The Sex Therapists Directory
According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 3 out of 10 men, and 4 out of 10 women, experience sexual problems. The type of problems most commonly reported by men are premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and low sexual desire. Women most commonly reported problems with arousal, low sexual desire and pain during intercourse.
If you have reached the point where you want help for yourself, partner, or both, you have come to the right place for help! There is hope! The Sex Therapists Directory has counselors, therapists, psychologists, and other mental health providers that have received specialized training for helping couples and individuals address sexual, relational, and intimacy issues.
Finding a Sex Therapists is easy!
1. Click on a state from the below list (cities drop down)
2. Click on the city nearest to you.
- If your city is not listed, double-click on the state to view all counselors within that state.
3. Review the list of counselors.
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These sexual issues can have a major impact on one's self-esteem, as well as on one's intimate relationships. That's why it is so important to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at the earliest opportunity. You and your partner deserve to have pleasurable and satisfying sex lives.
- Inhibited sexual desire (low or lack of sexual desire)
- Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
- Premature ejaculation (PE) or inhibited ejaculation
- Sexual aversion (anxiety, fear, disgust)
- Orgasm difficulties
- Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
- Vaginismus (involuntary spasm of the muscles surrounding the vaginal opening)
- Sexual trauma (rape or sexual abuse as a child or adult)
The sexual therapists and counselors listed in this directory use a variety of specialized therapeutic tools, techniques, tasks, theories, and philosophies designed to provide effective, long-lasting help for people suffering from sexual and intimacy related issues.
Finding a therapist who is knowledgeable about sexual issues is critical. Because of the relative newness of the field, locating an informed counselor may be difficult. Sex therapy is a new, dynamic approach to very real human problems. It is based on the assumptions that sex is good, that relationships should be meaningful and that interpersonal intimacy is a desirable goal. Sex therapy is by its nature a very sensitive treatment modality and by necessity must include respect for the client's values. It must be nonjudgmental and non-sexist, with recognition of the equal rights of man and woman to full expression and enjoyment of healthy sexual relationships.
When choosing a therapist, it is important that you find someone who holds to your values and beliefs, someone that you feel comfortable working with, and someone who has some degree of experience working with your particular issue. It's wise to interview the therapist to see if she/he seems to be an appropriate choice.
What Can I Expect in Sex Therapy?
First of all, you can expect to be talking in detail about sex. One cannot solve sexual problems by talking around them! Neither can one gain new sexual information unless clear, direct instruction is given!
Second, you might expect to be offered the opportunity to add to your knowledge by reading selected books and/or viewing clinical films designed specifically for use in sex therapy. You should not, however, do anything which you do not understand, and you must reserve for yourself the right to question the purpose of an assignment. It is your right to decline or postpone acting on the suggestions of your therapist, rather than allowing yourself to be pushed into behavior which might actually increase your discomfort. Every assignment, task or experience presented by the therapist should fit into an understandable and acceptable treatment plan - and you have the right to question the procedures.
Third, you should expect sex therapists to be non-judgmental and to portray their own comfort in giving and receiving sexual information. While you might expect to be challenged and confronted on important issues, you should also expect to experience a respectful attitude toward those values which you do not wish to change.
Fourth, you should not expect to be asked to disrobe in the presence of your therapist. Sexual contact between client and therapist is considered unethical and is destructive to the therapeutic relationship. Neither should you expect to be required to perform sexually with your partner in the presence of your therapist. Overt sexual activities just should not occur in your therapist's presence, even though the talk, material and the assignments must, by the nature of the problem, be specifically sexual and at times bluntly explicit.
Finally, you should feel that you are heard and adequately represented in your sexual therapy. You should feel that you are being treated as a unique individual!
The SexTherapistsDirectory.com is here to help you find the quality therapy and counseling you need. To locate a trusted sexual therapists or counselor in your area, simply type your state in the box above and begin your search. You will be given a map showing the counselors, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists in your area along with a list of different counseling issues and sub-categories to help you refine your search.
If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call 911 immediately.
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