Sex & Sexuality

We are born as sexual beings, but this does not necessarily mean that as such we are not guaranteed born with with all the knowledge and skill to have a happy, safe, and healthy sexual life. In sex therapy, we will explore your preferences and habits in relation to your sexual activity, desire, and orientation, including identifying those factors that contribute to the make up of it. Working towards my certification through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, I am trained in working with numerous areas regarding sex, some of which include the following common concerns:
• Anxiety about sex
• Impotence
• Lack of sexual desire
• Anxiety or uncertainty about sexual orientation or sexual/gender identity
• Conflicting sexual desires between partners
• Recovery from sexual abuse or sexual assault
• Loneliness
• Body image issues
• Sexual impulses or compulsions that cause distress
• Sexually transmitted infections, HIV
• Sex-positive parenting education
• Female sexual issues:
o Low desire, difficulty with arousal
o Orgasmic disorder
o Genitopelvic pain/penetration disorder
• Male sexual issues:
o Low desire
o Delayed ejaculation
o Erectile disorder
o Premature ejaculation

Often times we find that these issues are related to, if not caused by, emotional, traumatic, or physical issues present in a person’s life. Our individual models and meaning of sexuality is unique to each of us, comprised by messages from society, family, religion, self-experiences, peers, and media. At times some of these can impede our ability to develop or maintain a healthy ability to be intimate with another. Part of our work together will include mapping out your individual influence and how you interact with it in your present life.

I create a safe environment for you to discuss your desires, fears, concerns, fantasies, memories, and difficulties related to sex. Understand that at no time does sex therapy include sexual activity as a part of treatment.

I am supportive and well-informed of various forms of sexual lifestyles and identities including the kink, polyamourous, BDSM, transgender, transsexual, LGBT etc. communities and can help you navigate your relationship with self and others whether the issues you present are related to these identities or not.