What is Sex Therapy?
Sex Therapy is the use of cognitive-behavioral techniques to assist an individual client or a couple with attaining a more satisfying sex life. Many of the clients who seek sex therapy are experiencing sexual dysfunction of some type and the subsequent anxiety that comes from having difficulties performing sexually.
Sex Therapy is almost entirely "talk therapy" and incorporates a number of "homework" assignments for the individual or the couple to work on in the privacy of their own home. The amount of progress that clients and couples make in their therapy depends on the time spent completing their "homework" in between counseling sessions.
What are some problems or disorders that can be treated through sex therapy?
Some individuals or couples experience difficulties with intimacy or are mismatched in their sexual needs and desires. Issues can occur at any stage in a relationship or at any stage of life. Although anyone with a concern about sexual issues can benefit from sex therapy, some of the diagnoses that lead some to therapy include:
Sexual Desire Disorder - men and women
Sexual Arousal Disorder - men and women
Orgasm Disorder - men and women
Sexual Aversion Disorder - men and women
Sexual Pain Disorder - men and women
Other sexual concerns, not affiliated with a diagnosis can be addressed through sex therapy as well.
Note: Oasis Counseling Center, LLC can provide counseling for a wide range of sexual difficulties, but at this time is not equipped to work with clients with pedophilia.