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What is Sex Therapy?

What is Sex Therapy?

As a sex therapist I get the question, “What do you do?” A LOT. Too much, actually. So I am here to clear the air and set some records straight!


What is it?

A mental health therapist who provides systemic and contextual psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families, or groups of people who are suffering from psychological, medical, or social issues of sexuality; including the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions within the scope of their practice.

What does it look like?

I deal with these issues in an open, honest, and educational way through a systemic approach (meaning I look at a variety of factors and influences unique to your life). I believe the best way to help create change for my clients is through education and frank discussion about sex without judgment.

Please note that a certified and ethical sex therapist will never ask to have sex with you or to watch you partake in the act. If you know of this happening please contact your governing licensing board (AAMFT).

If you have any questions please feel free to send in an anonymous question here. I love helping and answering questions, so please feel free to ask away!

Want more?

I’ve written extensively about different sexual topics and showcased my work at different conferences around the United States. Feel free to search my archive for articles like 10 ways to be sex positive to get a taste of what it’s like to work with me.

If you are in the Atlanta, Georgia area and are interested in seeing me for therapy please visit my Sex Therapy page for more information.


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