Many women and men experience trouble with sexual function at some point. Sexual problems can involve trouble during any phase of the sexual act (such as desire, arousal and orgasm). A sexual problem can occur suddenly or develop gradually over an extended period of time. There are a number of specific sexual disorders, which are generally organized into the following four categories: sexual desire disorders, sexual arousal disorders, orgasm disorders and sexual pain disorders. Sexual desire disorders are characterized by a low libido or a lack of desire for sex. Sexual arousal disorders are characterized by the inability to respond normally physically during sexual arousal. In men, this may be erectile dysfunction, and women may experience vaginal dryness. Orgasm disorders are defined by the continuing delay or complete nonappearance of orgasm following a normal sexual encounter. Sexual pain disorders, which generally only affect women, are characterized by painful intercourse. The causes of sexual disorders can vary considerably but some influencing factors may include fluctuating hormones, aging, emotional strain, stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, lifestyle, certain medicines (some antidepressants for example), chronic disease or past sexual trauma. A mental health professional can help a person or couple experiencing a sexual problem to identify the cause, learn ways of coping, and often, resolve it completely.
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Training at The University of Michigan School of Social Work Sexual Health Certificate Program in Sex Therapy and Education.
Sexual identity, HIV/AIDS, sexual behavior
I am sex-positive and specialize in sex therapy that is inclusive and non judgmental. Areas of focus are intimate relationships, pleasure, infidelity, sexual desire discrepancies, difficulties with orgasm, difficulties with erections and orgasm, lack of desire, pain and discomfort in sex, alternative sexualities and lifestyles, sexual abuse and violence.
I can treat the most common challenges including the desire gap (differences in libido) and the orgasm gap (differences in achieving climax). In addition, I\'m a resource for those living an alternative lifestyle or sexual expression (ie: fetish, BDSM, other lifestyle), or struggling with ED, PE, genital pain, gender dysphoria, or concerns about sexual behavior or porn use.
Sexual expression is a fundamental human need. Intimately connected to our sense of self, sex is an opportunity to ask for what we want for our growth as individuals and partners, to play, to feel alive and creative, and to transcend, if only momentarily, the experience of our mortality. For more information, visit www.areyoucoming.net.
I have specialized training in sex therapy and have experience with paraphilia-related disorders, sexual health concerns, desire discrepancy issues, erectile/ ejaculation issues and sexual pain.
I provide treatment for people who are experiencing distress about their sexual identity or sexual attraction. I have never provided 'conversion therapy' and never will, just to be clear.
I am a sex therapist and coach centering pleasure, satisfaction and relationship fulfillment in my approach. I have spent my whole life in sex positive circles trouble shooting natural remedies for issues of orgasm and sexual performance for all bodies. My core premise is that there never be a ceiling to the pleasure your body is capable of when you deeply attune to your innate wiring for arousal.
\'Sex is not a thing you do, it is a place you go.\' Esther Perel stated this and I could not agree more. Unfortunately many of us have not been given clear directions on how to arrive to this place of sexuality, sensuality, and pleasure. I feel confident in supporting you and your partner(s) in exploring, expanding, and healing your sexual relationship with each other and yourself.
Sexual issues are often the least talked about, yet the source of many complications, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings. I believe everyone has the right to a healthy and fulfilling sex life. Together we can work through the issues that keep you from a satisfying sex life.
Sexuality can be incredibly difficult to discuss, but critically important to our sense of personal happiness and well-being. We can work on finding clarity and understanding about anything that is of concern to you, ranging from personal insecurities and issues that affect your relationship to intimacy or fidelity concerns (and anything and everything in between).
I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and hold a post-graduate certificate in Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certification Program. I treat specific sexual health concerns, such as desire discrepancy within your relationship, sexual pain (dyspareunia, vaginismus, vulvodynia, vestibulitis, etc), inability to orgasm, low sexual desire, and erectile/ejaculation issues.
Sex is one of our greatest gifts and is also loaded with cultural and societal baggage. My background in cultural psychology allows me to help clients tease apart personal preferences from cultural expectations. I am not squeamish, am sexually informed and open minded, and believe sexuality is so much more than the sex act. It is a gateway to our essential self worth seeking.
Supporting the discomfort of sexual challenges through navigating them in a nonjudgmental and sex positive environment. Thus increasing the ability to communicate about them and creatively resolve sexual issues.
I have experience working with sexual problems including avoidance and compulsions. I also enjoy supporting communities that can experience stigma and oppression around sexuality, including those in open relationship, involved in kink and identifying as Transgender and GNC.
Sex Therapy available for various sexual problems including sexual dysfunction and sex addiction. Sex therapy is also for anyone who is looking to improve their sex life through talk therapy. LGBTQI clients too please.
Sexuality is a core component of our experience in the world. Finding a clinician who is capable of speaking comfortably and non judgmentally about sexuality can be difficult. I practice holistic, embodied sex therapy with a wide array of clients seeking assistance with sexual function, relationship, intimacy, and identity.
I have specialized training is addressing sexual concerns such as low desire, difficulty with arousal, compulsive sexual behaviors, and unwanted desires.
I work with couples and individuals experiencing a wide range of sexual issues such as mismatched libidos, porn addiction or interest in exploring new sexual communities such as kink/BDSM.
With specialized training in sex therapy from the University of Guelph as well as AASECT approved classes and presentations, I enjoy helping people explore their concerns related to sexual health, functioning, and exploration. I understand that issues related to sex are rarely as simple as technique or biology and enjoy helping people identify and examine their own narratives about sexuality.
Sexual problems might be the most difficult to talk about due to rampant shame and guilt in which we are immersed as a culture. Sexual problems are almost always related to relationship issues, which give glimpses into our deepest selves. I have extensive experience guiding people through their sexual problems and into ease.
Are you sexually frustrated, numbed out, ashamed, guilty, dis-interested, in denial, vulnerable, lost, or naive? Come find what has been holding you back. Learn how to get your needs met with integrity, courage, and the skills to care for yourself and your partners along the way.
I am certified as a Sex Therapist by AASECT, the preeminent organization credentialing specialists in this field. I help with a wide range of concerns such as lack of desire, difficulties with orgasm and sexual pain, and sexual conflict or confusion. See www.sexpositivetherapist.com