I work within the intersection of couple's therapy and sex therapy to help people navigate the complex structures of their intimate relationships. Clients often come to a sex therapist because a couple's therapist referred them to resolve a sexual issue. Or clients may come to a couple's therapist because a sex therapist attempted to resolve a sexual issue only to discover an underlying relational issue. This is where I come in. Sex therapy and couples therapy go hand-in-hand. Relational issues show up in the bedroom, and sexual issues show up in the relationship dance. Seeing a specialist who can integrate the two into treatment can yield greater results than seeing a separate professional for each issue.
If you’re finding yourself wondering how sex therapy may be able to help you, stop and ask yourself how comfortable and confident you are talking about sex. What about talking about sex with your friends? What about talking about sex with strangers? What about talking about sex with your parents? What about talking about sex with your children? One of the goals of sex therapy is normalize a sex-positive culture and increase acceptance and awareness of sexuality on a broad spectrum. Another goal with sex therapy is to overcome sexual issues or sexual dysfunction to have a healthier and more satisfying sex life. Some individual clients may come to sex therapy with a goal of discovering their sexual orientation or gender identity, while others may want to explore a kinky lifestyle. Some couples may come to therapy wounded from infidelity (whether that be sexual or emotional), while others may be wanting to open their relationship and explore consensual non monogamy or polyamory. Whether you’re looking to resolve a sexual dysfunction and improve your sexual health, normalize sex and sexuality, improve your relationship or discover yourself, I'm here to help.
I use an eclectic approach to treatment, which means that I use a variety of evidence-based treatment models to tailor your treatment to meet your goals and needs. Some of the modalities that I pull from include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused CBT, Systems Theory and Attachment Theory.
I use a combination of in-session interventions and assigned homework exercises including meditation, yoga, exercise, journaling, nutrition, gratitude exercises, bilateral stimulation, guided imagery, breathwork and storytelling.