Psychotherapy for couples and individuals in Silver Spring, MD

Sex Therapy

Sex therapy is psychotherapy that involves talking about sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual feelings, past or current sexual experiences, sexual trauma, or any other topic that involves your feelings, thoughts or behaviors around sex or sexual interactions. 

 

Some of the things that couples and individuals come to sex therapy for are:

  • Sexual functioning, such as orgasm issues, erection issues, pain or difficulty with intercourse

  • Health concerns that affect sexuality, such as anxiety or depression, injuries, chronic illnesses, disabilities or medication side effects 

  • Desire discrepancy (when one partner wants sex more often than the other)

  • Low sex or low desire relationships (when couples slow down or stop having sexual interactions)

  • Sexual orientation, such as coming out or exploring new identities

  • Negotiating the terms of a relationship when one or both partners wants to open or close a relationship

  • Pregnancy and reproductive health, such as infertility, unplanned pregnancy, or complications around childbearing

  • Affairs and affair recovery

  • Recovery from sexual trauma, coercion, or non-consensual touch, sometimes decades ago

  • Information about orgasms, pleasure, contraception, and more

  • Communication about sexual needs and wants with a partner

  • Navigating single life, online dating, and hook ups

  • Exploring negative messages about sex

Sex therapy is a safe space to explore these issues and more. At Big Tree, you will find a sex positive, body positive approach that is affirming of the LGBTQIA+ community. We will talk about your concerns with candor, compassion, and honesty. Your boundaries will always be respected, and you will never be required to disclose any information you aren't comfortable with. You may be surprised at how easy it is to talk about this very sensitive topic.

With sex therapy for couples, you will sometimes be assigned activities to complete in the privacy of your home. There is never any nudity or sexual touching in session.