Sex Therapy/Sexual Health
human sexuality is experienced when we are loved, accepted
for who we are, and valued, making it is so much easier
to relax and be sexually expressive. However, when we
feel vulnerable, criticized, unwanted, and unaccepted,
we have a much harder time responding in a relaxed and
sexually expressive way.
various medical problems like diabetes, heart disease,
vulvar pain difficulties, cystitis, infections, and
many other illnesses, interfere with healthy sexuality.
In addition, many medications have sexual side effects.
It is important to have a doctor’s examination
to determine if a disease process is hampering healthy
sexuality, and also to determine if the medications
you are taking may be hampering your sexuality.
mental and emotional abuse, drug/alcohol addictions,
depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD), and other challenges, also effect healthy sexuality.
determines the source of sexual difficulties and intervenes
therapeutically. Individual issues such as lack of sexual
knowledge, performance anxiety, sexual fears and inhibitions,
shame, guilt, performance anxiety, and intimacy issues
are evaluated. Issues within a relationship can also
lead to sexual dysfunction, such as unresolved conflicts,
communication problems, lack of knowledge, and an unwillingness
to work together as a couple.
is helpful when medical issues cause sexual dysfunction.
With assistance couples can find ways to experience
healthy sexuality. Also age, disability, injuries, and
other physical problems do not have to spell the end
of a healthy sexual couple life.
sex therapy is possible when a couple work together
with a sex therapist to create effective change! Even
an individual can work towards healthy sexuality.
work with individuals, and couples dealing with the
following sexual challenges: