Sex Therapy

Sex therapy is a strategy for the improvement of sexual function and treatment of sexual dysfunction.

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Sex therapy is a specialty or a niche’ in counseling. I utilize my sex therapy training and integrate it into all of my work with clients. It doesn’t have to be the focus of your journey, but we can explore and get curious in a safe space that we co-create together. Whether it be relating to ourselves or each other, our sexuality, pleasure, and intimacy is deeply human and connects us all.

— Regan Rowell, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Based in Seattle, providing care across, WA

I have taken extensive couples and individual trainings around best approaches and practices in integrating all aspects of relational work, including healthy sexuality which I tackle with comfort, appropriate humor, and levity to assess, plan, and treat a variety of concerns.

— Darya McClure, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Mesa, AZ
 

I am an AASECT certified sex therapist. My primarily areas of experience in this area include desire discrepancy in relationships, low desire, feelings of shame surrounding sexuality, deconstruction of sexual messaging from religion/upbringing, and sexuality post-trauma. I often utilize acceptance and mindfulness based approaches, such as sensate focus as well as working to create a place of openness and identification of sexual values.

— Michelle Ertl, Psychologist in Centennial, CO

"I had some pretty serious shame around some unique fetishes and kinks that I have. Sometimes in the past I haven't even talked about these things with my therapist because when I have they have not been well received, adding to my shame. Anissa was so open-minded and warm I decided to talk about it and I'm so happy I did." ---BB

— Anissa Bahrenburg, Sex Therapist in Portland, OR
 

Under supervision, I am constantly learning new interventions, tools, and activities to address sexual concerns within a relationship and with yourself. One of the books I highly recommend is Come As You Are, by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. I constantly refer to this book in sessions as it provides a plethora of information that every human being should know.

— Emerald Aueyong, Sex Therapist in Culver City, CA

Our sexuality often lies at the center of our psyche, and even spirituality, influencing our self-perception and perception of the world. Societal expectations and traumatic experiences can hinder our ability to cultivate a healthy connection with our sexual selves. By embracing our authentic selves and nurturing positive sexual expression, foster deeper connections with those around us. not only promotes personal growth but also bolsters our creativity and

— Melanie Ferrari, Psychotherapist in Oakland, CA
 

Our sexuality often lies at the center of our psyche, and for some people even their spirituality. Our sexuality influences our self-perception and perception of the world. Societal expectations and traumatic experiences can hinder our ability to cultivate healthy connections with ourselves and our sources of meaning. Sexual healing fosters more authenticity and deeper connections with those around us, as well as helping us be more embodied and creative.

— Melanie Ferrari, Psychotherapist in Oakland, CA

Sex therapy can be an individual or couples endeavor and focuses on difficulties centered on sexuality and relationships. Views on sexual behavior can be as varied as our family, educational, and social experiences, and as a result, we can feel shamed, embarrassed, and confused regarding our sexual desires and interests. I strive to normalize a wide range of sexuality while assisting individuals in managing performance, communication, and anxiety due to misinformation.

— Leigha Ward, Clinical Psychologist in West Lake Hills, TX
 

Morgan is currently an AASECT member, and received training to apply for certification as a Sex Therapist. Morgan believes everyone deserves to have a pleasurable experience sexually, and understands that struggling with a sexual difficulty can feel isolating. Morgan believes it is important to have a deeper comprehension of the psychology behind what is driving the sexual difficulty to help integrate tools to build confidence while also providing sexual empowerment.

— Morgan Dominguez, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

Our sexuality often lies at the center of our psyche, and even spirituality, influencing our self-perception and perception of the world. Societal expectations and traumatic experiences can hinder our ability to cultivate a healthy connection with our sexual selves. By embracing our authentic selves and nurturing positive sexual expression, foster deeper connections with those around us. not only promotes personal growth but also bolsters our creativity and

— Melanie Ferrari, Psychotherapist in Oakland, CA
 

Our sexuality often lies at the center of our psyche, and for some people even their spirituality. Our sexuality influences our self-perception and perception of the world. Societal expectations and traumatic experiences can hinder our ability to cultivate healthy connections with ourselves and our sources of meaning. Sexual healing fosters more authenticity and deeper connections with those around us, as well as helping us be more embodied and creative.

— Melanie Ferrari, Psychotherapist in Oakland, CA

My expertise is rooted in advanced training and years of experience in the field, where I've successfully helped individuals and couples navigate complex sexual and relational challenges, enhancing their intimacy and relationship satisfaction.

— Margo De La Cruz, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Sex Therapy usually involves a deeper look into some of the causes of sexual difficulties, dysfunctions, and dissatisfaction. Sexual issues can alert you to other issues happening in your life, as the mind and body are connected. Sex Therapy can also help you heal your relationship to your sexuality and body image by processing messaging received from society or in childhood. One of my specializations is pelvic or sexual pain so if you are in PT or want to learn more, please reach out!

— Evan Kardon, Marriage & Family Therapist in Philadelphia, PA

I am trained in sex therapy and earned my certification as a sex therapist last year. Sex, sexuality, gender, etc. are all biological factors of being human and it transcends all cultures and races. Yet, it is the thing humans have the hardest time talking about. I provide a safe and non judgmental space to talk about sex and sex related issues in the hopes to normalize it and help move through the learned shame that often comes with sex issues.

— Lacy Isenburg, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
 

My practice in sex therapy is rooted in trauma-informed, attachment-oriented, culturally responsive, and body-centered approaches. My expertise is in helping clients recover from sexual trauma, as well as empowering members of the LGBTQIA+ and the consensual non-monogamy communities to live in a fully expressed way free from trauma. I offer sex therapy to individuals and those in relationships.

— Natalia Amari, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

Sex is deeply metaphoric to the relationship we have with ourselves and others. When we express ourselves sexually, we are almost always expressing a very deep part of ourselves. Sex is a complicated process. We have to be connected to our bodies, to our heads, and to another person all at the same time in the right amounts. All while our partner(s) are balancing the same complex tasks. I’m currently in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Therapist to better support couples.

— Courageous Couples Counseling, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA
 

As a sex therapist, I offer a sex-positive approach to address sexual concerns and enhance pleasure. Through open dialogue, education, and practical techniques, I empower clients to embrace their desires, overcome challenges, and cultivate fulfilling sexual experiences. My goal is to create a supportive environment where individuals and couples can explore their sexuality with confidence, authenticity, and joy.

— Dr. Denise Renye, Sex Therapist in san francisco, CA

I am a certified AASECT sex therapist, which gives me the education and expertise in addressing all things related to sex. I can assist clients in navigating sexual disorders such as ED or vaginismus, or exploring various alternative lifestyles related to kink or ethical non-monogamy. In the context of relationships, we can discuss the importance of effective communication, consent, novelty and thinking outside of the box.

— Tammy 'Kaia' Bruski, Sex Therapist in Denver, CO
 

I am a member of the CIIS summer 2024 Sex Therapy Certificate cohort. I believe that normalizing conversations around sex/sexuality/sensuality can be at the core of healing. I am here to provide a nonjudgmental space to listen to your stories and experiences around sex.

— Melisa Medalle, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist