Psycho-education on Sexuality
Many people have grown up in households where sexuality is repressed or vilified. This normally comes from a good place of wanting to keep our children safe. However the result may be that a person is uneducated about sex and sexuality and this may have a very negative impact on a marriage, relationship or simply the confidence of an individual. As they say: “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing”.
A sex therapist can be a psychiatrist, a marriage and family therapist, a psychologist, or a clinical social worker. We are specially trained in sex therapy methods beyond the minimal amount of training about sexuality that is required for each of those licenses.
So seeing a sex therapist is like going to a gynecologist for gynecological problems rather than to a family practice physician. Both have specialized particularly in that area. That isn’t to say that one couldn’t get good help from a non-sex therapist for a sexual issue, it’s just that the likelihood might be a bit less.
Most sex therapists have a particular awareness of sexuality that rises above personal opinion or personal experiences. We usually have several choices of ways to treat a particular issue when someone presents it. We tailor our treatment to the person(s) before us. We are not a “bigger hammer” there to coerce a person who wants less sex into wanting more. There is a sexological method to treating sexual issues.
If you have issues in your relationship or marriage concerning intimacy, a sex therapist will be able to help you.