360) 633-2300
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Vancouver, WA 98662
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Sarah W. Thompson, PhD.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Whether it's related to identity, sexuality , work life, or relationships I will work with you to find a new direction.
If you are feeling unhappy, I'd like to help. Therapy can provide a caring safety net to increase your sense of well-being and help you navigate challenges. I make it a priority to provide a productive and safe experience in therapy where you can identify what you need in order to feel better. Together, we can work towards noticeable changes that can make your life better. As a licensed psychologist much of my training across the country has been working with people who are struggling to adjust to a difficult or painful experience.
(402) 395-8565
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Vancouver, WA 98663
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Dan Stephens
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Overcoming porn addiction, sex addiction, infidelity, or betrayal trauma does not have to be a process full of shame.
I help men and couples overcome porn addiction, sex addiction, infidelity, or betrayal trauma. You are not alone. There is hope. You can conquer this, it just takes a lot of work. I will help you start new habits, change your thinking, and deepen your connection to others as ways of healing from your pain, whether it is self-inflicted or from your partner. Recovery is a long, hard road. We will get you unstuck from old patterns of behavior, emotional self-medicating, and insecure attachment. You can feel proud of who you are and what you offer to the world and the key people in your life.
(360) 215-5316
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Vancouver, WA 98662
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Bright Future Counseling Valinda Harlan - Individuals And Couples
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, LPCC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have immediate openings for In-person and Telehealth sessions. Does your relationship suffer from sexual issues, broken trust, or infidelity? Is there room for increased satisfaction and intimacy? Do you have the same argument over and over? I help individuals and couples heal from hurts, improve communication, increase intimacy, and achieve sexual health. I provide a supportive safe nonjudgmental space for all types of couples. I have experience and (WPATH) training working with transgender clients and helping people recover from religious trauma/abuse.
(360) 558-3568
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Vancouver, WA 98685
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Portia L Sipes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC, CADCIII
Verified
Verified
Feeling disconnected from yourself, friends, family? Experiencing a life transition? Wondering if you can improve sexual intimacy or sexual function? Struggling with depression or anxiety? Have questions about your alcohol or drug use? I can help. Life can be difficult and sometimes we need help sorting out the challenges we face. We all need support and encouragement. In my approach to therapy, I encourage you to think about how you are strong, have dealt with past challenges, and support you in developing new skills and strategies. I believe you hold the wisdom and knowledge to manifest a healthier, more fulfilling life.
(971) 205-2743
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Vancouver, WA 98660
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Christin LaRue
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Relationships are what bring us joy in our lives, but sometimes despite our best efforts we come upon a stumbling block. We find ourselves struggling or unable to connect to those we love and sometimes even to ourselves. Maybe issues from past relationships get in the way, maybe there is a trauma to the relationship (such as illness, job loss, or simply entering a new stage of life such as parenthood or midlife). There may have been an infidelity, loss of job, or emotional issues such as depression / anxiety. Often we just feel a lack of connection we once had.
(425) 610-7941
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Vancouver, WA 98660
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Alexandra Moskovich
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I employ a holistic and mindful approach, in which we'll collaboratively create the best plan of action for you based on your individual goals and strengths. I hope to provide you with a warm, accepting space in which we can get curious about your life and experiences, and to explore the tools necessary to better cope, grow, and thrive.
(360) 334-3536
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Vancouver, WA 98663
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Jeffrey Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work on helping everyone find their unique path towards success and growth. In this work I have learned that there is no "one right way" to do things and everyone has a unique and personal journey towards finding the peace, success and growth they want in themselves, their lives and relationships. My goal is to help everyone I work with find this path and walk with them as they journey through the many challenges of their lives.
(360) 300-8914
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Vancouver, WA 98663
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Marina Vile
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Navigating trauma is complicated. Navigating trauma, triggers, and the daily stressors of life with a partner is downright difficult. I work with individuals and couples navigating trauma to address this because I believe that we all deserves to live lives not defined by the things that’ve happened to us.
(360) 519-5305
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Vancouver, WA 98661
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Mae Marie Soderquist-Bell
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed? All of us experience seasons of unbalance, heartache, and emotional distress. My practice is centered on us co-authoring respectful and lasting solutions to the struggles you have experienced in the past or are presently experiencing. It is important to me for sessions to include: hopefulness, compassion, and a sense of humor. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington State. I also have a Professional Counselor License for the State of Oregon (LPC). I have worked at CHARIS Counseling Associates for over a decade. Before my counseling career, I was a high school teacher with PPS.
(360) 450-0984
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Vancouver, WA 98662
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Jaye Bahre
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
*OREGON RESIDENTS ONLY AT THIS TIME!* Underneath whatever label is put on the "disorder de jour", my clients have one thing in common: they are all in pain. They are all living with uncomfortable emotions they would rather not have. Sometimes its depression taking their joy, anxiety keeping them up at night... sometimes its marital issues, struggling with the loneliness of identity concerns or preparing for or recovering from major life transitions. I can help guide you through your pain by helping you learn ways to manage it while growing toward YOUR idea of your "best" self.
(503) 400-3968
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Vancouver, WA 98665
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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.