The therapeutic process usually involves inviting clients to gain a greater understanding of the meaning they have assigned to sex and their sexuality, understanding how other aspects of one’s life may be affecting this area of life, developing attainable goals to reach the changes desired, and working towards these goals through therapeutic conversation and out of session assignments.
In the event that medical concerns related to the sexual issues are discovered within the initial sessions, the client will be encouraged to see a physician or specialist for examination or treatment. Sex therapy proceeds in conjunction with the medical personnel involved to help the client work towards realistic goals for change.
Feeling comfortable with one’s sexuality often seems to be closely linked to self-esteem and a greater sense of well being.
When difficult sexual issues present themselves, intimacy between partners often feels threatened. Therapy is an opportunity for couples to work through these issues in a way that can reconstruct the intimate connection. It is a privilege to witness some couples move from feeling embarrassment, hurt, or even resentment about these issues in their relationship to warmth, understanding, and relief.
Feeling comfortable with one’s sexuality often seems to be closely linked to self-esteem and a greater sense of well-being. This comfort level can be increased by learning more about how physiological, psychological, societal, relational, spiritual, and emotional components may play a role in the sexual area of life. Clients feel encouraged on their journey from seeing the sexual area of life as something to feel secretive or even embarrassed about to an area in which they find greater understanding of themselves, comfort and satisfaction.