Sex therapy is a specialty within the mental health and counseling field that focuses on helping clients with problems and concerns around human sexuality, sexuality and relationships, and intimacy.
Sex therapists are specially trained professionals who are qualified to help you with your sexual health and intimacy or relationship concerns. They are licensed mental health professionals with a masters degree in a counseling or mental health related field. A sex therapist may have one or more of the following mental health licenses: Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
In addition to their mental health license and training most sex therapists also have additional training and certification in human sexuality and sex therapy. Organizations such as the the American Society of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (ASSECT) provide continuing education and professional certification for professionals wishing to specialize in sex therapy and sex education.
Sex therapists do not have sex with their clients.
The topics of sex and sexuality are often considered taboo, and
most of us
do not grow up with positive associations on the topic. We are
given cultural and societal messages
that sex is something dirty, shameful, or dangerous. As a result we
never acquire a real education in this arena. It is assumed that we are
to figure it out on
our own or worse, to learn from media.
Rarely are we ever taught that our human sexuality can be
something truly beautiful and natural, something to be cherished and experienced as a path to spiritual
understanding and deep physical and emotional healing.
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It is my mission to empower
women, men and couples with a real education around sex and human sexuality through individual
counseling, sex therapy and and coaching, group classes, and personal VIP
day and couples retreats, so that they
can begin to experience their sexuality as a source of strength, power, pleasure and a natural expression of their inner beauty.