Sexual health is an essential part of emotional and physical well-being. Sexual satisfaction is an integral component of romantic relationships can be a vital contributor to overall life satisfaction. Sometimes things get in the way of a happy, healthy sex life and sex-focused therapy can help to figure out why and how to remedy the situation. Some people might be embarrassed or feel uncomfortable talking about sexual problems, but these kinds of issues are widespread and can only be resolved once they are addressed. There are practical solutions that can improve any number of sexual problems, whether their etiology be psychological, physiological, environmental, or some combination.
At Rivers Edge Counselling Centre we have a dedicated team of therapists who understand the complexities of emotions surrounding the topic of sex and have experience helping people to foster fulfilling and meaningful sex in their lives. Sex therapy can be one on one with a therapist, or it can involve a partner, depending on each person’s unique needs. Sex therapy can be useful for adults of any age, gender, identity, or sexual orientation.
Common types of sexual problems:
Concerns about sexual desire or arousal
Impulsive sexual behaviour
Barriers to sexual intimacy such as a history of abuse or infidelity
Trouble reaching orgasm
pain during intercourse
Low libido/high libido
Trust barriers to intimacy
Sex Therapy can help:
Identify and work through physiological and psychological limitations
Discuss emotions underlying sexual issues with or without a partner
Foster clear and direct communications about sexual wants and needs
Teach mindfulness techniques to employ during sex to improve the experience
Address and overcome barriers to intimacy