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Sex Therapy in Georgetown, ON

 

Sex matters in relationships. Today, more and more individuals and couples are struggling to make sense of sexual issues in their personal relationships. Often, they are not getting what they want from each other and this build-up can make it very difficult to talk about.

A couple's sexual relationship is often the first to suffer when a couple's emotional needs are not met.  Also, there are many factors that could have a significant impact on a couple's sex life, including ‘performance anxiety’ in men, illness, surgery, addictions, bereavement, trauma, abuse, the arrival of children, an ‘affair’, or infertility. 

At Couples Therapy Centre, we offer sex therapy for couples in Georgetown who need support. Sex therapy involves taking a thorough sexual history, referring to medical practitioners when needed, teaching about sexuality and relationships, addressing relationship issues, identifying and changing patterns of sexual behaviour and providing take home assignments.  Many clients report an increase in the frequency of sex and more intimate, satisfying relations after couples and sex therapy.  
 

We appreciate that some clients in Georgetown may feel shame or embarrassment and that it is difficult to reach out for help, especially around areas of sexuality. Sex therapy is a safe place to talk about intimacy issues in relationships. 

 

What is Sex Therapy?

Sex therapy is talk therapy. It is a confidential and safe space to talk openly with a trusted professional. It is designed to help individuals and couples factors that are influencing their sexual satisfaction.The goal of sex therapy is to help you overcome emotional and physical difficulties so you may have a healthier relationship and a pleasurable sex life. 

What can I Expect with Sex Therapy at Couples Therapy Centre?

Once you've booked your session at Couples Therapy Centre, your therapist will listen to your description of the problem and complete a thorough assessment. You can attend sex therapy alone or with your partner.  However, we often find that having both partners attend therapy can help build intimacy and a stronger connection.  All of the work you do in the therapy room is based on talking, but you will be given homework assignments to complete with your partner outside of the office, which we will discuss in sessions.  Sex therapy can also include sexual education, collaborating with doctors, increasing sexual self confidence, and improving your communication about sex with your partner.  Sex therapy does not include any physical contact with clients. 

How do you Talk about Sex in Couples Therapy?

There is no right or wrong way to talk about sex in couples therapy. You may choose to be more direct and to the point. You may also want to tell your therapist you’re feeling nervous about bringing something up that is extremely private and sensitive. We know it’s probably going to feel awkward and intimidating to talk about sex. However, what feels uncomfortable for you, is completely normal for your therapist. The therapists at Couples Therapy Centre offer a non-judgmental and comfortable space to explore your sexual concerns and guide you through every step of the process. Your therapist will support you in communicating openly about your sexual concerns. He/she will also help you have conversations about sex and intimacy with your partner.

How do I Know if Sex Therapy is Right for Me?

Do you feel there are problems in your relationship regarding sexuality and sexual desire? Sex Therapy at Couples Therapy Centre is right for you if you are looking to: 

  • Remove distress and tension in your relationship

  • Improve your relationship when you and your partner have mismatched sex drives

  • Learn how to stop avoiding intimacy in your relationship

  • Gain an understanding of how to get your sexual desire back

  • Treat sexual dysfunctions 

  • Understand how to make sex feel more pleasurable and less like a chore

  • Become aware of your needs to create a fulfilling sex life

  • Communicate openly about intimacy to your partner

  • Decrease anxiety, shame or frustration associated with sex 

  • Reduce performance anxiety 

  • Explore your sexual interests and what brings you pleasure

  • Gain sexual self-confidence and feel better about the way you look

  • Become intimate again after trauma, illness, childbirth, or affairs.

  • Reconnect with your body and your sexuality

What DOES NOT Happen in Sex Therapy?

  • Therapists do not have sex with the clients.

  • Clients do not have sex in front of the therapist.

  • Clients do not send videos of themselves having sex to the therapist.

  • Clients NEVER do anything sexual they do not want to.

  • Clients do not have to share any information they are uncomfortable sharing.

  • Sex therapy is not solely focused on talking about the genitals. 

Sex Therapy can Help You: 

  • bring back intimacy and passion in your relationship

  • address sexual desire discrepancies 

  • connecting current difficulties to past sexual abuse and developing healthier skills to help you cope 

  • better understand your sexual needs and/or your partners' sexual needs

  • address problems with arousal or orgasm

  • build your capacity to talk about sexual intimacy in your relationship

  • understand the causes of your erectile dysfunction and build skills to better control your sexual performance.

Sex Therapy