Therapists come in all different shapes and sizes. There are many certifications and educational fields to navigate when looking for a mental health profession. With that in mind, some therapists are best suited for certain problems.
Some specialize in depression, some trauma, and others do a variety of work. It all depends on what the therapist knows and what they feel they can bring to the table for their clients.
When clients come to me for guidance it’s usually because there is an issue that is sexual in nature, hence why I became a sex therapist. But with any taboo topic, there come stereotypes and judgments that seem to plague my work. I’m here to set the record straight.
What is Sex Therapy And Why Would I Need A Therapist Like That?
There are multiple reasons why someone would look for a sex therapist just like there are many reasons someone would want to work with a therapist in general. There could be intimacy issues in a relationship or a traumatic past that has manifested itself in the present.
Some other issues are, but not limited to, include:
- Sexual Trauma
- Lack of Desire or Interest
- Premature Ejaculation
- Arousal Disorder
- Panic Disorders or Anxiety with Sex
- Pain in Sexual Activity
- Erectile Dysfunction
In a nutshell, my work revolves around this definition:
A mental health therapist who provides systemic and contextual psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families, or groups of people who are suffering from psychological, medical, or social issues of sexuality; including the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions within the scope of their practice.
But What Does It Mean For Clients Who Sit Across From Me In Session?
I manage these issues in an open, legit, and instructive path through a systemic approach, which means I take a gander at an assortment of components and impacts remarkable to my customer’s lives. I trust the most ideal approach to help make change for the greater part of my customers are through training and straight to the point talk about sex without judgment.
The last part for me is of utmost importance since we live in a word that only has negative views of sexuality. Being positive about sex not only changes the conversation but also helps create a safe space to dig deeper into issues like never before.
All of this is done through talk therapy- we talk about the issues and I give homework for you to explore at your own pace. If you don’t mind take note of that to ensure that moral sex specialist will never make a request to engage in sexual relations with you or to watch you share in the demonstration. On the off chance that you are aware of this event please contact your representing permitting board (AAMFT).
The point of a sex therapist is not to embarrass or place undue burn on what it means to be a sexual human being, but to explore what it means to be free and open to our sexual sides in a safe manner. Exploration is key but not in session.
Sex is a journey. It will not be the same experience for everyone. Some people have a hard time with it, while others do not. We have to be open and honest, not only with our partners, but with ourselves about the act of sex.
Having open conversations with our sexual partners will allow you to stay safe and get what you are looking for in sex. A sex therapist can help you with those conversations with others but most importantly with yourself.
If you are in the Atlanta, Georgia area and are interested in seeing me for therapy please visit my Sex Therapy page for more information.
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