Sex Therapy involves a comprehensive sexual history and sex therapy assignments. Often sexual dysfunction is a result of trauma. Therefore, some individual treatments may be suggested and may include EMDR or NET to reduce symptoms of PTSD. Sex Therapy does NOT include sexual touching or activity.
Theresa Callard-Moore is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor who can help you with the following:
- Unmatched sexual desire in relationships
- Erectile dysfunction
- Problems reaching orgasm
- Infidelity and loss of trust
- Pain during sex
- Sexual compulsivity and sexual addiction
- Sexual orientation issues
- Dealing with past sexual abuse and trauma in current adult relationships
- Shame associated with sex, communication about sexuality, intimacy and sex
- Provide Sex Therapy Supervision for AASECT Therapy Candidates
Male Sexual Problems
Many men who are dealing with sexual dysfunctions struggle with erectile and ejaculation issues. This can include premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction. This can lead to relationship frustration, and sexual anxiety. These issues can lead to problems maintaining or getting an erection or ejaculating too soon or too delayed. Men seek out sex therapy for these issues to identify sensory triggers, improve on self-esteem, and work with issues of anxiety. As clients gain a better understanding of their feelings of anxiety, they often are able to have sex without the anxiety of such issues.
Female Sexual Problems
Women are often expected to reach orgasm via intercourse. The truth is that many don’t get to orgasm with intercourse at all. Combine this with social pressures that tell women that understanding their own bodies is shameful. Sex therapy can help women identify these personal sexual stories. The sex therapy process can also help them become more comfortable with their sexual selves. This can help with self-growth, but can also help to facilitate relationship communication as well.
Pain With Sex
Pain is not a natural part of sex. For some women, the pain can be so unbearable that it can make intercourse impossible. This can create serious problems in the relationship of these women. Sex therapy can help with conditions such as vaginismus. Most women who seek out help for painful sex are able to have sex pain-free.
Discussing Sexual Desires
For many relationships, the sexual focus is on male pleasure. This is fine for those relationships where this works. However, there are relationships where this dynamic doesn’t work, or stops working. Sex therapy can help women amplify their voice about their sexual desire. By facilitating communication, women are able to enhance their comfort in their sexual desires, and discuss these more openly with their partners.
Low Sexual Desire
Many women struggle with sexual desire in their relationships. Sex therapy can help women identify the causes of this low level of desire. Through discussing these issues in an open environment, these women are able to develop plans to increase their sexual desire.
Working with couples is very rewarding. I consider myself as a bridge builder. Once I understand where each person is at, I figure out how to maintain your integrity and build the bridge with your partner. Relationships can struggle for a variety of reasons. I can help you get your relationship to where you want it to be. We will work together to get to a place of connection, trust, and communication.
I help couples with the following problems:
- Low sexual desire or sexual dysfunctions.
- Communication problems or problems managing conflict.
- Lies, cheating, or betrayal.
- Out of control sexual behavior or sexual addiction.
- Marital problems.
- Love avoidance and love addictions.