What is Sex Therapy?

Sex Therapy focuses on an individual’s or couple’s sexual health: the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

In the first stage of therapy, the problem or concern that brought you to therapy will be discussed, and an assessment completed.  The assessment may include a complete sex history, family of origin and relationship history, religious and spiritual beliefs and upbringing, past abuse and other areas important to therapy. Therapy goals are also discussed. When the assessment has been completed, recommendations for treatment are made.

Homework activities, reading assignments, communication exercises, video training, and experiencing acceptance and compassion may be used to progress you toward achieving your therapy goals. Treatment length varies, usually between 8 and 20 sessions.

Sex therapy never involves sexual activity or touching of any kind with the therapist. Couples may engage in non-genital touching in the office, but never remove their clothing.

Please contact Claudia to ask questions or schedule an appointment.