Hi, my name is Sophia O'Connor, and I am a sex & relationship therapist based in the heart of Denver!
Sex Therapist in Denver, CO
Shame around kink/fetishes Coming out/changing identity Orgasm problems (too much/too many/ not enough/not at all) Desire & libido difficulties Lack of knowledge/confidence/skill Explore deeper and more connected sexuality Struggling with sexual confidence/body image Concerns around porn consumption/seeing sex workers/ attending sex parties/hook-up sex Exploring troublesome turn-ons & turn-offs
Forge tighter, closer relationships by creating trust and safety Learn to talk about common points of conflict i.e. money, sex, infidelity, children, family, etc. without it escalating into fights Build a closer, deeper connection through the willingness to be vulnerable Improve general communication by listening with more empathy and care for one another Learn to discuss problems without falling into a negative cycle
I believe that monogamy is not a relationship structure that meets the needs for every couple. I can help my clients either open their relationship or strengthen their practice of ethical non-monogamy. I am a big advocate for laying solid foundations, so that you and your partner(s) can enjoy a healthy, joyous, and pleasurable relationship, whatever your constellation is.
Our experiences are shaped by our social identities and the society we live in. Our emotional and attachment experiences are no exception to this truth. Mental and sexual health is a social-justice issue, and I believe that culturally-sensitive psychotherapy is paramount to effective therapy. I routinely check-in on how your identities might be shaping your dialogue and will bring awareness to the ways in which this might be playing into our work together.
I am formally trained in Attachment Informed Therapy: A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). It was developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, and it's a fusion of attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation. PACT has a reputation for effectively treating the most challenging couples.
In this method, we work together to gain a better understanding of your existing narratives of self (stories about who you are), which are often outdated and ineffective. Our stories are heavily impacted by our history and current political climate, whether or not we are aware of it. Together, we can empower you toward the redevelopment and recreation of your storylines about yourself and your life. Your new narrative will emphasize the qualities you most value in yourself!