Individual Sexuality Counseling


Exploring your sexuality. Do those words rise up emotion for you? Sexuality is a normal part of life, that you deserve to explore. You may be in a relationship, but not be satisfied with your sex life. It’s common for you to want a different amount of sex then your partner. You may be single and want to learn about your own sexuality. Perhaps you have had sexual trauma in your life, that you have buried. Were you taught religious or cultural beliefs around sex, that you are questioning? Perhaps your partner proposed an open relationship and you don’t know if you want an open relationship? Sex therapy is talk therapy, a time to talk through creating sexual satisfaction in your life. You have the right to define your sexual boundaries and desires, for yourself. You do not have to bring your partner with you to sex therapy, it is intended to be an individualized therapeutic journey.

You may have a partner that you would like to join a few sessions at some point, and that can be beneficial. Sex therapy is designed to help individuals to address medical, psychological, personal, or interpersonal factors impacting your sexual satisfaction. Sex therapy may be able to help you reframe your sexual challenges and increase your sexual satisfaction.

When sexual dysfunction or dissatisfaction occurs, having a satisfying sex life can be difficult or even impossible. A fulfilling sex life is healthy and natural. Physical and emotional intimacy are essential parts of your life and overall well-being.

The goal of sex therapy is to help you move past your physical and or emotional challenges. Creating a satisfying sexual relationship and pleasurable sex life. If you are single, it will enhance your sexual confidence and help you feel secure in knowing what you desire in a sexual relationship.

Over thirty percent of individuals experience sexual dysfunction or dissatisfaction at some point in their life. Some of these may include:

  • Low libido

  • Feeling afraid to be able to satisfy your partner

  • Lack of interest

  • Low confidence

  • Lack of response to sexual stimulus

  • Premature ejaculation

  • Inability to reach orgasm

  • Your partner wanting more or less diversity then you

  • Difficulty controlling sexual behavior

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Having distressing sexual thoughts

  • Excessive libido

  • Being unable to get out of your head and into the sex

  • Feeling self-conscious about your body

  • Sex makes you feel dirty or morally wrong

  • Having unwanted sexual fetishes


If you are experiencing any of these and would like to create change, consider scheduling an intake appointment.

A fulfilling sex life is important to your health for many reasons. Physical and emotional elements of a healthy sex life have benefits including lower blood pressure, improved circulation, and better heart health. Sex is also a great stress reducer and can be an intimate way to connect with your partner.

Is sex a source of anxiety, stress or worry for you? Ongoing sexual issues can lead to complications in your relationship and create distance and dissatisfaction. It isn’t healthy to provide a partner with sex, if it feels obligatory. You have the right to find a balance that feels genuine, enjoyable, and healthy for you.

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Michelle Tribe, LMHC